Mexican Independence Parade & Festival
Sunday, September 10
Parade: 10:00 A.M.
Starts at 20th & Oklahoma, east on Oklahoma to 6th Street, north on 6th to Rosedale,
Ends at Chase Avenue
Festival: Noon - 8:00 P.M.
UMOS Center, 2701 South Chase Avenue
Theme: "A Fiesta of Pride & Heritage"
Pictures from 2016 parade and festival:
Celebrate Responsibly & Respectfully - 414-389-6002
Mexican Independence History:
Shortly before dawn on September 15, 1810, Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla made a monumentous decision that revolutionized the course of Mexican history. Hidalgo, a Catholic priest in the village of Dolores, ordered the arrest of Dolores' native Spaniards. Then Hidalgo rang the church bell as he customarily did to call the Indians to mass. Hidalgo called the Indians and mestizos to retaliate against the hated gachopines, or native Spaniards, who had exploited and oppressed Mexicans for ten generations.
The Mexican Independence Festival features Mexican Music, Clowns, Piņatas, Games, Face Painting, Community Resources Exhibit, Information Booths, Crafts, Food, Merchandise, and much more!