Sedona Cinco de Mayo Celebrated on Cuarto de Mayo - at Tlaquepaque

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Tlaquepaque - Cinco de Mayo in Sedona

What is Cinco de Mayo?

It is considered a big day of Mexican-American celebration here in the United States, especially in the southwest.  It commemorates the Mexican army's 1862 victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. This is a relatively minor holiday in Mexico. Many Americans think it is Mexican Independence Day but we are sadly misinformed. (I know I thought that at one time)!  Mexican Independence Day is celebrated on September 16.  

Celebration and Chili Cook-off  

Yesterday we celebrated Cinco de Mayo at Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village, the Art, and Soul of Sedona, as it kicked off the "South of the Border" festival season.  The only catch, it was on Cuarto de Mayo (4th of May)!  Admission was free and everyone enjoyed a great time!  

     Tlaquepaque art wall

You could hear the horns and guitars all around the village playing traditional Mexican music. The aroma of chili peppers permeated the air from the Chili Cook-off. Kids and adults enjoyed music, Spanish flamenco dances, a Folklorico dance troupe, and good old fashioned entertainment throughout the village of Tlaquepaque. As a treat for the kids, it was fun watching them wack at the piñata and enjoy a fun time face painting!

Also yesterday, it was jam-packed (even with the $15 entry fee) at the ever-popular 9th Annual Great Sedona Chili Cook-Off, a Rotary Club of Sedona charity event, located along Tlaquepaque’s main Calle de Independencia.

  


 

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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi Alexandra, 

I couldn't pick a favorite. They are all tasty. 

May 06, 2019 07:15 AM #13
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Hi Kathy Streib - They really do Tlaquepaque up for Cinco de Mayo. I am sure it will be left up for Mother's day. 

May 06, 2019 07:16 AM #14
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HI Bob Crane - Thank you for stopping by. Have a great week. 

May 06, 2019 07:32 AM #15
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Hi Endre Barath, Jr. - I am not sure how it got started, but I am sure that it was commercialized through some restaurant or bar chain! None-the-less, it's another day of spring celebration. 

May 06, 2019 07:34 AM #16
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi James Dray - Besides all the great Arts and Craft stores, there are at least 4 restaurants serving Mexican, French, American Pub Bistro and a Garden al fresco dining option. (All are very good).  

May 06, 2019 07:40 AM #17
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Nina Hollander
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Hi Sheri... what a gorgeous looking place to celebrate Cinco de Maya... or any event for that matter.

May 06, 2019 08:38 AM #18
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Brian England
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I am sure that was the place to be in Sedona for Cinco de Mayo!  I really enjoy being there, such a wonderful place.

May 06, 2019 08:43 AM #19
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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HI Nina Hollander - A lot of weddings take place here as well.  It borders Oak Creek and there is a 5-minute walk to a grassy spot right on the water. Perfect place for a wedding. 

May 06, 2019 11:36 AM #20
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Hi Brian England - Rick asked if I wanted to have a Mother's Day lunch at the French restaurant in Tlaquepaque. It is a great place to celebrate any occasion.

May 06, 2019 11:38 AM #21
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Grant Schneider
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Good evening Sheri - this year we were fortunate to be invited to a really authentic Cinco de Mayo served by a family we know.

May 06, 2019 08:40 PM #22
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Amanda S. Davidson
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Good morning Sheri, anytime I read your posts on Tlaquepaque I always think it looks like a fun place. The perfect setting to enjoy a meal and celebrate!

May 07, 2019 05:01 AM #23
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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What a great experience Grant Schneider. I remember visiting my relatives in the midwest when I was a little girl and told them I had a taste for a taco. I was flabbergasted when they asked me what a taco was!

May 07, 2019 07:07 AM #24
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Hi Amanda S. Davidson

The next time I go there, I think I will take some pics of different areas because it really is something to see. 

May 07, 2019 07:10 AM #25
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Will Hamm
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Hello Sheri,  Special day to enjoy and eat good food and spend time with our friends.

 

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 What a beautiful place to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Thank you for sharing this , Sheri Sperry - MCNE® 

May 07, 2019 06:57 PM #27
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi Will Hamm - Another reason to party in spring! ;) 

May 08, 2019 07:39 AM #28
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HI Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS - Tlaquepaque is fun any time of the year.

May 08, 2019 07:40 AM #29
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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The festivities for Cinco De Mayo are always so colorful and fun! This is the day my husband was born but we never celebrated Cinco De Mayo. 

Your photographs are always so beautiful and I always enjoy reading whatever you post on ActiveRain. 

May 08, 2019 08:55 AM #30
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Hello Sheri- --I really like the architecture and colors you have shared in your post.  A festive feeling. 

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Ricardo Mello
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Lovely pic Sheri

May 09, 2019 08:36 PM #32
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