Cinco de Mayo on the Congress Plaza

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Date and Time for this Past Event

  • Wednesday, May 5, 2021  6:00pm-11:00pm


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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo on the Plaza with a guided mezcal tasting, great food, and live music!

In the pre-covid days, late April and early May was one of our favorite times of the year as our Agave Heritage Festival would take over Tucson, celebrating the region's cultural and gastronomical identity with great food, music, talks, walks, and distilled spirits.

As our tip-toes become full steps into a more normal reality, we couldn't resist celebrating this great festival by tipping our hat to its origins: Cinco de Mayo. The day conjures up images of fiestas and tequila, and on May 5th, 2008, the seeds were sown for what would become a city-wide, two week festival. So this year, we're raising the bar and bringing a little bit more to this celebratory day; a Civilized Cinco de Mayo, you might say; a one-night event where we tap into the cultural depth of Agave Heritage Festival and the fun of Cinco de Mayo. Fantastic mezcals, food, and music for a limited number of folks on our still covid-aware plaza.

Get your tickets - the limited capacity and the guaranteed good time will make this a very in-demand event!

$25 advance ticket includes a complimentary, guided tasting of 3 artisanal mezcals, presented by regional experts.

$5 day of entry, if space available.

Amormata Ensemble
Real Minero Espadín
Don Mateo Cupreata
Cocktail special — Mezcal Vago Blood Orange Negroni

DJ Humblelianess
Santa Pachita

Food Truck Menu:
House made chips and salsa
Nopales ceviche with fresh chips
Shrimp ceviche with fresh chips
Beer battered fish tacos, beans, Mexican rice, salsa
Pork al pastor tostada, guacamole, pickled red onion, calabacitas, Mexican rice, salsa
Sonoran hot dog, bacon, beans, mustard, sour cream, pico de gallo
Fresh churros and house made caramel or chocolate sauce