Cinco de Mayo 2013

San Francisco

Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5, 2013

Every year, for the 5th of May, California and other areas of the United States with large Mexican-American populations celebrate Mexican culture and heritage.



If the date "Cinco de Mayo" commemorates the Mexican army's 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla, it was chosen in the 60's to honor the richness of Mexican culture. Since then, Cinco de Mayo's celebrations have increased in popularity. Its traditions include street festivals, parades, mariachi music performances, Mexican food and drink tastings... in cities and towns across the United States.


Here is a selection of events in San Francisco :




San Francisco Cinco de Mayo Festival, Dolores Park : a day of live performances by Bay Area artists, including mariachis, dancers, and salsa ensembles. Brink your picnic and enjoy a day with your kids at Dolores Park.








They will have fun at the Hellen Diller Playground. You can also have an ice cream at Bi Rite.




Saturday, May 4th, 2013, 10am - 6pm

Dolores Park, between Dolores St. and 18th St., San Francisco










"Hecho En SF" : Presented by Tacolicious, a dozen of San Francisco's Mexican restaurants is organizing a food and drink tasting event. Handcrafted tequila cocktails, tasty antojitos, made-to-order La Palma tortillas and more will be available during this evening celebration of all culinary creations Mexican, made in San Francisco. 

The $55 ticket will get you all the food and drink you desire, with proceeds benefitting CUESA, the organization that runs the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, and La Cocina, a Mission District kitchen incubator for culinary entrepreneurs.

This event takes place outdoors, under the north arcade in front of the historic Ferry Building.


San Francisco Ferry Building.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

From 1pm to 5pm.


Buy your ticket online






At 2pm, head to Union Square for a free concert by Cascade de Flores that explores musical traditions from Mexico and beyond.


Union Square

Sunday, May 5, 2013






If your plan is basically to eat at a good Mexican restaurant, here is a list of places we like a lot in SF : Mexican Restaurants.