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Cinco de Mayo California

Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for 5th of May) is recognized worldwide as an occasion to pay tribute to the Mexican victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla in on May 5, 1862.

VISALIA: Cinco de Mayo May 5, 2019, 12:30-4:30 p.m.
Garden Street Plaza, 300 E. Main St.
Free admission, visalia.city
Mariachi music, Mexican cuisine, kids activities, vendors

SAN DIEGO: Mes de Mayo Cocktail Cruises, May 5, 2019 plus every Friday and Saturday in May, 6-8 p.m. at Hornblower Cruises & Events, Pier 2, 970 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101. Event includes fiesta-style appetizers and Mexican beer and cocktail specials. $42-up, (619) 686-8715 or hornblower.com

CALEXICO: Fans of Hispanic music may also enjoy Mariachi Festival Sin Fronteras May 17-18, 2019, Calexico Chamber of Commerce

ANAHEIM: Cinco de Mayo Fiesta May 4-5, 2019, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
La Palma Park
1000 N Harbor Blvd
Anaheim, 92801
anaheim.net | fiestaunited.org
Event includes a carnival, rides, music, food and games.

ATWATER: Cinco de Mayo May 4, 2019, 4-10 p.m. Veterans Fundraiser, $8 donation. Chili Verde Dinner, Dine in or take out. 1390 Broadway Ave. Central California Veterans Organization is hosting fun event with  Music, photo booth, Prizes, Latin Dance Instructor and more. mercedcountyevents.com |  facebook.com/ Mccv-SemperFi-1604669463172180/

BAKERSFIELD: Cinco De Mayo Party May 4, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. Mento Buru| Velorio | Mariachi San Marcos | Grupo Folklorico Escuelas Unidas! Facility: Buck Owens' Crystal Palace 2800 Buck Owens Blvd. Bakersfield, CA 93308 $20, approx. buckowens.com

BERKELEY: Cinco De Mayo Celebration May 3, 2019, 4-5 p.m. All Ages invited to Frances Albrier Auditorium Come celebrate Cinco De Mayo. Enjoy delicious Mexican foods, a pinata, and live performances by Performing Arts after school participants. A great time will be had by all! cityofberkeley.info

CALISTOGA: Fairgrounds County Fair & Fiesta May 3-5, 2019 
$, celebratenapavalley.org

CAPAY: Cinco de Mayo May 4, 2019, 4-10 p.m.
Capay Organic 
23800 State Highway 16
Capay, California 95607
$20-25, Free age 12 years and under, capayorganic.com | $35-40 per campsite
Live music and dancing, local food and wine, a tractor-tram tour of the farm, camping in the orchards and plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy.

CARSON: Cinco De Mayo Celebration Saturday, May 4, 2019, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Carson Park, 21411 Orrick Ave, Carson, CA 90745 Special Presentation by La Sonora Dinamita. Boxing Exhibition, Classic Car Show, Beer Garden. Free Admission. ci.carson.ca.us

SANGER: Cinco de Mayo May 4, 2019, 5-9 p.m. Music, drinks and fiesta in Downtown Sanger. sanger.org

COMMERCE: Cinco de Mayo Celebration May 5, 2019, 12-5 p.m.
Bristow Park (free shuttle from Gage Complex and Veterans Park starting around 11 a.m.)
1466 S. McDonnell Ave.
Commerce, CA
Free, ci.commerce.ca.us
Kiddie rides, music, foods, Commerce Folklorico Dancers, bands, Tacos, Taquitos and Tortas, best food in town! Meet new Cinco Queen. Sangria band performs live. Join Miss Cinco de Mayo, Gabriela S. Gomez.

CORONA: Corona Cinco de Mayo Parade and Fiesta May 4, 2019 | rain date May 11, 2019
Cinco de Mayo Parade 10 a.m. Sixth Street from Merrill Street to Rimpau Avenue
Fiesta at City Park 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
930 E. Sixth St.
Corona, CA
CoronaCincodeMayo.net
Featuring a variety of entertainment, food, games, and booths, visit
The annual parade with 5 announcers along the parade route includes dancers, marching units, low-riders, antique cars, and children. After the parade, the fiesta begins at the Corona City Park. Opening ceremonies Noon, Fiesta Band Shell. Mexican food, Mariachi groups, Folklorico Dancers, Queen Contest, Latin Salsa, Fun Zone, bouncers, ponies, and play at the game booths. The first Cinco de Mayo celebration in Corona was held in 1924. Ms. Teresa Lemus was the community's first Cinco de Mayo Queen. Having moved to Corona from Phoenix, Arizona, her father wished to host a Cinco de Mayo celebration. With the help of the community, money was raised to hold a parade, fiesta, and a street dance. At that time, the parade traveled along the city's Grand Boulevard Circle.

