Cinco De Mayo

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo in Detroit

No one does Cinco de Mayo like Detroit does! Don’t let the fact that the holiday falls on a Monday deter you; Detroit’s going to be celebrating all weekend! From bars and parades to bike rides, there’s something for everyone on Cinco de Mayo. Check out some of the events happening around the city for the holiday.

Saturday, May 3

Mix Bricktown

To kick off your Cinco de Mayo celebrations, Mix Bricktown is hosting Tequila Tapout with Don Julio on Saturday night at 10:00 p.m. To help get you in the spirit, they’ll have the Don Julio models pouring your cocktails, and they’re introducing a taco bar!

Sunday, May 4

Cinco de Mayo Parade

Probably the most anticipated and lively part of Detroit’s Cinco de Mayo celebration is the parade. Experience the excitement on Sunday as the parade takes its annual march on Vernor from Woodmere to Clark. To join in the fun, find a spot along Vernor and get ready to have a blast. The parade starts at 1:00 p.m. and is great for the whole family.

Alley Taco and Motor City Wine

Tacos and wine? That’s right! It’s Cinco de Cuatro with Motor City Wine and Alley Taco! After the parade, come out to Motor City Wine at 5:00 p.m. for Alley Tacos! They’ll have tacos, quesadillas and tortas with your choice of chorizo, barbacoa or grilled veggies – and don’t forget their chicken tortilla soup!

El Barzon

Looking for more of a sit-down experience with some Cinco de Mayo flair after the parade? Check out El Barzon! They’ll have a live mariachi band providing entertainment from 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Sunday. Make your reservations today!

Monday, May 5


One of the top spots to be every Cinco de Mayo, Armando’s in southwest Detroit is at it again. Stop in for food, drinks and music. They’ll have a DJ all day.

El Barzon

El Barzon is also open for Cinco de Mayo on Monday from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m., and they’ll have a live mariachi band entertaining you during dinner. Make your reservations now!

Slow Roll

Slow Roll meets every Monday night for a bike ride around the city. This Monday they’ll be rolling through Detroit on Cinco de Mayo, so expect an especially fun ride. If you’re looking for something active to do this Cinco de Mayo, Slow Roll is your ticket. Meet up is at St. Andrew’s Hall, 431 E. Congress, at 6:30 p.m.

This is shaping up to be a jam-packed weekend. What are your Cinco de Mayo plans? Let us know in the comment section!

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