Two Cinco de Mayo celebrations are planned for this weekend in Monett.
Asociaci--n Latina Imagen will host its first celebration of the historic Battler of Puebla in 1862 that marked a turning point for Mexican independence from French colonial rule. The Asociaci--n's event will run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 5 at South Park.
Live music will feature the Mariachi band Viva Xalisco, from Jalisco, Mexico, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Local musicians will also perform.
Vendors will share food treats from Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala and Mexico. Activities for children will include face painting and a bounce house.
St. Lawrence Catholic Church will host its annual Cinco de Mayo festival on the church grounds at Seventh and Cale. The celebration runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 5.
The family friendly event will feature activities, Mexican food, a talent show and live entertainment, including a performance by the Mariachi band from Tlaquepaque Jalisco.
Games and contests will be offered. Prizes will be given away in the drawing. All funds raised will benefit the church.