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Fiestas Patrias celebrates Mexico independence

Fiestas del Llano, Inc., the founding organization for the celebration of ‘El Diez y Sies de Septiembre,’ will once again hold its annual celebration Fiestas Patrias in Lubbock. Fiestas Patrias is a celebration that exists as a remembrance of Mexico's Independence from Spain.

The celebration will begin on Saturday, Sept 15 at 10:00 a.m.

* The Parade will start at Broadway & Avenue V traveling east on Broadway up to Avenue M and then turn north up toward eastside of the Civic Center parking lot. All non-profit organizations, schools, any type of clubs, athletic teams, businesses, political groups, politicians are encouraged to participate in the parade. Please contact Frank Gutierrez at 806-392-2892 to receive an entry form or visit our website at fiestasdelllanolubbock.org or Facebook page @FiestasDelLlano.

* Fiesta Patrias main celebration will begin at noon on Saturday, Sept 15 at LHUCA Plaza, Reagor Dykes Outdoor Stage, located at 511 Ave K. Entertainment will consist of local bands including traditional Mariachi groups and Folklorico dancers. Official line up of entertainment will be released when all is confirmed. There will be food vendors, food trucks, and a children’s area. Interested food vendors/trucks please contact Suzie Juarez at 806-549-3904 for more information.

Grito de Dolores ceremony will take place Saturday, September 15 at 7:00 p.m. with Dr. Miguel Levario, TTU History Professor and candidate for Congress-District 19, as our guest. This ceremony is the reenactment of Father Hidalgo's declaration of Independence from Spain.

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