Congressman Dan Newhouse To Be Grand Marshall At Cinco De Mayo Parade In Downtown Pasco
Parades are always FUN! And Cinco De Mayo is coming! Should be a great day of fun and entertainment!
Downtown Pasco Development Authority recently announced:
The Downtown Pasco Development Authority (DPDA) invites the Tri-Cities community to its annual, multi-cultural parade and festival in Downtown Pasco on Saturday, May 2, 2015, with newly elected Representative Dan Newhouse (R-WA) as its grand marshall.
The one day event will bring together the American and Mexican-American communities as they commemorate Mexico’s hard-won victory over the French in the Battle of La Puebla in 1862. The parade will begin at 11:00 a.m. and the festival will follow with activities concluding at 5:00 p.m. The parade route begins at 2nd Avenue and Clark Street, will head west on Clark to 7th Avenue then loop around and head east on Lewis Street to 3rd Avenue. The festival will take place as in years past at the intersection of South 4th Avenue and Lewis Street.
“We’re honored that Representative Newhouse will be on hand to greet thousands of community members celebrating the heritage of Mexicans and Mexican-Americans in this exciting event,” said Michael Goins, executive director, Downtown Pasco Development Authority. “Cinco de Mayo is one example of how Downtown Pasco is becoming a vibrant neighborhood that’s family friendly and welcoming to all cultures.”
Festival activities include:
8:00 a.m. 2015 Opening of Pasco Farmer’s Market
11:00 a.m. Parade–Representative Dan Newhouse, Grand Marshall
12:30 p.m. Cultural entertainment includes a variety of bands that will bring the rich sounds of accordion and guitar to life along with dynamic folkloric dancing that honors the Mexican heritage. Bring your own lawn chair and dancing shoes.
Festival food fare such as hamburgers, BBQ, and shaved ice will be offered along with culinary delights featuring Mexican and Mexican-American cultures including
tacos, burritos and quesadillas.
5:00 p.m. Festival end.
For more information on the bands and performance times at Cinco de Mayo, check out our web site, www.downtownpasco.com or follow us on Facebook/downtownpasco. Musical acts and performers are subject to change.