The Woodburn Downtown Association presents the annual Mexican Independence Day on Sunday from noon to 8 p.m. in the Downtown Plaza.

Admission is SUBMITTED - Organizacion Oaxaca will be one of the highlighted performance groups at this Sunday's Mexican Independence Day celebration in the Woodburn Downtown Plaza.

The annual event commemorates Mexico’s struggle for independence from Spain with music, food, folk dancing, cultural exhibits, activities for children and piñatas.

Main attractions include a waxed pole contest, salsa dance lesson, cake decorating contest, tlayuda eating contest, pinata breaking, face painting, Woodburn High School Mariachi Band performance, folkloric dancing, water balloon toss, tae kwon do performance, roulette wheel and the El Grito ceremony, featuring Mayor Kathy Figley, the Mexican Consulate and color guard, which will open the day’s events.

Performances will also feature some bands such as Ruben Ramos, Ballet Papalotl, Grupo Obsecion, Los Temerosos, Organizacion Oaxaca and Caballeros SUBMITTED - Grupo Obsecion will be one of the featured bands at Sunday's Mexican Independence Day celebration in the Woodburn Downtown Plaza.

The event will be broadcast live on La Pantera AM 940, Woodburn’s radio station.

The Woodburn Downtown Association has received donations for the celebration from McDonald’s, Abby’s Legendary Pizza, Woodburn Bowl, Papa Murphy’s, Domino’s, Don Pan Bakery, Mega Foods, Compa Cheque and downtown businesses.

Woodburn Downtown Association is an organization comprised of downtown business owners and Woodburn residents who are working together to revitalize Woodburn’s cultural district. The purpose of downtown festivals is to support the local economy, promote Woodburn’s diverse cultures, and spread awareness that downtown Woodburn is a safe, family friendly place for our community to gather and enjoy.

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