Saturday’s Cinco de Mayo parade postponed, Sunday’s festival still on

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Saturday's Cinco de Mayo parade postponed due to weather, Sunday's festival still on
Photo from last year's Cinco de Mayo parade.

By Mike Kinney

The forecast of heavy rain prompted organizers to postpone the 16th Annual Cinco de Mayo Richmond/San Pablo Peace & Unity Parade until later in the year, possibly September.

However, the annual Cinco de Mayo Festival along 23rd Street will continue on Sunday, when mostly sunny weather is predicted, and is expected to draw thousands to the corridor.

The inclement weather will create unsafe conditions for the parade, the planning committee determined late Thursday. A future date for the parade has yet to be determined.

“The planning committee is grateful for the dozens of organizations, schools and partners participating in this parade and will ensure they may all participate and thrive in the rescheduled parade,” organizers said.

This Sunday’s Cinco de Mayo Festival will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. between the intersections of Rheem Avenue and Clinton Avenue and will feature two entertainment stages.