Cinco de Mayo Weekend, Catalina Style
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Written by Catalina Island Chamber & Visitors Bureau   
Friday, April 28, 2017 05:57 PM

With a host of events and activities for the festive first weekend of May 2017, Catalina will celebrate and you should join in the fun and sun!



Events and Activities on May 5th
Avalon Grille’s Cinco de Mayo Celebration
Special menu from 3 to 10 pm.  423 Crescent Ave., Avalon CA 90704.

Celebration at Mi Casita Restaurant
Enjoy food & drink specials and Mexican karaoke. Specials are available Friday, May 5th through Sunday, May 7th. 111 Clarissa Ave., Avalon CA 90704.

First Friday with Nacho Libre and Nachos
Enjoy late night access to the museum's galleries including the opportunity to explore "Chihuly at the Catalina Island Museum." A nacho bar provided by Coyote Joe's and a screening of "Nacho Libre," starring Jack Black, in the outdoor amphitheater. Wine, beer, soda and water will be available for purchase. No outside food or drinks allowed. Attendees are encouraged to dress warm and bring a blanket.
Doors open at 6:00 pm. The film begins at 7:00 pm. 
Members $17, Non-Members $20
Children (ages 3-15) $5
Each ticket includes a trip to the nacho bar.  Catalina Island Museum.  217 Metropole Ave., Avalon, CA 90704

Catalina Island Classic
Race & Qualifying events start at 10 am
Crescent Street Exhibitions all day

Catalina Island Folklorico Dancers
Exhibition of Dance at 4 pm
Avalon Public Library, 215 Sumner Ave., Avalon, CA 90704

Events and Activities for May 6th

Catalina Island Classic
Race & Qualifying events start at 10 am
Crescent Street Exhibitions all day

Second Annual Avalon Rotary Chili Cook Off
Held on South Beach on beautiful Catalina Island, the 2nd Annual Catalina Island Chili Cook Off welcomes foodies of all ages. Chili & salsa tasting, live music, beer garden and more! Sponsored by the Avalon Rotary Club Foundation. Catalina Island Folklorico Dancers will perform.  Judging starts at noon, tickets $20.00 and up on Eventbrite.

Celebration at Mi Casita Restaurant
All day celebration Friday, May 5 in the upstairs patio. Enjoy food & drink specials and Mexican karaoke. Specials are available Friday, May 5th through Sunday, May 7th. 111 Clarissa Ave., Avalon CA 90704.

Kentucky Derby Days at El Galleon
Celebrate the race from 2pm-6pm, (post time 3:34pm) with mint juleps, hats, happy hour and early bird dinner specials. Contest for best men & women’s hats with 1st prize – Steak & Lobster Dinner! View the race on 11 large flat screen TVs and stay for the karaoke party after the race.
411 Crescent Ave., Avalon CA 90704

Catalina Concert Series presents Todo Mundo
Todo Mundo ("All the World"), was voted "Best World Music" band at the 2011, 2014 & 2015 San Diego Music Awards, blends the musical flavors of Spanish Rumba, Reggae, Brazilian, Balkan and Middle Eastern styles into an irresistible groove that has been moving dance floors and connecting with audiences across the world since 2009.  The band is led by singer, guitarist, and songwriter Santiago Orozco, a native of Colombia.
Wrigley Stage, 7 pm

24th Annual Catalina Island Rugby Festival
Old Boys/Master Rugby Festival – 40 years of age plus. A fundraiser for the Cancer Support Community of Redondo Beach. Catalina Island Rugby Festival.

Events and Activities for May 7th

Catalina Island Classic
Free Ride 10 am -5 pm

Celebration at Mi Casita Restaurant
All day celebration Friday, May 5 in the upstairs patio. Enjoy food & drink specials and Mexican karaoke. Specials are available Friday, May 5th through Sunday, May 7th. 111 Clarissa Ave., Avalon CA 90704.