Cinco de Mayo —a day celebrating the Mexican army’s triumph over French forces led by Napoleon III in 1862. It’s now turned into a weekend-long fiesta involving the act of binging on tacos and margaritas at large parades, festivals, and parties. Las Vegas does Cinco de Mayo a little differently. Yes, the Mexican food, tequila, and beer are always a present aspect of this holiday, but in true Vegas style, this city tends to celebrate this party just a bit harder. Here are a few ways you can celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Las Vegas.
Downtown Las Vegas
There are many events hosted Downtown throughout the year that is catered to Las Vegas millennials and urbanites. The vibe Downtown is much different than on the Strip. It’s more relaxed and informal, and you avoid the touristy crowds (and high prices), which makes it the go-to for locals. Here are a couple Downtown fiestas you can’t miss this weekend.
Get your amigos and start your day drinking at the Cinco de Mayo Fremont Street Bar Crawl. This all-day bar crawl is hosted by Fremont Street Bar Crawl and takes you to the best Downtown bars offering handcrafted cocktails and drink specials for an epic experience. This crawl starts and 12 pm and ends at 11 pm. You and your friends enjoy a self-guided tour hopping from each bar on the map provided at check-in. Participating venues include Gold Spike (a local favorite), Oak & Ivy (a whiskey bar offering some of the best-handcrafted whiskey cocktails in town), Corduroy and more!
If bar-hopping doesn’t appeal to you, then Downtown Container Park is your go-to place for an all-in-one fiesta. Their Cinco de Mayo Beer Festival called Dia de la Cerveza features beer, live music, food and shopping specials from 5 pm to 8 pm. Guests enjoy all-you-can-drink cerveza on the lawn and bar specials. Oak & Ivy is offering a $6 Tequila shot bar for those who want more buzz for their buck. Whether you choose to explore Fremont Street or stay inside Downtown Container Park for an all-inclusive experience, Downtown Las Vegas offers fun and budget-friendly options for those who want to party this weekend.
Cinco de Mayo Weekend at Silverton Casino
It’s a weekend fiesta at Silverton Casino! Kick off the weekend with Metalachi, the world’s first and only band that fuses heavy metal rock and mariachi to create a sonic fiesta. You’ll be in awe as they twist and transform your favorite classic rock standards from AC/DC, Iron Maiden, Metallica and more! Metalachi comes to Veil Pavilion on Friday, May 4. The show starts at 8 pm and tickets are only $15 general admission.
On Saturday, enjoy an all-you-can-eat and drink brunch at award-winning Mi Casa Grill Cantina, voted Best Brunch in the Best of Las Vegas. This $30 AYCE brunch includes bottomless draft beer, margaritas and sangrias, a buffet style menu, and a made-to-order menu featuring chilaquiles, enchiladas, ceviche, churros and more. We bet we already had you hooked at bottomless margaritas! But the party doesn’t stop midday. Mi Casa Grill Cantina is also offering Patrón drink specials from 4 pm to 9 pm. Cheers to incredible deals, bottomless drinks and the best brunch ever!
Bloq Party at Linq Promenade
Chayo Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar is hosting a Cinco de Mayo Bloq Party at the Linq Promenade. This is not your ordinary block party—it features live bands, mariachi, DJ’s, street food, drink carts, AND chihuahuas. Yes, you read that right. You can cuddle sweet little chihuahuas while enjoying the party. These Chihuahuas are available for adoption through Hearts Alive Village, a local animal rescue dedicated to securing forever homes for dogs and cats. Not only will you have an amazing time at this bloq party, you might also find your forever furry friend.
And it gets better. The High Roller, the world’s tallest observation wheel, aims to elevate your buzz this weekend with a tequila takeover. You can drink in the view of the city lights while sipping on Sauza tequila. This open bar in the sky lasts for 30 minutes each rotation and offers a Happy Half Hour ticket discount.
And there are your Cinco de Mayo weekend plans made.