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2016 Mexican Independence Day events, specials around Las Vegas

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Posted at 5:36 PM, Sep 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-19 18:32:50-04

Mexican Independence Day is Sept. 16 and venues around the Las Vegas valley are celebrating in the days before and after.

Cabo Wabo Cantina at the Miracle Mile Shops
Cabo Wabo Cantina, located inside Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, will celebrate Mexican Independence Day and National Guacamole Day with a guacamole trio, offered exclusively on Friday, Sept. 16. The CW Guacamole Trio features three guacamole creations for avocado lovers: a blue crab and micro greens guacamole; a guacamole topped with crispy applewood-smoked bacon; and a refreshing jicama and cucumber guacamole, priced at $15.95.
 
Guests looking for a fiesta can also enjoy selections from Cabo Wabo’s new “Half-Off” Happy Hour, offered daily from 3 to 6 p.m. The happy hour includes half-off all appetizers, house margaritas, sangria, draft beer and shots of Cabo Wabo tequila.

City of Las Vegas Senior Mexican Independence Day Celebration
Advance registration is required for the 50+ event at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 16, at Derfelt Senior Center, 3343 W. Washington Ave. The cost is $5. Enjoy lunch and the celebration of Mexican Independence Day. Call 702-229-6601 for registration and information.

Enrique Iglesias at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
In celebration of Mexican Independence Day weekend, Enrique Iglesias will play The Colosseum at Caesars Palace at 8 p.m. Sept. 16 and 17. Tickets may be purchased in person at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Box Office, by calling 866-320-9763, or online at thecolosseum.com or axs.com. Pricing: Tickets range in price from $39.50 to $300, not including fees.

The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace
The Forum Shops say it is the exclusive location for El Grito for Mexican Independence Day weekend celebration. On Thursday, Sept. 15, at 7:30 p.m., The Forum Shops will host the official opening ceremony to kick off the festivities with a celebratory ringing of the bell by a member of the Mexican Consul along with a Mariachi band and traditional folkloric dancers. The public is invited to join in on the free event to kick off the weeklong celebration. In addition, strolling mariachis and informal modeling featuring Mulberry, DKNY and Canali will take place throughout the weekend.

More than 60 retailers and restaurants within The Forum Shops will present special offerings to guests who check-in at the InVEGAS/El Grito hospitality and welcome desks and pick up an INVEGAS wristband.

Hecho en Vegas at MGM Grand
The restaurant inside the MGM Grand hotel-casino will have a special Mexican Independence Day menu from Sept. 14-18. It includes tres sopes, calabacita rellena, pork posole, chiles en nogada, Sonora style lobster and sopapillas.

Hussong's Cantina at Boca Park
Hussong’s Cantina at Boca Park is celebrating its one-year anniversary and Mexican Independence Day with food and drink specials on Friday, Sept. 16 and Saturday, Sept. 17. Kicking off the weekend, guests can enjoy all-day fiesta-inspired specials on Friday, Sept. 16, such as $3 tacos, $5 nachos, $18 bottomless mimosas, along with the restaurant’s happy hour from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. featuring $1 bottomless chips and salsa bar, $3 guacamole, $3 queso bean dip, $5 quesadillas and much more. Continuing onto Saturday, Sept. 17, guests can imbibe in one of Hussong’s drink specials including choice of $3 lager amber draft, $3 Dos Equis and $3 Sauza Blue tequila shots. In addition, guests can listen to the sounds of rock-n-roll mariachis from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Hussong's Cantina at The Shoppes at Mandalay Place
Hussong's Cantina at The Shoppes at Mandalay Place is celebrating Mexican Independence Day on Friday, Sept. 16, with food and drink specials throughout the day. Guests can imbibe in one of Hussong's beers including choice of 16 oz. ($4), pitchers ($15), or draft towers ($24) featuring Corona Light, Modelo and Pacifico. In addition, guests can listen to the sounds of rock-n-roll mariachis from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Julión Álvarez y su Norteño Banda
Mexican singer and songwriter Julión Álvarez  y su Norteño Banda will perform at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on Saturday, Sept. 17. Tickets start at $69 (not including applicable service charges) and go on sale Friday, May 13 at 10 a.m. PDT and can be purchased online at www.AXS.com or at the box office.

Marc Anthony at AXIS
Marc Anthony will perform at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood hotel-casino to celebrate Mexican Independence Day at 10 p.m. Sept 17. Tickets may be purchased online at ticketmaster.com or in-person at The AXIS box office at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Pricing: Tickets range in price from $96.33-$276.16, plus applicable tax and fees.

Pancho's Mexican Restaurant in Downtown Summerlin
Pancho’s Mexican Restaurant, located in Downtown Summerlin, will celebrate Mexican Independence Day and National Guacamole Day with a specialty Sweet with Heat Guacamole, offered exclusively on Friday, Sept. 16. The Sweet with Heat Guacamole brings a hot and tangy twist to the popular appetizer. The dish features fresh Serrano chilies and chunks of juicy mango tossed with Pancho’s signature handmade guacamole and served with tostaditas. Perfect for sharing, the Sweet with Heat Guacamole is priced at $13.95 for lunch and $14.95 for dinner for a full-sized portion that serves three to four people. The guacamole is also offered at a half-portion for two people, priced at $7.95.

Slice of Vegas at The Shoppes at Mandalay Place
Slice of Vegas at The Shoppes at Mandalay Place is celebrating Mexican Independence Day with a special Independence Pizza Sept. 16. The specialty pizza features traditional red sauce, Mexican cheese blend, seasoned ground beef, topped with shredded lettuce, pico de gallo, onion, cilantro, radish, pickled jalapeno, crema and avocado cream. Guests can choose from either a 12-inch for $16 or 18-inch for $24.

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