Get ready to celebrate this weekend with tacos, margaritas, pinatas and more. It's Cinco de Mayo and Emerald Coast restaurants are ready to bring on the fiestas.
Latin Spring Festival Block Party
Destin Commons is spicing it up in honor of Cinco de Mayo. The Latin Spring Festival Block Party will take place noon-5 p.m. Sunday at El Jalisco.
The party will spill out of the restaurant into the streets of Destin Commons with live dance performances, DJs, face-painting, kids arts and crafts, bounce houses, contests and giveaways. For more information, find El Jalisco Destin on Facebook and search under events.
Cinco de Mayo at HarborWalk Village
HarborWalk Village is throwing one of the largest fiestas in town. Enjoy free family fun with what’s being dubbed as “Destin Harbor's Largest Pinata" break on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. There will be lots of other activities as well including kid's crafts, face-painting and a stilt walker. For more information, find HarborWalk Village on Facebook and search events.
Adults can stay late for the Cinco De Mayo Pub Crawl Fiesta from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Pub craw passes are $10 and proceeds benefit the Arc of the Emerald Coast.
Rockin’ Tacos is Down to Fiesta
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at The BoardWalk on Okaloosa Island in Fort Walton Beach with Rockin’ Tacos Down to Fiesta. Enjoy beachfront views and $6 margaritas as well as a DJ and other food and beverage specials on Saturday from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. For more information, find Rockin' Tacos Grill & Tequila Bar on Facebook and search events.
Cinco at Mezcal
Check out one of the newest Mexican restaurants in the area for Cinco de Mayo with Mezcal Mexican Grill at the Seascape Town Centre. Enjoy live music with Fais Do-Do Band 6-10 p.m. and enjoy drink and food specials such as $1 churros, $2 tacos and $5 house margaritas. For more information, visit www.mezcalmexicangrill.com.
Derby de Mayo at The Bayo
The Bay restaurant in Santa Rosa Beach is celebrating two parties in one with their Derby de Mayo at The Bayo recognizing both the Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo. The Bay chefs are roasting a whole pig on the beach and will serve pineapple pork tacos. Fresh mint juleps and margaritas will be the drinks of the night. Live music will play throughout the evening with the band Sugarcane Jane, and musicians Larry Fleet and Philip White. For more information, visit The Bay on Facebook and search events.
La Paz Destin
There are two reasons to celebrate at La Paz this weekend. On Saturday, La Paz will celebrate both Cinco de Mayo and their 25th anniversary. Starting at 11 a.m. and continuing well into the night, La Paz will offer $5 fresh-squeezed La Pazaritas, food specials, door prizes and live music by Cadillac Willy from 8 p.m. to midnight. For more information, visit La Paz Destin on Facebook and search events.
Grand Park in Grand Boulevard will be a happening place for Cinco de Mayo thanks to Cantina Laredo. On Saturday from 2 to 10 p.m., enjoy live music, dancing, lawn games and delicious Mexican food and beverages.
For the kids, there will be face-painting, arts and crafts by Abrakadoodle. Live music by Hunter Dawson 2-5 p.m. and by The Graytones 7-10 p.m. For more information, visit them on Facebook.