Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

Saturday, May 5, 2012
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Join us for a festive, family-friendly celebration of Cinco de Mayo. This holiday commemorates the victory of a small, poorly armed Mexican militia over the French army at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Celebrating bravery against great odds, this is a much bigger holiday north of the border than it is in most of Mexico. In the 1960s, the Chicano Movement chose this day as a way to share the richness of Mexican culture and it has steadily increased in popularity.

Gain a greater understanding and appreciation for the culture and folklore of Mexico through music, dance and traditional crafts. Ballet Folklorico Mexicano de Carlos Moreno, established in 1967, will perform a free outdoor dance performance at 11 a.m. These very talented young people will demonstrate the diverse dances and colorful costumes from throughout Mexico, ranging from the tropical port of Veracruz to the rancheros of Jalisco. This will be followed at 1 p.m. by the wonderful music of Mariachi Los Cachorros, or The Puppies. This youth group will have you shouting “¡Viva Mexico!” Stop by Studio 10 and make a paper flower or a “tin” ornament as a ‘recuerdo’ or remembrance of the day.

Special Free performances 

11 a.m. Ballet Folklorico Mexicano
1 p.m. Mariachi Juvenil Los Cachorros

Special Cinco de Mayo menu from Café Discovery

Taco plates (two tacos each)
Vegetarian with rice and whole beans: $4.95
Grilled Chicken with rice and whole beans: $5.95   
Mexican pastries $1.50 to $2.25

Seasonal Agua Fresca beverage  $1.50 to $2.25
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