Cinco de Mayo Events Across Pennsylvania

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The annual celebration of Cinco de Mayo will be celebrated this weekend across Pennsylvania. Here is a sampling of events in Pennsylvania.

* In Harrisburg, the Cinco de Mayo Cruise on the Susquehanna sets sail at 6 p.m. Saturday. The $42 per-ticket dinner cruise will feature a Mexican-themed meal, fully stocked cash bar and live music by Tony Anacan. Advanced reservations are required.

* It's Cinco de Manayunk in Manayunk when the Manayunk Brewery hosts a Mexican pig-roast and buffet, featuring live music, giveaways and contests. The fiesta starts at noon and tickets are $20.

* In Philadelphia, it's Art After 5′s Cinco de Mayo Party at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. This festive celebration will be held from 5 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Friday and will feature cocktails and the Latin music ensemble Magdaliz and Crisol. Free with museum admission.

* In Pittsburgh, you can celebrate with salsa dancing-- including free lessons-- at Mexico City Restaurant. Latin deejay Juan Diego will be in the house for this dance party. The free dance lessons start at 9:45 p.m. Latin dances are from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

* In Allentown, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will present its annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta on Thursday at Da Vinci Science Center. This family-oriented event runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and feature Mariachi music, dancers, Mexican food and treats for the kids.

* Celebrate with salsa wrestling at Scranton Hardware Bar, where a $500 prize will go to the sauciest wrestler from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday.

* Run Lehigh Valley will celebrate with a Cinco de Mayo 5 K-ish. But instead of running straight for the finish line, participants will make pit stops at bars, where they will collect tickets for raffles. All participants will receive two free beers, a T-shirt and a mug. The run is from noon to 3 p.m.

* In Kennett Square, many of the mushroom farm workers are from south of the border. In celebration of the town's strong Mexican presence, a Cinco de Mayo Fiesta on Sunday will include authentic Mexican food, music, entertainment and activities for kids.

Victoria Leigh Miller is a freelance writer and lifelong Pennsylvania resident.

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