Cinco De Mayo in Niagara Falls

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The History of Cinco de Mayo (“fifth of May”)

Cinco de Mayo, or “fifth of May” in English, is a festive holiday celebrated in both Mexico and the United States. The holiday originated in the state of Puebla, Mexico, where it is known as El Dia de la Batalla de Puebla, which translates to The Day of the Battle of Puebla.

Cinco De Mayo: Friday May 5th, 2023

This day commemorates the Mexican army’s victory over the French army in 1862, during the first years of the American Civil War. Today, Cinco de Mayo is widely recognized as a celebration of Mexican heritage, culture, and pride.


During this holiday, the streets of Mexico come alive with fiestas, music, and food. Some of the traditional Mexican dishes you can find include nachos, quesadillas, tortillas, guacamole, and especially tacos. Many restaurants and bars in the United States also celebrate Cinco de Mayo, serving up delicious Mexican cuisine and drinks like margaritas.


While Cinco de Mayo is primarily celebrated in the state of Puebla in Mexico, it has become increasingly popular in areas with a high population of people with Mexican heritage in the United States. It is a time to celebrate Mexican culture, customs, and traditions, as well as enjoy delicious food, lively music, and festive beverages.

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo on Clifton Hill!

If you’re looking for a fun and inspired place to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, Clifton Hill is the perfect destination. This vibrant entertainment district offers a range of great restaurants and attractions that will keep you busy all day long. Whether you’re in the mood for delicious Mexican-style fare or classic comfort food with a twist, you’ll find something to satisfy your cravings at Clifton Hill.

Food is a big part of the traditional Cinco de Mayo celebration, and you’ll find plenty of mouth-watering options at Clifton Hill. Kelsey’s is the perfect spot to start your culinary adventure, with its delicious flat pan nachos and quesadillas. If you’re in the mood for something a little more substantial, try one of their soft tacos or create your own Mexican-inspired pizza at Boston Pizza.

And what better way to wash down your meal than with a nice cold margarita on one of Clifton Hill’s sunny patios?

Kelsey's Clifton Hill

But the fun doesn’t stop with the food. Clifton Hill offers a range of attractions to keep you entertained all day long. Take a ride on the Niagara SkyWheel for stunning views of the falls, or challenge your friends to a game of mini golf at Dinosaur Adventure Golf. For something a little more adrenaline-pumping, check out the Zombie Attack attraction or the Ghost Blasters Dark Ride.

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Cinco De Mayo Weekend Events

Falls Illumination
Hydrangea Show
Hydrangea Show
Billy Idol
Billy Idol
Water Falls Friday
Star Beat Dance Comp.
Brasa Samba
Brasa Samba

No matter what your idea of a good time is, you’ll find it at Clifton Hill. So gather your friends and family, put on your sombreros, and get ready to fiesta all day long at this fun and festive destination.

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