Great Bend’s 19th annual Cinco de Mayo Festival will take place Saturday in the courthouse square.
There will be a parade down Main Street at 11 a.m. to kick off the festival that celebrates the Hispanic culture. The parade starts at the zoo parking lot at 23rd and Main.
Miriam Marin will be near the head of the parade as this year’s Cinco de Mayo Princess.
The day will include music by local talent and by the groups Atrevido Show and Alazanes of St. Louis. There will also be dancing and food.
In the Spanish language, Cinco de Mayo literally means “Fifth of May.” In Mexico, the holiday Cinco de Mayo celebrates Mexico’s victory over an invading French army in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1856. It has become a cultural holiday in the U.S.A.