In collaboration with the Consulate General of Mexico, the Austin-Saltillo Sister City Committee, the City of Austin, Univision, the State Preservation Board, and the Mexican American Legislative Caucus, Austin’s annual Fiesta de El Grito de Independencia is a musical celebration and historical re-enactment of Mexico’s call for independence from Spain. The event takes place each year on the South Steps of the State Capitol.
The Fiesta de El Grito, located on the grounds of the State Capitol since 2013, has drawn crowds of over 10,000.
This family-oriented celebration is alcohol free. Special programming includes Mexican and Tejano music, folklorico dancers, and food vendor booths. The highlight of the evening is the re-enactment of “El Grito”, by the Honorable Pablo Marentes, Cónsul General de México in Austin.
No RSVPs necessary.
5:00 pm Traditional Dance and Music
9:00 pm Official Re-enactment of El Grito
9:05 pm Event Concludes
Here is a video of 2016 celebration highlights: