Salsa, Cerveza and Sambas in Saguache
South of the border in Mexico, Cinco de Mayo is commemorated in a more ceremonial manner, marking the date of the Mexican Army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. However, in the United States, Cinco de Mayo has taken on a significance way beyond that celebrating Mexican-American culture, in a sea of cerveza, salsa and samba dancing late into the night! And this year – the inaugural year – you can join the fiesta this Friday, May 5 in downtown Saguache.
A Cinco de Mayo Street Festival will be held on 4th Street this Friday, May 5 from noon to 7 p.m. The fiestas will include everything you think it should from a green chili cook-off to live music, to vendors, a car show and activities for the kids.
Fiesta-lovers can also find some Cinco de Mayo fun at the Oasis Restaurant. This Friday, May 5, come and celebrate Cinco de Mayo with the Oasis Restaurant from 8 p.m. until midnight.
They will have a special Cinco menu including lots of their tasty Mexican food specials. Cold cerveza can also be found from the keg at a dollar cup or $4 for a pitcher in the beer garden.
The Oasis Restaurant is located off the highway at 630 Gunnison Ave. (719) 655-2884.