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Cinco De Mayo Fiesta Coming to Grand Rapids


Saturday, May 5th from 4pm -10pm will be a big celebration in Grand Rapids.  It’s Cinco De Mayo!

You’ll dance in the streets to the Latin rhythms of Arena District’s “Cinco De Mayo Fiesta GR 2012”. A cultural celebration, that will serve as a kickoff party for a festive-filled summer in Downtown Grand Rapids.

The May 5th event will be an outdoor festival on Ionia Street, between Fulton and Weston. Various bands will be playing on an outdoor stage featuring headliner and Dallas-natives Juan Johnson & Super Star Guess . Other musical entertainment includes DJ Luis Da Magnificent, Los Tribaleroz y Guero Loco, Bersachi, and Cumbia bands Grupo Yatekos and Super Nova. Participants will also have opportunities to participate in salsa lessons by local dance professional Laura Armenta.

The streets will be lined with select local restaurant food vendors and a beer tent.  Along with serving their ever-popular boneless wings, Buffalo Wild Wings will be hosting a Wing Eating Challenge. Stoner Tacos will be serving up pan-fried tacos while Bar Divani and J. Gardella’s will also be dishing out Latin-inspired cuisine.

Admission is for ages 21 and up only. You can buy tickets before the day of the event, and are $10, available at various Arena District restaurants, on the Arena District’s “Cinco de Mayo Fiesta GR 2012” Facebook page, or at Tickets purchased at the gate on the day of the event will be $15. The first 200 to arrive to the Fiesta will receive a complimentary 16oz. beer mug.

This event is being brought to downtown with support from the Downtown Development Authority, Grand Rapids-Kent County Convention/Arena Authority, and Buffalo Wild Wings. For more information, visit the Arena District’s Facebook page or email



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