The protocol for the Cry for Independence ceremony is the same in every city. If you are interested in following one broadcast locally, this is how the event develops.
At 10pm, a group of people portraying the insurgents reenact the historical meeting on the road to the station. They then make an entrance to the historical center carrying and conclude the scenario by torches to the historic center, this concludes by recreating the liberation of prisoners; in spite of the fact that this event took place in Dolores, not in San Miguel.
At 10:45pm a national flag is brought from the old presidential building to the Casa de Allende museum, the mayor walks there flanked by members of the army and local authorities. This is the flag that the mayor will wave after giving the Cry for Independence. At 10:55 pm, the symbolic fire is brought to the Casa de Allende by the winner of the September 13 race. At exactly 11 pm the mayor appears on the right hand balcony of the Casa de Allende and it is from here that he cries out the traditional “Long live Mexico! From the very same balcony he then pulls a rope to ring the bell at the San Miguel Arcángel parish. The party continues with the ringing of bells, fireworks, and a Mexican show that this year will go until 1am. None of this will be open to the public but will be broadcast through social networks.