||Join us for the 21st
National Cinco de Mayo Festival!
May 5, 2013 - Noon to 6 p.m.
Free Rain or Shine
New location: National Mall between 8th & 12th Sts.
Metro station: Smithsonian
Music (hip hop to mariachi)
Dance (salsa, cumbia, merengue, folk )--dance contests too!
Children's arts and crafts pavilion
(hands-on crafts, piņatas, loteria)
Curated art exhibit
Food (for sale)
The Maru Montero Dance Company will present the 21st National Cinco de Mayo FestivalŪ on May 5, 2013 from noon to 6pm on the National Mall. Free and open to all, the Festival is a family-oriented celebration designed to educate the audience about Latin American culture through dance, music, food, and fun activities for children.
Education through dance, enrichment through culture is the mission of the Maru Montero Dance Company. Our Festival embodies this theme as a procession of colorful dancers and musicians swirl around the base of the Washington Monument bringing the arts and a taste of authentic Hispanic culture to people of all economic and ethnic backgrounds.
More than 100 performing artists and dancers will inspire the audience with live performances ranging from pre-Hispanic to traditional Mexican and other Latin American folk dances. Festival attendees will also be able to enjoy modern dances such as the cha-cha, salsa, and Latino hip hop.
Since 1992, our Festival has been celebrating, supporting, and building a broader understanding for
Latin American culture and artists in the Washington, DC area and throughout the nation. Please join us for an afternoon of fun!