CINCO DE MAYO
10 a.m., Riverfest Amphitheatre. $5.
The 12th annual celebration, sponsored by the Central Arkansas League of
United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), is billed as “the largest
showcase of Hispanic culture in Arkansas.” That means, from morning
until near dark, there’ll be singing and folkloric dancing and games for
kids and all sorts of delicious Mexican and Latin American grub. More
on that last item: If you like Mexican food, but have never sampled what
southwest Little Rock is cookin’ in any of the scores of taco trucks
and mercados and restaurants where sometimes little English is spoken,
you really, really owe it to yourself to go for a taste test. It’s a
rare day when real-deal authentic Mexican and Central American cuisine
comes downtown. Don’t miss out. Kids under 12 get in for free.