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San Diego Celebrates Mexico's Independence Day

Dozens of events are taking place around San Diego County to mark Mexico's Independence on September 16. A celebration dubbed, Viva Mexico! kicked off the festivities at Balboa Park.

Flokloric dancers performed throughout the night at Viva Mexico!

Flokloric dancers performed throughout the night at Viva Mexico!

Visitors got to sample Mexican dishes. They got to taste everything from cheese enchilandas (shown above) to beef empanadas, sweet bread, tequila and wine.

Visitors got to sample Mexican dishes. They got to taste everything from cheese enchilandas (shown above) to beef empanadas, sweet bread, tequila and wine.

From left to right. Samantha Truong, dressed in a typical dress from Chiapas. Twins, Melissa and Justine Miranda also model dresses from different regions in Mexico.

From left to right. Samantha Truong, dressed in a typical dress from Chiapas. Twins, Melissa and Justine Miranda also model dresses from different regions in Mexico.

8-year old Naomi Tanaka shows off her authentic Mexican dress.

8-year old Naomi Tanaka shows off her authentic Mexican dress.

Fresh tortillas being served at Balboa Park for Viva Mexico!, celebration of Mexico's Independence.

Fresh tortillas being served at Balboa Park for Viva Mexico!, celebration of Mexico's Independence.

From left to right. 8-year old Sofia Carrera, Minerva Carrera, 4-year old Lucia Carrera and Arturo Carrera. Celebrating Mexican Independence day at San Diego's Museum of Man.

From left to right. 8-year old Sofia Carrera, Minerva Carrera, 4-year old Lucia Carrera and Arturo Carrera. Celebrating Mexican Independence day at San Diego's Museum of Man.

Dozens of visitors at San Diego Museum of Man for Viva Mexico!, a Mexican Independence Day celebration.

Dozens of visitors at San Diego Museum of Man for Viva Mexico!, a Mexican Independence Day celebration.

Mariachi Juvenil San Diego performing at the San Diego Museum of Man

Mariachi Juvenil San Diego performing at the San Diego Museum of Man

Mariachi Juvenil San Diego performing at the San Diego Museum of Man for Mexican Independence Day celebration

Mariachi Juvenil San Diego performing at the San Diego Museum of Man for Mexican Independence Day celebration

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