Where to celebrate Mexican Independence Day in the Coachella Valley

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celebrate Mexican Independence Day celebrations are often referred to as “El Grito,” named for the battle cry uttered on Sept. 16, 1810, by Miguel Hidalgo, the Catholic priest and revolutionary whose words that day launched the war that gained Mexico its independence from Spain.

celebrate Mexican Independence Day celebrations This week, Coachella will honour the day with two free events, one on Friday and one on Saturday.

Long-running “El Grito Fiestas Patrias” celebrations in the city were suspended in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

After a three-year hiatus, the event will take place on Saturday from 3 to 10 p.m. at Rancho Las Flores Park.

The event is a family affair because kids are invited to take part in a variety of games and activities.

The Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians’ Coachella Crossroads, an outdoor event location next to Spotlight 29 casino, will host its first Mexican Independence Day celebration on Friday.

Starting at 5:30 p.m., Mariachi Coachella and Banda la Reyna del Valle will perform live music. At 7:30 p.m., Grammy-winning singer of traditional Mexican banda, Lupillo Rivera, will perform.

Before the celebration comes to an end at 10:30 p.m., there will be a fireworks display at 9 p.m.

There will be a large selection of food available during the event, including Tacos El Primo, Ron’s BBQ, Valley Fusion Sushi, and 760Teppanyaki.

Face painting and soccer games are among the kid-friendly activities.

The celebrations will also feature cultural displays including Mexican traditional dancing and a performance by the dancing horse band Escaramuza Charra Alteza.

According to Darrell Mike, chairman of the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians, “We look forward to welcome everyone to what we believe will become an annual event.”

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