Get ready to fiesta: 10 Cinco de Mayo events in Atlanta

Breidi Guzman (6) from Norcross flies as she comes down inside an inflatable during the Cinco de Mayo festival at Plaza Fiesta on Sunday, May 7, 2023, in Atlanta. Miguel Martinez /

Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner, and with all Atlanta has to offer on this day of celebration, it’s not too early to plan. This annual commemoration of Mexican heritage and culture is set to bring out revelers all over the city. Here are the events you need to know about.

Cinco de Mayo: Run Against All Odds Atlanta

This 5K/10K/half-marathon event is the perfect way to celebrate an occasion that marks victory against all odds. This is a timing-optional run. Register now to receive your shirt before race day. Finishers get a medal. Run or walk in small, capped event waves.

Location: South Peachtree Creek Trail; Website:; Date: Saturday, May 4; Time: 7:30 a.m.; Admission: $35-$45

Cinco de Drinko Fest

This repeat event takes Cinco de Mayo underground. Vendors and DJs will keep things lively for attendees strolling through. Expect great drinks and tons of games!

Location: Underground Atlanta; Website:; Date: Saturday, May 4; Times: Noon to 8 p.m.; Admission: $15; free entry by 2 p.m.

Fiesta de Mayo: Cinco de Mayo Party

Celebrate the day away at Live! At the Battery! This event, for ages 21+, will feature Latino and Hispanic-owned vending, a Mariachi band, a live DJ and great margaritas. A fajita buffet is the perfect ticket add-on for an accompanying taste experience you won’t soon forget.

Location: Live! At the Battery; Website:; Date: May 4; Time: 2 p.m.; Admission: $10-$20

Tequila Fest

Tequila! It’s the order of the day at this 21-and-older event at Atlantic Station. You’ll be dancing all day long with plenty musicians on tap. Attendees will receive complimentary beverages made with tequila while supplies hold out, along with free bbq and jerk chicken and tacos. Dress to dance and come on out!

Location: Atlantic Station; Website:; Dates: Saturday, May 4; Times: 3-10 p.m.; Admission: $50+

Latino Family Festival and Light Show

Bring the family out for a light and drone show on the big screen, and catch live talent like storytellers and Colombian ballet dancers, Aztec dancers, charros, stilt walkers and more! Specialty food and beautiful decor will round out the day. Book a hotel room or camp inside the park for the ultimate experience. Some tickets include meal deals and VIP experiences.

Location: Stone Mountain Park; Website:; Dates: Saturday and Sunday, May 4-5, 11-12, 18-19; Times: 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Admission: child - $34.99-$$49.99; adult - $39.99-$49.99

Taco and Margs crawl

What’s an Atlanta occasion without a good pub crawl? This 21+ event gets a Cinco de Mayo twist with flavor and fun rolled into one unforgettable night. Enjoy free tacos and margarita tastings and two-hour, VIP-only parties both days.

Location: X Midtown; Website:; Date: Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5; Time: 2 p.m.; Admission: $19.99-$64.99

Cinco de Mayo Yogarita Flow

Get into a yoga session and let the energy flow in beautiful Lilburn City Park! Bring your mat and grab a taco and a margarita afterward at Agavero Cantina-Parkside.

Location: Lilburn City Park; Website:; Date: Saturday, May 5; Time: 10:30-11:30 a.m.; Admission: Donation

Cinco de Mayo at Lobo’s Latin Cuisine

Salsa pros and amateurs welcome! This is a day of dance, fabulous Mexican cuisine, music, raffles and more. Kick back with a margarita and some tacos and watch all the action.

Location: Lobo’s Latin Cuisine; Website:; Date: Sunday, May 5; Time: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Admission: Free

Xolos de Gwinnett game

Head on out to Lawrenceville, and catch some culture and a ballgame! The Gwinnett Stripers will become the Xolos de Gwinnett for a day in honor of the area’s prevalent Latino and Hispanic communities. An all-you-can-eat specialty buffet will be available to those who purchase a buffet pack. And bring the kids out for a pre-game, on-the-field activity and a post-game running of the bases.

Location: Coolray Field; Website: ; Dates: Sunday, May 5; Time: 1:05 p.m.; Admission: $14-$30

Plaza de Fiesta Cinco de Mayo celebration

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in style at this shopping hub modeled on a Mexican mercado! Think live mariachi music, bands, games and prizes. Musical guests will include Relevanzia, José Manuel Figueroa and more. It’s truly a chance to experience another culture without leaving the Atlanta area!

Location: Plaza Fiesta - Brookhaven; Website:; Dates: Saturday, May 5; Time: Noon; Admission: Free

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