Saturday is Cinco de Mayo, a holiday that commemorates Mexico’s victory over the French during the 1862 Battle of Puebla. In Mexico, Cinco de Mayo is a day of remembrance, but in South Florida, the day is celebrated during block parties and "fiestas" spread throughout the region. Here are five Cinco de Mayo events, some featuring live mariachi bands, massive piñatas and much more.
CINCO DE MAYO BRICKELL
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo on the water at what's being billed as Brickell's largest Cinco de Mayo party. The "fiesta" on 609 Brickell Avenue starts at 2 p.m. Saturday and will feature live DJs, mariachi bands and more. Tickets cost $15 when purchased in advance and $20 at the door. For more information, click here.
CINCO DE WYNWOOD
A block party with the "biggest pinata in Florida" - Cinco de Wynwood - will take place at Wynwood Marketplace this Saturday. The event is free and open to the public and apart from tequila shots and drinks, there will also be food trucks, arts and crafts, a mariachi band, and a slew of other festive attractions and activities. The party begins at 12 p.m. at 2250 NW 2nd Ave. and runs until 3 a.m. the following morning. Click here for more information.
CINCO DE MAYO FIESTA AT CITYPLACE DORAL
On Saturday, CityPlace Doral urges you to "grab your sombreros" and head to the biggest Cico de Mayo party in the city. There will be a mariachi band, live mural painting, food and drink specials and giveaways. The party is from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. at 8300 NW 36th Street. For more information, click here.
ROCCO'S TACOS CINCO DE MAYO BLOCK PARTY
Rocco's Tacos and Tequila Bar will be hosting their annual Cinco de Mayo block party at 11:30 a.m. Saturday. The event will run until 2:30 a.m. the following day. Guests can expect drinks, food, music and giveaways. Click here for more information.
CINCO DE MAYO BLOCK PARTY (LAS OLAS)
Head over to downtown Fort Lauderdale Saturday night to celebrate Cinco de Mayo on Las Olas Blvd. American Social, who is hosting the event, says the block party will feature drink specials, giveaways, games and DJs. Click here for more information.