Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. The Mexican Army defeated the larger French army. It is an annual celebration held on May 5th which has evolved into a commemoration of Mexican culture and heritage in the United States. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Las Colinas all month long with this helpful guide to specials and events in Las Colinas.
Compete in one more race before the heat of the Texas summer begins at Irving Marathon Running Series’ Fiesta de Mayo half marathon at the Toyota Music Factory. This race has 10k and 5k options along with a half marathon. The race will be held on May 21st and benefits the Irving Schools Foundation. Each participant will receive complimentary breakfast tacos or pancakes, two complimentary beverages and access to the post-race party. The half marathon starts at 7:30 a.m., 10K at 7:45 a.m. and 5K at 7:55 a.m. To receive 15% off registration use the promo code LCA15 when you checkout. Click here to register.
Toyota Music Factory is celebrating all evening long on Cinco de Mayo. Pacheco Taco Bar will provide food and drinks on the Texas Lottery Plaza® for anyone who is listening to Mariachi Fusion on the stage. If you love to indulge in tacos, participate in the taco eating contest for a chance to win a weekend night stay at the Omni Las Colinas Hotel and Toyota Music Factory gift cards. Ballet Folklorico will be performing on the stage as well. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 5th.
Mexican Sugar will host an elevated Cinco De Mayo dining experience that focuses on the culture of Cinco de Mayo with several food and drink stations throughout the restaurant on May 5th from when they open until closing time. Guests can enjoy live music and enjoy drink specials. Featured cocktails include the Nitro margarita and Battle of Pueblo Station cocktail, which features Pueblo Mezcal and comes with a Cinco de Mayo t-shirt.
Bar Louie is celebrating Cinco de Mayo with their limited-edition Tostada burger. This festive burger is made with their signature custom blend burger patty topped with mashed black beans, grilled jalapeños, Tillamook white cheddar, a crispy tostada, guacamole, lettuce, Pico de Gallo and Hotter Than Hellion crema. Pair your Tostada Burger with one of their bar specials including $3 sidecars of tequila, $4 Pacifico light lager and $5 Cinco Ritas all day long on May 5th.
Mesa Mezcal is serving up street tacos and specialty cocktails all Cinco de Mayo long. Enjoy live music from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. from Jacob Johnson.
Hugo’s Invitados is hosting their annual Cinco de Mayo celebration featuring El Jimador tequila. A representative from El Jimador will be on site to offer tequila tastings to attendees. In addition, Happy Hour will last all day long on Thursday, May 5th.
Fuzzy’s Taco Shop is celebrating Cinco de Mayo with $4 Corona Premier and Modelo 16 oz drafts, $4 16 oz margaritas and $6.50 Coronaritas from open to close on Thursday, May 5th.