May is right around the corner, so don your sombrero, dust off that marimba and head out for some Cinco de Mayo family fun! There’s music to dance to, food and drink to consume, monarch butterfly celebrations and more. With all this activity, your kids may enjoy a relaxing siesta while you mix up that margarita you so richly deserve. For even more seasonal fun, check out our list of 25 things we can't wait to do with kids this spring in NJ.
Beautiful Butterflies, Birds, and Cinco de Mayo Family Festival at the Camden Children's Garden (Camden, NJ)
Celebrate the return of Monarchs from Mexico at this butterfly and bird-filled Cinco de May party! Los niños create crafts and learn about butterflies inside the Butterfly House while experiencing butterflies flying, basking and nectaring in a lush tropical environment. Saturday May 9, 1pm to 4pm.
Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre at Parker Press Park (Woodbridge, NJ)
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with the widely acclaimed Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre, and embark on an exhilarating journey through Spain and Mexico. Guests will enjoy live music, flamenco dancing, arts and crafts, delicious food and sangria. The performance will take place on Sunday May, 3, 2pm to 5pm.
Cinco de Mayo Cultural Fest (Bridgeton, NJ)
The historic town of Bridgeton pulls out all the stops for its Cinco de Mayo celebration. This annual festival features dancing horses, a live Mariachi band, arts and crafts, Mexican and Latin food and drinks. Sunday, May 3, 1pm to 8pm.
Cinco de Mayo Celebration (Vineland, NJ)
Celebrate in Vineland with traditional Mexican food, music, folk dancing, crafts, educational exhibits and much more! Look for live performances from local musicians. The celebration takes place on May 3 from 11am to 9pm.
Chevy's Cinco de Mayo Party (Clifton and Linden, NJ)
Chevy's Fresh Mex will host Cinco de Mayo outdoor parties at their Clifton and Linden locations. Festivities will include food, drinks, a DJ, MC and musical performances. The celebrations will take place at the Clifton location on Saturday, May 2, and the Linden location on Tuesday, May 5.