Not sure yet what to do this weekend? Join the celebration as El Centro de la Raza hosts their 7th Annual Cinco de Mayo festival on Saturday (tomorrow!), May 5, from 1-5 p.m. at El Centro, 2524 16th Ave. S. Admission is free and the whole family is welcome. There will be music, children’s activities, prizes, and craft and informational booths. There will also be traditional Mexican food for sale.
El Centro de la Raza brings their 7th Annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration to Beacon Hill on Saturday, May 5, from 1-5 p.m. at El Centro, 2524 16th Ave. S. Admission is free and the whole family is welcome. There will be music, children’s activities, prizes, and craft and informational booths. There will also be traditional Mexican food for sale.
If you are interested in having a booth at the event, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 206-957-4630.
The Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs announced funding awards totaling $46,800 to 39 neighborhood arts festivals and events yesterday through the Neighborhood and Community Arts (NCA) program.
Each organization received a $1,200 award. Two Beacon Hill-related events received grants: Cinco de Mayo, a Fifth of May celebration with music and dance presented by El Centro de la Raza, and the NEPO 5k (will it be a run this year instead of a walk-don’t-run?), in which eighty local artists will present site-specific installations and performances along of Seattle streets, presented by NEPO House.
Other nearby events include Columbia City’s Beatwalk; Celebrate Little Saigon, a Vietnamese cultural festival and night market; Word Expressed, readings by Filipino artists and writers; Honk! Fest West, a roving marching band festival; and the Georgetown Carnival.
For the complete list of events receiving funding, go here.
El Centro de la Raza is hosting their 6th Annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration next Thursday, May 5, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Activities will include children’s arts and crafts, traditional Mexican foods, arts and crafts from local vendors, a health and services fair, a desfile cultural/cultural dress fashion show, performances by the Seattle Fandango Project and Ameyaltonal Danza Azteca-Chichimeca, and more.
Admission to the celebration is free, but donations are welcomed.
Models are needed for the desfile cultural dress fashion show. If you’re interested in wearing a Mexican folkloric outfit for the celebration, contact Hilda Magaña at 206-957-4627 or at email@example.com. No experience necessary.
El Centro de la Raza is located at 2524 16th Avenue S.
There are a couple of free events on the Hill this Saturday, May 2:
Kidney Health Fest for African American Families (and everyone else)
Northwest Kidney Centers are sponsoring a Kidney Health Fest where guests can take part in health screenings; try healthy food samples by local celebrity chefs; enjoy entertainment, music, and exhibits; try an obstacle course for all ages; enter to win prizes such as iPods, and more. The fair is from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at the African American Academy, 8311 Beacon Avenue South.
Cinco de Mayo celebration with El Centro de la Raza
Saturday is also El Centro de la Raza’s 4th Annual Cinco de Mayo celebration, from 3:00 to 8:00 pm at the Jefferson Community Center, 3801 Beacon Avenue South. Guests at this event will enjoy live entertainment and a DJ, traditional foods, children’s activities, a fashion show, and local vendors. Admission is free!
Need to keep up with upcoming events on Beacon Hill such as these? Check out our events calendar.
¡Vengan a celebrar el Cinco de Mayo con El Centro de la Raza!
El Centro de la Raza is hosting a Cinco de Mayo celebration (a few days early) on Saturday, May 2, from 3:00 to 8:00 pm. The event will be at the Jefferson Community Center, 3801 Beacon Avenue South. Come and enjoy:
- Live entertainment and DJ
- Traditional foods
- Children’s activities
- Local vendors
- A health, social services, and local business fair
To get involved in this event, contact Leah at (206) 957-4640, or firstname.lastname@example.org.