Cinco de Mayo Events Around the Kansas City Metro

By Melissa Basgall, Editor and Publisher, Macaroni KID May 4, 2023

Cinco de Mayo — celebrated the fifth of May, of course —  celebrates the Mexican army’s unexpected 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. That battle represented a great symbolic victory for Mexico and may well have changed the course of the war. You can read more about it here.

Many Mexican-Americans shake their heads at how Cinco de Mayo is celebrated in the United States (Tequila shots? Really?), but there's certainly nothing wrong with using the date as a reason to recognize and honor the Mexican culture with some amazing traditional Mexican food and fun! 

Below you'll find a list of Cinco de Mayo celebrations happening this Friday and Saturday ALL OVER Kansas City. Be safe, and have FUN!

This guide made possible by Dream Dinners of Overland Park

Wednesday and Thursday, May 3rd and 4th

Wednesday and Thursday in Northland Kansas City, Missouri: 

Pre-Cinco De Mayo Fiesta at Riverside Red X

Thursday in Leavenworth:

Leavenworth Alive after 5 Cinco de Mayo Event!

Friday, May 5th:

Johnson County, Kansas:

Dogtopia's Fiesta 

Cinco De Mayo at Red Crow Brewing Company

Cinco de Mayo at Tequila Harry's

Keller Williams' Cinco de Mayo Celebration!

Dos Reales Cinco de Mayo Festival 2023

Cinco De Mayo Bowling Party

Cinco de Mayo + Friday Night Sound Bites Celebration

Servaes' Cinco de Mayo

Cinco De Mayo Intuitive Painting Class

Better Off Cinco De Mayo

Transport Brewery's Cinco De Mayo Celebration

Rusty Laffoon's Cinco de Mayo

Downtown/South Kansas City, Missouri:

Taco Takeover @ Summit Grill

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta at the Historic Westside

Wyandotte and Leavenworth Counties, Kansas:

CABA's Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Cinco de Mayo Celebration 

Northland Kansas City, Missouri: 

Cinco De Mayo at the Block in North Kansas City

Cindo de Mayo at Rancho Grande in Parkville

Cinco De Mayo at Rancho Grande Fiesta in Liberty

Cinco de Mayo at Rapidos Mexican Restaurant in Platte City

Saturday, May 6th:

Downtown/South Kansas City, Missouri:

Guadalupe Centers Cinco de Mayo Fiesta at the Historic Westside

Sunday, May 7th

Johnson County, KS

Cinco de Mayo Lowrider Car Show in Merriam


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