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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo right in Denver

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Get in the holiday spirit by dragging yourself out of bed and heading to the Cinco de Mayo "Celebrate Culture" Parade, which kicks off a two-day Cinco celebration. The parade gets going at 10am, starting at Colfax and Welton and looping around to Lincoln at 13th Ave -- you'll catch mariachis, folkloric dancers, and -- most importantly -- work up an appetite for all the "culture" you'll be consuming in the form of tacos and tequila later.

Friday, May 2nd: Since it's possible that you might be consuming a decent amount of tequila in the near future, try switching up your beverage of choice on Friday and check out the Cinco de Vino party at The Living Room. Drink some wine, enjoy Latin dance performances and tunes from DJ B-Money, and maybe even win a bottle of bubbly from their raffle. Tickets here

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Saturday, May 3rd: Playhard Productions is back to bring you their Cinco de Drinko Pub Crawl. One ticket gets you admission to one crazy fiesta that includes all-you-can-drink beers, prizes, and sombreros. Thrillist faithfuls also get a discount (we got your back) -- just enter the promo code "Thrillist" when checking out. Get loco

Sunday, May 4th: Also part of the "Celebrate Culture" Festival, Que Bueno Mexican Grille invites you to compete in their taco-eating contest in Civic Center Park. Eat 10 tacos (five pork and five chicken) the fastest, and you could win prizes like gift certificates to area restaurants, because you'll obviously still be hungry. Info, rules, and registration here

Sunday, May 4th: Marg’s Taco Bistro is getting in on the action with their Quattro de Mayo fiesta at their Downtown location. There will be all kinds of drink specials and swag, and of course, tacos will be everywhere.