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updated: 5/4/2014 4:47 PM

Gurnee Mills celebrates Cinco de Mayo

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  • Alexa Tello, 3, and her brother, Bryan, 4, of Waukegan color during the first Cinco de Mayo celebration at Gurnee Mills on Sunday. The event include several Latino artists, food samplings, face paintings and giveaways.

      Alexa Tello, 3, and her brother, Bryan, 4, of Waukegan color during the first Cinco de Mayo celebration at Gurnee Mills on Sunday. The event include several Latino artists, food samplings, face paintings and giveaways.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Rosie and Joe Cuellar of Lake Zurich enjoy nachos during the first Cinco de Mayo celebration at Gurnee Mills on Sunday. The event include several Latino artists, food samplings, face paintings and giveaways.

      Rosie and Joe Cuellar of Lake Zurich enjoy nachos during the first Cinco de Mayo celebration at Gurnee Mills on Sunday. The event include several Latino artists, food samplings, face paintings and giveaways.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Lead singer Chris Panchi of Los Panchi's performs Sunday during the first Cinco de Mayo celebration at Gurnee Mills. The event include several Latino artists, food samplings, face paintings and giveaways.

      Lead singer Chris Panchi of Los Panchi's performs Sunday during the first Cinco de Mayo celebration at Gurnee Mills. The event include several Latino artists, food samplings, face paintings and giveaways.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report

Live music, dancing and plenty of smiles were the order of the day Sunday as Gurnee Mills hosted its first Cinco de Mayo celebration.

The event featured mariachi music and performances by local Latino artists, including Los Panchis, Banda Tierra Nueva and Hershey y Su Norteno Band on the Telemundo Entertainment Stage.

And when visitors could pull themselves from the entertainment, there were food samples, face painting, balloon artists and giveaways to enjoy.

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