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Parks and Recreation to Host Mexican Independence Day Celebration

The City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department invites the public to a free Mexican Independence Day Celebration at 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 16, at San Jacinto Plaza.

The celebration includes the traditional “Grito” commemoration led by the Mexican Consul Marcos Bucio Mujica and El Paso Mayor Dee Margo, which is scheduled for 10:15 p.m.

Entertainment includes Hugo Cortes, an impersonator of the late singer Juan Gabriel, along with folklorico groups, mariachi bands and other performing artists. Arts and crafts booths, a children’s zone and food trucks are also part of the festivities.

Mexican Independence Day marks September 16, 1810, the day when priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla urged Mexicans to rise up against the colonial government of Spain. The call today is referred to as the Grito de Dolores, or Cry of Dolores, named after the town of Dolores where the cry was originally made.

Visitors are encouraged to bring chairs to this free, family-friendly event. San Jacinto Plaza is a dog-leash friendly park that has as a splash pad, horseshoe and washer pits, and chess and table tennis.

For more information, call the El Paso Parks and Recreation Department at (915) 212-0092 or click HERE.

16 de Septiembre Celebration set for San Jacinto Plaza, Senior Centers

The City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department will host a free 16 de Septiembre Celebration from 5 p.m. to midnight on Friday, September 16, and Saturday, September 17, at San Jacinto Plaza in downtown El Paso.

The festival will have a Grito (Shout) commemoration at 10:00 p.m. on Friday, September 16th led by the Honorable Mayor of El Paso, Oscar Leeser and the honorable Mexican Consul Marcos Bucio Mujicia.

Live entertainment will be provided by Mariachi Los Arrieros, La Mastrigal Sonora, and various Folklorico dance groups along with jumping balloons and other games for children.

There will be food provided by local food trucks and art will be on display by area artists.

As part of the 16th de Septiembre festivities downtown will be a “Pokémon – Catch ‘em all” with Parks and Recreation also at San Jacinto Plaza from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Friday, September 16, 2016.

The event will have recharging stations by El Paso Electric Company, giveaways, prizes and games along with awards to the bet picture with Pokémon in a park posted to the city Parks and Recreation Facebook with #ParkemonEP.

The city Parks and Recreation Department offers an outstanding schedule of other free 16 de Septiembre events as listed below by area Senior Centers:

September 15th Grandview Senior Center
3134 Jefferson Ave. 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

September 15th San Juan Placita
701 N. Glenwood Dr. 600 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

September 16th Polly Harris Senior Center
650 Wallenberg Dr. 10:00 a.m.

September 16th Happiness Senior Center
563 N Carolina Dr. 10:00a.m.

September 16th South El Paso Senior Ctr.
600 S. Ochoa St. 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Information (915) 544-0753

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