Cinco de Mayo is May 5, 2013, but in the Bay Area, people are celebrating all week long. Here are just a few things going on in and around the city.
NOTE: Several popular Cinco de Mayo events from the past may not occur this year. Check back for updates.
SAN FRANCISCO: Cinco de Mayo Festival
WHAT: This free and alcohol-free family-friendly San Francisco celebration draws more than 5,000 people. Featured activities include Mexican and Latino foods, music, diverse cultural performances such as traditional Aztec dancers, Mexican folk dancers, Los Ensambles Ballet Folklorico, mariachi music, Latin Jazz, salsa, and more. Family activities include a Kids Zone.
WHEN: Saturday May 4, 2013. 10am – 6pm.
WHERE: Dolores Park, Dolores Street, San Francisco, CA 94114.
SANTA ROSA: Roselands Cinco de Mayo Celebratio
WHAT: This free family event features live music, food, and kids activities. Note: although the date is listed, not much info is available for 2013, so check the website for updates before you head out.
WHEN: Sunday May 5, 2013, 3pm – 9pm.
WHERE: 650 Sebastopol Road, Santa Rosa, CA.
PALO ALTO: May Fete Parade & Fair
WHAT: Palo Alto’s free May parade and fair, with children’s activities, music and dance performances, great food, and lots more.
WHEN: Tentatively scheduled for Saturday, May 4, 2013. Following the Parade will be a for everyone to enjoy great food, fun and be entertained.
WHERE: Parade in Downtown Palo Alto. Fair at Heritage Park, 300 Homer Ave, Palo Alto, CA.
WHAT: Cinco do Mayo Concert ”Ay Caramba! It’s Cinco de Mayo!” by Rumbache, at Oakland City Center. Free Admission. Rumbaché plays a mixture of timba, bomba, contemporary Cuban and salsa music. Note: very little information is available for this event.
WHEN: Monday May 6, 2013, 12noon – 1pm.
WHERE: City Center, Broadway at 13th Street, Oakland, CA. www.oaklandcitycenter.com
WHERE: International Boulevard from 35th Avenue to Fruitvale Avenue up Fruitvale Avenue to E. 17th Street in Oakland, CA.