Sometimes it seems we’re still living in a province of Mexico, like this Friday at the Hayward City Hall Plaza where from 5 to 9:30 they will be holding their 10th Annual Mariachi Festival. Non-stop mariachi bands of course, as well as local entertainers like the Ballet Mexico Danza de Hayward. If you’re hungry there will be plenty of Hispanic food as well as a taco eating contest. Bring a lawn chair and blanket in case our Alta California weather gets chilly. Free entrance.