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Cinco de Mayo, one of Mexico’s liveliest and most colourful festivals celebrating its food, culture, drinks and music is coming to Riverlife. Brisbane, with a 50% discount* for Must Do Brisbane readers

For the festive occasion (which has its origins at the battle of Pueblo when the French were defeated) the old naval store precinct will be transformed into a little piece of Mexico, complete with mariachi band, salsa dancers, Mexican street food, sangria, a Margarita bar, DJ Andres, sombrero wearing crowd and the occasional donkey.

Cinco De Mayo Riverlife

On the delicious menu, which will be served from 3-9pm, are Pulled Pork Quesadilla served with crunchy slaw, sour cream and guacamole; Baked Chicken & Cheese Chimichanga with grilled corn cobette, sour cream and guacamole; Chilli Beef & Bean Nachos, shredded cheese, sour cream. tomato salsa and guacamole and, for the vegetarians, Butternut Squash and Black Bean Chipotle Chilli with steamed rice and cilantro. Meanwhile the Churro Cart wil be peddling tyraditional Mexican donuts.

To accompany there’s Corona or Cascade Light, Blueberry & Passionfruit Red Wine Sangria, Mexican Margaritas, Strawberry Daiquiris, Yarran Cuvee Wines and basic spirits and soft drinks and, to keep the party going till the clock strikes 12, there’s a fabulous kitschy line up of music and entertainment.

Cinco De Mayo Riverlife

The Mad Mariachi Band will have the crowds dancing, joining conga lines and doing Jarabe Tapatio, aka Mexican hat dances, while the Azucar Afro-Latin Dance Studio will get everyone salsa-ing with their dance lively lessons. Meanwhile Duo Serenata will whisk everyone away to old Mexico with their traditional songs.

That's not all - there's also a Chilli Eating competition, Sugar Skull Painting Stall, Sombrero Stall and Craft for the littlest amigos,

Tickets include entry to festival, 1 food and 2 drinks tickets. ATM is available onsite.

Need to know – Cinco de Mayo is an all ages and fully licensed event. All patrons MUST have an entry ticket. Alcohol cannot be purchased without a valid ID.



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