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Published on May 04, 2024
Revelers Await Margaritas, Tacos & Lucha Libre for Cinco de Mayo Celebrations in D.C.Source: Unsplash/ Brian Jones

Washingtonians are ready to break out the tequila and tacos for this year's Cinco de Mayo, and with Sunday's festivities right on the doorstep, a myriad of scrumptious deals and lively events are peppered across the District. As reported by WTOP, D.C. dwellers can take advantage of margarita specials, tacos, and more in celebration of Mexico's triumph over the French in 1862. On top of that, D.C.’s Latin Restaurant Week is in full swing from Friday through May 17, which serves as a culinary homage to Latin cuisine and a nod to Hispanic restaurateurs.

If you're plotting a course for the perfect margarita or planning on spectating a Lucha Libre wrestling match, your agenda might be bursting at the seams as the Washingtonian has rounded up the must-visit spots. And let’s not forget about chasing down the city's premier tacos – they've got a guide for that too.

A swarm of specials awaits at various venues, so if you're thirsty for a blend of spirits and excitement, you're in luck. Take, for example, the Margarita Stroll Bar Fest happening on Saturday, offering a chance to sip on drink specials across Dupont Circle and U-Street's vibrant bars. "Bars and clubs on U-Street will also have a bar crawl, 2–10pm Saturday. Tickets start at $10," according to an event rundown shared by Axios.

Not just a holiday for the adults, the family-friendly Lucha Libre Live promises to reel in crowds with a wrestling show and mariachi bands, alongside margaritas and beer on offer. And for a dose of adorable, The Wharf hosts the Annual Running of the Chihuahuas, featuring over 150 racing chihuahuas, a pet parade, and a costume contest – a free event for those looking to add some cuteness to their celebrations. For those who crave a mix of culture and cuisine, El Presidente at Union Market is throwing a block party complete with a DJ and margarita flights from noon to 6pm.

So, whether you're looking to toast with finely crafted cocktails, feast on authentic Latin flavors, or simply enjoy a good old-fashioned fiesta with family and friends, Cinco de Mayo in D.C. is shaping up to be a vibrant mosaic of culture and revelry, ready to captivate and delight the capital's celebrants.