Denton's annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration commemorating the historic battle of Puebla will be held on Saturday, May 6th, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. with a parade and festivities at the Denton Quakertown Park, located at 321 E. McKinney.
More than 6,000 people attended last year’s event and even more are expected to come to the 2017 celebration. This FREE event celebrates the diversity in the Denton community and features activities for the entire family.
The celebration begins with a parade at 10 a.m. from the Texas Woman’s University parking lot, corner of Locust and Oakland streets, proceeds down Elm St. to the Courthouse Square, around the Quarkertown Park, and ends at the Civic Center parking lot.
A Denton City Council representative will open the daytime festivities by reading a Cinco de Mayo proclamation at 12 p.m. The numerous vendors at the event will offer a variety of foods, beverages, jewelry, crafts, and many other items. There will be several children’s activities scheduled throughout the day including piñatas for children ages one to six. A children’s arts and crafts area will also give children the opportunity to create and keep traditional Mexican crafts.
During the day there will be a variety of entertainment ranging from Hispanic bands, local school performers, and the Little Miss Cinco de Mayo pageant.