2015 Delavan Cinco De Mayo Festival

Delavan will be celebrating its 14th annual Cinco De Mayo Friday May 1st and Saturday May 2nd. This is a festival celebrated by many Mexican-Americans across the United States. It is a day of cultural pride that commemorates the unlike victory of a outnumber Mexican Army over the French occupying forces in the state of Puebla May 5, 1862. In the State of Puebla it is known as El Dia de la Batalla de Puebla or the day of the battle of Puebla. It is not the true independence day of Mexico, which is September 16th, but is a time to come together as a community and celebrate freedom and share our culture and traditions with everyone.

This year’s festival in Delavan’s downtown water tower park is going to be a grand celebration. It will feature arts, crafts, and food venders featuring many delicious traditional Mexican foods. The festival kicks off this year on Friday May 1st with D.J. Avila Boys at 5:00. At 6:00 Adrian Avila hits the stage followed by Los Hermano’s Vela at 7:00. Friday’s events will end at 9:30.

This year’s Saturday’s entertainment will open at 10:00AM with DJ Tejano Bad Boy Eddie Cruz followed by more live music at 11:00AM featuring Mariachi performers. At 12:00PM Delavan Flying Dragons will present a Tae Kwon Do demonstration. 1:00PM will feature the dance group Los Chilangos. Followed by the Cinco de Mayo Queen crowning followed by a Jalapeño eating contest from 2:00PM to 3:00PM. From 3:00PM to 5:00PM Conjunto TMV will entertain. 5:00PM will bring the performance of Lizvette Duran and rounding out the event Groupo Bien will take the stage. The event will run from 10:00 in the morning until 8:00 in the evening all funds raised will go to next year’s festival and a scholarship to be offered to a graduating student at Delavan Darien High School.

This is a time for not just Delavan but all area communities to visit historic downtown Delavan enjoy great food, music and dancing that is sure to be a memorable experience. We hope to see you there and do not forget to visit and shop the many local downtown businesses that help support this event.