Cinco de Mayo celebrates Mexico's victory of the Battle of Puebla, and, today, many Americans commemorate it by enjoying Mexican food and drinking margaritas. Although there are many events that will take place in Savannah that are non-Cinco de Mayo related (the 42nd Annual Scottish Games, multiple farmer’s markets, and various Kentucky Derby parties), there are plenty of Cinco de Mayo events in Savannah to help you get in the spirit!
Cinco de Mayo ~ Mexican-American Celebration-Themed Bar Crawl
Grab your friends and join the Mexican-American Themed Bar Crawl beginning at Bay Street Blues Bar. Pay to join the event, organized by Stafford Promotions, or crawl along with the locals. Participants crawl at their own pace and fill out scorecards along the way while enjoying drink specials at each marked location. After visiting all the bars on the list, crawlers meet at the ending location for the After Party at Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos. The list of locations and drink specials can be found here.
Cinco de Derby at Edgar’s Proof & Provision
Merging two major events in the city and celebrating with drinks and food specials, Edgar’s Proof & Provision hosts Cinco de Derby! Specials include $2 off margaritas and mint juleps as well as $5 Coronas, Modelos, and Pacificos all day long. Two of our favorite days come together in perfect harmony!
Cinco de Mayo Masquerade Ball Party
Friends and families can gather at 201 Tapas Lounge for a free Salsa Lesson at 9 p.m. by Omar Alexis, and dance the night away to Latin music provided by DJ Josh. The Cinco de Mayo Masquarade Ball Party will also have contests for the Best Looking Couple and Best Mask with cash prizes!
Kentucky Derby /Cinco De Mayo Party
Gather for a taco bar while watching the Race for the Roses. Knights of Columbus 5588 are combining Cinco De Mayo with the Kentucky Derby for the mixture of margaritas and mint juleps, and there will also be a live DJ and Derby hat contest.
Cinco De Mayo/KY Derby Party at Wild Wing Cafe
Taking advantage of the perfect storm that is Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby, Wild Wing Cafe is providing Corona and Corona Light specials alongside their fiesta menu including Tijuana Egg rolls, Grande Queso, and Costa Mesa Salad. Once the Derby begins, the Wild Wing Cafe will host a Run for the Rose Relay Race!
While exploring Savannah on Cinco de Mayo, please remember to drink responsibly. For more events in Savannah, register on 912area, your free guide to everything in the Savannah area.
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