Cinco de Mayo is here and everyone is searching for the best local events to celebrate the day with a party and a margarita.

This year Newport is hosting some fun ways for everyone to enjoy Cinco de Mayo, with beautiful waterfront venues, high-quality restaurants, outdoor celebrations, and unique experiences!

History Lesson: Cinco de Mayo (or the fifth of May) commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War.

Brick Alley Pub



Celebrate Cinco De Mayo at Diego’s on Bowen’s Wharf with a fresh margarita and tacos. Diego’s kitchen is open from 11am-10pm and of course, their bar will be open much later with featured drinks and fun.!

Diego’s Bodega

The Wharf Pub


Perro Salado

It’s business as usually down at Perro Salado. They will be open from 5 pm until 1 am and of course if the weather permits you’ll be sipping margaritas and eating guacamole on their patio!

Salvation Cafe


Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What's Up Newp. He was born and raised in Rhode Island and graduated from Coventry High School. He serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League for Animals. Ryan also is currently the Senior Editor - North America for Mountain News, publisher of OnTheSnow. Ryan is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).