GUIDE: The Best Cinco de Mayo Parties in Oklahoma

by Natasha Ball


Get ready, Oklahoma. A bumper crop of Cinco de Mayo festivals is about to fill your weekend with live music and plenty to spicy things to eat and drink. No matter in what part of the state you find yourself this 5th of May, there is a party in—or very near—your neck of the woods.

TULSA: Elote’s Cinco de Mayo Street Festival. A 400-pound pinata dropped from six stories: That was last year’s Cinco de Mayo party at Elote, a celebration only an army of luchadors could pull off. This year it’s a luchador band, soccer games, a drag-queen match and, of course, lots of luchador wrestling. More about Elote’s Cinco de Mayo Street Festival.

OKC: Cinco Cinco de Mayo. A Cinco de Mayo celebration at one of OKC’s favorite restaurants, featuring live music, drink specials, and, as you might have guessed, tacos galore. Find it all in the tent outside Iguana Mexican Grill on Ninth Street. More about Cinco Cinco de Mayo.

TULSA: El Guapo’s Annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration and Block Party. Downtown Tulsa’s preferred purveyor of myriad tequilas hosts this annual Cinco de Mayo Street Party in the Blue Dome District. Admission is free, 21+ only. Look for live music all day Saturday, leading up to a headline performance by Hosty Duo. May 4-5. More about Cinco de Mayo at El Guapo’s in Tulsa.

TULSA: 5 de Mayo Festival. Perfect for kids and adults alike who are looking for an entire weekend of Cinco-de-Mayo fun—and food. Hosted by the Tulsa Hispanic Chamber. More about the 5 de Mayo Festival.

OKC: Plaza Sunday. A day for relaxing and general community building, Plaza Sunday is the Plaza District’s brand-new midday event. For the launch, Oklahoma Contemporary brings the flavor of the Mexican holiday with a sugar-skull craft. Dig It! will also feature new works by Crypt-O-Licious, Dia-de-Los-Muertos inspired. A Cinco de Mayo celebration wouldn’t be right without a pinata, and Max from Bomb Shelter has provided a giant pinata filled with lots of goodies for everyone.

 More about Plaza Sunday.

TULSA: Fleet Feet Cinco de Mayo 5K. Add a little hop, skip, jump, and run to your Cinco de Mayo celebration. More about the Fleet Feet Cinco de Mayo 5K, plus how to register.

Don’t see your favorite Cinco de Mayo party on the list? Let us know (and leave some details, if you have ’em), in the comments.