Cinco de Mayo just happens to fall on a Sunday this year, fancy that Calgary! All you need to know is: “dos cervezas por favor,” meaning “two beers please!” Whether you’re in the mood for chips and guac, tacos, tequila or buckets of Coronas, there are countless Mexican parties happening around the city this weekend. So, get your party pants on and hit the town to enjoy some of these fun and positively scrumptious events!
Friday, May 3rd @ 9pm-1am
Cost: FREE cover
Enjoy a night of Latin dancing at one of Calgary’s most fun entertainment venues. Head down early to eat and play games before a live performance from Super Combo and DJ Henry on the third floor. Dress to impress, Calgary, as this dance party will be hoppin’ all night long.
Saturday, May 4th @ 10am-12pm
Head down to Tacos Mexico at 3725 Memorial Drive SE to dive into authentic, homestyle eats that will take you back to your travelling days. Learn about their immersive, impact-focused Cancún adventures as you dive into tacos, specialty drinks and more.
Saturday, May 4th @ 7-9pm
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with your local liquor store this year at Co-op Wine Spirits Beer in Oakridge. From tequila and mezcal to handmade margaritas and cold cervezas, you definitely won’t be left wanting more.
Saturday, May 4th @ 9pm-2am
Cost: $10 cover
Mingle with local singles on this festive occasion while you sip away on tasty cocktails and craft draft at Moxie’s downtown – 888 7th Avenue SW. Attend the singles mixer from 9-10pm and then enjoy a Latin dance after party from 10pm until late.
Sunday, May 5th @ 3pm-2am
Cost: $10 cover
Come for the half-priced tequila, $25 buckets of Coronas and ONE DOLLAR TACOS, but stay for the live mariachi, DJ spinning beats and hours upon hours of day-drinking fun. Buying your $10 ticket does not guarantee you a table, so grab your amigos and head down to Tropical early to grab your seat at this hot Cinco de Mayo celebration!
Happy Cinco de Mayo, Calgary!
Kelsey is a content writer, contributor and editor for Date Night. Monday-Friday she works as an independent Marketing & Communications Contractor, providing writing, editing and digital marketing services for small businesses. When she’s not busy writing about our city, you can find her hanging out in coffee shops, trying the newest fitness studio or hittin’ the road to explore the Rockies. And ice cream, always, always seeking out the best ice cream.