Cinco de Mayo is coming up on Wednesday, the 5th of May. If you are thinking “What are some of the Cinco de Mayo events happening near me in Houston?” we have the complete guide for you. We have listed celebrations at flea markets, painting activities, children’s parties and more!
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Cinco De Mayo Events, Fiestas and Parties in Houston
Description: Celebrate Cinco De Mayo at Traders Village. Bring the whole family for live music all day by buying your all-day-ride wristband. This is going to be one fun Cinco de Mayo party!
Where: 7979 N Eldridge Pkwy, Houston, TX 77041
When: Sun May 2, 2021 12:00pm to 5:00pm
How Much: Free admission; $5 parking per car
Description: Join us May 1st – 2nd to celebrate Cinco De Mayo at the Flea Market! Come to the flea and do some shopping, eat delicious food, and enjoy live music! Fun for the whole family at Cole’s Flea Market. Don’t miss the festival!
Where: Pearland Flea-Market, 1014 N Main St, Pearland, TX 77581
When: SAT MAY 01 2021 AT 08:00 AM TO 05:00 PM UTC-05:00
How Much: Not Specified
Description: Join us from 10am -Noon on May 5th for a special Mini Masterminds-Colorful Mexico. How many colors do you see? Come visit our colorful Mexico display in honor of Cinco de Mayo. This is one of the best Cinco de Mayo activities for kids in Houston!
Where: 4775 W Panther Creek Dr #280, The Woodlands, TX
When: May 5 at 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
How Much: Not Specified
Description: Come take a cooking class at The Kitchen Chick! Join us for a fabulous fiesta sugar cookie decorating class to celebrate Cinco de Mayo! Chef Stephanie will teach you her secret recipe for making foolproof sugar cookies and how to ice them perfectly. You’ll learn to pipe, border, fill, paint and dust royal icing! Each participant will leave with a dozen decorated cookies, as well as all the recipes, knowledge and confidence to make them again at home! These fancy cookies will get you in the mood for fiesta.
Where: 2402 Market Street, Galveston, TX, US 77550
When: 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM CDT
How Much: $60/person
Description: Cinco de Mayo at Miller is a guaranteed festive time for the whole family and this year we are proud to present Mariachi Divas de Cindy Shea Directed and founded in 1999 by trumpet player Cindy Shea, Mariachi Divas is an all-female ensemble that continues to expand the scope of mariachi music. A two-time Grammy Award winner, with eight Grammy nominations and three Latin Grammy nominations, Mariachi Divas is a multicultural ensemble imbued with a truly unique musical flavour.
Where: 6000 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX, United States
When: Saturday, May 1, 2021 8:00 pm (2h)
How Much: Not Specified
Description: Our studio is a BYOB establishment so bring your favorite snacks and drinks of choice to enjoy! You must be at least 21 to consume alcohol in the studio Please arrive 10-15 minutes before class in order to get checked in, get uncorked, get aprons on & in your seat before the party starts! Your instructor is required to start class on time.
Where: 570 Sawdust Rd The Woodlands, TX 77380
When: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
How Much: $35 per person
Cinco De Mayo FAQ’s
What is Cinco De Mayo and why is it celebrated?
Cinco de Mayo is an annual festival celebrated on May 5th, according to Wikipedia. The date is commemorated to mark the victory of the Mexican Army over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, led by General Ignacio Zaragoza.
What are the activities associated with Cinco De Mayo?
Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican holiday celebrated mostly in the state of Puebla, where Zaragoza’s unlikely victory occurred, although it is also observed in other countries. Among the traditions are military parades, reenactments of the Battle of Puebla, and other festive events. Parades, wine, music, folkloric dances, and war reenactments are all part of the festivities.
When did Cinco De Mayo celebrations originate in the United States?
According to the UCLA Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture, the modern American celebration of Cinco de Mayo began in California in 1863 in response to resistance to French rule in Mexico. (#31) “Mexican miners in the gold country town of Columbia (now Columbia State Park) were so overjoyed that they spontaneously fired sniper shots and fireworks and sang patriotic songs”
The holiday spread throughout the United States in the 1950s and 1960s, but it was not widely celebrated until the 1980s, when marketers, especially beer companies, capitalized on the day’s celebratory nature and began to promote it. It grew in popularity and evolved into a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage, beginning in areas with a large population of Mexican-Americans, such as Houston, Chicago and Los Angeles.
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