Cinco De Mayo is Sunday, May 5th and here are the best places to celebrate with your kids in metro Detroit.
Cinco De Mayo celebrates Mexican-American heritage and with its large immigrant population Southwest Detroit is the perfect place to party. Plan a trip to Detroit and experience the vibrant sites and sounds of Mexicantown.
The 55th Annual Cinco de Mayo Parade (Sunday, May 5 – 12:00pm to 7:00pm) begins at noon and the route runs along Vernor between Central and 23rd St. The 2 mile parade starts in the Springwells neighborhood and continues towards the popular restaurant hub near Clark Park. Arrive early and enjoy authentic Mexican cuisine at a local restaurant, here are some kid-friendly favorites:
- Armando’s // 4242 W Vernor Hwy
- Evie’s Tamales // 3454 Bagley Ave
- Los Galanes // 3362 Bagley Ave
- Mexican Town Restaurant // 3457 Bagley Ave
- Mexican Village // 2600 Bagley St
- Xochimilco Restaurant // 3409 Bagley Ave
Following the parade there will be a FREE fiesta at Clark Park featuring bouncy houses, horse rides, a petting zoo, face-painting, train rides, and live entertainment.
There are no parking structures or pay lots in southwest and with narrow streets it can be tricky to find a place to park so be sure to bring the stroller or wagon.
More Cinco De Mayo Events:
Lincoln Park Cinco De Mayo
Saturday, May 4 @ 12:00pm to 7:00pm
A family friendly celebration for Cinco de Mayo featuring live music, authentic Mexican folk dance, food, arts and craft and more.
Cinco De Mayo @ Beacon Park
Sunday, May 5 – 3:00pm to 7:00pm
International and interactive art exhibition, Los Trompos (Spanish for ‘spinning tops’), will premiere at Beacon Park during its inaugural Cinco de Mayo Celebration. Direct from Mexico City, Los Trompos encourages play and enables communities to celebrate its many cultures together. Take a spin on one of eight colorful and vibrant large-scale spinning tops created by award winning artists and designers Héctor Esrawe and Ignacio Cadena. There will also be live music and performances, taco trucks, drinks and more!
Cinco De Mayo Festival – Livonia
Saturday, May 4 @ 11:00am to 5:00pm
Stop by Super Mercado El Jalisco for food, games, music, a bounce house and more!
Did You Know: Cinco De Mayo commemorates the Mexican Army’s victory over France at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. This is not Mexican Independence Day – that date is September 16th.
About Carrie Budzinski
Carrie Budzinski is the Vice President of LittleGuide Detroit. She grew up in Livonia and Detroit and continues to live life in both cities. Carrie loves exploring the city and finding hidden gems in the suburbs..