By Heather Landon
Hispanic Heritage Month begins on Sept. 15 and runs through Oct 15. During this time, locals in Las Vegas can gather and celebrate all things that highlight Hispanic heritage. You will find everything from museum exhibits to salsa dancing and Latin music to fun festivals right here in the heart of Southern Nevada.
2245 E. Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Put on your dancing shoes and get out of the house and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with some salsa dancing. Visit La Jolla, one of the hottest Latin clubs here in Vegas. In addition to dancing salsa, you can dance to Rock en Espanol, Reggaeton, 80’s and top 40’s. Latin nights are held weekly on Saturdays and Sundays, featuring drink specials and other fun surprises.
Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art
University of Nevada – Las Vegas
4504 S. Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89154
Date: Through Dec. 16, 2017
Learn more about Hispanic Heritage by seeing a variety of artifacts, masks and other items that showcase a variety of meanings from Mexico’s history. The Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art at the University of Nevada – Las Vegas, is hosting Masking through December. This exhibit is being housed in the Braunstein Gallery, featuring the unique artwork of both traditional and contemporary Mexican masks.
Juan’s Flaming Fajitas & Cantina
9640 W. Tropicana Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89147
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by enjoying all of your favorite Mexican treats, including frozen margaritas. Juan’s Flaming Fajitas & Cantina offers guests a laid-back atmosphere with outdoor seating. Enjoy brunch, lunch, dinner or stop by for daily Happy Hour specials. There is also a kids menu the little ones are going to love.
Margarita & Mojito Festival
Henderson Events Plaza
200 S. Water St.
Henderson, NV 89015
Date: Sept. 30, 2017 from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Enjoy a variety of different drinks during this year’s Margarita and Mojito Festival! Enjoy handcrafted margaritas, mojitos and craft beers while helping raise money for local charities. This event is open to all ages and paid tickets include tastings of specialty drinks, embossed souvenir glass and salsa tasting (for those of legal drinking age). The rest of the event is free for everyone to enjoy.
Enrique Iglesias In Concert
The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
3570 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Date: Sept. 15 and Sept. 16, 2017 at 8 p.m.
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage this year to the music of “The King of Latin Pop,” Enrique Iglesias. During his concert at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace he will sing fan favorites, including “Bailamos,” “Be With You” and “Could I Have This Kiss Forever.” You do not want to miss this Latin megastars performance that will have you dancing in your seat. Iglesias is expected to go all out during this performance, which is why this concert is a must-see for fans.