The General Consulate of Mexico in Nogales, Arizona, commemorated their 207th Anniversary of Mexico’s Independence “El Grito” with a colorful festival.The event was held on Friday, September 15, 2017, at the Pierson Vocational High School. The event was open to the public with free entertainment from both sister cities. It was hosted by the General Mexican Consulate and the City of Nogales.
The colorful festival had local vendors, with more than 500 people in attendance among those in attendance were the Mayor of Nogales, Arizona, John F. Doyle, the Municipal President of Nogales, Sonora, Cuauhtémoc Galindo, our Arizona State Representative for the 2nd District, Rosanna Gabaldon, Councilman Jose Diaz, and the US Consul General in Nogales, Sonora, Virginia Staab.
Both sister cities worked together to bring entertainment from both sides of the border. The festival included entertainment from a variety of local artists. The public enjoyed entertainment by Mariachi Apache from Nogales High School, Banda Municipal, jugglers, acrobats, and the folkloric ballet. The event followed with Mayor John F. Doyle reading the proclamation of Mexico’s Independence Day and the coronation of the new sovereign queen of “Fiestas Patrias”, Thalia Etzoglou.