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Cinco de Mayo a celebration for all

Published: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 11:34 a.m. CDT
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The annual Cinco de Mayo festival in downtown Sycamore will take place on Sunday, May 4.

SYCAMORE – Taxco Restaurant Too’s 17th annual Cinco de Mayo festival will be held from 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday, May 4, in downtown Sycamore.

Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Mexican victory over Napoleon’s army, which had a direct impact on the French’s ability to fund the Confederacy during our own Civil War. The outcome on this relatively small battle had a big impact on the present-day United States.

This popular multicultural event is sponsored by Taxco in cooperation with Discover Sycamore, a branch of the Sycamore Chamber of Commerce. The event is held on Bill Johnson Boulevard, behind Taxco, 223 W. State St. in Sycamore.

The first part of the festival includes live music and dancing, games for children, pinatas, eating contests, climbing walls, dance contests, pony rides and more. The evening includes a beer garden and margarita bar. Prizes will be awarded throughout the day, and there will be plenty of authentic Mexican food and beverages.

The event is open to the public. Tickets for food and games can be purchased at the event; 100 percent of the profit goes to nonprofit organizations. Money from this year’s event will be donated to DeKalb County Community Gardens,  the Kishwaukee Education Consortium culinary program, and Kiswaukee College Hispanic Scholarship Endowment. 

In the past 16 years, more than $120,000 has been raised for local nonprofits through the festival.  

For more information call 815-895-2545 or visit www.sycamorecincodemayo.com.

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