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The 37th Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards will be held at the Kennedy Center on September 5th

Hispanic Heritage Foundation

“There is something inherently thrilling about the Hispanic Heritage Awards: The night moves on a collective brilliance of the guests and honorees; and the show entertains, inspires, and feeds the soul. On this night, colorful figures in film, music, media, the culinary worlds [and more] share their talent, and stories of hope and perseverance.” – Palabra/National Assoc. Of Hispanic Journalists

 More details to be announced

WASHINGTON, DC – The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) announced today that the 37th Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards (HHAs), will be held at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ Opera House on Thursday, September 5th, 2024. The HHAs, supported by 40 national Hispanic-serving institutions, were established by The White House in 1988 to commemorate the creation of Hispanic Heritage Month in America, which his why they are often known as “America’s Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration.”

“The Hispanic Heritage Foundation is thrilled to celebrate the Latino community’s accomplishments, cultural pride and our great promise,” said Antonio Tijerino, HHF President and CEO. “We will be honoring our presence in this country – past, present, and future – through dynamic performances, inspirational stories, and solidarity which we will need to continue to move our community and America forward.  We are proud to once again call the Kennedy Center home for this momentous occasion.”

The historic HHAs, broadcast nationally on PBS, are not only considered among the highest honors for Latinos by Latinos but also the only Hispanic programming that honors Latino excellence in a variety of categories and disciplines as community and business leaders, entrepreneurs, STEM-related impactors, educators, innovators, public officials, and youth stand alongside celebrities and cultural icons.

Past Awardees have included: Rita Moreno, Sonia Sotomayor, Plácido Domingo, Celia Cruz, Bad Bunny, Tito Puente, Gloria Estefan, Oscar Hijuelos, Ricky Martin, Fania All-Stars, Junot Diaz, José Feliciano, Isabel Allende, Jose Andres, Carlos Vives, Alejandro Sanz, Juanes, Antonio Banderas, Juan Luis Guerra, Anthony Quinn, J Balvin, Zoe Saldana, Juan Marichal, Los Tigres Del Norte, Oscar de la Hoya, America Ferrera, Pedro Martinez, Dr. Ellen Ochoa, Gael Garcia Bernal, Santana, Salma Hayek, Linda Ronstadt, Los Tigres del Norte, Richard “Crazy Legs” Colon, and many others.

“It is quite an honor to have the Hispanic Heritage Awards again choose to make the Kennedy Center its home for celebrating the immense accomplishments and cultural contributions of this year’s awardees. It is during events like this that I am filled with pride knowing that our national cultural center is a platform for sharing the stories and brilliance of those who embody the rich diversity of the arts in America,” said Deborah F. Rutter, president of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

During this special night, an entertaining and moving production, features the hottest Latino entertainers paying tribute to our distinguished honorees. Last year, the awards ceremony was held and taped for broadcast at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, marking the ninth consecutive year the awards have been presented on PBS. Watch the playlist for last year’s awards HERE & Check out HHF past honorees.

About the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF)

The Hispanic Heritage Awards serve as a launch of HHF’s year-round mission, focused on education, workforce, social impact, and culture through the lens of leadership.  HHF is a national nonprofit organization. For more information, visit and follow the Hispanic Heritage Foundation on InstagramFacebookX, and TikTok.  Listen to the HHF podcast Fritanga on favorite streaming service and HHF YouTube channel.

About The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is America’s living memorial to President Kennedy. Under the guidance of Chairman David M. Rubenstein, and President Deborah F. Rutter, the nine theaters and stages of the nation’s busiest performing arts facility attract more than three million visitors to more than 2,000 performances each year, while center-related touring productions, television, and radio broadcasts reach 40 million more around the world.

The Center produces and presents performances of music, dance, comedy, hip hop, and theater; supports artists in the creation of new work; and serves the nation as a leader in arts education. With its artistic affiliates, the National Symphony Orchestra and Washington National Opera, the Center has produced more than 300 theatrical productions, and dozens of new ballets, operas, and musical works, in addition to hosting numerous international cultural festivals. The Center’s Emmy® and Peabody Award–winning The Kennedy Center Honors is broadcast annually on CBS and annual The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor is broadcast on PBS.

The education programs of the Kennedy Center, including those of its affiliate VSA, the international organization on arts and disability, have become models for communities across the country and have unlocked the door to learning for millions of young people. Education at the Kennedy Center produces and presents age appropriate performances and educational events, and fosters innovative programming, curriculum, and professional development for students, teachers, and families.

The Center and its affiliates stage more than 400 free performances by artists from throughout the world each year on the Center’s main stages, and weekly on its Millennium Stages, which are also streamed live, online. The Center also offers reduced and complimentary tickets to young people, active members of the military, and the underserved through its MyTix program and offers a Specially Priced Tickets program for students, seniors, persons with disabilities, and others with fixed low incomes. To learn more about the Kennedy Center, please visit


For more information on the 37th Hispanic Heritage Awards, please contact John Reilly, or Nicolás Peña,

For Sponsorship Opportunities, please contact Jessica Herrera

This event is an external rental presented in coordination with the Kennedy Center Campus Rentals Office and is not produced by the Kennedy Center.

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