for background on Cinco de Mayo in Oakland, please see the Cinco de Mayo Festival.


1. Fruitvale Cinco de Mayo Festival

The Office of Councilmember Gallo, in partnership with The Unity Council, is hosting a small Cinco de Mayo festival for the Fruitvale community. 

Sunday, May 5, 2013
35th and International Blvd.

We will have the Aztec dance group Calpulli Coatlicue opening the Cinco de Mayo. In addition, the following entertainers will be present on Cinco de Mayo: DJ KenDiesel, Samba and Capoeira Group Muito Quente, Cesar Chavez Middle School Ballet Folklorico, Girls Power Studio Modeling and Belly Dancing Group and Marce la Voz Ranchera de la Aria de la Bahia.

This is a family friendly event. In an effort to keep our streets clean,  the office of Noel Gallo will host a clean-up prior and after the festival: from 9am-11am and 4pm-5pm. Please keep in mind that International Boulevard will NOT be closed. The focus of this small Cinco de Mayo festival is to promote local District 5 businesses and to share the Fruitvale culture. We hope to see you there!

2. Taco Conference

3. Tina Tamale and La Boriquena Mexi-icatessan are hosting a Cinco de Mayo Party


Sun, 5/5, 12 – 3pm

Live performance by youth Mariachi Nueva Luz.  Admission includes chips & salsa, your choice of entree:
House-made Chorizo scrambled with farm fresh eggs with rice, beans, guacamole & tortillas

Shredded Beef Flautas with rice, beans & guacamole

Chicken & Pork Birria served with tortillas

Layered Tamale with red gravy, ground beef, melted cheese & sour cream on a bed of rice & beans

582 7th St, Oakland
$10 general admission, Free for kids under 12