May 2-5: Cinco de Mayo Celebrations

Alcohol-free, family-friendly Cinco de Mayo celebrations take over this weekend! In San Rafael, the Canal Alliance sponsors Unity in our Community with juggling, soccer, a poetry slam and Aztec dancers; performing are hip hop artists Bay S.L.A.M., Stay True Crew, Bajo Zero, Jtrio Juvenil, PHAME, Bang’M Out, Bib Papa Callejero and more on Saturday, May 3, at 91 Larkspur St., San Rafael (1-7pm; free; 415.454.2640). In Calistoga, the Napa Valley Cinco de Mayo kicks off with a noon parade through downtown Calistoga which ends at the fairgrounds with mariachis, live bands and dancers at 1435 N. Oak St., Calistoga (12pm; parade free, festival $5; 707.942.6333). In Santa Rosa, the massive Roseland Cinco de Mayo festival boasts lowrider cars, taco trucks galore, salsa contests, tons of food booths and two stages of live music from latin rock groups, mariachis, young hip-hop artists and the annual breakdance battle on Tuesday, May 5, at 650 Sebastopol Rd., Santa Rosa (4pm-10pm; free; 707.529.8651).Gabe Meline