On May 5 1862, General Ignacio Zaragoza led the Mexican army to victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla. Ever since that date, an annual celebration has been held on May 5. "Cinco de Mayo" means "the 5th of May" in Spanish.
Interestingly, this holiday is more widely recognized in the United States than it is in Mexico. People gather together on this day to celebrate the Mexican-American culture.
Want to join the festivities? We've put together a master list of Cinco de Mayo events in Tucson. Whether you’re looking for a lively parade, a 5k, a family celebration, a refreshing margarita, or a mariachi performance, you’ll find it here.
Cinco de Mayo is on Friday, May 5, 2023 so most of the listed events are happening on or near that date.
SEE A FULL LISTING OF TUCSON CINCO DE MAYO EVENTS BELOW.
We will be updating this page as we receive new information. If you know about other 2023 Cinco de Mayo Events in Tucson, contact us!