Cinco de Mayo in the Rocket City—5 ways to celebrate

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La Esquina Cocina downtown is hosting a block party to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. (La Esquina Cocina via Facebook)

Hey Huntsville, get ready for Cinco de Mayo this Friday! This is the day that recognizes when the Mexican army claimed victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War on May 5, 1862. And it has become a popular celebration here in the States!

Here are five events around town celebrating Cinco de Mayo 2023:

1. Cinco de Mayo Block Party Downtown

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Come out to the Block Party Downtown to celebrate Cinco de Mayo! (Downtown Huntsville, Inc.)

Head downtown, grab a purple cup margarita, stroll through the vendors, listen to some music and enjoy this celebration downtown all day long Friday!

  • Where: 127 Holmes Ave. NW
  • When: May 5, all day
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2. Cinco de Mayo celebration at El Omeca

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El Omeca on University is hosting a Cinco de Mayo celebration with great food and drinks, plus live Latin music! (El Omeca via Facebook)

Come out to El Omeca Mexican Cantina to celebrate with drink specials (some of the best margaritas in town) great food and the sounds of the Rocket City Latin Band!

3. Cinco de Mayo ‘90s party

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This is going to be so much fun. Parties at the Furniture Factory usually are! (Furniture Factory via Facebook)

It still kind of baffles me — as someone who was in high school and college in the 90s — that there are “90s parties” going on these days, but I do love celebrating the grunge decade, and this Friday is going to have a good one at Furniture Factory downtown. Dance and sing along to all of your favorite songs from the coolest decade ever!

4. Celebration at The Grid

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Head to Hampton Cove for this cool and fun Cinco de Mayo celebration. (The Grid via Facebook)

Come celebrate Cinco De Mayo with The Grid in Hampton Cove! They will have a bounce house, along with food specials, shave ice and more.

5. Fiesta de Mayo at PBR Lockhart

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Get in the cowboy mode Friday at PBR Lockhart’s Fiesta de Mayo. (PBR Lockhart via Facebook)

Get your cowboy boots on and celebrate Cinco at Huntsville’s premier country/western bar and grill, PBR Lockhart! There will be drink specials all day and night, nachos, smoked wings and more!

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Michael Seale
Michael Seale
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