When: Fri., May 5, 5 p.m.-12 a.m. 2017
First impressions last, and Vermont’s Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, which makes its debut this Friday, is likely to be a party that revelers won’t soon forget. Billed as the state’s largest event marking the Mexican holiday, this sizzling soirée serves up serious fun. Partygoers fuel up on drool-worthy eats from food trucks and a burrito bar, then dip into Kingdom Creamery of Vermont ice cream and bevo’s tequila-infused snow cones. Incendiary performances by circus troupe Cirque de Fuego (pictured) bring the heat, and beats by DJ Luis Calderin keep carousers on their feet. Need some liquid courage before hitting the dance floor? Visit the 120-foot margarita bar for a traditional or frozen beverage.
Price: $25; for ages 21 and up.