Best Cinco de Mayo Activities in Puget Sound

Spice up your day on Saturday, May 5th with one of these Cinco de Mayo celebrations! From an early morning run to neighborhood celebrations, kids’ activities and late night entertainment, there’s something for everyone!

Cinco de Mayo Half Marathon and 8K
Saturday, May 5
Mt. Si High School
8651 Meadowbrook Way SE
Snoqualmie, WA 98065

Come celebrate Cinco de Mayo on a beautiful run through Snoqualmie! Both the 8k and Half Marathon are USATF certified. Walkers and strollers are welcome.This year’s beneficiary is the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Register online.

Cinco De Mayo at Seattle Center
Saturday, May 5
10:00am – 3:00pm
Children’s Museum, Seattle
305 Harrison St.
Seattle, WA 98109

Do you know why Mexico celebrates the fifth of May? Come to the Children’s Museum to learn all about this festive holiday. You and your kids can celebrate with limbo games, making homemade corn tortillas and maracas!

Seattle 5K Olé and Taco Challenge
Saturday, May 5
Volunteer Park
1402 East Galer Street
Seattle, WA 98112

As a 3.1 mile party all participants are encouraged to dress in their finest Cinco De Mayo wear and come out and celebrate! The 5K race will begin at 9:30am and will be immediately followed by the Top Taco Challenge. Complete with over 10 Taco Trucks, Live Entertainment, Margarita and Beer Garden, all are welcome to join in the party! Register online.

Salsa Dancing at Century Ballroom
Saturday, May 5
Century Ballroom
915 E. Pine
Seattle, WA 98122

Come salsa the night away at Century Ballroom! Don’t know how to dance? Come for a salsa lesson from 8:30pm – 9:30pm, followed by the dance. No partner necessary. Come for the fun!

Seattle International Foundation Cinco de Mayo Party
Saturday, May 5
Seattle Club Sur
2901 1st Ave South
Seattle, WA 98134

Seattle International Foundation is hosting a Cinco de Mayo Party! A $10 donation gets you in the door, with all proceeds to be matched by SIF and benefiting their grantees working to alleviate poverty in Central America. The Club is hosting happy hour in the Cafe con Leche room. Get snazzed up or wear your Sounders gear and come celebrate this Mexican day of pride and heritage with some of Seattle’s best DJ’s.

Cinco de Mayo Cruise
Saturday, May 5
Queen of Seattle Paddle Wheel Cruises
860 Terry Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109

Come aboard and celebrate with food, fun, and the sounds of live mariachi music. Enjoy an evening on the water and the Ole! buffet, complemented with bonito views of Seattle during your cruise into the evening. Your favorite Mexican beer, margaritas, wine and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase.

Cinco de Mayo at at El Centro de la Raza
Saturday, May 5
1:00pm – 5:00pm
2524 16th Ave South
Seattle, WA 98144

Outside on S. Roberto Maestas Festival Street, you’ll find live music, prizes, kids’ activities, crafts and traditional foods for sale. Free admission to this family friendly event.

Cinco de Mayo Late Night Show
Saturday, May 5
Teatro ZinZanni
222 Mercer Street
Seattle, WA 98109

This Cinco de Mayo, don your most gilded sombrero and join us in Teatro ZinZanni’s spiegeltent for our Late Night ¡Espectacular! hosted by Teatro’s own “Tres Amigos” — El Vez, “Big Mike” Geier, and Christine Deaver. Join the Mexican Elvis, the tallest caballero north of the border, and the Mexican blonde bombshell as they cook up an extra-spicy, extra-saucy, extra-loco show chock-full of music, comedy and sexiness! And don’t forget your dancing shoes! Tickets (with a $20 required, pre-paid food and beverage credit) are available online or by calling the Teatro ZinZanni box office.

KMPS Chihuahua Race
Thursday, May 3
11:00am – 1:00pm
Kent Station
Corner of 4th Avenue North and West James Street
Kent, WA 98032

Enter your Chihuahua in the Cinco de Mayo Chihuahua Race celebration at Kent Station. Don’t have a Chihuahua? No worries, bring your furry friend to Kent Station. Kent Station will have an enter to win for all attendees, which include prizes from Kent Station merchants. Prizes for the top 3 winners include: a flyaway, $100 to Denny’s Petworld in Totem Lake, $600 in Scratch Tickets from Washington’s Lottery & MUCH MORE! PLUS all participants will receive a raffle ticket for a drawing to win various gift cards between $10-$50 to Kent Station Retailers! Go online for more details.

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