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[list] 5 de Mayo events in Bay Area [2024]

May 1 - May 5

Experience the largest 5 de Mayo calendar of events in Bay Area.

The holiday, commonly celebrated with feasts and fiestas, honors a historic military victory in which a vastly outnumbered Mexican army defeated a formidable French invasion during the 1862 Battle of Puebla.

Did you know it was first celebrated in the U.S. in California during the Gold Rush era in the town of Columbia (Tuolumne County) by the area’s Mexican migrant miners?

Check out its cultural history by clicking here!

Total events: 41
Last updated: May 5th, 2pm.
* please check back as we’ll keep updating.

 

Our favorite events!

Latin Shows @ SF International Arts Festival

Cinco de Lowrider Film & Party // Watsonville

Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles // Livermore

 

 

All events are sorted by day.

From mariachi and margaritas to foods and festivals, here’s all the ways to get your fiesta on and celebrate Cinco de Mayo in the Bay Area!

 

SUNDAY:

 

[festival] Sonoma Cinco de Mayo: La Luz Center

[festival] San Jose Cinco De Mayo and Parade

[free] FOLKLOREADA Festival // San Jose

[festival] Santa Rosa Cinco de Mayo 2024

[free] Foodie Fest 5 de Mayo // Newark

[festival] Palo Alto: Cinco de Mayo

[festival] S.F. Cinco de Mayo 2024

[festival] Stockton Cinco de Mayo

Latino shows @ Vino Godfather Winery // Vallejo

[festival] Santa Clara Cinco de Mayo by Univision

[festival] Fruitvale Cinco de Mayo // Oakland

[festival] Reclaiming Cinco de Mayo // Oakland

United Lowrider Council Cinco de Mayo Parade & Celebration

Los Cilantros’ Grand Re-Opening & Cinco de Mayo // Berkeley

Treasure Island: Cinco de Mayo Celebration

[show] Cinco De Mayo with Little Joe y La Familia // Newark

Cinco De Mayo – Valdez Street Party // Oakland

SF’s annual Cinco De Mayo @ Cadillac Bar & Grill

Momotombo: 5 de Mayo show // Pacifica

Cinco de Mayo! Patron Latin Rhythms Band // Fremont

Midway: Cinco de Mayo: Razza en la Terraza // SF

Selena 5 de Mayo party // Sunnyvale

 

 

Santa Rosa Cinco de Mayo Bar Crawl: 4 to 11 p.m. May 5, various Santa Rosa venues. Dive into the festive flavors of Mexico while traversing through Santa Rosa’s top spots. Gather your amigos and amigas for an unforgettable night filled with tacos, tequila and endless fun. Free admission. tinyurl.com/SRcincocrawl

 

Sausalito Cinco de Mayo Sail: 12:45 to 3:30 p.m. May 5, Sausalito Yacht Harbor, Slip 465, Sausalito. Step aboard the schooner Freda B and embark on a seafaring fiesta combining the allure of the open sea with the festive spirit of Cinco de Mayo. Honor the cultural heritage of the Bay, a region rich in Latino history, as you sail. $99. tinyurl.com/CincoSail

 

Oakland Cinco de Mayo Cruise: 3 to 6 p.m. May 5, Jack London Square, 2 Broadway, Oakland. Get ready to set sail on the ultimate fiesta! Cruise beneath the majestic Bay Bridge and make your way to the iconic San Francisco skyline, all while sipping margaritas and indulging in mouthwatering Latin cuisine. $30 to $275. tinyurl.com/CincoCruise

 

Alameda Cinco De Mayo Makers Market: 12 to 5 p.m. May 5, Faction Brewing, 2501 Monarch St., Alameda. Join Faction Brewing for a festive day celebrating Cinco De Mayo with local artisans and makers. Explore a variety of handcrafted goods made by talented local artists. Enjoy live music, delicious food and refreshing drinks while you shop for one-of-a-kind treasures. Free admission. tinyurl.com/FactionCinco

 

Mountain View: Cinco de Mayo movie with TACO: 2 to 4:30 p.m. May 5, Showplace ICON Movie Theater, 2575 California St., Mountain View. The Terrible Adult Chamber Orchestra will celebrate Cinco de Mayo with the premier of a documentary telling the story of their orchestra, followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Kevin Ohlson and TACO director and conductor Cathy Humphers Smith. $10 to $20. tinyurl.com/CincoTACO

 

SF Cinco de Mayo Car Show – Viva la Raza: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 6, John O’Connell High School, 2355 Folsom St., San Francisco. Get into the spirit of Cinco de Mayo with a festive block party and car show celebrating lowrider culture, presented by The San Francisco Lowrider Council. Enjoy a live DJ, pop-up street vendors, live performers and countless cars. Free admission. tinyurl.com/SFLowriderCinco

 

SF District Six: Cinco de Mayo Festival: 12 to 5 p.m. May 5, District Six, 428 11th St., San Francisco. Join District Six in celebrating this festive holiday with music, dancing, delicious food and cultural activities. Expect appearances from TV personality Chuy Gomez, beats from DJ Hugo Gomez and spectacular food trucks including Shrimp’n Ain’t Eazy, Los Bayuncos and Aguas Frisco. $0 to $25. tinyurl.com/DistrictSixCinco

 

SF Cinco de Mayo at Barrio restaurant: May 4-5, Barrio, 900 North Point St., San Francisco. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Ghirardelli Square, where Barrio will be hosting live music, tequila tastings, a Margarita cart and festive food and drink specials. Prices vary. barriosf.com/

 

Latin Sundays: Cinco De Mayo @ Decodance // SF

 
 

Past events

 

Friday:

Lowriding Cultura Night Out // Fremont

 

Saturday:

 

[festival] Richmond Cinco de Mayo and parade

[festival] Hayward Cinco de Mayo 2024

[festival] Salsa Fest // San Jose

[festival] Windsor Cinco de Mayo

[festival] Vallejo 5 de Mayo

[car show] Cinco de Mayo // Santa Clara

[winery] Cinco De Mayo @ Robledo // Sonoma

[soccer] San Jose Earthquakes vs. LA @ Levi’s Stadium // Santa Clara

[free] Cinco de Mayo bands @ Del Cielo Brewing Co. // Martinez

Chacho’s 5 de Mayo celebrations for 3 days // Morgan Hill

Canelo Alvarez BEATS Jaime Munguia: May 4th

 

Fremont Cinco de Mayo Comedy: 7:30 to 9 p.m. May 4, Spin A Yarn Steakhouse, 45915. Warm Springs Blvd., Fremont. Enjoy a side-splitting Cinco de Mayo-themed evening with hilarious performances by comedians Dennis Gaxiola and Jesus Cruz. $15 to $30. tinyurl.com/CincoComedy

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