Mexican Independence Day, celebrated on Saturday, Sept. 16 and known as “El Grito,” is always a highlight of the year in the Sports and Entertainment Capital of the World. Top Latin entertainment acts from around the world pack the weekend with music and laughs.
The celebration also kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month, which honors the many contributions, diverse cultures, and extensive histories of the Hispanic American community through Sunday, Oct. 15. Special events for the month-long event are planned throughout the destination.
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Mexican-American alternative rock band SECOS plays Bob Baskin Park on Saturday, Sept. 16 for the City of Las Vegas’ free Fall Concert in the Park.
The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas presents a weekend of laughs with comedian and actor Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias from Friday, Sept. 15 through Sunday, Sept. 17.
The Downtown Las Vegas Events Center brings back the Rumbazo festival on Friday, Sept. 15 and Saturday, Sept. 16. Billed as “the greatest Mexican block party of the year,” the celebration of art, food and music features sets by Banda Zacatecana, Guaynaa, Lunay, Ivy Queen, T3R Elemento, Jay Wheeler and more.
Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas at The LINQ Promenade presents Banda World: A Live Banda X Perreo Party on Saturday, Sept. 16.
Legendary guitarist Carlos Santana is back at House of Blues Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, playing more installments of his long-running residency on Wednesday, Sept. 13 and Friday, Sept. 15 through Sunday, Sept. 17.
The multiple Billboard Latin Music Award-winning Banda MS plays Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on Friday, Sept. 15.
MGM Grand Garden Arena at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino presents a lineup of top Latin acts for the special occasion. Singer-turned-actor Maluma brings his Don Juan World Tour to the stage on Wednesday, Sept. 13, followed by Latin pop group RBD’s Soy Rebelde Tour on Thursday, Sept. 14 and two shows from Latin pop icon Alejandro Fernández on Friday, Sept. 15 and Saturday, Sept. 16.
Multiple GRAMMY and Latin GRAMMY award winner Luis Miguel takes the stage at Dolby Live at Park MGM from Friday, Sept. 15 through Sunday, Sept. 17.
Rock band Caifanes brings the noise to Pearl Theater at Palms Casino Resort on Saturday, Sept. 16.
Latin pop diva Gloria Trevi will play Bakkt Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on Friday, Sept. 15, followed by Los Ángeles Azules’ Cumbia para el Corazon Tour on Saturday, Sept. 16.
T-Mobile Arena presents a jam-packed weekend of shows for the holiday. Singer-songwriter Carin Leon makes a stop on his Colmillo de Leche Tour on Thursday, Sept. 14, followed by Billboard Latin Music Hall of Fame inductee Marco Antonio Solis’ El Buki World Tour on Friday, Sept. 15 and pop-rock band Maná’s Lindo Y Querido Tour on Sunday, Sept. 17.
Famed balladeer Emmanuel takes the stage at The Venetian Theatre at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas on Friday, Sept. 15 and Saturday, Sept. 16.
Performers Gerardo Ortiz and El Yaki team up to bring the Dijimos Traquilito Tour to The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas on Thursday, Sept. 14. The venue also presents a stand-up set by comedian and self-described “humorous lecturer” La India Yuridia on Friday, Sept. 15.
For a convenient transportation option over the busy weekend, visitors can hop on the Las Vegas Monorail, which offers seven stations throughout the Strip. Discounted tickets can be purchased here. Ticket holders will also be able to take advantage of the newly launched “Show Your Ticket and Save” program that offers discounts at attractions throughout the destination for Monorail riders.