Cinco de Mayo is this Friday. A lot of folks like to go celebrate in the Lansing area. Do you know why Cinco de Mayo is a special day? It's not just a reason to go out and drink margaritas, shots of tequila, Dos Equis and fill your belly with some tasty mexican food. The History Channel explains:

Cinco de Mayo, or the fifth of May, is a holiday that celebrates the date of the Mexican army’s May 5, 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. The day, which falls on Friday, May 5 in 2023, is also known as Battle of Puebla Day. While it is a relatively minor holiday in Mexico, in the United States, Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a commemoration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas with large Mexican-American populations.

Lansing is home to many different ethnicities. Cinco de Mayo is a fun day to celebrate with friends. There are plenty of tasty mexican restaurants you can dine at. If you'd like to try new adventures to celebrate, check out these Lansing area events taking place to celebrate Cindo de Mayo. I won't be partaking in the tequila this year, go for it. Maybe attending these events would be a good way to celebrate and learn more about culture.

Cinco de Mayo Events in Lansing

Credit: McConnell Adams TSM Lansing
Credit: McConnell Adams TSM Lansing

Copa de la Diversión - Cinco de Mayo Celebration with LAFCU Fireworks

This is taking place at Jackson Field. There is an initiative behind the event per the Lansing Lugnuts:

Copa de la Diversión is a special nationwide MiLB initiative, connecting teams to their Latino/a fanbase. For this special Copa game, the Lugnuts suit up as the turquoise and marigold Lansing Locos, personified by the loco Potoo bird.Once the game concludes, sit back, relax, and marvel at a LAFCU Fireworks Spectacular! ¡Vamos Locos!

This event also includes cultural information and an overall great time.

via Google Maps/Canva
via Google Maps/Canva

Boys in Brown presents Cinco De Mayo ft. Conjunto Rey

This is taking place at The Junction in Lansing. Here's what to expect:

Back by popular DEMAND!!!!!
The Boys in Brown present CONJUNTO REY
We'll celebrating our graduating seniors.
Regreso Por Demanda Popular
The Boys in Brown present CONJUNTO REY
Este Cinco de Mayo vamos a bailar
Estaremos celebrando a nuestros graduados
18+ para bailar
21+ para beber
Tables are Free First Come First Serve but you can still Reserve a table online and buy your tickets for only $10 bottle service available. Las mesas son gratuitas por orden de llegada, pero aún puede reservar una mesa en línea para garantizar una, los boletos cuestan $ 10 solo en este momento. Servicio de botella disponible.


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Happy Hour & Headshots - Cinco De Mayo Celebration! Brought to you by PMAMM NextGen Committee

What to expect:

$30 | Member $50 | Non Member - Join us for a cinco De Mayo Happy Hour & update your headshot while you're there! Headshots by WindowStill Photograph

Rest assured you'll have a good time. I think this is a clever way to upated your headshots for your resume. Sounds good.

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Cinco de Mayo 5k Walk/Run & Virtual Option

This is a great event that raises money and it takes place on Saturday, May 6:

Cafecito Caliente wishes to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with its 3rd Annual Cinco de Mayo 5k Run/Walk. This is the first leg of four races in the Running La Vida Loca Series 2023!  100% of the proceeds go to the Latino Advisory Committee which provides scholarships to Latino students in the Lansing School District. The Latino Advisory Committee was created in April of 1972 to recognize, educate and empower parents to take a proactive role in the educational and personal development of their children. We work in partnership with the Lansing School District to advocate for Latino families and their students throughout the calendar year. The race will be professionally timed by the Michigan Running Foundation. Results will be posted during the race and online at

13 Things To Get For A Fun Cinco De Mayo Party

Whether you venture out or stick close to home, Cinco De Mayo celebrations are always a blast! How can they not be with the food, the music and, of course, tequila! While it's hard not to have fun at such a fiesta, having these 13 things on hand will take them to the next level. For added convenience, you can click on any of the items below to have them delivered to your door!

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