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7 Cinco de Mayo celebrations in St. Petersburg you won't want to miss

Rose Burke

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Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner and there's no better place to celebrate this booze-filled holiday than in St. Petersburg! Local bars and breweries have planned a variety of events to kick off the weekend, and something is going on for everyone. From Chihuahua dog racing to margarita bar crawls, you'll want to make your plans and buy your tickets now before everything is sold out!

Here are all of the top Cinco de Mayo events going down in St. Pete:

Saturday, May 1:

Top Shelf Crawl's Cinco de Drinko bar crawl

Top Shelf Crawl is hosting its annual Cinco de Drinko bar crawl this Saturday. The event begins at MacDinton's where attendees can register at 2:00 pm. Tickets include free admission to all participating bars, drink and taco specials, souvenir Cinco de Mayo beads, and more!

The bar crawl schedule is as follows:

  • MacDintons | 2:00 - 4:00 pm
  • One Night Stand | 6:00 - 8:00 pm
  • Thirsty First | 4:00 - 6:00 pm
  • The Avenue | 5:00 -7:00 pm
  • Crafty Squirrel | 6:00-8:00 pm
  • Pour Judgement | 4:00 - 6:00 pm
  • Whiskey Exchange | 8:00 -10:00 pm
  • Parks & Rec | After Party

Location: Check-in at MacDinton's St Pete | 242 1st Avenue North, St. Petersburg

Time: 2:00 pm - 1:00 am | Check-in 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Cost: $19.65 per ticket

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Margarita Paint Night at Practically Pikasso

Kick-off your Cinco de Mayo celebration with a one-of-a-kind paint night at Practically Pikasso! Participants can choose from a variety of items to paint including margarita glasses, salsa bowls, and dip dishes. The studio will supply the painting supplies, chips, salsa, and margarita mix so all you need to bring is your favorite tequila!

Spots are limited so sign up soon!

Location: Practically Pikasso | 1912 4th Street North, St. Petersburg

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Cost: $5 plus cost of project

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Sunday, May 2:

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Chihuahua de Mayo at The Dog Bar

The Dog Bar in St. Pete is hosting Chihuahua de Mayo Races that allows you to enter your Dachshund or Chihuahua in a series of races that will take place throughout the afternoon. Entrance fees are $5 per dog or $10 on the day of the race. Don't have a dog? Then attend as a spectator!

The event benefits Skyway Dachshund Rescue and Limbo Chihuahua – Chi Rescue. All proceeds from raffles, race entries, and Jell-O shots will be donated!

Location: The Dog Bar | 2300 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg

Time: 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Cost: $5 per dog for non-members

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Wednesday, May 5:

Downtown Crawler's Cinco de Mayo bar crawl

Downtown Crawler is hosting a Cinco de Mayo bar crawl around downtown St. Pete. Tickets include free admission to all participating bars, five free drinks, food and drink specials, a free shot at check-in, tequila tastings, and more! Due to COVID-19 precautions, a shuttle bus will not be available to take attendees from bar to bar. Instead, each ticket includes $10 off bicycle rentals from Hopr and Coast Bikes.

Participating bars include:

  • Thirsty First
  • The Avenue
  • No Vacancy
  • Pour Judgement
  • Whiskey Exchange
  • The One Night Stand

Location: Check-in at Park & Rec | 100 4th Street South, St. Petersburg (Second check-in location TBD)

Time: 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm | Check-in 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Cost: $20 per ticket

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Cinco de Mayo at Park & Rec

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with arcade and lawn games at Park & Rec in Downtown St. Pete! In addition to taco and drink specials, this event will include a Break the Piñata Competition, Mariachis, games, and prizes. The evening's soundtrack will be produced by DJ Tone, DJ Pezz, and DJ Serafin so be sure to wear your dancing shoes!

Food and drink specials include:

  • $3 Tacos
  • $4 Corona + Modelo
  • $6 Cazadores Shots + Margaritas
  • $8 Patron Margaritas
  • $20 Mega'ritas

Location: Park & Rec | 100 4th Street South, St. Petersburg

Time: 4:00 pm

Cost: Free

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Cinco de Mayo at No Vacancy

As one of the most unique bars in Pinellas County, No Vacancy offers a one-of-a-kind atmosphere. The Florida vacay inspired bar is hosting a Cinco de Mayo party that includes tacos, margaritas, and music by DJ Chris Beastly.

Food and drink specials include:

$3 Tacos
$4 Corona + Modelo
$6 Cazadores Shots + Margaritas
$8 Patron Margaritas
$20 Mega'ritas

Location: No Vacancy | 937 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg

Time: 5:00 pm

Cost: Free

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Cinco de Mayo at El Galley

The Galley will be introducing Cinco de Mayo specials on April 30 and keeping them going through their big event on May 5. In addition to deals on beer, margaritas, and nachos, guests can expect live music from Tim Hutchinson.

Food and drink specials include:

  • $4 Corona + Modelo
  • $5 Espolon Tequila
  • $10 Corona-Rita
  • $8 Quesadilla
  • $10 Chips + Dip
  • $11 Nachos

Location: The Galley | 27 4th Street North, St. Petersburg

Time: All day

Cost: Free

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