Happy Cinco de Mayo, Lakeland: Events where you can celebrate in Swan City

Grab your favorite local tacos or head to one of these special events.


Gallito at The Joinery has a wide range of offerings to choose from. | Photo via @dontfeedsean

Happy Cinco de Mayo, Lakeland. Whether you’re looking for a full-on celebration or just hoping to order your favorite tacos for takeout, keep reading for 10 local spots hosting Cinco de Mayo festivities + deals.

  • Union Hall Cinco de Mayo exclusive menu | Friday, May 5 | All day | Union Hall, 1023 Florida Ave. S. | Price of purchase | Grab bites from Remigio’s Authentic Mexican Food, get deals on Coronas, margaritas, and Mexican Mules, and sing karaoke with DJ Kep.
  • Cinco de Mayo Celebration Dinner | Friday, May 5 | 6:30 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School, 4730 S. Florida Ave. | $55 | Register for this demonstration-style cooking class to learn how to make pozole rojo, fresh guacamole, and horchata ice cream.
  • Unfiltered Lakeland | Monday, May 1-Friday, May 5 | All day | 801 E. Main St. | Price of purchase | Celebrate all week long with Unfiltered Lakeland’s special of the week: The virgin margarita slush.
  • First Friday: Cinco de Mayo | Friday, May 5 | 6-9 p.m. | Munn Park, 117 N. Kentucky Ave. | Price of purchase | Eat, drink, and dance in Munn Park and peruse the Makers Market for items made by local artisans.
  • Cinco de Mayo Fiesta | Friday, May 5 | All day | Keel Farms, 5202 Thonotosassa Rd., Plant City | Price of purchase | Stop by to try Keel Farms’ specials — items like street corn salad, beef empanadas, and Baja fish tacos are on the menu.
  • Cinco de Mayo at Brass Tap | Friday, May 5 | All day | The Brass Tap, 1515 Town Center Dr. | Price of purchase | Enjoy special tappings, beer specials, and flavored margaritas like watermelon, strawberry, and peach.
  • Cinco de Mayo at Swan Brewing | Friday, May 5 | 7 p.m. | Swan Brewing, 115 W. Pine St. | Price of purchase | Enjoy fresh bites from Smokin’ Chanchos and live music by Smokepoint.
  • Cinco de Mayo at Ax-Caliber | Friday, May 5 | All day | Ax Caliber, 204 E. Orange St., Ste. 102 | Price of purchase | Treat yourself to a $15 taco special and buy one, get one free Corona Lites.
  • Cinco de Mayo at The Back Nine Downtown | Friday, May 5 | All day | The Back Nine Downtown, 124 S. Tennessee Ave. | Price of purchase | Order $2 tacos and $14 margarita flights — flights include one spicy, one strawberry, and one classic margarita.
  • Velazquez Cigar Company | Friday, May 5 | 5-9 p.m. | 812 E. Main St., Lakeland | Price of purchase | Velazquez Cigar Co. is celebrating two years in the biz with live music, cigars, margaritas, and food from La Imperial Bakery.

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