This weekend, Guadalupe Centers will host its annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta after a nearly two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Throughout the pandemic, Guadalupe Centers, the longest continuously operating organization serving Latinos in the United States, has continued to focus its effort on program and service delivery.

But they’re excited to return to special events like the Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, which provides opportunities to celebrate and engage with the communities they serve.

The cultural event has been a Kansas City tradition for the Mexican-American community, celebrating the rich heritage and culture of Mexico. The event welcomes back the neighborhood tradition that originated in 1922, making it the original Cinco de Mayo fiesta in Kansas City.

The fundraiser benefits Guadalupe Centers programs. During the free two-day event, families will be immersed in Mexican culture through local and out-of-state entertainment, mariachis, folkloric dancers, authentic food and beverage, carnival rides, petting zoo and pony rides, artists, merchants and more.

Admission to this event is free. Masks will not be required at this event, but will be provided and are recommended for individuals who are not fully vaccinated. Seating is limited so they recommend bringing lawn chairs.

Join Guadalupe Centers for the return of the Cinco de Mayo Fiesta on Friday, May 6 from 5 to 11 p.m. and Saturday, May 7 from 12 to 11 p.m. at 1015 Avenida Cesar E Chavez. For more information, visit