Cinco de Mayo is one of the better days out of the year. I’d group it in a collection of days that includes (but is not limited to) St. Patrick’s Day, Fourth of July, and Memorial Day: all good days for drinking without a hidden agenda, necessary gift buying, or any underlying need to call your relatives. The only concern: where to spend it. Here’s a list of margarita friendly events throughout the weekend.
Mattitos: 10th annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration – bull riding, tequilla tastings, games, prizes, cap guns and a zip line with music by the Monco Poncho starting at 6 p.m.
The Blue Goose Cantina: Dos XX & Tecates for $2
West End Pub: patio margarita bar, beer, shot specials, and live music by Jes Spires & Friends from 1-6 pm Sunday.
El Fenix downtown / Meso Maya / Taqueria La Ventana’s Cinco in the City Block Party: From 2 p.m. til midnight (admission free before 6 p.m., $5 after) anyone 21 can enjoy live bands, a DJ, and plenty of margs.
Hacienda on Henderson: drink specials, live music, mariachis, DJs, photo booths, dunk tanks, and more on Saturday and Sunday
Cinco de Mayo Parade: Oak Cliff’s annual parade is the largest Cinco de Mayo parade in North Texas. The family friendly event is free to the public and features marching bands, folkloric dance groups, school groups and much more.
Honorable mention: Taco Bueno is selling queso for 5 cents on Saturday and Sunday. No additional purchase required.
Caitlin Clark is the Arts & Entertainment and Style Writer and Social Media Director for YouPlusDallas. Follow her on Twitter at @caitlinclark