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Date/Time
Date(s) - 05/04/2024 - 05/05/2024
10:30 am - 5:00 pm

Location
Main Street Columbia State Historic Park

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Saturday May 4th – 10:30 am to 10:00 pm & Sunday May 5th – 10:30 am to 5:00 pm

Columbia CA, was at some point in time, a culturally and linguistically diverse area, including the Latin-American/Hispanic community, which has been present in the region for generations. In 1862, when civil wars were ravaging Mexico and US, the victory of the Battle of Puebla over Napoleon III brought a spontaneous celebration in Columbia, giving birth to “Cinco de Mayo, an American Tradition”.

On May 4th & 5th Columbia State Park will be decorated in festive Cinco de Mayo style. We will celebrate with dances on the street, music, and art displays, in honor of the victory that preserved democracy and freedom in both countries.

Visit Columbia Museum for a magnificent exhibit telling the history of Cinco de Mayo!

This is a family event featuring Los Arribeños a California Fandango project, Raices del Mundo Folklorico ballet, Mariachi Luz de Luna, Salsa Dance, Mario Flores Latin Jazz Band and Rod Harris, as well as vendors and activities for children and adults!

For More Information:  This event is organized by ConAmor Building Bridges (https://b-conamor.org/), a non-profit organization. The event is funded in part by the Heartland Grant and the Arts in California Parks Program (artsincaliforniaparks.org/), and supported by Chicken Ranch Rancheria Me-Wuk Indians, Visit Tuolumne, TC Historical Society, TC Arts, and Friends of Columbia State Historic Park.

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