Cinco de Mayo is almost here, and you have all weekend to celebrate! A few of the festivities will start a day early on May 4th so grab your margarita and tacos and check out this list on how to live it up for Cinco de Mayo Weekend in Aspen.
- Jumpstart your Cinco de Mayo weekend with an Aspen Park Run at the Aspen Recreation Center. Hosted at 9:00 am every Saturday, the ParkRun is a community sponsored event that offers 5k timed runs on an organized route. Don’t miss out on the post-run coffee offered after the run! (0861 Maroon Creek Road)
- On Saturday, head over to the 5Point Film Fest Encore at The Wheeler Opera House. The event starts at 7:00 pm and allows you to see festival-winning films in this one night special. (320 E. Hyman Ave)
- Scarlett's Aspen is hosting a Kentucky Derby on May 4th. The event runs from noon-7pm and you can enjoy $30 all you can eat and $6 mint juleps.
- Take a siesta at one of the many parks in Aspen. Whether you choose to relax by the stream at John Denver Sanctuary, stay shaded in the gazebo at Paepcke Park, or toss the Frisbee at Wagner Park- you’ll be well rested for the weekend's celebrations.
- Grab dinner at Su Casa, a local eatery serving up authentic Mexican food in a fun, lively atmosphere. Indulge in margaritas next door and play a game of pool and shuffleboard at Eric’s Bar. On May 4th, Su Casa is offering 2 for one lunch and dinner entrees. Aspen Billiards and Cigar Bar will be 1/2 price pool and cigars. (315 E. Hyman)
- On Sunday, join the Cinco de Mayo fiesta at Mi Chola, a hip and trendy restaurant serving up spiced Mexican fare in a fun environment. Starting at 11:30 am Mi Chola will be celebrating their 3rd annual opening with music, piñatas, delicious Mexican food, and lots of tequila specials! (411 E. Main St)
- Belly Up will be presenting Eminence Ensemble on Saturday night and a move night on Sunday. Both events are nearly free (no cover before 10:30 p.m. at Eminence Ensemble) and are a great way to end your festivities for the night. (450 S. Galena Street)
- The Limelight Hotel will be having a Cinco de Mayo menu and drink specials all day. See here for details.