Grab your amigos and head over to historic Old Town to spice up your weekend with the 34th annual Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo! Celebrating 34 years of fiery fun, Fiesta is sure to be MUY CALIENTE! The 34 th Annual Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo will transform the historic Old Town area into the largest Cinco de Mayo celebration north of the border taking place Friday, May 5th, 2017 through Sunday, May 7th, 2017. This weekend celebration attracts over 100,000 people over the course of three days with its bustling mercado, non-stop music and live entertainment, lucha libre wrestling, and a huge display of lowriders and other incredible autos!
Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo will feature live entertainment on the Café Coyote Stage on both Saturday and Sunday! Mariachi music from Mariachi Fiesta, Mariachi Real, SWC Mariachi, and El Mariachi Garibaldi will fill the event on stage and throughout the event footprint as roving performances fill the streets. Watch in amazement as dancers fill the stage between musical acts, featuring Aztec Dancers, rope trick performances by Rojas Charros and Ballet Folklorico performances by Danz Art and Gift of Dance. Throughout the weekend you can also enjoy Nortena rhythms by Nortena Chula Vista, Latin Jazz by Perla Negra, Percussion Fusion by Combo Libertad, Latin Swing by Joe Cardillo, Latin Rock by Afro Trucko, Salsa by Manny Cepeda Salsa, and covers by Reminiscence.
Stroll through the iconic Lowrider Lane and be wowed by the unique paint jobs and car modifications that have become a Fiesta favorite. Feed your appetite by feasting at the delectable dining establishments throughout Old Town or at one of the many food vendors offering up cervezas, agua fescas, burritos, tacos, and so much more! Enjoy margarita and tequila specials throughout Old Town to get you in the mood to shake your maracas and fiesta the day and night away.
Between the music, feed your curiosity and love for history by exploring the museums, specialty shops and the lively streets of the bustling Mercado where you can purchase an array of merchandise: handmade leather pieces, beautiful jewelry and many more treasures. With free activities for the children, such as; face painting, arts and crafts, interactive educational elements, and so much more, your little ones will have no interest in a siesta at this fiesta! Also while at the Fiesta, be sure to visit the Ballet Folklorico competition in the historic state park which will have two days of historic ballet folkloric performances by people of all ages!
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