๐Ÿน ๐ŸŒฎ Happy Cinco de Mayo weekend Pittsburgh! ๐ŸŒฎ  ๐Ÿน

Before we get into these fantastic events going on in the greater Pittsburgh area for Cinco de Mayo, do you know what it actually means? Literally Cinco de Mayo translates from Spanish to English as “5th of May”; but what does the date signify?  If you had to guess you would probably think that the Cinco de Mayo holiday celebrates the Mexican Independence Day. However, according to our source, the Mexican Independence Day is actually September 15th. According to our source:

“Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army's unlikely victory over the French forces of Napoleon III on May 5, 1862, at the Battle of Puebla. Mexico had trouble paying back war debts to European countries, and France had come to Mexico to collect that debt.“

Now that you know the history behind the holiday let’s check out some great deals and events to celebrate it for the greater Pittsburgh Area

Cinco De Mayo 2018 Events 

  • What: Cinco de Mayo Weekend
  • Where: Perle
  •               25 Market Square
  •               Pittsburgh, PA 15222
  • When:  Thursday May 3, 2018 – Saturday, May 5, 2018
  • Contact: Facebook Event
  • Start celebrating Cinco de Mayo early with this event; it starts on Thursday! You’ll start with Salsa/Bachata on Thursday, a “classy lounge night with some of the best laid-back Latin lounge, Bossa Nova and Samba music. Then the big party-Cinco de Mayo on Saturday. Doors open 8pm, DJ starts 10pm to 2am.” according to the Facebook event.  It’s sure to be a great time with your friends or a date!

 

  • What: Cinco de Mayo – The Festival
  • Where: Plaza Azteca Washington
  •               1010 Trinity Circle
  •               Washington, PA 15301
  • When:  Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 11:00 AM to
  •               Sunday May 6, 2018 at 2:00 AM
  • Contact: Facebook Event
  • If you haven’t checked out Washington’s newest Mexican restaurant Plaza Azteca this weekend is your chance! There will be indoor & outdoor seating, live music, sponsors with giveaways and even a kids area!

 

  • What:  3Day, 3R Cinco de Mayo Fiesta!
  • Where: Tres Rios Pgh
  •               1719 East Carson Street
  •               Pittsburgh, PA 15213
  • When:   Thursday, May 3rd, 2018 – Saturday, May 5, 2018
  • Contact:  Facebook Event
  • Here’s another 3-day Cinco de Mayo celebration in Pittsburgh! There will be different drink specials and appetizers each day ranging from nachos to $5 house margaritas! It’s sure to be a great time right in Pittsburgh!


  • What: Derby de Mayo: Bringing Horses and Sombreros Together to Cure Blood Cancers
  • Where:  Olive or Twist
  •                140 6th Street
  •                Pittsburgh, PA 15222
  • When:  Saturday, May 5th 2018
  •               From 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Contact: Facebook Event
  • Worried about choosing between the Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo? With this event you don’t have to worry! Not only will you be celebrating both, but you’ll be contributing to the great cause of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. So celebrate both holidays and feel good about it!


  • What:  Cinco de Mayo: Three Sisters Planting Party
  • Where: 4713 Chatswroth Avenue
  •               Pittsburgh, PA 15207-1515
  • When:   Saturday, May 5, 2018
  •                From 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Contact: Facebook Event
  • If eating lots of Mexican food and drinking margaritas isn’t really your thing then this event could be perfect for you! With this event you’ll “Learn about the ancient "Three Sisters" method, corn-bean-squash agriculture developed by Native Americans in the mountains of central Mexico and desert southwest, thousands of years ago.” According to the Facebook event. Sounds like an educational way to celebrate the holiday!

While most of these events are for adults only (except the one at Plaza Azteca), there are other events on our other blogs. Check out our May 2018 Events blog and our Mother’s Day 2018 events blog for more great stuff going on in and around the city this month!

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Until Next Time,

Jim