Celebrating freedom and Hispanic heritage begins tonight with an early observance of Cinco de Mayo.
As part of a two-day celebration, organizers are beginning the festivities tonight in Longview with a kick-off party at Heritage Plaza.
Celebrating the Mexican victory over the French for their independence, Cinco de Mayo has become an event to celebrate the freedom of all people.
Event organizer Raoul Zapata said, "we try to do this to bring the families together, it doesn;t matter what race you are, we're here to have a great time celebrate together and just show people that we can celebrate."
The kick-off party continues at Heritage Plaza until 10:00 p.m. tonight.
The main celebration begins tomorrow at 11:00 a.m. at the Longview Fairgrounds Expo Center.
Saturday, July 26 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-07-26 18:09:07 GMT
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