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Cinco de mayo

cinco de mayo at the MACCOver at the Mexican-American Cultural Center this afternoon can be found hours of free family fun. Local favorites Los Texas Wranglers will step up to play conjunto music at 5 pm. In the meantime, expect food, ballet folklorico, mariachi, and more. There are many power lines and poles and much major construction in the sightlines at the new MACC, but also a fine view of the downtown skyline. This is the first time I’ve been to the MACC grounds since the building was completed, and I’ve yet to explore indoors.

We didn’t find signs of anything doing at Fiesta Gardens this afternoon, but tomorrow evening starting at 4 pm (Monday, May 5, itself) there will be a small program, including a conjunto fest with lots of returning favorites. Known to be on the program are Johnny Degollado, Los Fantasmas del Valle, and Dueto Carta Blanca (Jorge y Mague). According to the schedule, this year’s dance contest with Johnny Degollado will be after the mariachi (6:30 to 7) and Los T-Birds (7 to 7:45) and before Carta Blanca (8:30 to 9:30) and Los Fantasmas (9:30 to 10:30). Adult admission for all that music is just five dollars. The bandstand and the dance floor, along with the seating area, are under a roof that protects from whatever the weather brings.

There’s a big free do out at the Expo Center today, with big-time music (Diana Reyes and also Banda el Recodo!) on the program from across la frontera, but the MACC and Fiesta Gardens events are traditional family-centered local attractions right here in the heart of town.

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