The Mexican Patriotic Committee of Metropolitan Detroit is planning the 59th Annual Cinco de Mayo Parade on Sunday, May 5, 2024. The 3-mile parade route will start from Woodmere Street and will travel east along Vernor Hwy.; usually ending at W. Grand Blvd. The parade will begin at 12 noon. A cultural and musical fiesta is also planned at Bagley and 21st Streets on Saturday & Sunday, 12pm-8pm. For this, MPC notifies the public that 21st Street will be closed during Fiesta times both days, and Vernor Hwy will be closed for the length of the parade from 11:30pm-2:30pm on that Sunday, May 5th. We hope visitors plan their participation in these events accordingly.

The theme this year is La Historia de Southwest Detroit; this theme embraces all the beautiful cultures from the many Latin American countries that create the rich fabric of our community. The Committee is requesting that all parade participants decorate in this theme to showcase different ethnicities to enhance the Mexican tradition of pride and resilience of our people. This year there will be awards given to the most decorated and best theme representation cars, walkers, and/or floats.

Meanwhile in Toledo on May 5, The Toledo Zoo presents another year of folkloric dance with El Corazón de México and music with DJ Tony Rios and wife, Maryori .

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