Hispanic Heritage Month Events Throughout the Las Vegas Valley

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – Join the Las Vegas Valley in celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month with various events including parties, festivals, workshops, activities, exhibits, and more.

A 20th Anniversary Art Exhibit: Celebrate the Mexican Consulate in Las Vegas

This exhibit celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Mexican Consulate in Las Vegas with original artwork created specifically for this exhibit.

The artwork will be on display through November 11 at the Historic Fifth Street School Mayor’s Gallery. The exhibition will then be moved to the Mexican Consulate from November 15 to January 31, 2023.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. For more information, call (702)-229-ARTS (2787).

Stupak celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

The Stupak Community Center will be celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with a mariachi band and esquites (Mexican grilled corn). There will also be a tour of the center so the community can see what it has to offer.

The event will take place on Thursday, September 15 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The mariachi band will perform from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public. For questions and more information, call (702)-229-2488.

Fiestas Patrias / Independence Day

Enjoy live bands, mariachi, dancing, refreshments and lots of fun at the Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza in Lorenzi Park for an Independence Day festival. This event is sponsored by the Mexican Patriotic Committee and the City of Las Vegas.

The event will take place on Friday, September 15, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The festival is free and open to the public. For more information, call (702)-204-6521 or (702)-704-9498.

Fiestas Patrias Mexicanas / Mexican Independence Day Festival

Enjoy a festive night at Mexico’s Independence Day festival with a parade, performances, food and more.

The festival will take place Friday, September 16 from 5-10 p.m. at Gary Reese Freedom Park. At 5 p.m., the Mexican Independence Parade will begin with marching groups, floats, horse riders, and classic cars.

After the parade there will be a festival with local mariachi shows, folk dancers, music groups, community stalls, food vendors, children’s activities, arts and crafts vendors and a health and wellness area.

The event is sponsored by Las Vegas Councilors Olivia Díaz, Yo Soy 132 Las Vegas, Comunidad Migrante and Clark County Commissioner William McCurdy II.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (702)-577-7287.

XXI Binational Health Week and Family Day

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with free health screenings and free/low cost health services with REACH Ventanilla de Salud and the City of Las Vegas.

Health screenings and services will be offered on Saturday, October 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Chuck Minker Sports Complex.

The event is free and open to the public. For questions and more information, call (702)-229-6563.

Hispanic Heritage Taco Lunch

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, enjoy a taco lunch with all the fixings at the Doolittle Active Adult Center.

The event will take place on Thursday, October 6 at 11 a.m. The event is for ages 50 and up and costs $7. You must have a $10 annual membership to the City of Las Vegas Active Adult Program. Registration must be completed by October 4.

The registry for this event calls (702)-229-6125.

HONOR Latino Awards

Honrando Orgullosamente Nuestras Obras y Raíces – Proudly honoring our work and our roots

The City of Las Vegas invites you to celebrate and recognize the accomplishments of community leaders and trailblazers who have made outstanding achievements and contributions to the Las Vegas community.

The event will take place on Thursday, October 13 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and it will be a virtual event.

Nominations are open until 6 p.m. on September 9, 2022. To make a nomination, click here. For more information, visit this website.

East Las Vegas Party

Join the community in a fiesta as the newly renovated East Las Vegas Community Center reopens.

Enjoy entertainment, games, face painting, food trucks and community vendors. children’s play area with bouncy houses, and more.

The event will take place on Saturday, October 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9:30 a.m.

The party is free and open to the public. If you have any questions, call (702)-229-1515.

East Las Vegas Community Center Tour, Crafts and Sweets

Take advantage of these drop-in events and crafts at the East Las Vegas Community Center to help celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Events are on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.

  • Thursday, October 20, 4 to 6 p.m. – Decorate a Talavera tile coaster.
  • Saturday, Oct. 22, 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Decorate a sugar skull.
  • Tuesday, October 24, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Make a personal piñata.

These events are free and open to the public.

Las Vegas Book Festival

With Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodriguez and Lucky Diaz

The Las Vegas Book Festival offers programming for all ages, including panel discussions, activities and workshops to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.

The festival will take place on Sunday, October 22 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Rodrigues will read his book “For Brown Grils with Sharp Edges” and “Tender Hearts” in Spanish from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

This event is free and open to the public.

sugar skull workshops

In these one-day workshops, learn about the customs of Día De Los Muertos and the symbolism of the sugar skull.

Workshops will be held Wednesday, October 26 from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday, October 29 from 1-3 p.m. at the Charleston Heights Arts Center.

In these workshops, you’ll create brightly decorated sugar skulls to take home just in time for the holidays. Workshops are $15 per person and you can register online here.

Día De Los Muertos Festival, featuring Tres Souls

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 entertainment at Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza in Lorenzi Park.

The event will take place on Wednesday, November 2 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

To enter the ofrenda competition, submit your completed application by October 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 to register for the ofrenda contest.

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