The colorful holiday of Cinco de Mayo is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the rich heritage of Denver's Hispanic community. Mark your calendar for these lively events taking place near our Springs Denver luxury apartment communities.
1. Cinco de Mayo Festival Civic Center Park 101 W 14th Ave, Denver 303.534.8342 25.1 miles from Springs at Eagle Bend
Denver's Cinco de Mayo Festival is so huge that it takes two days to hold it. Not one but three stages will feature live music and dance from top local groups. Other activities include a car show, chihuahua races, a taco-eating contest and an arts market. The festival is scheduled for Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6 from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Don't miss the opening day parade at 11 a.m. Admission is free and leashed dogs are allowed.
For one month, the Italian-themed menu at this bar and restaurant takes on a Mexican flavor. Enjoy a Southwest-style Taos pizza or chorizo rolls paired with one of eight hand-selected Cinco de Mayo beers, including Corona and Dos Equis. Find out how you can earn one of Old Chicago's exclusive Cinco de Mayo t-shirts. The Challenge runs through Sunday, May 6, with hours from 11 a.m. – 1 a.m. Sunday through Wednesday and 11 a.m. – 2 a.m. Thursday through Saturday.
One of the more popular events in Greeley is their annual Cinco de Mayo celebration, held on 8th Street Plaza downtown. Family-friendly activities include live entertainment, displays from local vendors and traditional food offerings. Head to Greeley on Friday, May 4 from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. Admission is free for all guests.
Each year for the past 15 years, thousands of visitors have attended Longmont's annual festival. The highlight of a day-long lineup of entertainment is the popular chihuahua beauty contest. Shop the vendor booths for unique art, jewelry and clothing from a variety of local artists and sample tasty food and beverage offerings. The family-friendly event runs from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 5.
5. Picnic of the Pig Lola Coastal Mexican 1575 Boulder St, Denver 720.570.8686 32.9 miles from Springs at Sandstone Ranch
Lola Coastal Mexican's 10th annual Cinco de Mayo celebration is so big that four walls can't contain it. The street party features "swine-celebrating menus from neighborhood restaurants," live music from IzCalli, luchador wrestling from Rocky Mountain Pros and face painting for kids. Join the fun on Saturday, May 5 from noon until 8 p.m.
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