It’s the first week of May, which means Cinco De Mayo is just around the corner. Cinco De Mayo is celebrated to commemorate the Mexican Army’s unlikely victory at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Whatever your reason for celebrating, there is a lot to do in the area on May 5th for a variety of ages and interests.
8th Annual Taco Truck Challenge
Join us for our 8th annual Taco Truck Challenge at our NEW LOCATION – the International Fountain at Seattle Center! The day kicks off with a team run/walk/scavenger hunt with Seattle Urban X, starting at Safeco Field (if you want to have some fun before you eat the tacos). About 20 local food trucks will be at the finish line and they’ll be serving their most mouthwatering treats and unique taco-themed confections. While all of the trucks will be decidedly delicious, only one will have the honor of being crowned the Taco Truck Champion! FREE admission, all ages except for the Seafair Beer and Margarita Garden which is 21+ and $5 at the gate. Come eat tacos, enjoy live music and hang with us on May 5th!
Little Water Cantina
Join Little Water for Cinco de Mayo and our 7-Year Anniversary party! We’re partnering with Siete (7!) Leguas and Exotico tequilas for drink specials that will run all day! KEXP’s DJ Chilly will be here spinning some awesome Latin sounds! Chilly is the host of “El Sonido,” KEXP’s modern Latin music show that airs every Monday evening from 6pm-9pm.
Seattle Boat Parties
This party will feature 2 dance floors of Latin Music while cruising along Lake Union & Lake Washington! Enjoy a great mix of sounds from Colombia to Central America, Mexico, Vegas & Miami! Floor #1 with DJ Leo playing the best in Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Reggaetón, Latin Dance, Latin Trap & more! Floor #2 with DJ Lady Jane playing the best of Top 40, Hip Hop, Old School and more! An amazing night full of Latin Music and much more, a great atmosphere, plenty of drinks & mesmerizing views of Seattle/Bellevue!
Fiesta 5K Ole & Food Truck Festival
Are you looking to get your sweat on before a night on the town? Sign up for the Fiesta 5k Ole and Food Truck Festival. Treat yourself to a variety of yummy foods (over 25 food trucks to explore), live music, and a really fun and festive post-race environment!
Voices Latinas (Latin American Voices)
You’re in for a night of beautiful music with a collaboration between Bellevue Chamber Chorus and City Cantabile Choir! Fredrick Lokken and Frederick N. West co-conduct the stirring Mass for Peace and Justice (Misa por la Paz y la Justicia) by legendary Argentine composer Ariel Ramirez, featuring the traditional 6-piece Andean ensemble Surllajta and tenor soloist Justin Ferris. Each chorus will also present individual sets of dynamic music from the region in the first half of the concert. Don’t miss this excursion into the music and spirit of Latino América! The concert will we held at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church. Tickets are $18 pre-sale; $22 at the door. Free admission for children under 12.