The Balboa Park Conservancy’s free Cinco de Mayo Celebration on May 2, 2020, invites people of all ages to experience authentic Mexican-themed music and dance performances, colorful horseback riders, strolling mariachis, hands-on activity booths for kids, arts and crafts vendors, gourmet food trucks, and more.
Once again, a horseback procession at from Escaramuza Charra las Golondrinas and Asociación Charros Herencia Charra will kick off the day’s entertainment in the Plaza de Panama, followed by. Additional entertainment in the Plaza will be provided by the City Heights Mariachi and the San Diego State University Marching Aztecs Drumline, who will lead festival-goers from the Plaza de Panama to the free one-hour concert event featuring Jarabe Mexicano at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion starting at 5:00 p.m.
Other highlights of the day include a special fashion showcase of regional styles of dress from Mexico, and Huichol artisans from Nayarit, Mexico, demonstrating various traditional art techniques, sponsored by the Mexican Consulate. Additional activity booths will be hosted by event sponsors, park cultural organizations, and community partners.
A variety of cuisines from some of San Diego’s best food trucks will also be available throughout the day on the El Prado walkway.
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