Press Release – For Immediate Release

Contact:  Norma Chavez, Hispanic Cultural Center of Midland, at (432) 687-8275 or

Midland, Texas — The Hispanic Cultural Center of Midland is presenting Sabor Diez y Seis, a celebration of Mexican music, food and heritage, in Midland on September 11.  The educational and cultural event is for people of all ages to observe the 200th anniversary of Mexico’s Independence from Spain.

The festivities will begin at 10 a.m. with a parade that will start at the intersection of Lamesa and Indiana streets, travel south on Lamesa Street then east on Florida Street and end across the street from Dona Anita’s Restaurant, 305 W. Florida Ave.

Celebrations will continue at the Sabor Fiesta, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., at Hogan Park, 3600 N. Fairgrounds Road. There will be Mariachi and Tejano musical performances and a Taste-Off featuring local Mexican food restaurants. There will also be entertainment by the Ballet Folklorico, Charro roping demonstrations, piñata smashes, a jalapeño eating contest, and much more. Consul, Hector Raul Acosta Flores, with the Mexican Consulate in Presidio, Texas, will give the “Grito de Dolores” (Cry of Dolores), the battle cry of the Mexican War of Independence.  The first annual Diez y Seis Señoritas will be crowned at 6 p.m.

For more information, contact Norma Chavez at (432) 687-8275 or, or visit

The above information has been provided by the Hispanic Cultural Center of Midland and distributed by the Midland Convention & Visitors Bureau.

The mission of the Midland Convention & Visitors Bureau is to encourage economic growth by developing, promoting, enhancing and supporting Midland as a vibrant visitor destination.