Festivals, Food and Drink, Holiday

Cherokee Street Cinco de Mayo

When: Sat., May 6, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. 2017

There are festivals, and then there is Cherokee Street's Cinco de Mayo. Far more a celebration of the neighborhood than a commemoration of Mexico's long-ago victory over France, this Cinco party crams three stages of live music, mariachis, bull riding and lucha libre (courtesy of Dynamo Pro Wrestling) along Cherokee Street between Jefferson and Nebraska avenues (www.cincodemayostl.com) today from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. There are activities for the kids, party beverages for the adults and the beloved People's Joy Parade for everyone. Among this year's floats, homemade costumes and Gigante puppets you may spot this year's special guest — the Donald Trump piñata. The line to take a whack at that may be longer than the beer line. Admission to Cherokee Street Cinco de Mayo is free.

Paul Friswold

Price: free admission