Threat of Severe Weather Cancels Sioux Falls Cinco de Mayo Falls Park Fiesta
UPDATE 5/12/23 2:20 PM
With the threat of severe weather, including the possibility of heavy rain in Sioux Falls, the organizers of the 2023 Cinco de Mayo Falls Park Fiesta have canceled the event.
"It is with heavy hearts, we have come to the difficult decision," organizers said, "As we continued to get updates from the great team at the National Weather Service, a high chance of severe weather, with lightning is present throughout the day."
The annual event was to take place Saturday (5/13) at Falls Park in Sioux Falls. Next year's Fiesta is planned for May 11, 2024.
Admission is free and the celebration will feature live music, dancing, a Kid's Zone with piñatas, inflatables, and more.
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You'll also find almost lots of vendors serving a variety of luscious foods, including, but not limited to, paella, tacos, tamales, fajitas, burritos, beans, and rice. There will also be plenty of beverages and even kettle corn and ice cream!
One of the most fun parts of the Cinco De Mayo Fiesta is the Annual Chihuahua Fashion Show! The furry fashionistas will be strutting their stuff beginning at 3:30 PM The outfits range from adorable to outrageous and are created by their owners to amuse and amaze. Enter your Chihuahua by filling out the online applications.
All proceeds from the sale of event t-shirts, raffle tickets, and other items support the Caminando Juntos (walking together), outreach education, and healthcare ministry of the Presentation Sisters that works with newly arrived Latino immigrants in the Sioux Falls area.