Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo Celebration 

On Thursday, May 11, 2023 visit Barnes Park for the annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration Tribute. The event will highlight the sights, sounds, and magic of Mexico with a dynamic performance by the band, El Aburr. The event is in conjunction with the annual Play Days carnival, and will also feature carnival rides and games.  

  • Thursday, May 11, 2023, from 5:00 - 10:00 pm at the Barnes Park.
  • Free live entertainment includes mariachis, folklorico dancing, and more.
  • 7:30 - 9:30 pm - Concert - El Aburr - Latin Fusion Band. 
  • Watch and hear the entertainers from the 2019 Cinco de Mayo event on our MPK-TV YouTube Channel.


An essential part of the Cinco De Mayo event is the support for surrounding businesses, community leaders, and residents. One of the highlights of the day is the raffle drawing, with prizes ranging from free car washes to piñatas, and free dinners at local restaurants. 

Sponsors and Raffle Donors
This event is possible due to the work of dedicated volunteers and the generous support of the community. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or would like to donate a raffle prize please contact the Recreation Department at 626-307-1388. or mail the completed event sponsorship form to:

City of Monterey Park
Attn: Recreation - Cinco de Mayo
320 W. Newmark Avenue
Monterey Park, CA 91754-2896

Click Here to download the event sponsorship form.

Cinco de Mayo Celebration sponsors: 

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On behalf of the Cinco de Mayo Committee and the Recreation and Community Services Department, please find a few ideas to learn about and experience some Mexican culture with your kids, wherever you may be enjoying the holiday.