Minnesota Mexicans Celebrate Cinco De Mayo

By Bruce Hagevik, NewsRadio 830 WCCO

ST. PAUL (WCCO) — It’s a colorful celebration including a parade, food, stages and a lot more. The 29th annual Cinco de Mayo celebration continues through Saturday on the west side of St. Paul.

That’s an area with a concentration of Mexican citizens.

“Yah, you know it’s a really colorful, vibrant, cultural and diverse community,” said Brian Gioielli, manager of the celebration.

In addition to a parade there are four stages of entertainment along with food vendors, a children’s area, a sports area and salsa eating contest.

The west side of St. Paul is home to numerous businesses with a cultural heritage.

WCCO’s Bruce Hagevik Interviews Brian Gioielli

“It’s specifically District del Sol which is kind of the main commercial corridor along Cesar Chavez St.,” said Gioielli.

The celebration continues until 6 p.m. Saturday.


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