Beyond the usual Cinco de Mayo event

Beyond the usual Cinco de Mayo event

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by Dayvee Sutton

WCNC.com

Posted on May 2, 2013 at 12:06 PM

Updated Thursday, May 2 at 2:01 PM

While Spain hosts the running of the bulls, this Cinco de Mayo, Vida and EPICENTRE present their own pint-size version of the Pamplona tradition on Saturday, May 4. It’s the second annual Running of the Chihuahuas.
 The Running of the Chihuahuas is Charlotte’s Beyond the Usual Cinco de Mayo tradition, and it’s free. This is the benefiting charity is the Charlotte Humane Society.
Registration starts at 3 p.m. in the EPICENTRE courtyard, and the races start at 4 p.m. The winning Chihuahua brings home the grand prize of a sunny Mexican vacation to their owner. There are also other prizes for second and third place winners. 
There will also be a DJ, entertainment and raffles. Of course, no Cinco de Mayo fiesta is complete without costumes. Both owners and their four legged friends are encouraged to enter EPICENTRE’s Cinco de Mayo Costume Contest. The audience decides who has the best costume and the winner takes home the prize. 
The event is hosted by Vida Mexican Kitchen y Cantina and the EPICENTRE ‘s Cinco de Mayo is a day full of great food, drink specials and celebrations. Relax and enjoy with $4 Corona and Corona Light Bottles, $15 Corona and Corona Light Buckets and $5 Cinco Ritas. The official after party is hosted at Vida, while BlackFinn, Whisky River and StrikeCity are offering free admission with Running of the Chihuahua wristband until 11 p.m. 
The Cinco fun doesn’t stop on Saturday; visit Vida on Sunday, May 5, for a Cinco de Mayo Brunch from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. and enjoy the same drink specials all day long.
Visit Charlotte.vidacantina.com for additional details.
For more information on the Human Society of Charlotte visit: www.humanesocietyofcharlotte.org

 

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