Cinco de Mayo Celebrations in Dallas-Forth Worth

Your guide to Cinco de Mayo 2012

By Theresa Wilcox
|  Monday, May 7, 2012  |  Updated 10:33 AM CDT
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Where to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

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It's time to celebrate Cinco de Mayo!

Get your tortillas ready, it's almost time to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.

Here's a list of festivals and celebrations happening in DFW.

Dallas County | Tarrant County | Collin County | Multiple Locations | Ellis County

Dallas County
Cinco de Mayo Dallas 2012
600 W. Jefferson Blvd
When: May 5, 2012 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
A festival with performances food and more. There will also be a parade starting at 11 a.m.

Cinco de Mayo Festival
Civic Center 12400 Elam Road
Balch Springs, TX 75180
When: May 5, 2012 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
This festival promises to have performers, demonstrations and more activities for the whole family.

Cinco de Mayo Celebration
Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House
2403 Flora St.
Dallas, TX 75201
When: May 3 2012. multiple shows
Anita N Martinez Ballet Folklorico presents "La Gran Fiesta Mexicana."

Cinco de Mayo Festival
Latino Cultural Center
2600 Live Oak St
Dallas TX 75204
When: May 5, 2012 7 p.m.
Anita N Martinez Ballet Folklorico presents "La Gran Fiesta Mexicana." Tickets are $5 to $20 and will be sold the day of the show at the LCC.

Tarrant County
Cinco de Mayo Fiesta
La Gran Plaza de Fort Worth
4200 South Freeway
Fort Worth, TX 76115
When: Sunday May 6, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
A celebration for the whole family, with live music and traditional merchandise at over 200 stores.

2012 Cinco de Mayo Multicultural Festival
Senter Park Recreation Center
900 S. Senter Rd.
Irving, TX 75061
When: May 5, 2012 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
This event will have music, dancers and more entertainment. However, this festival is also about health, with free blood pressure screening and glucose and cholesterol testing. Participants can receive on site results and referrals.

Collin County
Celina Cinco de Mayo Celebration
Celina Downtown Historic Square
Celina TX 75009
When: May 5, 2012 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.
This celebration will feature contests, games, traditional dancing and much more. All proceeds from the event will go toward a scholarship fund.

Celebracion del Cinco de Mayo
Fairview Farms Corral Barn
3314 N. Central Expressway
Plano, TX 75074
When: May 4, 2012 7 p.m. to midnight
This is a celebrations that also benefits the Collin County League of United Latin American Citizen scholarship  fund. There will be live music, food and a give away. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.

Multiple Locations
Cinco de Mattito's
Where: Dallas, Las Colinas and Frisco
When: May 5, 2012 starting at 2 p.m.
Head to Mattito's for mariachis, mechanical bull rides and more. Try your hand at Third Annual Bob Armstrong Queso Eating Contest; if you want to sign up to eat as much cheese, taco meat, guacamole and sour cream as you can in five minutes, call any of Mattio's four locations.

Ellis County
Waxahachie Cinco de Mayo Fiesta
114 E.  Franklin St.
Waxahachie, TX 75165
When: May 4 6 p.m. to 11p.m.
The first day of a two day fiesta will be a street dance.

Waxahachie Cinco de Mayo Fiesta
200 N. Rogers St.
Waxahachie, TX 75165
When: May 5, 2012 11a.m. to 8 p.m.
The second day of a two day fiesta, there will be a hot sauce contest, zumba and more.

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