Stick on that fake mo, and slap on a sombrero, because 5 de Mayo is upon us! This year, Miami is bracing for its most exciting 5 de Mayo ever, with events all over the city paying tribute to Mexican culture. Celebrate Mexico’s 1862 military victory over French occupation forces with piñatas, tequila and some spicy micheladas. Of course, it’s not all booze, with a handful of kid-friendly events around town. So there’s no excuse not to let loose and dive into a day of fun and celebration.
Brickell Cinco de Mayo
The biggest 5 de Mayo party anywhere in Miami will kick off at 11am on the Brickell waterfront. Every year, this block party explodes into a celebration of all things Mexican (but let’s be honest, we’re mostly talking tequila). The new waterfront location offers great views of the beach, plus a larger performance area. Some of Florida’s best DJs are coming out for the occasion. So get ready to stock up on margaritas and dance the night away. Entry prices begin at $15 if you book ahead, or $20 at the gate.
For more details, head over to the official website.
Brickell Bar Crawl
If that doesn’t sound like enough revelry, then why not sign up for the 5 de Mayo Brickell Bar Crawl? Now in its third year, hundreds of crawlers will stagger from bar to bar, reaping some of the best drink specials you’ll find anywhere in Miami. For starters, all participants are entitled to not one, not two, but five free drinks! Plus, participating venues all have their own drink specials running throughout the day. Your ticket also gets you some great specials on antojitos and other bar fare. Prices start as low as $15, and you can get all the details here.
Wynwood Bar Crawl
The Brickell Bar Crawl is far from the only game in town. Its closest competitor, the Wynwood Crawl, offers similar specials, and will hit up some of the best bars around Miami. Your drinking itinerary includes SHOTS, Racket, La Poderosa, The Butcher Shop, The Dirty Rabbit and more. Each of those stops comes with a free drink for crawlers, plus unique drink specials at every pit stop. Find out more here.
Cinco de Wynwood
Yes, Wynwood will be hosting its own 5 de Mayo block party; and yes, it’ll be wild. Enjoy a refreshing michelada while tapping to the beat of live mariachi. Hungry? Expect tacos galore, plus sugar shot contests and even a bit of street art. Entry is $12, with early bookings getting a free drink thrown in. So what are you waiting for? Head over here to get more details.
Sombreros on the River
What’s 5 de Mayo without a piñata? This year, The Wharf Miami is putting on its first ever piñata party for 5 de Mayo. It’s set to be the biggest piñata party anywhere in Miami this May, so get ready for a papier-mâché massacre. Food is available, and kids are more than welcome until 5pm. Awesome!
Get all the info here.
Unlimited Tequila at Club Space
Tequila is good. More tequila is better. But is Miami ready for … unlimited tequila? Find out on May 5 at Club Space, which is offering some of the best drinks deals in town this year. Get all the info here.