Cinco de Mayo Fest returns to Metairie: Mannie Fresh, Partners ‘N Crime among headliners

Metairie, La. (NOLA WEEKEND) - Mannie Fresh, Partners ‘N Crime and Honey Island Swamp Band will headline the annual Cinco de Mayo Fest returning to Fat City Park in Metairie on May 5.

The fest will feature two stages of live entertainment, live lucha libre, food trucks and the city’s biggest taco eating contest.

Now in its seventh year, the event organized by Fat City Mexican restaurant Los Jefes Grill returns in an expanded space with a new charity partner.

Organizers say the fest will now operate as a non-profit event benefiting Ecco NOLA, which aims to help Hispanic high school students through mentorship and scholarships to attend top colleges across the nation.

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“Cinco de Mayo Fest has grown exponentially over the years, but I’ve always wanted to give back to the community that made me what I am today,” Los Jefes owner Oscar Chimal said. “I am excited about the opportunity to work with Ecco and support local high school students.”

The event runs from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets start at $25 for general admission, and VIP and table service options are also available.

Fat City Park is located at 3720 Hessmer Ave. in Metairie.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the Cinco de Mayo festival website.

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