Cinco de Mayo in Lubbock
Did you know: Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican Independence Day? Instead, it celebrates the defeat of French troops by highly outnumbered soldiers at La Puebla, Mexico on May 5, 1862. It was the last large-scale invasion of the Americas by a European army. The holiday, as it is known today, started in Mexican-American communities in the west to commemorate the cause of freedom and democracy during the American Civil War. Today it has become a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride.
Lubbock will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo a little early this year. On Saturday, May 2nd, there will be two big events to celebrate the holiday. Start the day off at the 3rd Annual Cinco de Mayo Parade. The parade route begins at 10 a.m., starting at First Baptist Church on Broadway and Avenue W, moving east on Broadway to Avenue M, then north on Avenue M to the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center parking lot.This year’s theme will be, “Heroes Among Us,” which encourages those participating to showcase the heroes of their organization, or people who have influenced or supported their success, as well as heroes significant to the observance.
Immediately following the parade, join Magic 93.7 (KXTQ) at the Buffalo Springs Lake Amphitheater for a day of music with Massore, Gary Hobbs, Solido, Shelly Lares, Sunny Sauceda featuring Art Tigerina, Mike G y Los Cuatro Realez, Bobby G y Los Unknowns and Legal Limit!
These will be events you don’t want to miss. For more fun things to experience in Lubbock, check us out online at www.visitlubbock.org.