Celebrate Cinco De Mayo

Staff Report

KPVW, 107.1 FM, Radio Tricolor, will sponsor a Cinco De Mayo celebration from 3-8 p.m. Sunday, May 4, at Sayre Park in Glenwood Springs.

Cinco De Mayo is a popular Mexican celebration commemorating the Battle of Puebla, where the Mexicans defeated the French in 1862. It is a popular tradition that is also celebrated in the United States.

The day’s festivities will include three live bands, Super Eclipse and Patrulla 81 from Denver and Integrantes Del Norte from Grand Junction. Three local Mexican food vendors, beer and soda will be made available.

Wells Fargo and Budweiser are also sponsoring the event.

Everyone is invited to attend. Entrance to the event is free. A portion of the vendor sales will benefit a local charity.

Soccer games afoot

The town of Basalt is hosting the first Latino Soccer Tournament this weekend in celebration of Cinco de Mayo Saturday, May 3, at the Willits Field in Basalt.

The first rounds of 25 minutes each will be held at Blue Lake from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The final rounds will be on Sunday at the Willits field from 10 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

The teams include El Sur, Tequesquite, Alpine, Juventue, Mezzaluna, Koritas and Aspen United.

There will be refreshment stand with soft drinks and everyone is invited to come cheer the teams to victory.

Sponsors include the Basalt Store and Aspen/Basalt Mobile Home Park.

St. Mary of Rifle celebrates

The Hispanic Community of St. Mary Parish will host a Mexican dinner in celebration of Cinco de Mayo from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, May 4, in the lower level of the church at 671 Birch St. All are welcome.

Encuentro Latino

Cinco De Mayo comes to Carbondale this Saturday, May 3, with Encuentro Latino, a day filled with culture, crafts, music and celebration in Sopris Park. Feast on Chilean, Salvadorian and Mexican food while listening to the sounds of festive live music by Lideres del Norte, Son y Ritmo, Axel La Razza DJ and mariachi music.

Music starts at 1 p.m. and runs until 6.

From 10 a.m. till noon, the Mexican Consulate will be on hand to issue the “Matriculas Consulares” identification to Mexican Nationals. A clown, climbing wall and games will keep the kids busy, as well as the nonprofit organization dedicated to social and cultural issues.

This is an opportunity for many cultures to come together to celebrate one.

Call 274-1002 for more information.

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