More than 100,000 people are expected to flow into historic Old Town San Diego this weekend for the free, annual Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo party.
Billed as the largest Cinco de Mayo celebration on the West Coast, the event features authentic live music and entertainment with more than 40 Latin bands and groups on the Café Coyote Stage, Mariachis and the Ballet Folklorico competition in the historic state park location.
Don’t miss Lowrider Lane and classic auto showcases, live Lucha Libre matches, and exclusive food and drink specials all weekend long at participating restaurants.
You don’t have the leave the kids at home either, there will be stagecoach rides, face painting, arts and crafts, and interactive educational elements for the groms to play with.
Cinco de Mayo isn’t only about the cervezas and margaritas and guac, connect with the history of San Diego by visiting the museums, and pick up some goods at the specialty shops in the Mercado.
The party starts today, 4 to 10 p.m. Friday, May 4, continues from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 5 (if you want to be official about it) and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 6.
You will probably need to pay for parking, but if you plan on fully getting into the Cinco de Drinko (please do so responsibly) portion of the event, consider ride-share or public transportation.
For more information, visit cincodemayooldtown.com.