2019 Press Release


On Sunday May 5 , 2019, we invite the community to join us for the 10th Annual CINCO DE MAYO CELEBRATION, which runs from E. Lake St. and Minnehaha Ave S., to E. Lake and 29th St. in South Minneapolis. This event is hosted by El Nuevo Rodeo, La Raza 1400 & 1470 AM, the #1 Spanish Radio in Minnesota, and Telemundo MN, affiliate of the largest Hispanic TV Network in the US. This year our Title Sponsors are Corona and Comcast Internet Essentials. The Festival is also sponsored by Metro PCS, Bell Mortgage by Alexandra Nelson, the Minnesota Twins and Sandoval Promotions.

The event is from 12 pm-8pm, but the party continues until the wee hours of the morning inside the installations of El Nuevo Rodeo! There are three stages; the Tropical Stage on 29th Ave., The Regional Mexican stage on Minnehaha Avenue, and the family stage inside El Nuevo Rodeo, where there will also be full menu and live entertainment all day long! Beer gardens full of cold drinks and Micheladas, food vendors, a food truck court, a children’s area and live Lucha Libre and fun activities such as pony rides and mechanical bulls will be in abundance as we Latinos mark the beginning of the outdoor events in Minnesota, while honoring the Battle of Puebla in Mexico.

Entertainment Headliners include La Alianza Norteña and Kartucho Norteño, as well as local favorites such as the 15-piece banda, La Banda La Eskandaloza, El Mariachi Centenario, El Balet Folklorico Mexico Azteca, and Los Chinelos de Morelos. Headlining the Tropical Stage are Tropical Zone Salsa Orchestra, Rumba Nueva Merengue and Bachata band, and a sizzling dance contest with cash prizes! Indoors, folkloric dance troupes will show off their Jr. dancers and the Hosts of La Raza’s Sunday show, Carne Asada, will be conducting the Jalapeno-eating contest and the Taco-eating contest! A children’s talent show and sing-off will be happening called “MN Tiene Talento” where the winners will be going to the finals. And one of the favorite shows at our yearly Cinco de Mayo is the 2nd annual Lucha Libre match with live LUCHA by Black Boy and company!

Don’t miss out on any of the excitement, come early and come hungry! It all starts at 12:00 noon!

For more information, please call Maya Santamaria, Festival Organizer, at (651) 231-1304, or Gricel Bermudez, Media and PR Coordinator, at (612) 968-1826. For booth information, call our Sales department at (612) 354-3282.