Cinco de Mayo Celebrations

Cinco de Mayo Celebrations

If you’re looking to celebrate Cinco de Mayo on Thursday, May 5th in the Charlotte area, here are several options to choose from:

2010 Cinco de Mayo Activities in Charlotte

2010 Cinco de Mayo Activities in Charlotte

Corona Extra Cinco de Mayo Festival
25,000 people are expected to come out to this family-oriented event. Featuring national and regional musical acts, carnival rides, a children’s petting zoo, pony rides and a variety of food and merchandise vendors. May 5-7, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. General admission is $8, with discounts available for children according to age. 7940 U.S. Highway 601 South in Concord.

La Paz Restaurant
Charlotte’s oldest and largest Cinco De Mayo party. 32 years strong. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a more cosmopolitan feeling Mexican restaurant. Come countdown the best Cinco party in town. Rock The Rooftop. Margaritas on the rocks or frozen. Great drink specials. 11am – until.
1910 South Blvd, Charlotte |

Taqueria Mexico
Simple, inexpensive and deliciously authentic.
7001 South Blvd Ste D, Charlotte, NC

Cinco De Mayo @ Mexquite Mexican Eatery
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with all day specials. $5 Burritos, $.99 kid’s meals, $1.99 all Mexican beer. 11am-9pm
16646 Hawfield Way Dr, Charlotte |

Monterrey Mexican Restaurant
Small location, big flavor.
1001 E Wt Harris Blvd, Charlotte |

Cabo Fish Taco
Unique fare with a Southwestern flair.
3201 N Davidson St, Charlotte |

Salsarita’s Cinco de Mayo Taco Smash
Come see local celebrities compete in taco-eating contests and enter the raffle for a chance to win autographed sports items, airline vouches, Superbowl tickets and other great prizes. Competition from 12pm-3pm at the corner of Trade and Tryon.

La Fuente
Unique flavor and perfect portions make this Mexican favorite worth the drive.
3070 E Franklin Blvd, Gastonia

Zapata’s Cantina
Lively and colorful decor and authentic flavor make it a favorite all over town.
3 Charlotte Area Locations – Ballantyne, University, & Lake Norman |

Cantina 1511/Paco’s Tacos & Tequila
Both will offer “Mexican beer gardens” and specials, including $2 Coronas, $.50 Coronitas (while they last), and $5 “Miss Kitty” margaritas. At Paco’s, patrons wearing cowboy hats will get $5 off their dinners, and proceeds will benefit Pat’s Place child advocacy center. Cantina: 1511 East Blvd., 704-331-9222. 7708 Rea Road, 704-752-9797. Paco’s: 6401 Morrison Blvd. 704-716-8226.

Azteca Mexican Restaurant
Everything a lover of Mexican food could want.
116 E Woodlawn Rd, Charlotte, NC

On the Border
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with live music starting at 4:30pm and going until 11pm. Multiple Charlotte area locations.

Dilworth Playhouse Cafe
3nd annual Cinco de Mayo celebration. Or, a great excuse to meet with friends, eat well and enjoy a few libations. Mexican fare and non-alcoholic drinks included in $15. Starts at 7pm
1427 South Boulevard, Suite 103, Charlotte |

Duckworths Grill & Taphouse
Parking lot party. Games and prizes, as well as an authentic Mexican taco bar. Drink specials include: $5 Patron shots, $3 Coronas, $2.50 for most Drafts, and $4 Margaritas, including the housemade Strawberry Margarita, made with Fruli Strawberry beer. Starts at 5 p.m. 4435 Park Rd. (704) 527-5783.

Cinco de Mayo at Whisky River
Come celebrate Cinco De Mayo with DJ Complete, KISS 95.1’s Crash and the Whisky staff! EVERYONE that wears a sombrero gets in FREE all night! $3 Corona’s $4 Jose Shots $4 30 Vodka Drinks $99 Bottles. Text 980.333.3923 for event info or guest list!
210 E. Trade St, (Epicentre) Charlotte |

Butter Charlotte – Cinco de Mayo
Kill the Keg in the Outdoor Patio Celebrate DJ Dimitry’s Birthday with a Mariachi Band Special $3 Imported Beer from Mexico, $3 Tequila Shots, $5 Margaritas VIP Table Reservations. Time: 10pm
820 Hamilton St, Charlotte |

Halo – 3rd Annual Cinco de Mayo Party
Three DJs spinning bachata, merengue, salsa, as well as Top 40. $3 Mexican Imports, $4 Margaritas, $4 Cuba Libre (Rum & Coke), $100 Vodka Bottles, $100 Moet Rose’ Bottles. 10 p.m.
820 Hamilton St, Charlotte |

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