The Illinois Valley Hispanic Partnership Council, a nonprofit organization that promotes cultural sensitivity and celebrates diversity in the Illinois Valley, will host a 20th Cinco de Mayo celebration from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 4, at the Tri-County Fairgrounds, 405 First Ave., Mendota. There will be a live band, the Tamborazo Salinas from Mendota, live entertainment by “De Colores”’ Folkloric Dance group from Mendota, music by D.J. Explorer from La Salle, taco truck Machelos Tacos by Crispin Molina and other authentic Mexican food.
Ronald McDonald has retired but face painting, prizes, and activities for kids, health screenings for adults, and free prizes are offered all night.
Information booths from the Illinois Valley and beyond will be available. Enjoy the Queen contest, and the Mini Queen and King contest. A 50/50 raffle will be offered that evening. The event is free and open to the public. All are welcome to attend the fundraiser and enjoy this celebration of Hispanic heritage in the Illinois Valley.