By Heather Leigh Carroll-Landon

The fun and excitement we enjoy on Cinco de Mayo marks a historic day in Mexico, symbolizing unity and patriotism. It was back on May 5, 1862 when Mexican troops defeated the French during the Battle of Puebla. This battle was to defend Mexico’s independence and since this date has become a day of celebration. Here are some local parties, events, restaurants and entertainment venues with some exciting activities planned for Cinco de Mayo. But remember, Las Vegas events aren’t always family friendly.

Fremont Street Experience
498 Fremont St.
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 678-5600

Cinco de Mayo fall in one of the 52 Fridays at the Golden Nugget at the Fremont Street Experience. This concert event features different performers each weekend including some of the top Grammy Award-winning artists. Concerts are held from 8 p.m. until 10 p.m. on Fridays, where you can enjoy live entertainment and then go explore Fremont Street. There are plenty of bars along Fremont Street where you can grab some tequila or a margarita to help with your celebration. Don’t forget to take a ride on Slotzilla Zip Line, where you will fly high over Fremont Street from one end to the other.

Nacho Daddy
663 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Suite 595
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 462-5000

Looking for a unique way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo? Check out what is happening at Nacho Daddy. This restaurant serves up traditional American fare with a Mexican twist. Not only has Nacho Daddy been voted by locals as the best place to get a margarita, it is also home to the scorpion shot. Stop by and see why this is the place to be to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. With three locations throughout the Vegas Valley, you are sure to find one near you.

Cuatro de Mayo Celebration
Lovelady Brewery
20 S. Water St.
Henderson, NV 89015
(702) 420-2733

Date: May 4, 2017 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Join the Leadership Henderson Class 2017 as they start celebrating Cinco de Mayo a day earlier with their Cuatro de Mayo Celebration. This celebration is to help support the Southern Nevada Chapter of Rebuilding Together. You do not want to miss this fundraising event which is being hosted at the Lovelady Brewery in Henderson on Thursday, May 4, 2017 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. The Cuatro de Mayo event is free to enter and tacos and non-alcoholic beverages can be purchased for a flat fee of $10.

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Sapphire Fridays Takeover – Cinco de Mayo Grand Opening
Sapphire Pool and Day Club
3025 South Industrial Road, Suite 200
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 964-1544

Spend the day celebrating Cinco de Mayo at Vegas’ premier Day Club and Strip Club. Throughout the day you can enjoy live DJs, live shows and an amazing party. There are sure to be some surprises throughout the day too. This party will begin at 11 a.m. and last through 7 p.m., offering you plenty of time to mix and mingle.

Diablo’s Cantina
3770 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NW 89109
(702) 730-7979

You are not going to want to miss the festivities at Diablo’s Cantina, located at the Monte Carlo Hotel and Casino in Vegas. This year, Cinco de Mayo falls on a Friday, which means you can party it up during Diablo’s Latin Nights, which is held only on Fridays and Saturdays. You are sure to have the time of your life as you explore the two-floor cantina with breathtaking Strip views, listen to the sounds of salsa and enjoy beer and tequila specials.

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