I've literally been celebrating Cinco de Mayo my entire life... it's my birthday!
Many Americans believe that Cinco de Mayo is Mexico's Independence Day. In fact, this holiday is celebrated more widely in the United States (across the nation) than in Mexico (primarily in the state of Puebla). The day actually commemorates the Mexican Army's victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.
Whether you're a history buff or not, parties are always fun! Start your day by making a festive Mexican bracelet, then head out on the town to one of the celebrations listed below. Finally, snack on some Sombrero Cookies before you hit the hay, er, vaya al sueño!
Saturday, May 1
Cinco de Mayo - Peace & Pride Westwood 2021
11:00 AM–6:00 PM | Rise Westwood Collective, Denver
Westwood's first annual Cinco de Mayo celebration! This family friendly event is FREE! and open to the public. It is meant to promote peace & pride in the community by celebrating the Mexican and Mexican American culture in one of Denver's truly unique neighborhoods. There will be a car show, authentic Mexican cuisine, vendors, Aztec dancing, kid's activities, Mexican folklorico dancing, live music, art, and so much more. Bring the whole family to experience the true spirit of Cinco de Mayo!
Wednesday, May 5
Cinco de Mayo Open Play
9:00 AM–5:00 PM | Play Street Museum, Highlands Ranch
For the youngest celebrants of the beautiful Mexican culture! Ages 8 and under can play, try some yummy food, create themed crafts, and listen to great music! Sessions begin at 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM. Reservations required.
Cinco de Mayo Fiesta
2:00 PM–9:00 PM | Lone Tree Brewing Company, Lone Tree
Tacos, beers, custom glassware, and a Piñata! Be there for the tapping of Imperial Mexican Lager, Mango Habanero Pale Ale Firkin', and Strawberry Margarita Mexican Lager Firkin'. Eat delicious food from the food truck La Estrella de Colima and listen to live music performed by EL Javi.
Cinco De Mayo w/ Trio of Twenty Hands High
6:00 PM–8:00 PM | Lincoln Station - Coffee/Pizza/Music, Lone Tree
Dress up to celebrate Mexican Independence! There will be prizes for the best costumes! Live music by Twenty Hands High. Enjoy drink specials and check out the renovated Lincoln Station!!
Saturday, May 8, 2021
Cinco De Mayo: Brews, Dance, and Food!
6:00 PM | Welcome Home Brewery, Parker
Enjoy a catered taco plate including: 3 tacos, beans, and rice from local, Ollie's Food! $5 pints of Parker Beaches Mexican Lager. Couples Salsa lesson from owner of Parker X Fitness Club. Get your tickets today as space is limited.
Canceled for 2021
- Cinco de Mayo Festival and Parade - Civic Center Park, Denver
- Cinco de Mayo Celebration - Outlets at Castle Rock
- El Cinco de Mayo, Inc. Fiesta/Car Show - Mission Trace Shopping Center
- Gaby Dalkin's Cinco de Mayo Party - Williams Sonoma, Lone Tree
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