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Every year thousands of locals and tourists descend on De La Guerra Plaza for Santa Barbara's annual Cinco de Mayo festival. Enjoy great food from vendors in the plaza and a full stage of live music all weekend. See our photo album and watch web videos from the stage!

The origination for Cinco De Mayo, The Fifth Of May, commemorates the defeat of the French army by the Mexicans at The Battle Of Puebla in 1862. It is primarily a regional holiday celebrated in the state capital city of Puebla and throughout the state of Puebla, but not as much in other parts of Mexico.

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