Cinco de Mayo in Balboa Park

Cinco de Mayo in Balboa Park

Cinco de Mayo in Balboa Park
May 5, Saturday, 11:00am–6:00pm (concert begins at 5:00pm)

Enjoy family-friendly activities, free concert featuring Jarabe Mexicano, ballet folklorico dancing from La Fiesta Danzantes de San Diego, food trucks, and more!


Schedule of Events and Activities

12 noon: Charros & Escaramuzas horseback procession from Botanical Building into Plaza de Panama (TBD); mariachis in Plaza de Panama

1 pm: Fashion showcase of models wearing private collection of Mexico’s unique regional dresses; strolling mariachis

2 pm: La Fiesta Danzante de San Diego Ballet Folklorico dancers (20-minute performance); strolling mariachis

5pm: Cinco de Mayo concert in Spreckels Organ Pavilion featuring featuring Jarabe Mexicano, City Heights Mariachi, and SDSU School of Music and Dance student performers

Ongoing Activities 11am–6 pm

Live entertainment in the Plaza de Panama: City Heights Mariachi

Fab Trailers Vintage photo trailer (Plaza)

Food Trucks along El Prado walkway

Activity and Info Booths in the Plaza de Panama:

  • XEWT Channel 12 Televisa
  • Univision Radio
  • Mexican Consulate
  • Balboa Park Conservancy
  • Del Mar Fair
  • City Heights Music School
  • Timken Museum of Art
  • Spanish Village
  • Starlight Theatre
  • Japanese Friendship Garden
  • Friends of Balboa Park
  • House of Mexico, International Cottages
  • San Diego Natural History Museum
  • San Diego Art Institute
  • San Diego Public Library
  • Mexican Art (artisans from Mexico)
  • Escaramuza Charra las Colondrinas


Prado Restaurant: street tacos, margaritas and cerveza on the Garden Terrace directly behind the Prado Restaurant

Panama 66: food specials and special Baja beers and wine

San Diego Natural History Museum: Info on exhibition of Baja California photography


Cinco de Mayo in Balboa Park is presented by the Balboa Park Conservancy in partnership with the City of San Diego Parks and Recreation Department, with sponsorship support provided by XEWT Channel 12 – Televisa, Univision Radio, and Kiwanis Club of San Diego.


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April 3, 2017