Hi Everyone! - We are ready to celebrate Cinco De Mayo. Woo HOO!! We gathered some Cinco activities and listed them below. If you would like some more details about these events click here. We will be working over the weekend so have a margarita for us and let us know in between margaritas which home we can show you:-) www.carlsellsdenverhomes.com
Cinco de Mayo is celebrated by Latinos and non-Latinos throughout the country. It commemorates the victory of heroic people and their struggle for freedom in 1862. Denver’s Cinco de Mayo Celebrate Culture Festival is now in its 30th year. The weekend-long fest will have a taco eating contest on Saturday at 3 p.m. (anyone over 21 years old can enter); on Sunday, there will be a Quinceanera fashion show from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and a chihuahua race at 3 p.m. (yessssss!). Gather up your little amigas and amigos for the Cinco de Mayo parade on Saturday from 11 a.m. to noon.
Cinco de Drinko Location: Lime, An American Cantina & Tequila Bar, 500 16th St., Denver When:May 5, 11 a.m.-midnight Website:eatatlime.com/denver-pavilions
Lime at the Denver Pavilions never shies away from Cinco de Mayo. Get ready for its annual Cinco de Drinko fiesta with drink specials, a photo booth (to always remember what you may forget), a mariachi band, a live DJ and loads of giveaways. Did we mention Lime offers more than 100 different types of tequila? Oh, yeah. Skate-O-De Mayo 2017 Location:Little Machine Beer, 2924 W. 20th Ave., Denver When:May 6, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Website:littlemachinebeer.com
Little Machine Beer’s annual parking lot fest is back and better than ever, folks. Celebrate the return of Sir Veza Mexican-Style Lager and the release of a Southwestern-inspired Saison brewed in collaboration with Black Fox Beer Co. Skate shops will be on-site and will be doing demos as well as Pusher BMX and Grindwheel doing BMX bike demos. Live music by Denver punk band Rat King at 6 p.m. In case it rains, they’ll have tents set up — so no excuses! Oh, and bring a plain old T-shirt for on-site T-shirt artwork by Dizzie inK screen printing.
Que Bueno Suerte on Cinco Location:1518 S. Pearl St., Denver When:May 5, 4-11 p.m. Website:qbsuerte.com
Rally your friends and head to Que Bueno Suerte! for Cinco de Mayo specials that will make your taste buds happy. And your liver, well, it may not be as stoked. The eclectic Mexican eatery in Platt Park is offering all the best ingredients to a great day: tacos, tequila and beer. Need we say more? Enjoy beer and shot specials for $5 and two tacos for the same price on May 5. Not to get all fancy on you, but try the barbacoa de Borrego with guajillo pepper-steamed lamb neck and cheek topped with radish-cilantro-onion salad. Yum.
Punch Bowl Social probably isn’t the first venue that comes to mind on Cinco de Mayo, but hear us out: It has a Watermelon Polo Bowl made with Sauza Blue Reposado tequila, Denver’s Teakoe watermelon spearmint tea, watermelon shrub, housemade strawberry syrup and fresh lime juice. Swoon. Once you earn your liquid courage, belt it out in the private karaoke rooms or hit the arcade for vintage video and pinball games. Call 303-765-2695 for reservations.
Cervezas Y Hamburguesas Location:The Studios at Overland Crossing, 2201 S. Delaware St., Denver When:May 6, 5-10 p.m. Cost:$40/person in-advance; $50/person at door Website/tickets:eventbrite.com
OK, we’re geeking out right now. It’s food truck season again! Cervezas Y Hamburguesas features each food truck’s version of a hamburger paired with amazing craft beers from local breweries. In addition to various burger love, you’ll enjoy a mariachi band, DJ sets, vinyl spinners and more. Local street artists will also be creating and selling their products on-site. Get your tickets in-advance for a discounted price.
Fiesta Time Location:ViewHouse Centennial, 7101 S. Clinton St. When:May 5, 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Website:viewhouse.com
Whoa, now: ’90s music and margaritas? You’re after our hearts, ViewHouse. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with live music by the band Ninety Percent 90s from 5-8 p.m. and all-day food and drink specials, which include a $5 holy jalapeño cocktail and $3 Sons of 1858 drafts. To get into the spirit, you can also enjoy blue crab enchiladas, house tacos and nachos supreme.
