Episode 38: Dance and Eat at the Cinco de Mayo East End Street Fest!

Get all the details on this year’s Cinco de Mayo Celebration with the East End Street Fest as Blanca Quezada talks with Lupe Olivares, festival director.  Lupe says, this festival promises lots of fun for everyone of all ages, including children. The festival will be offering a wide variety of Mexican and Chicano Art, Music, Food and Culture! He also mentions the history of Cinco de Mayo and what it means to Houston’s Mexican community, additionally he discusses the history and historic sites found in Houston’s East End community. 

Go hungry and get ready to party, because the East End Street Fest will include more than thirty food and art vendors and multiple music and cultural dance performances on several music stages and plazas that will be located on Navigation Boulevard’s esplanade. If people prefer a sit-down meal there are plenty of well-known restaurants located around the festival area.

The fest will feature mariachi prodigy Eduardo Trevino and other musicians and folk-dance performers such as the trio Dime Que Si, Danzas Folkloricas de Solei, Houston Aztec Dance – Calmec, Danza Azteca Taxcayolotl, Chicano Boulevard DJ, mariachi singer Cessar Mandujano, Las Americas Ballet Folklorico, Ambassadors International Ballet Folklorico and headliner Sandy G and Los Gavilanes, among many others. Car lovers will enjoy the lowrider car collection at the Show & Shine area, and kids will bounce around at the Plaza de los Niños.

The Cinco de Mayo Street Fest is being presented by The East End Improvement Corporation (501c3) and the East End Houston Cultural District on Saturday, May 6, from 12:00 pm until 6:00 pm on the award-winning Esplanade on Navigation Boulevard.

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