On the Mexican holiday Cinco de Mayo, Richmond's Canal Walk will be transformed into the floating gardens of the city of Xochimilco, Mexico, from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. "We want to bring it to life," says Michel Zajur, CEO and founder of the Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. The ¿Qué Pasa? Festival: Cinco de Mayo on the RVA Canal Walk will include free boat rides, Latin American food, music, dancing, crafts and educational activities for children. Participating restaurants include Rio Lindo, Mariachis Mexican Grill, Kenn-Tico Cuban Bar and Grill, La Palmera and Rocoto Chicken. La Michoacana Ice Cream also will be there, along with representatives from Goya Foods, which has a branch in Prince George County. This year marks the first time the Cinco de Mayo event will be held at the Canal Walk. Zajur says the festival will help showcase the region's diversity. Richmond, he says, "is not an old Southern city. It's a global player." Admission is free. For more information, visit quepasafestival.com.