Five things to do for 5 de Mayo in the QC area


#1 Ganzo’s Cinco de Mayo Fiesta and 5K

Saturday May 1, 2021 8:30am – all day long!

3923 N Marquette St, Davenport, IA 52806

For many years Ganzo’s has created the biggest 5 de Mayo Fiesta in the Quad Cities and this year they add more fun to this day long event. 


The celebration starts at 8:30am with their Sombrero Shuffle Kids Run and 9th annual Cinco de Mayo 5K followed by the post race party. Live Lucha Libre (Wrestling) at noon, Don Julio Tequila tasting at 2pm, Jalapeno eating contest and 3 yes 3 live bands starting at 3pm Conjunto La Razon, North of 40 and the Crooked Cactus Band. 

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#2 Or in the other side of town you can join the Azteca Cinco de Mayo Bash

Saturday May 1, 2021 Starts at 1pm 


4811 N Brady St, Davenport, IA

Another great outdoor fun 5 de Mayo event in Davenport, IA. There will be performances by the Quad Cities Ballet Folklorico and Live Music by Grupo Innstinto. 

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#3 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 to purchase this PPV event!

#4 If you still are not ready for big crowds you can cook an authentic meal with the family. 

One of the best ways to get to know a culture is through food.

Check out some of the recipes at pages like Cocina Guerrerense on Facebook that bring you videos of some delicious traditional and modern mexican dishes.

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#5 If you have little ones maybe a children’s activity like making a paper mache Pinata will be fun for the whole family.


The ingredients that you will need are: Round balloons, Old newspapers (Hola America is recommended)  😉 ,Flour, Water, Washable tempera paints, String, Scissors, Mexican Candy.

This project takes about 5 days to complete but doing a little each day makes it fun.

Blow up the balloon not too tight.

Make a flour and water paste.

Cut the newspapers into strips.

Dip the newspaper strips into the flour/water paste and apply to the balloon.

Let dry overnight.

Repeat this process for 4 more days.

On the 5th day let completely dry and begin to paint.

Small children can finger paint and older children can paint with a brush.

After it is completely dried, cut a small hole in the top to add the candy.

Add candy.


Poke holes on opposite sides to put the string through.

Tie onto a pole.

Enjoy like a regular pinata.

Optional: Instead of paint, you can decorate the pinata with tissue paper. 

Source: KinderArt

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