We are all set for Festival Cinco de Mayo

On Sunday May 6, 2018 we invite the community to celebrate our Annual CINCO DE MAYO FESTIVAL on East Lake St. (between 27th Ave and 29th Ave) in South Minneapolis. This event is hosted by El Nuevo Rodeo, La Raza 95.7 FM & 1400 & 1470 AM, the #1 Spanish Radio in Minnesota, and Telemundo MN, affiliate of the largest Hispanic TV Network in the US.
During this festivities the Mexican Community remembers and celebrates The Battle of Puebla; it took place on 5 May 1862, near the city of Puebla during the French intervention in Mexico. The battle ended in a victory for the Mexican Army over the occupying French soldiers. Now, this is the most famous Mexican Holiday in the United States!

This year we will offer to the public Traditional Mexican Presentations of Folkloric Dance, Mariachi and Aztec Dance, and including Mexican bands. There will also be tropical and Salsa bands, even Zumba, Karaoke and The Minnesota Twins with games and prizes for kids! And for the first time we are having the famous Luchas, a tradition in Mexico, the Luchadores will be performing live !
There will be food from our various vendors and local restaurants. Not only Mexican food will be sold, we are having American and international favorites too, from Town Talk Diner, Addis Ababa Restaurant and Gandhi Mahal!
All members of the community are invited, this is a free event and we hope that you will join us in this celebration of culture, community, music, and cuisine! For more information on vending at the festival, sponsorship or the festival itself, please call El Nuevo Rodeo at (612) 728-0101 or contact us at or !
Our Festival this year 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; two on Lake St. and other one inside El Nuevo Rodeo, where there will be full menu and live entertainment all day long!
Beer gardens full of Corona and Micheladas and food vendors will be in abundance as we Latinos mark the beginning of outdoor events in Minnesota, while honoring the Battle of Puebla in Mexico.

Artists and Talents:

Conjunto Peña Blanca

Banda La Verdadera

Los Lobos Norteños

Conquista de Tierra Caliente

Mariachi Centenario

Esti y su Mango Pelao

Rafael y sus Joyas

Grupo Arrieros

Zumba with Kathy Molinet Studio

Ballet Folklórico Mexico Azteca

Danzantes Kalpulli Yaocenoxtli

Chinelos de San Pablo Apóstol


The Minnesota Twins