City of Santa Ana, Downtown Orange County
SANTA ANA, CA –The City of Santa Ana’s 39th annual Fiestas Patrias Festival is taking place on Saturday, September 16 and Sunday, September 17, 2017. The festivities begin at 12:00 p.m. each day on Fourth Street in historic Downtown. This annual tradition celebrates Santa Ana’s vibrant Mexican culture with A-list performers each night, delicious food, affordable shopping, interactive activities, exciting carnival rides for children of all ages, and a beer garden open for adults only to enjoy cold, refreshing beverages while enjoying on stage performances.
On Saturday, September 16, the City of Santa Ana, along with the Consulate of Mexico, will host the annual El Grito Ceremony on the Festival’s main stage, located on Fourth Street and Main beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 16, The ceremony honors the traditional call to arms on the eve of Mexican Independence Day and is a massive, synchronized call that dates back to 1810 and celebrate