PALMDALE – Banda, mariachi, norteña and tropical music highlighted Palmdale’s Cinco de Mayo celebration, which took place Sunday, May 3, at Desert Sands Park.
The music festival attracted several hundred attendees and included the following artists: Gissel Becerra, Los Gemelos de Sinaloa, Chino Aguirre, Banda La Movida, Mariachi Sonido internacional and Graciela Beltran.
This is the third year that the Tavera Foundation has sponsored a daylong Cinco de Mayo celebration for the City of Palmdale.
Cinco de Mayo—or the fifth of May—commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War, according to history.com. The holiday has evolved into a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas of the United States with large Mexican-American populations. Read more about the history of Cinco de Mayo at http://www.history.com/topics/holidays/cinco-de-mayo.
View sights from the local celebration in the video above.