Photo gallery: Hundreds gather for ‘Cinco de Mayo’ block party at St. George Catholic Church

ST. GEORGE — Hundreds gathered for the St. George Catholic Church’s “Cinco de Mayo Celebration” Saturday where authentic Mexican food and folk music filled the air, accompanied by traditional dances and attractions for both young and old alike.

The Cinco de Mayo celebration at the St. George Catholic Church offers fresh Mexican food, singing and dancing, St. George, Utah, May 4, 2019 | Photo by Cody Blowers, St. George News

The celebration took place Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the church’s parking lot in downtown St. George, 259 N. 200 west.

Similar to a huge block party, plenty of fresh-cooked Mexican food venues lined the parking lot while musicians played next to a large dining area. For the younger Cinco de Mayo celebrators, there were bounce houses and water attractions where throngs of children gathered to escape the 90-degree heat and have fun.

Dancers performed “Jarabe Tapatío” – “Mexican Hat Dance” – along with other traditional folk dances steeped in Mexico’s rich history.

Enjoy St. George News’ multimedia coverage of the event, including photo gallery below and video above.

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