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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.

ANAHEIM: Cinco de Mayo Fiesta May 2-5, 2024, daily hours vary
La Palma Park
1000 N Harbor Blvd
Anaheim, 92801
fiestaunited.org
Event includes a carnival, rides, music, food and games. Event has been an annual fiesta of fun since 1971. Carnival rides, Food Trucks, Soccer, Music, vendors

CORONA: Corona Cinco de Mayo Parade and Fiesta May 4, 2024,  11 a.m.-5 p.m
Cinco de Mayo Parade 10 a.m. Sixth Street from Merrill Street to Rimpau Avenue
Fiesta at City Park
930 E. Sixth St.
Corona, CA
Free, some activities charge a fee, CoronaCincodeMayo.net
Featuring a variety of entertainment, food, games, and booths.
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.

DINUBA: Cinco de Mayo "Viva la Fiesta" Parade, Festival and Pageant May 2-5, 2024
Rose Ann Vuich Park
855 E. El Monte Way
Dinuba, CA
Free, dinubachamber.com | facebook.com/DinubaCDMP
Saturday May 4, 2024 Parade, 2024 Cinco de Mayo Queen, bands, floats and more appear in the Parade! 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 with ticketed rides you must buy. The Carnival  at Rose Ann Vuich Park is May 2-5, 2024.   Entertainment, Food and Craft booths open May 4-5, 2024

MONTEREY PARK: A Tribute to Cinco de Mayo Celebration May 9, 2024, 5-10 p.m.
Barnes Park Amphitheater
350 S. McPherrin Ave.
Monterey Park, CA 91754
Free, 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. Live Entertainment by Cambalaches, Mariachi by Antonio Navarro and Mariachi Concert, plus The Latin fusion band  DRIVE.

RICHMOND & SAN PABLO:  de Mayo Parade and Festival May 5, 2024
The Parade starts at 10 a.m. at  24th Street @ Barrett Avenue in Richmond, turning right on Market Avenue, and ending at Church Lane @ San Pablo Avenue in San Pablo.  
10 a.m.-5 p.m.  Cinco de Mayo Festival (Bash) is always the first Sunday in May, Hosted by 23rd Street Merchants Association, 23rdstreetmerchants.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.

SAN DIEGO: Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo May 4-5, 2024

  • Gaslamp May 4, 2024, 12-10 p.m.
  • Old Town May 4-5, 2024, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday

Free, oldtowncincodemayo.com

SAN GABRIEL: Cinco de Mayo Mercado Wednesday, May 3, 2024, 5:30-9:30 p.m. in Mission District. Artisan vendors, music, crafts, food, beer garden, craft cocktails and more! Celebrate with the City of San Gabriel at this festive event. 2024 Cinco De Mayo media sponsor, Telemundo52 has free photo booths and other fun activities and giveaways. Location: 320 S. Mission Drive, San Gabriel, CA. Free admission, SanGabrielCity.com /1338/Cinco-de-Mayo

SAN LEANDRO: Cinco de Mayo Celebration! May 3, 2024, 6 p.m.
Marina Community Center
15301 Wicks Blvd.
San Leandro, CA
Free, open to the public, sanleandro.org
Annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration open to the public features mariachi music by Mariachi Femenil Orgullo Mexicano and theatrical performances  by the Ballet Folklorico Costa de Oro. Traditional Mexican arts and crafts for kids to make, light refreshments and fun.

SOUTH EL MONTE: Cinco de Mayo Celebration May 5, 2023, 6- 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 performances.

SHAFTER: Shafter Cinco de Mayo Celebration May 4, 2024
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
Approx. 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.

STOCKTON: Cinco de Mayo Parade and Fiesta May 4-5, 2024, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Weber Point
Over 30,000 people came last year so the festival now takes place over 2 days! Free parade  at 11 a.m. El Concilio California is excited to bring back its Festival Parade with a new route that ends right at the Weber Point festival entrance.
Free admission, elconcilio.org
Gates on Saturday, May 4 at 11 a.m. with a 5K Family Fun Run starting at 9 a.m., with a full day of fun, food, games and entertainment that will wrap up with a late-night concert and comedy event until 8 p.m. Sunday gates open at 10 a.m. with the annual Cinco de Mayo Parade, with activities, entertainment, fun, and games continuing until 6 p.m.
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 29-30, 2023
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 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

TUSTIN: Cinco de Mayo Celebration May 3, 2024, 3-6 p.m. at Frontier Park. Free entertainment, games and prizes, food for sale. Location: 1400 Mitchell Avenue, Tustin, CA. Free, tustinca.org

BAKERSFIELD: Cinco Pachanga with Mento Buru, Velorio, Mariachi San Marcos de Bakerfield with Ballet Folklorico Huaztecalli, Dulce Armonia and much more! Doors open 2 p.m. Show at 3 p.m. at Buck Owens' Crystal Palace. Location: 2800 Buck Owens Blvd., Bakersfield, CA 93308 $35-40, buckowens.com
 

Past Events

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.

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.

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.

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

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.  

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 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: 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

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

No information for 2024 Cinco de Mayo

LOS ANGELES: Cinco de Mayo Fest  at Pershing Square. Bands Orquesta Nueva Revolucion, El Mariachi Cielito Lindo, La Revancha. Location: 532 S. Olive St., Los Angeles, CA.   laparks.org/pershingsquare

SANTA ANA: Cinco de Mayo Cinco de Mayo Carnival. It's a Cinco Celebration with carnival rides and games for all ages. Free General Admission. Free Parking.   thefuncarnival.com

 

Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.


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