Commemorate Mexican Independence Day with the Federacion Hidalguense at the Winchester Dondero Cultural Center on Sept. 15 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Celebrate in a family-friendly atmosphere with Mexican dishes, crafts and cultural demonstrations. Enjoy performances by local traditional dance groups, such as Izel and Senyelisti Azteca, Ballet Folklorico mi Tierra and live music by mariachi band Destino. Free admission. The Winchester Dondero Cultural Center is located at 3130 S. McLeod Drive, just north of Desert Inn Road.
Independence Day celebrates the day Miguel Hidalgo is believed to have made the cry of independence (El Grito de la Independencia) in the town of Dolores, in the north-central part of the Mexican state of Guanajuato. Hidalgo was one of the nation's leaders during the War of Independence in Mexico.
Mexican Consul Alejandro Madrigal will lead the traditional Grito de la Independencia at 6 pm.
Those interested in this event can call the Winchester Dondero Cultural Center at (702) 455-7340 or visit the website at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov/parks. Clark County Parks and Recreation also can be found on social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook. This project is funded, in part, by a grant from the Nevada Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.