The Cinco de Mayo Festival and Parade is a unique community celebration in Denver, Colorado that has been running for over 30 years. It was started in 1988 by the NEWSED Community Development Corporation as a neighborhood street fair to showcase Mexican heritage. By 1995, the festival had moved to Denver's historic Civic Center Park and has since become one of the largest and longest-running cultural events in the state. The event is a fun family affair with special attractions, musical performances, folk dancers, mariachis and some of the most delicious Mexican cuisine Colorado has to offer.
Hundreds of vendors will serve tacos, enchiladas, burritos and more of the state's best Mexican dishes. For those looking to learn more about Mexican cuisine and gain valuable culinary skills, the Gourmet Mexican Fiesta class is the perfect opportunity. The nonprofit organization BuCu West Denver, in partnership with the Southwest Denver Coalition, the Denver Department of Children's Affairs and the Denver Art Students League, will host an art exhibition in Westwood. With diverse cultures and partners working together to promote this community event and enjoy views of downtown and the Rocky Mountains from Morrison Road, it's no wonder this event has become a Westwood favorite. For those looking to relax and celebrate with friends, the Denver Bar Crawl is the perfect choice. The nighttime celebration of Mexican culture and tradition will also feature trucks of food, refreshments and the opportunity to take a look at their current exhibitions on 17th century art from the Rio Grande Valley, a historically accurate model of the Mayan temple in Uxmal (Mexico) and their latest exhibition, which highlights the identity of Colombian territories. Cinco de Mayo commemorates the victory of the outnumbered Mexican army over French forces in 1863. This event provides an opportunity for people from both Mexico and the United States to come together to celebrate their shared culture and heritage.
Whether you want to dance the night away with friends or simply enjoy some of Colorado's best Mexican cuisine, this event is sure to satisfy you. The Cinco de Mayo Festival and Parade is an incredible opportunity for people from all walks of life to come together and celebrate Mexican culture and cuisine. For over 30 years, this event has been held in Denver's historic Civic Center Park. It features special attractions such as musical performances, folk dancers, mariachis, art exhibitions, bar crawls, gourmet cooking classes and more. Hundreds of vendors will be serving up some of Colorado's best Mexican dishes like tacos, enchiladas, burritos and more.
This event also provides an opportunity for people from both Mexico and the United States to come together to commemorate their shared history. Whether you're looking for a fun night out with friends or just want to enjoy some delicious Mexican cuisine, this event is sure to satisfy you!.