2012 Cinco De Mayo Celebrations

The holiday of Cinco De Mayo, The 5th Of May, commemorates the victory of the Mexican militia over the French army at The Battle Of Puebla in 1862. So what better way to celebrate it than with food, friends and margaritas!

The World Famous Cinco De Mayo Pubcrawl

There’s only one way to truly have a memorable Cinco de Mayo experience in Los Angeles, and that’s with variety! Who spends their evening at one bar the entire night anymore? It’s all about going to new places, meeting new people and creating new memories. Where better to do it all than at the ‘World Famous Cinco de Mayo Pubcrawl’!

With over a dozen of the best bars, clubs and pubs in on the action, this is set to be one of the best pub crawls in the nation! Register at the infamous Pig N’ Whistle pub to get access to not only one, but TWO pub crawls! Both on Friday, May 4th and Saturday, May 5th, the crawls will take place from 5pm to 2am on Friday and noon to 2am on Saturday.

There’s nothing worse than having to pay a cover charge in LA, but dodge the bullet by getting your tickets for this event and take privilege in visiting some of Hollywood’s infamous watering holes. Pig N’ Whistle, Maui N’ Sons, Green Room, Hard Rock Cafe and Geisha House are just some of the bars that are part of the pub-tastic extravaganza! Enjoy $2 draft cervezas, $5 tequila shots and 2-for-1 margaritas! There’s nothing better than spicing up your Cinco de Mayo with variety!

 Cinco de Mayo at Olvera Street

Cinco de Mayo at Olvera Street is a traditional celebration with mariachis, folklorico dancers, piñatas and other activities for the kids at El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Site on Olvera Street in Downtown Los Angeles. The event will be held on Saturday May 5th from noon-7pm and Sunday May 6th from 11am-5pm.

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta and Classic Car Show in Santa Monica

Mariachis, a salsa band, folklorico dancers and children’s crafts will share space with classic, vintage, muscle cars, low riders, trucks and specialty vehicles at this celebration at Virginia Park in Santa Monica.  The event will be held on May 6th from noon to 5pm. Parking is free at Santa Monica College “Structure A” at the corner of Pico and 17th Street. A Big Blue Bus will provide free shuttle service from the corner of Pico and 16th St eastbound. Info: www.vapark.smgov.net

Cinco de Mayo at L.A. Live

Come celebrate Cinco De Mayo in style at L.A. LIVE!! Starting at 5:30 at Nokia Plaza we’ll be hosting a fiesta of epic proportion. There will be a Battle of the Mariachis featuring Orgullo de San Diego, Puno de Oro, Tesero de San Fernando, Nuevo Generacion, Los Toros and Voz America. We’ll have Mexican food vendors and a beer and margarita garden, it’s going to be great.

 Fiesta Broadway

2012 marks the 23nd Anniversary of the largest Hispanic Cinco de Mayo event, in the largest Hispanic market, in the country. Half a million people come out for this annual street party covering 24 square blocks of Downtown Los Angeles. The main event runs just over a mile along Broadway from the Main Stage at Olympic at the south end to another stage at 1st Street to the north. A third stage is located at 9th Street. In between you’ll find lots of food, fun and games for the whole family. Although ostensibly celebrating the Fifth of May, the event takes place April 29th from 11-6.

Past performers include: Lucero, Pedro Fernandez, Azul Azul, Paulina Rubio, Alejandra Guzman, Chayanne, Marco Antonio Solis, Thalia, Marc Anthony, Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, Selena, Pepe Aguilar, Calle Tres, Ozomatli and more.


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