As always, we have a large list of Seattle Cinco de Mayo events including parties, festivals, dinners, shows, etc. In 2016, Cinco de Mayo takes place on Thursday meaning events all weekend.
It is a common misconception that Cinco De Mayo is Mexico’s answer to our own independence day. In actuality, Cinco De Mayo is celebrated to commemorate the Mexican Army’s unlikely victory at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Whatever your reason for celebrating, there is a lot to do in Seattle in honor of Cinco De Mayo.
2016 Seattle Cinco de Mayo Events:
- May 5: Screening of Cinco de Mayo – La Batalla Movie @ Shoreline Community College | Free, Learn the Real Meaning Behind The Date (more info)
- May 5: 100,000 Opportunities Job Fair @ Century Link Field | 30+ Companies, Targeting Those Between 16 & 24 (more info)
- May 5: First Thursday Pioneer Square Art Walk & Openings | Dozens of Openings, Free, Occidental Park, Noon – 8 p.m.
- May 5: Free First Thursday @ MOHAI (Museum of History & Industry) | Free Admission & Tours
- May 5: Free First Thursday @ Seattle Art Museum Downtown | Free Admission 10AM-9PM
- May 5: Free First Thursday @ University Of Washington’s Henry Art Gallery | Contemporary Art
- May 5: Free First Thursday @ The Museum of Flight | Free Admission 5-9 p.m., 150+ Historic Air & Spacecraft, Air Force One, NASA Trainer
- May 5: Free First Thursday @ Seattle Asian Art Museum | Free Admission 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
- May 5: Free Admission Days at Northwest African American Museum | First Thursdays
- May 5: Free First Thursdays @ Burke Museum of Natural History & Culture | Washington State’s Oldest Museum
- May 5: B-Town BEAT Burien Monthly Music & Art Walk | Free, First Thursday, Art, Live Music, Performances
- May 5: Free Admission Days at Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience | First Thursdays
- May 5: Seattle’s Original Art Walk @ Pioneer Square | First Thursdays, Free Parking, Self Guided
- May 6: Film “Santa Rosa: Odyssey in the Rhythm of Mariachi” @ University of Washington | Free, Documentary Screening About Polish Refugees in Mexico During World War II (more info)
- May 6-7: Northwest Paddling Festival Schedule, Info + Photos | Lake Sammamish State Park, FREE, Kayak Tours, Kayak Polo, Gear & More!
- May 7: Bacon and Beer Classic 2016 @ Safeco Field | Hundreds of Craft Brews, Bacon Inspired Treats, Live Music, Games & More!
- May 7: Cinco de Mayo Celebration @ Jefferson Community Center | Free, Noon, Food, Crafts, Live Music, Children’s Activities (more info)
Related Events & Info:
- More Events: Our May Events Calendar & Ticket Giveaways
- From Drink Spirits: Top 5 Tequila and Mezcal for Cinco de Mayo
- Mother’s Day: Our Mother’s Day Events Calendar: Brunch, Specials, Gift Ideas
- Portland: PDX Pipeline’s Portland Cinco de Mayo Events Calendar
- San Francisco: San Francisco Pipeline’s Cinco de Mayo Events Calendar
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