Cinco de Mayo Festival
When, where: May 1 to 3, Fulton Mall.
Highlights: Live mariachi performances, traditional Mexican folklore dances, crafts, food and a beer garden. Almost 100,000 people attend.
Info: (559) 490-9966, www.downtownfresno.org/ cinco.html
Tucson Folk Festival
When, where: May 2 and 3, El Presidio Park.
Highlights: The Tucson Kitchen Musicians Assn. presents a celebration of folk, blues and gospel music with food, music workshops, craft stands, children's programs, jam sessions and Grammy-winning headliners.
Info: (520) 792-6481, www.tkma.org
Whole Earth Festival
When, where: May 8 to 10, UC Davis.
Highlights: This volunteer-run festival presents live music, eco-friendly exhibits and products, food, kids' activities, art, workshops and dance.
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