5 Cinco de Mayo Events You Can't Miss in Los Angeles

posted by Kirra Johnson -

Cinco de Mayo, or the fifth of May, is this Saturday and the celebrations are sure to get crazy in Los Angeles. Some locations are even starting the party a day early!

We've collected a list of some of the best places to grab some tacos and margaritas while you celebrate with friends! Let's check it out...


1. Hecho en LA: Taco Madness at LA Plaza

Located at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes, this 21-and-up event includes dancing, drinks, art, music and most importantly tacos. The event runs from 6 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, May 5.

2. "Cuatro de Mayo" Mariachi Night at Descanso Gardens

Start the party early with this "Cuatro de Mayo" celebration on Friday, May 4!

Live mariachi music will be performed on the Main Lawn at Descanso Gardens in La CaƱada Flintridge from 6 to 9 p.m. There will also be authentic Mexican food including barbacoa de mole and cerdo served by Maple Restaurant.

3. Gracias Madre

West Hollywood's popular vegan restaurant Gracias Madre will be holding a pop-up margarita garden from noon to 10 p.m. on Cinco de Mayo. They will be serving barbecue jackfruit tacos, mole mushroom tacos and more. Grab a margarita, michelada or beer and join the party!

4. Citadel Outlets

The Citadel Outlets are throwing a two-day celebration that is free and open to all ages! On May 5 and 6, there will be performances by mariachi and live ballet Folklorico. Street tacos will also be sold from noon to 7 p.m.

In addition, there will be special sales going on since it is an outlet mall. This way you can get some great deals on designer bags, shoes and more while also eating a taco. It's a win-win situation!

5. Downtown LA Cinco De Mayo Bar Crawl

If you are hoping to spend the entire day partying, there is a Downtown LA Cinco De Mayo Bar Crawl happening from 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. It is open to anyone over the age of 21 for just $20

During the bar crawl, you and over one hundred other guests will travel from bar to bar, grabbing free welcome-shots along the way. Hitting four different locations, this crawl is bound to get crazy.

There are so many different places to get the party started on Cinco de Mayo! The hardest part is just choosing which one to go to. Our suggestion: try to hit up as many locations as possible. 

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