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Psst… Cinco de Mayo Events 2017 Denver8 min read

Cinco de Mayo Events 2017 Denver

Cinco De Mayo takes place every year on May 5th, this year the holiday falls on Friday, May 5th 2017!

We have listed for you all the great ways you can celebrate Cinco De Mayo in and around Denver with our Cinco De Mayo 2017 Denver guide!

But first…

What is Cinco de Mayo?

Cinco de Mayo is Spanish for May 5th. Cinco De Mayo commemorates the Mexican army’s victory over the French Army at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín. The Battle of Puebla was important for at least two reasons. The first reason was that the Mexicans defeated a much better-equipped French army and were greatly outnumbered (4,000 vs. 8,000). The second reason is, that since the Battle of Puebla, no country in the Americas has subsequently been invaded by any other European military force.

Cinco De Mayo 2016 Denver | The Denver Ear

Why do we celebrate Cinco de Mayo?

In the United States Cinco de Mayo has taken on a significance beyond that in Mexico. On June 7, 2005, the U.S. Congress issued a Concurrent Resolution calling on the President of the United States to issue a proclamation calling upon the people of the United States to observe Cinco de Mayo with appropriate ceremonies and activities. Special events and celebrations highlight Mexican culture, especially in its music and regional dancing.

So now that we know what is Cinco de Mayo and why we celebrate it, it’s time to find out how you can celebrate it in and around Denver.

Cinco de Mayo Food & Drink Events 2017 Denver

Cinco de Mayo Party | SOL Mexican Cocina
SOL Mexican Cocina | The Denver Ear

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When: Friday, May 5th, 2017

Where: SOL Mexican Cocina, 200 Columbine St #110, Denver, CO 80206

Time: 5pm – Close

SOL Mexican Cocina is celebrating with an all-day fiesta featuring live music, food and drink specials. To celebrate one of the greatest drinking and eating holidays, Dysfunction Junction will be playing live music, and SOL is offering several drink specials throughout the day including special prices on margaritas, sangria, tequila infusion shots and beer as well as a taco station in the bar area and food specials.

Psst… SOL is offering free validated parking in the Columbine parking garage behind the restaurant from 5pm to close!

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta | La Loma
La Loma | The Denver Ear

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When: Friday, May 5th, 2017

Where: La Loma, 1801 Broadway, Denver, CO 80202

Time: 11am – 11pm

Make Reservations at: (303) 433-8300

Grab your Sombreros and Join La Loma for their Cinco de Mayo Fiesta! Cinco de Mayo is packed drink features, giveaways, and delicious homemade food. All day enter for a chance to win a tour of downtown denver in Arta’s helicopter while sipping on one of their infamous Mexi-Flag Margaritas.

Schedule: 4pm-8pm: Arta Photo Booth;  5pm-7pm: Patron Snowboard Giveaway;  7pm-9pm: Arta Cadillac Margarita Drink Special.

Cinco de Mayo Weekend | Cochino Taco
Cochino Taco | The Denver Ear

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When: Friday, May 5th through Sunday, May 7th, 2017

Where: Cochino Taco, 3495 S Downing St, Englewood, CO 80113

Time: May 5th & 6th 5pm – Close; May 7th 10am – 2pm

Make Reservations at: (720) 573-6174

Come be a Cochino for Cinco at Cochino Taco. The weekend will be packed with food, fun, live music and a raffle for a helicopter tour of Denver in the Arta Tequila helicopter piloted by Tony Mayer, owner of Arta Tequila!

Drink specials include: $5 Arta Tequila Margaritas, $5 Arta Blanco Frozen Palomas and Margaritas, $3 Negra Modelo and Pacifico, $8 Arta Reposado shot and a beer, $9 Anejo shots & $4 mango jalapeno infused Arta Blanco shots.

Food specials include: $5 for two crunchy tacos served in a taco truck.

Psst.. The raffle for a helicopter tour of Denver can be entered daily through May 6th, and a purchase of an Arta cocktail is encouraged. Must be present at the Cinco hangover brunch on Sunday, May 7, at 2pm, to win.

Cinco De Mayo | ViewHouse Eatery, Bar & Rooftop
Cinco De Mayo | ViewHouse Eatery, Bar & Rooftop | The Denver Ear

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When: Friday, May 5th, 2017

Where: ViewHouse Eatery, Bar & Rooftop, 2015 Market St, Denver, CO 80205

Time: 5pm – 2am

Table Reservations at: (720) 282-1557

ViewHouse Eatery, Bar & Rooftop  will be celebrating Cinco De Mayo with a DJ and dancing all night, as well as with food and drink specials such as $5 Holy Jalapeño Cocktails, $3 Sons Of 1858 Drafts, ViewHouse Blue Crab Enchiladas, House Tacos and Nachos Supreme.

Cinco De Mayo Weekend | Mezcal-Colfax
Cinco De Mayo Weekend | Mezcal-Colfax | The Denver Ear

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When: Friday, May 5th through Sunday, May 7th, 2017

Where: Mezcal-Colfax, 3230 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80206

Mezcal-Colfax is hosting a series of celebrations in honor of Cinco de Mayo this weekend! On Friday, they will have on-site live music by Mono Verde Collective, and throughout the entire weekend, they will offer food and drink specials.

