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Richmond Cinco de Mayo Parade and Festival

Cinco de Mayo Festival: May 5th, 2019
23rd Street
Between Clinton and Rheem Avenues
10 AM to 5 PM.

Celebrate the Mexican Culture and enjoy three music stages, dancing horses, jumpers, giveaways, food, exhibits and much more.

For more information, please call (510) 235-5592 or visit www.23rdstreetma.com

Each year Richmond’s 23rd Street corridor is the setting for a peaceful, family-friendly Cinco de Mayo celebration. Over 100,000 people turn out to watch music, dancing and wrestling. Live music goes all day on three stages and includes Native American dancing and Luche Libre wrestling. Local merchant’s serve heaps of delicious traditional foods. Dozens of kids’ activities line the street such as pony rides, bouncy houses, face-painting, games, and crafts. See Richmond Cinco de Mayo Photos and Videos and News Articles on our site.
Another feature of the festivals are the dozens of community resource groups offering games, giveaways and information. The YMCA of the East Bay provided games about healthy eating for families. Be The Matchencouraged locals to become life-saving marrow/stem cell donors.
Another important program for locals is the Richmond Promise College Scholarship program. It promises up to $1,500 in annual scholarship money along with financial aid guidance for every Richmond resident graduating from high school. The $35 million program is part of a community benefits agreement between the City of Richmond and Chevron Richmond.
  • 23rd Street Merchant’s Association represents Latino Business and Local Businesses Overall in Richmond, CA and the Contra Costa County. Membership is Open to All.


1. Parade

The fun begins Saturday, May 5 with the 12th Annual Peace & Unity Parade that begins in Richmond and ends with a festival in San Pablo.

The parade starts at Barrett Avenue and 24th Street in Richmond at 10 a.m. It will feature all the usual parade highlights such as elaborate floats, horses, bands, clowns, classic cars, dancers and community organizations. The route will travel down 23rd Street and end at St. Paul’s at 1825 Church Lane in San Pablo. School bus transportation will be available for those wanting to return to Richmond at the end of the parade.

The festival that follows the parade at St. Paul Church is free and includes two stages of live music and entertainment and opportunities to dance all day. A variety of ethnic foods will be offered along with children’s activities, artisan vendors and community resource booths.


2. The festival

On Sunday, May 6, the fun will continue when tens of thousands of people are expected to descend onto 23rd Street in Richmond for the annual Cinco de Mayo Festival.

Running from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the free festival between Clinton and Rheem avenues will also feature its typically wide range of live entertainment and family fun, with three music stages, dancing horses, jumpers, giveaways, incredible food, car shows, exhibits and much more.

Both the St. Paul’s Parish and 23rd Street Merchants events are true community-wide festivals, receiving sponsorship and support from both cities and local businesses.

Crowds drawn to 23rd Street have provided greater exposure to the evolving corridor’s merchants, who often bring their food and goods out onto the sidewalk during the festival, adding a local flavor.

May 05 2019


Date: 05/05/2019
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost: FREE
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23rd Street between Clinton and Rheem avenues
Richmond, CA United States

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