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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo With A Parade
Cinco de Mayo brings celebrations to the Bay Area that showcase the best of Mexican and Latin inspired music, food, dance, art and culture. Here are just a few of the venues the whole family can enjoy:
Calistoga Cinco de Mayo Parade and Tamale Festival
Begin your Cinco de Mayo celebration with the Great Tamale Festival on Saturday, May 1, and follow it up with the tenth anniversary Cinco de Mayo Parade and Celebration in Calistoga. The annual Cinco de Mayo parade, featuring music, colorful costumes, floats and equestrians, will march through the center of town. Post parade, and a short walk from the parade route, families can enjoy fun activities and food at the festival.
Tamale Festival Saturday, May 1, 2010, 12 – 4 p.m. The Parade, Sunday, May 2, 2010, starts at noon.
Contact the Calistoga Family Center for information at 707-942-6206; Parade – Contact the Calistoga Chamber of Commerce for information at 707-942-6333.
San Jose Cinco de Mayo Parade
Watch as high school bands, classic cars, professional floats, Charro groups and more march in the city’s annual Cinco de Mayo parade. The Outdoor Festival includes three music stages, ethnic foods and arts & crafts.
Stage performers will include: The Rojas Band, Tortilla Soup, The Mike Torres Band, LAVA, Los Humildes de Rudy Flores, El Gallo y Su Band Exclusiva, Los Freddy’s de Arturo Cisneros and MALO, with Jorge Santana! Come salsa to your heart’s content.
Sunday, May 2, 2010. Parade will begin at 10 a.m. Festival will continue until 7 p.m.
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