Seven Must-See Cinco de Mayo Parties in Metro Phoenix

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Benjamin Leatherman
Celebrating Cinco de Mayo last year on Mill Avenue.
At absolutely no point over the next 72 hours or so should you have to ask the question, ¿Dónde está la partido este fin de semana? (or "Where is the party this weekend?" for you monolinguists). ¿Por qué? Because there are going to be an exhaustive amount of celebrations occurring in honor of Cinco de Mayo, that's why. (Heck, our annual drinking and party guide is filled with dozens upon dozens of these same events found across the Valley.)

But if you're in the mood for something more than just the same old cervezas -- like maybe a chaser of cultura to go with your Corona -- here's seven must-see Cinco celebrations to consider.

See Also:
- Cinco De Mayo 2013 Party Guide
- 13 Metro Phoenix Restaurants and Bars with Cinco de Mayo Celebrations

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Courtesy of DJ Seduce
DJ Seduce is scheduled to appear on Sunday, May 5, at Crescent Ballroom.

Crescent Ballroom
DJ Seduce is planning to loading up the sound system at the Crescent with a surfeit of sweet Latin sounds during his Cinco de Mayo spin session at the venue starting at 8 p.m. on Sunday, May 5. Bartenders will be equally busy serving $3 Mexican beers, sangria, and tequila all night long beginning at 6 p.m. Admission to the event is free.

Cinco de Mayo Phoenix Festival
This annual two-day block party in downtown Phoenix marks its 20th anniversary this year and is planning a ginormous fiesta celebrating of the occasion, as well as the Cinco de Mayo holiday itself. Plenty of live entertainment will take place -- including a performance by Chicano rock act Ozomatli on Saturday, May 4, and sets by The Latin Breed and Texas Tornados on Sunday, May 5 -- as well as mariachi groups, traditional musicians, and folklorico dancers. Hours are 2 p.m. to midnight on Saturday; noon to 10 p.m. on Sunday, May 5. Admission is $5 for adults, and free for kids 12 and younger.


Location Info

Crescent Ballroom

308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Music

200 EVB Plaza

200 E. Van Buren St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Dos Gringos Scottsdale

4209 N. Craftsman Court, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Music

El Hefe Super Macho Taqueria

4425 N. Saddlebag Trail, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Music

Sky Lounge

132 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Music

Macayo's Depot Cantina

300 S. Ash Ave., Tempe, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Fat Tuesday

680 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ

Category: Music

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