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Cinco de Mayo and Kentucky Derby parties tomorrow: Drinco de Mayo!

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The 25th Annual Cinco de Mayo Festival at Civic Center Park, Broadway and Colfax Avenue, is a weekend-long festival celebrating Mexican culture, with music, food and the fifth annual Green Chili Bowl Cook-Off. The event is free of charge and open to the public. Festivities run from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

The Third Annual Kentucky Derby Party at The Lobby American Grille, 2191 Arapahoe Street, will feature a costume contest, beer pong tournaments, goldfish races and a fish fry. The full menu: "Chinese catfish, chicken tenders, braised ribs, cilantro cole slaw, andouille red beans, hush puppies, and pesto Caesar salad." The party starts at 1 p.m. (RSVP on Facebook). Entry is free, the beer pong tournament costs $10 to enter and the fish fry is $15 per person.

2012 Derby Party at 14th Street between Curtis & Champa -- a live Derby viewing benefiting the Sean "Ranch" Lough Memorial Scholarship. Go to the website for a full schedule of events. (Fair warning: tickets are sold out, but there's a waitlist.)

For information on dozens of culinary events around town, visit our online Food & Drink listings -- and if you have information for a culinary event you'd like included in our online calendar, send it to [email protected].

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