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A good rule of thumb for Cinco de Mayo: If you can correctly spell “chihuahua,” then you need another margarita. In fact, if you can correctly spell your first name -- well, you get the picture.Fortunately, you'll be able to get your fill of tequila and tiny dogs on Saturday,...
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A good rule of thumb for Cinco de Mayo: If you can correctly spell “chihuahua,” then you need another margarita. In fact, if you can correctly spell your first name -- well, you get the picture.

Fortunately, you'll be able to get your fill of tequila and tiny dogs on Saturday, May 3 (this year's de facto “cinco”), during downtown Chandler's annual Cinco De Mayo Festival & Chihuahua Races.

Sure, us Arizonans have adopted a lot from Latino culture, but how many of those things can you put a tiny, bedazzled T-shirt on and send down a racetrack? Indeed, not only will cash prizes be awarded for the speediest Gonzaleses, but the hippest chihuahuas will be crowned “king” and “queen” as well. The free, family-friendly fiesta kicks off at 9 a.m. in the public library courtyard at 100 East Commonwealth. Visit www.chandleraz.gov or call 480-310-2018 for details.


Sat., May 3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 2014
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