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Posted on: April 26, 2022

[ARCHIVED] City and Downtown Pasco Authority teaming up for the 2022 Cinco de Mayo Festival

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The City of Pasco and Downtown Pasco Authority are teaming up for the 2022 Cinco de Mayo Festival. Events will be taking place starting May 4th through May 8th across downtown Pasco. This year’s celebration will center around the brand-new Farmers Market and Peanuts Park. 

“This is an amazing opportunity for the City of Pasco to showcase the upgrades to the Farmers Market. We have 5 separate days celebrating the rich history of our Mexican culture in the city. Events start Sunday with the crowning of the Cinco de Mayo Queen. Then we have a full lineup of events starting Wednesday. The parade is Saturday morning. Our headliner band Saturday is the popular group La Mafia. There’s so much excitement surrounding the event and we can’t wait for people to come out and support our great city. Because of COVID we haven’t been able to hold this for 2 years. We expect this to be our largest ever event,” said Mike Gonzalez, economic development manager at the City of Pasco. 

FARMERS MARKET FOCUS The epicenter of the Cinco de Mayo celebration will be the Pasco Farmers Market. Live concerts will be held starting Friday evening. The stage will be located on the corner of 3rd and Columbia. Vendors will be stationed throughout the downtown core including Lewis Street, 3rd Avenue and 5th Avenue. Activities will include a Kids Zone, Knocker Ball, and a beer garden for adults. “There’s a variety of activities for kids and adults. Our Pasco Police officers will be stationed throughout the downtown core along with trained security. So, you can rest assured this will be a safe and fun event. I’m really excited we added an amateur boxing tournament Saturday with 20 matches that begins at 3 p.m. There’s such an incredible buzz about this year’s event,” said Gonzalez. 

Schedule of Events: 

Wednesday, May 4
6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Cultural Night at Peanuts Plaza Corner of 4th & Columbia 

Thursday, May 5
6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Local Artist Showcase at Salon Monte Carlo, 411 W. Lewis

Friday, May 6
6 a.m. Lewis, Clark, Columbia, 3rd Ave, 5th Ave. close to traffic 
10 a.m. Vendor set up 
12 p.m. Opening ceremonies and 4th and Columbia Main stage 
1 p.m. All City Karaoke Performers 
3 p.m. Rancho Unido Band 
5 p.m. Music continues band TBD 
7 p.m. Grupo Fino Band 
8:30 Fast Lane Country Music Band 
10:00 Closing

Saturday, May 7
11 a.m. – 12 a.m. Cinco de Mayo Parade (Downtown Pasco) route begins at City Hall 
11:00 a.m. – 3 p.m. Bully Bash Dog Show (Farmers Market)
1:00 p.m. Welcome Pasco Mayor Blanche Barajas, national anthem (Main Stage 4th and Columbia) 
1:15 p.m. Marimba Team 
1:30 p.m. Ballet Forklorico
1:45 p.m. Dance Team
2:00 p.m. Pasco High School Mariachi Group
2:30 p.m. Tribal Dance
2:45 p.m. Pasco Taco Crawl Champion Crowning
3:00 p.m. Chiawana High School Halcon Del Rio Mariachi Group
3:00 p.m. – 8 p.m. Boxing Matches at Farmers Market Pavilion
3:30 p.m. Ballet Group Cielo de Mexico
3:45 p.m. Miss Cinco de Mayo Queen and Court Recognition
4:15 p.m. Music Group Balance on Main Stage 4th and Columbia
5:00 p.m. Music Group Sorta on Main Stage 4th and Columbia
7:00 p.m. Music Group Innizzio Norteano Main Stage 4th and Columbia
8:30 p.m. Headliner Music Group La Mafia
10:00 p.m. Close

Sunday, May 8
12:00 p.m. Welcome, main stage, 4th and Columbia
12:00 p.m. – 5 p.m. Health Fair runs throughout the day
12:15 p.m. All City Karaoke performances Main Stage
12:45 p.m. Mother’s Day Celebrations, several mothers publicly recognized
1:15 p.m. Cadetes de Linares Group (Main Stage)
3:00 p.m. Senora Deferente Group (Main Stage)
4:45 p.m. Singer Mercedes Castro (Main Stage)
6:00 p.m. Close

For more information on participating as a vendor please visit www.downtownpasco.org or call the DPDA at 509-380-5111.

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