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Celebrating Cinco de Mayo

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Mexico's heritage and culture are an integral part of Texas, which was once a part of Mexico from 1821-1836. That's why it's fun to join in the Cinco de Mayo (May 5) celebrations commemorating Mexico's most famous military victory – even though greatly outnumbered – over the French forces during the Battle of Puebla in 1862. If there aren't festivities happening near you, there's always a celebratory meal you can prepare.


May 6 - 7

Cinco de Mayo on the Square in downtown Lockhart features family activities, live music, entertainment, craft booths, a 5k run, dancing and food. Event runs from 6 p.m. to midnight Friday and noon to midnight on Saturday. For more information  call (512) 398-9600

May 7

Dallas Cinco de Mayo Parade and Festival in Oak Cliff/South Dallas, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., starts at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center at Jefferson and Madison and moves down Jefferson to Polk Street, where festivities run through 4 p.m. 

Cinco de Mayo, Garland with music, food and vendors from 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

May 7-8

Cinco de Mayo Festival in Austin. The two-day event, held at Fiesta Gardens, includes lots of live music and Mexican/Mexican-American cuisine.

Upcoming Events

May 11-15
Tejano Conjunto Festival, San Antonio

May 13-Aug. 13
Fiesta Noche del Rio, San Antonio


Tex-Mex Enchiladas

Larry's Cheese Enchiladas

Calabicita con Carne de Puerco

Caldo de Camaron (shrimp soup)

Wanda's Chicken en Mole Poblano


Pueblo Tacos


Tex-Mex Popcorn

Mexican pesto

Ensalada de nopalitos


Triple Delight of Tres Leches

Panaderias (Mexican Bakeries)

Panaderia in Presidio

Dark Chocolate and Peanut Butter Tamale on Mexican Cinnamon Cream

Mexican sugar cookies

Mexican Kahlua Pie

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