15 Northern Virginia events for a proper Cinco de Mayo fiesta

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in NoVA by learning how to salsa, listening to traditional Mexican folk music, sipping margaritas and Mexican-style beers or eating as many tacos as you can manage.

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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in NoVA by learning how to salsa, listening to traditional Mexican folk music, sipping margaritas and Mexican-style beers or eating as many tacos as you can manage.

Port City Brewing Mexican Dark Lager Release Party
May 5, 3-10 p.m.
Port City will kick off a new rotating series of lagers with the unveiling of its Oscura Mexican-style dark lager. It will be available in full pours and tasters at the tasting room or in growlers and crowlers. There will also be live music by Taylor Carson. // 3950 Wheeler Ave., Alexandria

Cinco de Mayo at Adventure Brewing
May 5, 5-10 p.m.
Adventure Brewing’s party will feature beer specials, live music, food from Fredericksburg food truck Juan More Taco FXBG and Daddy G’s Rockin’ Salsa. // 33 Perchwood Drive, Unit 101, Fredericksburg

Cinco de Mayo Festival
May 5, 5-10 p.m.
VA StrEats and Perfekt Blend will host this Cinco de Mayo festival featuring food trucks from across the region, including Chix N Stix, Heem Cuisine and Living La Chiva Loca. Pair your meal with a craft beer or a margarita and live music. // The Flats at Neabsco: 2701 Neabsco Common Place, Woodbridge

Cinco de Mayo Taco Night at Bazin’s Next Door
May 5, 5-10 p.m.
Bazin’s will host a Cinco de Mayo Taco Night with margaritas and guacamole. // 111 Church St. NE, Vienna

Cinco de Mayo Patio Party at Pepita Cantina
May 5, 5 p.m.-1 a.m.
Pepita Cantina will celebrate the holiday all day with margaritas, but the party begins at 5 p.m. on the patio with drink specials, suckling pig tacos, chips and salsa, pinatas and a DJ. // 4000 Wilson Blvd., Suite D, Arlington

Cinco de Mayo at A-Town
May 5, 5 p.m.-2 a.m.
A-Town Bar & Grill will ring in the holiday with happy hour, $3 tacos and empanadas, pinatas and Latin DJs. // 4100 Fairfax Drive, Arlington

Cinco de Mayo Salsa Night
May 5, 6-9 p.m.
Learn how to salsa this Cinco de Mayo at a free class at the Winery at Bull Run. The Phat Yummies food truck will also serve chipotle wrapitos, quesadillas and chips and salsa. // The Winery at Bull Run: 15950 Lee Highway, Centreville

Taste of Cinco de Mayo
May 5, 6-9:30 p.m.
The Durant Arts Center will host this event celebrating Mexican heritage and culture with music by Son Jarocho and Ocho de Bastos, performances by the Quetzales Mexican Dance Ensemble and food from San Antonio Bar & Grill and Los Tios Grill. // Durant Arts Center: 1605 Cameron St., Alexandria

Circus de Mayo
May 5, 7-9 p.m.
Arlington Mill Community and Senior Center’s Cinco de Mayo Family Night will include live music by the Army Latin Combo Band and a DJ, dancing, crafts and games. // Arlington Mill Community and Senior Center: 909 S. Dinwiddie St., Arlington

Cinco de Drinko in the Republic
May 5, 7-11 p.m.
Brew Republic Bierwerks will host a party in its tap room with Mexican-style beers and food and music by Andres La Dia. // Brew Republic Bierwerks: 15201 Potomac Town Place, Woodbridge

Cinco de Mayo at Taco Bamba
May 5
Taco Bamba will offer a special of Mayan cochinita pibil taco (pork wrapped in banana leaves in achiote-bitter orange marinade) for $3. // 2190 Pimmit Drive, Falls Church

Cinco de Mayo at District Taco
May 5
At District Taco, you can pick from three breakfast taco options with your choice of toppings. // Multiple Northern Virginia locations

Cinco de Mayo at Hatch Grill
May 5
Start the holiday off with a breakfast sopapilla at Chantilly’s recently opened New Mexican restaurant Hatch Grill. // 4500 Daly Drive, Chantilly

Fiesta Fauquier
May 6, 1-4 p.m.
The free festival will include music, dancing, food and crafts. // Northern Fauquier Community Park: 4155 Monroe Parkway, Marshall

Mariachi Los Camperos
May 6, 8 p.m.
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with traditional Mexican folk music performed by the Grammy-winning mariachi band Mariachi Los Camperos. // Hylton Performing Arts Center: 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas