Cinco de Mayo Celebrations

Reported by: Alyx Sacks
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Updated: 5/03/2013 12:34 pm

RENO, Nev. (KRNV & -- Cinco de Mayo weekend will be jam packed full of events.

Grand Sierra Resort will play host to a series of events ranging from the largest Cinco de Mayo Festival in Northern Nevada to Ballet Folkorico to the World Fighting Championships.

There will be something for everyone.

Here is a list of weekend events provided by the Grand Sierra Resort:

To purchase show tickets, call 1-800-648-3568 or visit

First Fridays Festival Friday, May 3 at 9 p.m.
Every Friday is First Fridays Festival at Grand Sierra Resort (GSR). To celebrate, locals will receive 25 percent off at Briscola, Charlie Palmer Steak and RIM. Additionally, guests can win their share of $9,000 in free play during drawings at 8 p.m., 9 p.m., 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. Dance to live music from the Spazmatics and local DJs at WET Ultra Lounge, and take advantage of food and drink specials all night long.

World Fighting Championships Friday, May 3 at 8 p.m.
The high-energy sport of Mixed Martial Arts fighting will come to Grand Theatre Friday, May 3 at 8:00 p.m. The World Fighting Championships sponsors this event filled with MMA stars, gorgeous girls and toe-to-toe brawls. Tickets are available now.

Kentucky Derby Saturday, May 4 at 3 p.m.
Celebrate the last big sporting event at William Hill Race and Sports Book before the new book opens. William Hill will give away the official Kentucky Derby Mint Julep glass to anyone who places a $20 race wager on Derby Day!

Ballet Folklorico Saturday, May 4 at 3 p.m.
A collection of Latin American traditional dances from Mexico, the Southwestern United States and Central American countries will come to the stage at the Grand Theatre. Each folk dance highlights the local characteristics of the region and emphasizes local folk culture.

Mayday: Mayweather vs. Guerrero Saturday, May 4 at 3 p.m.
Come watch boxing’s undefeated, eight-time, five-division and current World Boxing Council Welterweight World Champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather take on six-time and four-division World Champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero. Catch all the action casino-wide at Grand Sierra Resort as Mayweather defends his title in this Cinco de Mayo boxing blockbuster.

Cinco de Mayo Festival Saturday - Sunday, May 4 - 5
Northern Nevada’s largest Latino heritage celebration hosts two full days of live entertainment for all ages. Over 100 vendors offer specialty items, clothes, art, crafts and food in the Grand Sierra Resort southeast parking lot. Popular Latin music, dancers, a Ms. Cinco de Mayo talent show, Mexican dancing horses, roller derby and amateur boxing are just some of the attractions included in the $5 admission fee. Free for children under 12 and seniors.

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