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Mexican Independence celebrated in El Centro

(El Centro hosting annual Grito)…..It is set for September 13th.

The event is hosted by the City of El Centro and the Mexican Consulate. It will be held at Stark Field on 4th Street in El Centro. Organizers expect over 8,000 to attend. The event recognizes Mexican Independence Day. Stark Field will be filled with Mexican culture, including music, authentic cuisine, and artesian merchandise. One of the main attractions will be the annual Taco cook-off. Local restaurants and organizations compete for the best taco recipe. It is a family friendly event, commemorating Mexican heritage and independence. Gates open at 6:00 pm. Mexico celebrates their Independence September 15 and 16.