Cinco de Mayo Celebrations have started, and Fort Worth has a few in store to commemorate Mexico’s victory at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. From drink specials around town to family-friendly events, Cinco de Mayo is also a great excuse to support Mexican-owned businesses in the city.
Cinco de Mayo at the Fort Worth Library
The Fort Worth Public library will have a family-friendly event on Cinco de Mayo where attendees will learn to make piñatas, play lotería to win prizes along with other activities. The free Cinco de Mayo celebration at the Northwest Library is from 4 to 6 p.m.
Cinco in the Stockyards
Taco Heads is having their first Cinco de Mayo event in The Stockyards this year. Live music from Adrian Garza, Rey Reyna and Leo Saenz and the front Porch Conjunto Band. Street tacos, beer and tequila will be available for purchase and they’ll even have a donkey (burro) kids can pet. Don’t miss Cinco at the Stockyards from 4 to 10 p.m. at 2349 Main N Street.
Squeezebox Bandits at Billy Bob's Texas
If you get to Cinco in the Stockyards early you might be able to catch the Squeezebox Bandits at Billy Bobs for their performance. The local Honky Tonk band with a Temex flavor will be releasing their third album during their Cinco de Mayo show. Tickets are still available and the showtime starts at 8 p.m. The band will also have other performances around town for Cinco de Mayo including one at American Gardens at West 7th on Friday, May 6 starting at 8 p.m.
Cinco on Main
Tinies Mexican Restaurant isn’t missing the Cinco the Mayo fun and is hosting an event on South Main. A Mariachi and a DJ will keep the crowd grooving while lowriders steal the show. Drink specials such as $10 Altos Tequila Margaritas and Ranch Water are on the special Cinco de Mayo menu. The party starts at 4 p.m. and goes till 10 p.m. at 113 South Main Street
A selection of bars will have drink specials at West 7th for Cinco de Mayo. From Chimmy’s to El Chingon and Texas Republic there will be plenty of options for a fun celebration. Texas Republic will have cash and prize piñatas starting at 6 p.m., $2 tacos all day, $3 margaritas and tequila shots all day, as well as other drink specials.
Latin Express Cinco de Mayo Celebration
If you’re wanting to enjoy some live music, local band Latin Express has you covered. The band started by Carlos D. Saenz when he was a high school senior at Northside High in 1975 will be playing at Tulips FTW on Thursday. Latin Express will have two performances, one at 8:30 p.m. and another at 11:30 p.m. Ticket prices range from $5.50 to $45.
Cinco De Mayo Sip N Shop
Neighbor’s House Grocery will have a Sip N Shop for Cinco de Mayo this Thursday. The event will feature a selection of local vendors and $2 tacos. Entrance to the celebration is free and you can enjoy the Sip N Shop from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Cinco de Mayo Panther City BBQ
If you can’t make any of the Cinco de Mayo celebrations on Thursday then head over to Panther City BBQ on Saturday. The barbecue restaurant will have drink specials and a live DJ to keep the party grooving. Panther City BBQ will have special menu items such as Brisket Elote and Flacos Tacos during their Cinco de Mayo party. Cinco de Mayo at Panther City BBQ is on May 7 from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.