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May 3, 2013

"8th Annual Cinco de Mayo Peace and Unity Parade"

The popular family oriented, multi-cultural event of the year will take place on Saturday May 4, 2013, from 10am-12pm. The two-mile parade, sponsored by the Cities of Richmond and San Pablo, celebrating Peace and Unity, will start at 24th Street and Barrett Avenue in Richmond, and continue up 23rd Street, turn right on Market Street to Church Lane and reach its destination at St. Paul's Church Cinco de Mayo Festival in San Pablo.

The participants and spectators from all the over the Bay Area will proudly represent their Mexican heritage along with other cultures and heritages. The Parade will include more than five floats with live traditional Mariachi and Banda music, as well as the blasting sounds from DJ Sonido Eclipse. The parade grows every year, and is expected to have over 1500 participants this year, including many children from local schools, soccer teams, as well as civic groups, other youth groups, and classic and low rider cars. The end of the Parade will feature the popular Dancing Horses, dancing to banda and tamborazo music.

The Grand Marshalls this year will be Joe Gomes, former 30 year San Pablo City Council member, and Betty Reid-Soskin, former Rosie-the Riveter worker during the Kaiser Shipyards in Richmond and currently a representative of the National Park Service. The Cinco de Mayo Parade, with the theme " Peace and Unity, Paz y Unidad" was organized after the Cities of Richmond and San Pablo had experienced street violence while celebrating Cinco de Mayo for a number of years. As a result, support from both Cities, and the Latino community, the violence stopped and the celebrations have been taking place free of violence since that time.


7th Annual Cinco de Mayo Festival

23rd Street
Sunday, May 5
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join thousands of Bay Area folks as they celebrate Cinco de Mayo the Richmond way! The largest no-alcohol Cinco de Mayo Festival around, we're family friendly.

Games, art projects, caballeros, food and many booths.

Be sure and stop by the Richmond Convention & Visitors Bureau booth for a beautiful Richmond Bag!



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