Mexican Independence Day Festival / Festival de Independencia de México 2023

The Mexican Independence Day Festival 2023 is here!

Date — September 10, 2023

Time — 2:00pm - 8:00pm

Place — Great Plaza at Penn's Landing, Philadelphia

The main Mexican Independence Day celebration in the Delaware Valley

Don’t miss out on all the diverse cultural expressions of one of the most anticipated events of the year!
 
  • Enjoy live performances by Mariachi, folkloric dances, and Mexican bands such as Alter-Real, Nuevo Milenio & Lizy Tlaseca. As the highlight of the event, enjoy a special presentation by the talented German Montero
  • Dance to traditional Mexican music
  • The “El Grito” civic ceremony by the Consul of Mexico in Philadelphia
  • Taste authentic Mexican cuisine from local restaurants
  • Mexican arts and crafts vendors
  • Kid’s corner
  • Experience our beer garden
  • Enjoy the fireworks at the end of the celebration
  • And more!

Thank You to our Main Sponsors!

Important Information

This is a Free Event!

Delaware River Waterfront Parking Information can be found at this link

The subway Market-Frankford Line to 2nd Street or hop Bus Routes 5, 12, 17, 21, 25, 33, or 42.

CHIAPAS BIRDING AND PHOTO FESTIVAL

Del 19 al 21 de abril del 2023 se llevará a cabo el Chiapas Birding and Photo Festival, un referente nacional para fomentar el turismo sustentable, el cuidado y la conservación de aves, así como de sus ecosistemas. 

Siete de los doce ecosistemas que caracterizan a México se encuentran en Chiapas, donde habitan 70% de las especies existentes en el país. Esto ha posicionado al estado de Chiapas en el segundo lugar de biodiversidad a nivel nacional. Por ello, este festival busca seguir desarrollando estrategias de conservación y rutas especializadas de observación de aves, junto con integrantes de las comunidades establecidas a lo largo de éstas al igual que con especialistas en la materia. 

Dirigido al público en general, el Chiapas Birding and Photo Festival tiene también un especial atractivo para fotógrafos, organizaciones no gubernamentales que trabajan en la preservación del medio ambiente,  empresas, asociaciones, grupos y aficionados del aviturismo,  

Para más información: https://www.chiapasbirdingfestival.com/

The Chiapas Birding and Photo Festival, a Mexican reference in the promotion of sustainable tourism, care and conservation of birds, as well as their ecosystems, will take place from April 19th to April 21st , 2023. 

Seven of the twelve ecosystems that characterize Mexico are found in Chiapas, which is home to 70% of the country’s bird species. This has placed Chiapas as the second most biodiverse state at the national level. Hence, this festival seeks to continue developing conservation strategies and specialized bird watching routes, together with members of the communities established along them as well as with experts in the field.

Aimed for the public in general, the Chiapas Birding and Photo Festival is also especially attractive for photographers, non-governmental organizations that work to preserve the environment, companies, associations, groups and fans of bird tourism,

For more information: https://www.chiapasbirdingfestival.com/

Mexican Independence Day Festival / Festival de Independencia de México

FESTIVAL DE LA INDEPENDENCIA DE MEXICO

El 18 de septiembre se llevará a cabo el festival del Día de la Independencia de México en Penn’s Landing (Great Plaza), de 2:00pm -8:00pm. Las presentaciones estelares estarán a cargo de las bandas: La Prendida y El Retoño, igualmente durante este magno evento se presentarán: el mariachi de Pedro Villaseñor, el ballet folklorico Yaretzi, grupo Requinto Humilde y el tenor Alex Moreno. En el evento participarán vendedores de artesanías diversas y habrá una zona infantil para los pequeños, en tanto que los asistentes podrán disfrutar de las delicias gastronómicas de los siguientes restaurantes de la región:

Pachecorico Restaurante, Taquería Atexquita, La Ingrata, La Guadalupana, Taquería Atexcac, Los Gallos, Taquitos de Puebla, Nemi

El Cónsul de México en Filadelfia, acompañado por funcionarios de la ciudad, encabezará la ceremonia del “Grito de Independencia”, acto que dio inicio al movimiento independentista mexicano y que llevó a la edificación de la gran nación que es México. Tendremos fuegos artificiales al final del evento.

Ven a gritar con nosotros ¡Viva México!

¡Ahí nos vemos!

Para más información: info@mexicanculturalcenter.org


MEXICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY FESTIVAL

The Mexican Independence Day festival will be held on September 18th at the Penn’s Landing (Great Plaza), from 2:00pm – 8:00pm. The headliners of this year’s festival are the bands: La Prendida and El Retoño. The other super talented artists performing on stage are the mariachi band of Pedro Villaseñor, Yaretzi folkloric dancing group, music group Requinto Humilde and singer Alex Moreno. At this event you will also find diverse arts and crafts vendors, a kid’s zone, as well as the following delicious eateries of the region:

Pachecorico Restaurante, Taquería Atexquita, La Ingrata, La Guadalupana, Taquería Atexcac, Los Gallos, Taquitos de Puebla, Nemi

City officials will join the Consul of Mexico in Philadelphia in the traditional “Grito de Independencia” ceremony, commemorating the beginning of the Mexican Independence movement that led to the building of the great nation that is Mexico. The festival will conclude with fireworks.

Come and shout with us Viva Mexico!

See you there!

For more information: info@mexicanculturalcenter.org

ARTIST CÉSAR VIVEROS LATEST PROJECT


César Viveros Herrera
 is a self-taught painter from Veracruz Mexico. In 1997, César came to the United States and was inspired by the murals created by Mural Arts Philadelphia. Since that time, César has spent 20 years collaborating with Mural Arts and other organizations, in creating murals and public art in the United States and his native Mexico.

César’s significant works include; Healing Walls (Victim’s Journey-2003) and (Inmates Journey -2004), a Mural Arts’ project that evolved from work with inmates of the State Correctional Institution at Graterford.  Prisoners, victims of crime, victims’ advocates and others, worked together to create two murals depicting the struggle to change patterns of crime within communities and individuals.  In 2006, César created the public mural, “Fuego Nuevo/ New Fire” as an homage to Mexican migration to Philadelphia. Through story- telling and painting, the mural depicts the faces of a developing and thriving Mexican community seeking to learn and exercise their rights in the United States, while making an impact/change in Mexico.

César Viveros Herrera, received global recognition when he created a mural commemorating Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia and the World Meeting of Families – 2015. The mural titled The Sacred Now: Faith and Family in the 21st Century, is 4,239 square feet and was created from 153 individual panels. People of different races, religions, nationalities, and ages painted the panels and engaged in discussions about peace, love, acceptance and unity. The mural which was signed by Pope Francis touched the lives of almost 2,500 people through paint days, thereby breaking the Guinness Book of World Records.
César has also, created art installations in collaboration with the Mexican Cultural Center and the Consulate of Mexico in Philadelphia, for public programs celebrating Mexican arts and culture at the University of Pennsylvania Archaeology Museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Kimmel Center in Philadelphia. He is a co-founder of the Aztec group “Fuego Nuevo” which through performances and workshops works to preserve Pre- Colombian culture.

Currently, César is creating murals and public art from a whole new perspective and heights. César’s mural making has been elevated above the ground and walls, to rooftops.

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