RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) - All weekend long, people are celebrating at the Cinco de Mayo at Nevada’s largest celebration of Mexican heritage at the Grand Sierra Resort.
It’s the 15th annual Cinco de Mayo festival. A portion of the proceeds will benefit local Hispanic youth leadership organizations, including a summit for Las Culturas, a Latin American student organization at the University of Nevada, Reno’s Center for Cultural Diversity and Washoe County School District.
Organizers say this year’s event is bigger and better. For the first time, the festival spans over 3 days: Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
The festival includes carnival games and rides, arts and crafts, raffle and prizes, and lots of live entertainment to celebrate Mexican heritage.
“We have the Miss Cinco de Mayo, where you get to vote for the girls, and they were set up with challenges since February, so that’s pretty cool,” says Leslie Valencia, an event organizer.
There will be latin music artists performing, a Mexican horse dance, and much more.
The festival runs from noon to 8pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The carnival rides will remain open until 10pm.
Admission is $5 for ages 12 through 65, everyone else gets in free.