Mexican Independence Day Festival – Sept. 11-12, 2010

Posted by Minerva Lopez on August 25, 2010 | Comments Off on Mexican Independence Day Festival – Sept. 11-12, 2010

Bicentenario 2010 - Mexican Independence Day Festival - Cherokee Street, STL, MO


St. Louis, MO August 11, 2010 – The Cherokee Street Latino Business Owners Association is pleased to announce the annual Mexico 2010 – Bicentennial Independence/Centennial Revolution  (Mexican Independence Day Festival)  celebration happening September 11-12, 2010 on Cherokee Street (Iowa to Nebraska) from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.

Commemorating Mexico’s declaration of Independence from Spain in 1810, this year’s celebrations mark the 200th Anniversary of the Mexican Independence (Sept. 16, 1810) and the 100th Anniversary of the Mexican Revolution (Nov. 20, 1910); and Mexico 2010  invites the St. Louis community to celebrate and recognize the national holidays of Mexican Independence Day and Revolution.  This festival will bring the Mexican and Mexican-American communities together as they celebrate the rich heritage, history, and culture of their Mexican ancestors who fought for their independence from the Spanish government during the early 1800’s. The determination to succeed in seeking liberty, and correcting social injustices imposed by the Spaniards inspired Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla to proceed and execute his plans for independence on September 15, 1810.   The Mexican Revolution was an uprising lead by Francisco I. Madero against the 30 year dictatorship of Porfirio Diaz that culminated in the Institution of PRI Partido Revolucionario Institucional, and the establishment of a democratic society. 

Scheduled to appear are internationally renowned and Grammy award nominated Regional Mexican Banda, El Guero y Su Banda Centenario, nominated for the 52nd Grammy Awards under the Best Banda Category, Lokillos Musikal a 7-piece Duranguense band, Las Consentidas del Pueblo, a 5-piece female Norteño band; both from Chicago, and Rodante Show, Grupo Kalido, Mágico 314; & Los Dukes on the stage at California Avenue; plus 5 local DJs: DJ Muñeco, DJBogart, DJExtreme, DJFlores Hermanos, DJ Misterio at various locations throughout the festival (Musical acts and entertainment are subject to change) .  There will also be a mechanical bull, inflatable jumpers, and face painting. Highlight: Traditional El Grito de Independencia (Hail of Independence), with special guests Alderman Craig Schmid (20th Ward), Consul Jacob Prado (Mexican Consulate Kansas City), and many local legislators and other elected officials.  Visitors will be able to satisfy their hunger and thirst in the different concession stands that will be located throughout the festival area.  These stands will showcase delicious ethnic food and beverages prepared by local chefs in partnership with neighborhood restaurants.   

Cherokee Street is located in South City off Jefferson Avenue.  Directions: From highways 40 of 44 exit Jefferson Avenue and go South.  Continue South for approximately 2 miles.  Turn Right on Cherokee Street.

NOTE: Single and double booth space(s) is/are available for organizations and vendors wishing to present or sell at the event.

For more information contact: Minerva Lopez (314) 443-7668 or e-mail:


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