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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.

As an event partner for The Sacramento Press, Sacramento365.com provides information on activities happening in the Sacramento community. Find these and many more events on Sacramento365.com, the year-round source for Sacramento events.

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