Mexican Independence Day Festival 2019

Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 2:00pm - 8:00pm
Penns Landing, Great Plaza 121 N. Christopher Columbus Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19106
United States

Consulmex Filadelfia and the Mexican Cultural Center Philadelphia will host their annual Mexican Independence Day Festival on Sunday, September 15, 2019, from 2:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Penn's Landing as part of the PECO's Multicultural Series.

This festival is the largest event celebrating the Independence of Mexico in the Delaware Valley and it is recognized by the Delaware River Waterfront as the largest one-day cultural festival held at Penn’s Landing.

The day features events such as “El Grito,” a Mexican Independence Day tradition recalling the moment when Father Hidalgo rang the church bells marking the start of the Mexican War of Independence.

City officials and prominent dignitaries will join the Head Consul of Mexico in Philadelphia, for this civic ceremony.

This popular festival celebrates not only Mexican Independence, but also Mexican culture and heritage, which will be highlighted through traditional Mexican artisan crafts, folkloric and mariachi performances, activities for children, and popular music performances.

During the event, attendees can also enjoy traditional Mexican food provided by local vendors.

It is important to note that the recipient of the Dr. Jose Castillo Scholarship will be recognized during the festival.

Don’t miss this popular event and its grand finale, a fireworks show in the Penn's Landing Great Plaza at 8:00 p.m!

For more information, please contact: Mexican Cultural Center, (215) 592-0410, [email protected]

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Event Type: 
GlobalPhilly 2019 Events
Arts and Culture
Community Arts
Historical Preservation / Archaeology
Folk Arts/Culture
Cultural Exchange
GlobalPhilly 2019
Global Region: 
North America
Global Region: 
American (United States)