Cinco de Mayo: A Cherokee Street Festival

It’s almost time for Cherokee Street’s favorite time of the year, Cinco de Mayo! The annual festivities will return on Saturday, May 4th from 11AM-10PM.

Cherokee Street’s Cinco de Mayo Street Festival is an annual celebration of community that is one of the largest and most diverse festivals in the St. Louis area. The festival packs Cherokee Street with 50,000 people enjoying authentic food, drinks, music, entertainment. It’s a tradition that is not to be missed!

Festival goers can expect plenty to take in at this year’s event. There will be three stages of music with performers going all day long. The famous People’s Joy Parade will kick off at 1:11pm at Minnesota & Cherokee and will make its way through Benton Park West ending at Texas & Cherokee Street.

There will be a number of other activities to take part in including Lucha Libre Wrestling at 2pm, 4pm and 6pm at the corner of Cherokee and Iowa, a mechanical bull, Latin American dance performances, a climbing wall and much more! This event will also provide a variety of kid and family friendly activities throughout the day. Just stop by the St. Louis Public Schools Kids Zone for interactive games, bouncy house and a life-size chess board!

And we can’t forget all of the amazing food and drink that will be available! You can find it all at Cherokee Village, located at the corner of Cherokee & Texas. Cherokee Village will serve as a one-stop shop for all alcohol and food booths along with retail booths, including festival merchandise. Cherokee Village will be stocked with products exclusively from Cherokee Street businesses! A portion of all proceeds will go directly to Cherokee Street’s nonprofit, the Cherokee Street Development League which promotes the arts, culture and creative innovation on and around Cherokee Street.

Want to be a part of the action? Volunteers are still needed! For their time, volunteers will receive a free t-shirt and get access to the VIP area along with complimentary food and drink throughout the day. Interested in signing up? You can do that here!
For more information on the festival, be sure to check out the Cinco de Mayo website and Facebook event pages to stay up to date!