Cinco de Mayo celebrates the day of the Mexican Army’s victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican war on May 5, 1862. Flash forward 160 years to today, Cinco de Mayo has become a widely celebrated holiday in the U.S. to celebrate Mexican culture and heritage. From festivals to food and cocktail deals and specials, here are the best ways you can celebrate this Cinco de Mayo in Arizona.

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Cinco De Mayo Downtown Phoenix Festival 

This year marks the 30th annual Cinco De Mayo Festival in Downtown Phoenix, one of the largest multicultural festivals in Arizona. On May 7, you can celebrate at Arizona’s largest Cinco de Mayo festival starting at 12 p.m, with Baile Folklorico, Grammy artists, lucha libre and a variety of delicious food vendors and exhibitors. 

The festival will be located off 1st Avenue and Washington Street. General admission tickets start at $10, but if you get to the festival early before 5 p.m., tickets will be available for only $5. Buy tickets online here

Skysill Rooftop Lounge 

Celebrate this Cinco de Mayo at Skysill Rooftop Lounge, the Valley’s highest open-air rooftop bar perched atop The Westin Tempe Hotel. From 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, May 5, guests can celebrate the fiesta with limited-time holiday menu specials. Menu specials include street tacos ($5), carne asada nachos ($18), beef anticucho ($18) and more! Guests can also enjoy sipping on $5 Skysill passion fruit margaritas, $5 Espolon Tequila shots and $5 Corona Premier Beer, along with a live DJ.

Blanco Cocina + Cantina 

Don’t limit your Cinco de Mayo celebrations to just one day, celebrate Cinco de Mayo all week long at Blanco Cocina + Cantina! From May 1 through May 7, all four Blanco locations in the Valley will celebrate the Mexican holiday complete with a special cocktail menu, plus live music from mariachis and DJs (differs by location) during various times of the day. Specials include “Mi Casa Su Casa,” ($25) a round of four mini margaritas and four cold Dos XX lagers and more. 

Blanco will also offer craveable dishes like Mexican pizza, chimichangas and tiger shrimp fajitas. 

Bar Louie

Cinco de Mayo, say salud with Bar Louie! This neighborhood bar is offering $7 Dos Sauza Margaritas from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on May 5, plus guests can also enjoy the brand-new Rock & Rita just in time for this special holiday. The Rock & Rita is Bar Louie’s innovative twist on the beloved marg. Pair these refreshing drinks with 50% off bar bites such as the Trio Dips and Chips, chicken quesadillas and other flavorful options for a true Cinco de Mayo celebration. 

Luckys Indoor Outdoor

Luckys Indoor Outdoor is bringing the fiesta to Roosevelt Row this Cinco de Mayo with live music, tasty eats and themed drink specials. The bar will be serving up $8 specialty margaritas, $6 house margaritas and $6 Modelo from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The festivities will be in full effect at 6 p.m. with live music on the patio. This event is free to attend; guests must be age 21 and older. Luckys Indoor Outdoor is located at 817 N. 2nd Street, Phoenix, and can be reached at (602) 975-8156 for more information. 

Kähvi Coffee + Cafe 

Kähvi Coffee + Cafe exudes the ultimate Tulum experience with plenty of greenery, comfy spots to lounge and wanderlust-worthy projector visuals. This Cinco de Mayo, you can buy one Tulum Rush or Marrita cocktail and get the other for a penny between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. For coffee enthusiasts, they will be serving up a Dirty Horchata Latte topped with cinnamon as the specialty drink for the month. Kähvi is located at 214 E. Roosevelt Street, Phoenix, and can be reached at (602) 283-4062. 

Twin Peaks

Twin Peaks is offering special discounts on drinks to get the party started. On Cinco de Mayo, you can enjoy a variety of drinks at reduced prices, including a $5 Michelada, $5 House Margarita, $5.50 Mexican Candy, $6.50 Corazón Tequila sunrise, $6.50 Herradura Reposado Ranch Water and many more. These deals are available at all Twin Peaks locations.