Let’s Taco-bout Cinco

Cinco de Mayo falls on Sunday-Funday this year, which means you are well on your way to binging on tacos and tequila. Whether youre in the mood for a rooftop party, a cultural experience, or just want some Sunday happy hour margs, we’ve done the research so you don’t have to.

Rosa Mexicano Photo by: @MyLALive

Running of the Chihuahuas – Saturday, May 4th, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Travel to the District Pier at the Wharf for some Mexican beer, taco kiosks, live music, and the 8th annual Running of the Chihuahuas! You can enter your half-mix or full-mix chihuahua at $30 per pooch, or enter your any breed dog in a costume contest with no registration required. This is a yearly favorite of many Cinco and pup fans alike!

Margarita March – Saturday, April 27th or Sunday, April 28th, 12:00 p.m.

Start Cinco off early this year with the 7th annual DC Margarita March around U Street! 8 participating bars will serve up their best variations of the classic Mexican cocktail on either the 27th or 28th. Live entertainment and food specials make this the perfect way to celebrate.

Art Museum of the America’s – Celebrate el Spring – May 4th 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

If Art is more your scene, the Art Museum of the America’s is hosting a Spring Cinco event featuring Mexican art, food, margaritas, and traditional music by two famed musicians. Tickets are $45 each which gets you unlimited food and two drinks.

Tastemakers Cinco de Mayo Cooking Class – May 3rd 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Learn to make your favorite classic Mexican dishes at Tastemakers! Tequila, cream, and chipotle shrimp, flautas, and Mexican chocolate cake with tequila whipped cream are all featured on this exquisite menu. Tickets include a welcome snack, dinner, and a drink of your choice.

Photo by: Cortez

If you want to crash a local hang featuring a special Cinco menu, try one of these:

Ellipse Cinco Rooftop Party – May 5th

Rosa Mexicano – May 1st – 3rd

Rosa Mexicano – May 5th

Tico DC Fiesta – May 5th

Radiator Rooftop Party – May 3rd – 5th

Photo by: @missionnavyyard

If none of these events seem your speed, here are two Mexican spots in DC that have Sunday happy hours:

Espita Mezcaleria – 2:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Mission Dupont & Navy Yard Locations – 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

El Rey Photo by: @n_stebbs

Some places known to sport Cinco festivities in the past have not released any logistics yet. Here are some places to keep an eye on in the next few days:

Cortez – Rooftop Tequila Bar

El Techo – Rooftop Adult Treehouse

El Rey – Taqueria and Mexican Beer Garden

Jack Rose – Open Air Terrace

Mexcalero – Cocina Mexicana

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