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Cinco de Mayo West Side St. Paul Celebration

May 6
9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Art, Family Events, Festivals, Holiday

This Saturday, head over to the West Side for a Cinco de Mayo-themed day of entertainment, delicious eats, and family activities. The parade kicks things off in the morning with a 10 a.m. march along Cesar Chavez from Wabasha to Ada. After that, the beer garden opens, and three stages of fun start up. The lowrider car, truck, and bike show is a must-see happening, as entrants will park their flashy wheels for all to gawk at. Past vehicles have included flourishes like red velvet car seats, Buicks that can bounce high off the ground, and bikes with pimped out handle bars. If you like things spicy, sign up for the jalapeno eating contest and see if you can take the heat. Food trucks, traditional music, and children’s activities round out the day. If you’d like to keep the party going all weekend, on Sunday stop by East Lake Street between 27th and 29th Avenues, where there will be food, dance, kids’ activities, and more for free from noon to 8 p.m. For more info, visit