One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor! Contrary to popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not the celebration of Mexico’s Independence Day. It is recognized as the day in which the Mexican Army defeated France in 1862 in the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-American War. But hey, enough with the history lesson.
Although Mexico does celebrate this day, it does not compare to the way people living in the United States have come to celebrate Cinco de Mayo year after year with margaritas galore, mariachi performances, parades and you can’t forget the delicious tacos!
Lucky for us, Cinco de Mayo lands on a Friday this year. I’ve made a list of events for Cinco de Mayo in Rancho Cucamonga and surrounding cities. Take a look below and make sure to add them to your calendar!
Cinco de Mayo in Ranco Cucamonga
Per the City of Rancho Cucamonga’s Special Events page, there will be a community celebration at Old Town Park Saturday, May 6th from 1-6 PM. It will be free to attend with live entertainment and food (for sale), along with a salsa contest! This will definitely be a great Cinco de Mayo in Rancho Cucamonga to celebrate with your family.
Cinco de Mayo in Upland
The city of Upland will be hosting a celebration of its own in downtown Upland. This event will be hosted Friday, May 5th and is also free to attend from 5-11:30 PM. You will be able to enjoy live Mexican bands, Aztec dancers, Chihuahua races among other things. To get more information, visit the Eventbrite page.
A great way to kill two birds with one stone is by eating some good food alongside live music in the city of Upland all the while the proceeds go to the Friends of Upland Animal Shelter. For more information and to RSVP, check out the Facebook page.
Cinco de Mayo in San Bernardino
San Bernardino city will be having a Cinco de Mayo celebration as well on Saturday, May 6th from 11 AM – 6 PM at La Placita Park. There will be a car show, live entertainment and food vendors. You can check out some videos that were posted on the Facebook event page from the previous year’s event as well as get more information and RSVP.
With this list of things to do for Cinco de Mayo in Rancho Cucamonga and nearby cities, you are ready to enjoy yourself with family or friends. Dust off your sombreros before you go and make room for some tacos de asada, pollo or maybe chorizo? Our team here at Kevin Shin and Associates hope you have a wonderful Cinco de Mayo in Rancho Cucamonga.