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Big Crowds in Downtown Yakima for Cinco De Mayo

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YAKIMA, Wash.--Yakima's Cinco De Mayo celebration brought close to 20,000 people into the downtown area.

This year's event featured live music, food, pony rides, a car show and even some street soccer.

Locals said they appreciate that the city puts on this big celebration. They said it shows off a better side of Yakima.

"It shows that the community of Yakima is one," said Fred Valdez. "We're all together in this, and it's good for Yakima."

"It gets more people to come to the town and see how the town is and the joy and the peace that's around here," said Sandra Salizer.

This is the 12th year for the big Cinco De Mayo Fiesta in Yakima. It's coordinated by the Yakima Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce.