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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo 2012 in Virginia-Highland

Annual block party and specials at local favorites

Wondering what local businesses have planed for Cinco de Mayo on Saturday, May 5?

Below are some of the events and specials scheduled for the weekend. Let us know in the comments about celebrations you plan to check out.

Virginia-Highland Cuatro de Mayo Patio Pub Crawl, Friday, May 4 from 7 to 11 p.m. at , 870 N Highland Ave.

The five participating bars include Pozole, Hand in Hand, Dark Horse, Diesel and Neighbor’s Pub. Tour includes 5 Cinco de Mayo themed shots during scheduled time slots at each bar, food & drink specials plus free admission along with a raffle. Tickets are $20 and are available through the Atlanta Bar Tours website.

Fifth Annual Cinco de Mayo Block Party, Saturday from 2 to 11 p.m at Pozole, 1044 Greenwood Ave.

Live music all day featuring Justin, Desire, Kevin Lewis Band; Beer and margarita specials; $5 cover, $10 after 5 p.m.

Celebration at the Warren City Club, Saturday from 3 p.m. to close,

Party on the patio overlooking the block party; Food specials include nachos, prime rib tacos, chilaqueles; Drink specials include strawberry & jalapeno margaritas, coronas, dos equis; Open to the public, $10 to $20 cover depending on time of day and capacity

Gringo de Mayo, Saturday from 11:30 a.m. til late at

$3 Dos XX pints, $15 Margarita pitchers; Live music all night; Tex-mex food specials

Cinco de Mayo at El Taco,

$12 22oz El Jimador margaritas and $9 22oz Dos Equis Lager Drafts in a souvenir cup, $12 buckets of Dos Equis Amber or Lager and the popular pineapple-infused tequila shots for $4.; Open Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Cinco de Mayo Celebration at Atkins Park, 794 N. Highland Ave.

Beer, tequila and margarita specials; Food specials will include pazole rojo, taquitos, chile rellenos, palomas

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Tia Nicolae May 02, 2012 at 07:16 PM
Let's not forget about Diesel Filling Station's hilarious Cinco de Mayo celebration! Celebrate Cinco De Mayo in Kentucky Derby Style Saturday, May 5, 2012 Having trouble deciding whether you should celebrate Cinco de Mayo or the Kentucky Derby this year? Now you don’t have to choose thanks to Diesel Filling Station! Diesel will be celebrating the best traditions from both the Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo at “Cinco de Derby” on Saturday, May 5, 2012 beginning at 4 p.m. Specialty menu items will be offered in addition to double drink specials. South of the border themed games, like the Tortilla Toss, will accompany Kentucky flare. Can’t decide between classic Derby or Cinco attire? Diesel has a simple solution: combine them! A fancy hat contest will be held during the event, with prizes awarded to the person with the best Kentucky Derby inspired sombrero! For more information please visit www.dieselatlanta.com or call (404) 815-1820.

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