Cinco de Mayo presented by the Hispanic Collaborative & Mexican Fiesta
In partnership with the Hispanic Collaborative, the Hoan will be lit in the colors of the Mexican flag to honor Cinco de Mayo, commemorating the Mexican Army’s victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862.
About the Hispanic Collaborative
The Hispanic Collaborative is comprised of community members, civic organizations, nonprofits, corporations, and government working together to improve outcomes for our Hispanic community. Our initiatives are focused on moving Milwaukee into a Top 10 city on the Hispanic Well Being Index through increasing median household income, civic participation and rate of Hispanic Owned Businesses.
About Mexican Fiesta / WHSF
The Wisconsin Hispanic Scholarship Foundation (WHSF) is a non-profit based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. We provide a cultural and educational environment to empower the Hispanic Community while promoting a better understanding of the arts, history, literature and perpetuation of the Hispanic culture. We raise money year round for scholarships and educational programs through events, most notably Mexican Fiesta. Mexican Fiesta brings the sound, culture, and taste of México to Milwaukee’s lakefront this coming August 27, 28 & 29, 2021. Join in on the fun as we celebrate three days of fun, food, Mariachi and Fiesta for everyone. Mexican Fiesta is more than just a celebration; it is a vigorous declaration of community spirit at its best. Education is the key to the future, and through scholarship awards, the festival becomes the gateway to young Hispanics taking their rightful place in society by continuing education. Mexican Fiesta is a cultural foundation concentrating on providing education and cultural events for the growing Hispanic community. Our festival honors culture, tradition, and family. Mexican Fiesta encourages individuals from all ethnic backgrounds to share in the beauty of Mexico’s rich history, art, music, and food.