Cinco de Mayo 2023 Events & Dining

Locals are in for a treat this Cinco de Mayo with a variety of events taking place all over the state in honor of the holiday. From educational activities for the little ones to festivals and dining specials, check out these ways to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Nevada. 

Cinco de Mayo at Discovery Children’s Museum 

Las Vegas

Discovery Children’s Museum in Las Vegas is hosting a five-day celebration in honor of Cinco de Mayo for little ones. The experiences will educate kids about Mexican culture and heritage through a variety of fun, hands-on experiences taking place from May 1 to May 5. Depending on your child’s age, the experiences will include creating a colorful dahlia (Mexico’s national flower) at the Art Zone, exploring Mexican folk art styles such as Huichol (yarn paintings) at the Creative Stations or observing a topographical map of Mexico that is 3D printed at the Science Bench. Each experience is included in general admission for $16 per person or $13.50 for Nevada residents. For more information, visit

Cinco de Mayo Fremont Street Bar Crawl

Las Vegas

Crawl your way through some of the best bars Fremont Street has to offer at the Cinco de Mayo Fremont Street Bar Crawl on Friday, May 5. The celebration will begin at Koi Ultra Lounge with drink specials and light bites before hitting the Strip. Tickets start at $29 per person and include drink specials at each venue, no line waits or cover charges, discounts on appetizers and a professional photographer to capture the exciting night. Crawlers must be 21-plus to participate and register in advance online. For more information, visit

First Friday Las Vegas

May First Friday Celebration 

Las Vegas

First Friday Foundation is celebrating by honoring 118 years of the city of Las Vegas and the second-annual Craft Beer Festival in conjunction with the Nevada Craft Brewers Association. Both events coincide with Cinco de Mayo and proceeds will support First Friday Foundation. The Craft Beer Festival will feature over 35 beers to sample in the Art Square parking lot, while First Friday will house over 60 artists and craft vendors on The Art Walk. Live music entrainment, food trucks and more will also be available at First Friday. Both events will run from 5 to 11 p.m., and admission is free and open to the public. For more information, visit

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

Las Vegas

Cabo Wabo Cantina, located inside Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, is throwing a two-day fiesta in honor of Cinco de Mayo in Nevada. The fun will kick-off on Friday, May 5, at 4 p.m. with live music from DJ Uffe and food and drink specials. Guests can expect to enjoy handcrafted cocktails like The Rattlesnake with Santo Blanco Tequila, lime juice, ginger beer and jalapeño; Oasis, with Santo Blanco Tequila, pressed blueberries, lemon and soda water; or Sunset Dreams with Sammy’s Beach Bar rum, curaçao, coconut, grenadine and Sammy’s Beach Bar Cocktail Co.’s Tangerine Dream. An assortment of cervezas and light bites like the Mexican-style shrimp cocktail, with freshly poached shrimp served in a bath of cocktail sauce, fresh tomatoes, red onion, cilantro and avocadowill also be served. For more information, visit


22nd Cinco de Mayo Festival Reno 


Arguably one of the largest celebrations for Cinco de Mayo in Nevada, the 22nd Cinco de Mayo Festival Reno will take place from May 5 to May 6. The annual fiesta celebrates Hispanic heritage and will offer two days of entertainment, including Mexican dancing horses, live Latin music, carnival rides and over 100 vendors showing the best traditional fare, arts and crafts, community services and more. Admission is free. For more information, visit

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