2012 Cinco de Mayo Celebrations in Charlotte

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Start Date: May 5, 2012
End Date: May 6, 2012

Location: Various Locations: Charlotte, NC


2012 Cinco de Mayo Celebrations taking place in and around Charlotte.

Every year on the 5th of May, Americans come together to celebrate Mexican culture, heritage and cuisine on a day that commemorates the 1862 victory of Mexico over the French. Whether it is a night of authentic Mexican cuisine and drinks, a bar crawl or a festival, there are plenty of ways to celebrate Cinco de Mayo right here in the Charlotte area.

Saturday, May 5th

Cinco de Mayo Salsa-thon
Salsa-Thon is Charlotte’s Cinco de Mayo festival celebrating Caribbean culture highlighting salsa dancing and salsa music. Dance exhibitions will take place throughout the day, as well as live musical performances, sponsor displays with products to sample, authentic Latin food and arts and crafts by local artists. The inaugural celebration will kick off at 12:00pm with a variety of entertainment for the entire family. Admission is FREE and the fun will continue until 6:00pm.
300 S. Tryon St Parking Lot, Charlotte, NC

CincoFest Bar Crawl VI
Saturday, May 5th – 3:00pm-12am Cost is just $10 in advance ($20 day of) and includes t-shirt, koozie, all cover charges, great drink specials and some goodies for those that show up early. Get your ticket PRONTO. Registration is at Pavilion At EpiCentre from 3-4:30pm Participating Bars: Pavilion At EpiCentre – BlackFinn – Strike City Tilt – Prohibition – Dixie’s Tavern – Fitzgerald’s Drink specials include $3 for our favorite Lite beer & $5 premium tequila margaritas & shots!! Designated drivers are always welcome and can attend any bar crawl for free. 21+ only.
210 E Trade St, Charlotte, NC

EpiCinco 2012 @ Pavilion at EpiCentre
Come join Corona Extra and the EpiCentre celebrate Cinco de Mayo in epic style. The Southeast’s LARGEST Cinco de Mayo Celebration. Pre-party : 2-4pm at Vida Cantina. Celebration Continues into the Courtyard. Chihuahua Race : 4-8pm : With the Chance to Win a Trip to Cancun. Drink Features: CORONA EXTRA & CORONA LIGHT. $5 Vida Margaritas. Authentic Street Taco Stand. DJ Entertainment. Mariachi band from 2:30 to 5:30. Raffle Prizes which will benefit Dublin Dogs. EpiCinco Bar Crawl begins after Chihuahua Race – registration in the courtyard. First 500 Bar crawlers get a free sombrero!
210 E Trade St, Charlotte, NC

Cinco de Mayo Day Party @ Phoenix
MAZ Entertainment presents a hip hop influenced celebration of the Mexican holiday, with music by DJ De Ron Juan. Cookout-style foods will be served, along with “adult slushies,” and several of your favorite childhood games (Connect Four, Uno, Twister, Operation, etc.). 2-7 p.m. $5 in advance; VIP tables available.
Phoenix: 300 N. College St, Charlotte, NC

Cinco de Mayo Celebration @ Vida Mexican Kitchen y Cantina
Join Vida for our Cinco de Mayo celebration! We will be hosting a huge celebration with a party in the Courtyard of the EpiCentre from 2pm to 8pm as well as an after party at Vida beginning at 8pm.
210 E. Trade St, Charlotte, NC

Cinco de Mayo @ Howl at the Moon
Cinco De Mayo Party! Come party at Howl at the Moon on Cinco De Mayo Saturday, May 5th. FEATURED DRINKS: Coronas 1800 Margaritas 86 oz. Blue Margarita Buckets DOORS OPEN AT 6pm Dueling pianos all night!
210 E Trade St, Charlotte, NC

Mez and Kazba’s Cinco De Mayo Party
Mez and Kazba’s Cinco De Mayo Party! Mez- Midnight Pinata bash with $1000’s in cash and prizes Beats supplied by the one and only DJ Rowshay! Kazba- Party all night long with DJ Rwonz $3 Corona’s and $4.00 Tequila..
210 E Trade St, Charlotte, NC

Cinco De MANIK @ Dharma Lounge
Sat 5/5 Dharma and Identitfy Theft present Cinco De MANIK- with NYC dj the industry is buzzing about MANIK and local support from Arthur Bros and Kev Kev and a mexican food fiesta on the patio with Kosta X, Jason Cooper and Nat..

Cinco de Mayo @ American Roadside
Cinco de Mayo at American Roadside – all day long get $2.50 Roadside Nachos, $2.50 Coronas and try our special Fiesta Burger – a 1/3 pound beef and chorizo burger with Cheddar cheese, Guacamole, Lettuce and Tomato.

Cinco De Mayo @ Whisky River
Celebrate Cinco De Mayo with us! Doors Open at 5pm, 21+ Welcome. Text 980-333-3923 for more info!
210 E Trade St, Charlotte, NC

FashionSOUL’s Cinco de Mayo Ball @ Amos’ Southend
Hosted by FOX Charlotte’s Morgan Fogarty, with proceeds benefiting the Humane Society of Charlotte. Doors open at 8 p.m. $10 in advance or $15 night of.
1423 S. Tryon St, Charlotte, NC

Sunday, May 6th

5th Annual Cinco de Mayo Fanta Festival
The 5th Annual Cinco de Mayo Fanta Festival will be held on Sunday, May 6th, 2012, 11am to 7pm, at McAlpine Park, 8711 Monroe Road. This popular festival features internationally known regional Mexican musical acts, celebrity appearances, children’s games and activities, and folkloric dance performances. An open-air food court offers authentic Latin American cuisine and the mercado sells hand-made, imported goods and specialty products.
McAlpine Park: 8711 Monroe Rd, Charlotte, NC

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