Pre-Cinco de Mayo Celebration– May 1, from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo and spend your evening at Metz Recreation Center. Families will enjoy FREE games, food, door prizes and Tejano music. Stay after the Celebration to enjoy a Movie Under the Stars! Beginning at dusk, Metz will show Rise of the Guardian on the front lawn. So bring your blankets and chairs! One free popcorn and drink per person. This is a dog friendly event! Bring your pups to the celebration for games and doggie treats! FREE for everyone!! Movie begins at dusk. Metz Recreation Center, 2407 Canterbury Street.
Cinco de Mayo at Dove Springs Rec Center- May 2, from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Celebrate this festive holiday with food, games, music and more! FREE! Dove Springs Recreation Center, 5801 Ainez Drive.
Hays Cinco de Mayo Fiesta (Kyle)– May 2, gates open at 9 a.m., Enjoy live music, food, and fun for the whole family. FREE! Kyle City Square, 101 S. Burleson, Kyle.
Fiesatas Patrias– May 3. Enjoy live music, a Polka dance contest, food and drinks and more! Tickets: $10. Fiesta Gardens, 2101 Jesse E. Segovia Street.
Cinco de Mayo (Pflugerville)– May 3, from 4-7 p.m. Join Plugerville Community Church for an afternoon of family fun with bouncy houses, fishing games, face painting and more! FREE! Pflugerville Community Church, 1214 Pfennig Lane, Pflugerville.
Baby Bloomers: Celebrate Cinco de Mayo– May 4, from 9 a.m. to noon. Bring your party spirit and join us for a special celebration! Discover the culture and language associated with the celebration of Cinco de Mayo. We will learn the Mexican Hat Dance, investigate circuits with cactus salt dough, make masterpieces with screen printing and much more! Guests: Armstrong: Armstrong Community Music school provides quality early childhood music education and is one of Baby Bloomers favorite Sing-a-long guests. For Ages 0-3. Cost: $4.50 Non-Members/$2.50 Members. The Thinkery, 1830 Simond Avenue.
Seventh Annual Cinco de Mayo Downtown Block Party– May 5, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. The annual festival covers the entire block of West Second Street between Guadalupe and San Antonio, and celebrates the rich heritage and culture of Mexico with food, beverages, and entertainment for all ages. With more than 5,000 in attendance in 2014, this year1s Downtown Block Party returns with live performances by Mariachi Relampago, Celsius, Gina Chavez, Bidi Bidi Banda & Cilantro Boombox, in addition to face painting and a photobooth along the street of the celebration. La Condesa will also serve a menu featuring grilled Mexican street corn, taquitos, and more from the restaurant’s taco truck, El Cubico. Stephen F. Frostin’, South Congress Hotel’s new ice cream truck will make it’s debut at the block party and will be serving up homemade ice creams. These popular street foods will be paired with La Condesa’s famous margaritas, agua frescas, and beverages by event sponsors Tequila Cazadores, Dos Equis, and Tecate. Entry is FREE for the whole family, with parking available in all downtown garages, and paid valet at Third Street and Guadalupe. Learn more and RSVP for the La Condesa Cinco de Mayo Downtown Block Party on their Facebook page at facebook.com/Cincoaustin.
Cinco de May Celebration and Salsa Showdown- May 5, from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Families will enjoy free games, crafts, music, door prizes and food while learning about the Mexican heritage. Sign up for the Salsa Showdown! Judging will be based on ingredients used, taste and presentation. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes will be awarded. Everyone is invited so don’t hesitate to stop by! All Ages. FREE! Turner-Roberts Recreation Center,7201 Colony Loop Drive.
Taste of Mexico 2015! A Food Festival Celebrating Cinco de Mayo– May 5, from 6-9 p.m. Mexic-Arte Museum invites the public to celebrate the unique culinary arts of Austin and Mexico with Taste of Mexico 2015, a festival of Mexican and Mexican-inspired cuisine and beverages from over 30 of Austin’s most eclectic and flavorful restaurants. This Austintatious fiesta will feature samples of authentic dishes and will support Mexic-Arte Museum’s Art Education Program. Join the Museum in crossing the borders of culinary excellence and rediscovering the Mex in the Tex-Mex! The event will also feature contemporary Latin music by DJ Sonora of Peligrosa and a selection of Mariachi talent. Taste of Mexico will feature the Bazaar del Arte, including Mexican folk arts and crafts, unique gifts, one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces, selections from the Museum Store, and the Pop-up Print Shop hosted by our very own Screen It! Tickets: $75, $65 plus one. Brazos Hall, 204 East 4th Street.
Cinco de Mayo at Pinballz Arcade– May 5. Enjoy select discounted games and a money-saving coupon: $5 in FREE tokens with a $20 token purchase. Click here to print coupon. Pinballz Arcade, 8940 Research Blvd.
Late Night Events
Peligrosa Cinco de Mayo Fiesta– May 5, 9 p.m., all ages. Featuring DJ Orion, DJ Chorizo Funk, Manolo Black. Holy Mountain, 617 E. 7th Street.
Cinco de Mayo Party with Kev Bev Collins and Friends at The Mohawk- May 5, 9 p.m., all ages. Featuring Three Bones, The Halfways, Kev Bev Collins and the Woodland Creatures. $1.99 drink specials. The Mohawk, 912 Red River.
Chuys– Each and every Chuy’s will be celebrating in their own special way, but you can absolutely count on drink specials, FREE fully-loaded Nacho Car, fun & giveaways.
3rd Annual Cinco de Drinko– Pelon’s Tex-Mex Restaurant is celebrating with $1.50 street tacos, $2 Tecate Light, and $3 Tecate Tallboys.
La Posada– Kids eat FREE on Tuesday (one free kid’s meal with every adult meal purchased). They have happy hour prices all day on regular margaritas and all beers!