Cinco De Mayo events around Kern County


Cinco de Mayo Party at Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace
Mento Buru – Velorio – Mariachi San Marcos – Grupo Folklorico Escuelas Unidas!
The concert is Saturday, May 5 from 6:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. Doors open at 5:00 p.m.
Tickets are $10.00 to $15 and can be purchased at

Shafter Cinco de Mayo Festival 2018
The Shafter Cinco de Mayo Committee invites you and your family to a celebration of
food, games, music, dancers, arts and crafts, carnival and much more Saturday, May 5. Downtown parade scheduled for 10 a.m. The Mannel Park Fiesta follows at 11 a.m. For more info call 661-746-4352 or 661-910-2797.

Bakersfield City School District Mariachi Festival
The inaugural Bakersfield City School District Student Mariachi Festival will take place on Saturday, May 5 at Cato Middle School. Free admission. Doors open at 11:45 a.m.  Mariachi San Marcos will perform at 1:35 p.m., joined by the Jefferson After School Folklorico Dancers. Then, a combined student mariachi performance will take place including Mexican Folklorico Dancers from Mt. Vernon Elementary School.

Padre Hotel
Come party at the Padre Hotel for Cinco de Mayo! Head up the Prairie Fire rooftop for from 7:00 p.m. until 10 p.m. for live music from SV Magicko. They will be serving up festive food and drinks all day.  The Padre is located at 1702 18th Street. 

The Links at Riverlakes Ranch
Tacos, Margaritas, and Beer at The Links at RiverLakes Ranch, benefitting the League of Dreams. They will have live music, silent auction, great food, and plenty of beer and margaritas! The event is 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. Food available for purchase from Brooklyns BBQ and Hacienda Guerrero Catering. $40 General Admission | $100 VIP
VIP includes: early entry at 5pm, exclusive VIP room, food provided by The Links at RiverLakes Ranch, Souvenir Event Glass, and 6 Premium Drink Tickets!

Grenadier Cocktail Lounge
Free Mexican food buffet from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m., and $3 tequila shots, $6 Micheladas, special raffles and a DJ. Grenadier is located at 1721 Columbus St. 

Since, Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby are falling on the same day this year we thought we’d mix it up with this slightly smokey take on the mint julep. Tiki-Ko is located at 1919 K Street in Downtown Bakersfield. 

La Mina Cantina
Party this Cinco de Mayo with Santa Maria Brewing’s Cali-Veza at our Auburn and District locations! Order you VIP tickets for $30. La Mina is located at 8020 District Blvd. 

Centro 18 Latin Steakhouse
For JUST $25 enjoy, Chef Lino’s All-You-Can-Eat Brazilian-Style Dinner from 5pm to 9pm, featuring ENDLESS skewers of PREMIUM cut meats, as well as buffet style entrées & side dishes. Entertainment at 9:30 p.m. For reservations, visit online at or call 661.493.0177 
1517 18th Street Downtown (between Chester & Eye).

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