Conexión Del Rio / Staff report

DEL RIO – Del Rio's Cinco de Mayo this year will be a three-day festive holiday weekend from Thursday, May 3- Saturday, May 5. Cinco de Mayo will be held at the Brown Plaza Association, 305 Cantu St.

The event, sponsored by the Association gets underway at 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 3 with a parade, opening ceremonies, "Fiesta under the Stars" and the Miss Cinco de Mayo Pageant which starts at 7:30 p.m. 

Friday, May 4, the festivities start at 4 p.m. with the Del Rio High School Mariachi/ Jazz Band. At 7:45 p.m. it is La Sombra with Tony Guerrero.

Saturday, May 5 wraps up with a 12 p.m. start from the DRHS Choir, Casa de la Cultura Folkloric Dancers; then at 3:30 p.m. it is Relámpago followed by the Blevins Band 7:30 p.m. live performance and at 9:45 p.m. it is AJ Castillo.

There will be food vendors, & beer. This is a free event. FMI contact the Brown Plaza at 830-734-3400.