Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Celebrates the Cultures of the Growing Latino Community in Sioux FallsApr 25, 2023 ● By The Hood Magazine
The Wells Fargo Cinco de Mayo Fiesta will be held May 13, inside Falls Park. The event takes place from 11am – 7pm. Authentic Latino food, music, art, children’s activities and more make this a festive and fun family day. Admission and all activities in the Kids’ Zone are FREE, which includes: piñatas, inflatables, balloon twisting, Simply Ever After Entertainment characters, and a Giant Connect Four game. Returning this year, a crowd favorite, is the Chihuahua fashion show at 3:00pm!
The Cinco de Mayo Fiesta is a family event that brings together the business and civic community of Sioux Falls and the surrounding area to welcome, appreciate and celebrate the rich Latino cultures! While observing this traditional Mexican holiday, Cinco de Mayo in Sioux Falls creates awareness of and develops pride in the diverse Latino cultures that make up our community.
“The Cinco de Mayo Fiesta is a celebration of the Latino cultures in the Sioux Falls area. It is an annual family friendly event where people of all backgrounds can come together to enjoy a day of wonderful Latino foods, music and other activities. Come and join us, as we celebrate the rich traditions and cultures of the Latino community, whom have greatly enriched the Sioux Falls community and the nation.” shares Caminando Juntos Executive Director, Matthew Tschetter
The fiesta benefits Caminando Juntos, a ministry of the Presentation Sisters. It is a main funding source for the ministry, but more importantly it celebrates the rich Latino cultures among us and brings awareness to the needs of the growing community. Caminando Juntos works to create a welcoming presence and to respond to the needs of newly arrived Latino immigrants as they seek to make a home and become a part of Sioux Falls and surrounding communities. This ministry, which began in 2002, continues to grow as the population in Sioux Falls and the surrounding area becomes more diverse. Caminando Juntos means walking together. Services provided include:
· Assistance to accessing healthcare, education, legal and social service systems
· Education through English classes and citizenship preparation
· Provision of immigration counseling and services by Department of Justice Accredited Immigration Representatives
· Providing support to Latino families with teens
· Promotion of human rights for Latinos
For more information on the fiesta, please visit: www.presentationsisters.org/ministries/cinco-de-mayo-celebration/