(Mexican Independence Day)…It is being celebrated all weekend.

In Imperial County, the celebration starts Friday night. The City of Calexico. The Mexican Consulate and the Business Improvement District will be hosting a celebration of El Grito. It will be held at Crummett Park from 6:00 pm until 10:00 pm. There will be food, refreshments and arts and crafts. There will be dignitaries from Mexicali, including the mayor of the Capital City, who will be participating in the event. Saturday the City of El Centro and the Mexican Consulate in Calexico will host El Grito at Bucklin Park. It will feature Mariachi music, folkloric dancing, food booths, live entertainment and more. The family oriented event is free and everyone is invited. Mexicali will celebrate their Independence Sunday and Monday, with El Grito at mid-night Sunday going into Monday, the actual Dia de la Independencia in Mexico.