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TIME OF EVENT / LOCATION

Cinco de Mayo Omaha takes place on Friday, May 10th through Sunday, May 12th in historic South Omaha.

Friday, May 10, 2024 | 5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 11, 2024 | 10:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 12, 2024 | 11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.

PARKING

  • Wells Fargo (4650 S. 24th st) ONLY bank lot Saturday after 1:00 p.m.; Sunday all day

  • Skadraski Heating & Cooling (5115 S. 25th st) Friday after 5pm; Sunday night

  • Collins Stadium (1335 L St)

  • South High Parking Lot (23rd & J St)

  • American Gi Forum (2002 N St) - Parking $5 per vehicle

  • Bank of the West, Sunday ONLY

NO parking at the following locations:

  • Walgreens parking lot on 24th & L Street

  • 25th & L Street business parking lots where Charter West Bank & Boys Town South Omaha Office are located.

  • These are all private lots that they monitor and will tow so please don't park in these areas.

SHUTTLE TO FESTIVAL

Free shuttle service provided all weekend in partnership with Metropolitan Community College. 

Pick Up Location: Metropolitan Community College South Omaha Campus Parking Lot (2909 Edward Babe Gomez Ave., Omaha, NE 68107), and drop off at Plaza at 25 & N Street.

Shuttle Schedule: 

Friday, May 10 | 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 11 | 8:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 12, | 2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

ADMISSION

Cinco de Mayo Omaha is a free event. No admission to get in.

CARNIVAL TICKETS

All day passes available to purchase the day of festival at $30. Individual tickets sold separately to ride.​ Get $5 OFF an all-day pass by purchasing at any of the Supermercado Nuestra Familia locations!

PARADE

Saturday, May 11th @ 9:30 a.m.

The parade starts on S 24th and D street and ends on S 24th and L street.

High volume crowds are expected, so please plan accordingly. Lawn chairs are permissible. Learn more about parade here.

VENDORS

The majority of vendors accept cash, so we recommend bringing cash to the event to avoid long lines.

EXHIBITOR SET-UP TIMES

Friday, May 10th | 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 11th | 7:00 a.m - 9:00 a.m.

KIDS & MINORS

This is a very kid friendly event. There are activities for children of all ages including face painting, carnival rides, Saturday STEM activities and vendors selling kids toys/clothes. Minors under the age of 17 will be required to be accompanied by an adult on Saturday after 6:00 p.m. If no parent/guardian present, minor will be asked to leave.

DOGS

Friendly dogs are welcome! We only ask that you are careful of your dog’s feet (most of our event is on pavement which can get very hot). Please do not bring your dog if he/she has the potential to be aggressive towards others.

WEATHER

The event will go on rain or shine!

SPONSORSHIP

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please click here to learn more.

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