5 Places to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in the Bay Area

Gather your amigos and into the fiesta spirit for the ultimate in Cinco de Mayo fun. Enjoy family friendly festivals and performances of traditional mariachi and baile folklórico. Here's five great places to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in the Bay Area.

 Photo Credit: Katia Fuentes

Photo Credit: Katia Fuentes

2017 SF Cinco De Mayo

The San Francisco Cinco de Mayo celebration will take place in the Mission District on Valencia Street on Saturday, May 6, 10am-6pm. Cinco de Mayo, a family friendly celebration, is being planned on one of the Mission’s new trendy, main thoroughfares, occupying Valencia Street between 21st and 24th Streets. The celebration will showcase the very best of Mexican and Latin American cultures with a diverse array of Mexican and Latino foods, music, dance and artistry for the entire family to enjoy. Attendees will enjoy rich cultural experiences and activities focused on retaining cultural traditions in its community.

Cinco de Mayo Parade and Festival

Celebrate the Mexican Culture and enjoy three music stages, dancing horses, jumpers, giveaways, food, exhibits and much more on May 6 and 7 on 23rd Street in Richmond. For more information, please call (510) 221-9006.

Piedmont Language School’s Cinco De Mayo Celebration

The celebration will showcase Piedmont Language School’s dedication to the Mexican and Latin American cultures with kids’ craft tables hosted by Spanish language partner, Viva el Español, all-you- can-eat taco truck, churros, music, and games for kids. Enter the drawing to win great prizes including gift certificates from local businesses and restaurants. Proceeds help boost language and cultural education in Piedmont schools and the community. The celebration will be May 4th, 5:30-8pm at Piedmont Community Hall in Oakland.

Roseland Cinco de Mayo

When the first organized Roseland Cinco de Mayo event was held in 2006, it replaced several years of negative confrontations between local law enforcement and spontaneous Cinco de Mayo revelers.  Since then, the success of Roseland Cinco de Mayo has helped bolster the idea that the urban eye-sore at Sebastopol Road and West Avenue can be transformed into a thriving neighborhood center. Today with more than 50,000 attendees under its belt, the Cinco de Mayo festival is an example of how the Roseland community has come together to deliver a non-alcoholic, family-friendly atmosphere that continues to attract wider attention throughout the county and state. The one-day festival features local entertainment, fun for the kids, informational booths, plenty of food choices, crowning the “Reina del Cinco de Mayo”, Rosie the Trolley shuttling guests to and from the Cinco de Mayo event, and an awesome low-rider car show.

Cinco de Mayo Celebration- Univision

The largest Cinco de Mayo Celebration in Northern California held at the Fairgrounds, San Jose on April 30th, 11am-5pm.