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Zaragoza’s Cinco de Mayo celebration to begin Friday
May 02, 2013 | 683 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
GOLIAD – A true, traditional fiesta will take place at the Goliad County Fair Grounds on Friday and Saturday.

Cinco de Mayo Inter-nacional will feature live entertainment, which will include conjunto music, ballet folklorico, Tejano and country music, barbecue cook-off, kids’ rides, and more.

Admission is free.

The Zaragoza Society, celebrating its 69th anniversary, is hosting the event.

The hero of the Battle of Puebla, for which the Cinco de Mayo is celebrated, General Ignacio Zaragoza, was born in the historic community of La Bahia that lies just two miles south of Goliad. That is why the Texas State Legislature designated Goliad as the “Official Cinco de Mayo Site” for the entire State of Texas.

All proceeds from the event will go to annual scholarships.

The fiesta officially starts Friday at 5 p.m., with an opening ceremony. Live entertainment is scheduled from 8 p.m. to midnight.

A live performance by Pete Amador will be from 6 to 8 p.m. with David Valadez y La Guerra Musical with Mariachi Show.

Saturday’s schedule includes an IBCA sanctioned barbecue cook-off, Cinco de Mayo Ride For Education Bike Run, kid rides and food booths.

Free live music will be performed all day by NEXXO, Los Desconocidos and Grupo TEZIZ from Hidalgo, Nuevo Leon.

Ballet folklorico dancers from Hidalgo, Nuevo Leon and the feature musical artist, Grammy Award winner David Olivarez, will also perform.

The official Cinco de Mayo Ceremony at Zaragoza Plaza will be Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

For information, call Hernan Jaso at 361-655-6961.
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