Two Times Cinco Equals Ten: 10 Places To Celebrate 5 de Mayo

By Fanelly MillanMay 2, 2012Food & Drink
By Fanelly Millan | May 2, 2012

5 de Mayo is this Saturday. Either with family, friends, or solo, the date is a great opportunity to get in tune with your Mexican heritage or just another reason to get together with your amigos.

To help plan your celebratory destinations ahead of time, we’ve put together a brief but concise “what to do” guide covering the greater Los Angeles area.

Friendly reminder: Cinco de Mayo is in no way associated with Mexico’s independence from Spain. If we can get you to remember this very important single fact then you’ll be what we call C.D.M ready!

This year in particular marks the 150th anniversary of Mexico’s defeat of the French army at the battle of Puebla in 1892. What originally began as a local holiday has escalated into international proportions where Mexican culture and history is remembered on this specific day. With that said, we give you…

10 Places To Celebrate 5 de Mayo

1.    Cinco de Mayo at La Placita Olvera
Olvera Street, L.A
Food, music and folk dance, cultural workshops and piñata classes.
Free; all ages

2.    “Drink-o de Mayo Fest” by Piñata Hour
Los Globos
3040 W. Sunset Blvd L.A
live music, DJ’s, MC’s,
$6 ; 21+

3.    Cinco de Mayo at La Cita feat. La Banda el Chubasco
La Cita
336 S. Hill Street Downtown LA
Guacamole competition plus free tacos.
Free; 21+

4.    Calle cuatro-13th Annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration
4th St Santa Ana, CA
Food booths, carnival rides, live entertainment, and more.
Free; all ages

5.    Cinco de Mayo Fiesta & Car Show in Santa Monica

Virginia Park in Santa Monica
Folkloric dancing, mariachi, and low riders.
Free; all ages

6.    Vim Furor at the Key Club
The Key Club
9039 Sunset Blvd. LA
live bands.
$10; 18+

7.    Cinco de Mayan Lucha Vavoom
Mayan Theater
1038 South Hill Street, L.A.
Mexican wrestling, burlesque, tamales, and comedy show.
$45; 21+

8.    Cinco de Mayo with Mariachi Los Reyes
The Conga Room
800 W Olympic Blvd. LA.
Mariachi, margaritas, and dancing.
$15; 21+

9.    Cinco de Mayo at the Naya
Naya Lounge
3705 Sunset Blvd. L.A.
Funk, disco, soul house and dance music
Free; 21+

10.    Viva La Fiesta
Tru Hollywood
1600 Argyle Ave. LA
music, dancing, live DJ’s lead by DJ-Sak Noel
$50-75; 21+