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May 2, 2013
Cinco de Mayo events in the Sacramento region

Cinco de Mayo 2013 is celebrated this weekend, May4-5. Here are some events planned for the Sacramento region. For complete calendar listings, see our events section.


Mexican American Digital History Exhibit and discussion of the Mexican American Digital History Project. Learn how to record family history. Photos welcome. 1:30 p.m. May. 4; Sol Collective, 2574 21st St., Sacramento. Free. (916) 361-9072.


Cinco De Mayo Celebration Old Sacramento comes alive Cinco De Mayo weekend. Participating bars will have live music, comedy, karaoke and dancing (River City Saloon, Fanny Ann, O'Mally's Pub, The Other Office, Vega's, Sports). The final party celebrating Cinco De Mayo will be on May 5 from 6 p.m. to closing time. Free. (916) 863-7465.

Cinco de Mayo Festiva and Tamale Cookoff with ballet folklorico dancing, mariachi, live music, tamale competition, and kid's activities, bounce houses, vendors. All proceeds benefit Sonoma Valley Schools. Noon, May. 5. Cornerstone Sonoma, 23570 Arnold Drive, Sonoma. $25 general, $15 children ages 3-12. (707) 480-1805.

Opening Day on the River Decorated Boat Parade The Sacramento Yacht Club hosts Opening Day on the River, a decorated boat parade, themed Cinco de Mayo. The parade will begin at the Sacramento Yacht Club at noon and will proceed upriver through Old Town and turn around at the Virgin Sturgeon restaurant. The parade can be viewed anywhere along the Sacramento River. Noon, May. 5. Free. (916) 300-2850.

Latin Stars of Comedy and Music Celebration The Sacramento Cinco de Mayo Festival, featuring the Latin Stars of Comedy with comedians Paul Rodriguez, Carlos Mencia, Johnny Sanchez, others.

The Latin All-Stars Band features musicians, including Santana band, The Whispers, Tower of Power, Tierra. Also, a special musical guest performance by Sheila E and her entire band. 6 p.m., May 5. Sleep Train Arena, One Sports Parkway, Sacramento. $32.50-$72.50. (800) 745-3000.

Cinco De Mayo 2013 featuring live music by A-Train, Sacrad Fire, Grunge Inc., The Ripoffs, Rock & Rhyme, DJ Hektor S. General. Noon, May 5. The Union, 112 Pacific St., Roseville. $5. (916) 742-5081.


Recipes: Carne asada makes a Cinco de Mayo feast

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