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Guide to Getting Out of Town for Cinco De Mayo

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Want to get out of Seattle to fiesta? Hit the road and head to one of these Northwest locations for Cinco de Mayo!

Cinco de Mayo Street Fair and Carnival
Saturday, May 5
11:00am – 5:00pm
Charleston Historical District
Bremerton, WA 98337
http://www.ci.bremerton.wa.us

Arts and Crafts, live music, food, games, prizes, kids’ activities, car show and a lucha libre wrestling match on Cinco de Mayo in Bremerton!

Fiesta Grande
Saturday and Sunday
May 5 and 6
509.453.2050
http://www.visityakima.com

Join the fun at the 11th Annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Grande in downtown Yakima celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Batalla de Puebla. Billed as the largest Cinco de Mayo in Washington State, the Cinco de Mayo Fiesta cultural event in downtown Yakima brings diverse entertainment, food, and surprises for all the family in downtown Yakima. There is a parade on Sunday at 1:00pm led by Charro parade, mariachis, diverse ballet folklorico groups, street soccer for youth and adults, Custom Car and Low Rider Bike Show, talent show for all ages, plus lots of food, food, food. Vendors will have the opportunity to sell and display different food and crafts. A beer and wine garden will also be available.

Cinco De Mayo Farmer’s Market and Rodeo
Saturday, May 5
Downtown Pasco, WA
509.735.8486
http://www.traconline.com

From 8:00am – 1:00pm, it’s opening day of the Pasco Farmer’s Market, including a “food court” with hot food vendors, serving breakfast and lunch food & drinks as well as fantastic farmers and vendors. That night, come see the X-TREME Rough Stock Rodeo at Pasco’s Trac Center. Over 30 bull riders, 30 saddle bronc riders, and 30 bareback riders. Tickets online at http://www.traconline.com.

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta at Alexandria Nicole Cellars
Saturday, May 5
6:00pm
2880 Lee Road, Suite C
Prosser, WA 99350
509.786.3497
http://www.alexandrianicolecellars.com

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo during a festive evening with friends! It’s a night of all things salsa: salsa dancers, salsa lessons and a salsa bar. It’s sure to be a spicy evening. Chef Frank Magana will even be roasting a pig for shredded pork tacos. $20 per person includes glass of wine, 2 tacos, salsa bar, salsa dance lessons, and a Cinco de Mayo themed cupcake. Call or make reservations online. 21+.

Three Rivers Winery Spring Release & Cinco de Mayo Celebration
Saturday and Sunday
May 5 and 6
10:00am – 5:00pm
5641 W Hwy. 12
Walla Walla, WA 99362
http://www.threeriverswinery.com

It’s the unbeatable combination of new wine releases and a celebration of Cinco de Mayo. Come enjoy authentic Mexican food from Walla Walla icon Dora’s Deli, music by Eddie Manzanares, and an art exhibit from the students at Walla Walla Community College. Picture yourself enjoying a glass of wine on the sunny patio, noshing on fresh tacos and listening to Eddie on his guitar. It doesn’t get any better than this!

28th Annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
May 4, 5 and 6
Waterfront Park
1020 Naito Parkway
Portland, OR 97024
503.210.5427
http://www.cincodemayo.org

The Portland Guadalajara Sister City Association presents the 28th annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta. The PGSCA is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting Latino culture, arts, education, economic and intercultural partnerships, and goodwill between the cities of Portland and Guadalajara. Come for dancing, food vendors, carnival rides, live music, kids’ activities, Luchadores wrestling and much more! Details online.

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