Richmond hosts 16th annual Cinco de Mayo celebration

Richmond hosts 16th annual Cinco de Mayo celebration
Live music was abundant Sunday at Richmond's Annual Cinco de Mayo event. Photos/ Soren Hemmila

The sun was shining brightly, and the rain had cleared on Sunday morning as Richmond's Cinco de Mayo festivities got underway.

With the annual celebration's parade canceled on Saturday due to the inclement weather, revelers looked forward to Sunday's event, bringing thousands to Richmond's 23rd Street. The street is close to traffic from Rheem to Clinton Avenue, allowing for a safe street festival atmosphere for this family-friendly event, which last year drew an estimated 100,000 people, according to the 23rd Street Merchant's Association.

The event offered a wide array of art, merchandise, and traditional food, along with several bands who provided live music to get the crowd moving. There were also games and activities available for the younger kids.

Did we mention the car show?

Vintage and custom automobiles on display at Richmond High School offered car enthusiasts an opportunity to get up close and personal with the immaculately maintained vehicles.

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