Annual Celebration of All Things Swine Location:Lola Coastal Mexican, 1575 Boulder St., Denver When:May 5; doors open at 2 p.m., with happy hour 2-6 p.m. and again from 9:30 p.m. to closing Website:loladenver.com
Put this on your social calendars. Lola Coastal Mexican is kicking off summer with the ninth annual Picnic of the Pig on Cinco de Mayo. Lola’s own Jamey Fader and Sharif Villa Cruz will collaborate with five other talented chefs in Denver (Brandon Foster, Amos Watts, Kevin Gross, Michael Nirenberg and Sam Pepper) on a special a la cart menu that celebrates all things swine. Happy hour and drink specials include $5 coin-style margaritas, $2 Post Top Rope Mexican lagers and $5 Palomas. There will also be live music from 3 to 11 p.m. For reservations, call 720-570-8686.
Cinco de Mayo Celebration with Tasty Grooves Location:Bonacquisti Wine, 4640 Pecos St., Unit 1, Denver When:May 5, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Website:bonacquistiwine.com
If you’re more of a wino than a drink-tequila-and-hit-the-floor type, you’re in luck. Wrap up your work day and head over to Denver’s urban winery Bonacquisti Wine for a Cinco de Mayo party. You can come early for happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m. with $5 tap wines and apps. And stay for sweet beats by Latin soul band the Tasty Grooves.
Howl at the Moon Denver will be offering buckets of blue margaritas. Yeah, buckets. Because … well, do you need a reason to have margarita buckets on a Friday AND Cinco de Mayo? We think not. The buckets go for $20/each. Patrons will also enjoy $4 Corona Extras, $5 Cuervo margaritas and shots.
Cocktails and Cacti Fiesta! Location:Salt & Grinder, 3609 W. 32nd Ave., Denver When:May 5, 5:30-6:30 p.m., followed up by treats at the Perfect Petal (across the street) from 6:30-8 p.m. Cost:$65/person Website/tickets:bonannoconcepts.com
We’re not sure about planting cacti when you’re drinking cocktails, but it sounds like such a crazy idea that we really want to attend this unique Cinco fiesta. Salt & Grinder is Chef Frank Bonanno’s New Jersey-style deli and salumeria. The Perfect Petal is teaming up with the deli to host a hands-on (literally) cacti planting and cocktail sipping fiesta. While you get down with some margaritas, you’ll get to plant four succulents in a container for your new garden.
Maggie & Molly’s Sweet Life Location:2908 E. 6th Ave., Denver When:May 5, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Website:maggieandmollys.com
Put down your sombrero for a moment, hombre. It’s still a Friday, which means you’re at work until the end of your shift. But that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate sober in the office while sugaring up your boss and co-workers. Maggie & Molly’s Sweet Life is going outside of the box and offering Cinco de Mayo sugar cookies for $36/dozen and piñata mini cakes to take to your afternoon meeting for $32 for an order of eight. The cakes are filled with margarita butter cream and covered with vanilla butter cream and decorated like a pretty Mexican senorita’s skirt. Inside, the geniuses in the kitchen cut a hole and added sprinkles, like a Mexican piñata.
First Friday Cinco de Mayo Cultural Walk on Tennyson When:May 5, 5-10 p.m. Website:tbbadenver.org
This is a low-key, more sober-y event to attend on Cinco de Mayo. First Friday season is here and you can celebrate with lots of local art, shopping, drinks, food and local Berkeley flavor in Denver. The First Friday Cultural Walk is a long tradition on Tennyson Street with the latest art exhibits, galleries and restaurant specials.
El Vez, The Mexican Elvis at Ophelia’s Location:1215 20th St., Denver When:May 6, 9 p.m.-midnight Website/tickets:ticketfly.com
Do you have plans for Saturday night? Well, you do now! El Vez the Mexican Elvis is performing at Ophelia’s and we’re already throwing on his hits on Spotify to get us amped. We’re hoping this isn’t your first El Vez concert, but if it is, we won’t judge. He’s the Latin sensation who has appeared on “The Tonight Show,” “Oprah,” “MTV” and more. He brings a social-political-Las Vegas-via-Memphis by way of Mexico rock ‘n’ roll to the stage. Get jazzed.
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