Cinco de Mayo festival to be in downtown GJ

A celebration of Mexican heritage and pride comes to downtown Grand Junction with the Latin Anglo Alliance Foundation’s annual Cinco de Mayo festival.

May 5 is the date commemorating the Mexican militia’s victory over the French army in the Battle of Puebla in 1862.

This year, the celebration in Grand Junction was moved to Saturday, May 14, and will go from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Colorado Avenue between Sixth and Seventh streets.

There will be food booths serving homemade tamales, green chili, fajitas and other Mexican favorites, vendor booths, music, dancing, entertainment, folkloric dancing and a KiddieLand for children.

The School District 51 Mariachis will perform at 11:45 a.m. and the Latin Anglo Alliance Scholarship presentations will be at noon.

Don’t miss the brave contestants vs. the hot peppers during the jalapeño eating contest at 1:45 p.m.

Recording artist Jena Martinez from New Mexico will perform at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., and a street dance will be from 6–10 p.m. with music by Mark Rendon y Deztino, a recording artist also from New Mexico.



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