Cinco de Mayo is an American-Mexican celebration held on May 5th to commemorate Mexico’s victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla. Basically, they kicked Napoleon’s nephew and his army out of the country, thereby defeating a brief attempt at colonialism. And it's a perfect reason to celebrate! So whether Cinco de Mayo introduces your palate to that glorious cuisine from south of the border, or you’ve enjoyed Mexican food and TexMex all your life, celebrating this holiday has become a wonderful tradition for everyone here in Texas!
Check out our guide for Cinco de Mayo festivities in Irving.
Hugo's Cinco Party in the Park
WHERE: Hugo's Invitados at Gables Waterstreet
WHEN: Sat & Sun, May 4-5 at 12:00–5:00 pm
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at this family-friendly event filled with all kinds of Mexican culture and delicious food. The great lawn will showcase music and dance from Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico, and kids can have their face painted, enjoy crafts and even try to break open a pinata. Be sure to come hungry because there'll be fresh handcrafted tacos, vegan options and much more available for purchase. Visit Hugo’s and soak in the fun, sip an organic margarita and celebrate Cinco de Mayo! In the event of inclement weather, please check Water Street Irving’s Facebook page. LEARN MORE
Mattito’s Cinco de Mayo Fiesta
WHERE: Mattito's Bold Tex-Mex
WHEN: Sun, May 5 at 3:00–9:30 pm
COST: Free, but registration is required
Come to Mattito’s in Irving to celebrate with delicious Tex-Mex food, a live DJ, Mariachi band, games and prizes. Mattito’s is also known for having the Top Ten Tequila Bars in the United States, Dallas’ Best Sunday Brunch, Dallas’ Best Tex-Mex, and several People’s Choice awards. LEARN MORE
Cinco Music Festival
WHERE: Irving Mall
WHEN: Sat & Sun, May 4-5 at 3:00–8:00 pm
COST: Free, but registration is required
Spanning two full days of family fun with a kid’s play zone, live music, a beer garden and lots of vendors, the Irving Mall is where you want to be this weekend. Entertainment from local and Grammy award winning Tejano artists include Rick Fuentes and The Brown Express, Texas Soul Beats, Los Funky Monkeys, Isabel Marie & The Vibe, Monica Saldivar, and Gary Hobbs. Although it’s a free event, you must secure your tickets. VIP packages are also available. LEARN MORE
Cinco de Mayo City-wide Celebration
WHERE: Lee Park
WHEN: Sat, May 4 at 10 am - 4 pm
Grab the kids and head on out to Lee Park for this free, family event that provides awareness and education to the community through music, art, food and multi-cultural experiences. There’ll be vendor exhibits, all kinds of children’s activities, and colorful Mexican folkloric dance performances. LEARN MORE
Derby de Mayo
WHERE: Four Seasons Resort & Club
WHEN: Fri, May 3 at 6:30-10:00 pm
Wear your best Derby hat or even a sombrero for a great time at the Four Seasons that will merge two great events into one! Celebrate the Kentucky Derby and the spirited Cinco de Mayo. Members are invited to bring a guest to enjoy complimentary beer and wine, $5 margaritas and mint juleps! Come hungry to enjoy a tasty buffet of southern and Mexican inspired dishes. LEARN MORE
Cinco de Specials around town!
Yardhouse at the Toyota Music Factory
Margaritas will be $5 on May 5th which will half the price! The deal will consist of the house specials salted watermelon and the pomegranate margarita.
Come here for the $5 house margaritas on Cinco de Mayo and check out the $3 Jose Cuervo Gold teequila shots.
Bar Louie Music Factory
Join the Bar Louie gang for Cabo de Mayo featuring Sammy Hagar’s Santo Mezquila all weekend, May 3 – 5. Specials include Modello (20 oz), Cinco Ritas and Santo Mezquila Shots for just $5 each. Plus you can enjoy two tacos featuring their new Louie’s Philly Cheesesteak taco and Sammy’s Red Rockin’ Buffalo Chicken Taco also for just $5.
Come celebrate the opening of their Pool Bar for the summer, as well as Cinco de NYLO and enjoy these great deals. For only cinco dolares each: Tres Beef Empanadas; Dos Tamales (1 Pork & 1 Chicken); Shot of House Tequila; or a delicious Frozen Margarita. Or try their Signature Taco Trio for $5 off (regularly $15, now only $10).
Come to the Mexican Crawfish Derby at Green Gator where they’ll be rockin’ these food and drink specials: $5 Elijah Craig Mint Juleps, $4 Elijah Craig shots for the Derby race. Cinco de Mayo Specials include $3 Dos XX, Corona & premier, Modelo, Mexican Pale Ale, $2 Well Tequila, $4 Jose Cuervo, Don Julio Blanco, & Repo Avion Anejo, Herraduro Silver, & Ariejo, $4 Well Margaritas, and $6 Cazadores Margaritas. Laissez le bon temps rouler! From 5:00 pm Saturday to 5:00 pm Sunday.
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Margarita Specials & $10 Tacos. Choose from Honey Chipotle Shrimp Tacos, Serafins Fish Tacos, or our Featured Chalkboard Taco for just $10. Margarita specials include $5 Gold, Prickly Pear $6, Spicy Silver $6.50, and the Perfect Patrón $8.50.
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