DELANO: Cinco de Mayo May 2-5, 2019
Delano Memorial Park
110 S. Lexington St.
Delano, CA
Delano Chamber of Commerce (661)725-2518
Free, delanochamberofcommerce.org |
Buy carnival tickets in advance and save money: midwayoffun.com
Kick Off Street Fair April 25, 2019, 5-9 p.m. on 900 & 1000 Blocks of Main St., Delano for Food, fun and entertainment
Parade, carnival and a weekend of fun entertainment with live music, dance, games and festive costumes.

DINUBA: Cinco de Mayo May 3-4, 2019
Rose Ann Vuich Park
855 E. El Monte Way
Dinuba, CA
dinubachamber.com
Saturday Parade route: Staging at Elizabeth Way 9 a.m. | Marches onto Tulare Street to L Street | turns onto L Street to Kern | marches on Kern Street back to J Street end
Festival includes music, food, games and carnival.

VENICE: Venice Cinco de Mayo Parade Festival May 4, 2019, 10 a.m.
 Oakwood Park
767 California Avenue
Venice, CA 90291
Free, eventbrite.com
Parade features Mexican Cultural performances including classic cars, traditional Folklorico dancers, Aztec Dancers, Charro, and Mariachi. Festival afterward in Oakwood Park includes  performances, food vendors, face painting, arts & crafts, and piñatas.

DUARTE: Cinco de Mayo Celebration May 2, 2019, 3:30 p.m.
Free, $1 for food. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at the Teen Center. There will be traditional Mexican food for all to enjoy, accessduarte.com

GARDENA: Gardena Cinco De Mayo May 4, 2019, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  Cinco de Mayo & Parade (at 10 a.m.) Route: begins at Gardena Blvd. & New Hampshire Ave. and ends at Fukai Park where the festival takes place. Food, entertainment, mariachis, folklorico folk dancing, crafts and classic cars. Location:  Fukai Park, 15800 S. Brighton Ave., Gardena, CA. City Recreation Division at (310) 217-9537, gardenaevents.com

BLAIRSDEN: Mohawk Valley Cinco de Mayo May 4, 2019
Mohawk Community Resource Center third annual Cinco de Mayo at the Graeagle Fire Hall. Doors open at 5 pm and a buffet style meal will be served at 6 pm.  $, call (530) 836-o446 or at MCRC, at the corner of Hwys. 89 and 70 in Blairsden. Sells out! plumasnews.com

GUALALA: Cinco de Mayo Mariachi Festival May 5, 2019, 12-3 p.m.
Bower Park
37691 Old Stage Rd.
Gualala, CA
actionnetwork.info
Admission is free, and, as always, this is an alcohol-free event.
The Festival begins at noon with live Mariachi music, DJ Smerf and Naomi Carbajal. The band will play on and off all afternoon, in between folkloric dance performances. Kids  entertainment.  There will be authentic Mexican food at the event.

LAKE ARROWHEAD: Cinco de Mayo May 5, 2019
thelakearrowheadvillage.com
Also: Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Luncheon May 5, 2019 Don't miss the Rim Educational Foundation's Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Luncheon. Be the one to bring a world of possibilities to our local Rim students! Be Inspired. Be Informed. Be Entertained. The cost is $50 per person, rimedfoundation.org

LIVINGSTON: Livingston Cinco de Mayo Festival May 5, 2019
Past info: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Free General admission from 10am to 1pm. The Car Show cruises from Memorial Park up Main to Walnut and into Sports Complex starting at 10 a.m. The party then starts at Max Foster Sports Complex with Car Show and Concert, food and craft booths, Entertainment including Folkloric Dancers, Mariachi. Kids under 10-years-old are free. Location: 2600 Walnut Ave Livingston Max Foster Sports Complex Livingston, CA 95334 Cost: Free before 3 p.m., then -$7

LOS ANGELES

Hollenbeck Park Cinco de Mayo May 3, 2019, 6-10 p.m. L.A. area bands are invited to come share their talent. laparks.org/reccenter/hollenbeck

LOS ANGELES: Olvera Street Cinco Celebration May 4-5, 2019, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument
Olvera Street
Downtown Los Angeles, CA
The festive weekend festival features popular and traditional music, exhibitor booths, cultural dancing and plenty of delicious Mexican food.

