September will mark a first for Spokane- a celebration of Hispanic heritage hosted by the city. Fiesta Spokane will last all month, highlighting Hispanic culture in food, entertainment, and dancing.
When Gloria Ochoa was hired as Spokane’s first director of local government and multicultural affairs, she noticed something. City Hall didn’t actually have much involvement in celebrating cultural diversity. So she took notes from cities like Los Angeles, which plans events around the four nationally recognized heritage months.