Celebrate Mexico’s independence from Spain at Mexican Fiestas Patrias events around Houston from Saturday, September 15 leading up to Diez y Seis de Septiembre itself on Sunday, September 16, 2018.
Officially, Mexico’s official patriotic independence day holidays begin the evening of September 15, kicked off by the symbolic Grito de Dolores. The name comes from Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla in the village of Dolores, whose call out (the grito) for an end to Spanish rule, in 1810.
Fifteen years later, the Republic of Mexico chose that historic event as the start of their independence, selecting the day that followed it as Mexico’s Dia de la Independencia.
Mexican Independence Day & Fiestas Patrias Events in Houston
- 50th Annual Houston Fiestas Patrias Parade in Downtown | Saturday, September 15 | FREE – Celebrate the Mexican Independence Day, Fiestas Patrias, with dance performances, live music and more at this colorful parade through Downtown. 10am to noon.
- El Grito de Dolores at Tierra de los Artesanos | Saturday, September 15 | FREE – Tierra de los Artesanos hosts El Grito de Dolores 2018, a celebration of Mexico’s Independence Day, in the East End. This event will feature authentic Mexican food, Latin music, ballet folklorico, and local vendors. 9pm to 10pm.
- Fiestas Patrias 2018 at Traders Village Houston | Sunday, September 16 – Traders Village along with Telemundo Houston celebrate Fiestas Patrias with a live concert from Blast Show Band and Grupo Traicion. The event is free to attend, but parking is $4. Noon to 5pm.
- Fiestas Patrias at Children’s Museum of Houston | Sunday, September 16 – Commemorate Fiestas Patrias and join the Children’s Museum of Houston for the fiesta, a theatrical reenactment of “El Grito de Dolores”, and ballet folklórico. General admission to the museum is $12. 2pm to 3pm.
- El Grito featuring Los Ligaditos at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Sunday, September 16 | FREE – Celebrate Mexican Independence Day with the stirring Grito ceremony followed by a rousing performance by Los Ligaditos at Miller Outdoor Theatre. 7:30pm.
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