Cinco de Mayo 2016 falls on a Thursday. While there will be plenty of partying on Thursday, there will also be early festivities this weekend. Check out what’s happening in St. Louis:
#1 Of course: the Cinco de Mayo on Cherokee Street Festival. An all day festival on Saturday, May 7th from 11am-9pm that offers handmade art, live entertainment on 3 stages with traditional Mexican performances as well as a variety of local St. Louis bands, plus roaming street musicians, delicious food from local restaurants, drinks galore including the all favorite, margarrritas! And of course, it wouldn’t be a festival without a parade! The People’s Joy Parade will start at the corner of Minnesota and Cherokee at 1:11pm and end on Texas. It includes everything from floats to colorfully painted cars, Gigante puppeteers, Elvis impersonators, literally everything! It’s a must see!
#2. Cinco de Mayo on Wash Ave: Rosalita’s will be shutting down Washington Avenue between Tucker and 13th Street on Thursday, May 5th starting at 10am for a celebration with an outdoor bar, delicious food, live entertainment, the best tex-mex in town, cold drinks, and a mechanical bull.
#3. Wave Taco is hosting their annual Cinco de Mayo Beer Bash on Saturday, May 7th starting at 11am. It’s basically an all day sand volleyball tournament & drinking marathon. The cost is $30 per player or $180 per team, which includes 8 guaranteed games, draft beer and wells from 11am-4pm and a taco lunch. Winning teams get t-shirts. You can also just come out to watch the festivities, drink beer, and cheer on your favorite teams.
#4. Hacienda Mexican Restaurant in Maplewood will kick off their weekend long Cinco Fest on Thursday, May 5th. They will have great specials on margaritas, beer, tequila shots, and more. On May 5th they will host their traditional festival with live music from D. Edwin Productions, Perry Woods, and Dirty Muggs. They will have amazing Mexican cuisine and great drink specials. Free parking, no cover, and a shuttle bus from Hudson School Parking Lot from 3:30-11pm. Keep the celebration going on Friday with a tasting of Herradura Tequila from 4:00 – 7:00 pm & Saturday with Port Royal tastings from 6–7pm and a Tres Agave Blanco Margarita special with souvenir shaker available all day long.
#5. Ballpark Village will be hosting Cinco de Mayo festivities on May 5th starting at 10am. Enjoy $3 Coronas and a Mexican themed celebration all throughout the day and find Todd Thomas during our pre-game festivities before the Cardinals game as four (4) lucky contestants will compete in a burrito eating contest for a FOX Sports Midwest Live! gift card. Celebrate at Howl at the Moon with our Blue Megarita Buckets, $3 Dos XX, $4 Cuervo Shots, and $5 margaritas. Stick around all day to watch the Cardinals vs Phillies at 12:45pm on the big screen and then the Blues vs Stars at 7pm.
#6. Diablito’s Cantina on Laclede Ave, home of the largest tequila selection in the city, is hosting their annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration on Thursday, May 5th. The event includes food and drink specials, $1 tacos all day, $5 quesadillas and burritos, awesome drink specials, the infamous chicken drop, and live DJ entertainment from 6-10pm.
#7: Party at Pepper’s in South County. Pepper’s Bar & Grill on Gravois is hosting a party on Thursday, May 5th starting at 11am. They have a dog friendly patio so you can bring your pup. They will have $1 Tacos, Coronaritas, Sweet Heat Tequila Specials, Cheap Margaritas, Patron shots, American Lime Toss, The Peppers Sombrero, and an appearance from Pepper’s mascot.
So many great events going on around St. Louis for Cinco de Mayo. Which one will you choose?