2018 Cinco de Mayo events in Bay Area

This year’s Cinco de Mayo falls on a Saturday!

See many festivals, concerts, and community events filled with art, food, and music for your family and friends.

May 5th is celebrated because of Mexican pride and hope. It showed the mighty French war machine was not invulnerable, and that determination and courage were powerful weapons. Read more here!

Funny video:

  • First, let’s have a little fun with how Gringos may celebrate!




All Bay Area events!

  • updated: 5/6, 12pm. number of events: 35
  • please keep checking back.


Thursday, May 3rd:


Exhibit: Diego & Frida art talks at SF MOMA


Mariachi Sol de Mexico


Friday, May 4th:


A Cinco de Mayo call to action: State of Latinos!


San Leandro festival: Cinco de Mayo


SF Mexican Museum: Cinco de Mayo


[free] Art Studio: Krytzia Dabdoub by MEX AM Festival // SF


Cadillac Bar Salsa night for Cinco de Mayo


Enjambre performing live – 5 de Mayo Show


Martha Soledad performs at after-party Latino Community Foundation


Saturday, May 5th:


Santa Rosa festival: Cinco de Mayo


San Francisco festival: Cinco de Mayo


Windsor festival: Cinco de Mayo


Pittsburgh Taco Festival


Tracy Festival Cinco de Mayo


Low Rider Car show benefit


El Jardin Tequila Bar Cinco de Mayo


Jack London Square – Cinco de Mayo Turf festival


Lodi Wine Tasting – Cinco de Mayo festival


Wine Tasting! 5 de Mayo Celebration // Sonoma


Cinco de Mayo at Northside Branch Library // Santa Clara


5 de Mayo Fiesta [3-levels] and Mariachi on Stage @ Calle 11 // SF


Outdoor Grand Opening of Atwater Tavern: Cinco de Mayo fiesta


Banda night @ 201 Complex, Salinas


Cadillac Bar Salsa night with Cinco de Mayo


Happy Hour SF Cinco de Mayo


Santa Rosa Cinco de Mayo dance


Tributo a la Sonora Santanera // Redwood City


FREE! Cinco de Mayo Night @ Trader Vic’s // Emeryville


Oakland Cumbiambé: 5 de Mayo edition


Cinco De Mayo Boat Party // San Francisco



Sunday, May 6th:


Richmond Parade, Cinco de Mayo


Santa Clara Fairgrounds Cinco de Mayo


Sonoma Plaza Cinco de Mayo


2018 Oakland Cinco de Mayo: 5th Annual Reclaiming, Breaking Down Bars, Building Dreams


Mariachi Flor de Toloache + Diana Gameros // SF