25 Smashing Places To Celebrate Cinco De Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner so it’s time to start thinking about where you’re going to celebrate. To help you out with that most important decision, we have compiled 25 smashing places to celebrate Cinco De Mayo. Since (somewhat ironically) this is mainly an American Holiday, most of the places you’ll see come from America. However, there are some places that just might surprise you.


Well what are you waiting for? Read on and satisfy that curious itch.


Miami, Florida

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Miami is known for being a party city, pair that with a perfect excuse for partying and you have Cinco de Mayo Miami Style. Though Miami lacks a defining festival for the day, it more than makes up for it via it’s outrageous amount of celebrations in the area. Furthermore, restaurants take this opportunity to offer cheap food, drink specials, freebies, and more.


Dolores Park, San Francisco

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Celebrating the best of Latin American and Mexican heritage, the day-long festival at Dolores Park has something for everyone. This alcohol free, family friendly festival is usually attended by more than 10,000 people who enjoy everything from plenty of food to live entertainment.


Portland, Oregon

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Surprised to find Portland on this list? Don’t be. Organized by the Guadalajara Sister City Association, Portland throws a mind-blowing Cinco de Mayo festival which includes everything from carnival rides, live butterfly exhibits, and even a genuine Mexican Lucha Libre wrestling match.


Reno, Nevada

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Reno’s celebration focuses on mixing traditional forms of entertainment and a little bit of “new flare” with events such as Mexican wrestling, horse dancing, roller derby, and more.


St. Paul, Minnesota

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Minnesota is probably not what you had in mind when looking at best places to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, but rest assured St. Paul’s District Del Sol on the West Side is the host of one of the nations best Cinco de Mayo celebrations. Highlights include a low-rider car show, live entertainment, a parade, and a 5K race.

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