Cinco de Mayo is a day of celebration for the Mexican people. The holiday began as an annual military victory over France in 1821 but has evolved into much more than that now with its cultural significance across Latin America and beyond! If you are looking to celebrate this year, then OC is the perfect place to be. Here are our top picks for the best Cinco de Mayo events in Orange County:
SoCal’s Cinco de Miles 5K and 5 MILE in Huntington Beach (Sun, May 1, 2022, 7:30 AM – 11:30 AM)
Who said that 5 can’t be a lucky number? If you are a runner and an early bird, then this is the perfect event for you! Come on over and take fun pictures to share on all of your social media pages and wear a sombrero, too! Just remember to bring enough water with you!
The EARLY Cinco de Mayo Dance Party in Mission Viejo (Sun, May 1, 2022, 10 AM – 12 PM)
Are you eager to show off your best moves? If so, then this Cinco de Mayo dance party is the perfect opportunity! This event will have you doing everything from partnering up with someone special or just fooling around. Danceable tunes playlists are available throughout so there’s something for everyone.
Hangar 24 Orange County’s “Drinko De Mayo” Festival in Irvine (Sat, May 7, 2022, 11 AM – 11 PM)
If you were too busy to do anything on the 5th, it’s still not too late to have some Cinco de Mayo fun. If you love live music and brewery, then this is an event you definitely won’t want to miss. Help your taste buds celebrate with a foodie event that is truly one-of-a-kind! For just $10, you can enjoy some delicious appetizers and party all night long to music by top DJs. Don’t wait any longer–these tickets sell out fast so grab yours today before they’re gone.
You can also make a positive impact on your local community by donating to a Mexican-American charity. Here are just a few of them you can check out for yourself:
The Corazon De Vida Foundation (Irvine)
Spanish for “heart of life,” this non-profit organization aims to aid children who have been abandoned in Baja, Mexico. By providing these children with food, education, and compassion, you can allow them to get the second chance at life that they deserve. Allow them the peace of mind that there are adults in the world who care.
Latino Health Access (Santa Ana)
Health risks are higher among Hispanics compared to Caucasians. Hispanics are more likely to face complications from diabetes, high blood pressure, and obesity. Latino Health Access believes that health care is a human right, so consider giving some of your loose change to this important cause.
No matter which of these Orange County events you may choose to celebrate Cinco de Mayo this year, we hope you do so with an open heart and mind. ¡Viva la Mexico!
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