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Sep 22, 2022

We are celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month by highlighting our Latino city leaders and inviting our residents to enjoy family-friendly events that capture the essence of Latin culture.  

City Manager Jorge Cervantes

As our first Latino City Manager, Jorge Cervantes shares his thoughts about why it is important for our community to recognize Hispanic Heritage Month.

The city of Las Vegas invites the community to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with a variety of events through Nov. 12, 2022. All activities are subject to change.  Parents can subscribe here to receive a monthly email, or text LV PARENTS to 468-311, about upcoming events and activities for their kids. Centers will be closed Sept. 5, Oct. 28, Nov. 11 and Nov. 24-25 for holiday observance.

A 20th Anniversary Art Exhibition: Celebrate the Consulate of Mexico in Las Vegas

Aug. 12-Nov. 11, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

Historic Fifth Street School Mayor’s Gallery, 401 S. Fourth St.

Original artworks created specifically for this exhibit celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Consulate of Mexico in Las Vegas. Artwork will be exhibited through Nov. 11 at the Historic Fifth Street School Mayor’s Gallery and Nov. 15, 2022-Jan. 31, 2023, at the Consulate of Mexico in Las Vegas. Call 702-229-ARTS (2787) for more information.

Stupak Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Thursday, Sept. 15, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

Stupak Community Center, 251 W. Boston Ave., 702-229-2488.

Stop by for a cup of esquites (Mexican roasted corn) and enjoy a mariachi band performing 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tour the center and learn what it offers the community!

Fiestas Patrias / Independence Day Festival

Friday, Sept. 16, 4-9 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza in Lorenzi Park, 720 Twin Lakes Drive.

Bring the family to enjoy live bands, mariachis, dancing and lots of fun. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Sponsored by the Mexican Patriotic Committee and the city of Las Vegas. For more information, call 702-204-6521 or 702-704-9498.

Fiestas Patrias Mexicanas / Mexican Independence Day Festival

Friday, Sept. 16, 5-10 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

Gary Reese Freedom Park, 850 N. Mojave Road.

Attend the Mexican Independence Parade at 5 p.m. with walking groups, floats, equestrians, and classic cars. Then attend the festival that will include live performances by local mariachi, folklorico dancers, music bands, community booths, food vendors, children's activities, arts and crafts vendors, and a health and wellness area. Sponsored by city of Las Vegas Councilwoman Olivia Díaz, Yo Soy 132 Las Vegas, Comunidad Migrante and Clark County Commissioner William McCurdy II. Call 702-577-7287 for more information.

XXI Binational Health Week and Family Fiesta

Saturday, Oct. 1, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

Chuck Minker Sports Complex, 275 N. Mojave Road, 702-229-6563.

R.E.A.C.H Ventanilla de Salud and the city of Las Vegas invite you to celebrate Hispanic heritage while taking care of your health. Bring the family for free health screenings and no-cost/low-cost health services.

Hispanic Heritage Taco Luncheon (ages 50+)

Thursday, Oct. 6, 11 a.m.

Cost: $7; must register by Oct. 4.

Doolittle Active Adult Center, 1930 N. J St., 702-229-6125.

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, enjoy a taco lunch with all the trimmings. Must have an annual $10 membership with city of Las Vegas active adults program. Call the center to register.

HONOR Latino Awards

Honrando Orgullosamente Nuestras Obras y Raíces – Proudly Honoring Our Work and Roots

Thursday, Oct. 13, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. – Virtual Event

The city of Las Vegas invites you to celebrate and recognize the achievements of community leaders and trailblazers who have made outstanding civic accomplishments and contributions to the Las Vegas community. Nominations closed Sept. 9, 2022. For details, visit www.lasvegasnevada.gov/HONOR.

East Las Vegas Fiesta

Saturday, Oct. 15, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

East Las Vegas Community Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave., 702-229-1515.

Bring the family to a community fiesta as we reopen the newly renovated East Las Vegas Community Center. Enjoy entertainment, games, face painting, food trucks, community vendors, kids play area with bounce houses and more. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 9:30 a.m.

East Las Vegas Community Center Tour, Crafts & Treats

Thursday, Oct. 20, 4-6 p.m. – Decorate a Talavera tile coaster.

Saturday, Oct. 22, 12:30-3:30 p.m. – Decorate a sugar skull.

Tuesday, Oct. 24, 10 a.m.-noon – Make a personal piñata.

Free and open to the public.

East Las Vegas Community Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave., 702-229-1515.

Bring the family to tour the newly re-opened community center, enjoy light refreshments and take home a craft you decorate yourself. These are drop-in events and crafts are available on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.

Las Vegas Book Festival

Featuring Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodriguez and Lucky Diaz

Saturday, Oct. 22, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St.

The Las Vegas Book Festival has programming for all ages, including panel discussions, activities and workshops. Rodriguez will read from her book “For Brown Girls with Sharp Edges” and “Tender Hearts” in Spanish, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Sugar Skull Workshops

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 6-8 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 29, 1-3 p.m.

Cost: $15/person.

Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., 702-229-6383.

In these one-day workshops, participants will learn from instructor Vanessa Valdivia about the customs of Día De Los Muertos and the symbolism of the sugar skull. These workshops to create colorfully decorated sugar skulls to take home are just in time for the Día De Los Muertos holiday. Register online.

Dia De Los Muertos Festival

Featuring Tres Souls

Wednesday, Nov. 2, 4-9 p.m.          

Free and open to the public.

Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza in Lorenzi Park, 720 Twin Lakes Drive.

Bring the family to enjoy the ofrenda contest, entertainment, catrina costume contest, kids activities, food trucks, vendors and more. Bring blankets or low chairs to be more comfortable on the lawn during the entertainment. To participate in the ofrenda contest, submit your completed application by Oct. 17. Ofrenda contest prizes include $325 for first place, $275 for second place and $250 for third place. Call 702-229-ARTS (2787) for more information and 702-229-1254 for ofrenda contest application.

Once Upon A Quince

Saturday, Nov. 12, 5:30-8 p.m.

Free for those registered and selected in advance.

Las Vegas City Hall, 495 S. Main St.

Celebrate Hispanic heritage with our community Quinceañera celebration! If you would like to be chosen as an honored Quinceañera/o, please call 702-229-3424. Registration is open to any young adult ages 14-16 residing in the city of Las Vegas. Registration available Sept. 1-25 at https://cityoflasvegas.formstack.com/forms/clv_quinceaneara_2022. The Department of Neighborhood Services will select 20 participants who will be able to attend the event alongside six guests. Selected participants will be chosen by random drawing and contacted by Oct. 1. Attendance is free for all selected participants and their six guests.

Concert in the Park

Featuring: Stephanie Amaro

Saturday, Nov. 12, 7 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

Trigono Hills Park, 3805 Cliff Shadows Pkwy.

Singer, guitarist and mariachi Stephanie Amaro is a Latin Grammy-nominated artist who spent years in the Los Angeles traditional mariachi scene. She's worked with a wide range of artists as well, from Cyndi Lauper to Natalia La Fourcade, and the pioneer mariachi fusion group Trio Ellas.

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