Double the Fun! Boulder Area Cinco de Mayo and Kentucky Derby Parties

by Rachel Daly
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This year, Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby land on the same day! Which means a doubly fun weekend full of celebrations. In the Boulder Area, there are a ton of fun events taking place — some celebrating the Kentucky Derby, some Cinco de Mayo and some are celebrating both!

2018 Longmont Celebrates Cinco De Mayo

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Photo Courtesy Longmont Youth Center, Children, Youth and Families

When: Saturday, May 5, 2018

Where: City of Longmont Roosevelt Park, 700 Longs Peak Avenue, Longmont, Colorado 80501

Time:  11AM – 6PM

Cost: FREE

The 16th Annual Longmont Celebrates…Cinco de Mayo Celebration is a healthy, fun, family-oriented event. The sponsors of this amazing event bring diverse communities together to educate, share, appreciate and enjoy each other’s differences. Activities include live music, dancing and entertainment, car show, food vendors, shopping, free family activities. For all the details, click here. Sponsored by Padres Involucrados en la EducaciónSuavé Car ClubCasa de la EsperanzaLongmont Youth Center, Children, Youth & FamiliesBoulder County Healthy Youth Alliance, and Rêver.

Boulder Lifestyle’s 6th Annual Kentucky Derby Party

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Photo Courtesy Boulder Lifestyle Magazine

When: Saturday, May 5, 2018

Where: Highland City Club, 885 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, Colorado 80302

Time: 2PM – 8PM

Cost: General Admission $45, VIP $125. Tickets available here.

Boulder Lifestyle Magazine presents the 6th Annual Kentucky Derby Party at the historic Highland City Club. When the race is over, the fun really begins as Great Family Reunion band, will have the crowd dancing’ til the sun goes down! Proceeds benefit There With Care. GA tickets include admission plus one complimentary drink token. VIP tickets include invite to the Audi Flatirons VIP Kickoff Party, access to the indoor VIP lounge with private bar, catering by Blackbelly, four complimentary drink tokens, as well as a free steel pint cup. Tickets available here.

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Flamenco

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Photo Courtesy Rene Heredia Flamenco Fantasy Dance

When: Saturday, May 5, 2018

Where: Caffè Sole, 637R South Broadway St, Boulder, Colorado 80305

Time: First Show: Admission and Dinner at 5:30PM, Showtime 6:00-7:30PM, Second Show: Admission and Dinner at 8:00PM, Showtime 8:30-10:00PM

Cost: $15 cover charge, food and drink is à la carte. Call 303-499-2985 for reservations.

Enjoy an intimate evening of sultry, seductive Gypsy flamenco music and dance when René Heredia and his Flamenco Fantasy Dance Theatre bring the heart and soul of Spanish gypsy flamenco to Caffe Sole, complete with colorful costumes, fans, castanets, stomping feet and fiery passion. If you are not having dinner, you are welcome to walk in and you will be seated based on availability. Because Caffè Sole is an intimate venue, dinner reservations are recommended at to get a table and have dinner. Include your name, number in party, date and specify either the 5:30PM or the 8:00PM dinner with your reservation request.

St. Julien’s Kentucky Derby Day Party

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Photo Courtesy St. Julien Hotel & Spa

When: Saturday, May 5, 2018

Where: St Julien Hotel & Spa, 900 Walnut Street, Boulder, Colorado 80302

Time: 2PM – 5PM

Cost: FREE

Put on your derby hat and head over to the 144th “Run for the Roses” St Julien Derby Party.  Festivities include live music from the Good Manners Quartet, Woodford Reserve Mint Juleps, Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards and Veuve Clicquot drink specials, complimentary photography and hat contest with prizes. Events will take place outside on the Terrace and inside the Great Room.

2nd Annual Montucky Derby (de Mayo)

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Photo Courtesy Romero’s K9 Club & Tap House

When: Saturday, May 5, 2018

Where: Romero’s K9 Club & Tap House, 985 S Public Rd, Lafayette, Colorado 80026

Time: 2PM – 5:30PM

Cost: FREE. Donations to Medicine Horse Program Accepted.

Romero’s K9 Club & Tap House is teaming up with the folks from Montucky Cold Snacks and Medicine Horse Program of Boulder to raise money and awareness for their fantastic cause at the 2nd Annual Montucky Derby Celebration. Enjoy the annual Kentucky Derby race on the tube and token tall boys of Montucky all around. You’ll have a chance to “adopt” and decorate a wooden horse on race day and earn a discount for that day’s visit. The adoption fee will be donated straight to Medicine Horse Program to help fund their efforts. Medicine Horse Program is a 501c3 non-profit that enhances the mental health of individuals, couples, families and groups through interactions with horses.

Cinco De Mayo Skydiving

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Photo Courtesy Mile-Hi Skydiving

When: Saturday, May 5, 2018

Where: Mile-Hi Skydiving Center, 229 Airport Rd, Longmont, Colorado 80503

Time: 8AM – 10PM

Cost: $5 off jumps ($23 full, $19 low)

Jump and party the night away with Mile-Hi Skydiving! They will be kicking off the season on Cinco De Mayo with HD Sequential Shenanigans. Visit the Kua Sky vendor tent and enjoy a free taco bar. *Discount does not apply to packages or tandems. Register for sequentials on this event page:

Longtucky Derby

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Photo Courtesy Longtucky Spirits

When: Saturday, May 5, 2018

Where: Longtucky Spirits, 350 Terry St, Suite 120, Longmont, Colorado 80501

Time: 4PM – 7PM

Cost: FREE

Longtucky Spirits will be hosting its First Running of the Longtucky Derby. The Kentucky Derby will begin at 4:34PM, the Derby Hat Contest will happen at 5PM. Enjoy fun activities as well as mint juleps and food from the G-Spot Noshery Food Truck with a special Derby Menu!

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