East End Street Fiesta, a vibrant fiesta of traditional music,
East End Street Fiesta: a vibrant celebration of traditional music, dances, and culture from Mexico in Houston, Texas. East End Street Fest

Lucha libre, Mexican parades, food competitions, DIY piñata workshops, folkloric dances, tacos. All of these events will be featured across a multitude of fiestas this weekend to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Houston, Texas.

Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Latin American country's victory over France in the Battle of Puebla, which took place on that day (May 5th), 1862.

Cinco de Mayo has nothing to do with Mexican Independence Day, which actually took place on September 16, 1810, when Mexicans put an end to Spanish rule.

Mark your calendars for Sunday, May 5th, as the bulk of the action unfolds on this special day, with various venues hosting their unique events and offerings. Here are The Latin Times highlights in Houston's scene to enjoy this Cinco de Mayo.

Cinco de Mayo Mexican fiestas in Houston, Texas

Mexican Fiesta in Texas: 2024 Cinco de Mayo Parade in
Mexican Fiesta in Texas: 2024 Cinco de Mayo Parade in Houston LULAC

1. Cinco de Mayo with Los Angeles Folkloric Ballet

A Cinco de Mayo celebration will grace Houston on Saturday with the vibrant rhythms and traditional dances of southern Mexico, courtesy of spectacular show "¡Viva México! ¡Viva América!" presented by the Ballet Folklórico de Los Ángeles (BFLA), in collaboration with the Consulate General of Mexico in Houston at the iconic Miller Outdoor Theatre. Established in 2011 by Kareli Montoya, BFLA stands as one of the most esteemed Mexican folk dance troupes in the United States and around the world.

BFLA collaborated with Disney Studios from 2017 to 2019 on the acclaimed film 'Coco,' and took the stage at the Academy Awards, sharing the spotlight with luminaries such as Natalia Lafourcade, Gael García Bernal, and Miguel as they delivered a captivating rendition of the Academy Award-winning song, 'Remember Me.'

2. Cinco de Mayo Parade

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) will feature its annual Cinco de Mayo parade on Saturday, May 4th, including floats, a procession of dancers, and the presence of prominent local figures. The parade kicks off at 10 a.m. at the intersection of Dallas and Bagby streets in downtown Houston.

3. Cinco de Mayo East End Street Fest

From 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, lovers of Mexican and Chicano heritage can enjoy a vibrant fiesta woth traditional music and dances from Mexico. The East End Street Fest festival will take place across the Piñata Plaza and the Luchas Plaza, offering free admission. Additionally, there will be a designated area for children to enjoy the Kids Plaza.

4. Cinco de Mayo Fiesta with Polo

On Sunday, May 5th, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., the Lone Star Cup presented by Ketel One will take place at the Houston Polo Club. The polo event includes a match, a mariachi performance to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, a parade of players with their horses, live music, a special menu, and other activities, according to The Houseon Chronicle.

5. Cinco De Mayo Fiesta for Children

Searching for a family-friendly option? Join the festivities at the Houston Children's Museum, celebrating Cinco de Mayo on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy live performances, participate in a DIY Piñata Art Workshop, and engage in story time in the Museum District. Tickets are $17.

Mexican Fiesta in Texas: 2024 Cinco de Mayo Parade in
Mexican Fiesta in Texas: 2024 Cinco de Mayo Parade in Houston Lulac

6. Cinco de Mayo Mexican fiesta with Bailo DJ set

Nightclub Bauhaus will hold one of the biggest Cinco de Mayo events in Houston with Bailo, featuring a specially curated house set on Sunday, May 5th. Doors open at 7 p.m.

7. Cinco de Mayo with Elote Competition and live Lucha Libre

'Maíz Manía' organizers promise to gather 'the city's best elote recipes for a showdown of delicious proportions and the return of Equal Part's Dadpils, their rad corn lager.' From noon to 6 p.m. at the Second Ward brewery, guests can also enjoy Mexican music, beer, unlimited corn, and culminate in a thrilling live lucha libre finale. Tickets start from $30.

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