Miami's Cinco de Mayo Party Guide
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It's Cinco de Mayo!
While la gente de México are going about their day, we're all just here, eating tacos and pounding tequila till we drop.
So put on your somberos and lucha libre masks, unleash your inner Mexican, and celebrate the 152nd anniversary of the defeat of the French in the Battle of Puebla at one of Miami's Cinco de Mayo fiestas.
¡Ay, ay, ay!
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The Ultimate Cinco de Mayo Celebration Aboard the Bimini SuperFast. Hosted by Power 96 with DJ Zog. Sunday, May 4, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Port of Miami, 1015 N. America Way, Miami. Tickets start at $64.50 plus fees via rwbimini.com. When you party with DJ Zog y los vatos locos of Miami's Party Station, you know you're in for una gran celebración, especially if you're on a boat. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo aboard the Bimini SuperFast and travel to an island that's no where near Mexico with music, drink bucket specials, tacos, and a themed beach party, where after a few shots, you'll be doing the Jarabe Tapatío (that's the Mexican hat dance for los gringos) with your new amigos.
Cinco de Mayo Beach Fest. With Gondwana, Bachaco, Ojo de Buey, Uma Galera, Mixed Culture, Kolabo, and Ephniko. Sunday, May 4, 2 p.m. North Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-867-2370. Tickets cost $25 plus fees via 5demayofest.com. Aside from the name and Spanish-speaking bands like Chile's Gondwana, Costa Rica's Ojo de Buey, and Miami's own grupo de músicos Bachaco, there really isn't anything Mexican about the reggae jams at the Cinco de Mayo Beach Bash. Unless, of course, you wave a Mexican flag in the air and yell, ¡Que viva México!
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