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Thu, Sept. 19

Local Sister City group sponsors Saturday Cinco de Mayo fiesta

PRESCOTT, Arizona - A full day of entertainment, food, and drink - all in a fiesta atmosphere - will take to the streets of downtown Prescott on Saturday in celebration of Cinco de Mayo.

Sponsored by the Prescott-Caborca Sister City committee, the event will run from noon to 8 p.m., and will include music, children's activities, food and drink vendors, and contests for best street tacos and best margaritas.

The Cinco de Mayo Fiesta will take place on Gurley Street between Cortez and Montezuma, adjacent to the Courthouse Square.

A news release from the Prescott-Caborca organization notes that the family event would celebrate the Cinco de Mayo holiday with "authentic Mexican entertainment," including Mariachi music, Folkloric dancing, and bouncing castles for the kids. Admission is free.

From noon to 4 p.m., judges will be on hand to choose the winner in the Best Prescott Street Taco competition, and a margarita competition will take place from 4 to 5 p.m.

Throughout the event, music and dancing will be ongoing on the 100 block of West Gurley. The schedule includes:

• 12:20pm Master of Ceremonies Opening Comments

• 12:30pm La Tierra School Dancers (Stage 2)

• 1:00pm Real Jalisco Mariachi Band (Stage 2)

• 2:00pm Mexican Consul General & Prescott Mayor (Main Stage)

• 2:15pm Mexico Lindo Folkloric Dancing (Main Stage)

• 3:00pm Real Jalisco Mariachi Band (Main Stage)

• 3:30pm Mexico Lindo Folkloric Dancing (Main Stage)

• 4:00pm Best Street Taco Award Presentation

• 4:10pm Real Jalisco Mariachi Band (Main Stage)

• 5:00pm Stage change out. House Music

• 5:30pm Road 1 South (Main Stage)

The local Sister City organization has fostered a decades-long relationship with the community of Caborca, Sonora, Mexico. "After 42 years as Sister Cities, our commitment and relationship with our friends in Caborca is stronger each year," stated the news release from the Prescott group.

This year's Cinco de Mayo celebration is the first for the local Sister City organization. The press release stated: "Cinco de Mayo fiestas in the Southwest celebrate Mexican heritage and pride."

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