Apr 26, 2016
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With both Richmond and San Pablo hosting massively popular Cinco de Mayo celebrations every year, there is little doubt who does this holiday best in the Bay Area.

This weekend, thousands of revelers are expected in both cities for epic celebrations of Mexican culture and heritage. The weather is expected to be inviting, topping out at 77 degrees Saturday and 83 Sunday, according to forecasts.

Start your weekend at 10 a.m. Saturday, when the 11th Annual Cinco de Mayo Peace & Unity Parade begins on Barrett Avenue and 24th Street in Richmond. The parade ends at St. Paul Church, 1835 Church Lane in San Pablo and is followed by a festival with performances, music, food, games, and much more. Admission is free.

Then on Sunday, the 23rd Street Merchants Association of Richmond will host its 10th Annual Cinco de Mayo festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The free festival, which also features a long list of live entertainment, food and many family-friendly activities, draws thousands of revelers to 23rd Street between Clinton and Rheem avenues. For more information, see the flier below:

Photo of last year’s 23rd Merchants Street Cinco de Mayo festival courtesy of Chevron Richmond, an event sponsor.



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Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.