Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner, y’all! Celebrating Mexico’s surprise victory over the French has been a tradition for almost two centuries. And it’s a tradition full of great music, food, and cocktails.
Every year, Austin organizations and restaurants put together some spectacular events for all to enjoy. Here’s a roundup of where to go for Cinco de Mayo in Austin this year.
1/ Chuy’s Three-day Cinco de Mayo Celebration
Chuy’s is bringing the fun for three whole days this Cinco de Mayo. Starting on May 4, 2018, Chuy’s is lining up deals on drinks and food. Then the local restaurant will help you recover from all the Cinco celebration on May 6, with $5 Tito’s Bloody Mary’s and the best Tex-Mex available for the job.
Multiple locations – Website
2/ Rancho Alegre Conjunto Festival
The three-day festival, Ranch Alegre Conjunto, will be full of Tejano and Conjunto music, dancing, food, and family-friendly fun. All events are free and open to all ages!
The lineup features nearly three dozen artists. The festivities will kick off on May 4, 2018, at Bar-B-Q at Graceland. May 5 at Stubb’s will feature five-time Grammy winner, Flaco Jimenez, and the Austin auditions of Tejano Idol. More music and dancing will be featured on the final day at One-2-One Bar.
3/ Indian Roller Cinco de Mayo Car Show
If you want to do something a little different, head over to Indian Roller for its first annual car show. Cinco de Mayo festivities will include plenty of drink and food specials, music, and dancing. Also, Panchitas Taco Truck turns one-year-old that day, and will hand out free tacos for a limited time.
Enjoy mariachi karaoke in the evening and finish up with the Disco de Mayo party.
4/ Craftsman’s Hot Pepper Eating Contest
Feeling adventurous this Cinco de Mayo? Why not try your hand at a hot pepper eating contest! Craftsman is holding a contest and the winner will take home a $50 gift card. The rules are simple: finish all the peppers, one by one, from mildest to hottest. The person who lasts longest wins!
If the pepper-eating contest is not your cup of tea, then cheer on the brave contestants while enjoying a watermelon jalapeño margarita and a taco.
5/ Cinco de Mayo y Derby at Parlor & Yard
The Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo are on the same day this year. If indulging in both is what you need to do, then head to Parlor & Yard for drinks, piñatas, live mariachi band, taco specials, and more. Parlor & Yard’s Cinco de Mayo y Derby is the easiest way to enjoy the best of both annual events!
@theAustinot wants to know:
How do you plan to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Austin this year?