The Best Cinco de Mayo Events in Dallas–Fort Worth
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Whether Mexico’s cultural history, song and dance or peppery cuisine – there is a lot to experience in the Cinco de Mayo 2021. As North Texas is ready to ring in the Cinco de Mayo, we’ve found some festive venues to join the celebration. It features everything from lively dancers to a hot boxing match with prize fighters, zesty flavors and belly laughs.
1st of May
Bailey Lake Trail
250 W. Hidden Creek Parkway, Burleson
Holy guacamole! A Fiesta Frenzy will take place on the Bailey Lake Trail in Burleson starting May 1st at 8:00 am. You can register online for 5 km, 10 km and 1 mile runs. The Cinco de Mayo-themed event includes chip timing, free photos, a custom medal, and a cool swag like a T-shit that says “I’m fit … fit’ness whole taco in my mouth”. Amen.
May 1st to 5th
1914 Commerce St.
Those who want to start partying right away can head to the 12,000-square-foot Statler Ballroom on May 1st for a night of Texan-style pro-wrestling between 7-10pm during the Cinco de Mayhem.
Other highlights of the festival include mini donkey photo ops, a decorated Texas-sized donkey piñata, and rotating mariachis. During the Cinco de Statler, whose grand finale takes place on May 5th, there are also many food and drink specialties.
Cinco de Mayo @ Traders Village
2602 Mayfield Road, Grand Prairie
Traders Village is holding a kid-friendly Cinco de Mayo celebration on Sunday May 2nd. The festival features live music with an all-day ride wristband that can be purchased for $ 13.99. Entry to the Fiesta is free, but outdoor mall parking is $ 5.
5th of May
Cinco de Mayo celebration in the ranch clubhouse
5901 Glen Oaks Drive, McKinney
“Come and see us at the ranch to celebrate Cinco de Mayo,” read an invitation calling on the parties to reserve a spot at the festival, which runs from 5 to 8 p.m., and includes margaritas and street Tacos offers. There will also be live mariachi music, and for those who can handle it, jalapeño, habanero, and other peppers, including the ghost, available for a taste bud-scorching, pepper-eating competition. For reservations, contact [email protected] or the Ranch Clubhouse.
309 Curtis Mathes Way, Arlington
If laughs are what you’re looking for, an evening at improv with Steve Trevino, this Cinco de Mayo, might work. The stand-up comic, which describes itself as “America’s Favorite Husband”, according to his bio, commanded picnic tables at the age of 7 and made his uncles, whom he describes as “men who didn’t laugh,” roll with laughter.
5 of parks
114 W. Hobson Ave., Dallas
Drive-in dance performances will be held at five different parks and recreational centers in Dallas on May 5th. The one-day event features energetic 30-minute dances and colorful costumes from the Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico. In order to secure a parking space for the free parking lot presentations, tickets must be reserved through Eventbrite.
Cinco de Mayo bike night
3006 W. Northwest Highway, Dallas
The Litas Dallas, a group of adventurous, motorcycle-loving women, meet at The Cottage from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. to celebrate the occasion with various vendors, a raffle, live music and a bike wash as well as lots of tacos, micheladas and margaritas.
8th of May
Canelo versus Saunders
1 AT&T Way, Arlington
A fiery fall hits Arlington on the weekend of the Cinco de Mayo as Mexican Canelo Alvarez takes on British boxer Billy Joe Saunders at the AT&T Stadium on May 8th. The 30-year-old Alvarez has 55 wins, 33 of which were in the round of 16. His only loss was in 2013 to Floyd Mayweather Jr. Saunders, 31, remains undefeated after 30 games.
101 Parkway Drive, Lewisville
Why stop partying in the first week? This brand new outdoor festival from Lewisville takes place from 12pm to 7pm at the Saddle Club Rodeo. The family-friendly event features Latin American food and music, plus makeup, dance performances, and dancing horses.
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