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    Parade is Sunday- we’re trying to find out the time and route

    Please see slideshow below for more images from the event

    OXNARD — The Comité Cultural Mexicano will conclude Fiestas Patrias 2013 events this weekend with the traditional “Fiesta en la Placita de Oxnard” on Sept. 14, the Fiestas Patrias parade on Sept. 15, followed by the traditional Cry for Independence.

    On Sept. 7, the Comité Cultural Mexicano announced the selection of Estephanie Vázquez, representing Distrito Federal, selected as Fiestas Patrias queen during the gala dinner and crowing of the Fiestas Patrias queen (“Cena-Gala de Coronación“) at the Ventura Beach Marriott. Dignitaries attending the gala included Consul de México Ana Berenice Díaz and Supervisor John Zaragoza.

    Other contestants this year include Daisy Ramires, representing Aguascalientes; Emely Baez (Estado de México); Jocelyn González (Michoacán); Martha Alicia Lona (Guanajuato); Marina Zetina (Sinaloa); Erica Reyes (Zacatecas); and Brenda Topete (Jalisco).

    Members of the Comite Cultural Mexicano include Cecilia Martínez, president; Héctor Pelayo, vice president; Victor Martínez, secretary; Dolores Ochoa, treasurer; Hernandez and Melissa Vargas, the 2012 Fiestas Patrias queen.

    Fiestas Patrias 2013 will conclude with the following events:

    • The Fiesta in the Plaza (“Fiesta en la Palcita de Oxnard”) will be held from noon to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14 in downtown Oxnard.
    • The Fiestas Patrias 2013 parade (“Desfile Commemorativo“) will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 15 on C Street in downtown Oxnard.
    • The traditional Cry for Independence (“Grito de Independencia“) will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15 at Plaza Park in downtown Oxnard.

    Call 805-217-0005 for more information.

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    Estephanie Vázquez, representing Distrito Federal, was selected as Fiestas Patrias queen during the Comité Cultural Mexicano annual Fiestas Patrias Gala on Sept. 7 in Ventura. Photos by Alex Buck.
     
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    Estephanie Vázquez, representing Distrito Federal, is crowned Fiestas Patrias queen during the Comité Cultural Mexicano annual Fiestas Patrias Gala on Sept. 7 in Ventura. Photos by Alex Buck.
     
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    Estephanie Vázquez, representing Distrito Federal, is presented to the audience as Fiestas Patrias queen during the Comité Cultural Mexicano annual Fiestas Patrias Gala on Sept. 7 in Ventura. Photos by Alex Buck.
     
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    Fiestas Patrias Queen Estephanie Vázquez, representing Distrito Federal, left and first runner up Jocelyn González, representing Michoacán, are presented to the audience during the Comité Cultural Mexicano annual Fiestas Patrias Gala on Sept. 7 in Ventura. Photos by Alex Buck.
     
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    Contestants of the Fiestas Patrias competition are presented to the audience during the Comité Cultural Mexicano annual Fiestas Patrias Gala on Sept. 7 in Ventura. Photos by Alex Buck.
     
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    Brenda Topete, from left, representing Jalisco; Martha Alicia Lona (Guanajuato); Estephanie Vázquez (Distrito Federal); and Erica Reyes (Zacatecas), are presented to the audience during the Comité Cultural Mexicano annual Fiestas Patrias Gala on Sept. 7 in Ventura. Photos by Alex Buck.
     
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    Emely Baez, from left, representing el Estado de México; Jocelyn González (Michoacán); Marina Zetina (Sinaloa) and Daisy Ramirez (Aguascalientes), are presented to the audience during the Comité Cultural Mexicano annual Fiestas Patrias Gala on Sept. 7 in Ventura. Photos by Alex Buck.
     
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    Contestants of the Fiestas Patrias competition are presented to the audience by members of the Comité Cultural Mexicano annual Fiestas Patrias Gala on Sept. 7 in Ventura. Dignitaries included Cónsul de México Ana Berenice Díaz and Supervisor John Zaragoza. Photos by Alex Buck.
     
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