Cinco de Mayo

Cultivar - photo by Dennis Spielman

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.

With COVID-19 being an issue, there are no public in-person events scheduled for Cinco de Mayo 2020. Some organizations are planning celebration events in the fall or streaming online.

Oklahoma City

WHERE: Calle Dos Cinco in Historic Capitol Hill
WHEN: Friday, May 3, 2019, 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 5th year! #CincoEnCalle25

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Cinco en Siete - photo by Dennis Spielman

WHERE: Cultivar Mexican Kitchen
714 North Broadway Avenue, Oklahoma City
WHEN: May 4-5, 2019

Cinco De Mayo is back at Cultivar Mexican Kitchen! They will be having a 2-Day Fiesta this year on Saturday, May 4th and Sunday, May 5th. Cultivar will have a DJ on Saturday evening (staying open until 1:30 am) and a LIVE Band on Sunday evening, plus their famous house-made margaritas, plenty of Cerveza’s, Tequila, Jello Shots, and cuisine.

WHERE: Iguana Mexican Grill
9 NW 9th Street, Oklahoma City
WHEN: May 3-5, 2019

Iguana Mexican Grill’s annual Cinco De Mayo party defies simple explanation. There are margaritas – LOTS of margaritas. There is beer – LOTS of beer. There are tacos – LOTS of tacos. And there are people. Guess how many…?

Put it all together, plus nachos, tequila shots, an entire parking lot covered in outdoor seating and tents, a DJ stage, and more, and you have an experience that must be lived to be believed. We’ll see you there!

Weekend-O De Mayo Schedule:

Friday, May 3 & Saturday, May 4:
$3 Beer and $5 Margs

$3 Beer, $5 Margs, $3 Street Tacos, & more!

Monday, May 6:
Closed for Recovery

WHERE: Myriad Botanical Gardens
301 West Reno Avenue, Oklahoma City
WHEN: May 3, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Dancing in the Gardens returns to their seasonal plaza Friday, May 3! It is one of the OKC’s favorite ways to spend an out-of-the-box Friday night. Make it a date night or family date night. All ages welcome! On opening night, instructor Marti Rickman from Clips & Hips will start the evening with a Salsa dance lesson at 7 p.m., followed by free dance lessons for all. At 8 p.m., D.J. Juan Red Handed Cordova will spin Salsa tunes to really get the party started. Jorge and Brenda from Tango Public Relations will emcee.

WHERE: Wiley Post Park
2021 South Robinson Avenue, Oklahoma City

WHEN: Sunday, May 5, 2019, from 1 pm to 10 pm

Visit Wiley Post Park for a free outdoor festival for the whole family. In its 8th edition, the festival is the perfect example of what a community can build when partners come together with a common purpose and clear vision.

Proceeds of the festival will benefit the Academia OKC program in helping to sustain and grow culturally relevant art in several schools throughout the metro.

WHERE: Mama Roja
9219 Lake Hefner Pkwy, Oklahoma City
WHEN: Sunday, May 5, 2019, from 1 pm to 10 pm

Join Mama Roja on Sunday, May 5th from 2 PM to 10 PM for live music, specials on margaritas, beer, and shots, food tents, AND a $1,500 trip giveaway! Live music performers include Superfreak, Drive Band OKC, and Weekend All Stars.


WHERE: Elote Cafe & Catering
514 South Boston Avenue, Tulsa

WHEN: May 4-5, 2019

Live Luchador Wrestling in downtown at Tulsa’s biggest Cinco de Mayo Celebration. Live Music, Margaritas, Puffy Tacos, Free Kids Activities, and Local Beers. Saturday Night performances by Double Treble at 9:00 pm and a late night performance on Saturday by the ladies of Studio 7 at 11:00 PM.


WHERE: NCED Conference Center & Hotel
WHEN: Sunday, May 5, 2019, at 3 PM – 5 PM

Join the EBA and the NCED for a unique Cinco De Mayo Experience. “Reto De Azul” the Blue Challenge. A 5 match wrestling card, featuring the some of the nations best-known Luchador Wrestlers! The Blue Demon, Gemini and El Fuego Del Sol! The First match will be a Royal Rumble, with the winner going on to face The Blue Demon in the Main Event!

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