Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Long Beach

Looking for plans for Cinco de Mayo? Look no further! We've compiled a list of countless Cinco de Mayo celebrations throughout Long Beach.

Whether you're looking for new ways to enjoy live performances or celebrating Cinco de Mayo with family, we've got you covered with a variety of spectacular experiences.


Shop over 20 local businesses and enjoy entertainment at the Cinco de Mayo Unidos Vendor Market at 2ND & PCH (6400 Pacific Coast Hwy) on Sunday, May 5, from 12 to 5PM. The curated open-air market celebrates the holiday with folklórico dancers, a mariachi band, photo opportunities, drinks by Beachwood Brewing, and special crafts for visitors to shop. After visiting the market, you can stop in for a Mexican lunch or dinner at Ola Mexican Kitchen on the shopping center’s second floor overlooking the Alamitos Bay Marina.


Fuego at Hotel Maya (700 Queensway Dr) will celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a Sunday Brunch served from 11AM to 4PM and Fuego Dinner beginning at 5PM. Enjoy live entertainment including Grammy-winning Mariachi Divas de Cindy Shea, the official mariachi band of Disneyland from 12 to 3PM, followed by live DJ performance from 5 to 9PM. Executive Chef Victor Juarez will be serving chicken mole for brunch and dinner, and the dinner service will also include a street taco station. El Jimador Tequila staff will be on hand with swag bags from 5 to 9PM.


Start the Cinco celebration early at Bixby Knolls’ monthly First Fridays event. On May 3, First Fridays will have a Cinco de Mayo theme, with restaurants serving Mexican food and drinks, free face painting, character meet and greets, performances by Mariachi Las Catrinas, and exhibits and vendors at the Expo Art Center and throughout the corridor. For all the details, visit the event website.


Beachwood Brewing will be celebrating all weekend long at their Downtown Blendery (247 Long Beach Blvd) location with the return of their popular Belgian-style sour beer blends, Día De Los Mangos and Día De La Piña, inspired by Mexican candy. The Blendery will also be serving up micheladas, beermosas, and specialty draft releases. On Friday, DJ Emilio Jr. Venegas aka @quatre45cinq will be spinning starting at 7PM, and on Sunday the Blendery will host food pop-up Flaccos Tacos at 1PM.


Long Beach City Councilmember Roberto Uranga and Councilwoman Mary Zendejas will host the first annual Mariachi Festival on Saturday, May 4, from 11AM to 6PM at Harry Bridges Park (1126 Queens Hwy). This free event will feature food trucks, a kids fun zone, and a resource fair. Bring your blankets and chairs to enjoy performances by DJ Demo, and five mariachi groups, with Emcee Emiliano Torres.


In celebration of Cinco de Mayo, Pizza Parlor (2936 Clark Ave) on Long Beach’s east side is collaborating with North Long Beach’s Tacos La Carreta (3480 E 69th St) for a carne asada pizza available Friday through Sunday, May 3 to 5. Starting with Pizza Parlor’s five-day proofed sourdough crust and layered with Tacos La Carreta’s carne and charred Anaheim chiles, the pizza brings together Mexican ingredients to create a unique pie. Get it at Pizza Parlor this weekend while supplies last!

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