Thounsands turned out at the 2013 Fiestas Patrias celebration of Mexican Independence Day on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, at the AVA Amphitheater at Casino del Sol. The hours-long event featured live music, a Miss Latinoamerica pageant to present the festival queen and the Mexican Consulate leading the evening "grito" civic ceremony commemorating the events leading up to Mexico's independence - all capped off with the roar of "Viva Mexico!"