New Orleans Cinco de Mayo Celebrations

Cinco de Mayo is Friday! Whether you're celebrating all day long or just grabbing a margarita before heading to the Fair Grounds for another weekend of festing, there are plenty of ways to celebrate in and around New Orleans. Here are some of the ways we suggest celebrating Cinco de Mayo. Heads up, they all involve a little tequila! 

Drink a margarita...or two!

Frozen or On The Rocks - here at ATSA, there's nothing we like more than a good margarita! Sip some on the streetcar line at Superior Grill (3636 St. Charles Avenue) or enjoy one on a shady patio at Velvet Cactus (6300 Argonne Boulevard). Spend the afternoon on Magazine Street at Arana (3242 Magazine Street) or Taqueria Corona (5932 Magazine Street). 

Grab one to go at Felipe's or Juan's Flying Burritos. Both have multiple locations in the city. If you're looking to grab something to eat, check out list of New Orleans' best tacos

Catch some live music

Fredy Omar at Casa Borrega (1719 Oretha Castly Hailey Boulevard)

Fredy Omar con su Banda, one of New Orleans' most popular salsa/merengue bands, will perform from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. DJ Sin Promesas, who has toured nationally with her electronics project DOLCE and is currently a DJ at WTUL, will spin dance music before Omar's show, starting at 4:30 p.m.

Get down at Velvet Cactus (6300 Argonne Boulevard)

Bag of Donuts and Paper Chase perform on the patio for this free concert celebrating Cinco De Mayo starting at 6 p.m.

Felipe's (411 N. Carrollton Avenue)

The Carrollton Avenue party stars Jose Fermin Ceballos y Orquesta featuring Merengue-FOUR live on stage from 7 to 10 p.m., taco cart serving award-winning al pastor tacos, swag and more.

Jazz Fest weekend two also kicks off Thursday, with plenty of great acts. Check out the lineup here. Like St. Patrick's Day and Oktoberfest, there are plenty of celebrations going on! Let us know how you'll be celebrating on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using #soloNOLA.