A closer look at Cinco de Mayo festivities in Baton Rouge

Louisiana Weekend reporter Amanda Kitch stopped in get a closer look at some special dishes and drinks serving up on the Mexican holiday.

Cinco de Mayo is on a Sunday this year. To help you get into the spirit, I stepped in to get a closer look and a better taste of a few foods and drinks serving up on this Mexican holiday. 

If you’re feeling really excited about this weekend, you can even start the festivities on Saturday.

Perkins Rowe is hosting their Cinco de Bingo shopping event from 2-4pm. You can expect in-store discounts and the Taco de Paco Food Truck. Also, one lucky person will win a $1000 shopping spree.

Be sure to get there early to grab one of the limited supply bingo cards. 

See more: Cinco de Bingo at Perkins Rowe

Of course, on Sunday, the festivities around Baton Rouge are endless! We have a list of restaurants you can check out, but if you’re watching your figure, I found some healthy options. 

Jim Urdiales at Mestizo on Acadian gave us a look at some dishes made with all local produce and hand crafted drinks his team will be serving on Sunday. Also, the restaurant is hosting a special VIP event with an indoor DJ, an outside silent disco, 32oz margaritas and snacks. You can buy your $30 tickets here

Over at Gov’t Taco in White Star Market, I got a taste of imported Mexican Coco-Cola, which is made with real cane sugar. They even showed me the special $4 nachos they are serving up on Sunday.

If you’re looking for family friendly fun, BREC’s Independence Park is hosting their 7 annual Cinco de Mayo event. There will be music, arts and crafts and a children’s village.

Obviously, there is a lot to see, eat and drink on Cinco de Mayo. But, if you’re not interested in going out, then here is what you need to celebrate Mexican heritage at home.

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