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It's a fiesta 

Don't let the date confuse you.

PARTY TIME: LULAC celebrates Cinco de Mayo.
  • PARTY TIME: LULAC celebrates Cinco de Mayo.

It’s a fiesta

Don’t let the date confuse you.

The celebration will be for Mexico’s Cinco de Mayo holiday, but the ninth annual fiesta put on in the River Market pavilions and the Riverfest Amphitheatre will be on Sunday, May 6.

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is $5, with children under age 12 admitted free.

The holiday of Cinco de Mayo commemorates the victory of the Mexican militia over the French army at the Battle of Puebla in 1862.

LULAC Council 750 Little Rock, the sponsor of the event, promises the biggest local celebration yet, with a youth artistic and musical talent contest from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Miss Cinco de Mayo will be selected at 4 p.m.

The entire family can enjoy homemade Mexican specialties from food vendors, arts and crafts exhibits, games, fun exhibits, and helpful information for Latino residents. Live music on the amphitheater stage will include the Callejero’s Cumbia Band and Juventud Duranguense, and uninterrupted dancing starting at 3 p.m.

Last year’s festival drew more than 10,000 people.

LULAC focuses heavily on education, civil rights and employment for Hispanics through its 11 councils in Arkansas. Proceeds from the festival help fund scholarships, voter registration drives and youth leadership programs.

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