Jack London Square to host community Cinco de Mayo Festival

Oakland, Calif. – May 2, 2019: A celebration of Mexican heritage will bring the community together at Jack London Square for Cinco de Mayo, Saturday, from noon to 7 p.m. The free event offers a wide variety of performers from kids to adults in recognition of Mexican traditions and its diverse culture.

The Cinco de Mayo Festival will feature Folklorico dancing and traditional Aztec dancing from In Lak’ech Danza Azteca. Latin-American cultural traditions will also be a part of this event with low-rider cars, dancing horses, and wrestling.

Mercado Latinx is the Bay Area’s first market showcasing Latinx artists, foodies, designers, creators, crafters, builders and dreamers. These vendors will offer art, food, drink and local-maker goods.

Oakland Unified School District students will perform and there will be family-friendly activities for all ages.

Transportation options to the Square include the Alameda/SF Bay Ferry, Amtrak, biking, walking and driving. For detailed directions to the Oakland waterfront, please go here.

About the Port of Oakland

The Port of Oakland oversees the Oakland Seaport, Oakland International Airport, and nearly 20 miles of waterfront including Jack London Square. The Port’s 5-year strategic plan – Growth with Care – pairs business expansion with community benefits, envisioning more jobs and economic stimulus as the Port grows. Together with its business partners, the Port supports more than 84,000 jobs in the region. Connect with the Port of Oakland and Oakland International Airport through Facebook, or with the Port on Twitter, YouTube, and at www.portofoakland.com.

Media Contacts:
Marilyn Sandifur
Port Spokesperson
Port of Oakland
(510) 627-1193
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Mike Zampa
Communications Director
Port of Oakland
(510) 627-1565
[email protected]

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