Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. Of course, it’s also become a popular drinking holiday over the years. Admittedly we’ll take any excuse to indulge, and it’s even better when the day falls on a weekend. Here are some ways to fiesta on Cinco de Mayo this year.
Head to the “Beach”
Every Cinco de Mayo, The Cantina in Mill Valley trucks in 25 tons of sand to transform its outdoor space into a beach-themed area perfect for a mucho grande party. Along with plenty of food, drinks and a DJ, there are multiple bounce houses and a designated sand play area for the kids. No reservations.
May 3-5, hours vary
Make it a Hit
Marin Country Mart is hosting its second annual Cinco de Mayo party, with a piñata at 11 a.m., the movie Coco screening at the farmers’ market, a taco bar from El Huarache Loco and scoops of Mexican chocolate ice cream at Three Twins.
May 4, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Copita Tequileria y Comida, the charming Mexican kitchen founded by renowned chef and cookbook author Joanne Weir, is celebrating its 7th anniversary with specials all week long, including tequila Thursday, fried (chicken wing) Friday – and if you are really listo, a $77 tequila flight that kicks off on May 1. Accepts reservations.
May 1-7, hours vary