cinco de mayo

This year marks the 100th Anniversary of the Omaha Cinco de Mayo celebration that will take place May 8-10, 2020 on historic South 24th Street that has been recognized as one of the top 15 Great Places in America that draws some 125,000 attendees over the 3-day weekend from surrounding states.

​The festival will take place along 24th street from F to L that will feature live music/entertainment, carnival rides, food, exhibitors, health fair, MISS coronation, games, concerts and children’s section. Keeping with tradition, the biggest parade in the Midwest will be on Saturday, May 9th.  Also, a banquet will take place that will recognize Latino families that have contributed to the Omaha fabric of life.

Marcos Mora, Coordinator of Omaha Cinco de Mayo, joined Mike Hogan "Live & Local" to talk about the festival, the historical context, and the century plus of contributions to and from the Latin community here in Omaha.

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The 99th Omaha Cinco de Mayo Festival starts on May 2nd and runs through May 5th.  The festival is held along historic South 24th Street & Plaza de la Raza and will include music, food, rides, parade, a health fair, and so much more.  

Marcos Mora, Festival Coordinator, joins Mike Hogan "Live & Local" to discuss the festival activities and the events of the weekend celebration.  

More information can be found at

Marcos Mora, coordinator of the Cinco De Mayo festivities in Omaha stops by the KIOS-FM studios for a chat with Mike Hogan about the history behind the celebration, the growth of the event, and the variety of Latin culture and food available.  More information can be found at