Cincinnati festival brings together the tristate Latino population and the community at large in a big celebration of Mothers

CINCINNATI, Ohio (April 25, 2016) – The thirteenth annual Cincy-Cinco is set for May 7 & 8 on Fountain Square. Cincy-Cinco, the tristate region’s premier Latino cultural fest, is a family-friendly event that showcases Latino culture, values and traditions.

“We want people of all ages and backgrounds to have the opportunity to enjoy and learn about the rich heritage of Latino music, dance and food” said Neil Comber, a founder of Cincy-Cinco. 

This year the event will be focused on helping families and loved ones share their appreciation for their mothers all weekend long. 

Some of the events include a Children’s area where children can decorate a flower pot for their mother or make an item of jewelry. Mariachi Zelaya will stroll the square serenading mothers. And there will be hourly raffles to give away Macy’s gift cards, lunch or dinner courtesy of our fine authentic restaurants, and sample gift packs from some of our many sponsors.  One of the newer attractions are the Cincy and Cinco mascots, who will be there all weekend long helping with the fun.

Music from Cincinnati’s hottest Salsa bands, Tropicoso and Orquesta Kandela will be performing throughout the weekend. And there will be dance troupes from Mexico, Colombia, Panama and for the first time Cuba.  

With more restaurants than ever, attendees will be able to enjoy a great variety of authentic Latino cuisine. Some of the featured food will be the rotisserie chicken of  Peruvian Pollo, as well as Cuban sandwiches, Caribbean Empanadas, Puerto Rican Chicken Kebabs and of course Mexican Tacos and Tortas. 

Co-chair Alfonso Cornejo commented: “We are so happy and proud that this event is becoming a great tradition in this city to add to the many other wonderful events and traditions. And this year we are very happy to put on a wonderful event so that families can come and enjoy a day dedicated to showing our great appreciation for mothers”. Attendance is expected to be 50% children and 50% adults, as in years past.

Many of the corporate sponsors, like P&G, PNC Bank and Kroger, will be there to showcase and sample their products and services in fun interactive ways. 

The event is the largest Latino cultural celebration in the region. It runs noon to 11pm on Saturday and noon to 7pm on Sunday. Over the last few years attendance has been between 10,000 and12,000.  As in every year since this festival began, proceeds will be used to benefit tristate education and health focused charities that support the Latino community.

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