5 Cinco de Mayo Celebrations You Don't Want to Miss

By Katie Davis
In Culture

It’s already May, and Cinco de Mayo is quickly approaching. If you’re still not sure of your celebration plans or want to explore what else is going on around St. Louis, check out our top picks for Cinco de Mayo festivities. Whether you are celebrating with the entire family, hanging out with friends, bringing along a date or going solo, there are plenty of Cinco celebration options .

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Cherokee Street Cinco de Mayo Parade. Photo courtesy of Cinco de Mayo of Cherokee Street.

Drinko de Mayo
May 2, Howl at the Moon
This Friday evening, don’t miss the amazing drink specials and Cinco de Mayo-themed shenanigans at Howl at the Moon. This dueling piano bar will have great deals on tequila, mega margaritas and more. Live bands will play Mexican music, including some mariachi-like tunes, and party-goers won’t be disappointed in this festive “Drinko” event.

Cherokee Street Cinco de Mayo Celebration
May 3, Cherokee Street
Undoubtedly the biggest St. Louis Cinco de Mayo celebration, the Cherokee Street Cinco de Mayo features numerous festivities. Visitors can choose from an incredibly wide selection of delicious and authentic Mexican cuisine from restaurants in the area. Expect to see dancers, witness the huge annual parade, enjoy beautiful music from different bands throughout the day and experience the many works of urban art on display.

Derby de Mayo Pub Crawl
May 3, Lola and Washington Ave. Venues
Don’t miss out on Saturday evening’s incredible Cinco de Mayo AND Kentucky Derby event! This pub crawl starts at Lola in the Washington Avenue area, allowing each participant to get a few free drink tickets, enter for contests and prizes and receive a free hat on top of it all.

Los Perros de Mayo
May 4, Canyon Cafe
Help benefit Stray Rescue of Saint Louis and celebrate the weekend’s holiday events with Los Perros de Mayo. This pooch-friendly event welcomes people to dine at the scrumptious Canyon Cafe as well as bring along their dogs to enjoy great meals for both. There will also be adorable (and adoptable) dogs on hand as well as plenty of nifty gear for sale. Pet menu proceeds benefit Stray Rescue.

Mexican Beer Garden
May 4, Pere Marquette Lodge
Relax and enjoy the beautiful Pere Marquette area on the eve of Cinco de Mayo with this Mexican Beer Garden event. Complete with numerous domestic and imported beers, a live mariachi band and a scenic patio view, the beer garden will also feature a special mystery Mexican beer, to be announced that day. Reservations are recommended.

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