Mexican Independence Day celebrated in Woodburn Sunday
The Woodburn Downtown Association presents the annual Mexican Independence Day on Sunday from noon to 8 p.m. in the Downtown Plaza.
Admission is free.
The annual event commemorates Mexicos struggle for independence from Spain with music, food, folk dancing, cultural exhibits, activities for children and piñatas.
Main attractions include a waxed pole contest, salsa dance lesson, cake decorating contest, tlayuda eating contest, pinata breaking, face painting, Woodburn High School Mariachi Band performance, folkloric dancing, water balloon toss, tae kwon do performance, roulette wheel and the El Grito ceremony, featuring Mayor Kathy Figley, the Mexican Consulate and color guard, which will open the days events.
Performances will also feature some bands such as Ruben Ramos, Ballet Papalotl, Grupo Obsecion, Los Temerosos, Organizacion Oaxaca and Caballeros Musical.
The event will be broadcast live on La Pantera AM 940, Woodburns radio station.
The Woodburn Downtown Association has received donations for the celebration from McDonalds, Abbys Legendary Pizza, Woodburn Bowl, Papa Murphys, Dominos, Don Pan Bakery, Mega Foods, Compa Cheque and downtown businesses.
Woodburn Downtown Association is an organization comprised of downtown business owners and Woodburn residents who are working together to revitalize Woodburns cultural district. The purpose of downtown festivals is to support the local economy, promote Woodburns diverse cultures, and spread awareness that downtown Woodburn is a safe, family friendly place for our community to gather and enjoy.
For more information, visit WADAs Facebook page at www.facebook.com/woodburndowntownassociation.