Mexican Independence Day celebration happening in downtown Bakersfield

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for its annual Mexican Independence Cay celebration Sunday.

The celebration marks the beginning of the Mexican War of Independence that happened over 200 years ago.

The Mexican people fought against Spain for 11 years to gain their independence.

The celebration is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Central Park along Mill Creek in downtown Bakersfield.

The event promises a salsa competition, great food, live entertainment, mariachis, dancers, activities for the kids and more.

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