When there’s a holiday or event to celebrate, we’re all for it! We search high and low for events in the area wherever we are whether at home or traveling. If you’re here in Oahu for Cinco de Mayo, then check out these events going around on the island:

*Make sure to check back the day before Cinco de Mayo for any updated events!*

1. CINCO DE MAYO AT SALT

Salt at Our Kaka’ako is one of our favorite spots to go for coffee or brunch. This transformed area is hip and fun to hang out at. We haven’t been here for the nightlife but it seems like an exciting place with bars and restaurants! This might be the place we’ll check out for Cinco De Mayo.

Cover Charge: FREE!

What: 5 p.m., music from Eddie Ortiz and Son Caribe, followed by El Mariachi Loco | 8 p.m. Fun games, a limbo contest, chihuahua costume contest, prize giveaways, a Don Julio Tequila Shot Station and Tequila Margaritas, and more.

Where: Salt at Our Kaka’ako – 660 Ala Moana Blvd, Ste 148, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

2. CINCO DE BUHO

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We love this place! They have amazing Mexican food and delicious drinks. It’s a rooftop restaurant in Waikiki with such great vibes! Check out our review of Buho Cantina, here!

Cover Charge: $20 after 4pm

What: Live performances, $3 tacos and drink specials from 6pm-10pm

Where: Buho Cantina – 2250 Kalakaua Ave. #525 Honolulu, Hawaii 96815

3. CINCO DE MAYO PARTY AT OMG

OMG (Oahu Mexican Grill) is probably the earliest Mexican restaurant to open! Also, how clever is that name!? They open at 7 am and will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo until closing at 10 pm.

Cover Charge: FREE!

What: Raffles prizes, salsa dancing, and music by DJ Toshi.

Where: OMG – 2520 Kalakaua Ave, 2nd floor Honolulu, Hawaii 96815

4. SKY WAIKIKI’S FIEST DE MUSTACHE

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Sky Waikiki is one of the best rooftop restaurant (19th floor), lounge, and nightclub. It has incredible views of Waikiki, especially for sunset! There are two events going on which is sunset specials and late night specials.

Cover Charge: Free admission all night for mustaches & ponchos or get on the guestlist for FREE, here!

What: 5pm-9pm: the golden hour with Sunset Specials. | 10pm-2am: Win $500 for having the BEST MUSTACHE! Enjoy Don Julio tequila specials $10 shots & cocktails.

Where: Sky Waikiki – 2270 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, Hawaii 96815

5. FILIPINO FIESTA

If you’re into Filipino food, this is an event worth checking out! A fiesta filled with Filipino food, games, activities, and entertainment. It starts at 9 am, perfect to start the day!

Cover Charge: FREE! Open to the public.

What: All about Filipino food, games, and entertainment.

Where: Kapiolani Park – 2805 Monsarrat Ave Honolulu, Hawaii 96815 

6. HAWAII BOOK & MUSIC FESTIVAL

A unique event held annually that’s all about books and music! There will be storytelling, music, and books for sale at the event. Mainly, to raise awareness of Hawai‘i’s multicultural heritage through its literary and musical arts.

Cover Charge: FREE!

What: Event filled with books and music.

Where: Honolulu Hale – 530 S King St Honolulu, Hawaii 96815

7. FIESTA FUN RUN 5K

This event is only open to military families, unfortunately. It’s a fun run, great for family and kids to do a 5k. Prizes and certificates will be given to 1st place winners in each category. 2nd and 3rd place finishers will be awarded certificates.

Cover Charge: FREE! Registration starts at 6 am

What: 5k Fun Run

Where: Hickam Memorial Fitness Center -1120 Vickers Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii

If you know of any other events happening on Cinco De Mayo, please let us know and we’d be happy to add it!

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