Cinco de Mayo Events: Best Fiestas in the Bay!

Cinco de Mayo Events

Hola amigos! Cinco de Mayo is almost here, do you have your Cinco plans in order yet? No? No problem! This Cinco de Mayo, the Tampa area is offering loads of fiesta fun right in your back door perfect for the adults or the whole fam! Be sure to check out every one of these Cinco de Mayo events to see which one (or two or three) work best for you and your fiesta crew.

Cinco de Mayo Weekend Silent Disco

May 3, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
American Social Tampa
Pump up the jams this Cinco de Mayo and enjoy margaritas, guacamole, and of course a Silent Disco! Start out the weekend with just a $10 purchase of headsets for the night and enjoy chart-topping hip-hop, reggae, 80’s, 90’s, and more!

Cinco De Mayo Festival & Concert

May 3-6 at 12 p.m.
Head over to the corner of Gunn Hwy and Nixon and enjoy the lights, music, food, and more in celebration of Cinco de Mayo!

Salsa on the Sponge Docks

May 4, 6 p.m.-11 p.m.
Prepare now for the 2nd Annual SALSA Cinco De Mayo Festival. Enjoy food, music, and dancing at the Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks. The food will be spicy, the entertainment will be great, and the salsa dancing will be out of this world!

LiFT Your Spirits at Derby de Mayo

May 4, 5 p.m.- 11:59 p.m.
The Coliseum St Pete
Enjoy the best of both worlds as you celebrate both the Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo at the Coliseum in St. Pete! Watch the derby races on the big screen while you enjoy an open bar, live music, food, a silent auction, and so much more! The event will benefit the students of LiFT Academy and the LiFT University Transition program. This year, enjoy the after party from 10 p.m. to midnight with more music, a nacho bar, churro bites, margaritas and more! Derby attire is highly encouraged! Best dressed couples, as well as ladies with the best hat, will be rewarded!

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

May 4, 7 p.m.- 11 p.m.
Centro Asturiano de Tampa
Don’t miss the return of  The Strut Band in the Grand Ballroom at Centro Asturiano de Tampa! Tickets are $25 per person, please note that no tickets will be sold at the door! There will be a cash bar on the premises, however, bring your own snacks! Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Photo Credit: 813Area

Cinco de Rhino

May 4 & 5, 11 a.m.
Lowry Park Zoo
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at the zoo this year and enjoy all of the fun of Cinco plus the added fun of the animals! In honor of the event, there will be special rhino-programming, festive food, and festive drink! Enjoy frozen margaritas, street style tacos, fajita rolls, and so much more! Admission to Cinco de Rhino is included in park admission for the day.

Cinco De Mayo at World of Beer

May 5, 12 p.m. to May 6, 3 a.m.
World of Beer|Westchase
Head over to WOB in Westchase and celebrate Cinco de Mayo! Enjoy Mexican beer specials, tequila and more while you fiesta the night away. *More details to come.

The Art of the Taco

May 5, 1 p.m. to May 6, 12 a.m.
Hooch and Hive
Don’t miss Tampa’s premier Taco and Art Festival! Enjoy local talent while feeding your Cinco cravings. The event will support local artists while giving back to the community. Those in attendance will play games, enter contests, enjoy art, music, food, and drinks!

Locale Market Cinco de Mayo Courtyard Fiesta

May 5, 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Locale Market
Don’t miss out on Locale Market’s fiesta this Cinco de Mayo! The festivities will consist of food, drink, and live music. Locale chefs will be serving delicious Cinco specials at their taco station! The menu includes Chorizo Taquitos, Barbacoa Quesadillas, Mexican Street Corn, Chips and Dips, and Churros with Mexican chocolate! Beverages such as frozen margs, sangria, or beer will also be available for guests 21 and over!

Subs in the Sun

May 5, 2 p.m.–8 p.m.
Kozuba & Sons Distillery
Come out to enjoy Mexican food, bottomless mimosas and more on Cinco de Mayo! Enjoy local music, food, and drinks. Guests can purchase a VIP access pass with unlimited mimosas and a VIP lounge area to sit and enjoy!

