If you’re looking to commemorate the Mexican Army's unlikely
victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862 – or
perhaps just have a good margarita – here are some spots to celebrate Cinco de
Mayo around the Bay Area this weekend.
Mission Neighborhood Center’s Cinco de Mayo
Festival, San Francisco: Located in the heart of San Francisco’s
Mission District, this family-friendly celebration will feature musical
performances, cultural experiences, and of course – incredible Mexican and
Latin American foods. The Mission Neighborhood Center is focused on retaining
cultural traditions in the community, making this celebration one to check out.
Lunada Familiar, San Jose: In small
towns around Mexico, community members come together on the night of the full
moon to share stories, poetry and music. Join the Children’s Discovery Museum
of San Jose during the evening of Cinco de Mayo for cultural tales and live
Cinco de Mayo at Santana Row, San Jose: Indulge in all-you-can-eat tacos, and
then burn off all those extra calories by hitting the dance floor with a live
DJ. Margaritas and beer will be served, and taking a spin on the dance floor is
Yoga + Cerveza, San Jose: Nothing goes better with yoga than …
beer? That’s certainly the case at Hermitage Brewery. Start your Cinco de Mayo
with a 60 minute all-level vinyasa yoga class and enjoy delicious Hermitage
beer before, during, or after class.
Fiesta de Cinco de Mayo, Santa Clara:
Join the Santa Clara City Library for free performances of Mexican music and
dance, including a Folklórico performance by Grupo Folklórico Los Laureles. Folklórico
is a collective term for traditional Mexican dances that emphasize local folk
culture with ballet characteristics.