PHOTOS: 17th Annual Cinco de Mayo Festival in Richmond

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All photos by Mike Kinney
All photos by Mike Kinney

By Mike Kinney

Sunshine greeted the highly-anticipated return of Richmond’s famous Cinco de Mayo Festival, which has been on hiatus since start of the pandemic.

The 17th annual event, held by the 23rd Street Merchants Association, took place today along the 23rd Street corridor between Clinton Ave. and Rheem Ave. The colorful festival featured a wide variety of Latin food vendors, food trucks, live music, arts and crafts, and kid-friendly fun, including pony and train rides.

This marked the return of a full weekend of Cinco de Mayo festivities in Richmond. On Saturday, the volunteer-run Cinco de Mayo Peace and Unity Parade marched along 23rd Street from Richmond to San Pablo. For photos from Saturday’s parade, go here.

The following are photos from today’s festival:

PHOTOS: 17th Annual Cinco de Mayo Festival in Richmond