The Cinco de Mayo Omaha Festival, put on by Cinco de Mayo Omaha (CDMO, cdmomaha.com), is Omaha’s #1 diverse and largest festival. This year, it will take place May 12-14 along the historic South 24th St. The event will feature live music and entertainment, carnival rides, a parade, food, exhibitors, MISS/Mister Program and coronation, luncheon, Qué Chulo dog contest, games, and concerts. The festival attracts 250,000 visitors from six surrounding states!
In honor of its rich Mexican heritage, Nebraska’s South Omaha Latino community has been hosting Mexican festivals in Omaha for decades, dating back to 1920. Throughout history the festivities have included live music, food, dancers and parade— a tradition of cultural pride.
Cinco De Mayo Omaha is a community-based nonprofit organization with a mission to present a culturally and historically significant celebration of ethnic diversity for residents of Omaha and surrounding areas. Cinco de Mayo Omaha celebrates equity, diversity, and inclusiveness. The organization embraces these pillars of excellence as crucial to healthy people and healthy communities. These values are realized by fostering a culture of open-mindedness, compassion, and inclusiveness among individuals and groups, actively building a community whose members have diverse cultures, backgrounds, and life experiences. Learn more at cdmomaha.com.