Cinco de Mayo

Photo by Pam Ashely

It’s always five o’clock somewhere, but when the calendar reads Cinco de Mayo, we really kick it up a notch. While General Ignacio Zaragoza’s unlikely victory over the French forces might not be at the top of anyone’s mind, the Mexican army’s triumph has paved the way for one of our favorite tequila-centric events. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to Historic Market Square Park, find legal parking and grab a cerveza from Niko Niko’s while Blackbird, Bombón, Chido Machine and Gio Chamba turn it into a fiesta. Afterwards, designate a driver and wander over to neighboring waterholes like Batanga, Little Dipper, El Big Bad, The Nightingale Room, Bovine & Barley and The Pastry War.

6 p.m. Friday. Historic Market Square Park, 301 Milam. For information, call 713-650-3022 or visit marketsquarepark.com. Free.
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