Las Vegas Celebrates El Grito and Hispanic Heritage Month with Entertainment and Cultural Events
Mexican Independence Day, celebrated on Saturday, Sept. 16 and known as “El Grito,” is always a highlight of the year in the Sports and Entertainment Capital of the World. Top Latin entertainment acts from around the world pack the weekend with music and laughs. The celebration also kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month, which honors the many contributions, diverse cultures, and extensive histories of the Hispanic American community through Sunday, Oct. 15. Special events for the month-long event are planned throughout the destination. Hispanic Heritage Month Cultural Events The City of Las Vegas presents El Grito: Celebrating the Independence of Mexico at the East Las Vegas Community Center on Friday, Sept. 15. The community festival includes live mariachi music, folk dance performances and children’s activities. Titled “Celebrations in Las Vegas,” the second annual Consulate of Mexico in Las Vegas Collaborative Exhibition is back at the Mayor’s Gallery at the Historic Fifth Street School. An artists’ reception is planned for Thursday, Sept. 14 and the exhibit is open Mondays through Fridays through Wednesday, Nov. 1. The Mexican Patriotic Committee puts on its Fiestas Patrias event at Sammy Davis, Jr. Festival Plaza in Lorenzi Park on Saturday, Sept. 16. The family-friendly event features food, live music and dancing. The Club Migrants de Uruapan Celebrates Hispanic Heritage event takes place at Sammy Davis, Jr. Festival Plaza in Lorenzi Park on Saturday, Oct. 14. The family-friendly celebration focuses on the culture of the Mexican state of Uruapan, featuring traditional music, dance, food, and art.