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Cinco de Mayo Events & Deals

While it’s not a major holiday in Mexico, in the U.S., Cinco de Mayo is a day to celebrate Mexican culture with drinks, food, and fiestas. Here are all the festive places, deals, events and activities in which you can celebrate Cinco de Mayo, from vibrant dances to zesty flavors we have you covered.

Cinco de Mayo will be celebrated on Friday, May 5, 2023 (Viernes, 5 de Mayo, 2023).

Cinco de Mayo commemorates Mexico’s victory over French forces in the Battle of Puebla, Mexico, in 1862, Cinco de Mayo (“Fifth of May”). It is a celebration of Mexican national pride, heritage, and culture.

More events and details will be added as the date nears.

Cinco De Mayo Events And Deals

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

La Palma Park | 1151 N. La Palma Parkway, Anaheim

The Anaheim Cinco De Mayo Fiesta features food vendors from all over Orange County, family-friendly entertainment, Car Show, Ballet Folklorico Competition, Soccer Tournament, Rides, Vendors, Dignitary Breakfast, and Vendors.

So Cal Cinco Miles

Huntington Beach (Bolsa Chica State Beach) | 17243 PCH (Lot 25)
Saturday, May 6, 2023

Run and celebrate the Hispanic Culture with a 5K, 5 mile or 1 mile family fun run. Chips and salsa will be served at the finish line plus live music and folkloric dancers. Street tacos will be available as well.

Santa Ana Cinco de Mayo Festival

Downtown Santa Ana | 5th to 2nd Streets; Broadway to N Minter Street, E 3rd St & French S

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

Max Berg Plaza Park | 1100 Calle Puente, San Clemente
Saturday, May 6, 2023

Celebrate the Hispanic Culture with an afternoon of live entertainment, delicious food, activities for the children and fun with family, friends, and neighbors.

Cinco de May Celebration

Frontier Park | 1400 Mitchell Street, Tustin
TBA | 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This free event includes entertainment, games, prizes and food for a small cost.

Nearby Cinco de Mayo Festivals

These are a few of the bigger Cinco de May Events that are held throughout Southern California.

Olvera Street Cinco de Mayo

Downtown Los Angeles, 2 blocks from Los Angeles City Hall

Each year, Olvera Street (La Placita Olvera), in partnership with El Pueblo Historical Monument, hosts a Cinco de Mayo festival. The event is free of charge, and open to the public. Olvera Street, a main square of L.A. that has been around since California was still a part of Mexico, and the fiesta includes live music, exhibitor booths, carnival rides, kids activities, beer garden, entertainment, dancing, food and more.

Monterey Park Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Barnes Park | 350 S. McPherrin Avenue, Monterey Park

This annual event highlights the sights, sounds, and magic of Mexico with dynamic performances plus it is in conjunction with the annual Play Days carnival that features carnival rides and games.

Old Town San Diego Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

The Old Town San Diego fiesta is at San Diego Avenue between Conde and Twiggs

This free annual event will have entertainment for the whole family including live music performances, traditional dance performances, Lucha Libre wrestling, local food vendors, festive drink specials and authentic artwork crafted by talented local artisans.

Cinco de Mayo Deals

Find food, endless tacos, cocktails and margarita specials, Folklórico dancers, mariachi music and more.

Coming soon as the date approaches.

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Monique McArthur is a mother of two, writer, and creator of delicious recipes. In her spare time she enjoys exploring all that Orange County has to offer, traveling, shopping, running with her dogs and spending time with family.