Cinco de Mayo or the Fifth of May marks Mexico's defeat of the French at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. However, it is also a great reason to indulge in a night out on the town accompanied by music, margaritas and mouth-watering Mexican cuisine.
Never ones to miss out on a good party, many restaurants, businesses and hotels thrive on commercialized holidays like Cinco de Mayo seizing the opportunity to entertain and promote their offerings. So what special Cinco de Mayo events are taking place in your area?
Chicago celebrates Cinco de Mayo at the Magnificent Mile Hotel offering guests the opportunity to participate in a grape crushing, to taste traditional Mexican cuisine and sip on white sangria. Tickets to the special event can be purchased for $10 at the door. The event will take place from 4:30 pm to 7pm on May 5th.
Washington, DC joins in the Cinco de Mayo festivities at Alero, one of U Street's newest and most popular Mexican restaurants. Alero is offering several drink specials including $3 house margaritas and Mexican beers. Live Latin music will be available from 6 pm to 11 pm.
Las Vegas celebrates Cinco de Mayo at the MGM Hotel's Diego restaurant. Diego will be offering drink specials such as a Dos Equis with a tequila shot for $10, a bucket of beer for $20 and an assortment of appetizers specials. All offers are available from 2pm until 10 pm.
Atlanta celebrates Cinco de Mayo with the 2nd Annual Virginia Highlands Cinco de Mayo Block Party. The event will feature authentic Mexican food, numerous beer and margarita bars, a smash the pinata contest and even a hot pepper eating contest. Gates will open at 5pm with a $5 cover. Live music begins at 6pm and ends at 11pm.
Los Angeles celebrates Cinco de Mayo at El Puerto Escondido Restaurant. Here, for a $25 donation, you will receive dinner and two drinks. The party will take place from 6pm to midnight. Music and give-a-ways are also part of the evening agenda.
New York City celebrates Cinco de Mayo at Vinters. Watch Chef Snow and Benson compete for the best guacamole and sangria recipes and enjoy refreshing sangria, great company and delicious food. The event will take place from 5pm to 7pm and cost approximately $15 per person.
Regardless of your destination, there are likely some incredible deals to be taken advantage of so put on your green, white and red and go celebrate! Feliz Cinco de Mayo!