Upwards of 20,000 people flock to Penn's Landing each year for the vibrant Mexican Independence Day Festival, a food- and arts-filled cultural extravaganza. (Photo by Edward Savaria for GPTMC)
Viva Mexico! Sunday, September 15 marks the 203rd anniversary of Mexican independence, and Philly is celebrating this fiesta in style.
The sights, sounds and tastes of Mexico will take over the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing from 1 to 7 p.m. during the Mexican Independence Day Festival.
This free event has something for everyone: arts and crafts, live music, face painting, Mexican food, dancing and more.
Entertainment will be provided by talented performers including Mariachi Flores, Ballet Folklorico Nuevo Mexico and Brazeros Musical de Durango.
Authentic Mexican food and arts and crafts vendors will line the Great Plaza, and visitors are encouraged to dress in authentic Mexican attire for prizes.
Guests can also meet celebrities including Univision’s Ilia Garcia and the radio personalities of La Super 1360 AM Radio, who will broadcast live from the Festival.
In addition, a traditional Grito de Indepencia ceremony will be led by the Consul of Mexico in Philadelphia to commemorate the beginning of the fight that led Mexico to freedom.
The Mexican Independence Day Festival is part of the 2013 Multicultural Series at Penn’s Landing and is organized by the Mexican Cultural Center.
Mexican Indpendence Day Festival
When: Sunday, September 15, 1-7 p.m.
Where: Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing, 101 Columbus Boulevard
More info: www.delawareriverwaterfront.com