Mexico Independence Day Celebration

Festivities were underway in the Valley this weekend to commemorate a special day in history.

A traditional Mexican Independence Celebration was held at Gutierrez Park in Harlingen. The celebration is to mark the 99th Anniversary of the Mexican Revolution. Besides celebrating Mexico's Independence, which is on September 16th, the event also raised money to restore sections of Historic Downtown Harlingen.

It is just the beginning of a big project that we have to revitalize this area to restore the El Grande Theatre. It's a great venue for our visitors and our community, Nydia Tapia-Gonzales, Executive Director of Harlingen Convention and Visitor Bureau, said.

More events are planned in the upcoming weeks to raise money for the city's restoration.