There is no better way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo than roaming the festival-filled streets of the Bay Area. Although mistaken for Mexico’s Independence Day, Cinco de Mayo is a date that commemorates the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over the French forces in 1862. From delicious food to live entertainment, these three events have something for everyone!
21st Annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration – San Leandro: May 3rd
A fiesta for the whole family, this fun-filled party will display Mexico’s culture and traditions. This highly popular event is hosted by the City of San Leandro and is free to the public. The fiesta will feature mariachi music, regional Mexican Aztec dances, and theatrical performances. Additionally, children will have the opportunity to produce Mexican arts and crafts. Located in the Marina Community Center, the doors open at 6 pm.
2019 San Francisco Cinco de Mayo Festival – Mission District: May 4th
From 10 am to 6 pm, this family-friendly block party is also free to the public. Located in the heart of the Mission District, this all-day fiesta will feature cultural performances, live music, special dances, a kids’ zone, and amazing food! For more than 15 years, this has been a staple in the Bay, and you won’t want to miss this incredible celebration!
2019 Cinco de Mayo Urban Dance Festival – Jack London Square: May 4th
For its second year in a row, the Cinco de Mayo Festival returns to Jack London Square! This dance festival will include traditional Latin performances and entertainment, lowrider cars, dancing horses, wrestling, music, and kid-friendly activities. Open and free to the public, food such as pan dulce and churros will be available for purchase. The festival will take place from 12 pm to 7 pm.
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