Cinco de Mayo happenings

Thursday is Cinco de Mayo, and I’ve been checking the internets to find the goings-on in Bend, but like last year information is a bit sparse. So if you know of something going on that I missed here, leave a note in the comments.

Amalia’s is having what they’re calling the “largest Cinco de Mayo party in the state“: they are closing Wall Street between Oregon and Minnesota Avenues and having a block party with a live music stage. It’s free to attend and starts at 4:30; the live music lineup is:

  • 4:30: Rubblebucket
  • 6:30: Todd Haaby 7 Solo Via
  • Headliner (8:30 to 10): Ozomatli

Looks like they’re partnered with C3 Events, which has more details on their page.

La Rosa over in Northest Crossing is having a big Cinco de Mayo party where you can win a trip to Cabo:

Music, Specials
Infused Margaritas
Contest and Prizes & Tons of Swag from Local NWX Businesses

Enter to win a Free Stay in CABO*!!
“Like Us” now all FB fans are automatically entered. Must be present to win.


Supervised Kids play (4 -10 y.o.) begins at 4pm
by NWX’s Mama Bear Oden’s
Preschool & Playhouse

From 11:30 to 1pm, there is a Cinco de Mayo Fashion Luncheon at Joolz, featuring a three-course lunch with a cocktail and a fashion show, all for $25.

The Summit Saloon is having a Cinco de Mayo Bash featuring the Moon Mountain Ramblers, and drink specials. Music starts at 9:30.

Common Table downtown is featuring a Flamenco Fiesta from 6 to 7:30pm, where “Flamenco Dancers light up the floor.”

Over at the FivePine Lodge in Sisters, they’re having a Cinco de Mayo Celebration from 6 to 8:30pm:

Hispanic Coalition of Sisters Invites you to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at FivePine Lodge Conference Center from 6-8:30pm.

Fundraising event to benefit children’s educational, summer and after school programs through SPRD and Sisters Community Schools Initiative.
There will be homecooked authentic mexican food buffet with salsa bar, silent auction, music & entertainment. No Host Bar: Beer & Wine $4.00, Sodas $1.00. Tickets for sale at SPRD, FivePine Lodge, & Sisters School District. Tickets are $15 per adult & $10 per child under 12.

COCC is hosting a Cinco de Mayo Celebration two days later, on Saturday the 7th. It’s taking place from 6 to 11pm at the Campus Center: “The event will feature traditional Mexican food, folklore dancing, live music and games for everyone. The suggested donation is $5. All proceeds go to a scholarship fund to help COCC Latino program students. The event is sponsored by the COCC’s Latino Club and Latino Program. For information, contact Evelia Sandoval at 541-318-3726 or email