Residents gathered to watch flamenco dancers. (Photo by Adina Keeling)

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Evanston Pride — a group that supports the local LGBTQ+ community — hosted a party in Fountain Square on September 29.

The event, titled Una Fiesta Hispana, celebrated Hispanic and Latin American residents, and featured flamenco dancers, a DJ, and a small market, with Latin American and LGBTQ + vendors.

The party started at 5 p.m. and ended at 8 p.m., with dancing and a mariachi band.

Antonio López, who attended the event with co-worker Loise Rosenblum, said he learned about the event in a City of Evanston email, but didn’t pay much attention to it.

When Lopez and Rosenblum went out to eat that night, they heard music and saw dancing in Fountain Square. He remembered the email and decided to stay. “It’s interesting and fun,” Lopez said.

Adina Keeling

Adina Keeling is a photojournalist and reporter, covering city news, sustainability, schools, and art. She also investigates mental health systems and environmental injustices in Evanston, and puts together...