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Cinco de Mayo in Lake County

2There is a misconception. Many people believe that Cinco De May is the Mexican Independence Day, which in fact it actually falls on September 16 –  also known as Grito de Dolores.

Cinco de Mayo is the day observed when the Mexican Army pulled an underdog victory over the French in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. So as you can imagine, between the American Civil War and this French invasion, there was a ridiculous amount of wars in the Western hemisphere.

In this battle, the French army – had 6,000 soldiers, while the Mexican army had only 2,000. Mexico won decisively. Unfortunately – the Mexico lost the war – but the significance was that the French army had not been defeated in almost 50 years at that point.

Cinco de Mayo is the most important national holiday in Mexico.

Cinco de Mayo in Lake County has a tradition borrowed from their Mexican brethren south of the border. Celebrate your own way as we list the different Mexican-influenced events going on during Cinco de Mayo in Lake County today. Sounds like a Dos Equis, Coronoa, Tequila, Modelo, Mezcal, Sol, Pacifico, Margarita, Carta Blanca type night (it’s not advised to drink all of these in all one night. Besides it’s a school night).

Cinco de Mayo at El BarrioCinco de Mayo at El Barrio

Come out and celebrate Cinco de Mayo at El Barrio. Enjoy great food, margarita’s, Tequila shooters, and Mariach’s from 6pm-9pm.

El Puerto Mexican Restaurant

This Authentic Mexican Restaurant has a beautiful scenic view and is located on Nippersink Lake connected to the Chain O’Lakes. Watch a beautiful sunset on the Chain while enjoying the best Margarita in Lake County. Menu includes Enchiladas, Chimichangas, sizzling fajitas, tacos, steak, seafood, burritos, combination platters and a variety of drinks and desserts. The restaurant offers three indoor dining rooms, a seasonal outdoor patio and a full bar with unique homemade drinks. Come by land or boat. Come rain or shine, you will be able to sit out in the patio under the awning.

Casa Bonita - Click to EnlargeCasa Bonita

Today WXLC 102.3 will be doing their broadcast at the MainStreet Libertyville restaurant. Casa Bonita serves authentic homemade Mexican cuisine prepared daily and made with high quality fresh ingredients from local markets. Casa Bonita offers a vacation-style atmosphere with indoor and heated outdoor seating and a spectacular Tequila Bar featuring several delicious fresh hand-squeezed Margaritas.

Cinco de Mayo at KeyLime CoveCinco de Mayo at KeyLime Cove

Celebrate the heritage and pride of Mexico with a cultural experience at KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort. Be a part of the colorful holiday with authentic performers, themed fun-tivities, and surprises at every destination throughout the resort. The package includes overnight accommodations in a Queen Deluxe Stateroom, admission to Lost Paradise Indoor Waterpark, Cinco de Mayo-themed crafts, games, Desfile de Sombreros Parade of Hats, Castanet dancers, a Mariachi band, food and drink specials. Package starting at $139.95 for up to 6 people. Restrictions do apply, please visit the website for more information.

Cinco de Mayo Specials at Port of BlarneyCinco de Mayo Specials at Port of Blarney

Come out and Celebrate Cinco De Mayo with us! Fernando will be cooking some of his personal favorite meals! We will have a DJ 9pm-Close. Great food and drink specials all night.

Celebrate Cindo De Mayo at UnoCelebrate Cindo De Mayo at Uno

Join us in the bar tonight at Uno Pizzeria and celebrate Cinco De Mayo. Enjoy a classic Margarita, whether frozen or on the rocks, for only $5. You can also try a CoronaRita. There will also be giveaways and as always plenty of good food.

Jump For $5 on Cinco De Mayo

Come out on May 5th and celebrate Cinco De Mayo from 4pm-8pm and jump for only $5 an hour. Not valid with any other coupons or offers.

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