5 Things to do for Cinco de Mayo in Des Moines


Cinco de Mayo is next week. In recent years more and more people started to celebrate this day. There are many different ways to celebrate this day for everyone. Here is the list of five things you can do to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in the Des Moines Metro area.   

#1.  Los Demonios baseball game

Wednesday May 5, 2021

Principal Park, 1 Line Dr., Des Moines, IA, May 5, 2021  


Demonios de De Moines are back for four games and the first game will be on May 5. Copa de la Diversion was such a success that it is returning with four games to Des Moines this year. The first pitch against Indianapolis Indians will be at 6:38 PM on May 5. For more information about Copa de Diversion and the Demonios please go to https://holaamericanews.com/demonios-de-des-moines-return-for-four-games-in-2021-the-first-one-is-on-may-5/  

For Demonios game schedule and to buy tickets go to https://www.milb.com/iowa/fans/copa  


#2  Immigration Reform Now March

Saturday May 1, 2021


The March starts at East 15th and Grand Ave in Des Moines at 11:00 am


Celebrate Cinco de Mayo by supporting Immigration reform and come out to participate in Immigration Reform Now March on May 1. The participants can come out to East 15th and Grand Ave in Des Moines and march towards the Capitol building located at 1007 E. Grand Ave in Des Moines, IA where there will be a rally with small speeches about the importance for an Immigration reform. For more information about this event go to https://holaamericanews.com/immigration-reform-now-march-is-set-for-may-1-in-des-moines/  

Photo Tar Macias / Hola Iowa


#3  Downtown Farmers’ Market

Opening day is Saturday May 1, 2021


Downtown Des Moines’ Historic Court District, IA.  

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo by going to the farmer’s market to get the freshest produce for tastiest salsas. This year Downtown Farmers’ Market starts the season on May 1 and it will be in person. Safety guidelines will be observed. Mask and social distancing will be required for attendees and vendors. The market will be scaled down. There will be fresh produce and farm and artisan packaged foods.  


Pupusas vendor at the Des Moines Downtown Farmers’ Market.
Photo Tar Macias / Hola Iowa

#4 Watch the Andy Ruiz vs Chris Arreola Boxing match on PPV May 1

Former heavyweight Champion Andy Ruiz is looking for redemption after loss in the rematch to Anthony Joshua.

He has lost 60 pounds for this match and is training with Canelo Alvarez’s trainer Eddy Reynoso.


Visit Fite.tv to purchase this PPV event!


#5 Get Vaccinated at the Knock and Drop Vaccination Clinic

Wednesday May 5, 2021

4801 Franklin Ave., Des Moines, IA.  

Come out and get your COVID vaccine to start Cinco de Mayo celebration in a safe way.  There will be a vaccine clinic on May 5 for the first dosage of the Pfizer vaccine. The appointments for this day are between 9 Am and 12 PM and they just added more appointments for that afternoon. To make an appointment in Spanish send a text “vacuna” to 515-443-6349 o call 515-421-6773 between 5pm and 9 pm.  

Besides these five recommendations we invite you to visit your favorite Mexican restaurants the whole week. We will be visiting El Fogon, Abelardo’s at West Glen and many other of our favorite spots. ¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

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