5 de Mayo Festival
This family oriented, free CINCO DE MAYO festival is hosted by La Raza 98.3FM, Latina 106.9FM and HOLA News. It celebrates Cinco de Mayo—or the fifth of May— a holiday that marks the date of the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867). A relatively minor holiday in Mexico, in the United States Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a commemoration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas with large Mexican-American populations. Regional Mexican live music is a very important element of this event and has included world famous artists. Live events such as Lucha Libre, Children’s Fun Zone and Cultural Dance presentations give this festival a special and attractive flare. This festival is always FREE and open to people of all backgrounds and ages!