14 nice Cinco de Mayo festivals from San Jose to Oakland

Viva La Vida San Jose Hunt: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm May 4th, B2 Coffee, San Pedro Square, 87 North San Pedro St., San Jose. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in the spirit of Frida Kahlo on this scavenger hunt that includes an art walk, Frida fresh flower crown workshop, panda, candy kitchen, and tasty bites. Free- $ 75. http://bit.ly/2uXXgJB

SF Cinco de Mayo Festival: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. May 4, Valencia Street between 21st and 24th Streets, San Francisco. mncsf.org/sfcincodemayo/

Oakland Cinco de Mayo Festival: Noon-7pm May 4th, Jack London Square, Oakland. 40+ food and merchandise vendors, live music and entertainment, lucha libre fights, lowrider car show, specialty drinks and restaurants, and children’s activities. http://bit.ly/2Kx95B4

Fiesta in front of the Cinco de Mayo: 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. May 4, ConXion Community Event Hall, 749 Story Road, San Jose. Food, drinks, raffle and music. $ 15- $ 35. http://bit.ly/2K7R9N8

Cinco de Mayo Latinx Comedy Weekend Bash: 8 and 10 p.m. May 3 and 7 and 9 p.m. May 4, Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon St., San Francisco. Special pop-up comedy show with a number of Latinx regulars at Cobbs, Punchline and SF Sketchfest. Mobile bar with beer and beverage specialties. $ 15- $ 40. http://bit.ly/2UzaHxR

Celebration of the Cinco de Mayo Adobe for the Adobe Tour: 10-11: 30 a.m., May 5, downtown San Jose. Discover San Jose’s Spanish and Mexican roots. Learn about bear and bullfights, a hidden road to El Dorado, and the murder of the heir to San Joses “Hart”. $ 15. http://bit.ly/2Iq6tC5

Cinco de Mayo Putt-Putt Challenge: 10 am-2pm May 5th, Shoreline Golf Links, 2940 N. Shoreline Blvd., mountain views. Golf, tacos, french fries and salsa, margaritas and frescas. $ 20. http://bit.ly/2UGWdMB

Sausalito Cinco de Mayo Fiesta: 11 am-2pm May 5th, Cavallo Point Lodge, 601 Murray Circle, Sausalito.This festival is filled with plenty of mouthfuls of authentic Mexican cuisine. Learn how to make homemade tortillas and a range of fillings along with many classic Mexican dishes. $ 90. http://bit.ly/2v2yRlP

SF Cinco de Mayo weekend party: 11 am-7pm 4-5 May, King Street Event Center, 128 King St., San Francisco. The all-day celebrations include music, food, dance, salsa dance lessons (12 noon-1 pm), lawn games, photo booths and much more. $ 12.95 – $ 179.95. http://bit.ly/2uZmyXw

Richmond Cinco de Mayo Festival: Time to be announced, May 5th, 23rd Street, Richmond. Live music plays on three stages throughout the day and includes Native American dancing and lucha libre wrestling. Local vendors will serve traditional food and dozens of activities for children – pony rides, inflatables, face painting, games, and craft stalls – will line the streets. http://bit.ly/2UfzdQu

Cinco de Mayo pub crawl: 2-8pm May 5th, 12 Bars, San Francisco. Cheap drinks and lots of fun at Cinco de Mayo. Check-in 2-6pm at Mayes Oyster House, 1233 Polk St., San Francisco. $ 5- $ 25. http://bit.ly/2WY2f8U

Drinko de Mayo boat party cruise: 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. May 5th, Bay Celebrations, 1 Broadway, Oakland. Latin American music with DJ Geemala and a taco bar. $ 30- $ 150. http://bit.ly/2GcNDgg

Walnut Creek Cinco de Mayo Fiesta: 5-7 a.m. May 5th, The Gardens at Heather Farm, 1540 Marchbanks Drive, Walnut Creek. Enjoy the gardens, tacos, frozen margaritas, beer, live mariachi and much more. $ 65- $ 75. http://bit.ly/2Ib0CRU

Cinco de Mayo roast pork: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. May 5, Gravenstein Grill, 8050 Bodega Ave., Sebastopol. With a whole pork and a selection of traditional Mexican side dishes. There is also an outdoor tequila and Mexican beer bar, as well as live music. $ 60. http://bit.ly/2uUy0nm

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