In recognition of Mexican Independence Day, Santa Maria Foursquare Church will host its third annual Fiesta dia de la Independencia from 2 to 6 p.m. Sept. 16.

More than 1,000 people from the community have showed up the past two years to “celebrate the culture and heritage of Mexico,” said Associate Pastor Joel Arreola.

The free event will include food, live music, ballet folklorico dance and games and activities for…