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May 5, 2018 | 12:00 PM | Saturday
INAUGURAL CINCO DE MAYO DANCE FESTIVAL TO BE HELD AT JACK LONDON SQUARE
Start on : May 5, 2018 12:00 PM Saturday
End on : May 5, 2018 7:00 PM Saturday
OAKLAND-BASED TURFINC BRINGS DANCE BATTLES, TRADITIONAL FOLKLORICO DANCING, QUEBRADITA DANCING, BANDA MUSIC, DANCING HORSES, LIVE PAINTING, BMX STUNTS, CHICANO LOWRIDER CARS, LOCAL VENDORS AND EATS, AND MORE TO OAKLAND WATERFRONT
SATURDAY, MAY 5 • 12–7 P.M.
OAKLAND, CA (March 29, 2018) — Jack London Square is pleased to present the inaugural Cinco de Mayo Dance Festival in partnership with TURFinc on Saturday, May 5 from 12 to 7 p.m. The festival features turf battles hosted by Chuy Gomez, Randy McPhly and Johhny5, with live music from DJ NiQ and Freddy Flowpez. A separate dance competition will also be held which is open to the public. In addition to the TURFinc dance battles, there will be live Latin performances and entertainment including traditional Folklorico dancing from Ballet Folklorico, Quebradita dancing from the Allstar Dancers, Banda music from Codigo 30-30, dancing horses from Rancho Uva Blanka, and live painting from DJ AGANA and La Cocina Loca. Additional offerings include Chicano Lowrider Cars, BMX stunts, prize giveaways, and local vendors and eats. The Cinco de Mayo Dance Festival is open to the public of all ages and free to attend, with food and beverage available for purchase.
“I’m excited to bring turfing, an urban dance style that started right here in Oakland, to Jack London Square and mix it with my traditional Latin culture,” said TURFinc founder Johnny Lopez. “The Oakland waterfront is a great place for the community to enjoy watching these aspiring dancers demonstrate their skill and celebrate Latin culture with exciting entertainment, artists, local restaurants and vendors.”