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Cinco de Mayo Events 2018
Old Town Cinco de Mayo
Friday – Sunday
5/4 – 5/6
We start off with the very best. If you are looking for the largest and most authentic Cinco de Mayo celebration north of the border, the Cinco de Mayo celebration in Old Town in not to be missed.
Come celebrate the holiday in the birth place of San Diego, historic Old Town. This year Old Town in stepping up their game to a new level and extending the celebration to a three full day event.
Experience Mexican culture and history, enjoy great deals on food and drinks by authentic local vendors, take in the amazing Low-Rider Car Show or a Luche Libre wrestling match, and listen to live music and performances all weekend long. There is even a kids events and activities area, so come on down and bring the whole family.
Cinco de Mayo in Balboa Park
11am – 6pm
Another can’t miss celebration, Balboa Park will be holding one of the regions largestCinco de Mayo celebrations on Saturday May 5th from 11am to 6pm.
The fiesta starts at 11:20 am witha performance by the local ballet folklórico group, La Fiesta Danzantes de San Diego in the Plaza de Panama, followed shortly there after by a horseback procession at 12pm from Escaramuza Charra las Golondrinas and Asociación Charros Herencia Charra.
This family-friendly day will feature live music and dance performances, roaming mariachis, riders on horseback, mariachis, a traditional Mexican dress fashion show, activity booths for kids, traditional art technique demonstations and a hands-on bracelet making activity, arts and crafts vendors, as well as additional booths hosted by XEWT Channel 12, Spanish Village Art Center, San Diego Public Library, the San Diego County Fair, and many others, food trucks, and much more!
The grand finale is at 5 p.m. with a concert in Spreckels Organ Pavilion featuring the SDSU School of Music Percussion Ensemble accompanied by crowd-favorite Jarabe Mexicano.
Other groups performing include the City Heights Mariachi, and Pacific Beat.
Be sure to come hungry as there will be a plethroa of traditional food choices available all day on the El Prade walkway. Beer and wine will also be served.
Cinco de Mayo Trail Run
6:30 AM – 10:30 PM
$10 – $40
IF you are looking to get a little exercise this Cinco de Mayo, we suggest the The Cinco de Mayo Trail Race & 5K on the Lake Poway Trial which offers challenging and unique courses that take you out around the lake, through the local foothills around the lake near the Blue Sky Ecological Reserve.
The 5K is a bit more relax and is intended to let participants pick their own pace whether you are an elite trail runner, doing a challenging family fun, run or even just taking a gorgeous morning nature hike.
For a real challenge, step up to the 10K which adds a grueling up-and-down, out-and-back trek into the Blue Sky Ecological Preserve and a very intense +10% grade climb to the Ramona Dam.
Children are encouraged to take part in the Kathy Crafts Young Memorial Kids Race for kids 7 and under who aren’t ready to tackle the 5K and the mini-runners who want the fun without the competition! A short 1/3-mile course follows one of the trails on the near-side of Lake Poway and and shares a finish line with the 10K and 5K.
Registration Opens: 6:30 AM
10K: 7:30 AM Start
5K: 8:30 AM Start
Kids Race Warm-up: 9:15 AM
Kids Race: 9:30 AM Start
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