Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico

The  Annual Taste of Jalisco Festival in Cathedral City celebrates the sister city relationship between Cathedral City and Tequila, Jalisco (Mexico) through music, fashion, spirits, culture and cuisine. Activities include live musical and dance entertainment, Mexican-inspired food, tequila tasting, kid zone, outdoor market and fireworks show.

Tequila, the city

Tequila is a town in Mexico’s western state of Jalisco. It’s known for its production of the famous spirit. Near the foot of the Tequila Volcano, the outskirts of town are dotted with fields of blue agave, the liquor’s main ingredient. The production process can be observed at several distilleries and haciendas. The Museo Nacional del Tequila and the Museo Los Abuelos feature exhibits on the history of the drink.

Sister City

Tequila, Jalisco (Mexico) and Cathedral City, California are sister Cities. A sister city, county, or state relationship is a broad-based, long-term partnership between two communities in two countries. A relationship is officially recognized after the highest elected or appointed official from both communities sign off on an agreement to become sister cities.

A city may have any number of sister cities, with community involvement ranging from a half-dozen to hundreds of volunteers. In addition to volunteers, sister city organizations can include representatives from nonprofits, municipal governments, the private sector, and other civic organizations.

Each sister city organization is independent and pursues the activities and thematic areas that are important to them and their community including municipal, business, trade, educational, and cultural exchanges and projects  with their sister city.

Cathedral City, California Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico
Population (2010) 51,200 40,697
Area (mi2 / km2) 22.68 / 58.74 137.51 / 356.1
Founded / Incorporated 1981 1850
Elevation (above sea level) 328' 3,870'
Minimum Wage $15.00 Hour $8.80 Day
Major Industry Auto Sales / Cannabis Tequila production
Time Zone Pacific Central
Events/Festivals Taste of Jalisco Festival, Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon Festival, LGBT Days, Tejano Music Festival Mundo Cuervo's Half Marathon,
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