It is Cinco de Mayo and the south Omaha community is ready to celebrate. Organizer Marcos Mora says the largest celebration in the state is underway near 24th and L Street. He says the best way for visitors to start the fun is to make a stop at the South Omaha Museum at 23rd and M Street.
Mora says, “We are doing a Cinco de Mayo historic exhibit at the South Omaha Museum from 5 until 8. It is open to the public. It is free. That is an exciting exhibit that dates back to the 1920’s to the present of the Mexican festivals here along historic south 24th Street.”
Mora says then make your way to the festival itself near 24th and L where there is a carnival, food booths, vendors, a health and job fair, live music and more.
The Cinco de Mayo parade is one of the largest in the Midwest. Mora says there will be incredible floats, bands, entertainers and several local companies and organizations taking part. He says the Nebraska Statehood 150 is also joining the parade celebration by serving as Grand Marshal of the event this year. That will start at 10 a.m. from D to L Street, rain or shine.
Many of the events are at no charge.