Por La Cultura encapsulates Charlotte Football Club’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Beyond the month on the calendar, it embodies the deep ties of family, food, and fútbol that are at the core of Hispanic and Latino culture. We come together to honor and celebrate generations of Hispanic and Latino roots, flavors that connect our communities, and the universal language of fútbol that unites hearts across cultures, embracing togetherness throughout the Carolinas.
Saturday 9/23 | Latin American Festival X Latin American Coalition
Charlotte FC joins other vendors, artists and more at this year's Latin American Festival. Pop by to experience everything this festival offers, including a mini soccer court and a special Sir Minty appearance with the Club!
- Date: Saturday, September 23
- Time: 12PM - 8PM
- Location: The Amp Ballantyne
Saturday 10/7 | Hola Festival
Find CLTFC at one of the largest Hispanic Heritage celebrations in the Charlotte area - 11th Annual Hola Charlotte Festival! At this festival, people from all backgrounds and ages will experience and honor various Latin American cultures' vibrant talents and traditions through performances, activities, and more.
- Date: Saturday, October 7
- Time: 12PM - 6PM
- Location: Tryon Street
Saturday 10/13 - Friday 10/27 | Here To Stay: El Arte Del Inmigrante
VozEs is hosting a special artist exhibition in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month - The Art of the Immigrant: An Exhibition of Latino Artists. As a proud sponsor of this exhibition, join Charlotte FC on the opening day!
- Date: Friday, October 13 - Friday, October 27
- Location: Between Carillion Tower and Grand Bohemian Hotel
MEET KEVIN ORTIZ
Charlotte Football Club is excited to collaborate with Puerto Rican designer Kevin Ortiz for this year's Por La Cultura design. Born and raised in Bayamón, Puerto Rico, Kevin's art is inspired by his cultural roots, and is known for his creative impact through his street art.
POR LA CULTURA - BEHIND THE DESIGN
Designed by Kevin Ortiz, the scarf of the month was inspired by the unique characteristics found across the Hispanic community. This includes customary traditional Mexican floral patterns and visual representations of the vibrant colors, architecture, materials, and finishes.
Personal touches from Kevin are also represented in this design through the "La Cultura" wordmark, written in his handwriting, and the Flor de Maga, the Puerto Rican national flower, pays homage to his Puerto Rican heritage and ongoing support from his community.
Charlotte Football Club is committed to growing the love for the game of soccer. This Hispanic Heritage Month, we are excited to continue to do this by providing young kids across our communities additional opportunities to learn and play the sport they love.
MINI PITCH LAUNCH
On Saturday, September 22, CLTFC Supporter groups and Mini Pitch teams come together to launch CLTFC’s newest field at Emerald Bay Apartments. Attendees will help clean the area, paint benches, and lay mulch before competing in a scrimmage between the new Emerald Bay team, supporter teams, and other Mini Pitch location teams. Join for food, giveaways and music!
CLTFC X LAC CLINIC
On Saturday, September 9, CLTFC partners with the Latin American Coalition to bring soccer for all with a fun day of training, food, and community.
Photos and mini blog of event to come.
CHARLOTTE FC vs D.C. UNITED
To kickoff Hispanic Heritage Month, the Upper Bowl will be OPEN and $15 tickets are available as Charlotte FC faces D.C. United at Bank of America Stadium on Saturday, September 16 at 7:30 PM.
RALLY TOWEL GIVEAWAY
The first fans in attendance will receive a limited-edition Por La Cultura Rally Towel presented by ALLY. Get ready to party por la corona!
RETAIL ROUND UP
At the CLTFC vs D.C. United match, round up your purchase at any merchandise stand to benefit Latin Americans Working for Achievement (LAWA) via Charlotte FC Charities.
Family, Food, Fútbol and FIESTA
Date: Saturday, September 16 | Time: 3:30PM- 6PM | Location: Mint Street
Join us in celebrating Hispanic and Latino heritage and culture with pre-match festivities including:
- Family Friendly Activity Zone (includes: coloring station, bounce house, corn hole, & more)
- Appearance from SIR MINTY
- Merch Pop-Up
- 21+ only Beer Garden
¡Baila con nosotros! Cultural performances from Grupo La Elegancia, Mariachi Guadalupano, and Rumbao Latin Dance Company will be sure to bring energy. Come hungry and enjoy the various local Hispanic and Latin food trucks bringing the tastiest pre-match snacks!
Join our partners for the party!
- Visit Ally to participate in games and activities for your chance to win!
- Make sure to visit the Atrium Health photo zone to see the special edition Por La Cultura display!
- Lowe's is BACK with the fan-favorite red and yellow cards. Pick up a card and use it for a free paint sample at your local Lowe's.
- P&G will be on-site giving away prizes, so don't miss your chance to stop by and leave a winner.
This is an outdoor event, the party will continue rain or shine. In the event of severe weather, event updates will be shared @charlottefc on twitter.