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Cinco de Mayo

Celebrating Mexican culture with family-friendly events and lots of parties.

The Houston Astros invite everyone to their 2013 Cinco de Mayo Celebration at Minute Maid Park. The festivities will include The Street Festival, which starts at noon and features live music, player appearances, games, activities and traditional Latin food and beverages. Later, at the 3:10 p.m. game against the Tigers, all the players will be sporting their "Los Astros" jerseys, an honor that will be extended (albeit in T-shirt form) to the first 10,000 fans to arrive. Tickets for the game will be discounted for all those who use a special Cinco de Mayo code when buying them online.

PlazAmericas

7500 Bellaire, 713-777-1111

plazamericas.com

At the PlazAmericas Cinco celebration, visitors will get to see ballet folklórico performances on three stages as well as a live musical display of Mexican ranching culture by Javier Aguilar, also known as Orgullo Ranchero.

Folklore Mexicano featuring Leyenda Dance Company

6000 Hermann Park Dr., 281-373-3386

milleroutdoortheatre.com

Cinco de Miller features performances by Leyenda Dance Company, one of the leading ballet folklórico groups in the country. Lots of family-friendly fun and it's all free. Look for the celebration to start at 8 p.m.

Skeeter's Mesquite Grill

5529 Weslayan, 713-660-7090,

skeetersgrill.com

All locations of Skeeter's Mesquite Grill will be offering all Mexican beers for $2 all day.

May 4 & 5

Rails and Tails Mudbug Festival at the Depot

201 South Elm St., 281-351-5484

ci.tomball.tx.us

Tomball is putting on a free two-day festival with performances by The Bottle Rockers, The Silverado Band and Waylon Thibodeaux on Saturday, followed by Tracey Hood and Braid, Bayou Roux and The Mambo Jazz Kings on Sunday. There'll be a special area for the kids, a boudin ball and hushpuppy eating contest and a crawfish race. The event begins at 11 a.m. and ends at 6 p.m. both days. Parking is free.

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