Cinco de Mayo in Myrtle Beach

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo in Myrtle Beach is easy when plenty of local businesses are at your service with food, fun, and fiestas. This annual event commemorates Mexico’s victory in the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Today’s revelers like to take in the Mexican culture and cuisine associated with the celebration and Myrtle Beach is a prime spot for it.

A table of Mexican food for Cinco de Mayo in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach Cinco de Mayo events

Cinco de Mayo takes place on a Friday in 2023, making it a great excuse for a weekend beach getaway at Dayton House Resort. Plus, the Grand Strand offers several festivities options — and a wealth of authentic Mexican Restaurants in Myrtle Beach — that are perfect for marking the occasion. 

Ready to hit the Grand Strand for Cinco de Mayo? You’re bound to have a fantastic time at these events.

Myrtle Beach Official Cinco De Mayo Bar Crawl

Take this bar-hopping ritual to spots sure to become favorites. On May 5 and 6, join the Myrtle Beach Official Cinco De Mayo Bar Crawl for a parade of tacos and tequila you won’t forget. Round up friends and get tickets for admission to some of the area’s finest beach bars. At some venues, you’ll get a custom digital map, exclusive drink specials, and live music. You could win prizes in a photo contest, too.

Ballroom Dance – Cinco De Mayo Celebration

Come to the beach a day early to celebrate the Ballroom Dance Cinco De Mayo Celebration. This Ballroom Dance Preservation Society event is Thursday, May 4, 5:30-8:30 p.m., at St. John’s Hall. DJ Steve will spin the tunes, and you can bring your own snacks for your table. Tickets are $14 each. The Ballroom Dance Preservation Society hosts several events every year.

Cinco De Mayo Taco Feast and Salsa Competition

Your assignment: Enter your world-famous salsa recipe for a chance to win prizes. Bring your finest to the Cinco De Mayo taco feast and salsa competition at North Myrtle Beach RV Resort and Dry Dock Marina in Little River. The fiesta is Saturday, May 6, from noon-3 p.m. Enjoy a taco feast at the Tiki Bar, games for kids, and prizes. Submit your ingredient list to the resort office by May 5.  

Smoke and Mirrors rocking Roca Roja Cantina Cinco De Mayo Daytime Celebration

Share in the festivities with other partygoers on the first leg of an all-day fiesta. The Smoke and Mirrors Rocking Roca Roja Cantina Cinco De Mayo daytime celebration starts at 12:30 p.m. Head for this North Myrtle Beach establishment, and you’ll find a wicked view of the marsh as you rock out to classic rock tunes. Try a tequila flight in a spot with plenty of room for all your friends.  

Smoke and Mirrors rocking Flynn’s Irish Tavern Night Time Cinco De Mayo Celebration

The party lasts into the night. Smoke and Mirrors will rock Flynn’s Irish Tavern to finish Cinco de Mayo in style. Starting at 6 p.m., the Smoke and Mirrors rocking Flynn’s Irish Tavern night time Cinco De Mayo Celebration will offer an awesome time in a friendly venue.. This former jail is now the scene of some of the North Strand’s greatest fun. 

3rd Annual Fiesta 5K and Taco Dash

If you prefer to run rather than tackle tacos, lace up your running shoes for a 5K at the beach. The 3rd Annual Fiesta 5K and Taco Dash is May 6 at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach. Run, walk, push a stroller, or leash your dog on a USATF-certified course. Earn your T-shirt and finisher medal! The event will cap at 400 participants and feature a free kids’ 50-yard taco dash.

Enjoy Dinner at 5 de Mayo Restaurant

If there’s an eatery where you belong on May 5, it’s Cinco de Mayo Restaurant, Myrtle Beach’s spot for authentic Mexican cuisine. Enjoy a Strawberry Margarita and Mixed Fajitas (chicken, shrimp, and steak). For friendly service and meals you’ll crave on every trip to Myrtle Beach, Cinco de Mayo is your go-to Mexican restaurant.

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