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Mariachi sin Fronteras Festival – 2023 Mexican Independence Day
September 16 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WHAT: SDSU Imperial Valley, the Calexico Rotary Club and the Consulate of Mexico in Calexico will host the Mariachi sin Fronteras festival in celebration of Mexico’s Independence Day on Sept. 16.
The event – which is free and open to the public – will have more than 20 local food, drinks, arts and crafts vendors, including musical and arts performances from Folkloric Sunshine, Mariachi Amanecer, Grupo Norteno Corona and Mariachi Aurora de Calexico. The Consulate of Mexico in Calexico will voice the traditional “Grito de Independencia” to conclude the celebration of the event.
A special, visual exhibition of Mexican popular proverbs called, “¡A Darle que es Mole de Olla!” will be available to visit at the Steppling Art Gallery during the event.
All proceeds will fund scholarships for both local high school and SDSU Imperial Valley students looking to begin or advance their higher education journeys. It is highly encouraged for attendees to bring lawn chairs or blankets as the Rollie Carrillo Quad will be open for seating.
Interview clips from the Consulate of Mexico in Calexico and the Calexico Rotary Club are available for preliminary quotes or broadcast coverage.
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 16, doors will open at 6 p.m.
WHERE: SDSU Imperial Valley, 720 Heber Ave. Calexico, Calif. 92231.
PARKING: Parking is available at the parking lot located off E. Sherman Ave. Additional public parking can be found on surrounding streets.