As the fifth of May approaches, indulge in the many Mexican festivities this city of angels has to offer. Whether  you plan to obliterate pinatas, or inhale pico de gallo, a mariachi soundtrack is essential for your fiesta.

Channel your inner salsa dancer while the low-ri-der drives a little slower. It is a time to celebrate your independence, and drink so many tequila shots that your sombrero becomes your identity. Salute to the Mayans and celebrate this Cinco De Mayo like it is your last, before you hit the floor. Viva Mexico amigos!

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta and Classic Car Show in Santa Monica: This festival will be fun for the whole family. Mariachis, folklorico, and salsa music are paired with classic muscle cars and lowriders at this celebration in Santa Monica.

When: Sunday, May 6, 2012, noon-5:00 pm
Where: Virginia Park, northwest corner of Pico and Cloverfield in Santa Monica

Fiesta Broadway: Brace yourself! Downtown Los Angeles is going to be taken over with music, games, food, and vendors this Sunday in celebration of Cinco de Mayo. This mile-long street fair is going to be party central!

When: Sunday, April 29, 2012, 11 am – 6 pm
Where: Broadway from 1st to Olympic, Downtown Los Angeles
Cost: Free

Cinco de Mayo at Olvera Street: A traditional celebration with mariachis, folklorico dancers, piñatas and other activities for the kids at El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Site on Olvera Street in Downtown Los Angeles.

When: May 5-6, 2012, Saturday noon- 7 pm, Sunday 11 am – 5 pm,
Where: 845 N. Alameda Street, Los Angeles

Lucha VaVoom at the Mayan Theater: This year, put down the Corona and quesadilla. Instead, see some wrestling, burlesque, comedy, and much more at the Mayan Theater. This is a special one night only event and is sure to knock sus calcetines off!

When: May 4 & 5, 2012, 8 pm
Where: The Mayan Theater, 1038 South Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90015

KROQ’s Weenie Roast: They’ve got another all-star lineup this year, with Coldplay, Incubus, The Offspring, Silversun Pickups, Pennywise, Angels & Airwaves, The Dirty Heads, Garbage and more. What better way to celebrate than with some awesome music?!

When: May 5
Where: Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

Have fun, be safe, and happy cinco de mayo!

– Robyn Luttrell, 93.1 JACK FM

Comments (2)
  1. Rio Brasil Samba Shows for your cinco de mayo weekend!

  2. Nice list. definitely trying to be more culture this cinco de mayo and not just partying. Im actually going to a home cooking activity tomorrow to make salsa, fried chips, and margarita form scratch, so at least i will know how to make them. should be super fun. Anyone is welcome to join coz its open to the public.

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