Cinco to Try for Cinco de Mayo


San Diego is celebrating Cinco de Mayo in a big way. Check out these five fiestas that celebrate Cinco de Mayo throughout the weekend.

  1. Old Town San Diego is the place to be for authentic Mexican food and entertainment for San Diego’s Cinco de Mayo celebration. On May 5th, Fiesta de Reyes, El Fandango and The Cosmopolitan Hotel and Restaurant will be hosting special celebrations in honor of the Mexican holiday. Festivities start at 1:00 p.m. at Fiesta de Reyes and will feature live entertainment. El Fandango restaurant is featuring a special menu and The Cosmopolitan Hotel and Restaurant will also feature a special menu and live entertainment.
  2. SeaWorld presents Viva La Música, a multi-weekend celebration of Hispanic heritage, complete with live concerts by today’s hottest acts, plus delicious Latin food. This fiery festival will fill your senses with all the sights and sounds of this vibrant culture. Weekends through May 22, 2011.
  3. Catch Cafe Moliendo at Humphreys Backstage on May 5th starting at 8:00 pm. Their Latin rock sounds will surely get you in the mood. Plus, from 5:00 – 7:00 pm all food and beverage is 1/2 off. Muy bueno!
  4. The 14th Annual Festival Cinco de Mayo will take place Sunday, May 8. Features of this flagship Third Avenue event include live entertainment on three stages, authentic food from Mexico and around the world, local crafters and contests. Come join the 30,000 community members who enjoy the festival each year.
  5. Uno, dos, tres…fiesta! In lieu of their Monthly Thursday Mixer, El Cordova Hotel on Coronado Island is joining one of their favorite amigos, Miguel’s Cocina Mexican Restaurant to celebrate Cinco de Mayo and you’re INVITED! The party begins at 5:00 pm at the El Cordova Hotel Courtyard.
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About Suzzanne

I love to buy books, but seldom actually finish one. I like african violets, my iPhone, and everything that smells like lavender.  I am seriously adverse to the cold and am known to bring a sweatshirt to the beach in the summer.  I have two kids – a boy whose 10 and a girl 12.

What would you do on your ideal San Diego Day?

It would start by having breakfast somewhere near the ocean – either Pannikin in Encinitas or Beach Grass Café in Solana Beach.  Then we would head to the beach hang out for a few hours, head home and then catch a concert in the park in Balboa Park.

What is your favorite San Diego outdoor activity?

We love riding our bikes around town.  There are great places to ride in San Diego that kids can handle – Coronado Island, Point Loma or the boardwalk in Pacific Beach are just a few.

Do you prefer burgers and beer or linguine and red wine?

Depends on the day, a good burger and craft brew can really hit the spot, but I would probably end up ordering linguine and white wine.

Latest music purchases for my iPod player are…

Snow Patrol, O.A.R., Mike Moran, Eric Hutchinson

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