It may not have read May 5th on the calendar, but Sulphur Springs had their Cinco De Mayo Celebration on May 3 on the Square (or Celebration) Plaza.
The event began at sunrise and went on throughout the day until midnight. Festivities included lively music, authentic Mexican cuisine and candy, artisans, and other colorful crafts to entertain all who attended this large gathering.
“I already have vendors asking about the next event,” said organizer Oscar Ramirez, pleased with crowd of over 3,000 attendees, which exceeded expectations.
Among the dozen artists that performed was 7-year-old Christo Escalante of Mount Pleasant, who is all the rage on the Hispanic version of The Voice, along with a Mariachi band as the finale of the event.
“The weather was just perfect,” said Ramirez. “It went smoothly, despite many vendors waiting until the last minute to call and reserve.”
The Cinco de Mayo celebration was part of the “Celebration City” brand the City of Sulphur Springs is trying to promote.
Ramirez has said his next event will be the Hispanic Heritage Festival in September, which had a great turn out last year, but hopes to possibly put on another event before that time.
More information on his events can be found on his Facebook page called “Ramirez Promotions of E.Texas”. For more on events in Hopkins County, go to their calendar at www.hopcal.com.