Savor the Tropics

May 5, 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.
USF Botanical Gardens
An evening of relaxation in an exotic ambiance where you will get a chance to experience the tropics in all its glory! The aim to focus on individuals as well as influencers that have a market for wine lovers, Latin music and Caribbean music lovers, art lovers, Fashion enthusiasts, and foodies!

Singles de Mayo

May 5, 5 p.m.-10 p.m.
Brandon Martini
Calling all singles: head to Brandon Martini on Cinco de Mayo for Singles de Mayo! Hosted by Singles of Substance, this event is perfect for the single crowd to mix and mingle all while celebrating Cinco de Mayo!

Rocco’s Cinco de Mayo Party

May 5, 11 a.m. to May 6, 3 a.m.
Rocco’s Tacos and Tequila Bar
Are you ready for some loco fun? Look no further! Rocco’s is hosting a Cinco de Mayo party like no other this May with drinks, street food, music, lots of tequila, and so much more! The party lasts all day and into the next with drink specials, giveaways, DJs and bands to add to the fiesta!

Photo Credit: 813Area

5th Annual Derby Delight

May 5, 5 p.m.- 8 p.m.
Jackson’s Bistro Waterfront Room
If you’re looking for a different way to spend your Cinco de Mayo, check out Derby Delight! Hosted by BlackintheBay at Jackson’s Bistro, Derby Delight is the place to enjoy some derby themed bites, beverages, and live music! Ladies, be sure to wear your best Derby inspired hats; Gentlemen, you too! Come prepared with your favorite racing horse in mind and be prepared to bet on for awesome prizes and giveaways! There will also be a contest to see who wins the best hat amongst the ladies, and which gent is the “most debonair”.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at GameTime

May 5, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
GameTime (Tampa location)
Head over to GameTime in Tampa’s Centro Ybor for a day full of fun in celebration of Cinco de Mayo! Enjoy Carnitas Tacos, Nutella Churros, Margaritas and Tequila shots, and buckets of 5 coronas for only $15! You won’t want to miss this game filled fiesta!

Cinco de Mayo Celebration!

May 5, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Casa Tina “Fresh, Healthy, Authentic, Mexican”
Head over to Casa Tina in Dunedin for delicious food, fun, and entertainment all afternoon long! The main stage will open at 4 p.m. with entertainment from Trip Potencia-Huasteca, Grupo Folklorico Mahetzi, Simone Salso Free Lessons, Orquesta Infindad Salsa Band, and so much more!

Goruck Scavenger-Cinco De Mayo

May 5, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Enjoy a fun day full of challenges, hot spots, and celebration on this city-wide scavenger hunt! Celebrate Cinco De Mayo authentically with GORUCK and learn about the reasons why we celebrate the 5th of May. Enjoy life as it should be surrounded by incredible people to build teamwork.

Chihuahua de Mayo

May 6, 1 p.m.- 6 p.m.
Dog Bar St. Pete
For the first time ever, Dog Bar St. Pete is bringing Chihuahua de Mayo! Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon in raising funds for Pawlicious Poochie Pet Rescue and Limbo Chihuahuas-Chihuahua Rescue. Enjoy delicious taqueria food brought to you by Nina’s food truck as well as doggie margaritas from That Dog Ice Cream! The Chihuahua races will occur in three categories to race: a wheelie race, under 25lb non-chihuahua, different chihuahua categories based on weight and age. There will also be a chihuahua costume contest, raffles, and so much more!

Photo Credit: Boston.com

La Fiesta Grande Burger

Check out Boulevard Burgers on Cinco de Mayo for a burger special that will knock your sombreros off! The burger is Mexican-inspired featuring a half-pound chorizo patty, pepper jack cheese, tomato, avocado, chipotle mayo, and tortilla strips served high atop a potato bun. The burger, priced at $13.95 comes with a choice of fries, tots, or coleslaw through May 31st! While you enjoy your burger, enjoy a delicious Jose Cuervo margarita too for $5!

Whether its Derby days, Chihuahua races, Beer specials, or a night in, be sure to celebrate Cinco de Mayo however you please! With various options, venues, and price ranges, these events will surely meet the needs of anyone looking for fun this Cinco de May!

*Please celebrate responsibly.

Featured Cinco de Mayo Events Image Credit: Balboa Park Conservancy

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