Friday, September 11, 2009

Fiestas Patrias: 31th Annual Diez y Seis de Septiembre Fiesta in Austin, Texas

Fiestas Patrias of Austin, is a non-profit organization founded in 1978 by Gilbert Velasquez. Mr. Velasquez saw a need in the Mexican-American community to host the annual Diez y Seis de Septiembre celebration in order to preserve and promote the Mexican-American culture. This annual event raises funds for scholarships for college bound Hispanic and funding youth programs.

The tradition of the Diez y Seis de Septiembre festival dates back to September 16, 1810, when the impoverished peasants of Mexico, declared their independence from Spain. This call for independence, "El Grito de Independencia," dates back to September 15, 1810, when Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, a village priest, who is known as the father of Mexico, gave the call for independence. The evening will be highlighted on September 12, with the re-enactment of "El Grito de Independencia."

Schedule of Events and General Information:

September 12, 2009

Location: Fiesta Gardents map, 1901 Jesse Segovia Ave

Doors Open at 12:00 PM

Admission: $6.00 until 6:00 PM ($1.00 fee to PARD included)
$8.00 after 6:00 PM ($1.00 fee to PARD included)

Children 12 and under free with paying adult

Schedule of Events:

12:00 PM "Show Ur Ride Car Show" TBA

1:00 PM Brenda y Alexcion

2:00 PM TBA

3:00 PM Knights

4:00 PM Car Show/BBQ Awards

4:30 PM Trampia

5:00 PM Grupo Laredo

6:00 PM La Tradizion

7:00 PM Cincodoce

8:00 PM Raulito Narvaira

9:00 PM A.J. Castillo

10:30 PM Gary Hobbs

12:00 AM Close

*Musical acts subject to change

For more details click on Fiestas Patrias.

Rock y Roll Radio has A.J. Castillo on the Pachanga Latino Music Festival Radio Edition #155.

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