20 Places to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo & The Kentucky Derby in RI

Saturday, May 05, 2018
GoLocalProv Lifestyle Team

For the first time in seven years, Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby fall on the same day, Saturday.

That means there is plenty of celebrating going on around the state of Rhode Island from block parties to restaurants offering specials and much more.

To help you figure out where to go and when, GoLocalProv has compiled a list of the 20 best places to go and celebrate.

See the List in the Slideshow Below

  • Taco Fest & Rock and Roll Yard Sale at Grant’s Block


    Vendors include Poco Loco; Durk’s Bar-B-Q; Mijos; Troop; Fugo; Paco’s Tacos; Weenie Wizard; Matilda; Friskie Fries; Like No Udder and Mooseman’s Kettle Corn.

    The Taco Fest will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    Click here for more information 

    See organizer Chris Daltry on LIVE Below: 

  • Kentucky Derby Party at Ochre Court 


    Sit back and enjoy one of the biggest sports days of the year, The Kentucky Derby. 

    The event highlights include live blue grass music by The Bagmen, Kentucky-style food, and a full open bar

    The event begins at 5 p.m. 

    Click here for more information 

  • Cinco de Mayo Block Party at The Whiskey Republic 


    The Cinco de Mayo Block Party at The Whiskey Republic is considered "Providence's Biggest Outdoor Fiesta." 

    Head to the Whiskey Republic for food, live music and tons of fun. 

    The event goes from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. 

    Click here for more information 

  • 2018 The Big Night Out at Omni Providence


    This year's "The Big Night Out" features a Kentucky Derby theme.

    Experience a night of glamour and Southern-style charm right in downtown Providence, all while dancing to one of RI’s premier bands, Brass Attack. 

    All proceeds from this event directly impact our ability to provide mentors for hundreds of children in our community each year. 

    The event goes from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

    Click here for more information 

  • 2nd Annual Cultural Celebration Of La Batalla De Puebla at SouthLight at Southside Cultural Center


    Mariachi de Brown will perform a one hour concert with an intermission performance of Mexican cultural dance. 

    There will be food and drinks provided by Herradura Taquería Mexicana de Central Falls.

  • Cinco de Mayo Block Party at The Rosendale 


    Don't miss the Cinco de Mayo Block Party at The Rosendale.

    It is FREE to attend. 

    The block party will feature music, food, and drinks!

    The party goes from 3 p.m. to 1 a.m. 

    Click here for more information 

  • Fireside Cinco de Mayo at Rooftop G 


    The party will feature, food, drinks. live music by DJ Jackie Treehorn and tons of giveaways. 

    The event begins at 8 p.m. 

    Click here for more information 

  • Cinco de Mayo at Ocean Mist 


    Ocean Mist’s Cinco de Mayo celebration will feature live music from Providence’s Bad Fish.

    The group will play a tribute to Sublime starting at 9 p.m.

    There will also be plenty of drinks and food to go around.

    Click here for more information

  • 2nd Annual Kentucky Derby Party To Benefit Rhodysquash & The Newport County Ymca


    Grab your friends, don your finest derby attire, and come watch the Kentucky Derby in style.

    All proceeds go to RhodySquash & The Newport County YMCA

    The event goes from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

    Click here for more information 

  • El Rancho Grande 5 de Mayo Celebration


    Join El Rancho Grande for a Celebration of " La Batalla de Puebla" a Cinco de Mayo celebration.

    The celebration features a 5-course dinner paired with cocktails and much more. 

    The event goes from 5 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. 

    Click here for more information 

  • 5K De Mayo Fundraiser for the Central Falls HS Girls Softball Team Studio 9 Artist Hub


    Join the Lady Warriors Softball Team for their Cinco de Mayo (5K) Run/Walk Fundraiser.

    Registration fee includes a post race fiesta where each participant will receive a free taco and beverage, as well as chips and salsa.

    Music and corn hole games will be provided. Raffle prizes and 50/50 split-the-pot also available. Medals for first, second and third place male and female finishers. 

    The event begins at 9 a.m. 

    Click here for more information 

  • Derby Day Party at Linden Place 


    Dig out your derby hat and bring out the seersucker jackets and bring the spirit of the Kentucky Derby to Bristol. 

    Linden Place celebrates Kentucky Derby Day in true Colt family fashion with mint juleps, live music, great food, live streaming of the 144th annual Kentucky Derby, live and silent auction & more. With prizes for best dressed, biggest hat, best-dressed couple and more this fundraiser for Linden Place Mansion is not to be missed

    The event goes from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

    Click here for more information 

  • 4th Annual New England Tequila & Rum Festival at Twin River 


    The finest companies in the hospitality industry will come together to show off their latest products. Sample tequilas and rums from around the world, enjoy live entertainment, seminars, food pairings, live music performed by The Ravers and more.

    The event goes from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

    Click here for more information 

  • Mint Juleps at Bar Louie 


    Bar Louie in Providence is kicking off their summer season with a Derby Day Party. 

    The restaurant will be serving mint juleps from 11 a.m. to midnight for just $5.50. 

    Click here for more information 

  • Rogue Island Kentucky Derby Party 


    Rogue Island in The Arcade will be celebrating the Kentucky Derby all day long on Saturday. 

    They will have a menu inspired by the derby, a best-dressed contest, live music and lots more fun. 

    Click here for more information 

  • Cinco de Mayo Party at Tortilla Flats

    Tortilla Flats will be putting on their annual Cinco de Mayo party on Saturday filled with food, drink specials and much more.

    They will also be giving away prizes such as Chris Brown tickets.

    Click here for more information

  • 9th Annual Cinco de Mayo Bash at Ladder 133 


    Enjoy $5 Top Shelf Margaritas and Mint Juleps, Authentic Mexican Food Menu, a Photo Booth, Music & Prizes.

    Doors open for the party at 11 a.m. 

    Click here for more information

  • Easterseals Kentucky Derby de Mayo Party at Aqua Blue Hotel


    Guests will enjoy a festive evening watching the 144th Kentucky Derby on a big screen while celebrating Mexican culture in honor of Cinco de Mayo. Events include, red carpet photos, hat contest, musical entertainment, live and silent auctions,

    The event goes from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

    Click here for more information 

  • Live Mariachi at Viva Mexico Cantina & Grille 


    Viva Mexico Cantina and Grille will host a live Mariachi band from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday. 

    They will also serve authentic Mexican food, drinks and much more. 

    Click here for more information 

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