Cinco de Mayo or “the fifth of May” is a celebration of the defeat of the French by the Mexican Army at the Battle of Puebla, which took place on May 5, 1862. Celebrations in the DFW area include parties and festivals with dancing, music, delicious food and, of course, margaritas!
The Cinco de Mayo Big Parade & Festival/Quinceañera Dinner & Dance is one of the largest in North Texas. The streets of downtown Dallas host thousands of visitors at the annual parade and cultural festival along Jefferson Avenue between Cumberland and Vernon Streets in front of Casa Guanajuato. This event will feature marching bands, presentations by local schools and dance troupes, food vendors, specials in local restaurants, and more. Call (214) 650-8381 for more information.
Another big event happening is the Southeast Dallas Cinco de Mayo Parade and Festival. The parade and festival will take place rain or shine and feature floats, booths, food, vendors and more. Download the event flyer from this page.