Here are 4 of your best options to enjoy Cinco de Mayo in Amarillo.

Cinco de Mayo, the 5th of May, is the celebration of the Mexican army's defeat of the French at the Battle of Puebla. This battle took place after the Mexican-American War when the French invaded Mexico. Although some people believe that Cinco de Mayo marks Mexican independence, that's not the case. Mexico officially gained independence on September 16th. However, Cinco de Mayo is still an important holiday because it commemorates a battle that the Mexican army won despite being heavily outnumbered, as well as the last time a European army invaded a country in the Americas.

Amarillo takes its Cinco de Mayo celebrations seriously.

Here are 4 of the best spots to celebrate Cinco de Mayo around town.

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    Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Fajita Festival

    The Amarillo Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is taking over the whole block of 4th Ave and Grant Street for their annual Cinco de Mayo parade and fajita festival. There will tons of food, music, and drinks for you to enjoy. Tickets are $20.

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    Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

    Midnight Rodeo is hosting a Cinco de Mayo fiesta starting at 8 p.m. There will be $2 margaritas and Estrella Jaliscos and $3 Bud Light Limes. Ladies get in free.

  • 3

    Drinko de Mayo

    Drink your day away at Chili's! For one day only, Chili's is offering $5 Presidente margaritas and $3 Dos Equis.

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    Cinco de Mayo After Party

    Acapulco's is hosting the after party for all of your Cinco de Mayo plans. Enjoy the music of Los EnVivo Kings all night, plus drink specials and amazing Mexican food.