Last year the Parade & Festival returned to the neighborhood for the first time in 30 years.
by Melanie Camp
The 2017 Historical Venice Cinco de Mayo Parade and Festival is on May 6th. Lincoln Boulevard will shut down to traffic, making way for the parade as it winds its way to Penmar Park for a day of celebrations.
The family friendly, free community event will blend traditional Mexican cultural performances with Mexican American innovations including classic cars, traditional ballet Folklorico dancers, Aztec dancers, Charro, and a Mariachi band. The parade will end and transition into a festival at Penmar Park featuring food vendors, piñatas, face painting, informational booths, live music, and dance.
Everyone is invited to join in celebrating and preserving Chicano culture on the Westside. Last year the Parade & Festival returned to the neighborhood for the first time in 30 years.
The parade starts at 10:00 am at ROSS, 1400 Lincoln Blvd., in Venice and ends at Penmar Park, 1341 Lake Street in Venice. Celebration run until 6:00 pm. No drugs or alcohol are allowed at the event.
Some Highlights from Last Year’s Parade!