Dallas-Fort Worth events mark Cinco de Mayo with celebrations of Mexican culture

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Cinco de Mayo commemorates when the Mexican Army won a battle against the French on May 5, 1862, during the Franco-Mexican War. Here are some ways to honor the Mexican heritage of the date and enjoy the fun vacation it has become in the United States.

FREE The Oak Cliff Coalition for the Arts is not hosting their usual parade down Jefferson Boulevard this year. Instead, there are three hours of online programming, starting with an opening ceremony. There will also be performances by mariachi bands and ballet folklore dancers, music by singer Laura Linda and her band, poetry, videos of celebrations in Mexico and much more.

May 1st from 6pm to 9pm on oakcliffart.org.

FREE The usual festival hosted by the City of Mesquite and the Hispanic Forum of Mesquite will be virtual this year. Watch it live on May 5th to see dance and music performances, speeches and more on Facebook, or log in later to watch it on Facebook or YouTube.

May 5th at 2 p.m. at facebook.com/cityofmesquitetx. cityofmesquite.com/cincodemayo.

FREE Los Texmaniacs headline this festival which also includes groceries for sale and inflatables for the kids.

May 1st, 6pm to 10pm at Armstrong Park Amphitheater, 100 James Collins Blvd., Duncanville. duncanville.com/event.

In Irving there is dancing for Cinco de Mayo, this time in the Irving Mall.  In 2019, children from Fine Arts Mentoring Amigas performed at Irvings Lee Park.There is dancing for Cinco de Mayo in Irving, this time in the Irving Mall. In 2019, children from Fine Arts Mentoring Amigas performed at Irving’s Lee Park.(Lawrence Jenkins / Special Contributor)

The FREE Irving Mall is hosting a free festival in Center Court on the upper level. There are music and dance performances by Alma y Corazón Tejano ballet folklore, handicrafts and more.

May 2, 3pm to 6pm at Irving Mall, 3880 Irving Mall (Airport Highway on Belt Line Road), Irving. shopirvingmall.com.

For FREE outdoor concert, Norma Valles, a mariachi band, and ballet folklore perform.

May 1st from 6pm to 8pm in the historic square, 101 E. Rusk St., Rockwall. facebook.com/d Bäumenrockwall.

FREE This family-friendly celebration includes live music, food for sale, and carnival rides.

May 2nd from 12pm to 5pm at Traders Village, 2602 Mayfield Road, Grand Prairie. Free entry, $ 5 parking space. tradersvillage.com.

Free vintage cars travel on Main Street in Grand Prairie from Southeast 19th Street to the Great Southwest Parkway.

May 1st at 10 a.m. starting at Terry’s Supermarket, 1830 E. Main St., Grand Prairie. gptx.org/residents/community-calendar.

Mesquite's celebration will be online this year, with dancing, music and speeches featured on the city's Facebook page.Mesquite’s celebration will be online this year, with dancing, music and speeches featured on the city’s Facebook page.(Ben Torres / Special Contributor)

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