Although we love to celebrate Cinco De Mayo with taco's, drinks, and music there is some interesting history behind the holiday. Cinco De Mayo is a day to celebrate Mexican Heritage and pride. While most Americans think it is a Mexican Independence Day, it is actually a day to celebrate the unexpected victory against the French in 1862 on May 5th (Cinco De Mayo).
Even though we love to celebrate, we also have to drink responsibly. Always make sure you have a designated driver (who is sober) if you're drinking. If you happen to binge drink while out, there are plenty of companies who will drive you to your designated area. Uber, Lyft, and AAA towing are a few companies that offer discounts or free rides on this date. Remember to drink responsibly and don't let your friends drive drunk either.
Fun Events, Food, and Drink Specials:
- Wicked Barley Brewing Company- Hosting their 2nd annual Cinco De Mayo Festival, from 11am-11pm. The day will be filled with taco's, live music and beer.
- Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp- They are hosting a family movie night screening the movie CoCo starting at 6 pm and will be $1 at the gate. There will be face painting, souvenirs, and more.
- The Jacksonville Landing- A free celebration with live music, drinks, and food starting at 5pm.
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