What: Get ready for a fiesta as the largest Cinco de Mayo party in Vancouver returns to Robson Square. Feast on gourmet tacos, ceviche, churros, and other handheld Mexican street-style foods at four stations from the teams from Savoury Chef and Buena Onda. The event is also fully licensed and there will be a wide array of signature Mezcal and Tequila cocktails along with your favourite Mexican cervezas to sample, all available in the beverage garden. And no fiesta is complete without some Luchador wrestling, Mariachi bands, and traditional folk dancers.
Where: Robson Square (Plaza) – 800 Robson Street, Vancouver
When: May 5 from 5 to 11 pm and May 6 from 3 to 11 pm
Admission: Tickets start at $18.95. Visit ticketzone.com for Friday and Saturday tickets.
What: El Camino’s gets the party started with live music from Crash World. Dougie Stewart will also be dusting off his tequila dancing shoes and guest bartending for the night. There will even be drink and food specials, and more tequila than you can shake a stick at.
What: Platform Soul will be throwing it down hard all night long with a huge repertoire of funk drenched disco infused groove starting at 10 pm sharp. 70s attire welcome and encouraged, dancing shoes mandatory.
Where: Fairview Vancouver Pub – 898 West Broadway, Vancouver
What: A night of live music with a Vancouver Salsa band made up of some of the best session musicians the city has to offer. You can also enjoy delicious tacos made by Chef Jenn Cornish and a fantastic select menu of cocktails with spirits from Granville Island distillery.
Where: The Water Shed Arts Cafe – #11 20349 88 Ave, Langley