The public is invited to celebrate Mexican culture and independence in Oceanside on Saturday, September 15, from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at the Civic Center Plaza area, located at 330 N. Coast Highway. The annual fiesta, called “Noche Mexicana,” is FREE and open to the public.
The event, whose program this year features La Internacional Sonora Santanera. The event will begin at 4:00 pm with a welcome from “Charro” singer Jorge Estrada, who like all performers donates his time to this event. Traditional Mexican dance will be offered Calpulli Omeyocan, directed by Sandra Carmona, and Ballet Folklorico Tapatío, directed by Luis Oceguera. Perfomers include Danza de Rubios Organizacion Tecomaxtlahuaquena directed by Esperanza Mendoza, Danza de Diablos de San Sebastian tecomaxtlaheque, Grupo Nayare de Tepic Nayarit directed by Jorge Luis Miramontes and Pianist Jaime Menera.
Mariachi Juvenil de Tepic Nayarit will perform music of Mexico, and this group of student musicians will help conclude the evening by accompanying the traditional reenactment of “El Grito de Dolores” (the “Call for Independence”), Father Miguel Hidalgo’s inspiring speech which became the rallying cry of Mexican Independence Day.
A number of booths that offer information on community services and a variety of typical Mexican food, arts and crafts will add to the liveliness of the event, as will free activities for children, including making their own crafts and listening to Mexican folktales. Display of books that highlight Mexican independence, art and culture, that will run throughout Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 – October 15.
The Noche Mexicana event is organized by a small group of dedicated community leaders from Oceanside, and many wonderful volunteers, working together to offer a satisfying and enjoyable experience for everyone. If you are interested in becoming a vendor or a sponsor of “Noche Mexicana” event in Oceanside, contact Yolanda Iniguez at (760) 310.5540.