Where to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in San Diego

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - San Diego will celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a weekend packed with celebrations around the county.

Old Town brings back one of their most popular celebrations, turning the entire state park into party-central, with family-friendly activities, music, lucha libre wrestling, and more.

For the first time, Balboa Park is also holding a massive concert and Cinco de Mayo celebration, featuring strolling mariachi bands, dancing, and hands-on activities for kids.

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And of course, there will be countless drinks and food specials at many local restaurants and bars.

Make sure to check out one of San Diego's Cinco de Mayo celebrations:

35th annual Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo

Where: Old Town; Cost: Free

Old Town will host a massive Cinco de Mayo celebration with live music and entertainment, authentic food and drinks, a mercado, and more. There will also be free activities for kids and live lucha libre wrestling matches.

 

Cinco by the Bay

Where: Embarcadero Park; Cost: $9 - $18

Cinco by the Bay celebrates Mexican heritage with music and entertainment, a live art show, Mexican cuisine, a "tequila town," and more. Proceeds benefit MANA de San Diego, which works to empower Latina woman through education, community service, and leadership development.

 

Cinco de Mayo Trail Run

Where: Lake Poway; Cost: $10 - $45

Hit the trails in North County Cinco de Mayo morning for a run filled with spectacular views and entertainment. Jump into a 5K or 10K run or walk or Kids Race at Lake Poway. The entire route is off-road and finishes with a post-race entertainment.

 

Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Where: Balboa Park; Cost: Free

Balboa Park will host its first Cinco de Mayo celebration with live music and dancing, strolling mariachis, hands-on activities for kids, arts and crafts vendors, and much more.

 

Cinco de Mayo Folklorico Festival

Where: Fiesta de Reyes, Old Town; Cost: Free

Dancers from throughout the state and Mexico will compete during a two-day Folklorico event in Old Town. The public is invited to attend for free throughout Cinco de Mayo weekend.

 

Cinco de Mayo beer and food pairing

Where: Second Chance Brewing, Carmel Mountain; Cost: $3 - $10

Second Chance Brewing is hosting a special food and beer pairing centered around Cinco de Mayo, with dishes including special release beers and Mexican cuisine.

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