Cinco fun things to do for Cinco de Mayo in the QC

Bailarines de Quad Cities Ballet Folklorico en su Fiesta Mexicana X en 2017. Foto por Tar Macias / Hola America

Cinco de Mayo is almost here. Everyone in Quad Cities and surrounding areas are invited to have fun and enjoy different parties that will be going on over the weekend this year. Here is the list of some of the events we recommend for Cinco de Mayo weekend:

Thursday May 2, 2019, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta hosted by Rock Island County Democratic Party Hispanic Caucus

American Legion Post 227, 829 16th Ave, East Moline, IL

Come out to enjoy authentic Mexican food and live performance by The Quad Cities Ballet Folklorico. Prices are: $15 a plate, $100 host, $250 chair. Visit Rock Island County Democrats Facebook page for more information and to sign up for this event.

Saturday May 4, 2019

Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Daniel Jacobs middleweight title unification bout exclusively on DAZN.

Cinco de Mayo celebration is not complete without boxing match and it will be big this year with the most anticipated fight of 2019 so far. Tune in to DAZN for Canelo vs. Jacobs.


Saturday May 4, 2019, starts at 8:30 AM

Ganzo’s Cinco de Mayo 5K and Fiesta 2019

3923 N Marquette St., Davenport, IA

This celebration is going on its 7th year. There will be 5k run, traditional Mexican dancers, piñatas, food and drinks and everyone’s favorite jalapeño eating and grito contests. Live performances by The Quad Cities Ballet Folklorico, Michael Moncada & Whiskey High, Conjunto La Razón, Crooked Cactus. For more information and schedule of events for the day please visit

Saturday May 4, 2019 at 1:00 PM and Sunday May 5, 2019 at 2:00 PM

5 De Mayo @ Azteca 1 Outdoor Party

Azteca 1 Mexican Restaurant, 4811 N. Brady, Davenport, IA

Outdoor party with music by Prestige Productions and live performance by Grupo Instinto, The Quad Cities Ballet Folklorico, food and drinks specials, bouncy houses and a lot more. For more information visit Azteca 1 Mexican Restaurant Facebook page.

Sunday May 5, 2019

LoPiez Pizza Grand Opening @ 6:00 PM

429 E 3rd St, Davenport, IA.

Lopez brothers, Andrew and Peter, will be opening their pizzeria where customers can expect delicious New York style pizza sold by the slice. Follow quirky and fun Lopez brothers on Facebook (LoPiez pizza) or check out their website for more information about the opening  


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