Join NBC 5 and the Oak Cliff Coalition for the Arts at the 2019 Dallas Cinco de Mayo Parade on Sunday, May 5, at 1:00 p.m. along historic Jefferson Blvd. in Oak Cliff. This year’s theme is “Nuestro Orgullo/Our Pride.”
Today, the Dallas Cinco de Mayo is the biggest and longest running celebration (32 years) with a parade and fiesta. It is held along the historic Jefferson Blvd., which is considered the epicenter of one of the most important commercial and cultural zones of the Mexican American community.
Come out and enjoy the fun and pageantry of this exciting parade and bring everyone to this family friendly event.
The History of the Battle of Puebla
Cinco de Mayo refers to the Battle of Puebla, a decisive battle fought on May 5, 1862 in Mexico by the Mexican Army against the French invaders and led by the Texas born General Ignacio Zaragoza. Though it was not the end of the war, it was the first battle the Mexicans had won. It became known as the turning point giving hope to the Mexican people. The victory ignited many celebrations. Texans and Americans are still celebrating Cinco de Mayo.
Dallas Cinco de Mayo Parade 2019
Sunday, May 5
Historic Jefferson Blvd. in Oak Cliff