You’ve got your sombrero, kept your stomach empty, and handed the car keys over to a designated driver—now what? If you need a fun activity for Cinco de Mayo weekend in Jacksonville, we’ve got you covered. Here are some of the best ways to celebrate May 5 this year.
Cinco de Mayo Fiesta
Now in its second year, the Cinco de Mayo Fiesta at Wicked Barley Brewing Company is one of Jacksonville’s finest. From morning to night, the brewery’s beer garden will be fiesta-ing nonstop. On tap (literally) will be a plethora of ales, margaritas, live music, and all the tacos you could eat. To get into the holiday spirit, the restaurant will also be serving up $5 Cerveza specials to all patrons.
Old Crow Medicine Show Concert
The Americana band out of Nashville will bring their folk-blues sound straight to the Times-Union Center stage on May 5. The concert begins early in the evening (7:30 PM), leaving you enough time to hit up a local pub for traditional Cinco de Mayo fun after the final guitar strum. Just park your car and take to the Jacksonville streets! Tickets to the Old Crow Medicine Show cost about $25 and can be purchased online.
Heroes & Villains Party
The 10th Annual Heroes & Villains Party is like no other cosplay event you’ve ever seen. Hundreds of Jacksonville’s self-proclaimed nerds will don capes, masks, and spandex to dance the Cinco de Mayo night away. DJs will spin the jams. Stage shows will open some eyes. And there will, of course, by loads of games to play. For a unique way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Jacksonville, look no further.
Cinco de Comedy
Hosted at the River Cove Conference Center in Jacksonville, Cinco de Comedy will provide more than just a night packed with laughs. For just $15, you’ll get to nibble around the buffet, sip topped-off cocktails, and chit-chat with other guests. Once the stand-up show commences, you’ll see why this is the most “tacoed about” comedy show in the area.
Cinco de Derby Party
Not only is Cinco de Mayo on (obviously) May 5, so too is the Kentucky Derby. But you don’t have to travel the 700-plus miles to Churchill Downs to join in on the equestrian action! Just head to Jacksonville’s Hyperion Brewing Company for their special Cinco de Derby Party. Wear your loudest, craziest, and most ridiculous derby hat to get a discount on drinks. Best yet, if you arrive by noon, you’ll get to sample the brewery’s special Mint Julip ale!
A Reminder to Drink Responsibly
It’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt. Make the right decisions over Cinco de Mayo weekend by planning in advance. Get a DD or use a ride-share app to get to and from any of these Jacksonville events on May 5. That way you can be around to celebrate next year’s Cinco de Mayo.
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