Cinco de Mayo is the celebration of Mexico’s victory in the battle at Puebla on May 5, 1862. In The Villages, Cinco de Mayo is a battle for parking spaces and seats at the squares. Villagers will pretend they’re Mexicans from 5-9pm May 5 at both Spanish Springs Town Square and Lake Sumter Landing Market Square, according to thevillagesentertainment.com. High-energy salsa and mariachi bands, themed routines by The Villages Festival Performance Groups, and the ever-popular stilt walkers in Spanish attire are among the highlights. Get there early!