Celebrate Hispanic Culture at the Charleston Cinco de Mayo Festival
Although it’s important to recognize and celebrate different cultures throughout the year, there’s one big day when we celebrate Hispanic culture and that is Cinco de Mayo. Spanish for “Fifth of May,” Cinco de Mayo is a time for people of all different ethnicities to come together and celebrate the heritage and customs of Mexico.
Charleston is a great place to be for Cinco de Mayo because we have Cinco de Mayo Festival which takes place Saturday, May 5 in downtown Charleston at the Visitor Center Bus Terminal from 7-11pm. Festival-goers can expect great music, dancing, beverages, and of course, authentic Mexican cuisine.
This festival not only encourages togetherness among different cultures, but also works to raise awareness and funds for Nuevos Caminos, a nonprofit mission dedicated to serving the Hispanic population of the South Carolina lowcountry.
General admission tickets to the festival can be purchased ahead of time for $10 at charlestoncinco.eventbrite.com. Get yours and join the fun!
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