Los Hermanos Familia presents the 6th annual Cinco de Mayo parade. This year, the parade falls on Cinco de Mayo itself, and that's a big reason to celebrate!

This event brings thousands of spectators to Lubbock's downtown area to celebrate the accomplishments of the Hispanic community.

The local parade will kick off celebrations scheduled all over Lubbock and West Texas. The holiday, which has evolved in the U.S., has become a celebration of Mexican heritage that has grown in popularity over the years with many events across the country to mark the occasion. Contrary to what many believe, Cinco de Mayo (May 5th) is not a celebration of Mexican independence. In fact, it's a commemoration of the Battle of the Puebla, where Mexican forces soundly defeated a much larger French battalion in 1861, fighting to retain their independence from the French government.

The parade will start at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church and run east down Broadway toward the Civic Center. Spectators should wear comfortable shoes, hats, bring plenty of sunscreen and water.

102.5 KISS FM will be participating in this year’s parade, with Renee, Boleo and the 102.5 Kiss Party Patrol, but wait -- that's not all! Jan from Lonestar 99.5 and Wes Nessman from 94.5 FMX will also be out to help celebrate with us.

Come out and see this incredible parade Saturday, May 5th.

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