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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Friday April 18, 2014

Cinco de Mayo FestivalCinco de Mayo, which falls on May 5 every year, celebrates a decisive battle between Mexico and France in 1862. Today, the holiday is celebrated in the U.S. to honor Mexican culture and heritage. The Cinco de Mayo Festival in Civic Center Park will celebrate its 27th year in the Mile High City on May 3 - 4, 2014. Admission is free to the festival, which features Mexican food, artwork and music. What is your favorite activity on Cinco de Mayo? Share in the comments below.

Photo Nina Snyder

May 2014 Events in Denver

Wednesday April 16, 2014

May 2014 events include Cinco de Mayo, Mother's Day and the Downtown Denver Arts Festival. The Mile High City celebrates the Kentucky Derby on May 3 with the Denver Derby, or dog lovers can choose to run Wash Park at the Furry Scurry, also on May 3. May includes a full slate of concerts at Red Rocks, from Lana del Rey on May 19 to a two-night engagement by Bassnectar from May 30 to 31. Free days at Denver museums throughout May include the Denver Art Museum on May 3 and the Four Mile Historic Park on May 5.

Tourism for Denver 420 Rally

Tuesday April 15, 2014

The Denver 420 Rally slated for April 19 - 20, 2014, could provide a bumper crop of tourists. According to Hotels.com, searches for Denver hotels have increased 73% for Friday through Sunday compared to last year. Denver hotel searches have increased by 25% since the start of recreational marijuana sales, according to Hotels.com. Voters approved recreational marijuana use in 2012, and retail marijuana stores in Denver began selling strains on Jan. 1. The sale of recreational marijuana started on Jan. 1.

Tax Day Arrives

Tuesday April 15, 2014

Don't forget to file taxes today! In Denver, the post office at 7500 East 53rd Pl. will stay open until midnight for last-minute filers. CBS Denver also has compiled a list of post offices with collection boxes that will postmark forms until midnight. Tax forms have to be postmarked by April 15 to meet the deadline. The majority of Colorado residents can also file their state taxes for free online at the Colorado Department of Revenue website. Some part-year residents and taxpayers with some additional forms may be required to mail in their taxes.

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