In the U.S., Cinco de Mayo has become a celebration of Mexican-American culture. Historically, Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army’s difficult victory over the French forces of Napoleon III on May 5, 1862, at the Battle of Puebla, which had they not stopped, the French would’ve gone to the aid of the Confederacy in the American Civil War. While Cinco de Mayo is a celebration held on May 5, not all events listed are held on that date.
Friday, May 4, 2018, from 6 pm to 9 pm
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with an authentic Mexican block party on Friday, May 4th from 6:00-9:00 pm at 2512 S. Harvey Ave, OKC, OK 73109 (between SW 25th and SW 24th). Come on over to Calle Dos Cinco in Historic Capitol Hill and enjoy live entertainment by Conjunto SinLey, food trucks, their community salsa tasting contest, a traditional Mexican dress show, and more FREE family fun as they celebrate the anniversary of the Battle of Puebla for their 4th year! #CincoEnCalle25
WHERE: Automobile Alley
WHEN: Saturday, May 5, 2018
Spend the day celebrating Cinco de Mayo in the side streets of Automobile Alley with food, drinks, music, and fun!
WHERE: Myriad Botanical Gardens
301 West Reno Avenue, Oklahoma City
WHEN: Friday, May 4, 2018, from 7 pm to 11 am
Dancing in the Gardens returns Friday, May 4. Strut your stuff with Salsa instructor, Marti from Clips & Hips, who will start the evening with a Salsa dance lesson at 7 p.m., followed by free dance lessons for all. At 8 p.m., DJ RedHanded will spin Salsa tunes to really get the party started. The evening will be hosted by Brenda and Jorge Hernandez from Tango Public Relations! Pitchfork in the Park will feature food and drink specials and a new addition to the festivities this year will be additional bars and booths inside the Park House Event Center and Pilar Designs Face Painting outside for face painting. Park House events close at 10 p.m. but the dance party lasts until 11 p.m.
WHERE: Wiley Post Park
2021 South Robinson Avenue, Oklahoma City
WHEN: Sunday, May 6, 2018 from 1 pm to 10 pm
Visit Wiley Post Park for a free outdoor festival for the whole family celebrating the anniversary of the Battle of Puebla, the sisterhood with Puebla, MX and the unity of all of the communities in Oklahoma. There will be live music, a parade of horses at 1 pm, folkloric dancing, Consul of Mexico, Rodolfo Quilantán, Crowning of Miss Cinco de Mayo, kid’s activities, delicious food, and much more!
WHERE: Elote Cafe & Catering
514 South Boston Avenue, Tulsa
WHEN: May 4-5, 2018
Mark your calendar for Elote’s annual Cinco De Mayo Street Party! This year Elote will be partying for 2 days. Friday, May 4th, 5pm-Midnight and Saturday May 5th, 12:00pm-1am. That’s two days full of luchador wrestling, margaritas, kids activities, vendors, food, and fun!
Cinco de Mayo Activities include Luchador Wrestling, Kid’s Activities, Fire Spinning, Live Salsa Band, Street Vendors, Puffy Tacos, Margaritas, Dance Party, Cervezas, andFree Entry!
Friday, May 4th:
5:00 pm Festival Opens
6:00-9:00 pm: Luchador Wrestling LIVE in the Ring
9:00-9:30 pm: Fire Spinning from Agni Flow Arts
9:30-11:00 pm: Live salsa band and dance party
with local band Tulsa Latin Style
Saturday, May 5th:
12:00 pm Festival Opens
1:00-7:00 pm Luchador Wrestling Matches every hour on the hour.
7:00 pm Star Spangled Banner performed by Alejandro Guzman
7:00-11:00 pm Title Luchador Matches
11:45 pm LuchaTimberlake
WHERE: Los Dos Amigos
2130 Alameda Street, Norman
WHEN: Saturday, May 5, 2018, from Noon to 6 pm
Join the Eastside Business Association for their 2nd Annual Cinco de Mayo City Celebration! Sponsored by Republic Bank & Trust, Fowler Automotive, and Nexus Productions Inc., activities will be outside of Los Dos Amigos from 12-6pm, but they will have delicious food and drinks inside! Just for Cinco de Mayo, they will be selling $1 Horchata, Agua de Pina, and other Mexican soft drinks, and they will have Mariachi music inside from 6-9pm!
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