5 Ways to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Milwaukee This Year

From a family festival to a Mexican beer, Milwaukee will be celebrating through Saturday.

1. Cinco de Mayo Party at MKE Brewing Co.

THURSDAY AT 6 P.M. | MKE BREWING CO. 

This Cinco de Mayo party has something special going on beyond the ballet folklórico performance, build-your-own Michelada bar and live mariachi band. The brewery will serve Tierra Buna Hard Seltzers and El Matador Craft Cocktails, both of which are climate-neutral and come in exciting flavors inspired by Latin America.

2. Margarita Flights at Newsroom Pub

DEBUTS THURSDAY | NEWSROOM PUB

What is a taco night without Margaritas? Newsroom Pub is celebrating Cinco de Mayo with $4 taco specials and a brand new menu item – a margarita flight. Try out the mango, strawberry, pineapple and classic lime flavors for $10. If margs aren’t your thing, try a Modelo Chelada or Paloma for $5 each.

Photo courtesy of Newsroom Pub

3. Cinco de Mayo Family Festival

SATURDAY FROM 11 A.M.-7 P.M. | 2701 S. CHASE AVE. 

Cinco de mayo isn’t all about tacos and tequila – Celebrate Milwaukee’s diverse community at the 5th annual Cinco de Mayo Family Festival, running all day on May 7. With events like car shows, chili pepper eating contests, chihuahua contests and a community resource fair, the festival has lots to enjoy.

4. Serv With Lola R. Diamon at This is It!

SATURDAY AT 10:30 P.M. | THIS IS IT!

If you feel like spending Cinco de Mayo dancing the night away, This is It! might be the place to be. Lola R. Diamond, also known as the 2020 Miss Gay Latina of Kenosha, will host her very own unique drag showcase featuring local queens at the city’s oldest gay bar.

5. Build Your Own Sprecherita at Home

SPRECHER BREWERY

If you’re looking to stay in on Cinco de Mayo, you don’t have to sacrifice the margarita experience. Sprecher Brewery has done the hard work of recipe testing for you, and they recommend strawberry, grape, citrus splash or orange dream. The rest is easy – into your margarita glass goes ice, 1.5oz of tequila, 0.5 oz triple sec and the same amount of lime juice plus 3 oz of the soda of your choice. Give it a stir and enjoy!

Photo courtesy of Sprecher

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