Charleston's 2018 Cinco de Mayo Round-Up

Credit: Balao (Facebook)

Looking for some Cinco de Mayo plans? Look below for a few options (check back for updates):

  • 492
    • Cinco de Derby Party
    • 5 pm to 7 pm
    • Altos Tequila cocktails and tastings
    • Specialty cocktails
    • Mexican food
  • Balao
    • 3 pm to 7 pm
    • Food and drink specials
    • Games and prizes
    • Click here for more info
  • Ballroom Dance Charleston
    • Cinco de Mayo Dance Party
    • Starts at 7:30 pm
    • 7:30 pm - Merengue lesson by Debbie Housand
    • 8:30 pm - 11 pm open dancing
    • Cost: Member $10/Non-Member $15
    • Bring a covered Mexican dish to share
  • Bay Street Biergarten
    • Derby De Mayo
    • 3 pm - 11 pm
    • Derby on the TVs
    • Live bluegrass music from Dallas Baker & Friends (3pm-7pm)
    • Specials
      • New Belgium Pints - $5
      • Woodford Mint Juleps - $7
      • Modelo Pints - $4
      • Frozen Mexican Mules ($7 and $10)
      • Grapefruit Paloma featuring Owen's Craft Mixer - $7
      • Kentucky Hot Brown Sandwiches - $13
      • Nacho Plate - $13
    • Big hat contest where the "lovely lady with the best hat will win a $25 gift card"
    • New Belgium Horse Picking Contest where the person/people who pick the correct winner of the Derby will be entered to win a custom New Belgium Bicycle
    • Click here for more info
  • Cinco de Mayo Bar Crawl
    • Use discount code "hcscinco" for 30% off ticket prices!
    • Drink specials
    • Free koozie
    • Prizes
    • After Party
    • Click here for more info
  • Cinco de Mayo Festival
    • 13th Annual event will be held at the Visitor Center Bus Shed
    • 7 pm to 11 pm
      • Live music
      • Food
      • Drinks
      • Click here for more info
  • Edmund's Oast
    • Kentucky Derby + Cinco de Mayo Party
    • 3 pm to 6 pm
    • Themed drink menu
      • Mint juleps featuring Maker’s Mark, pitchers of margaritas, a shot luge
    • Food specials
      • Including tacos
    • The Derby will be aired for patrons to enjoy
  • Frothy Beard Brewing Company
    • Frothy Fiesta / Frothy De Mayo
    • 11 am to 11 pm
    • $12 Taco Pie
      • Black bean base pie that's topped with lettuce, tomatoes, jalapeños, and lots of cheesy queso
    • $2 ¡Andale! Cans
  • Mex 1 Coastal Cantina
    • Cinco de Mayo Block Party at West Ashley location
    • 4 pm to 11 pm
    • Live music
      • 4:30 pm - Brazilian beats by Duda Lucena
      • 8 pm - The Dubplates
    • PerformancesLocal Capoeira (a form of Brazilian Martial Arts)
    • Maculele (an Afro-Brazilian Dance played with sticks and machetes)
    • Samba dancing
    • Large drum circle
    • Brushfire Collective will be bringing the heat with a fire performance
    • Multiple outdoor bars
    • Food tent
    • Raffle
  • Morgan Creek Grill
    • Cinco de Derby
    • Party starts at noon
    • Taco Bar outside for $10 a plate
    • Mint Julep specials all day
    • Kentucky Derby playing on all levels of the restaurant
    • Food and drinks specials
    • Live music from Charles Cannon (5:30 pm - 8:30 pm)
    • Guests are encouraged to wear their best hat - Cinco style or Derby style.
  • Palace Hotel
    • 12 pm - 2 am
    • Live Music by DJ Party Dad from 4 pm - 7pm
    • Piñata Bust at 5 pm
    • Mexican Beer & Shot Special
    • Taco Specials
  • Pancito & Lefty
    • 1:30 pm to 8:30 pm
    • Tacos, street corn, and specialty margaritas
    • Mariachi Penisular performing 3 pm to 5 pm
    • Free for all ages
    • Goddess Collective will be on site
    • Graft Wine Shop will be on site
    • Draft cocktails featuring Partida Tequila
    • Modelo USA on tap
  • Smoke BBQ on Coleman
    • 11 am to 11 pm
    • $3 Margaritas
    • $2 Tacos
  • SOL Southwest Kitchen
    • All-day fiesta at each location
    • Party starts at noon
    • $5 Margaritas featuring Exotico Tequila
    • Complimentary tequila tasting featuring Milagro from 5:30 pm - 7 pm
    • Live Music
      • Mt Pleasant: Side Chick Duo - 4-7pm
      • Summerville: Ellen Drive Duo - 5-8pm
      • Downtown Charleston: Lauren Hall Trio - 4-7pm
  • Taco Boy
    • 217 Huger Street
    • No cover
    • DJ Trevor D from 12 pm to 3 pm and again from 5 pm to 9 pm
    • Click here for more info
  • Trifecta of Fun at The Charleston RiverDogs
    • Held at The Joe's Riley Park Club
    • 5 pm - 10 pm
    • Fundraiser for Make A Wish SC
    • Ticket will grant you a clubhouse experience with open bar (beer and wine), full catering by Merchantile & Mash, and a chance to win high dollar prizes
    • Click here for more info
  • The Washout
    • Derby de Mayo Block Party
    • Starts at 2 pm
    • Live music from The Spazmatics and Dallas Baker & Friends
    • Best Hat Contest
    • Stick Horse Races
    • $4 margaritas and mint juleps
  • Workshop, 1503 King Street
    • One Year Anniversary Celebration and Cinco de Mayo Party
    • Food
      • Sambar - $5 Tamarind Margaritas and food specials on the Big Green Egg in the courtyard
      • Pink Bellies - $5 Bahn Mi Tacos
      • Spanglish - $5.50 Donkey Punch
      • Juan Luis - food & drink specials
      • Slice Co. - $2/slice "Margarita" Pizza
      • Merrow's Garden Bar - Mexican Mango Bellinis and 1/2 price bottles of sparkling wine
      • Pool Bar - $3 Milagro Palomas
      • EffinB HQ - $8 Kimchi Micheladas
    • Activities
      • Live music on the courtyard from 1 to 4 pm
      • Extra Large Jump Castle
      • Face Painting by Carolina Party Artist
      • Piñatas (the first whack begins at 2 pm)
      • Temporary tattoos, bubble machines, crafts table

Know of another party? E-mail me at christian@holycitysinner.com

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