The holiday of Cinco de Mayo, the 5th of May in Spanish, commemorates the victory of the Mexican Militia over the French Army at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. It is primarily a regional holiday celebrated in the Mexican State Capital City of Pueblo and throughout the state of Mexico, and especially in U.S. Cities with significant Mexican population. It is not, as many people think, Mexico’s Independence Day, which is actually September 16, and the most important national patriotic holiday in Mexico.
This modern holiday began when a group of California State University students decided to hold the first Cinco de Mayo commemoration in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride. This was around 1967…
Although the holiday is relatively small in Mexico, in the United States, Cinco De Mayo has become a celebration that incorporates Mexican culture, heritage, and tradition. Additionally, the holiday celebrated in America often involves eating a lot of Mexican food such as tacos and drinking Mexican alcohol such as tequila or Mexican beer.
The holiday is celebrated around the country with parades, parties, mariachi music, and festivals to celebrate the culture. Here’s a list of amazing Cinco de Mayo celebrations around Vegas for you to enjoy this 5th of May.
Cinco De Mayo 2023
Big Dogs Brewing Company– Latin Nights at Big Dogs! Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with us at this awesome venue, Big Dog’s brewing Co. Never a Cover , Salsa, Merengues. Cumbias. Boleros, Bachatas and live music with Sal Santiago.
Borracha Mexican Cantina– Cinco de Mayo fiesta, Friday, May 5th, 4pm-11pm. With live mariachi band from 6pm-8pm, and tequila specials all night.
El Pollo Loco– El Pollo Loco is offering a Cinco de Mayo promotion for all new and existing Loco Rewards® Members— receive a free Crunchy Birria Taco with the purchase of any Shredded Beef Birria entrée. Valid on Friday, May 5 only.
El Segunda Sol on the strip at Fashion Show Mall– Celebrate Cinco de Mayo the right way at El Segundo Sol! Join them on Friday, May 5th from 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM for all of the fiesta festivities. El Segundo Sol is serving up lots of fun from tequila tastings to giveaways, all with a live DJ to keep the party going. You can book your table at the link.
Hussong’s Cantina Las Vegas– Celebrate Cinco De Mayo at The Home Of The Original Margarita with beer bucket specials, great food and more!
Michoacan Mexican Restaurant– This family friendly event is fun for all ages. Join them for non-stop entertainment, giveaways, raffles, food and drink specials, from 11am-11pm. (7870 West Tropical Parkway )
Water Street Plaza, City of Henderson– May 5th from 5pm-8pm. Celebrate with special live performances by Ellas and the Villalobos Brothers at the Water Street Amphitheater. On the plaza, enjoy Mexican cuisine and drinks from your local food truck favorites. See below for full schedule and vendor updates.
On the Border– Head to Cinco Central for $6 Cinco ‘Ritas. Plus sign up for Border Rewards and get $2 off queso every day!
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