Cinco de Mayo this year is being celebrated twice in Emporia this year.
The Hispanics of Today and Tomorrow held a block party in the 800 and 900 blocks of Commercial on Saturday. This was a first for the group, and organizer Sally Sanchez says there will be a block party downtown next year.
Activities included contests, crafts through the Emporia Arts center, a recognition of HOTT scholarship winners, music and food.
On Sunday, the Las Casitas Organization will have activities at Las Casitas Park, running from 1 to 9 pm.