[list] 5 de Mayo events in the Bay Area for 2023

Experience the largest 5 de Mayo calendar of events in our 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: 40
Last updated: May 5th, 12noon.
* please check back as we’ll keep updating.


Our favorite events!

[festival] Santa Rosa Cinco de Mayo returns after 3 years!

Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles // Saratoga

Canelo Alvarez vs. John Ryder In Mexico on May 6th



All events sorted by day!



Vallejo 5 de Mayo Festival

[festival] Richmond Cinco de Mayo and parade

[outdoor] S.F. Lowrider Car Show and Cruise

San Jose Flea Market: 5 de Mayo for 3 days

[soccer] 5 de Mayo by San Jose Earthquakes

Salsa Fest [fundraiser for Opening Doors] // San Jose

Momotombo: Latin Rock SF shows in Bay Area


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



Aztec Run/Walk [benefit] // Oakland

[festival] Palo Alto: Cinco de Mayo 2023 Festival

[festival] Richmond Cinco de Mayo and parade

Stockton 5 de Mayo festival and parade

[festival] Petaluma Cinco de Mayo 2023

[jaripeo] Gerardo Ortiz, El Yaki, Juanma, Miravalle // Morgan Hill

[outdoor] Salsa by the Bay: FREE SUNDAYS // Alameda


More events:

Cinco de Mayo Concert at Golden Gate Park: 4 to 7 p.m. May 5, GGP Music Concourse, San Francisco.

Illuminate Live, Golden Gate Park’s free outdoor concert series, in conjunction with Peña Toribio, will present a Cinco de Mayo concert featuring Francisco Herrera, Cascada de Flores, and DíaPaSon. Free.

Cinco de Mayo at La Calenda: May 5-6, 6518 Washington St., Yountville.

In honor of Cincod De Mayo, La Calenda will host a celebration featuring antojitos, bebidas and live music from Mariachi Mexicanisimo on May 5. On May 6, La Calenda is hosting a family-friendly celebration complete with food and drink specials, live mariachi, plus face-painting and piñatas for kids. Free admission.


Past events:



[benefit] Cinco de Mayo in the Fruitvale // Oakland

[free] Alameda Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

SF’S annual Cinco De Mayo 2023 @ Cadillac Bar & Grill

Cinco De Mayo show of Latin Rock: Soucano // Livermore

Cinco De Mayo – Valdez Street Party // Oakland

Son Jarocho Zapateado Workshop & Concert with Saltapatrás! // Berkeley

Marina Crouse: Cantos de mi Corazón // Oakland

Carnaval – THE Santana Tribute Band // Vallejo

[boat party] 5 de Mayo: Fulanito, Oro Solido, Nueva Generacion & Mariachi // SF

[free] Latino Dancing @ THE END UP // SF

Cinco de Mayo Concert: Orquesta Liberación and Edier “El Faraon de la Bachata” // San Jose

[theatre] Exhaustion Arroyo: Dancin’ Trees in the Ravine by W. FRAN ASTORGA // SF

[theatre] “Where did we sit on the bus?” // Mill Valley

NORTEC: BOSTICH + FUSSIBLE: norteño electrónica // SF

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