The annual Cinco de Mayo “Celebrate Culture” Festival takes over Denver’s Civic Center Park, Saturday & Sunday, May 6 & 7, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. More than 200 exhibitors and food vendors will be serving up the best in Colorado Mexican cuisine.
A variety of local, regional and international talents will appear on three stages. A parade gets the fiesta started at 11 a.m. on Saturday.
Laugh yourself silly at the Chihuahua Races (Saturday, 1 p.m.).
Cheer on those brave enough to stuff themselves for prizes at the Taco Eating Contest (Sunday, 2 p.m.). Anyone wanting to compete can register starting at noon at the tent near the stage. There will be three rounds of contests with prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
Low-riders of all makes and models will be showcased along Colfax Avenue all weekend long.
The Main Stage at the Greek Amphitheatre will feature Mexican regional bands and genres such as mariachi, banda, cumbia, and more.
Main Stage Line-up
Saturday May 6, 2023
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. — Fiesta Colorado Community Dance Extravaganza – Jeanette Trujillo Lucero
2:00 – 2:45 p.m. — Lisa Trujillo Dance Folklorico
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. — Lobo Hombre
4:15 – 5:30 p.m. — Retro Norteno
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. — Reyes del Huepa
6:45 – 8:00 p.m. — Nueva Estrategia
Sunday May 7, 2023
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. — Mariachi Internacional
12:30 – 12:45 p.m. — Fiesta Colorado – Jeannette Trujillo Lucero
1:00 – 1:45 p.m. — Lisa Trujillo Dance Folklorico
2:00 – 3:15 p.m. — Reyes del Huepa
3:45 – 5:00 p.m. — Integridad Norteña
5:15 – 6:30 p.m. — La Fiebre del Sabor
6:45 – 8:00 p.m. — Norteños de Ojinaga
Local Stage on Bannock Street showcases the best in local bands performing rock, jazz, funk, top 40 hits and more. See the schedule here.
The Community Stage in Lincoln Park is the site of folkloric and music performances. See the schedule here.
Because parking is never easy downtown, Mile High Cheapskates should consider RTD. The Light Rail, 16th Street Mall Shuttle, and the Broadway Bus Terminal (NE corner of Colfax and Broadway) are all within a short walk to the event grounds.