Cinco de Mayo and Derby Events

Posted by on May 1, 2013 in Community, events, Live Music | 0 comments

Who doesn’t like to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a little outside time, margs and mexican food OR the Derby with some big hats and mint juleps?!? Here is a list of events and descriptions from their hosts.

Cinco de Chubby’s 
Friday, May 3 – Sunday, May 5

Cinco de Mayo Celebration ALL weekend at Jibarra

Cinco de Mayo Party and Salsa Classes
Friday, May 3

It’s Spring Festival 2013! We will kick it off with a Salsa Class and Cinco de Mayo Party. Learn basic and intermediate Salsa moves. Come to meet our instructors and students and just have a great time. Each festival party is also themed (Costumes/Crazy Outfits Are Highly Encouraged). Class is from 7:30-8:15 and the party is from 8:15-9:45. Costs for the class and party is $20 and party only is $15. This event is a potluck so feel free to bring a dish.

Facebook: A Step to Gold
Facebook Page: A Step to Gold International Ballroom
Twitter: @asteptogold
Meetup: A Step to Gold International Dance Meetup

Makers Road to Roses Kentucky Derby Party at the Oxford

This is our 2nd Annual Maker’s Road to Roses Kentucky Derby Party and you don’t want to miss it!
The party starts at 2pm

The attire is classic Seersucker for the men and LARGE Spring Hats for the ladies (the bigger the hat the better)

We will be featuring Maker’s Mint Juleps and showing coverage of the events all day


Clayton Derby Party

A Day at the Derby
Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club

Batt’s Derby Party and Cinco de Mayo “South of the Border” Brunch


Cinco de Mayo by Centro is a party we begin planning since January. This year it falls on a Sunday, so we are breaking our sacred rule of not working that day to celebrate Mexico. Since it’s the first weekend of May, we will begin our celebration during First Friday and follow up with a little dancing on Saturday night. On Sunday, we will close our celebration with music, tortas, and a piñata.

So, if you are not around for Friday…try to stop by on Saturday or leave the celebrating all for Sunday. We will be here with many specials, lots of great food, delicious drinks and plenty of giveaways, as is the tradition. Click here for more details.

Cinco de Mayo Mexican Festival in Lafayette Village
at., May 4: 12pm-9pm

Dos Taquitos Weekend de Mayo Block Party

Sat. May 4, 4pm – Sun May 5, 11pm

Celebrate Cinco TWICE! We’re closing down the parking lot beside Xoco to celebrate the biggest fiesta of the year!Come see what our version of Mexico is all about with:

  • Live music featuring rock-latino, salsa, and jazz-latino bands!
  • Incredible Margaritas, Dos Equis, and Drinks
  • Tasty Mexican food & more!

Change the Triangle Cinco de Mayo Party

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Who doesn’t love margaritas, live music, and Mexican food? Live It Up! and Change the Triangle are teaming up to bring you the perfect Cinco de Mayo party on the patio of Brick House Sports Bar! Don’t want to miss the Kentucky Derby? We’ve got you covered with the race showing on multiple big screens. We’ll kick off the party with Guillo Carias Latin Jazz Trio from 4:00-5:45pm, take a break for the Derby viewing, followed by our second band, Catch 22, from 6:45-9:00pm.

Limited tickets are available and include the following:

  • Mexican Buffet
  • 1 Margarita from Brick House or 1 beer from Raleigh Brewing Company
  • 1 shot from Brick House

50% of ticket proceeds will be donated to Change the Triangle

What are you up to this weekend? RIC wants to hear from you! Know something we missed? Contact us to share your event.

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