Celebrating Cinco de Mayo in Baltimore
Cinco de Mayo has been celebrated as a holiday since 1862 when Mexico defeated France in the Battle of Puebla. Days after the battle, it was declared a national holiday by Mexico's President at the time, Benito Juárez. It was celebrated as an act of resistance and for being able to hold their own. Celebrations for Cinco de Mayo happen with festivals, street fairs, and parades.
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Baltimore with a Fiesta
The Margarita Festival at Power Plant Live showcases live pro wrestling and authentic Mexican food trucks, along with a Margarita expo for VIP admissions. In addition to the food and entertainment, there are also several venues to browse and shop at during the event! Tickets are on sale now for the event on May 7th.
Maximón by Harbor Point is hosting a Cinco de Mayo party with authentic food and drinks, meant to be savored alongside a live mariachi band. There will also be different food presentations and carvings to be enjoyed all throughout the restaurant. Be sure to grab a ticket for this savory event!
Los Hermanos, a tequila brand founded by two brothers in Baltimore, is celebrating the day at RYMKS Bar & Grille with drink specials like reposado old fashions, tequila sunrises, and of course, margaritas! There will also be complimentary samples of their award-winning tequilas.
Alternative Cinco de Mayo Celebrations
If you want to connect with Mexican culture for the day, Schola cooking school is offering a class to teach you how to cook different Mexican dishes, such as ceviche, chipotle chicken tamales, and sopapillas with chocolate and powdered sugar. The class is offered to anyone and is a great way to celebrate the culture.
If you’re looking for a unique celebration for the holiday, there will be a Cinco de Mayo Sunset Cruise in Fells Point. On the cruise, you can enjoy unlimited tequila cocktails and snacks, all while watching the sunset. The cruise also features Lobos 1707, owned by Lebron James.
On May 4th, Charm City Run is hosting a Miles and Margarita Pub Run. The run is a fun run that ends at Vida Taco with margarita deals and tacos. Everyone, no matter their skill level, is welcome, and you can choose to walk or run along the one-mile loop as many times as you like.
However you choose to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Baltimore, we hope you have a great time! Making margaritas in your Anthem House apartment home? Tag us on Instagram, @AnthemHouseApts.