The People’s Joy Parade and Cinco De Mayo Keep Cherokee Street Weird and Wonderful

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In its tenth year, the People's Joy Parade showed no signs of softening its gleeful weirdness. Operating without corporate sponsorship, the parade's participants rolled out DIY floats that ranged from a paper mache-and-felt wolf-car hybrid to a Mad Max-style limo that belched fire and smoke. The festivities continued Saturday afternoon at the Cherokee Street Cinco de Mayo celebration, which attracted thousands to south city to once again eat, drink and commemorate Mexican culture in what is one of the best parties of the year.

May 5, 2018

Photos by Danny Wicentowski