Overcast, windy weather did little to dampen the spirits of the hundreds gathered in Dolores Park to celebrate the 149-year-old Mexican victory over the French.

The seventh annual San Francisco Cinco de Mayo Festival hosted a variety of activities during the day, starting with the Latin-inspired workout craze, Zumba, and ending with salsa numbers by the Julio Bravo y su Orquesta Salsabor.

San Francisco-based artist Jonah Roll designed the logo for this year’s festival, featuring colorful images of guitar players and dancers in the shape of a five, which was sold on magnets and T-shirts at some vendors’ booths.

The family-friendly, alcohol-free festival at first lived up to its billing, as children participated in face-painting and coloring, but when the final salsa band took the stage the beer bottles came along with many guests to the grassy dance floor as they shook their hips to the Mexican groove.

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