A crowd of 3,000-plus Americans and Mexicans are expected to attend the Mexican Independence Day Family Festival Sunday, Sept. 12, on the grounds of the Clinton Presidential Center and Park. Festivities will run from 2 to 9 p.m.
The festival is part of this yearâ€™s Arkansas Mexico 2010 Project, a community collaboration between the Mexican Consulate in Little Rock, UALR, the cities of Little Rock and North Little Rock, and the William J. Clinton Foundation. The projectâ€™s goal is to encourage and coordinate local events that highlight the history of Mexico and United States-Mexican relations and to encourage the discussion of present and future bi-national development.
Admission to the festival is free. Entertainment and activities will include live Mexican bands, folklore ballet and dances, and tumbling in the kids zone. Tacos and other authentic Mexican food will be available for purchase throughout the festival.
The Mexican Independence Day is the largest and most important celebration for Mexican citizens and Hispanics of Mexican origin living in the United States. This is the fourth year that the Mexican Consulate has celebrated the Independence Day, which has grown steadily each
year with public and corporate participation.
â€śThis day is a great opportunity to remember the roots for the Mexican-American community and to share Mexican culture with other members of the community,â€ť said Arkansas Mexican Consul Andres Chao Ebergenyi.
For more information and a full schedule of events, visit Arkansas Mexico 2010.