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On Saturday, May 3rd, visit Cinco de Mayo on Cherokee Street from 11AM until 9:00PM. Be There!

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ThePeople’s Joy Parade is a grassroots menagerie of crepe paper float makers, home made costume fashionistas, b-boys/girls, midnight minstrels, Gigante puppeteers, art cars, bike brigades, moving installation artists, Elvis impersonators, cardboard bricoleurs, rainbow dancers, knights of St. Louis, drag queens, beat making marching bands, Mexican wrestlers, robot makers, Virgin of Guadalupe’s, and lost members of the Missouri tribe that seeks recognize the importance of the people who make up a community. The parade starts at Minnesota & Cherokee at 1:11pm and winds through Benton Park West ending at Texas & Cherokee. >>> GET INVOLVED!

People's Joy Parade


Come join us in an expression of spring time celebration to honor the spirit of community on Cherokee St, our favorite Mexican neighborhood, the neighbors you know and don't know, and the resourceful creations of local artists.

To participate in the parade complete the parade participant application.

For any questions contact Jenny Shriner at parade@cincodemayostl.com or (314) 827-1542.

Parade Route:

  • Starting at MINNESOTA & CHEROKEE at 1:11pm
  • EAST on CHEROKEE to NEBRASKA
  • NORTH on NEBRASKA to UTAH
  • EAST on UTAH to OHIO
  • SOUTH on OHIO to CHEROKEE
  • EAST on CHEROKEE to TEXAS


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