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Celebrate Mexican Independence Day In Vegas

Last updated: February 26, 2018 at 9:51 am. Posted by in Las Vegas Restaurants, Las Vegas Shows, Things to Do in Las Vegas. Comments Off on Celebrate Mexican Independence Day In Vegas.

Don’t be surprised if you hear a lot of people yelling “¡Viva Mexico!” in Vegas next weekend. Just follow the sound and you’ll find the parties for Mexican Independence Day. Vegas is always a prime place to celebrate the holiday, which marks Mexico’s independence from Spanish rule.

The official holiday is Sept. 16, but Vegas will be partying all weekend with Latin entertainment and plenty of food and drinks.

Here’s where to celebrate Mexican Independence Day in Vegas.


Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez Las Vegas show scheduled for this Mexican Independence Day in Vegas

Jenny from the Block, aka Jennifer Lopez, sizzles on stage at the Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino Sept. 15 – 16 in her show, “JENNIFER LOPEZ: ALL I HAVE.”

Get ready to be wowed by a five-piece live band, 14 dancers, extravagant costumes and state-of-the-art technology in sets, lighting, video and special effects. Lopez sings all of your favorites during the show like “On the Floor,” “Love Don’t Cost a Thing” and “Get Right.”

Show time is 9 p.m. and tickets are priced from $119 plus taxes and fees.

Alejandra Guzmán and Gloria Trevi

Spanish music artists Alejandra Guzman and Gloria Trevi here in Vegas for Mexican Independence Day

Alejandra Guzmán and Gloria Trevi are legendary Spanish music artists and they’re coming together for two spectacular shows, Sept. 14 and 17 at 8 p.m. at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.

The singers are two of the most successful Mexican pop/rock artists of all time with more than 60 million records sold and more than 100 international hit songs. You’ll recognize Guzmán’s songs like “Algo Natural,” “Lipstick” and “Volverte a Amar.” Trevi is known for tunes like “Dr. Psiquiatra” and “Pelo Suelto.”

Tickets are priced from $60.50.

Enrique Iglesias

Enrique Iglesias performing this Mexican Independence Day in Vegas

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Latin heartthrob Enrique Iglesias brings his hit songs to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Sept. 15 – 16.

Iglesias has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide and is a multi-platinum artist in almost every country around the world. He’s had 25 No. 1 singles on the Billboard Latin Songs Chart.

Expect to hear hits like “Hero,” “Escape,” “Para Qué La Vida” and “Bailamos.”

Show time is 8 p.m. and tickets are $50 and up.

Mexican INDEPENDENCE day Food and Drinks

Chayo Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar

Mexican Independence Day in Vegas is celebrating at CHAYO and Tequila Bar at the LINQ

Chayo Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar at The LINQ Promenade will be celebrating the Mexican Independence Day holiday Sept. 15 – 16.

On Friday, Chayo will show a live TV broadcast of the president of Mexico re-enacting the “El Grito” proclamation. There will be a live band from 7 – 10 p.m. and a DJ from 11 p.m. to close. On Saturday, there will be a live band from 1 p.m. – 11 p.m. and a DJ after 11 p.m.

All weekend long you can stop in for beer and tacos from carts outside near the restaurant’s patio area.

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Border Grill

In honor of Mexican Independence Day, stop by Border Grill at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace for Patron margaritas, $3 tacos, $7 Baja ceviche tostaditas and more from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, September 15.

El Burro Borracho

El Burro Borracho at the Rio will have a Mariachi band for Mexican Independence Day

El Burro Borracho at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino will get the party started with a Mariachi band on Saturday, September 16 from 6 – 9 p.m. Raise a glass to drink specials including $5 Modelo drafts and a $10 beer and shot combo. (Corona and Sauza Silver) You can also find the beer and shot special at all of Rio’s casino bars and the pool.

Vista Cocktail Lounge

Vista Cocktail Lounge at Caesars Palace is throwing five days of celebrations for Mexican Independence Day Sept. 13 – 17. There will be DJs, music and Mariachis performing on Friday and Saturday nights. There will also be drink specials and giveaways.


What better place to celebrate Mexican Independence Day than a place that specializes in margaritas? Jimmy Buffett’s bar and restaurant at Flamingo Las Vegas offers a variety of tequilas, which are served with sangrita, a housemade spicy tomato-based chaser, and a lime wedge. You can also opt for a margarita flight with a sampling of four of the house favorite margaritas: the Who’s To Blame?, the blueberry pomegranate, the Fins to the Left and the Last Mango in Paris.

Pair your drinks with nachos, tacos, shrimp, steak and more.

Carlos ‘N Charlie’s

This party bar and restaurant at Flamingo Las Vegas will surely be a hot spot for Mexican Independence Day weekend. Order some fajitas, tacos or chimichangas and enjoy the spring break-like atmosphere. Pair your food with sangria, daiquiris and margaritas and be sure to check out the large outdoor patio overlooking the hotel’s lush pool area.

Tequila Taqueria Bar & Grill

Tequila Taqueria at Bally’s Las Vegas serves authentic Mexican food as well as 37 premium tequilas and 10 Mexican beers. Start out with the famous tableside guacamole or some queso fundido and move on to enchiladas, tacos and Mexican street corn. If you’re a breakfast fan, they serve all-day breakfast with menu items like huevos rancheros and steak and eggs with chilaquiles.

Special Events

Special Events at Caesars Palace for this year's Mexican Independence Day in Vegas

The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace will host the official opening ceremony to kick off the Mexican Independence Day festivities September 15 with a celebratory ringing of the bell by Mexican Consul Alejandro Madrigal along with a Mariachi band and traditional folkloric dancers. The free event is open to the public and will be staged atop the reflecting pool near the spiral escalator at 8 p.m.

Special greeters will be on hand as well on Friday at the Fortuna Terrace from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. and at the reflecting pool from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. and on Saturday, Sept 16 at the Fortuna Terrace from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. They will provide El Grito booklets that contain special offers available throughout The Forum Shops.

The High Roller

The High Roller

The High Roller, the world’s tallest observation wheel, will be illuminated in green, white and red in observance of Mexican Independence Day on Saturday, Sept. 16.

Throughout the weekend, multiple LINQ Promenade locations will also offer quick-service bar carts, including Off The Strip Bistro & Bar, Tilted Kilt Pub and Eatery and Virgil’s Real BBQ, which will offer an evening special of $5 Corona, Corona Light and 24-ounce cans of Modelo Especial.

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Kristine came to Las Vegas more than 20 years ago to escape the frigid weather of Minnesota. Now she soaks up the sun while covering all things Vegas from dining to nightlife to hotels. She has written for the Las Vegas Review-Journal and When she’s not scouring the Strip for stories you can usually find her at a concert, enjoying a nice glass of wine or binge-watching Netflix and HBO.

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