Sunnyside Neighbor Association to present 18th annual ‘Fiesta de Mayo’ in Flagstaff

Fiesta de Mayo - May 11-12The Sunnyside Neighborhood Association will present the 18th annual Fiesta de Mayo Celebration from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 11 and from noon to 7 p.m. Sunday, May 12 at Ponderosa Park, 2512 No. First St., Flagstaff.

The event traditionally features live music, arts and crafts booths, food vendors, traditional folkorico dancers and other activities for young people. Scheduled entertainment on May 11 includes Polka Katzen, KidZone, Pony Express, Ballet Folklorico de Colores, Potros de la Sierra and Conjunto Kalera. Scheduled entertainment for May 12 includes Reye’s Daughter, Felipe Campas y Banda, Azteca Dancers, Monico, Classik y Amigos, Alena Chavez and El Domador y su Imagen Grupera.

The celebration is a fundraiser for the Sunnyside Neighborhood Association of Flagstaff Inc., a recognized IRS non-profit 501(c) 3 community-driven organization, to help it promote the sustainable economic success of individuals and businesses within the Sunnyside neighborhood. The neighborhood consists of about 7,000 individuals, about 10 percent of Flagstaff’s overall population. “Enriching lives by mobilizing residents to create continual improvement” is the mission of the association.

The Fiesta de Mayo Celebration honors the significance and the importance of history, culture and unity and is considered one of Flagstaff’s premier cultural attractions, with 5,000 people attending the annual event, organizers have reported.

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