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ST. LOUIS – It's almost time for every American drinker's favorite holiday: Cinco de Mayo.

The day is not a major holiday in Mexico, but Americans take to the streets, Mexican restaurants, and festivals to celebrate the 1862 Mexican army's victory over France at the Battle of Puebla.

The parties start Saturday, May 3 with Cinco de Mayo on Cherokee Street. This year's parade started at Minnesota and Cherokee. Vendors will line the streets until 9 p.m. offering all kinds of Mexican foods, drinks, clothes, artwork. You name it, they'll have it.

This year's festival will host three live entertainment stages with Latin, Gringo, and local pop and rock bands.

Looking for a place to celebrate Monday, May 5? We've started a list of some of local hot spots. Know of a place that should be on our list? Let us know on Twitter at @ksdknews.

Bar Louie's Cinco de Drinko – Kirkwood, Central West End, or St. Charles
Hacienda – Cinco de Mayo 2014 – 9748 Manchester Road, St. Louis, Mo. 63119
Fuzzy's Taco Shop – Webster Groves or Manchester
Tequila's Mexican Restaurant – St. Louis, Centralia, Ill., Columbia, Ill., Waterloo, Ill. or Redbud, Ill.
Rosalita's Cantina – 1235 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, Mo. 63103
Tortillaria – 8 ½ S. Euclid Boulevard, St. Louis, Mo. 63108
Senor Pique's – 14870 Manchester Road, Manchester, Mo. 63011
Mile 277 – 10701 Watson Road, STL 63127

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