With spring finally here and summer quickly approaching, it feels like it’s time to celebrate. Here in northern Utah, there’s no better way to celebrate the longer days and warmer weather than by raising a cerveza or margarita at one of the many Cinco de Mayo celebrations in Salt Lake City and Ogden.

While Cinco de Mayo is a day to celebrate Mexican culture and pride, it is also an excuse to relax, unwind and enjoy some great food and fun with friends. Similar to Oktoberfest and St. Patrick’s Day, bars and restaurants in Ogden and Salt Lake City typically mark the fifth of May with special events and parties.

So whether you’re heading to the Sonora Grill for a margarita, having a beer at Roosters or sampling a tequila over at the Funk’n Dive, have fun and stay safe. Remember, Utah takes drinking and driving very seriously. Law enforcement will be on the lookout for drunk drivers this Cinco de Mayo. So, if you’ve been out partying, leave your car behind and use one of these options to get home safely.

AAA Tipsy Tow

If you’ve had too much to drink, AAA Utah will take you and your car home for free this May 5th. Just call 800-222-4358 (AAA-HELP), tell the operator you need a tipsy tow and AAA will send a truck to get you and your car home.

Lyft and Uber

Simply download either company’s app to your smartphone and request a ride. A driver will come to your location and get you home. The rates vary by destination, but in all cases will be cheaper than the fines, fees and other expenses associated with a DUI conviction.

Taxi Services

If you’re not sober enough to drive, you can always call a cab. Taxi services in Ogden include:

  • Yellow Cab of Ogden, 801-394-9411
  • A 2 B Taxi in Layton, 801-678-7166
  • A 2 B Taxi in Ogden, 801-678-9026
  • Pegasus Taxi Club in Ogden, 801-920-0010