On Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5, Traders Village here in Houston is throwing the biggest Cinco de Mayo party in Texas. This free celebration will feature an entire weekend worth of live music, dancing, traditional foods, Mexican-American festivities, and of course fun for the whole family.
This year, Traders Village is spreading the celebrations across two separate simultaneous stages, offering attendees a wide range of entertainment sure to keep anyone on their feet dancing throughout the whole weekend. The event is free of charge, and parking at Traders Village is always just $4.
You’re probably familiar with the margaritas and Mexican food side of Cinco de Mayo, but the holiday actually has a historic legacy far beyond that. On May 5th, 1862, the Mexican army defeated the invading French army at the Battle of Puebla and kept them out of Mexico City. To commemorate this defeat, Mexico enacted the holiday which today is celebrated with battle reenactments and military parades.
In America, the holiday has somewhat taken on a life of its own. In areas with large Mexican-American populations like Texas or California, the holiday has become a way to celebrate Mexican heritage and share Mexican culture with the world.
To honor this holiday, Traders Village will host the biggest Cinco de Mayo Party in the Lone Star State. The celebration will include two separate simultaneous stages welcoming 12 different bands playing Regional Mexican, Tejano, Cumbia, Mariachi, Salsa and Merengue music. Visit the event’s official site for a full lineup of bands.
The music starts each day at 12 noon and will run until 5 pm. In between bands, make sure to explore the 100+ acres of open air shopping, amusement park rides, and food vendors Traders Village has to offer. The event and Traders Village are free – just remember $4 for parking.
Traders Village is located at 7979 N. Eldridge Rd., Houston, Texas 77041. For more information call 281-890-5500 or email [email protected]
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