It’s a day early, but Springfield’s Grupo Latinoamericano is inviting the community to experience Cinco De Mayo on Saturday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Springfield Art Museum.
The event will feature Mexican food and arts & crafts from 5:00 pm. to 6:30 p.m.. There will be cultural exhibits and children’s activities also taking place during that time.
Starting at 6:30 p.m., there will be a variety of music and dance performances to highlight Mexican art and culture.
“These festivals are meant to educate through fun,” Yolanda Lorge of Grupo Latinoamericano told OI. “The first stage by which divisions transcend, barriers collapse, and fears of the unknown are put aside, are sensorial; through music, food and art. Then comes the openness and respect for different cultural heritages, followed by new alliances and fraternities. As the American Will Rogers said, ‘There are no foreigners, only friends I have not met.'”
Admission to the event is free. Food, drinks along with some arts & crafts will be available for sale.