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Redwood City Presents Cinco de Mayo Celebration on Courthouse Square, and Kicks Off Silicon Valley Open Studios Art Tours

Redwood City, CA - May 1, 2008 - The entire community is invited to join with friends, family, neighbors, and new friends at Redwood City’s beautiful new Courthouse Square for this exciting cultural event celebrating Cinco de Mayo! Enjoy art, music, dance, crafts, and fun for the whole family. And, at the same time, Redwood City welcomes Silicon Valley Open Studios for artist tours throughout the city, and the region.

It all starts at 5 pm on Friday, May 2, 2008 at Courthouse square – here’s the schedule of fun activities:  

  • 5 – 6 pm
    "La Raspa " - Gente Activa de la Tercera Edad
    "Estampa Sinaloense" - Ballet Mexico Vivo
    "Estampa Latina" - ZUMBA-AL-SON Group

  • 6 - 6:30 pm
    Xiuhcoatl - Traditional Danza Azteca

  •  6:30 – 8 pm
    Los Boleros – Tropical Latin Dance

    Aztec Mask Making, Key Chain Maraca Painting, Bead Bracelet/Necklace Making

The weather is turning wonderful, the restaurants are open, and downtown beckons! Join the fun for Cinco de Mayo, Redwood City style, on Friday May 2nd.

At the same time, it’s the kick-off for Silicon Valley Open Studios, when hundreds of Silicon Valley artists open their studios to the public. This free event lets families discover some exciting new artistic talent, or get up close and personal with favorite artists. Redwood City features many great artists that you can visit between the hours of 11 am and 5 pm on Saturday May 3 and Sunday May 4. Visit for all the information, or pick up a free Silicon Valley Open Studios map/guide at the Cinco de Mayo celebration.

The Redwood City Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department provides recreational facilities and activities for all ages and interests, and supplies building and custodial services for City buildings. Redwood City Parks also operates the Fair Oaks Community Center, providing social, educational, and cultural activities, as well as information, referral, and counseling services to persons living in Redwood City and neighboring communities. Redwood City Parks is more than you think! Its website is located at

Visit Redwood City’s award-winning website at for information about the City and its services, the community, recreation programs, education, City government, and local business. Take a look at the variety of City webcams at, and subscribe to Redwood City’s electronic newsletter or other City documents at


Lucas Wilder
Redwood City Parks


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