Colorado is home to some of the nation’s best Cinco de Mayo celebrations! From parades, Chihuahua races, margarita specials and performances, our state knows how to pay homage to this important Mexican holiday.
Saturday – Sunday, May 2 and 3, starting at 10:00 am
Cost: All events are free except the boxing matches.
Held at Denver’s capital, this Cinco de Mayo celebration is Colorado’s biggest! It includes a big downtown parade, Chihuahua races, taco eating contest, lowrider exhibit, boxing matches, children’s carnival, live music and beer tents. Learn more at CincoDeMayoDenver.com.
Saturday – Sunday, May 2 and 3 from 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Cost: Everything is free!
Fort Collins throws one big celebration too! Thousands come out to enjoy the live bands, dance performances (Aztec, Ballet Folklorico and Hip Hop), arts and crafts, vendors and exhibits. Kids will have a blast at the KidZone rides and games, Home Depot’s kids workshop, huge inflatable bounce house and obstacle course. The Cinco-Cinco 5K Run-Walk is Saturday at 8:30 am and draws hundreds of participants. FortCollinsCincoDeMayo.com.
Northern Colorado Latino Chamber of Commerce
Saturday, May 2nd from 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
A celebration of family, community and culture. Greeley will host a soccer tournament, jalapeno eating contest, Chihuahua race and costume contest, two music stages, motorcycle and car show, kids play area and beer garden. Visit NoCo5deMayo.com for more details.
Sunday, May 3rd from 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Cost: $10 for adults (cash only), $5 for kids 2-12 yrs, under 2 is free.
Eagle’s annual celebration of Latino culture draws over 2,500 Latinos from across the Vail & Roaring Fork Valleys. The day includes live music & dancing, kids’ activities, prizes, food vendors and more! A special auto show (and low rider bikes) runs from 12:00 – 3:00 pm. Learn more at AlwaysMountainTime.com.
Saturday – Sunday, May 2 and 3
Colorado Springs celebrates Cinco de Mayo with authentic Mexican food. Local restaurants will offer fun events and specials. Here are a few to check out:
- 3 Margaritas
- Amanda's Fonda
- Amanda's Fonda - N. Academy
- Crystal Park Cantina - Manitou Springs
- Hacienda Colorado
- Jose Muldoon's Food & Drink- Downtown
- Jose Muldoon's Food & Drink - Powers
- On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina
- Salsa Brava Fresh Mexican Grill - Briargate
- Salsa Brava Fresh Mexican Grill - Rockrimmon
- Sonterra Innovative Southwest Grill
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 from 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost: $22 – 34/person
The Ballet Folklorico Quetzalli de Veracruz has entertained audiences of all ages around the world! Performing a visual fiesta of culture and folklore through the regional dances and stringed instruments of old Mexico. Tickets can be purchased at DurangoConcerts.com.