LOS ANGELES: Fiesta Broadway Cinco de Mayo Celebration April 28, 2019, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Free
allaccess-la.com
Concerts, artists, shopping, food and more.
Council of Mexican Federations (COFEM) is sponsor of event which includes bands galore.  Daily Celebration of Mexico's victory over French forces in Puebla, Mexico in 1862, with popular and traditional music, exhibitor booths, dancing and food. Celebration of Mexico's victory over French forces in Puebla, Mexico in 1862, with popular and traditional music, dancing, and food. Celebration of Mexico's victory over French forces in Puebla, Mexico in 1862, with popular and traditional music, dancing, and food.

MONTEREY PARK: Cinco de Mayo Celebration May 5, 2019 1-6 p.m.
Barnes Park Amphitheater
350 S. McPherrin Ave.
Monterey Park, CA 91754
montereypark.ca.gov
Cinco de Mayo Celebration rekindles the sounds and magic of Mexico through performances, authentic Mexican food and more. Entertainment will include Mariachi, Folklorico dancing and lots of food and fun.

MORAGA: Cinco de Mayo not listed in 2019. The facility is available to rent through Moraga Parks, where in 2019 there's Hacienda Nights July 19, August 9, August 23, and September 13, 2019, 5-9 p.m. on Fridays. See moraga.ca.us/dept/park-rec/haciendanights
Hacienda de las Flores Park
2100 Donald Drive
Moraga, CA 94556

RANCHO CUCAMONGA: Cinco De Mayo Saturday, May 4, 2019, 3-7 p.m. FREE ADMISSION cityofrc.us Old Town Park, 10033 Feron Blvd. Annual Salsa Recipe Contest, live music and food for sale, all are part of the fun. RCpark.com | Bring your best salsa and sign up at the event. cityofrc.us

RICHMOND & SAN PABLO: Cinco de Mayo Festival May 4, 2019, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
St. Paul's Church will once again be hosting this year's San Pablo Cinco de Mayo Festival. There will be children's games, live entertainment, food, vendors and an enjoyable environment for all! 
 St. Paul's School Grounds
1835 Church Lane
San Pablo, CA
ci.san-pablo.ca.us
May 5, 2019, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  Cinco de Mayo Festival (Bash) is always the first Sunday in May, 23rd Street Merchants Association, 23rdstreetma.com
ci.richmond.ca.us
Biggest Cinco celebration in the Bay Area attracts over 100,000 people!
Celebrate the Mexican Culture and enjoy three music stages, dancing horses, jumpers, giveaways, food, exhibits and much more. The Parade starts at 24th Street @ Barrett Avenue in Richmond, turning right on Market Avenue, and ending at Church Lane @ San Pablo Avenue in San Pablo. 

SACRAMENTO: Cinco Festival Fiesta En La Calle May 4-5, 2019
Southside Park
2115 6th Street
7th & T Streets
Sacramento, CA
Free admission facebook.com/ FiestaEnLaCalle.ConcertSeries
Fiesta En La Calle is Celebrating it's 50th free concert this Cinco De Mayo. It has served the Latino Community of Sacramento and surrounding areas free music events that started in 2011. In these 9 years, they have brought the Latino Community back together with Free Music Events.   Help   celebrate this mild stone this Cinco de Mayo on a full weekend of free of music. Saturday May 4 from 4pm to 9pm and on Cinco De Mayo (May 5) from 12pm to 6pm. Both Free Admission and Sunday marking the 50th Free Concert! This year presenting the best and awarded Selena Tribute Band :ANYTHING FOR SALINAS featuring Karol Posadas, The #1 Santana Tribute Band SACRED FIRE, Bay Area's best Tribute to WAR CISCO KID, The high energy top 40 band SUGAR HIGH, The best female Trio IXCHEL, Bay Area's Cumbian Sensation DISCOS RESACA, Sacramento's favorite SOL PELIGRO and Sacramento's best friend KANDIA. 

