From family-friendly festivals to a taco and margs bar crawl, Wisconsin boasts a plethora of fun for everyone in your group this Cinco de Mayo. The following are five ways to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Wisconsin.
Cinco de Mayo Fiesta
With fun for the whole family, Elite Sports Clubs in Mequon is hosting a spectacular celebration at its Cinco de Mayo Fiesta on May 5 at 4:30 p.m. The event is free, with a variety of activities for those with little ones, including carnival games, piñatas, bungee runs, jousting pits, arts and crafts and more. Catered margaritas, tacos and snacks will also be available for purchase. Registration to attend the celebration is required and can be made online. For more information, visit eliteclubs.com.
Fuego Friday Cinco de Mayo
Nestled in Downtown Madison’s Old Settlement District, Majestic Theatre is a local staple in the city, famous for its historical roots dating back to 1906. This year, the venue will celebrate Cinco de Mayo in style with a concert lineup on Friday, May 5, at 7:30 p.m. The show is 18-plus and will feature live performances from local Latin artists, including Orquesta Salsoul Del Mad, Charanga Agoza and DJ Francis Medrano. A full bar and an assortment of light bites can be enjoyed before the show. Tickets to the concert are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. For more information, visit majesticmadison.com.
Milwaukee Tacos & Margs Crawl
Get ready to party this Cinco de Mayo in Wisconsin and crawl through some of Milwaukee’s best bars and restaurants at Milwaukee Tacos & Margs Crawl. The celebration begins at Brothers Bar & Grill at noon for VIP guests and 2 p.m. for general admission on May 6. The party will kick-off at the grill with an assortment of tacos, handcraft margaritas, live entertainment and a professional photographer to capture it all. The party will then continue as attendees crawl through a curated selection of participating venues across Milwaukee for more fare, drinks and fun. Some destinations crawlers can expect to visit include Lucky Clover Irish Pub, Taco Mike’s and more. Individuals who complete the full bar crawl will be rewarded up to $50. Tickets to Milwaukee Tacos & Margs Crawl start at $24.99 per person, and registration is required. For more information, visit barcrawlnation.com.
Cinco de Mayo Bash at The Wharf
The Wharf Manitowoc will host the largest fiesta in Lakeshore on Friday, May 5, in honor of Cinco de Mayo in Wisconsin. The bash will feature live music from an eight-piece band specializing in Latin music, Grupo KN ZAVOR, in addition to salsa dancing, traditional fare, a Patrón Tequila pop-up bar and more. Be sure to keep the party going once the band says its goodbyes with a Latin club DJ until 1 a.m. Entry is free, with purchases for food and drinks. For more information, visit allevents.in.
Cinco de Mayo Family Festival
Gather the family (including the pups) and head to UMOS Corporate Office 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!), hot tamale-eating contests, traditional Mexican fare, food trucks, carnival rides, live music performances and more on May 6 starting at 6 p.m. The event is free but subject to purchases. For more information, visit facebook.com.