Vive el Cinco!

A rainbow of sites and sounds emanated from Santa Rita Park on Saturday as thousands of Cinco de Mayo participants soaked up the culture and great music
of this year’s event. Multiple dance companies and musicians were on hand including La Escuela de Musica Mexicana, from Durango, Mexico, which provided some of the day’s most entertaining music and dance performances. Fabulous food and a variety of booths helped feed and entertain Saturday’s diverse and festive crowd.

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10 year-old Juanita Moreno, left, and 10 year-old Flor Chacon, both of Durango, Colo., enjoy the Cinco de Mayo entertainment prior to their mid-afternoon dance performance.

Suzi Rafael of Durango, prepares a sopapilla Saturday afternoon on the lawn at Santa Rita Park.

Ernestine Romero La Jovencita welcomes a young dancer onto the stage during one of the day's first performances.

 A pair of dancers from Ballet Folklorico de Durango performs a dance entitled "El Mariachi."

Monica Calvet and her children James and Grace admires pottery at one of the many booths.

Three mariachi dancers entertain the crowd.

A violinist in La Escuela de Musica Mexicana helps contribute to the rich sound of the school's band.






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