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2013 Fiesta de Indepedencia Capitol crowd
2013 Fiesta de Indepedencia Capitol crowd

Fiesta del Grito de Independencia

The major annual event is the Fiesta de el Grito de Independencia, which takes place each year on the South Steps of the State Capitol. The Fiesta is sponsored by the Fiesta de Independencia Foundation, the Consul General of Mexico, Univision, and the Mexican American Legislative Caucus.

For the past five years, the celebration had been successfully held at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center until 2013, when the Fiesta de el Grito was relocated to the grounds of the State Capitol and taken to a new historic level of participation, with Univision providing support and resources

This family oriented celebration is alcohol free and features Mexican and Tejano music, Folklorico Dancers, and food vendor booths. The highlight of the evening is the re-enactment of “El Grito”, by the Consul General of Mexico.

This year, at the State Capitol, the event drew a crowd of 10,000. Expenses are paid by sponsorships from corporations and individuals. In addition to paying for the costs of the event, a portion of the money is earmarked to pay for scholarships.

Make your tax-deductible contribution payable to:

Fiesta de Indepenencia Foundation
Hispanic Committee on Youth
2512 IH 35 South, Suite 340
Austin, Tx 78704

Golf Tournament

The annual Robert T. Chapa, Sr. Memorial Gold Tournament is sponsored by the Fiesta de Independencia Foundation’s Hispanic Committee on Youth. The event is usually held in the Fall and the money raised is used for various youth programs and scholarships for higher education.

The format of the tournament is a 4-man Florida Scramble or best ball. Individual prizes will be awarded to each member of the first, second, and third place teams.

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