Rochelle's Cinco de Mayo event set for May 4 in Atwood Park

ROCHELLE — Music, food and fun festivities highlight this year’s annual Rochelle Cinco de Mayo celebration planned for Saturday May 4.

The event sponsored by the local League of United Latin American Citizens and the City of Rochelle, will be held at a new venue this year, moving from downtown Rochelle to Atwood Park located on 10th Avenue on the west side of town.

The fun starts at 2 p.m. and runs until 10 p.m. with a variety of activities for the entire family to enjoy throughout the day.

In addition to the popular Cinco K run/walk and chihauhua races and parade, families can enjoy Mexican food and beverage choices and listen to a variety of festival music.

The De Colores chalk art activity will be taking place on the bike path near the park, while new this year are a piñata making contest, a salsa making contest and a soccer exhibition with local youth players taking on members of the Rochelle police and fire forces.

Several fundraising raffles will also be held from 4-8 p.m.

All residents are invited to take part in this entertaining celebration and enjoy a day of fun, good food and fellowship.

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