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Cinco de Mayo celebration is Sunday

Posted: Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

The musical group Banda Oro Verde treat a large crowd to popular Mexican music in 2012 during the Cinco de Mayo celebration in downtown Watsonville. They will perform again Sunday along with other popular bands. (File photo by Tarmo Hannula/Register-Pajaronian)

WATSONVILLE — The annual Cinco de Mayo Festival will take place Sunday at Watsonville Plaza and surrounding streets. Free entertainment will compliment a mix of activities, including information booths, arts and crafts and food stands.

Main Street will be closed between East Beach and Maple streets to make way for the festivities. Four musical groups and a folklorico dance troupe will perform during the five and a half-hour event.

“We have some great music lined up,” said former Watsonville City Councilman Oscar Rios, who helps head up the event along with the sponsor Fiestas Patrias de Watsonville. “It’s always a special celebration.”

Thousand of people typically pack the event that includes room for dancing in the closed streets.

For the complete article see the 05-02-2013 issue.

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