DOWNTOWN BATTLE CREEK

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo Across the City

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta/Party

Saturday – May 7th
3PM – 7PM

On W Michigan Ave between Carlyle St and McCamly St S.
Food, Music, Entertainment, Vendors and much more all with the community!

Facebook Event Link Here

DJ TanguitaZ – Jesus Rojas

Dance Group – Grupo Ballet Folklórico de SFX & OLG

Banda El Bajio de Jose Luis Estrada 

Vendors

ElisDoces
Margarita 1014
Voces Youth Council
Hexx Design
HOLA! Kellogg’s
T3 Salon

Cinco de Mayo: Historical Perspectives

Thursday – May 5th – 5 PM
Willard Library
Downtown Programming Room

For many Americans, Cinco de Mayo means enjoying Mexican food and maybe some margaritas, but few people know the day’s historic significance — or the history of Mexican communities in the United States. To mark the holiday, Willard Library presents Siddharta Camargo, educational programs adviser at Voces Battle Creek, and Santos Ramos, assistant professor of integrative studies at Grand Valley State University.

Dr. Camargo will present in Spanish with an English interpretation. Mr. Ramos will present in English with a Spanish interpretation.

Dr. Camargo’s presentation, titled “La victoria imaginada, representaciones visuales de la batalla del cinco de mayo,” will offer analysis of how the Battle of Puebla, which the holiday commemorates, was portrayed in 19th-century news accounts in Mexico, Europe, and the United States.

Mr. Ramos’ presentation, titled “Making Mexican History in Michigan,” will explore the history and continuing presence of Mexican communities in the Battle Creek area.

Cinco de Mayo Best Restaurant Contest

We’ve taken 12 of the best Mexican restaurants all over Battle Creek and we need your help selecting the very best!

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