This is how Vegas gets down on Cinco de Mayo

¡Viva Mexico! It’s Cinco de Mayo! And what does that mean? We’re marking the victory of Mexican troops over the French during the Battle of Puebla, NOT celebrating their Independence Day (which is in September). And how are we doing it? By throwing the madre-load of parties so you can shake your culos. Here’s a roundup of some of our favorite fiestas happening in Sin City, but don’t forget to check out our full list of Cinco de Mayo festivities in Vegas.

VENUS European Pool photo courtesy of Caesars.

VENUS European Pool at Caesars Palace. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

VENUS European Pool Grand Opening

Show us your maracas at the VENUS European Pool seasonal kickoff party on May 5. This toptional pool club at Caesars Palace has all new cabanas and a special drink menu that includes VENUS’ signature cocktails with ice-cold coconut and pineapple juice. Entry is free for chicas and $30 for chicos.

Canelo vs. Khan

There’s some mucha lucha going down at the T-Mobile Arena on May 7. In the first-ever fight at the new arena, Amir Khan will go toe to toe with Canelo Alvarez to take the middleweight title belt. Canelo means ‘cinnamon’ in Spanish, and from one pasty-skinned pelirojo to another, I’m rooting for the Mexican dude.

Jessa Hinton, photo courtesy of Tacos & Tequila

Jessa Hinton photo courtesy of Tacos & Tequila

Sexy De Mayo Tres

Tacos & Tequila inside the Luxor Hotel and Casino is hosting a fiesta fit for royalty. International model and Playmate, Jessa Hinton will be hosting the bash on Thursday, from 6 to 9 p.m. Here’s your chance to get up close and personal with this little hot tamale as she mingles and signs autographs for fans. Food and drink specials include Mexican pizzas for $10, and bottles of Dos Equis and Cincoritas for $5.

Pinko de Mayo

If a tequila ice luge sounds like a damn good time, grab your sombrero because Pink Taco inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is where you want to party. A taco cart will be serving chicken and steak tacos, Mexican street corn (yeah buddy), adult snow cones and the piñatas are stuffed with prizes.

Photo courtesy of Cabo Wabo.

Cabo Wabo Patio Party, photo courtesy of Cabo Wabo Cantina.

Cabo Wabo Patio Party

Grab a cerveza because it’s about to get muy loco at the Strip-side Cabo Wabo Cantina inside the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood. They’re having live music on the patio, Cabo flights of tequila for $21, beer specials, and signature mango picante margaritas for $14. Food specials include taco and nacho platters for $14.95.

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

Downtown Container Park is where it’s at, guys. A giant piñata serves as the party mascot from 4 to 6 p.m. Dance to live music by the Las Vegas Academy Mariachi Band, eat $1 tacos from Pinches and watch Las Vegas’ finest go head-to-head in an all our taco eating contest. Police vs. Firemen, who’s your ganador?

Crazy Horse III photo courtesy of Joe Fury.

Crazy Horse III, photo courtesy of Joe Fury.

Crazy Horse III

Oye Mami, the sizzling entertainers at Crazy Horse III are muy caliente. The gentlemen’s club is offering a “Double D” special (yeah yeah, we know what you’re thinking). It’s actually a buy-one-get-one-free scenario with DeLeón tequila shots. Get your mind out of the gutter – wait, you’ll probably on the front lines of all kinds of “Double D” specials. Feel free to stay awhile.

Drinko de Mayo

Livin’ la vida loca? Of course you are. You’re in Vegas. At the Cinco de Mayo party at Gold Spike in downtown Las Vegas, this party is on wheels. Literally. Enjoy free entry and skate rentals, along with $3 Modelo Especial and Pacifico pints, food trucks, a mariachi band, skee ball and a tequila limbo battle. There are DJs and live music lined up from IMPAkt , Wizdumb and Avivado.

See our full list of Cinco de Mayo festivities in Vegas.


Born a Buckeye - raised a Hoosier. I grew up in a one-horse town that straddles the Indiana/Ohio state line and until 2006, was in two different time zones. There were three stoplights and a whopping 48 students in my graduating class. Fast forward a few years later, I was bitten by the travel bug and decided to head west. It seems like no matter how long I live here, there’s always something that still makes my jaw drop. That’s what I love about Vegas; you never know what you’re going to see next and that’s what makes living here so much fun. Basically, if you’re bored in this town, there’s something wrong with you…not the city. I’m an avid traveler with an incurable case of wanderlust so stay tuned for all the tours, attractions and shopping adventures that Sin City has to offer.