This weekend will be full of festivities in honor of Mexican Independence Day and Texas Station is doing it up big.
Lori Nelson of Station Casinos is here to tell us what we can expect.
The upcoming festival signifies the first time that several community partners are coming together in Las Vegas to celebrate the day in an authentic way.
Festivities will kick off with a special ceremony on Friday. On Saturday, the property is offering a Loteria game with the purchase of a regular bingo game at the 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. sessions. The bingo games are $20 for paper and $25 for electronic.
Mexico Lindo will take place from Sept. 15-17, beginning at 4 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Events are scheduled, as followed:
- Friday, Sept. 15, 4 p.m. – 1 a.m. - The celebration begins at 4 p.m. with an opening ceremony followed by the Cry of Independence by the Consul General of Mexico, Alejandro Madrigal, which begins at 7 p.m. A nine-minute fireworks show will signal the finale of the ceremony, which is followed by a performance from the Professional Folkloric Ballet from Guerrero, Mexico at 9 p.m. Day 1 will close with a concert from “Horoscopos de Durango.”
- Saturday, Sept. 16, 11 a.m.-1 a.m. - The celebration continues at 11 a.m. with the presentation of local artists, musical groups, and dance groups. At 7 p.m., there will be a Mexican Independence Play, and Day 2 will close with an internationally renowned band.
- Sunday, Sept. 17, 11 a.m-midnight - Day 3 continues with a cultural program, mariachi music, and performances from local singers and bands. At 6 p.m., the “Microfono de Oro Awards” Red Carpet ceremony will begin, followed by the “Microfono de Oro” Awards ceremony by the Mexican National Association of Broadcasters at 7 p.m.
The event, taking place in the Texas Station parking lot near the corner of Rancho and Lake Mead, is free and open to the public.
Texas Station Gambling Hall and Hotel is located at 2101 Texas Star Lane in North Las Vegas.
For more information, visit the Texas Station website.