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15th Annual Viva México: A Quinceneara! 

September 17th, 2022
5pm - 10pm
600 River Street, Austin, Texas 78701
Free shuttle bus service at Sanchez Elementary

The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center will host its 15th annual Viva México celebration on Saturday, September 17th from 6pm - 10pm, doors open at 5pm. This lively celebration will include live music and dance performances, panel discussions, family-friendly art activities, and a mercado by Frida Friday ATX. Special guest hosts from Univision will lead the evening’s programming as the Masters of Ceremonies.

Viva Mexico is an Austin tradition that pays tribute to both Mexico’s Independence Day and to the diverse cultural traditions of Austin’s Mexican, Mexican-American, Latino/a/x, and Tejano community. This year is extra special because it’s our 15th anniversary, and Viva Mexico was the first event EVER hosted by the MACC in 2007. Because it’s our 15th birthday, or “quinceneara” , the MACC will celebrate the past, present, and future, and it will also be the last Viva Mexico on-site before our building goes into its next phase of construction.

Exhibits and panel discussions with collaborative partners will explore latinidad, identity, and Austin history. With the growing and changing landscape of East Austin and Rainey street, it is important to honor this annual celebration as an Austin tradition that highlights how the MACC brings the community together.

The event is FREE and doors will open to the public at 5:00pm. There will be free shuttle bus service from 4:30pm-10:30pm at Sanchez Elementary and Martin Middle School. The ESB-MACC is located downtown at 600 River Street. Visit vivamexicoatx.net for more information/updates!

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Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center
600 River Street
Austin, TX 78701
United States

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