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Cinco de Mayo Festival & Chihuahua Races

The annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration presented by Si Se Puede Foundation honors the Hispanic community's many contributions to the City of Chandler. The festival also features the popular Chihuahua Races and the crowning of the King and Queen Chihuahua.

Saturday, May 3, 2014
100 E. Commonwealth Ave.
(Chandler Downtown Public Library Courtyard)
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.


  • Free Admission
  • Watching the races is also free
  • Food and beverages will be available for purchase
  • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Día de los Niños Children’s Day
  • 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. – Sign-up for Chihuahua Races
  • 2 p.m. – Chihuahua Races
  • Crowning of King and Queen Chihuahuas immediately following the races

For additional event information, visit Si Se Puede's web site by clicking here

For Chihuahua Race Rules and Acknowledgements, click here

For more information on the Cinco de Mayo Festival or the Chihuahua Races, contact Alberto Esparza at 480-310-2018.

Cinco de Mayo History

On May 5, 1862, 4,000 Mexican soldiers held off 8,000 French and allied troops bent on re-establishing their presence in the New World. Recognition of the Mexican victory is widely celebrated in the United States. In Chandler, the celebration is highlighted with the famous Chihuahua Races and the crowning of the King and Queen of Chihuahuas. In addition to the wildly entertaining Chihuahua Races, there will be plenty of music, food and dancing at this family event.