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Here’s what’s happening in Anchorage for Cinco de Mayo

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: May 4, 2018
  • Published May 3, 2018

Carolina Vidal, of the Pinata Shop, will lead a family friendly pinata-making workshop at the Anchorage Museum Saturday and Sunday. (Getty images)

Dia Del Sol

The Anchorage Museum is celebrating Mexican culture this weekend with Dia del Sol, a three-day event with activities for the whole family. Stop by on Friday for an artist talk with Mexican-born painter Ana Teresa Fernandez (6 p.m.). There will be a Mexican film festival on Saturday at 11 a.m. featuring a variety of animated Spanish-language short films, as well as live music from local mariachi band Mariachi Agave Azul at noon. Be sure not to miss the pinata-making class (2 p.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday) taught by The Pinata Shop's Carolina Vidal. 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Anchorage Museum, 625 C St. (anchoragemuseum.org)  

Adventure de Mayo

In honor of Cinco de Mayo, Showdown Alaska is bringing another headliner to Anchorage. Enjoy tacos and margaritas as you rock out to Adventure Club, an EDM duo that's taken over music festivals worldwide. Hailing from Canada, Adventure Club released their debut album "Red //Blue" in 2016 and has since had their tracks featured on MTV's "Teen Wolf" and "Eye Candy." 21 and over. $45-$115. 7 p.m. Saturday, Williwaw, 609 F St. (eventbrite.com)

Cinco de Food Truck Carnival

The Spenard Food Truck Carnival is making a weekend appearance. Bring the whole family out for adobo burritos from Jeepney by Adobo Grill, creative confections from Babycakes Cupcakes, exciting performances from the Alaska Fire Circus and more. 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Spenard Food Truck Carnival, 2435 Spenard Road (Search "Cinco de Food Truck Carnival" on Facebook)

Cinco de Mayo Patio Party

Bernie's Bungalow Lounge is ringing in the holiday with a patio party. Sip on a Patrón slushee, play some yard games, munch on $2 tacos and rock out to music from DJ Livingston and DJ Victamone. 21 and over. 10 p.m. Saturday, Bernie's Bungalow Lounge, 626 D St. (Search "Cinco de Mayo Patio Party" on Facebook)

2018 Cinco de Mayo

Tacos. Margaritas. Live music. What else could you ask for? Anchorage's favorite Mexican gastropub is partying it up this Saturday with live music from DJ Tico, a pepper eating contest and an all-you-can-eat taco buffet. Music starts at 7 p.m. 21 and over. 3 p.m. Saturday, Tequila 61, 445 W. Fourth Ave. (tequila61.com)

Bike Blessing Afterparty

See all of the exciting new gear that Harley-Davidson has to offer this Cinco de Mayo. Enjoy motorcycle test rides, live music, tacos and a beer garden. 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, House of Harley-Davidson, 4334 Spenard Road (Search "Bike Blessing Afterparty" on Facebook)

Midnight Sun 23rd Anniversary Dinner

The award-winning brewery is honoring their 23rd anniversary and Cinco de Mayo with an exclusive dinner. Executive Chef Shane Moore will be serving up a curated menu, complete with Midnight sun brew and tequila pairings. $100 plus fees. 6:30 p.m. Saturday, South Restaurant + Coffeehouse (brownpapertickets.com)

Cinco de Mayo at the 49th State

The downtown restaurant and brewery is serving up halibut tacos and tequila flights all night. If weather permits, grab a seat on one of their two decks and enjoy the musical stylings of DJ Clint Samples. 11 a.m. Saturday, 49th State Brewing Company, 717 W. Third Ave. (Search "Cinco de Mayo at the 49th State" on Facebook)

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