|Cinco de Mayo Festival & Chihuahua Races
The annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration presented by Si Se Puede Foundation honors the Hispanic community's many contributions to the City of Chandler. The festival also features the popular Chihuahua Races and the crowning of the King and Queen Chihuahua.
Saturday, May 3, 2014
100 E. Commonwealth Ave.
(Chandler Downtown Public Library Courtyard)
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Watching the races is also free
Food and beverages will be available for purchase
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Día de los Niños Children’s Day
12 noon to 1:30 p.m. – Sign-up for Chihuahua Races
2 p.m. – Chihuahua Races
Crowning of King and Queen Chihuahuas immediately following the races
For additional event information, visit Si Se Puede's web site by clicking here
For Chihuahua Race Rules and Acknowledgements, click here
For more information on the Cinco de Mayo Festival or the Chihuahua Races, contact Alberto Esparza at 480-310-2018.
Cinco de Mayo History
On May 5, 1862, 4,000 Mexican soldiers held off 8,000 French and allied troops bent on re-establishing their presence in the New World. Recognition of the Mexican victory is widely celebrated in the United States. In Chandler, the celebration is highlighted with the famous Chihuahua Races and the crowning of the King and Queen of Chihuahuas. In addition to the wildly entertaining Chihuahua Races, there will be plenty of music, food and dancing at this family event.