LAS VEGAS – Observed annually from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the vast, vibrant, and diverse Latin culture and community. While the holiday begins with Mexican Independence Day, the observance lasts all month long—offering visitors in Las Vegas opportunities to see top Latin stars on stage, engaging cultural events and the very best Latin cuisine a culinary mecca has to offer.
Here are a few ways to join the celebration and cherish all that the Latin community has to offer Las Vegas—and beyond:
The Neon Museum
To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, the Neon Museum will offer special gallery talks each afternoon through Saturday, Oct. 15 during general admission (upon request by guests) to highlight the various historical stories behind signs and properties that specifically relate to Hispanic Heritage Month. The museum also offers tours in Spanish every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening.
The Historic Fifth Street School
The city of Las Vegas presents “20th Anniversary Art Exhibition: Celebrate the Consulate of Mexico in Las Vegas” through Friday, Nov. 11 at the Historic Fifth Street School Mayor’s Gallery. The exhibit, which is free and open to the public, features original artworks created specifically for the exhibit to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Consulate of Mexico in Las Vegas.
The HONOR Latino Awards
The HONOR (Honrando Orgullosamente Nuestras Obras y Raíces) Latino Awards celebrates the achievements of community leaders and trailblazers who have made outstanding civic accomplishments and contributions to the Las Vegas community. A digital event, the celebration will honor the recipients’ work and roots on Thursday, Oct. 13 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
The East Las Vegas Fiesta
The East Las Vegas Fiesta, set for Saturday, Oct. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., is free and open to the public. The East Las Vegas Community Center will offer entertainment, games, face painting, food trucks, community vendors, a kids’ play area with bounce houses and more.
The Las Vegas Book Festival
Just outside the official National Hispanic Heritage Month, the Las Vegas Book Festival will take place Saturday, Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and will feature Hispanic-focused programming, including appearances by Latinx influencers such as author Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodriguez and musician Lucky Diaz at the Historic Fifth Street School. The Las Vegas Book Festival has programming for all ages, including panel discussions, activities, and workshops.
Continuing his long-running residency, music legend Carlos Santana will perform at House of Blues at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on Wednesday, Sept. 21, and Friday, Sept. 23 through Sunday, Sept. 25.
Colombian singer Karol G will perform at T-Mobile Arena on Friday, Oct. 14.
The dining landscape of Las Vegas is ever evolving, but Latin food always finds its place in the destination’s culinary scene. Here are some notable Latin-inspired restaurants that visitors will want to check out:
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ABOUT THE LVCVA
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