Are you ready to party, Mexican style? Or at least the Americanized version of Mexican style?
Cinco de Mayo, a celebration of Mexican pride, arrives on May 5, and the celebrations are all weekend in the Lehigh Valley.
Here’s a sampler of what’s going on:
Chili’s, 815 Grape St., Whitehall, 610-264-4400, www.chillistogo.com. The party starts at 4 p.m. Friday, with music by Sunshine Symphony, a live broadcast from WZZO’s Bearman and Keith, $3 margaritas and Coronas, $5 CoronaRitas and $3 Fajitas.
Big Woodys, 1855 Sullivan Trail, Forks Township, 610-252-4442, www.bigwoodysbar.com. Saturday celebration includes music by Trouble City All Stars 1-4 p.m. and UUU 5-8 p.m.. Also lawn games, quoits, cornhole, ladders and $3 Coronas.
Big Woodys, 2625 Easton Ave., Bethlehem, 610-625-5555, www.bigwoodysbar.com. Sunday celebration includes outdoor family fun and games benefiting The Center for Animal Health and Welfare, including dunk the bartender, bounce castle. Also music by Dear Anna 1-5 p.m, drink and food specials, Crawl Daddy’s 2nd Bi-Annual Charity Volleyball Tournament.
Rival Sports Bar, 5 Lehns Court, Easton, 610-392-2932, rivalseaston.onbile.com. Party on Sunday with Brian Kirk & The Jirks outside 5-9 p.m. Drink specials include $4 Coronas and Cuervo Silver Shots and $5 Straw-ber-ritas.
Pitchers Sports Bar & Grill, 570 Union Blvd., Allentown, 610-841-4001. Sunday’s party, 2-9 p.m., features music by Charlie Brown’s Notorious Groove (2 p.m.), Tower Suite & Friends (4 p.m.), The BC Combo Jam (6 p.m.). Admission: $5.
Mesa Modern Mexican, 42 S. Third St., Easton, 610-829-2101, www.mesamexican.com. Saturday’s party features Danza Palooza with DJ Mike Nyce 10 p.m.-2 a.m. (blazer required for men; ladies dress to impress). Monday’s party features Nyke van Wyk on electric violin and DJ Kunjan, a sombrero contest, mustache contest and food and drink specials 5-10 p.m.
Casa Toro, 7001 N. Route 309, Upper Saucon Township, 610-282-8888, casatoromexgrill.com. The Mexican restaurant’s five-day celebration is under way. Friday, buy one draft Dos Equis, get one for 2 cents; Saturday, special prices on shots of Tres Generaciones and a special Tres Amigos platter; Sunday, assorted beer bucket specials, and Monday, big bash with food and drink specials.
Point Phillips Rod and Gun Club, 1035 Smith Gap Road, Bath, 610-837-0310, www.pointphillipsburgrodandgunclub.org. Saturday night party features karaoke and dancing with Crazy K Entertaiment; $3.
Woodstone Country Club, 3777 Dogwood Road, Danielsville, 610-760-2777, ext. 200, www.woodstonetickets.com. Cinco de Mayo Fiesta at 4 p.m. May 5 features a Mexican buffet, music by Brosky and Meyers Rockin’ Duo, more. Tickets: $30.
Cinco de Mayo 5K-ish, Saturday, Bethlehem, www.runlehighvalley.com/races/cinco-de-mayo-5k-ish. Run from bar to bar and collect tickets at each location to win prizes. Top prizes awarded for the “best” running attire, more. Fee: $25, includes two beer and draft specials. Check-in: 11 a.m.; run: noon-3 p.m.; after party, raffles and awards: 3:30 p.m. Bars include Molly’s, Roosevelts 21st, Broadway Social, The Steel Pub, Joe’s Tavern, more.
Cinco de Mayo Family Fiesta, May 7, Da Vinci Science Center, 3145 Hamilton Blvd., Allentown. Features mariachi music, dancers, food, drinks. Registration, 5:30 p.m.; Fiesta,6-8 p.m. Tickets: $20; $10, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce members; free, ages 12 and under. Info: Dan Diaz at firstname.lastname@example.org.