Have any big plans for May 5? Now you do. Celebrate Mexico’s storied history and heritage right here in Arizona by visiting any of these phenomenal Cinco de Mayo events around Phoenix.

Cinco de Mayo Phoenix Festival

When: May 6 @ Noon
Where: Downtown Phoenix
Cost: $10 – 40

After a quarter of a century, the Cinco de Mayo Phoenix Festival is still running strong. In fact, most people believe it to be one of the best festivals in Phoenix, regardless of the season. For 2018, this Cinco de Mayo tradition will feature a yet-to-be-announced GRAMMY headliner, tons of raffles and giveaways, authentic Latin cuisine, and more than enough action to keep you entertained.

Order your tickets to this Phoenix phenomenon at

Cinco de Mario

When: May 5 @ 11 AM
Where: Scottsdale Civic Center Plaza
Cost: $20+

Don’t be a dweeb, Preppy. Head to Scottsdale to meet the quintessential 90’s jock A.C. Slater (played by actor Mario Lopez) when he tours the Civic Center on May 5. If the heartthrob from Bayside High isn’t your cup of tea, don’t worry; Cinco de Mario will also feature a viewing area for the Kentucky Derby, mariachi bands, arts and crafts for the kiddos, tacos, wine, and a special visit from Machete himself, Danny Trejo.

Tickets are just 20 bucks and can be purchased online at And bring along your best Slater impression for a chance to win the look-a-like contest!

Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival

When: May 5 @ 1 PM
Where: Rillito Park Race Track in Tucson, AZ
Cost: $30+

More than 100 local craft beers will literally be on tap at the Sabroso Festival in Tucson this Cinco de Mayo. But that’s not all! This Tucson festival will also be headlined by musical acts The Offspring, Pennywise, and The Vandals. Come grab a taco and hit the mosh pit, or circle around the Lucha Libre ring to trash talk the area’s best wrestlers as they compete for the Sabroso Championship Belt.

Purchase your tickets at and arrive early to make the most of the day.

33rd Annual Tucson Folk Festival

When: May 5 – 6
Where: Downtown Tucson
Cost: Free

Perfect for all ages, the Tucson Folk Festival is unadulterated fun. Dozens of folk artists will take the stage, including children’s music superstar Peter Alsop and ragtime-jazz performer Pokey LaFarge. But the real entertainment may very well be the Songwriting Competition, which will pit over 40 artists, both young and old, against each other for a cash prize. Registration for this competition has closed, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the show.

Consider signing up to be a volunteer at the Tucson Folk Festival by visiting

Cinco de Mayo Celebration at Tlaquepaque

When: May 5 @ 11 AM
Where: Tlaquepaque in Sedona, AZ
Cost: Free

Sedona is known as one of the best shopping destinations in all of Arizona, but on May 5 it will be home to the region’s premier Cinco de Mayo fiesta. Live mariachi bands will set the tune for Folklorico dancers, savory Mexican cuisine will be served by the shellful, and there will be enough dazzling colors on display to make a colorblind person see red, green, and blue. What’s more, you can stop into the Chili Cook-Off for a feast to end all feasts.

Visit for more details about this Arizona Cinco de Mayo party.

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