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Cinco de Mayo events around Lexington

Celebrate Mexican culture through food, drinks, and dance.

Painting of a sugar skull on the outside of Mexican restaurant El Cid.

Feliz Cinco de Mayo. | Photo by LEXtoday

In just a few short days will be one of the biggest holidays in Mexican culture — Cinco de Mayo.

The holiday honors Mexico’s victory over French forces in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. The Second Franco-Mexican War didn’t end that day, but the battle became a symbol of resistance against foreign powers.

If you’re celebrating this Friday, here’s where to eat, drink, and dance in LEX —

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