El Grito Festival is a free family-friendly Hispanic Heritage Festival on Sunday, September 22nd, 2019, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., on the grounds of Aldersgate Senior Living Community, 3800 Shamrock Drive.
The event commemorates Mexican Independence Day, one of the Hispanic community’s most significant celebrations. The festival is named “El Grito,” as it marks Mexican Independence Day with a “cry of independence” or “Grito,” as was done in 1810 to motivate Mexicans to declare independence from the Spanish regime.
The festival features:
- Folkloric Dances
- Live Lucha Libre Show
- Live music
- Mexican street food
- Food vendors
- Outdoor games
- Bounce houses
- Appearance by the Mexican Consulate
- Official Hispanic Heritage Proclamation by the North Carolina Governor