Cinco de Mayo Celebration
The annual free event is expanding to bring even more Mexican-themed music and dance performances, arts and crafts, and family-friendly activities. Set within both the historic Plaza de Panama and Spreckels Organ Pavilion, this year’s celebration once again features colorful horseback riders, traditional dance groups, a fashion show, strolling mariachis, hands-on activity booths for kids, authentic arts and crafts demonstrations by artisans from Mexico, food trucks, and a free concert event at 5pm featuring Jarabe Mexicano. The day’s food offerings include a variety of cuisines from some of San Diego’s best gourmet food trucks parked along the El Prado walkway. The Cinco de Mayo Celebration in Balboa Park is presented by the Balboa Park Conservancy in partnership with the City of San Diego Parks and Recreation Department.