Houstonians can celebrate Cinco de Mayo this weekend in style with a 5K run, a lavish dinner or an all-day festival. Other events include a Derby-themed festival and West University Place's centennial celebration.

Check out 8 events to attend in and around Houston's Inner Loop this weekend, May 3-5.

Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Candente will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo with festive decor, two additional satellite bars for extra housemade margaritas and a special appearance from a mariachi band.
  • May 3, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; May 4, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; May 5, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Free (entry)
  • Candente, 4306 Yoakum Blvd., Houston
  • www.candentehtx.com
Party at the Pavilion

The city of Bellaire hosts its monthly outdoor concert, this month featuring Garth Brooks tribute band Outside the Fire. Personal coolers are allowed, and food from Lankford's Bellaire outpost will be on-site for purchase.
  • May 3, 7 p.m.
  • Free (admission)
  • Bellaire Town Square, 7008 S. Rice Ave., Bellaire
  • www.bellairetx.gov
Party on the Plaza

Houston First Corporation is reintroducing the free "Party on the Plaza" concert series in May. The free concert series will feature a lineup of artists, musicians and tribute bands every Friday in the month of May, starting May 3. This Friday will feature EZ Band, a group of Latin American musicians performing Hispanic regional music.

West University Place centennial celebration

City officials are inviting residents and guests to come out to Colonial Park for a celebration featuring live music from the band Hybrid 7, food trucks and children's activities as the city celebrates its 100th anniversary. City officials are encouraging residents to walk, bike or carpool to the event as well as bring reusable water bottles.

First Saturday Arts Market

Artists of First Saturday Arts Market are preparing for their last market of the season before taking off for the summer. The art market takes place in the Historic Heights community and offers a relaxed and festive atmosphere for art enthusiasts and residents to explore a diverse range of art mediums such as pottery, photography, jewelry, printmaking and painting.8th Annual Kentucky Derby-Race for the Roses

The Heights Bier Garten will host its 8th Annual Kentucky Derby-Race for the Roses event this Saturday. Houstonians are invited to wear their best Derby gear with big hats and bow ties. Festivities will include a performance by Davi Jay & The Bourbon Street Experience, live music, games, themed photo booths, drinks specials and a best dressed contest.The Cinco Cinco 5K

The Karbach Brewing Co. is hosting the new Houston Holiday Series called The Cinco Cinco 5K, 10K and Kids y Family 1K. Guests are encouraged to dress in their best fiesta wear, participate in a run, have a drink afterwards and wander through the Cinco de Mayo market.Cinco de Mayo Soiree

Thirteen by James Harden is hosting a lavish Cinco de Mayo Soiree Sunday with celebrity chefs and a 7-course gourmet tasting. The tribute to Latin and Mexican American cultures will feature hand-selected Spanish wine and tequila cocktail pairings. Celebrity chefs in attendance will include Sidd Cadena, Raul Gonzalez and Jorge Ortiz.
  • May 5, 6-10 p.m.
  • $150 per person
  • Thirteen, 1911 Bagby St., Houston
  • www.13htx.com