Amarillo will host a series of Cinco de Mayo events in honor of the holiday throughout the rest of the week into the weekend, including a Fajita Festival, Mexican folkloric dance performance, and a Cinco de Mayo celebration.
On Friday, the Amarillo Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (AHCC) will host its 2022 Cinco de Mayo Fajita Festival at Starlight Ranch, located at 1415 Sunrise Dr., from 6 to 10 pm
The event will include 22 competing cooking teams serving all-you-can-eat fajitas; 16 vendor booths giving away free items including shaved ice; live performances from Los Tigrillos and local band Version 2.0; and more.
“Make sure you come out on an empty stomach. There is so much to eat; there is so much to do. Bring the entire family and have a good time,” said Jennifer Anguiano, executive director for the AHCC. “Its a really good time to experience the Hispanic culture and celebrate with us. Just come out, dance, eat, laugh and enjoy a good night with the Hispanic community. “
The funds raised will benefit the AHCC Scholarship Intern Program and Operations.
Tickets are available now until they are sold out. Pre-sale ticket pricing is $ 35. Gate pricing is $ 40 for adults and $ 10 for ages 12 and younger. Tickets can be purchased online at https://www.prekindle.com/promo/ id / 531433528309826500? fbclid = IwAR2xKJK-pM-l1mb6F3iAGzN2t5PhcjKKfJ81Y1qx7N6ex7O7J1Bs59khIrU or at any United Supermarkets location in Amarillo, Dumas, and Hereford.
Amarillo Hispanic Chamber of Commerce members can purchase tickets for $ 30 at the AHCC office inside FirstBank Southwest, 5725 West Amarillo Blvd.
Mexican Folkloric Dance
Before attending the fajita festival or after you’ve had your fill, individuals are invited to attend a performance by Rayenari, a non-profit Mexican folkloric community dance group, from Amarillo. This will be the group’s first public performance for the season and will be held Friday at 7 pm in the Amarillo College Concert Hall, located at their downtown campus.
We want to show our culture, not only for Mexico, but all the Latin American countries. We began with Mexico and are hosting this event in commemoration of Cinco de Mayo but hope someday to show diversity and why humanity is humanity through our dancing, “said Hector Portillo, co-director of Rayenari.
The performance will feature 13 songs and traditional Mexican dances from states such as Chihuahua, Chaipas, Jalisco and more. According to Portillo, the non-profit was created to encourage physical, mental and emotional health with dancing, as well as to preserve and expand. Latin American culture.
The event is free and open to the public, but the group is accepting donations.
Cinco de Mayo Celebration
El Barrio Lions Club hosts its Cinco de Mayo celebration on Saturday, from noon to 4 pm, in South East Park.
Admission to the event is free, and will include food and entertainment MC’d by radio station 93.1 the Beat. The event will also feature a car show and local vendors selling various products.
The first 250 attendees will receive a free shirt to commemorate El Barrio Lions Club Cinco De Mayo Celebration.
For more information, individuals are invited to follow the El Barrio Lions Club Cinco De Mayo Facebook page.