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Get festive with Cinco de Mayo in Sacramento

Tequila, tacos, maybe some more tequila—these are but some of the tasty aspects of the quickly-approaching Cinco de Mayo. If you’re lucky enough to spend this fifth of May in Sacramento, there’s also comedy, music, and more to make your Cinco de Mayo celebration a festive one.

In addition to the events below, find even more in Sacramento365.com’s Holiday Events section.


Laugh a lot:

  • Sacramento Cinco de Mayo Festival: Sleep Train Arena; Sun 6pm
    Enjoy non-stop laughter on stage with the Latin Stars of Comedy, row after row of low rider cars on display, and Latin All-Stars Band playing all your favorite songs non-stop live.
  • Cinco de Mayo Comedy Jam: Punch Line Comedy Club; Sun 7pm
    Come celebrate Cinco de Mayo along with the funniest Latin and urban comedians in California, all in one show.


Feast festively:

  • Tamale Party: Food Co-op’s Community Learning Center & Cooking School; Thurs 6pm-8:30pm
    Just in time for Cinco de Mayo, students are invited to join Chef Dio for this hands-on workshop, where they’ll learn to make delicious tamales in their home kitchen.
  • Cinco de Mayo Fiesta: Centro Cocina Mexicana;
    Sat Noon-2am; Sun Noon-9pm

    The two-day party will include drink and food specials, an extended patio, no cover, an outdoor bar, music, and a pinata giveaway.
  • Tapas & Tutus: Elks Tower Historic Ballroom;
    Sun 2pm-5pm *VIP Party 5pm-7pm

    The benefit for the Sacramento Ballet features a variety of tapas stations, margarita and tequila bar, celebrity salsa bar, and entertainement galore.


Get your drink on:

  • 6th Annual Tequila Festival: Zocalo; Thurs 6pm-9pm
    Get your Cinco de Mayo weekend started right and join for this event featuring tequila tastings, appetizers, and a cigar bar.
  • Cinco de Old Sacto: Old Sacramento Bars; Sun 6pm-2am
    All participating bars will have food and drink specials as well as live music, comedy, karaoke, and dancing.

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