SAN BERNARDINO: Cinco de Mayo May 4, 2019, 5-9 p.m.
Court Street Square
349 N. E St.
San Bernardino, Ca
Free, sbcity.org
Entertainment, music, car show, vendor booths, art showcase

SAN FRANCISCO: Cinco de Mayo Yacht Party May 4 & 5, 2019, 10:30 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.
Pier 40
89 King Street
San Francisco, CA
$44.06 approx. on eventbrite.com pre-sales only
3 Hours of sailing in the San Francisco Bay | 2 Fully stocked Bars | Full Panoramic Views of the aesthetic Bay, best Views of SF City Skyline, Bay Bridge | DJ spinning best of Top 40, EDM, HipHop and a lot of Latin Music Specials | 2 Levels of Entertainment and Fun

SAN LEANDRO: Cinco de Mayo Celebration! May 3, 2019, 6 p.m.
Marina Community Center
15301 Wicks Boulevard
San Leandro, CA
Free, open to the public, sanleandro.org.
21st Annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration open to the public features mariachi music and theatrical performances  by the Ballet Folklorico de Carlos Moreno. Traditional Mexican arts and crafts for kids to make, light refreshments and fun.

SAN CLEMENTE: Cinco de Mayo Festival May 4, 2019, 2 - 6 p.m.
Max Berg Plaza Park
1100 Calle Puente
San Clemente, California
san-clemente.org
The annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta celebrates Mexican culture in the charming Spanish Village by the Sea. The program features live entertainment, Mexican fare, kids' game booths, face painting and other activities, and music, food trucks and more are in store.
Past entertainment: Mariachi Los Patrillos | Chinelos Dancers | Los Fabulocos | Ballet Folklorico Grupo Nueva Amanecer | Grupo Dilema

SAN CLEMENTE: Fiesta de Mayo May 4, 2019, 1-3 p.m.
Outlets at San Clemente, Oak Tree Court
101 West Avenida Vista Hermosa, Suite 190
San Clemente, CA
Free admission
outletsatsanclemente.com
Mariachis and Ballet Folklorico, Local breweries Artifex Brewing Company, Left Coast Brewing Company & Lost Winds Brewing Company, Dulce Vida Tequila margaritas and palomas Taco Truck and Mexican street corn on the cob. Free family-friendly fun, including balloon artists, giveaways, a photo booth and more!

SAN DIEGO: Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo May 3-5, 2019
Friday 4-9 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Cost: Free
cincodemayooldtown.com

SAN DIEGO: Cinco de Mayo May 4, 2019, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Balboa Park Plaza de Panama and Spreckels Organ Pavilion
Free, balboaparkconservancy.org

SAN FRANCISCO San Francisco Cinco de Mayo Celebration May 4, 2019, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Valencia Street between 21st & 24th Streets
San Francisco, CA
mncsf.org/sfcincodemayo/
Savor the best of Mexican and Latin American cultures with a diverse array of Mexican and Latino foods, music, dance awesome vendor booths Over 75 vendors sell diverse foods, arts and crafts.
Zumbaton with Abril Avila
Mission District Young Musicians
Berta Olivia Y Maricahi
Bolivia Corazon Dancers
Ensambles Ballet Folklorico de SF
Son Nuestro Mariachis
Tony Rodriguez Y Su Conjunto Picante Salsa Band
Victoria Sandoval
Cathedral City High School Ballet Folklorico
Omar Ledezma Jr
ABADA Capoeira Afro-Brazilian Martial Art
123 Andres
DJ max Kim
CMC-Coro Solera Older Adult Choir
Louda y Los Bad Hombres
Colin Music Ensemble
Adelante Salsa, Latin Rock, Classic R&B

SANTA ANA: Cinco de Mayo city ended funding and support in 2018. Downtown celebrated an Art Walk. 2019 offers no mention of an event.

