Cinco De Mayo Festival

Join us for our next annual Cinco De Mayo Festival
Grape Day Park, Escondido, California

May 5th, 2024
11-5 pm

A spectacular celebration at our Annual North County Cinco de Mayo Festival Awaits! Immerse yourself in a day filled with vibrant entertainment, lively dancing, delectable food, beer garden, and a diverse array of vendors. The atmosphere will be electrifying, with the beats of traditional music setting the stage for a memorable experience. Indulge your taste buds in a culinary journey, explore unique offerings from local vendors, and savor the spirit of the occasion in our lively beer garden. Best of all, the festival is free to attend, ensuring that everyone can partake in the festivities. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to embrace the rich cultural tapestry of Cinco de Mayo while enjoying a day of fun and excitement with friends and family.

Beer and Spirit Garden!

Palette of Possibilities Art Exhibit

We are proud to present at our Cinco de Mayo Festival “Palette of Possibilities Art Exhibition” Artistic Expression without Limits and Beyond Boundaries. A variety of community members and Mexican artists will showcase their newest art work that will be on display right here at Cinco de Mayo Festival. Meet the artists and see what goes on in these artists minds when they start creating their magic.

We will also have a blank canvas for you to bring your artistic expression ignite Your Creativity and create your magic with every stroke. Artist Suzanne  Nicolaisen- Zanniki will supply her expertise and art items for you for the day.

To Invent the Future, Exhibit the Present

Jodi Levine-Ginther

I was born and raised in Texas and originally moved to San Diego in 1981 after graduating from University of Texas with a B.A. in sociology. I moved to Imperial Valley in 1988, raised two children with my husband, and had a rewarding career in special education until I retired in 1990. I moved back to San Diego in November, 1990. While I have long enjoyed amassing an eclectic collection of art from my travels, I only began making collages/mixed media soon after I retired. I am self-taught and primarily work intuitively. My art is inspired by nature, abstract art, old books, found objects, interesting forms and colors, and just about everything else. I have learned to embrace the mundane and appreciate the playfulness art enables me to experience. Making art has been a joyous journey of experimentation, taking risks, and exploring possibilities. I absolutely love every aspect of creating art!

Facebook: Jodi Ginther
Instagram: @levineginther
Etsy: ColorAndShapebyJODI
Cell: 760-562-1737

Irma Garcia Gogova

Irma Gogova is a 24-year-old artist and bachelor of the Academy of Fine Arts in Skopje, North Macedonia. With a major in painting and graphic design, Irma’s artistic talents extend across various mediums including canvas, stone, wood, leaves, and different objects & materials. She is proficient in acrylic and oil paints, employing a range of techniques to create captivating works of art. Additionally, Irma showcases her creativity through sculptures, murals, graphics.

Beyond her visual artistry, Irma is a skilled tattoo, piercing & permanent make up artist as a main hobby as well as vocalist, sharing her passion for music through performances with a band and earning recognition for her talents, including winning a local talent show in 2018.

Cell: 760 222 7267


Olivia “Rio” Jimenez: A Journey of Talent and Determination
Olivia “Rio” Jimenez’s journey is one of talent and determination, captivating hearts with her passion for the arts and relentless pursuit of excellence. Rio, homeschooled from fourth grade, discovered her love for singing at two, showcasing her charm and entrepreneurial spirit early on. At five, Rio’s success in Girl Scout cookie sales highlighted her leadership and determination. Rio delved into various performing arts disciplines from age twelve, showcasing versatility in ballet, drama, and dance competitions.Rio found her calling in musical theater, winning awards and captivating audiences with her captivating performances. Rio excels academically while actively contributing to her community’s cultural enrichment, notably in mariachi performances and supporting multicultural festivals. Rio extends her pursuit of excellence to martial arts, currently focusing on Krav Maga self-defense, while also maintaining a balanced lifestyle through activities like swimming.

Olivia “Rio” Jimenez’s journey inspires us with its passion, perseverance, and multifaceted accomplishments, urging us to embrace every opportunity to shine and make a difference.

Meet our Honorary Ms USA Multicultural! Deanna Smith

Native Californian, Ms. Deanna Contreras Smith was raised in Escondido, graduated Orange Glen High in ’88.   Her entrepreneurial spirit was born in a downtown shop of her Grandmother’s hair salon.  As a child, Deanna spent many days washing curlers & sweeping up hair, but more importantly the constant observation of her grandmother’s daily operations of running a small business.  All those years made a lasting impression creating a strong foundation to succeed in business.  Deanna had an estate jewelry store & a marketing company, both on Grand Avenue.  In 2008, Deanna created the 1st Gluten Free Baking Company West of the Mississippi serving retail giants across the USA.  She also has a nonprofit Escondido S.T.E.A.M. Centre on her organic tiny farm.  Her deep roots keep her grounded as she continues to work hard & help build our wonderful town.

Miss Chiquita!

Nallely Ochoa is an independent responsible and hardworking, 6th grader at Bear Valley Middle School. Her ambition is to become a lawyer or biologist. I appreciate the opportunity to be selected as Miss Chiquita. For me, it is an honor to represent the culture of 5 countries. The union of different cultures helps us learn and understand our roots and our behavior. Being a representative as Miss Chiquita is an opportunity to show my community the different cultures that surround us.

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