Events 5/4-5/10: Cinco de Mayo, South Street Spring Festival, Fishtown Flea & More!

The latest and greatest things happening in Philly from Friday, May 4 to Thursday, May 10. Share your event by tweeting us @citywidestories or tagging us on Facebook.


Cinco De Mayo 


Mexican Week 2018

May 1 – 7

Mexican Cultural Center

111 S Independence Mall Lbby 310

Cost: Dependent on event

Mexican Week is an annual event hosted by Consulmex Filadelfia and the Mexican Cultural Center of Philadelphia. Experience the rich diversity of Mexican Culture through a week’s worth of events such as art, film, food, and more.


Cinco De Mayo 2018 Celebration

Saturday, May 5

12 – 8 pm

Cafe Y Chocolate

2100 S. Norwood St.

Cost: Free

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Cafe Y Chocolate! Listen to Latin Tech House, eat delicious food cooked inside AND outside, and more!


Cinco De Mayo BASH

Saturday, May 5

8 – 11 pm

The Pharmacy

1300 S 18th St.  

Cost: $10 in advance $12 at the door  

Come to The Pharmacy for a Cinco de Mayo Bash, featuring 7 different performances of hip-hop, live poetry, and everything in between, artists & vendors, and more!


Havana Nights: A Celebration of Cuban Music & Food

Friday, May 4

8 pm – 12 am

World Cafe Live Philadelphia – Upstairs

3025 Walnut St.

Cost: Free  

Come out to World Cafe Live for a monthly Cuban music & food series which features authentic Cuban cuisine, cocktails, and music courtesy of Philly’s most exciting Cuban band, Conjunto!


May The Force Feed You: A Star Wars Art Show

Friday, May 4

6 – 10 pm

Tattooed Mom

530 South St.

Cost: Free

This art show at Tattooed Moms will feature various Star Wars inspired paintings and fine art from Philadelphia artists. There will also be a raffle to benefit Philabundance, so put down that lightsaber and come out for a good cause!


Herb Hour w/ Terry a ReTalk Workshop

Friday, May 4

9 – 11 am

Franny Lou’s Porch

2400 Coral St.

Cost: Free

Franny Lou’s Porch hosts weekly discussions, workshops, lectures, and skill-shares on how to go back to our roots, and to live in a way that is radical, tangible, and loveable. Read more about Franny Lou’s Porch in our CityWide Stories feature!


Jane’s Walk

May 4 – 6

Locations Vary

Cost: Free

In honor of the urbanist and writer Jane Jacobs, Jane’s Walks take place the first weekend of May in over 200 cities. Take a look at the variety of roving conversations you can take a part in! All walks/talks are led by citizen and professional experts, so get outside and learn a little more about Philly!


Fishtown Flea

Saturday, May 5

10 am – 4 pm

Evil Genius Beer Company

1727 N Front St.  

Cost: Free  

Make your way to Fishtown for an outdoor craft fair featuring crafts by local designers, vintage ware, and music and activities!


South Street Spring Festival

Saturday, May 5

11 am – 8 pm

South St Headhouse District

Cost: Free

Start the summer season on South Street! Enjoy a day of activities, music, food, as well as Philly’s largest Maypole and a taco eating contest!


Self Care & Success: Designing A Career With Intention

Sunday, May 6  

1 – 3:30 pm  

The Sable Collective

3133 N 22nd St.  

Cost: Free

The Sable Collective and Going Inward Wellness are holding the FREE event open to mothers of color. Join them for a conversation about finding the balance between competing priorities, and what successful self care looks like. Childcare will be provided.


Octavius Catto Mural Paint Day

Monday, May 7

11 am – 3 pm

Courtyard at Philadelphia City Hall

1201 John F Kennedy Blvd.

Cost: Free

Help to paint a new mural designed by artists Willis Humphrey and Keir Johnston in the City Hall Courtyard celebrating early civil rights activist Octavius V. Catto. Painters of all skill levels are invited to be a part of this historic mural!


Stuck in Traffic? What’s Philadelphia Doing to Restore Mobility?

Tuesday, May 8

6 – 8 pm

Center/Architecture + Design

1218 Arch St.

Cost: Free

What is there to do about traffic? Join Design Advocacy Group for an evening devoted to exploring how the City, transit authorities and others are approaching possibilities and the obstacles to city congestion.


Women In Reentry Day 2018 

May 9 – 10

City Hall + Broad Street Ministries

Cost: Free

Organized by a team of formerly incarcerated women, Women in Reentry Day is a series of events and opportunities to support and stand in solidarity with women in reentry.