In a fortunate turn of events, the much-loved Mexican holiday Cinco de Mayo falls on a Saturday this year—meaning
margaritas festivities can be fully enjoyed without the threat of co-workers questioning the dark circles under your eyes and your lack of productivity the next morning.
It’s the perfect day to get outside and celebrate, and the second-annual Cinco de Mayo Street Festival, presented by Capitol Terrace on Eighth Street between Idaho and Main streets, is one of the best places to do it. From 4-9 p.m., you can imbibe outdoors (within the designated area) without threat of receiving a ticket, listen to live music, enjoy Hispanic folk dancing and mariachi performances, and grab some grub from the myriad participating restaurants that surround the area. Entry is free, but food and beverages are not.