There are many ways in which one can celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Columbus, Ohio. Cinco de Mayo, which is Spanish for the Fifth of May, is also known as the Anniversary of the Battle of Puebla, a national holiday for Mexico. It is a day in which people with a Mexican background can celebrate their culture, as well as their achievements. These celebrations can include music, food, and gathering of friends and family. In Columbus, Ohio, the celebrating includes a long list of activities including the following:
Cinco de Mayo 5 K Run
The Cinco De Mayo 5 K Run is located at 491 North Park Street in Columbus, Ohio. The registration fee is $35. Registration ends on May 3.
The run takes place at 2:00 pm, on May 4. Only people over the age of 21 are permitted to take part in the event. Picture ID is required. The event promises to be filled with exercise, celebrating, food, drink, and craziness. A free customary mug filled with a margarita or soft drink will be awarded to the first 150 men and 150 women who finish the race. Swag bags will be given to all participants. One can learn more about the race at: Cinco Mayo 5 K.
Cinco de Mayo Fiesto
The location of the Cinco de Mayo Fiesto is the Sur La Table. The address is 3990 New Bond Street, Columbus, Ohio. The fee is $69.00.
One can experience one to one training with a professional chef as one learns how to cook an authentic Mexican meal. Guests are encouraged to wear authentic Mexican clothing, including their sombreros.
One can learn more about the event at: Things To Do In Columbus.
Cinco de Mayo Cooking Lessons
The Cinco de Mayo cooking lessons will be located at the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. The address is 1777 East Broad Street in Columbus, Ohio. The class will be held on May 1, at 6:00, p.m. The fee is $30-$35.
During the class one can learn how to prepare flavorful Mexican dishes. Classes will be led by Chef Dan Vargo.
2014 Forte Awards And Benefits Sponsored by the Columbus Gay Men’s Chorus
The location of the Forte Awards and Benefits is the Columbus Museum of Art. The address is 480 East Broad Street in Columbus, Ohio. It will be held on May 3, during the hours of 6:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m.
The events will include a cocktail hour, dinner, live and silent auctions, a best sombrero contest, and entertainment. One can learn more about the event at: CGMC.
One’s Own Event
Yes, one can also host their own Cinco de Mayo party or event. It can be indoor or outdoor, depending on the weather. These events are ideal for those who wish to celebrate with family and friends, including the kids. The keys to hosting these events are: great Mexican food, great Mexican clothing (especially the traditional sombrero), some Mexican music for background, and a lot of color in your decorations. If one needs helping in setting up their own party they can go to such websites as: BHG.