Las Vegas is the most glamorous and most exciting entertainment destination in the world, which is why there is no better place to celebrate Mexican Independence Day. From September 14 through 16, the city turns up the heat and welcomes some of the biggest and most popular names in Latin music to mark this historic date with glitz and flair.
For many years, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino has helped Mexicans celebrate their independence in true style, and this year is no exception, packing top talent into a full weekend of festivities. International superstars Maná perform September 13 and 14, while Mexican heart-throb Alejandro Fernandez takes to the stage September 15. At the Mandalay Bay Beach, Los Lonely Boys perform under the desert sky on the unique floating stage that sits in the middle of the property’s wave pool (September 15).
Since it opened in 2003, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace has become a mainstay for celebrated Las Vegas entertainers and has served as the home stage for Celine Dion, Elton John, and in 2008, Bette Midler. Returning again this year for Las Vegas’ Mexican Independence Day celebrations is Luis Miguel, one of Mexico’s perennially favorite stars. He treats audiences to a specially created show September 14-16.
Las Vegas is synonymous with legendary entertainers, from the Rat Pack to Elvis Presley. The Las Vegas Hilton hosted over 800 performances by the “King,” and now it opens the doors to Latin Grammy Award-winner Marco Antonio Solis, who this year celebrates 30 years in music (September 15 and 16). The destination always welcomed one of Latin music’s most legendary performers, Tito Puente, and this Mexican Independence Day it rolls out the welcome mat to his son, Tito Puente, Jr., who will no doubt bring the crowd at the Suncoast to its feet (September 15 and 16). Finally, Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino plays host to the eternally popular and always celebratory 17th Annual Las Vegas Mariachi Festival on September 15.
Beyond music and entertainment, Las Vegas is the place to watch sports. On September 15, the MGM Grand Garden Arena hosts the WBC Super Featherweight World Title fight between Ricardo Rocky Juarez and Juan Manuel Marquez. There is also a middleweight showdown between former World Champion Kassim Ouma and ‘The Contender’ Season One winner Sergio Mora, along with a super lightweight battle pitting former Olympian Francisco Bojado against former World Champion and ‘The Contender’ Season Two runner-up Steve Forbes.