Cinco de Mayo Weekend | The Wild Game Entertainment Experience
The Wild Game Entertainment Experience | The Denver Ear

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When: Friday, May 5th through Sunday, May 7th, 2017

Where: The Wild Game Entertainment Experience, 1204 Bergen Pkwy, Evergreen, CO 804392251 Ken Pratt Blvd, Longmont, CO 80501

The Wild Game Entertainment Experience is celebrating Cinco de Mayo all weekend with drink specials and Street Tacos with your choice of Barbacoa, Carne Asada or Chicken. Three tacos for $5, $5 House Margaritas, and beer specials –$3 Dos Equis at The Wild Game Evergreen and $3 pints of Mexican Logger by Ska Brewing at The Wild Game Longmont.

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo Party | NOLA Voodoo Tavern & Perks

Cinco De Mayo at NOLA Voodoo Tavern & Perks | The Denver Ear

When: Friday, May 5th, 2017

Where: NOLA Voodoo Tavern and Perks, 2231 Bruce Randolph Ave, Denver, CO 80205

Time: 5pm – 11pm

Ruben Cerda will be making blood orange margaritas for you, hosted by NOLA Voodoo Tavern and Perks. $1 of every margarita will go to Colorado Youth at Risk.

Cinco de Mayo | Que Bueno Suerte!
QUE BUENO SUERTE! Opens This Weekend In Denver | The Denver Ear

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When: Friday, May 5th, 2017

Where: Que Bueno Suerte!, 1518 S Pearl St, Denver, CO 80210

Time: 5pm – Close

Make Reservations at: (720) 642-7322

Que Bueno Suerte! is celebrating Cinco de Mayo the way it should be done – with tacos, tequila, and beer. The Platt Park restaurant, which serves upscale, eclectic and modern Mexican cuisine, is offering a beer and a shot special for $5 and two tacos for $5 on Friday. Try the Barbacoa de Borrego, with guajillo pepper-steamed lamb neck and cheek, topped with radish-cilantro-onion salad.

Cinco De Drinko | Lime Pavilions
Lime Pavilions | The Denver Ear

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When: Friday, May 5th, 2017

Where: Lime Pavilions, 500 16th St #322, Denver, CO 80202

Time: 5pm – 12am

Join Lime Pavilions for their Cinco de Mayo Party in Denver. Drink Specials, Photo Booth, Mariachi Band, Live DJ, and lots of free giveaways!

LosTacos Cinco de Drinko | Los Tacos Famous Taqueria
Los Tacos Famous Taqueria | The Denver Ear

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When: Friday, May 5th, 2017

Where: Los Tacos Famous Taqueria, 600 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80203

Time: 11am – 11pm

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Los Tacos Famous Taqueria with loco drink and taco specials – $2 tacos, $2 Cans of Imperial, $3 Pints “You call it!”, $3 Infused Tequila Shots & $25 Bottomless Margaritas.

Psst… No cover and free parking!

Cinco De Tamayo | Tamayo
Tamayo | The Denver Ear

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When: Friday, May 5th, 2017

Where: Tamayo, 1400 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80202

Time: 5pm – 10:30pm

Join Tamayo for Cinco de Tamayo ,they’ll be serving a special holiday menu all day and all night. They’ll also be hosting their favorite mezcal & tequila brands plus giveaways.

Promo Schedule: El Buho Mezcal: 5pm-6pm; Azunia Tequila: 6:30pm-7:30pm; Chamucos Tequila: 8pm-9pm; Corona: 9:30pm-10:30pm.

Cinco de Mayo Community Events 2017 Denver

30th Anniversary: Cinco de Mayo ‘Celebrate Culture’ Festival
Cinco de Mayo ‘Celebrate Culture’ Festival | The Denver Ear

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When: Saturday, May 6th & Sunday, May 7th, 2017

Where: Civic Center Park, 101 14th Avenue, Denver, CO 80204

Time: May 6th 10am – 8pm; May 7th 11am – 8pm

Cost: Free

A weekend filled with food, fun and culture, Denver’s Cinco de Mayo ‘Celebrate Culture’ Festival puts the spotlight on the Mile High City’s vibrant Latino population. With more than 400,000 attendees expected, it’s one of Denver’s most fun and family-friendly events. The Cinco De Mayo Festival includes a parade, a taco eating competition, chihuahua races, live music concerts, a kids zone and food and drink vendors.

First Friday Cinco De Mayo Culture Walk | Tennyson Berkeley Business Association

When: Friday, May 5th, 2017

Where: 35th – 52nd, Federal – Sheridan, Denver, Colorado 80212

Time: 5pm – 9pm

Celebrate Tennyson Berkeley Business Association’s opening of First Friday season with a special Cinco de Mayo Culture Walk! This walk will feature lots of local art, shopping, drinks, food and local Berkeley flavor.

Cinco de Mayo Weekend | Mile High Flea Market
Mile High Flea Market | The Denver Ear

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When: Friday, May 5th through Sunday, May 7th, 2017

Where: Mile High Flea Market, 7007 E 88th Ave, Henderson, CO 80640

Time: Daily 7am – 5pm

Come enjoy live music, tacos, beer and family fun all Cinco de Mayo Weekend at Mile High Flea Market. They will be serving up live music all weekend long, buckets of beer, street tacos and your kids can enjoy the rides!

Happy Cinco de Mayo 2017 Denver!

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