October 23, 2014

Tens of thousands celebrate Cinco de Mayo

One of the largest Cinco de Mayo celebrations in the state is in south Omaha. Marcos Mora is coordinator for the event and he says thousands come from near and far to celebrate the annual May 5th festival. He says 55,000 people attended last year and they expect more to visit the city this year.

Mora says because of growing popularity they decided to expand the festival and added a health fair to his year’s event. Mora says the festival is a five day event that features live entertainment, food, carnival rides, a health fair and the highlight is the parade on Saturday at 10am. All of the activities take place along South 24th Street in Omaha.