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The Mexican Independence Festival is back

Posted at 5:01 PM, Sep 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-16 18:01:33-04

It’s a celebration Tulsa has been missing for years.. but finally the Mexican Independence Festival is back in River West Festival Park.

Thousands of people are celebrating Mexican Independence Day, it’s the first such celebration here in Tulsa, in nearly a decade.

Roughly 5000 people will be on hand today to celebrate the “Super Fiesta de la Independencia”. The festival features traditional dance, live music, and fun activities for the kids. It’s also the kickoff for Hispanic heritage month, which lasts from September 15 to October 15. Organizers say they want to play off the excitement caused by Cinco de Mayo, and are here to celebrate Mexican Independence Day, and Hispanic heritage.

Alexander Gómez a festival organizer, "It is very important, here Tulsa has a huge Latino/Hispanic/Mexican community, so I think it’s very important for us to bring a little piece of their land here to Tulsa, and showcase all of their businesses and have a lot of families a lot of kids here."

Tons of music acts will be performing throughout the day, a few of which are flying all the way from Mexico to be part of the celebration.

And of course, no festival would be complete without tons of great food - the celebration will be going until 11:00 tonight.

In Tulsa, Chris DiMaria, 2 works for you



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