By: City of Broken Arrow | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2023
Broken Arrow’s award-winning district, the Rose District, is partnering for the 3rd year in a row with Supermercados Morelos, to host the 3rd annual Fiesta celebrating Hispanic heritage and cultures.
Also, for the third year in a row, the Rose District has partnered with Vega & Treviño Consultants, to ensure the event authentically celebrates Hispanic culture. For that reason, the event previously known as “Cinco de Mayo Fiesta” has traded its name to Fiesta de Mayo and has moved further from the stereotypical cliche that is Cinco de Mayo.
“Hispanics don’t celebrate Cinco de Mayo,” said Margarita Vega, Vega & Treviño’s CEO. “Cinco de Mayo is simply a day that commemorates a battle for Mexican territory with the French army. The Mexican army won, which is a big deal, but it’s far from being a Mexican holiday. To inclusively celebrate ALL Hispanic cultures that expand from México to Latin America and Spain, it’s important that we depart from the Cinco de Mayo hype.”
Oklahoma’s largest Hispanic grocery chain, Supermercados Morelos, consistently supports cultural events, hence, they’ve taken the lead to be the presenting sponsors. Other local businesses have vehemently stepped up to sponsor to ensure the success of the event, among them are: TTCU, Rivas & Associates, AVB Bank, Arvest Bank, Bank of Oklahoma, Northeastern State University, and the Hispanic American Foundation.
Each year, Vega & Treviño strives to up the ante by adding bigger and better entertainment, and more food variety. The 2023 Fiesta promises to have food from México, Puerto Rico, and Guatemalan flavors. As for Entertainment, aside from local favorites such as Papa Rap and Mexican and Guatemalan Folklórico Dancers, people can expect to dance the night away with Venezuelan Latin Gaita. This genre fuses African, indigenous, and Spanish influences to create rhythmic music anyone can dance to.
Aside from food and entertainment, there will be a kid’s zone, an art zone, a car show, and over 60 various vendors to shop from. Fiesta de Mayo will be held from 2 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, May 13.
Dates: Saturday, May 13, 203
Hours: 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Location: Rose District Main Street Square
Address: 303 S Main St, Broken Arrow
2:00: Opening Ceremony with City Dignitaries
2:30: Callejoneada/Parade with Tamborazo El Bravo - México
3:00: Sol Azteca -Children's Folklórico - México
4:00: Eterna Primavera Dances from Guatemala
4:45: Miguel Orozco - Latin Sax - Latin America
5:30: Papa Rap Children's Music - Latin America
6:30: Ballet Folklórico Sol Azteca - México
8:00: Latin Gaita - Venezuelan
Rose District Main Street Square, 303 S Main St
Broken Arrow, OK
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