Friday, May 4
San Diego Padres Cinco De Mayo Party at Petco park
Who says you have to celebrate Cinco de Mayo on the fifth of May? Start the holiday off early with the San Diego Padres’ Cinco de Mayo Party presented by Verizon Wireless Friday, May 4TH. The party starts at 5pm and will feature live Music, $5 Beers, $5 Margaritas or Cocktails and $5 Carnitas Tacos, followed by the Padres versus the Florida Marlins game beginning at 7:05pm. Buy your tickets early and save at Padres.com.
Saturday, May 5 (Cinco De Mayo)
29th Annual Fiesta Cinco de Mayo in Old Town
You are definitely going to want to head over to Old Town this fifth of May for the biggest Cinco de Mayo celebration outside of Mexico. Although this is a three-day free fiesta (May 4th to May 6th), Saturday is sure to be the best! The party will include three stages of entertainment with some good ole Mariachi music and even some more upbeat, Latin rock. You and your amigos will be able to enjoy a beer garden, live Lucha Libre fights, a Lowrider Lane – we’re talkin hydraulics, a Children’s Zone, Mexican cuisine, and much, much more!
Cinco de Mayo Tailgate in Petco Park
VAVi is throwing a grande Cinco de Mayo tailgate at Petco Park, yes that’s right…Mexico’s and America’s favorite past times combined together! The tailgate starts at 2:30pm and concludes at 5:30pm, where you are encouraged to stay and route on the Padres as they take on the Marlins. Your tailgate ticket (prices vary) includes three tacos from Bull Taco, all-inclusive Miller Lite, Avion Margarita tasting, DJs, a Mariachi band, piñatas and other Cinco de Mayo themed games.
Gaslamp Cinco de Mayo in the Onyx Room
If it’s a holiday, you know the Gaslamp will have something going on! This year the Onyx Room will host a special Cinco de Mayo fiesta, complete with drink specials, shot specials and party favors all night. Onyx Underground, party people will keep the spirit alive until after hours with a themed photo booth, piñata, mariachis, and Corona Girls. Doors will open at 9pm with DJs Don Santino, DJ Frances, Cowboy Mike and more.
Moustachio Bashio at PB Ale House
Everyone loves an excuse to sport a mustache! PB Ale House is giving you the perfect reason to don your greatest mustache at their Cinco de Mayo Moustachio Basio. Guests can head in to drink and eat with a $10 Carnitas Plate, $4 Pacifico Drafts and $5 Margaritas.
Cinco de Mustache Party at Belly Up
And yet another reason to rock a mustache? The ultimate ’80s cover band, The Young Guns, will be playing at this year’s Cinco de Mustache party at Belly Up. Doors open at 8pm and the event kicks off at 9pm. Let’s see those stellar ‘staches and head over to Belly Up for a Cinco de Mayo party a little different than the rest.
Casa Del Fuego at Firehouse
Take your Cinco de Mayo celebration to the beach and check out the Casa Del Fuego party at Firehouse in Pacific Beach. This fiesta will feature tacos from Roberto’s Taco Stand, a live mariachi band from 2-4pm, beats by DJ Kyle Flesch and Mikey Beats, $5 Patron shots, $5 Coronas and of course, two levels of madness.
Cinco de Mayo at The Shout! House
Looking for a Cinco De Mayo fiesta different from the rest? The Shout! House Downtown may be your perfect solution. Stay entertained all night long by dueling pianos, and participate in this year’s Sombrero Contest. All guests are encouraged to decorate their own sombrero for the chance of winning a $100 gift card! Indulge in $4 bottles of Corona and Dos Equis, $6 Avion Silver Tequila, and $7 Avion Silver Margaritas.
Sunday, May 6
Rwandan Orphan Project Annual Benefit at The Alexander Salazar Fine Art Galary
The Rwandan Orphan Project is an orphanage and a center for street children located just outside of Kigali, Rwanda. The project is dedicated to providing housing, clothing, food, health care, education and many other needs to nearly 100 vulnerable children from around Rwanda. The annual San Diego fundraising event to help this great cause will be happening this Sunday from 5:30 to 8:30pm. Please join us for an exciting evening that includes lots of hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, music, dancing, amazing art and an eclectic silent auction including items from Rwanda!
16th Annual Cinco De Mayo Festival in Chula Vista
The Third Avenue Village Association invites you to experience a taste of Mexico at the Festival Cinco de Mayo on Sunday, May 6. Festival guests will receive a true cultural experience as they sway with Mexican dancers, peruse the work of local artisans and taste authentic south of the border cuisine.
This Sunday, Intervention 2012 brings American House music DJ Roger Sanchez to the stage. Join one of the hottest pool parties in San Diego and rock the day away as Sanchez spins a live set, May 6 from 12-6pm, for just $20.
$15 will get you into this hot party on Sunday, May 6th at Mission Beach’s best ocean front party. Head over from 11-10pm and enjoy rising music showcase DJ Chris Lake, as he drops beats throughout the day.