Garland's 2017 Cinco de Mayo Festival
The two-day festival will feature grito contests, letting revelers literally shout it all out. Nothing says “Cinco de Mayo party” like a proper grito, a high-pitched celebratory shout that pairs well with mariachi music, margaritas, and street tacos. Grito contests will be held both days, and along with bragging rights, winners will receive gift certificates from Garland-based Resistol Hats.
The festival will also have ongoing live musical performances of different genres (like norteño, cumbia, Tejano and country). Some of the bands scheduled to perform include Ruben Garza y La Nueva Era, Los De La Cruz and Stempede, as well as local mariachi and ballet folklorico groups.
Partygoers can purchase food and drinks (margaritas and beer available for those 21 and over). The event will also feature a kids’ zone, with a bounce house, face painting, crafts, games and more.