Cinco de Mayo Concert + Food Truck Friday
May 5, Friday, 4:00pm–7:00pm (concert begins at 6:00pm)
Families can celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Balboa Park with a fun, free concert inside the Spreckels Organ Pavilion starting at 6:00pm.
The SDSU Jazz Ensemble and Wind Symphony will perform contemporary and classic Latin music with Jarabe Mexicano, including such Mexican favorites as “Granada” and “Querida” and a special tribute to the music of the late Juan Gabriel. During the concert, KUSI’s Carlos Amezcua, the program’s master of ceremonies, will salute his father, Don Oscar Amezcua, and his legendry group Mariachi Guadalajara that performed throughout San Diego between the 1960s and 1990s.
Pre-concert festivities begin at 4:00pm in the Plaza de Panama, with the City Heights Mariachi Ensemble performing from 4:30 to 4:50pm. Visitors can also sample a variety of San Diego’s best food trucks in the Plaza, presented as part of the Balboa Park Conservancy’s Food Truck Friday program.
The Cinco de Mayo Concert in the Park is an annual gift to the community from the Kiwanis Club of Downtown San Diego. The concert also generates scholarships and grants for SDSU School of Music and Dance students through sponsor gifts.