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Cinco De Mayo Celebration

May 5 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

General Admission

Cinco de Mayo in Mexico, Spanish for “Fifth of May”, is a yearly celebration held on May 5, which commemorates the anniversary of Mexico’s victory over the Second French Empire at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. It has become a day synonymous with celebrating Mexican culture. Join us as we celebrate our neighbors to the south on this special day.

‍Mariachi Jarabe Tapatio: Renowned for their lively renditions of Mexican folk music, will grace the stage to help celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Dressed in vibrant charro suits, the ensemble will showcase traditional instruments such as trumpets, violins, and guitars, transporting the audience to the heart of Mexican culture. With their spirited performances and captivating melodies, Mariachi Jarabe Tapatio promises an unforgettable experience steeped in the rich heritage of Mexico.

Where: 10 am to 2 pm in Front of Museum/Alcove

DIY Pinata Art Workshop: Enjoy these traditional dances in celebration of Cinco de Mayo
Where: Every half hour from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm in Alexander Art Academy

Las Americas Ballet Folklorico: This year we are a Sweet Spot host for Lemonade Day Houston. A youth entrepreneur will set up their lemonade stand to sell to visitors/passers-by.‍
Where: 11 am to 2 pm or until supplies last Outside front of Museum

‍Joy Goes to Mexico sponsored by Phillips 66: This adventure follows Jose and his dog Coco as they lead Joy around their hometown in Mexico. Joy Saxton brings the story life with puppets, a gigantic book, and audience participation! Learn about Mexico and the importance of kindness.‍
Where: 2 pm in the Brown Auditorium

The Essence of Mexico by Mixteco Ballet Folklorico: This ballet group presents dances from the Northern State of Nuevo Leon. Dances include “Zapatea-dos”, “The Polka”, and “Huapangos Nortenos”. ‍
When: 3:30 pm in the Brown Audtiorium


May 5
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
General Admission
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Children’s Museum of Houston
1500 Binz
Houston, TX 77004 United States
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