Austin’s longest running Cinco de Mayo observance is an annual outdoor party that takes place at beautiful Fiesta Gardens. Fiestas Patrias of Austin will hold their tenth annual festival on Saturday, May 6 at Fiesta Gardens Park. Gates open at noon with live music/entertainment from A.J. Castillo, La Tropa F, Eddie Gonzalez, Rumores, Mia Garcia, Yayo Castillo, and Ballet Folklorico de Mari Cruz.
The 25th annual Austin Tejano Conjunto Festival, featuring Johnny Degollado y su Conjunto, is Sunday, May 7 at Fiesta Gardens Park. Gates open at noon with a line-up of Los Pinky’s, Los Fantasmas del Valle, Boni Mauricio y Los Maximos, Santos Sosa, Flavio Longoria y Los Conjunto Kingz and Conjunto Baraja de Oro.
Mexic-Arte Museum hosts Taste of Mexico on Wednesday, May 3 at 6 p.m. Guests can sample creative cuisines from over 50 of Austin’s most eclectic and exciting restaurants, food trucks, and beverage purveyors with this year’s highlight of French influence in Mexican foodscapes.
A Robert Rodriguez double feature is Thursday May 4 at Blue Starlite Drive In. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. and films start at 8:30 p.m. In “Desperado,” an itinerant musician, looking for work, gets mistaken for a hitman and thereby entangled in a web of love, corruption, and death. In “Once Upon a Time in Mexico,” a hitman becomes involved in international espionage involving a psychotic CIA agent and a corrupt Mexican general.
Also among Cinco de Mayo events are Vitera at Antone’s (doors at 5 p.m.), Cinco De Mayo Fiesta at Hotel Vegas, 7 p.m. on Friday, May 5 with El Tule, The Reputations, Crashin in Con King Louie, DJ uLOVEi and more. All day celebration at Mean Eyed Cat, Black Sheep Lodge, Pinthouse Pizza Brewpub, Flying Saucer and Yard Bar, all begin at 11 a.m.