LANCASTER – The City of Lancaster’s Tapestry Commission, in collaboration with the BLVD Association, will celebrate Cinco de Mayo with special festivities at the BLVD Farmers’ Market on Thursday, May 2.
At that time, the Farmers’ Market will also switch to its summer schedule – Thursdays from 4 to 9 p.m.
In the United States, Cinco de Mayo is observed as a celebration of Latino heritage and pride. Next week’s Farmers’ Market will feature live entertainment on the Bex Stage, including Latin music.
Attendees are encouraged to stop by the City booth where they can receive information regarding Cinco de Mayo and Mexican Independence Day, as well as delicious Mexican recipes utilizing some of the fresh fruits and vegetables available at the Market.
In addition, attendees can visit the BLVD businesses which are participating in the celebration.
The Human Relations Tapestry Commission, formed at the request of Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris, focuses on bringing together various groups, cultures and individuals throughout the City.
The BLVD Farmers’ Market is held year-round on Thursdays in downtown Lancaster, along The BLVD between Date Avenue and Fig Avenue. It currently includes more than 25 vendors, and regularly expands to more than 50 vendors each summer. Products offered at the Farmers’ Market include fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as a variety of delicious foods including delectable desserts, fresh baked breads, goat cheese, fresh honey, unique salsas and sauces and prepared foods such as Greek and Latin cuisine.
The BLVD Farmers’ Market also features unique gifts and accessories for sale, such as one-of-a-kind handmade jewelry, hand-woven baskets, customized dog tags and more.
For more information regarding The BLVD Farmers’ Market, call 661-723-6077. For more information regarding the Tapestry Commission, visit www.cityoflancasterca.org/tapestry.