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Mexicantown’s Cinco de Mayo Detroit Parade 2017

On Sunday, May 7, 2017, my husband and I attended the Cinco de Mayo Detroit parade in Mexicantown. We’ve only been to Mexicantown twice— both times to eat out at two different restaurants. I googled the location for the parade, but it turned out we didn’t need Google Maps to find it because as we drove through Southwest Detroit, we saw cars with Mexican flags attached to the side of their vehicles. We followed the crowd and it led us straight to Vernor Street, the route for the Cinco de Mayo Detroit parade.

It was a perfect day for a parade, too. The weather was sunny and not too chilly out. Parking was easy to find, and people were friendly and smiled to one another.

Favorite Cinco de Mayo Detroit Parade Sightings

I was happy to see Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan participate in the parade. I have never seen him in person before, and I thought it was very nice of him to show his support for Mexican-Americans and Mexican culture. The kids enjoyed collecting candy thrown from floats by parade participants. And I really loved the live bands and traditional Mexican dresses and other attire worn by parade participants.

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Cinco de Mayo Detroit Parade

 

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Cinco de Mayo Detroit Parade
A group of children held a large-sized Mexican flag in the parade.
Cinco de Mayo Detroit Parade
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Cinco de Mayo Detroit Parade

Cinco de Mayo Detroit Parade

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Cinco de Mayo Detroit Parade

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Cinco de Mayo Detroit Parade

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39 thoughts on “Mexicantown’s Cinco de Mayo Detroit Parade 2017

  1. This is so much fun! Is so funny that we mexicans don’t celebrate this! But I really enjoyed this blogpost

  2. What a fun parade! I loved looking through these photos. I wish I would have been able to attend a Cinco De Mayo Parade here but I didn’t see that there were any in my location. I love parades!

  3. Enjoyed reading this post and the pictures. I love going for parades, they always a cultural connection which one doesn’t get to see very often.

  4. It is all so colorful and festive! I would love to go and be apart of the festivities! You did great with all the photos, makes you want to crawl through them and enjoy the day!

  5. That looks like an amazing event they put on. I wish we had something like that around here. We love Mexico and the culture but there is nothing like that around where we live. I love the outfits and the parade looks like it was so fun.

  6. This looks like such a fun and festive event. I love learning about other cultures and how they celebrate.

  7. That looks like loads of fun. I think Cinco De Mayo is one of the best reasons to celebrate the lovely season! I would have loved to see this parade in person!

  8. Wow you’ve got those interesting expressions of fun during the Cinco. I wish to attend this festival someday 🙂

  9. How festive and colorful! I love how everyone seemed to have a good time. It is nice to be able to showcase your heritage, and share and enjoy authentic Mexican dishes!

  10. Looks like tons of fun! I love how the focus of the outfits looks like the intricacy and vibrancy of the fabrics and embroidery. Definitely a great event for families to check out in Detroit.

  11. That’s such a great snapshots! Love the bright and colourful costumes of the parade. This is a parade I know I’d enjoyed watching. Thanks for sharing!

  12. I love parades! And I have a dress like that and know how to use it, but I don’t think I’ve ever danced on Cinco de Mayo because its not a day of celebration.

  13. Seeing these photos makes me feel like I was at the parade! Hoping I get to witness this in person soon!

  14. I used to live in Michigan, outside of Detroit. I don’t remember them having this parade before – although it looks like it is a great time! I love to hear that the city is still putting on large events like this though with all the troubles it has staying afloat. <3

    1. Hi, Jessica! I think this was the 38th or 39th year of the Cinco de Mayo Parade. 🙂 Detroit is definitely working hard to rebuild the city and economy. It’s so nice to see a positive movement in the city. Thanks for commenting!

  15. Great snapshots of this parade. I really enjoy cultural events. The traditional costumes were beautiful! Really nice post!

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