Where to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Metro Vancouver

Have a look at some of the best ways to enjoy the festivities in our Lower Mainland round-up...

The annual Cinco de Mayo celebrations commence at the beginning of May across Metro Vancouver, and offer numerous ways to get your fiesta on.

Have a look at some of the best ways to enjoy the festivities in our Lower Mainland round-up.

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Sol Fiesta Mexico

Pre-Cinco de Mayo celebrations will take place at the Harbour Events Centre on Saturday, May 4. The 5-hour fiesta will include food, music, and dance performances to enjoy with your friends all night long. Featured performers from last year included Tren al Sur, Orquesta Tabasko and the Las Estrellas de Vancouver all female Mariachi band.

When: Saturday, May 4 | 9:30 pm – 3 am
Where: Harbour Events Centre – 750 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
Cost: $20 – regular ticket | $30 – at the door

Cinco de Mayo Pub Night Cruise

Paddlewheeler Riverboat Tours in New Westminster offers adults ages 19+ a three-hour cruise with Samba, Mambo, Salsa and Merengue DJ music, plus Mexican and Central American food and drink specials.

When: Friday, May 3 | 7 – 10 pm
Where: Paddlewheeler Riverboat Tours – 900 Quayside Drive New Westminster
Cost: $39.95 per person + tax

Cinco de Mayo Mariachi/Salsa band

Come down to the Waldorf Hotel on Saturday May 4th to party and enjoy 2 live bands, a DJ, drinks, and snacks. Enjoy Orquesta Tabasko and special guest “Mariachi Tabasko” Bands playing the classic Latin hits and DJ MiXXX playing the best of Salsa, Reggaeton, Cumbia, Merengue and Bachata.

When: Saturday, May 4 | 9 pm – 2 am
Where: Waldorf Hotel – 1489 E Hastings St, Vancouver
Cost: $20

Boat Cruise Cinco de Mayo

The Mexican fiesta on water runs from 7 until 11 pm on Saturday, May 4, and offers three Floors with three Djs. The evening also includes a choice of light or full buffet. The boat leaves from 750 Pacific Boulevard in False Creek.

When: Saturday, May 4 | 7 – 11 pm
Where: Cuchillo’s – 750 Pacific Boulevard in False Creek, Vancouver
Cost: $39 to $76 (includes choice of buffet)

Cinco De Mayo 2019

West and IAB Canada invite you to throw on your sombreros and grab your maracas to join us at our nabs Month Cinco De Mayo event. Ticket includes dinner.

When: Wednesday, May 1 | 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Where: Anza Club – 3 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver
Cost: $39 to $76 (includes choice of buffet)

Cinco De Mayo Party (sponsored by El Jimador Tequila)

The first 100 people at Cabana will get get a free sample drink, courtesy of El Jimador Tequila. There will be Latin + Top 40 mixed all night long by Wanderlust Thursdays Resident DJ, Thunder.

When: Thursday, May 2 | 8 am – 2 am
Where: Cabana Lounge – 1159 Granville Street, Vancouver
Cost: $39 to $76 (includes choice of buffet)

World Music Festival Cinco De Mayo

Enjoy live performances by local Miriachi bands, and traditional mexican snacks. Decorate a sugar skull mask and enjoy this vibrant cultural experience. Free, but the event organizers ask you to pre-register.

When: Sunday, May 5 | 12 – 3 pm
Where: Cabana Lounge – 1159 Granville Street, Vancouver
Cost: Free

11th Annual Cinco de Mayo 5-Pounder™ Burrito Eating Challenge 

This Burrito Eating Challenge asks you to consume a Taco Del Mar 5-Pounder™ in 30 minutes or less and it’s free. The 5-Pounder™ is a five‐pound burrito rolled with four tortillas stuffed with rice, beans, ground beef, cheese, pico de gallo, and sauce. It is equivalent to four-and‐a‐half Baja Burritos – and it usually costs $30.

When: Sunday, May 5 | 12 – 5 pm
Where: Taco Del Mar – 113-2020 Oxford Connector, Port Coquitlam
Cost: Free

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