Five Cinco de Mayo events to check out in Houston
Regardless of your opinion on whether Cinco de Mayo is a real holiday or not (and trust me, I’ve got opinions on that, the truth is that there’s a lot going on in Houston around that date. Just do a quick Google search and you’ll find lots. Here’s my pick of the ones you might want to check out this year.
For those of you looking for a great event where you can go and meet new people, check out:
NHPO May 5th HISPANOS UNIDOS Networking Event
Thursday, May 5, 2022, at 6 pm–9 pm
Hilton Houston Plaza, 6633 Travis St., Houston, TX 77030
Last year more than 500 people were in attendance!
Here are a few family-friendly options to help you celebrate Cinco de Mayo (REMINDER: For a few of these events it’s the first year it’s been held in person since before the pandemic):
Cinco de Mayo Festival
Sunday, May 1, 2022, from 12 pm to 5 pm
Traders Village, 7979 N. Eldridge Rd., Houston, TX 77041
The event will include music, dance, festivities, and food!
Cinco de Mayo Kick-Off Celebration
Thursday, May 5, 2022, from 5:30 pm-7 pm
Historic Market Square, 301 Milam, Houston, TX 77002
The event will include “the world’s LARGEST dog piñata (named Chiquito),” free prizes, a mini-market, and more.
Cinco De Mayo At Miller
Thursday, May 5, 2022, at 8:15 pm
Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, TX 77030
Jarabe Mexicano invites audiences on a joyride through a versatile songbook of Mexican Folk as well as Rock & Roll, Tex-Mex, Latin Rock, and Reggae-Cumbia.
East End Street Fest
Saturday, May 7, 2022, from 12 pm to 7 pm
Navigation Esplanade, 2800 Navigation Boulevard, Houston, TX 77003
The event includes performances by Ballet Folklorico Herencia Mexicana de Houston, Ballet Folklorico de Solei, and Mariachi Emperadores. Music stage performers include Sister Sister, Zenteno Spirit, Roberto Rodriguez III, and Grupo Vital.
Which events would you have added to the list?
* * *
We do our best to ensure all event information is accurate and up-to-date. However, it’s a good idea to visit the website listed or contact the organization or venue to verify event details.
Sandra Fernandez is a professional communicator, tech enthusiast, book lover, and blogger. You can find her main blog at SandraSays.com and more of her writing at HispanicHouston.com.