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2016 Cinco de Mayo events in Bay Area

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Cinco de Mayo will see many events in Bay Area for 2016.

Thursday, May 5th is this year’s date which mean celebrations are on 2 weekends, the last and this weekend.

Below see almost 50 festivals, concerts, and community events filled with art, food, and music for family and friends.

* Note: Let’s be respectful and celebrate for right reasons, please no drunkenness. Here’s a list!


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


Before events below, let’s have a little fun with how Gringos might celebrate!



Bay Area events

  • updated: 5/6, 1:53 pm. number of events: 46


Saturday, April 30th


Richmond Cinco De Mayo Parade


Sunday, May 1st


Photos: San Jose Cinco de Mayo festival


Low Rider Show, San Francisco


Sacramento Cinco de Mayo Festival


Grand Opening La Morenita Market, Concord


Richmond Cinco De Mayo festival


Cinco de Mayo dance and Mural tours, SF


Martha Soledad Album release party (Norteno), Oakland


Free Cuban concert, San Francisco


Oakland May Day Rally against Racism


Thursday, May 5th


San Leandro Cinco de Mayo Festival


Santa Rosa Cinco de Mayo Festival


Reclaiming Cinco de Mayo: From defending our pueblos to defending our hoods, Oakland


Chuy Gomez fiesta, San Francisco


State of the Union: Call to Action / Cinco de Mayo, San Francisco


Comedy and Concert, San Leandro


Cadillac Bar, San Francisco Cinco de Mayo Fiesta


Mariachi Trio: Cinco de Mayo party, San Francisco


Outdoor tropical party, Oakland


Children’s Piedmont School Language, Oakland


FREE Latin Rock show @ Mexican restaurant, Hayward


Mezcal: Nuestra Soledad Tasting Party, San Francisco


Santana Tribute Cinco de Mayo by Zebop, Los Gatos


JJ’s Blues, San Jose


Beso Nightclub, San Jose


Banda desde Los Angeles, Cinco de Mayo, San Jose


Drinko de Mayo, Salinas


Salsa Music, Cinco de Mayo, Concord


All Day Fiesta @ Churchward Pub, Alameda


Monseieur Perine: Colombian concert, San Francisco


Cigar Bar Happy Hour Party, San Francisco


Block Party, San Francisco



Friday, May 6th


Latino Play ‘You’re Gonna Cry’, San Francisco


Tarimba: Mexican Jarocho @ South First Fridays, San Jose


Los Rakas, San Francisco


Cinco de Mayo music show, Alameda


Saturday, May 7th


Oakland Festival


San Francisco Festival


Hola 5k Marathon Cinco de Mayo, San Jose


For the People (Raza), Opening art exhibit, San Francisco


Tacochella and Lucha Libre


Canelo Alvarez, Cinco de Mayo Boxing (Pay per view)


Mariachi Night, San Jose


Nina Sky, hosted by Chuy Gomez, Oakland


Cinco de Mayo dance @ Carbon Lounge, San Francisco


Mother’s Day with Sisters Morales, Redwood City


Salsa Cinco de Mayo dance, San Francisco


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All 2016 Summer festivals.

May 05 2016


Start: 05/05/2016 @ 8:00 am
End: 05/07/2016 @ 5:00 pm
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San Francisco Bay Area

CA 94134 United States

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