Whether you prefer to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with tequila shots or at your local festival with the kids, Wisconsin is bursting with fun ways to help you celebrate the annual holiday.
Cinco de Mayo Celebration
A two-day-long Cinco de Mayo celebration is happening in Oshkosh from May 6 to May 7 at South Park. The fun will include live music, folkloric dancing, authentic Mexican bites, a Mexican-style market, a spicy jalapeno-eating contest and much more fun for the whole family. The event is free and open to the public.
To learn more about the Cinco de Mayo Celebration, visit visitoshkosh.com.
Cinco de Mayo Family Friendly Festival
Gather the family (including the pups) and head over to UMOS in Milwaukee for the Cinco de Mayo Family Festival. The annual event will feature the fan-favorite Chihuahua beauty contest (the winner gets a massive cash prize!), spicy pepper-eating contests, traditional Mexican food, food trucks, carnival rides, car shows and more on May 7 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The event is free but subject to purchases.
To learn more about the Cinco de Mayo Family Friendly Festival, visit facebook.com.
Cinco de Mayo Zumba Class
If you are looking to celebrate the holiday but want to keep a healthy conscience, the Cinco de Mayo Zumba Class in Hartland has you covered. The class takes place on May 5 from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. and will feature a dance party, complimentary sips and snacks. Kids are welcome to join in on the fun; if they are 12 and under, they will be admitted free. Otherwise, tickets are $25 per person.
To learn more about Cinco de Mayo Zumba Class, visit allevents.in.
Cinco de Mayo Culinary Dream Theater
Courtesy of Delectable Madison, Cinco de Mayo Culinary Dream Theater in Madison is offering a five-course, five-pairing dinner in honor of the holiday. For $69 per person, the dinner will feature chicharron, pozole, ceviche and many more traditional dishes to be paired with cocktails and other libations. The dinner will take place on May 5 from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
To learn more about Cinco de Mayo Culinary Dream Theater, visit delectablemadison.com.
Cinco de Mayo Paint Party
Grab your fave gal pals or loved ones and head over to Wisconsin Dells for the Cinco de Mayo Paint Party on May 5. The party kicks off at 6 p.m., when instructors will guide you and your guests through a Cinco de Mayo-inspired painting while enjoying margaritas, wine or cervezas. Food from The Keg is available upon request, all art supplies are provided, and tickets are $30 per person.
To learn more about the Cinco de Mayo Paint Party, visit eventbrite.com.
Cinco de Mayo Tequila Dinner
What good is a Cinco de Mayo celebration without a little tequila? The Four Seasons Island Resort has locals and guests alike covered with a five-course tequila-pairing dinner. The dining experience will take place on May 6 at 6 p.m. for $75 per person.
To learn more about the Cinco de Mayo Tequila Dinner, visit opentable.com.