Sarasota Cinco de Mayo Festival

May 1-3, 2020, JD Hamel Park at Gulfstream and Main Street, Sarasota, FL

Join us to celebrate Mexican-American culture at the premiere of the Sarasota Cinco de Mayo Festival to be held in JD Hamel Park in downtown Sarasota at Gulfstream Avenue and Main Street. Dates of the event are May 1-3, 2020. Festivities begin Friday from 4pm-10pm and continue Saturday 11am-10pm and Sunday 11am-6pm.

 

Select from delectable foods cooked on site incorporating the freshest ingredients. A variety of entrees including meat dishes (e.g., sausage, chicken) seafood, and vegetarian dishes will be available. Supplement your main course with a diversity of side dishes and desserts, and either alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. 

 

While enjoying your meal and drinks, listen to the sounds of live musical performances on stage by some of Florida’s and the region’s top musical talents in a diversity of genres. Performers in 2020 are, starting Friday night: Bryan Spainhower (Musica Eclectica: a fusion of flamenco, jazz, rock and country). Saturday performers are: Tahja (salsa dancing), Mariachi Garilibabi, Big Night Out (dance, rock, alternative) and Orchestra Fuego (salsa, merengue, bolero). On Sunday enjoy: Encore performances by Bryan Spainhower (Musica Eclectica: a fusion of flamenco, jazz, rock and country) and Mariachi Garilibabi. Check the Performance Schedule to the right as the event approaches for the most up-to-date schedule of participating bands and performance times.

 

Between musical performances enjoy shopping a marketplace of fine art, crafts, gourmet food items and specialty products.

 

This is the palette we will lay for you. Come join us for a weekend of delicious food and drinks, music and shopping at the Tampa Bay Seafood & Music Festival. We look forward to seeing you!

 

NOTE: No pets are allowed on site during event hours.

 

NOTE: Bands and showtimes subject to change.

Dates
May 1-3, 2020
Times
Friday 4pm-10pm, Saturday 11am-10pm, Sunday 11am-6pm
Driving Directions

GPS Address: JD Hamel Park at Gulfstream and Main Street, Sarasota, FL

 

Driving Directions to the Sarasota Cindo de Mayo Festival

 

1) from St. Armands Circle: take John Ringling Blvd (SR-789) across Rt. 41 to the intersection of Cocoanut and Gulfstream (~4 minutes / 2.33 miles). Proceed South on Gulfstream. The Cinco de Mayo festival is in JD Hamel Park that begins at the intersection of Gulfstream and Main Street.

 

2) from North or South of downtown Sarasota: take Rt. 41 toward Marina Plaza and Main Street. Turn east on Main Street and continue to Gulfstream - JD Hamel Park and the Cinco de Mayo festival are to your right.

Parking Information

The Palm Avenue Garage (1289 Palm Avenue)

Garage parking is available at the Palm Avenue Garage, located one block from Main Street on North Palm Avenue, only steps away from Five Points intersection in downtown Sarasota. The Palm Avenue Garage is a newly designed and LEED Certified facility utilizing the latest technology in equipment and design. The garage has spaces for 729 vehicles with handicap parking located on each floor close to the elevators. The city provides four reserved electric car-charging stations on the ground floor. The Palm Avenue parking garage is a perfect location to park short or long-term visits to downtown Sarasota.

 

State Street Garage (1538 State Street)

The parking garage bilateral entrance and exit points will provide excellent access from both State Street and Ringling Blvd. Parking spaces are located on levels 2 through 6, with motorcycle, bicycle and handicap van access on the ground floor. With downtown parking demands so high, parking time limits will ensure there is always a parking space available in either the 2-hour parking "shopper zone", or the 4-hour time restricted area on levels 4 through 6.

 

2nd Street Garage (1400 Block of 2nd Street)

The 2nd Street Garage is located between First and Second streets, directly across from Whole Foods. Ground floor parking is intended for customers of Whole Foods, while the second and third level of the garage are open to the public (except where posted). The public parking access ramp is located on Second Street, near the corner of Central Avenue. There are time restrictions in the facility that are monitored by the City Parking Division and for which citations are issued for time violations. The time restrictions are as follows:

 

Ground level: 2 hours              Levels 2 and 3: 4 hours


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