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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.

Tamale Festival down Washington Street, Calistoga, CA; Festival begins at the fairgrounds on N. Oak Street, Calistoga. Parade along Lincoln Avenue.

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.

Downtown San Jose, CA. Parade begins on Santa Clara & Market Streets and flows up Market to San Carlos. Festival at Discovery Meadows on the corner of Woz Way and San Carlos.

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    Washington St
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    S Market St and W Santa Clara St
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    S Market St and W Santa Clara St
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    W San Carlos St and Woz Way
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