DENVER — As the Cinco de Mayo holiday and weekend celebrations approach, police announced plans to enforce efforts around large festivals and parades.
After wishing everyone a happy holiday, the Denver Police Department (DPD) tweeted encouragement for people to celebrate the holiday that signifies Mexico's victory over the French Empire in 1862, safely. They reminded celebrants to plan safe rides if they consume alcohol or marijuana.
The Cinco de Mayo Celebrate Culture Festival and Parade will happen Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8 at Civic Center park from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
In the news release, police say their enforcement efforts on "any violations that pose a safety risk including sound ordinance violations, both from stereos and excessive horn honking."
DPD will also enforce the city's juvenile curfew that begins at midnight Friday and Saturday, and 11 p.m. Sunday.
> Watch video above: Denver Police discussed safety ahead of Cinco de Mayo 2021
Residents who live near the festivals or the parade route are encouraged to use other routes to get around traffic and crowds.
The parade goes from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday.
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