Oak Cliff Coalition for the Arts

May 7, 2016  -  historic Jefferson Blvd.  -  10am to 4pm

Dallas Cinco de Mayo

Starts at 10 a.m.

Parade Route: Starts at 223 W. Jefferson (Oak Cliff Cultural Center) and ends at 600 S. Polk Street (Ice House Cultural Center). See Dallas Cinco de Mayo for parade route with legend at Google Maps

Ends at approximately 11:30 a.m.


  • Kickoff Stage, 223 W. Jefferson Blvd. (Oak Cliff Cultural Center)
    • Kickoff Ceremony
    • DJ music
  • Parade Stage with DJ music, Emcee and Judges, 500 W. Jefferson Blvd.
  • Finale Stage, 600 S. Polk, Awards, Vendors
  • Tailgating on Jefferson Blvd. Blocks: 300, 400, 500, 800, 900.
  • No admission - Open to the public.
  • Online Radio live broadcast on:
    • TejanoJams.com
    • TejanoToTheBone.com
    • more...
  • Live television broadcast:
    • stay tuned for details

Time:  10 am to 4 pm

Place:  Jefferson Blvd (ask for availability)


  • Front row seat to the parade
  • ​Parade stage announcements by emcee

Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Place: 700 Block


  • Car Show, including 40 + cars, trucks, custom, low riders, motocycles, bicycles, specialty
  • Cowboyslife Car Club Exhibition
  • DJ music
  • Awards
  • Vendors

About the Cinco de Mayo

The Cinco de Mayo refers to the Battle of Puebla, a decisive battle fought on May 5, 1862 in Mexico by the Mexican Army against the French invaders and led by the Texas born and raised General Ignacio Zaragoza.  Though it was not the end of the war, it was the first battle the Mexicans had won.  It became known as the turning point giving hope to the Mexiican people.  The victory ignited many celebrations.  Texans and Americans are still celebrating the Cinco de Mayo - a true American tradition.

About the Dallas Cinco de Mayo celebration

Today, the Dallas Cinco de Mayo is the biggest and longest running (29 years) celebration with a parade, festival and car show.  It is held on historic Jefferson Blvd., considered the epicenter of one of the most important commercial and cultural zones of the Mexican American community. It is produced by the Oak Cliff Coalition for the Arts, a non-profit 501(C)3 organization whose purpose it to promote the arts and education.

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​Event Facts:  May 7, 2016 - Historic Jefferson Blvd. - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Place: Historic Jefferson Blvd.


  • Festival Main Stage, 600 W. Jefferson Blvd.
    • Live bands
    • DJ music
    • Performances
    • Vendors
    • Exhibitors
    • Food Trucks
    • Sampling
    • Health Screenings
  • Storefront vendors
    • Restaurants
    • Margaritas, Beer & more
    • Taquerias
    • Merchandise
    • Haircuts
    • & more
  • DJs on every block
  • Beer Garden
    • 500 Block