Southern California is filled with rich cultural heritage and historic sites dating back hundreds of years. Many of these sites, such as geographic landmarks, city and county names and historic architecture celebrate their Latino heritage.
As such, Cinco de Mayo, celebrates the Mexican Army’s victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.
This year, Cinco de Mayo falls on Saturday and with a $10 Weekend Day Pass, Metrolink can get you to the best events to join in on the fun!
Located across from L.A. Union Station, El Pueblo Historical Monument – also known as Olvera Street – will have a weekend-long Cinco de Mayo celebration. Mariachis, folklorico, children’s arts and craft, traditional music and food are highlights of this not to miss celebration! You’ll step back in time and have the opportunity to learn about the founding of Los Angeles and how Mexican culture has long been an important part of the city’s heritage.
San Clemente, nicknamed the “Spanish Village By The Sea,” celebrates the culture, food and fun of Mexico with Mariachis, Aztec Dancers, Ballet Folklorico, live bands and authentic food and drinks from 2 to 6 p.m. on Saturday at the Max Berg Plaza Park.
The 44th annual Corona Cinco de Mayo Celebration includes a parade and fiesta that’s just a short walk from the Corona – North Main Metrolink Station. On Saturday the parade, which runs along Sixth Street from Merrill Street to Rimpau Avenue, begins at 10 a.m. and will feature dancers, marching units and antique cars. After the parade, the fiesta begins at Corona City Park beginning at noon. Expect to enjoy an assortment of Mexican and Latin food, the sounds of Bands or Mariachi groups, Folklorico Dancers and Latin Salsa and games for kids and families to enjoy at this all-day event which raises money for scholarships for students at the Corona-Norco Unified School District.