Holiday Inn Burbank is your source for the latest information about the seemingly countless 2018 Los Angeles Cinco de Mayo parties taking place throughout Southern California. From low key celebrations like the one held in Burbank, CA to high energy through the night bashes at downtown Los Angeles nightclubs, Cinco de Mayo 2018 in LA offers a little of something for everyone.
Overview of Cinco de Mayo
Contrary to what many people think, Cinco de Mayo is not the celebration of Mexican independence. Instead, the 5th of May represents the annual celebration to commemorate the unlikely victory the Mexican army had over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla. Mexican General Ignacio Zaragoza led an undermanned army into battle on May 5, 1962. One year later, Los Angeles hosted the first observance of one of the biggest military upsets in history. Contemporary Cinco de Mayo celebrations have become more of a salute to the powerful influence Mexican culture has made in the United States.
Here are just a few of the parties scheduled to take place on May 5, 2018:
Historical Venice Cinco de Mayo Parade Festival
The family-friendly Venice, CA Cinco de Mayo event starts with a culturally rich and colorful parade that combines Mexican music and classic American made cars. Charro and Mariachi bands, as well as Aztec and Folklorico dancers, highlight one of the most popular Cinco de Mayo parades in greater Los Angeles. The parade finishes where the city of Venice sponsors a lively festival featuring piñatas, food vendors, and live performances. Children have the opportunity to enjoy Mexican inspired arts and crafts. The parade starts at 10 AM, with the festival running until 6 PM at the Oakwood Recreation Center located at 767 California Avenue in Venice.
Cinco de Mayo Fiesta by VIPnightlife.com
One of the best features of LA Cinco de Mayo parties is the diverse demographics attracted to each event. You can take the family to the celebration in Venice or party the night away at the bash thrown by VIPnightlife.com. The Cinco de Mayo celebration at the Pig N’ Whistle on Hollywood Boulevard features two for one margaritas, three dollar Dos Equis, and four dollar shots of tequila. Live DJs Cebo and Coolwhip generate high energy, while street tacos tantalize your taste buds. The adult-oriented party begins at 2:00 on Saturday, May 5 and ends at two in the morning on Sunday, May 6.
Cinco de Mayo Festival by KOA at Fairplex
Attend an event for the entire family from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Saturday, May 5 at the KOA Annual Cinco de Mayo Festival. Authentic Latin-inspired dishes make the celebration perfect for lovers of Mexican, Central American, and South American dishes. Latin music and pinata rituals highlight the fun you and your family can expect to have at Fairplex KOA in Pomona, California. Take advantage of the complimentary parking located at Gate 9.
Ask one of the customer service professionals at Holiday Inn Burbank for directions to any of the 2018 Los Angeles Cinco de Mayo parties.