Saturday is Mexican Independence Day. There are several ways to celebrate the holiday around Grayson County. For those that want to join local festivities, here are five ways to celebrate the holiday.
1. Celebracion Latina
A Cinco de Mayo celebration at Austin College will be held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday at the school located at 900 N. Grand Street in Sherman. The event will include performances, food, dancing and more. Music for “Celebracion Latina” will be provided by Son Yemaya of Dallas. The event is hosted by AC’s Los Amigos. For more information, visit Facebook page AC Los Amigos.
2. Coco Fiesta
Saturday in the Park at Light Farms, 1234 Homestead Court, Celina, this weekend will be in celebration of Mexican Independence Day. Cinco de Mayo and Coco Fiesta will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the grounds. The Disney and Pixar movie “Coco” will be the theme. There will be food trucks, face painting, lawn games, live music, model home prizes and more. This event is free and open to the public.
Old Iron Post in Sherman will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo with street tacos and nachos. The downtown Sherman restaurant will also have drink specials. For more information, visit oldironpost.com.
4. In the taproom
903 Brewers will also be celebrating Cinco de Mayo with drink specials. The brewery’s taproom will be open Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. Free pint glasses will be given away with the purchase of any beer. For more information, call 214-243-8090.
5. Salsa contest
Lighthouse Resort and Marina, 300 Lighthouse Drive, Pottsboro, will have a homemade salsa contest on Saturday afternoon. The event will be held from noon to 3 p.m. at Fireside at Lighthouse. For the “Cinco de Mayo Salsa Slam,” there is a $5 entry fee and it is $2 to sample. Games and activities will also be set up.