A weekend of Cinco de Mayo festivities kicked off in a colorful way in Richmond today with the 15th Annual Peace and Unity Parade.
Supported by a break in the rain, the parade started at 10 a.m. at 24th Street and Barrett Avenue and ended at St. Paul’s Church at 1845 Church Ln. in San Pablo.
The event featured colorful floats, community and youth groups, performers, riders on horseback, classic cars, elected officials and more.
The fun isn’t over. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Richmond’s annual Cinco de Mayo festival will return for the first time since before the start of the pandemic. Organized by the 23rd Street Merchants Association, the free festival will take place along the 23rd St. corridor between Clinton Ave. and Rheem Ave. and will feature two live entertainment stages, food vendors, food trucks and restaurants, arts and craft booths, pony rides and kid-friendly fun.
Chevron Richmond is a major sponsor of the event, with other local businesses like the City of Richmond, Mechanics Bank, AC Transit and more lending their support too.