SAN DIEGO: Cinco de Mayo May 4, 2019, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Balboa Park Plaza de Panama and Spreckels Organ Pavilion
Mexican-themed music and dance performances, arts and crafts, horseback riders, strolling mariachis, fashion show, food trucks, and a free concert. Highlights: Jarabe Mexicano, horseback procession, with Escaramuza Charra las Golondrinas and Asociacion Charros Herencia Charra led by a floreador, Mariachi Victoria and the Paris Escovedo Band, San Diego State University Drumline procession, Huichol artisans from Nayarit, Mexico and activities for all ages and interests.
May 3-5, 2019
Friday May 3, 2019 4-10 p.m.
Saturday, May 4, 2019 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Sunday, May 5, 2019 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
The largest Cinco de Mayo celebration on the West Coast attracts more than 100,000 people annually. In additionl to music and entertainment, Lucha libre wrestling matches at the new Lucha Cantina, over 75 authentic food and craft vendor, the iconic Lowrider Lane and an authentic Spanish atmosphere lend to this annual celebration now celebrating its 35th year in 2018.
Gift of Dance
Los Cardoso Lobo Negro
Manny Cepeda Orchestra
The Rogue Pilots
Reminescence - HBNW
Manny Cepeda Orchestra
Charlie Chavez y su Afrotruko
Fiery Fiesta Get Down in Old Town! The annual celebration is the spiciest weekend of the year. Over 40 bands, traditional ballet folklorico dancers, Lucha Libre performances, equestrian shows, a mercado with over 100 retail and food booths, beer garden and more! Street closures in the entire Historic Old Town area with a transformation of the streets into the largest Cinco de Mayo celebration north of the border.
Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo annual festival is the largest Cinco de Mayo celebration north of the border, filled with mariachis, cervezas, great food, and more! The Fiesta's sizzling entertainment with over 40 bands, ballet folklorico, beer and margarita gardens and tequilerias offer thirst-quenching relief. Don't forget to drink plenty of agua fresco -- like tamarind, jamaica or horchata.
Get into the fiesta spirit; gather the amigos and head to Old Town for the ultimate in Cinco de Mayo fun. Proceeds benefit the Historic Old Town Community Foundation.
Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.