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Reported Cinco de Mayo, Spring Events on tap in NW Ohio and Adrian MI
By La Prensa Staff

2019: May will prove to be a busy and active month for families who want to take advantage of all the upcoming opportunities for spring fun. In addition to Cinco de Mayo, spring festivals may be a new option for some in the Latino community.

Cinco de Mayo [May 5th] is traditionally observed to commemorate the Mexican Army's victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza. Puebla is a city east of México City. But the significance of the day in the U.S. has gone well beyond that in México. The day has become more of a party atmosphere much like St. Patrick’s Day. Because May 5 falls on a Sunday this year, many local events are planned.
 


4 de Mayo de 6:00pm a 2:00am
Festival Cinco de Mayo en East Toledo

Presentado por Eastside Cantina, ubicada en el 125 de la calle Oak en Toledo, Ohio
Comida, cerveza especial e inflables para los niños (niños de 12 años y menores entran gratis).
Presentación especial del Grupo Stampede.

4 de Mayo de 10:00pm a 2:00am
Restaurante Don Juan presenta: Baila Rico en la Celebración del Cinco de Mayo

El salsero Mr. Tony Rios. La mejor salsa, merengue, bachata, cumbia, cha cha, reggaetón y mucho más. Franklin Mall Park en 5001 Monroe St, Toledo, Ohio.

4 de Mayo de 1:00pm a 8:00pm
Ciudad de Fremont’s Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

Gran variedad de comida y antojitos y más. Música de DJ Carlos y Nando y Los Aztecas y Illusion. El Centro de Fremont, Ohio. Melissa Puente 419-463-0463.

One of the staple events is the Cinco de Mayo 5K and One Mile Fun Run, sponsored by Adelante, Inc. The start and finish of the race course will be at Adelante’s offices, 520 Broadway St., Toledo. The registration cost for the 5K is $25, while the fun run is $15. Race day registration will begin at 9 a.m., while the event starts at 10 a.m. on May 5th.

The Toledo Zoo will host a Cinco de Mayo festival on Sunday, May 5, which features a family-friendly fiesta free with zoo admission that day. The activities will take place on the main plaza 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring a performance from El Corazón de México Folklorico dance group, music provided by DJ Tony Rios, a piñata, Mexican paper flower crafts, and other fun activities.

The Keeping Sports Alive Carnival will be held again this year at The Believe Center, 1 Aurora González Dr. Toledo. The event kicks off Friday evening, May 24, 6 to 11 p.m. and will run through Sunday, May 26, noon to 6 p.m. The weekend fundraiser features affordable family fun, which includes carnival rides and games, performances, raffles, and youth boxing demonstrations.

The Northwest Ohio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s Northwest Ohio Latino Fest will be held Thursday, May 30 [6-10PM], Friday, May 31 [noon to 11PM], and Saturday, June 1 [10AM to 11PM] at the Lucas County Fairgrounds, 1406 Key St., Maumee, Ohio. Salsa-king Sammy DeLeón and his orchestra will be among the featured entertainers. The popular band hails from Lorain/Cleveland. Vendors will be located indoors in Rec Hall 2 on Friday and Saturday. There will be amusement rides and a salsa tasting contest. NOHCC organizers say more musical acts will be announced and the festival’s focus will be to “celebrate the histories and cultures of those whose ancestors come from México, the Caribbean, Central and South America.” But the entire community will be invited “to celebrate the heritage, food, music, dance and the art of all Latin American culture.”

MICHIGAN

For the 19th straight year, Good Times Bar and Grill, 1451 E. Maumee St. in Adrian, Michigan, is organizing a Cinco de Mayo parade and fiesta on Saturday, May 4, 2019. The parade will begin at 1 p.m. and will proceed down Maumee St., ending at the bar’s parking lot where the festival will be held. There is a $100 prize for best parade participant.

The festival itself will have a family-friendly component in the afternoon, with performances by youth groups Tropa de Niños Pequeños, Los Rosalez Kids, and a dance routine by Detroit-based Pasión Mexicana Ballet Folklorico. Live music will begin at 4 p.m. with four featured bands, including J.R. Aldaco and the Midwest All-Stars, Izaya Burciaga and IB Live, Midwest Conjunto, and La Traizión featuring Pablo Urbina. Vendor displays and a low-rider car show also will be on hand.

 

 

 
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