A celebration that is always big here in Texas is Cinco de Mayo, well this weekend in Dallas there will be a Cinco de Mayo parade and festival going on. Some history about why we celebrate Cinco de Mayo is because of the Mexican army lead by Texas born General Ignacio Zaragoza defeated the French army on May 5, 1862. This was huge for the Mexican army because it restored faith and hope to the people. Ultimately, that turning point on May 5 is what helped the Mexican army win their independence.
Come out to celebrate Cinco de Mayo this weekend if you are close to Dallas, Texas. The event will be on May 3, 2014 from 10 am to 4 pm. The parade will start at 11 am at 200 E. Jefferson Blvd and will head west to 1000 W. Jefferson Blvd. There will be over 100 entries in the parade, including decorated vehicles, floats, marching bands and more.
After the parade, be sure to check out the other events going on. There will be 4 blocks that the festival will be happening on, 400 W. Jefferson to 700 W. Jefferson. The main stage at 600 W. Jefferson will have several different performances going on through out the day. You can click here to find out the times of each event.
This free event is not to be missed, a family fun filled event with lots to do! Along with the performances going on, there will also be a car show, food, dancing and many vendors there! If you do get to attend this wonderful event, be sure to use the hashtag #MNAV in social media tweets, facebook or Instagram so we can see the terrific time you are having!
Dallas Cinco de Mayo Official Poster