Kenosha Creative Space to host Cinco de Mayo celebration Friday

Vamos a Bailar — “Let’s Dance” — to mark the the second anniversary of the launch of weekly “Salsa and Tacos” dance events


Kenosha Creative Space is a nonprofit organization committed to creating economic opportunities for local artists, musicians, creatives, entrepreneurs and local partner organizations. The partner organizations and individual supporters share the goal of using their collective resources for the mutual benefit of the Kenosha Creative Space, the creative community and the community at large.

A Latin dance event at the Kenosha Creative Space this Friday (May 5) will be a celebration of Cinco de Mayo — and more.

Vamos a Bailar — “Let’s Dance” — is also a celebration of the second anniversary of the launch of weekly “Salsa and Tacos” dance events at the Creative Space, and it is a fundraiser for the recently launched Festival Orgullo Hispano Scholarship Fund, Creative Space Executive Director Francisco Loyola said.

“Join us as we celebrate two years of Latin dancing at the Space and help us support a good cause for the community,” Loyola said. “All ages and all levels of dancing experience are welcome.”

The event, which begins at 7 p.m., will include live salsa music by El Grupo Tumbao, a 7 p.m. bachata dance lesson by Salsa and Tacos host Erica Ness, and social dancing until 1 a.m. Admission is $5 at the door. The Kenosha Creative Space is located at 624 57th St. in downtown Kenosha.

Food from Aragon’s Platos Borrachos, a Mexican food truck, will be available, as will a cash bar.

Proceeds from the event will go toward the continued operations of the nonprofit Kenosha Creative Space, as well as the Festival Orgullo Hispano Scholarship Fund. The latter was established last year, in connection with the annual Hispanic Heritage Festival that the Creative Space and other partners launched in 2021.

Donations to the scholarship fund, which is managed by the Kenosha Community Foundation, may be made directly at

Salsa and Tacos continues to be held at the Creative Space at 7 p.m. each Tuesday, offering a pop-up Latin experience with music, dancing, and food.