Mexican Passion in Orange County - as early as this weekend
Santa Ana will celebrate Mexican independence and honor Hispanic and Latino culture at the annual Fiestas Patrias festival.
This weekend, September 16 and 17, Santa Ana will host the 43rd annual Fiestas Patrias Family Festival and Parade. It will return in 2023 with the theme "Hispanic Heritage: from Past to Present."
The festival program offers a number of events - musical, artistic and entertaining. And for the whole family. There will be a carnival, a parade, concerts and a fair. You will hear all Mexican styles, from cumbia, a Colombian musical style and dance, to R'n'B. There will be something for everyone. Everyone will find something to suit their tastes.
For example, on Saturday, September 16, Santa Ana, along with the Mexican Consulate, will hold an El Grito de Independencia ceremony to commemorate the anniversary of the struggle for Mexican independence. Next, bands will begin performing. Marilyn Odessa will perform Mexican regional music. Marilyn Odessa исполняют мексиканскую региональную музыку. А A.B. Quintanilla III y los Kumbia All Starz from Texas combine cumbia and Latin American pop music.
On Sunday, the Fiestas Patrias parade will take place. Afterward, guests will be treated to a concert by Mexican-American singer Graciela Beltran. She has been in the music industry for over three decades and is known for her powerful voice and ability to sing in various styles of regional music, including ranchera (a genre of traditional Mexican music). Graciela has released over 30 albums and has received several awards for her music, including a nomination for a Latin Grammy. After her, Banda Los Sebastianes will take the stage. They are known for their unique blend of Mexican traditions and banda style music.
Fiestas Patrias is a free family event open to all Santa Ana residents and non-residents. It celebrates the independence of different Latin American countries by honoring the very people who live in this city. For more information about Fiestas Patrias, visit the festival's website.
The recommendation of the Socium.Network team is to come by all means. After all, such a holiday is only once a year!