San Franciscans will celebrate one of our City's most spectacular traditions at our ninth annual Cinco de Mayo celebration on Saturday, May 4th, 2013. This year’s celebration at Dolores Park, will showcase the very best of Mexican and Latin American cultures with a diverse array of Mexican and Latino foods, music, dance and artistry for the entire family to enjoy. This alcohol-free, family-friendly celebration draws over 10,000 attendees offering the attendees not only rich cultural experiences but also activities focused on empowering our community through greater awareness. This year’s awareness will focus on improving the health and quality of life of our community through the participation of several event sponsors such as, SF Health Plan and the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
The Kids Zone sponsored by San Francisco Health Plan will include a full day of arts and crafts including painting, beading, weaving with balloon art, magic tricks and lots of laughs Additionally, over 50 other vendors will empower the community through greater awareness of their products and services.
The celebration will be launched at 10:00a.m. with a Zumba-thon Exercise Class an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness-party.
The festivities will continue on the main stage with over 10 local talented artists performing throughout the day. The performers will delight the audience to an array of diverse cultural performances. .
Our festive, life enriching, yearly family event will take place within walking distance of the BART and MUNI which will draw many families with young children.
Proceeds from the event benefit Mission Neighborhood Centers, who has been providing multi-generational, multi-cultural safety-net services to children, youth, seniors and families throughout San Francisco for over fifty-three years.