Gonzales preps for downtown Cinco de Mayo fete


What better place to celebrate a historic holiday than a historic town like Gonzales, Texas?

Come celebrate the first inaugural Cinco de Mayo Festival on Saturday, May 7. There will be live music, food vendors, a fun kid zone, and plenty of activities for the community, with no cover charge or entry fees.

Cinco de Mayo, “the fifth of May” originated as a Mexican holiday celebrating the battle of Puebla, taking place on May 5, 1862. This became one of the few victories for Mexico during colonization attempts by France.

Though it’s not a celebration of Mexico’s independence, as many assume, it is a very important day in Mexican history and the holiday does hold very significant meaning and importance, so let the celebrations begin.

The Cinco de Mayo Festival performances include Los Chamacos as well as Grupo Vidal. Bring your ice chest, your lawn chairs, and even your tents. For further information and details contact Tiffany Hutchison-Padilla attpadilla@gonzales.texas.gov or call 830-672-2815. You can also contact Adriane Orta at 830-203-9632.