It’s Cinco de Mayo and for all our friends in Fort Collins, there are a lot of ways you can celebrate today! At Interstate Roofing our Fort Collins roofing contractors will be busy repairing and replacing your roofs. While we are busy working we hope you get a chance to go enjoy some of the festivities! Have a taco for us and see how the city is celebrating below.
What’s on your social calendar this Cinco de Mayo?
Whether you’re interested in family fun, a salsa-making lesson or a demonstration of the other salsa — the dance — take your pick from this list of Northern Colorado offerings.
For the festival fans
2017 Northern Colorado Cinco de Mayo Festival
Where: Old Town Square Fort Collins
When: 4 to 10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with two days of free events, including a car show, Zumba in the Square, live music, dancing demonstrations, face painting, a kids zone and more. Enjoy the festival’s beer and margarita garden (21+ only), as well as music from local bands and arts and crafts and food vendors. For a complete schedule and list of offerings, visit fortcollinscincodemayo.com.
Cinco de Mayo Greeley Festival
Where: Island Grove Regional Park, 501 N. Fourteenth Ave., Greeley
When: Starts at 8 a.m. Saturday
Enjoy a family-friendly day at the Cinco de Mayo Greeley Festival. Hosted by the city of Greeley and the Northern Colorado Latino Foundation, start the morning with the Fiesta 5K at 8 a.m., a parade at 9 a.m. and booths, vendors and entertainment for the rest of the day.
For the dancers
Where: Yum Yum’s Mediterranean Restaurant, 1300 W. Elizabeth St., Fort Collins
When: 9 p.m. Friday
Try your hand — or hips — at Latin dancing with free salsa, bachata and merengue dancing at Yum Yum’s. Intermediate dance lessons go from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. and free social dancing goes from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Event is 21+ with a $5 cover.
For the cooks
Cinco de Mayo cooking class
Where: 502 W. Lake Street, room 237 (Gifford building)
When: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday
Try something different with an interactive cooking class. Make margarita-marinated chicken, fajitas, homemade corn tortillas, Mexican chocolate avocado mousse, margaritas and more with registered dietitian nutritionists of the Kendall Reagan Nutrition Center. Cost is $75 per couple. Call 970-491-8615 for more information.
For the foodies
Fiesta at Los Tarascos
Where: Los Tarascos, 622 S. College Ave.
When: 12 p.m. to midnight Friday
Try traditional dishes and tasty margaritas at Los Tarascos’ Cinco de Mayo fiesta. read more at coloradoan.com