San Diego Does Cinco de Mayo

With Mexico only a few miles away, San Diego takes Cinco de Mayo very seriously. Here are a few events going on around town on May 5!

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Historic Old Town, the Mexican-themed tourist destination in San Diego, will be hosting a free, three-day festival from May 4 to 6. It's sure to be the largest Cinco de Mayo event north of the border. May 4 from 5 to 10 p.m., May 5 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and May 6 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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To celebrate Cinco de Mayo, Puesto Mexican Street Food in La Jolla will have a few tasty specials. On May 5 and 6 the taco shop will serve up three tacos plus a beer for $10. It will also be dishing out special flavors throughout the weekend. 1026 Wall St. La Jolla
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El Dorado will be hosting a special Cinco de Mayo event featuring an authentic taco cart and $5 drink specials. Azucar, a Mexican pop band, will provide the entertainment for the evening. But make sure to get there early -- this bar packs out fast. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. May 5 at 1030 Broadway
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Balboa Park will host the Concierto Cinco a Las Cinco on May 5 where local musicians will play tunes from south of the border. Families are encouraged to bring the kids along for this event at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion.5 p.m. on May 5 in Balboa Park
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Vavi will be hosting a Cinco de Mayo-themed tailgate before the Padres game on Saturday, complete with food from Bull Tacos, beer from Miller Lite and a margarita tasting. Tickets start at $35, for more information check out the Vavi website.
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The 6th Annual Cinco de Mayo Trail Run in Poway is a healthy way to embrace the holiday. The 5k and 10k runs benefits educational opportunities for children throughout San Diego. Races begin at 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. on May 5
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Iowa Meat Farms storefront on 6041 Mission Gorge Rd. will be hosting a Cinco de Mayo fiesta to educate meatlovers about the joys of barbeque. The best part? It's free! The festival takes place between 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is complete with a burrito bar. Ole!
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Need some festive music? The Bazaar del Mundo restaurants throughout San Diego will have mariachi bands and folklore dancers from noon to 9:30 p.m. Participating eateries include Casa Guadalajara, Casa de Bandini and Casa de Pico.
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Melrose Ranch in Escondido will host a celebration Saturday that's free for children under 6, $8 for kids 6 to 12, $15 for teenagers and $45 for adults. You'll enjoy a Mexican fiesta lunch, wagon rides, pinatas and games. Get more information on the event <a href=Get more information on the event here.
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