Cinco de Mayo events in Sacramento
Across Sacramento, Stockton and Modesto, people are taking part in Cinco de Mayo celebrations. Below is a list of a few events going on:
1) Cinco de Mayo GBHS Zumba Jam:
In honor of Cinco de Mayo, Granite Bay High School will experience the fun of Zumba with the help of Zumba instructors from across the city. Zumba is a Latin aerobic dance class and it's sweeping the nation in the health club industry. Their Zumba Jam will occur each period during the day from 8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
2) Cinco de MEOWO at the SPCA:
In recognition of Cinco de MEOWO, the SPCA is reducing adoption fees on cats and kittens by more than half -- to just $40. Each adoption includes a spay or neuter surgery, vaccinations, a microchip, a free vet check and more! Visit the Sacramento SPCA from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. to meet cats and kittens of all ages, colors and "purrsonalities.'
3) Cinco de Mayo Celebration in Midtown Sacramento:
Looking for something to do? Check out Sacramento's biggest Cinco de Mayo celebration. From 4 p.m. until 10 p.m., 28th Street will be shut down for an outdoor fiesta filled with live music, dancing, delicious Mexican food and equally delicious margaritas.
Entrance to the party is located on 28th Street between J and K streets.
4) Vallejo's Mexican Restaurant block party:
Music and fun is the theme of this block party which begins at 5 p.m. and goes until midnight. Located at 1100 O Street, Vallejo's will get the party started with two live bands and great drinks.
5) SacGNN's Cinco de Mayo Business Expo in Folsom:
If you are not into block parties, then pamper yourself at the SacGNN's Cinco de Mayo Business Expo. Join them for Mexican food, drinks, free chair massages, pampering and lots of networking. The event runs from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. It's located at 550 Plaza Drive, Suite 100 in Folsom.
6) Cinco de Mayo in Auburn:
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Old Town Auburn between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. The free festival includes performances by the Folklorico Dancer Troupe from Sacramento, pony rides and a climbing wall. There will also be electronic bull riding, piñatas for the children, dancing horses, a salsa contest, and a street dance from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more information: www.oldtownauburnca.com.
7) Cinco de Mayo celebration in Modesto:
In honor of Cinco de Mayo, the Gallo Center for the Arts will present "Ballet Folklórico Quetzalli de Veracruz" with special musical guests Tlen Huicani on May 5 at 7:00 p.m. Celebrating their 20th anniversary, the Ballet Folklórico Quetzalli will present a variety of dances that represent Mexico's diverse regions of Veracruz, Guerrero, Baja California Norte and others.
Tickets for the program range from $17 to $45 and are available at the Gallo Center ticket office or at the following locations: Los Amigos Tire and Wheel, Don Juan Foods, Disco Azteca in Modesto, Stockton and Ceres, Disco Sanchez in Stockton and Sacramento, Musi Ritmo and La Perla Tapatía in Turlock.
For tickets or more information, visit www.galloarts.org or call (209) 338-2100.
Cinco de Mayo drink and food deals from SacMix:
- La Casa Restaurante: Happy hour 9 p.m. -11 p.m., $2.50 Coors, $3 margarita, $4 wine. 1/2 off appetizers
- Kico's Mexican Food: Lunch special 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., $6.50 margaritas. $5.95 enchilada (steak, chicken, pork, carnitas, or cheese) served with chips and salsa. 2324 Arden Way. (916) 924-3571.
- The Streets of London Pub: Happy hour 4 p.m. - 6 p.m., $1 off wells, pints, and pitchers. $5.50 fried pickles, $5.70 jalepeno poppers. 1804 J St. (916) 498-1388.
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