WINTHROP – The snow has melted in the town center and Sunday, May 3 the center will get even hotter with a Cinco de Mayo celebration geared for the over-21 crowd.
The Winthrop Chamber of Commerce is hosting the celebration from 3-6pm in the French Square area of the town center. Ann and Martin Vasquez, owners of La Siesta, planned the event. Part of the center will be closed to traffic.
“This is the first Cinco de Mayo celebration and the second outdoor event the chamber has held,” said Betsy Shane, executive director of the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce. “It’s been a long winter and now its time to come out, have some fun, and celebrate spring.”
There will be music from a group of Winthrop musicians called, “The People” and there will be a traditional Mariachi band. A man called, “The Knot,” a human contortionist, will perform. There will also be trivia and prizes. Food will be provided by Millie’s Kitchen, Blackstrap BBQ and Café Delight. Beer and wine will also be available. There will be burgers, hot dogs and sliders.
Typically celebrated on May 5 (but that would be a Tuesday) Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican celebration commemorating the Mexican army’s victory over the French in the Battle of Puebla in 1862.
Tickets are $15 at the gate (and that includes one drink). Cash only. No dogs. No strollers. The festivities end at 6 pm and the restaurants in town are more than happy to serve afterwards. For more information call the chamber at 617-846-9898.