Cinco de Mayo

Saturday's Cinco de Mayo celebration was filled with smiling faces of all nationalities. The day opened with a Catholic service, and Ernestine Romero then sang the “Star Spangled Banner” to kick off the day’s festivities. Traditional Latin dances and music continued throughout the day. Jalapeño and watermelon-eating contests, sack races, face painting, balloon animals, tug-o-war, and piñatas bursting with candy were a few of the treats in store for children. Among the vendors you could buy a sombrero, jewelry, hand-made soaps, or a delicious meal. The sun was shining, making it a wonderful day for celebrating Durango’s 10th annual Cinco de Mayo.

A Flamenco dancer strikes a pose for an attentive audience.

Children play tug-o-war at the Cinco de Mayo festivities.

A boy participates in the breaking of
the Sponge Bob piñata.


The Ballet Folklorico de Durango performs in stunning white dresses
for the gathered crowd.


People gather to watch flamenco dancers perform
Saturday afternoon.

Children had a number of activities to choose from, including sack races.


Grandfather and granddaughter Hector and Autumn Tucson enjoy the sun
and festivities at Saturday's event held in Santa Rita Park.









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