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MOLA Annual Events

The Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs hosts various events all year to engage the community and promote Latino culture in Washington, DC.  Below is a list of annual events, but each year could vary. Please check MOLA Calendar to view all-year-round events.  Updates occur every two weeks; some events are subject to change.

Free Monthly Mobile Market

MOLA in partnership with the Capital Area Food Bank host two monthly Mobile Market all year around.  During the Mobile Market, MOLA and volunteers distribute fruits, vegetables, bread and more at no cost to any resident living in a high-need neighborhood.

Ward 4: Every second Wednesday of each month.
Church of Christ
4801 16th Street, NW
9:30 to 11 am (Time is subject to change depending on truck arrival/weather conditions)

Ward 7: Every second Thursday of the month
Greater Deliverance Christian Center 
441 Chaplin Street SE, Washington DC 20019
2:30 pm to 4 pm (time is subject to change depending on truck arrival/weather conditions)

Women’s International Day (March)
International Women's Day is celebrated on March 8 every year. It is a focal point in the movement for women's rights. The Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs commemorates this day through a forum, which talks about Latino women in DC.
World Physical Activity Day (April)
Since 2019, the Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs will celebrate the World Physical Activity Day to promote Mayor Muriel Bowser’s vision to provide health and wellness opportunities for all DC residents across all eight wards and educate Latinos on how to remain healthy and active through free and fun activities.
Cinco de Mayo
The Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs celebrates Cinco de Mayo every year bringing together the Latino community from across the District to appreciate Mexican history and Latin American culture. 
Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff (September)  
The Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff is the pre-opening event to the celebration of the diversity, culture, and history for the Hispanic, Latin and Caribbean in the United States.
Seniors Celebration (October)  
The Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs hosts a celebration every year for Latino senior citizens in the District framework of Hispanic Heritage Month.
Noche cultural  (October)
Every Year during Hispanic Heritage Month, MOLA recognizes those who with their work, passion, and commitment, have impacted the Latino community in Washington, DC.