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.


Denver, Colorado

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For two festive filled days on every May, the people of Denver, Colorado celebrate Latino culture with their annual Cinco de Mayo festival, entitled “Celebrate Culture,” at Central Civic Park. This dynamic celebration is Family-friendly and includes a parade, green chili cook-off, chihuahua races and local and international talent performing on three separate stages.


Market Square, San Antonio, TX

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Boasting of a large Mexican-American population it should come as no surprise that San Antonio would be one of the best places to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. San Antonio’s Market Square becomes the stage to a colossal party featuring music, Tex-Mex, folklorico dancing and more.


Los Angeles, California

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Los Angeles boasts of having one of the largest Cinco De Mayo Celebration in the Country (which should not be surprising, c’mon it’s Los Angeles!) It all begins with their multi-day festival known as Fiesta Broadway (that’s right, MULTI-day…these people know how to party!) and ends at El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument with Mexican flags, dancing, stories, and of course food.


San Diego, California

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Los Angeles is not the only place in California known for their Cinco de Mayo celebration. Enter San Diego’s Old Town festival. Heralded as the largest in Southern California, the Old Town festival is a two-day gathering that offers something for everyone, from interactive activities for kids to tequila sampling and ice cold cervezas for adults.


Detroit, Michigan

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The most populous city in Michigan also hosts a Cinco de Mayo celebration complete with Cantina crawls, music and dancing.

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