The Cottage’s Cinco de Mayo Celebration


May 5th For July 4th

Cinco de Mayo – the 5th of May – is a holiday in Mexico that commemorates the Mexican Army’s 1862 victory over the French in the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. A relatively minor holiday in Mexico, Cinco de Mayo in the United States evolved into a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage. To further Americanize the date, The Gulfshore Grill and The Cottage will host a day-long Cinco de Mayo Celebration & FMB Fireworks Fiesta Fundraiser, with the proceeds to benefit The Fourth of July fireworks display on Fort Myers Beach.

The fundraiser features live music from 2 p.m. to 1 a.m., with drink specials, authentic Mexican cuisine, raffle prizes and a 50/50 raffle. The restaurant is hosting the event to raise money to assist the Town to help pay for the annual Fourth of July extravaganza that evening off the Fort Myers Beach Pier. Just as important as the fireworks show is that it draws thousands of people to the beach, to bring in a much-needed economic boost during the heart of the off-season. Guests from all over Southwest Florida will spend the day and night on the island, creating memories and traditions that will last a lifetime.

fort myers beach cinco de mayo, island sand paper, fort myers beach eventsThe Cottage greatly appreciates any donations or raffle prizes to make the day even better. Feel free to give them to any of their employees who are circulating throughout the Beach community, or deliver items to The Gulfshore Grill or The Cottage at 1250 Estero Boulevard. If you have any questions, please feel free to call 239-765-5440 and ask to speak to a manager.

Begin your Fourth of July at the Cinco de Mayo Celebration at The Cottage on Friday, May 5, from 2 p.m. to 1 a.m.


Gary Mooney