Cinco de Mayo celebrations in the Tulsa area

By: Morgan Miller, Executive Director

Thursday is Cinco de Mayo and Sandite Pride News took the liberty of putting together a list of celebrations in the Sand Springs area, along with a little history.

In 1862 the Mexican army claimed victory over France in the Battle of Puebla. Cinco de Mayo (or the fifth of May) is a holiday that celebrates this victory. While it is a relatively small holiday in Mexico, this holiday has become a large celebration of Mexican culture in the United States.

This year, there are plenty of great events going on in the Tulsa area. 

• Elote Café and Catering is holding their annual Chihuahua races and Cinco de Mayo Street Festival this year. This event will start at 7:00pm on Thursday at their restaurant located at 514 S. Boston Ave Tulsa OK 74103.

• El Guapo’s will be having a Cinco de Mayo celebration from 12:00pm-1:00am. It is located at 100 S. Elgin Ave and is expected to draw 1,000 people. There will be live music from Dirty Monkey’s and Flux Capacitor and a game called “Plinko de Mayo” that can be played for a chance to win prizes. 

• The Greater Tulsa Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has organized a Cinco de Mayo Festival that will be held in East Tulsa at 14009 East 21st Street Tulsa, OK. This event will be taking place on May 6th-8th from 5:00-10:30pm on Friday, 2:00-10:30pm on Saturday, and 12:00-6:30pm on Sunday. It is expected to draw more than 5,000 participants and will have music, food, and entertainment.

• There will be a Cinco de Mayo Carnival from May 5th-8th at 14007 E. 21st St. On Thursday it will be from 5:00-10:00pm, Friday from 5:00-10:30pm, Saturday from 12:00-11:00pm, and Sunday from 12:00-8:00pm.

From all of us at Sandite Pride News, have a fun and safe Cinco de Mayo!