Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Eagle
IF YOU GO
WHAT: Annual Cinco de Mayo celebration in Eagle
WHERE: Eagle River Center, 426 Fairgrounds Rd, Eagle
WHEN: Sunday, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
EAGLE — The annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration returns Sunday from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Eagle River Center. Featuring traditional food, live music, dancing, a bar, an inflatable kids zone, Chihuahua races and more, the Cinco de Mayo Celebration is the perfect family outing this Sunday.
The Cinco de Mayo Celebration kicks off at 1 p.m. with Chihuahua (or small dog; 15 pounds or less) racing presented by Holy Cross Energy. Owners can register their Chihuahua online at http://www.cincodemayoeagle.com or at the event on Sunday from 1 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. Participants should arrive at the Eagle River Center by 1 p.m. on Sunday. Registration is $5 per dog and a portion of the proceeds go to the Eagle Valley Humane Society. The owners of the racing dogs can will receive $5 off their entry if they want to stay and enjoy the Cinco de Mayo festivities with live music and entertainment.
Live music starts at 1 p.m. with four traditional bands — Herencia del Pueblo, La Fiebre del Sabor, Idolos del la Musica and headliner Banda Lamento Show. Throughout the music, attendees can enjoy an inflatable kids zone with two bounce houses, a giant inflatable slide and face painting. Food and retail vendors will be on site from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. as well.
Entrance fee is $15 for adults 13 and older; 12 and younger are free and only cash is accepted at the door. Visit the website at http://www.cincodemayo eagle.com for additional event details including Chihuahua Race registration.
The Cinco de Mayo Celebration is produced by Radiate Live Events, presented by La Nueva Mix KQSE-FM and sponsored by Alpine Bank, Glenwood Springs Ford, Holy Cross Energy, Taco Bell in Eagle and Glenwood Springs, Active Communications, Kaiser Permanente, Sweet Water’s Liquor, Eagle Chamber, Mountain Family Health and AlwaysMountainTime.
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