Cinco de Mayo, the holiday that commemorates the Mexican army's victory over French forces in the Battle of Puebla, has become a beloved celebration of Mexican culture and heritage across the United States. And in Odessa, Texas, locals and visitors alike are gearing up for a day of festive fun and excitement! From food and drink specials to live music, fiestas, and other cultural activities, the city is brimming with Cinco de Mayo festivities. So grab your sombrero and get ready for a day of vibrant colors, delicious food, and lively music that will make this Cinco de Mayo celebration one to remember!
CINCO DE MAYO EVENTS IN ODESSA, TX:
FIESTA SOMBRERO CANVAS PAINTING CLASS
MAY 4 • 6pm @ Cheers To Paint Studio
Paint your own sombrero!! Time to use your creative skills at cheers to paint studio to help ring in Cinco De Mayo! Did we mention that you can even take your own drinks and snacks while your painting. Sign up for the class here.
CINCO DE MAYO AT THE DRAG RACES
MAY 5 & 6 @ Penwell Knights Raceway
The biggest drag race of the year in West Texas thunders into Penwell Knights Raceway just West of Odessa. The nationally touring Funny Car Chaos Championship Series brings over two dozen ground pounding funny cars for competition with over $35,000 in prize money on Cinco De Mayo weekend, May 5-6th. Friday night under the lights is the place to see these cars in their classic style with long smokey burnouts and fire belching from the pipes! Saturday’s final qualifying and eliminations put the money on the line in 200+ mile per hour combat. This event also features fire breathing jet dragsters both nights, local racers squaring off in bracket style racing, apparel and food vendors, etc. View the Funny Car Entry List HERE. (All Tickets Sold Upon Arrival)
CINCO DE MAYO DOWNTOWN CELEBRATION
MAY 5 • 11am @ Downtown Odessa
The Hispanic Heritage of Odessa invites you to join them at 11am as they embark on a festive journey to visit several participating businesses, each competing for the title of best decorated Cinco de Mayo Downtown business! They will spend about 30 minutes at each location, enjoying some delicious finger foods and beverages provided by the businesses themselves. The winner of the competition will be announced at 6 PM during the Charla Latina Facebook live ceremony, which will take place at Patrick Clay's Tavern. Don't miss out on this fun-filled day of celebration and friendly competition!
PARTY ON THE PARTIO
MAY 5 • 11am - 10pm @ Rooster's Diner
Get for a lively and colorful celebration of Cinco de Mayo on the patio at Rooster's Diner! You can find 55cent spicy grapefruit margaritas, $5 Capri-Funs, $5.55 Chips & Elote Dip, $5.55 Chips & Guacamole, & $5.55 Chips & Queso. As the sun sets, DJ AlexxG will take the stage at 6pm, filling the air with the rhythmic beats that will keep you dancing all night long!
GLITZ 1ST BIRTHDAY CINCO DE MAYO CELEBRATION
MAY 5 • 11am - 2pm @ Glitz Downtown Salon
Help the Glitz Girls celebrate the salons 1st Birthday on Cinco De Mayo. You can have all the fun enjoying tequila tastings, piercings, shopping, and win prizes from their piñata!
VIVA LA FIESTA
MAY 5-7 • 5pm @ Ector County Coliseum
May 5 Schedule
Bands: 6pm • Palomares de Ojinaga / 7:30pm • Porte Y Estillo De Ojinaga / 9pm • Los Ramones De Nuevo Leon / 10:30pm • Banda Los Sebastianes | Events: Racing pigs 6:30pm • 8pm / Shark Show 7pm • 8:30pm / Globe of Death 7:30pm • 8:30pm
Petting Zoo • Mechanical Bull • Goat Roping
May 6 Schedule
Bands: 6pm • Intl Sonora Dinamita / 7:30pm • Conjunto 4 Norte / 9pm • Impostores De Nuevo Leon / 10:30pm • Los Rieleros Del Norte | Events: Racing pigs 4pm • 5:30pm • 7pm / Shark Show 4:30pm • 6pm • 7:30pm / Globe of Death 5pm • 6:30pm • 8pm / Cornhole Tournament • UTPB Folklorico • Shout Cheerleading • Petting Zoo • Mechanical Bull • Goat Roping
May 7 Schedule
Bands: 5pm • Tropicalismo Apache / 6:15pm • Morro Y Su Reunion / 7:30pm • Super Odisea / 8:45pm • Grupo Secretto | Events: Racing pigs 4pm • 5:30pm • 7pm / Shark Show 4:30pm • 6pm • 7:30pm / Globe of Death 5pm • 6:30pm • 8pm / Cornhole Tournament • UTPB Folklorico • Shout Cheerleading • Petting Zoo • Mechanical Bull • Goat Roping
Viva La Fiesta Vendors: Cordova Mexican Food, Sweet and Sour Tea & Lemonade, Sainz Brisket, Sunshine Treats, Squeeze To Please Lemonade, The Corn Man, Buena Vida Aguas Frescas, Evil Ink Tattoo.
CINCO DE MAYO at the odessa marriott
MAY 5 • 11am @ Downtown Odessa
It’s fiesta time at the Odessa Marriot! Celebrate Cinco De Mayo with music, food, and drinks. There will be a special menu prepared by the marriott’s culinary team and executive chef rakeem. You can make your barrel & derrick reservation here.
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