In honour of Mexican Independence Day, a huge festival full of delicious eats, drinks, and entertainment is coming to Toronto this month. Get ready for a jam-packed day! Here’s what to know.

On September 16th, Nathan Phillips Square will host the 29th annual Mexican Independence Day celebration from 11 AM to 10 PM. Expect a day full of culture, entertainment, and more thanks to the over 40 food and artisanal vendors expected to be in attendance.

“Last year in 2022, it felt wonderful to be able to gather once again to sing, dance, eat, and celebrate together! We enjoyed continuing our festivities online with original programming during the pandemic, but the real goal was to always be united together. Now, in 2023, we look forward to coming together once again on September 16,” shared organizers of the event.

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If you love all things Mexico, especially its tantalizing cuisine, you can enjoy 20 different food trucks and spots at the festival. A few of the food vendors include:

  • Alebrijes
  • Casa Cancun
  • Churros by Rebozos
  • Diamond Mexican Food
  • El Sazon Mexicano
  • El Trompo Movil
  • Fruta Libre
  • HEY WEY!

And much more. If you’re looking to do a little shopping, find that sentimental gift you’ve been looking for or cross off a few things from your to-do list, there are over 20 different vendors to check out.

As for artisans, names include:

  • El Castillo Vaquero
  • Happy Faces86
  • Ixchel Vogue
  • La Dulceria
  • Laura Bonabota
  • Little Lilieth
  • Magic Express
  • Mundo Vaquero

Last but definitely not least, entertainers! Expect performances by Latin singers, groups, folklore dances, and mariachi bands to keep you entertained all day long.

The event is free to attend and you definitely wouldn’t want to miss out on all the fun. Mark your calendars and join the hundreds of attendees this September.

Mexican Independence Day 2023

When: Saturday, September 16th
Where: Nathan Phillips Square from 11 AM to 10 PM