Santa Rita Park came alive with the sights and sounds of Mexico on Saturday as Durango gathered to celebrate Latino culture. The smell of authentic Mexican food filled the air well before midday, and chairs filled quickly as early-birds gathered in anticipation of the days entertainment. A large inflatable stage hosted a variety of performers including La Jovencita, who got the crowd going early and often with her popular singing style. Up next was the grace and fluidity of Ballet Folklorico de Durango. The entertainment continued on into the late afternoon as the large crowd mingled throughout the festival site and along the river trail on a perfect spring day.

Jennifer Gurd displays her merchandise as the festivities got
under way Saturday morning. Ernestine Romero, known as La Jovencita, performs to a gathering
crowd Saturday. Ballet Folklorico de Durango, made up of local performers of all
ages, entertained the Santa Rita Park crowd four different times
Saturday. Ballet Folklorico de Durango kept the crowd in their seats as
they performed throughout the day. John Bolton and Sunny Grail inspect the artistic design of Jill
Peters' peace pole. The colorful sites and sounds of the Cinco de Mayo festivities
keep people returning year after year.


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