Cinco de Mayo in DFW

Posted 5:05pm on Friday, May. 04, 2012

This is already a big weekend in DFW. You have the Kentucky Derby festivities at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Mayfest in Fort Worth and Texas Frightmare at the Hyatt Regency DFW. The Mavs are hosting the Thunder at the AAC for what is possibly the final game in their reign as NBA champions. Sports bars across the Metroplex would be packed anyways with the Floyd Mayweather-Miguel Cotto fight.

And there is Cinco de Mayo, the fifth of May, commemorating the Battle of Puebla. To many, it is a celebratory holiday to enjoy Mexican cuisine, drinks, good people, and a great party. Here is a sampling of events in DFW:

OJOS LOCOS SPORTS CANTINA is hosting its own party beginning at 11 a.m. and running through the conclusion of the Mayweather-Cotto fight. Expect the locations in Dallas on Technology Blvd and Fort Worth in Sundance Square to be among the hottest (translation: most crowded) spots in DFW for Cinco de Mayo.

CINCO DE MAYO DALLAS in Oak Cliff is the 22nd annual event that features the Big Parade with floats, decorated vehicles, marching bands, drill teams, cheerleaders, ROTC cadets and more. The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with the parade set for 11 a.m.

THE POUR HOUSE on West 7th in Fort Worth is hosting its Cinco de Mayo bash with Latin Express on the Main Stage, $18 Mexican buckets and $4 margaritas.

The CINCO DE MAYO FESTIVAL at the Latino Cultural Center on Live Oak in Dallas will feature the "La Gran Fiesta Mexicana." Tickets are $5 to $20.

ZOUK in downtown Dallas is doing its Vanity Saturday's featuring a live performance by the Crystal Method, an American electronic music duo that was created in Las Vegas by Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland in the early 1990s. Tickets from $15 to $35 for VIP are available here.

CINCO DE MAYO FIESTA at La Gran Plaza in Fort Worth will feature live music and merchandise in over 200 shops for this family-style celebration. La Gran Plaza is at 4200 South Freeway, just north of I-20.

MATTITO'S multiple locations throughout DFW will be celebrating with mariachis, DJ music, mechanical bull rides and tequila tastings, compliments of Corozon Tequila, games and prizes, and drink specials and cuisine from its Tex-Mex menu. The party begins at 2 p.m. at each location. The Uptown location of Mattito’s will host its Third Annual Bob Armstrong Queso Eating Contest at 8 p.m.

A couple of new spots that should be hopping for the big day include Mojito's in Haltom City and Picante Sports Cantina on East Rosedale. Picante's is having its grand opening on Cinco de Mayo. These are but a few of the tons of big parties you should encounter on this big day!

Everybody have a great Cinco de Mayo!

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