SANTA CLARA: Cinco de Mayo California's Great America May 4-5, 2019, 12-6 p.m. Hometown Square section of the park transforms into La Plaza — to celebrate Hispanic culture through authentic food and drink, traditional dance and live music. Entertainment includes Folkloric dancing, Mariachi performances, Tacos and other fresh, authentic food and drink, Family-friendly games, decor and music. Cinco de Mayo Michelada Contest — eight contestants see who can make the best michelada drink in the South Bay fo Two Round Trip Volaris Tickets to Guadalajara, Mexico cagreatamerica.com/ play/events/cinco-de-mayo

SANTA FE SPRINGS: Cinco de Mayo at Swap Meet not mentioned in 2019. Open during construction with concerts sometimes.
Santa Fe Springs Swap Meet
13963 Alondra Blvd
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
sfsswapmeet.com

SANTA ROSA: Roseland Cinco de Mayo May 5, 2019, 3-9 p.m.
650 Sebastopol Rd.
Santa Rosa, CA
Free, santarosacincodemayo.com
Non-alcohol and no smoking event. Entertainment includes music, dance, food vendors, products, family activities and more. Performing in 2019:
Mariachi Tecoman
Miss Latina Wine Country
Los Traviezos
Maxima Frequencia
Estrellas de la Bahia
Ballet Paquiyollotzin
LBC Mariachi
Auxiliary Dance
Tommy Gunna & Tay Young
Oso Cali & Friends
MO de Mexico

SHAFTER: Shafter Cinco de Mayo Celebration May 4, 2019,
Parade begins at 10 a.m. Route: Richland & Shafter Avenues, marching on Shafter, then left on Munzer to Central, left on James, to California Ave., turn right on Calif. to North Kern Courts parking lot.
Mannel Park
Shafter, CA
Free, shaftercincodemayo.org
20 vendors & exhibitors, music, dancers, children's rides, arts, crafts, information, food booths, a mini carnival for the kids, and fun activities throughout the day.

SOUTH EL MONTE: Cinco de Mayo Celebration May 3, 2019, 5- 9 p.m.
ci.south-el-monte.ca.us
South El Monte Community Center
1530 Central Ave.
South El Monte, CA
Food booths, free games, crafts, mariachis, live entertainment with special performance of Baile Folklorico Alegria de Sur El Monte.

STOCKTON: Cinco de Mayo Parade and Fiesta May 5, 2019, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Weber Point
Free parade | $5 Fiest admission, elconcilio.org
Central Valley's Largest Annual Cinco de Mayo Family Fiesta in downtown Stockton includes traditional Hispanic culture, dance, and music, foods, beverages, arts and crafts vendors, as well as a children's activities area, contests, health information and screenings and live performances on the main stage and throughout the day.

TULARE: St. Rita's Cinco de Mayo April 27-28, 2019
Back Parking Lot
954 S. O St.
Tulare CA
stritacatholicchurch.com
Food and drinks, bands and entertainment for the whole family. Saturday 4-9 p.m. and Sunday 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
Performances in 2019:
Grupo Hermanos N-E
Bailes Folkloricos de Saint Rita's
Mariachi Santa Rita
Los Nuevos Galas
Oscar Munoz
Grupo Ternura
DK Altrevido MIX
Perlas de Mexico
Desfile de Trajest Tipicos por Celina
Flores del Valle
La Original Banda El Bajio
Los Capos del Valle
Los de la Cuadra
Grupo Tropi Mar
Grupo Dizeno Nueva Generacion
Gustavo Higareda
Rosita Sylvestre
Los Principes MX
Los Elegantes

TUSTIN: Cinco De Mayo May 3, 2019, 4-6 p.m.
Thorman Elementary School
1402 Sycamore Ave.
Tustin 92780
tustinca.org
Free games, food, prizes and entertainment with Danza Colibri and Ramos el Mariachi de la Voz de Mexico

VACAVILLE: Cinco de Mayo Celebration May 3, 2019, 12-2 p.m. McBride Senior Center, 91 Town Square, Vacaville, CA. $6-7 donation. recweb.cityofvacaville.com

WINDSOR: Cinco de Mayo Parade & Celebration May 4, 2019, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Parade 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Windsor Town Green
701 McClelland Drive
Windsor, CA
Free Admission, townofwindsor.com
Live entertainment, multi-cultural art displays, children's activities, food and informational vendors. The Windsor Day Parade, now in its 36th year, is a long-standing Town tradition organized by the Windsor Kiwanis Club. The parade begins at Windsor High School and ends at the south end of the Town Green. Immediately following the parade, the Windsor Day Festival, organized by Windsor Odd Fellows, features live music, booths, food, beer & wine, children's games and performances by Ballet Folklorico and bands.

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