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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo 2024 in Key West

April 29, 2024

Cinco de Mayo is rapidly approaching. Cinco de Mayo, an annual holiday celebrating the Mexican Army's victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla back in 1862, is widely celebrated in the United States with margaritas, tacos, and parties. Many restaurants offer special promotions for the holiday. Key West is no exception. Here's where you can celebrate locally if you're planning on being in town on May 5th! 


Cinco de Mayo at Schooner Wharf Bar: This Cinco de Mayo, Schooner Wharf is throwing a major fiesta! You can join in the Hot Taco Eating Contest, dance to music by a fantastic DJ, try to win a prize for the best Mexican hat, sip margaritas, and more. It is going to be lots of fun! 

Cinco de Mayo Margarita Contest: The 2nd annual margarita contest finals will take place at The Marker on Cinco de Mayo! Come cast your vote for the winner. As you partake, you'll also get to enjoy live music by Les Greene of The Swayzees. 

Cinco de Mayo at RockHouse Live: In honor of Cinco de Mayo, RockHouse Live is hosting a DJ party. Come dance and enjoy delicious drinks! 

Cinco de Mayo on the Sea: Fury Water Adventures is offering special boat trips this Cinco de Mayo. Sip a tasty margarita and relax on the boat! 


For even more options, check out these great local Mexican restaurants: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurants-g34345-c29-Key_West_Florida_Keys_Florida.html 

While it is always nice to support local businesses and enjoy yummy food, we also encourage you to take some time to learn about the history of Cinco de Mayo. There is a lot of historic significance to this holiday that is frequently overlooked or misconstrued. A great introduction is available here: https://www.britannica.com/topic/Cinco-de-Mayo 

How are you celebrating Cinco de Mayo? Tell us in the comments! 

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