You say, Cinco, We say, Derby – Derby de Mayo is Here

Cinco de Mayo or the Kentucky Derby, either or, or both this weekend you better get out there and celebrate. There are plenty of tequila and julep-laden festivities going on this weekend, and while we don’t usually include the forecast—it’s gonna be muy bonito outside.

Telemundo Utah Cinco de Mayo Festival 2019

Distinctively Mexican, with beans and fresh corn tortillas, it’s the biggest and best day for those who love mariachi. The Cinco de Mayo festival is going on at the Gallivan Center. 4 de Mayo, 2019, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Gallivan Center, 239 S. Main St., SLC.

Something neither Derby nor Cinco …
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The Office Trivia Bar Crawl

Bears. Beats. Battlestar Galactica. Dunder Muffin is in town. May 4 is the day The Office fans can test their knowledge as well as get smackered with fellow dunderheads. Neither mint juleps nor tequila are related but both are recommended. Downtown, SLC •

Not So Cinco de Mayo Show

Sunday, which is on the actual Cinco and not the Quatro, is another great venue, featuring the team from Hot Mess Creative, a Brooklyn-born pop songwriter and artist, a local comedian and an RnB artist. Don’t worry, tequila will be there too. May 5, The State Room,  638 S. State Street, SLC, Starts at 8 p.m.

Cinco de Mayo at Hearth and Hill

Enjoy flavors of Cinco de Mayo with traditional Mexican dishes, made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Hearth and Hill’s special event menu include Pazole Braised Pork and Sergio’s Chile Relleno and top them off with flan or a slice of tres leches. Sunday, May 5,  3  p.m., 1153 Center Dr., Kimball Junction.

Kentucky Derby Gala at Fort Douglas O Club

Got a big hat and bow and no place to go? This year join the Junior League of Salt Lake City for mint juleps at the 3rd Annual Kentucky Derby Event. Guests can enjoy live broadcasting of the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby along with a raffle, silent auction and lots of gentlemen and gentlelady fun. Saturday, May 4 from 2 – 6 p.m., Fort Douglas Officer’s Club, University of Utah, SLC.

Derby Day at High West Distillery
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Derby Day at High West. Photo by Trevor Hooper, Courtesy High West
For those 21 years and older, you can celebrate the 145th annual ‘Run for the Roses’ at High West’s annual Derby Day party. May 4, from 2 to 6 p.m.  at High West Saloon • 703 Park Ave., Park City.


To keep up with all of SLC’s hot mess of Eat & Drink activities go here.

Jen Hill
Jen Hill
Former Salt Lake Magazine Associate Editor Jen Hill is a SLC transplant from Bloomington, Ind. As a blogger and feature writer, Jen follows the pulse of the community with interests in urban agriculture, business, fitness & beauty and anything that allows her to get out of the office and into the mountains.

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