Nine Cinco de Mayo Parties Worth Your Pesos

Every major drinking holiday that takes place in America each year -- whether we're talking St. Patrick's Day or New Year's Eve -- typically involves two things: Copious amounts of cheap beer or discounted hooch being consumed and people getting slizzered while wearing funny hats.

Cinco de Mayo is no exception to this rule, as many a sombrero will be donned by drunken patrons (who likely have sucked down more than their fair share of cerveza) during numerous parties this weekend.

Several Cinco celebrations throughout Scottsdale and Tempe sound will offer more than just these activities, however, and sound a bit more fun and adventure than any other tequila-fueled affair. Read on for our list of nine fiestas worthy of your attention.

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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.