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Explore the Bay Area: Cinco de Mayo Celebrations

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.

Explore the Bay Area: Cinco de Mayo Celebrations
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 music.

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 encouraged.

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.