Celebrating Cinco de Mayo in Sparks

In the Western United States, there may be no more exciting celebration of Cinco de Mayo than the annual Sparks, Nev., celebration May 2-3. Here, the festival claims more than 100,000 attendees. Northern Nevada’s rich Latino heritage is on display in the city’s Victorian Square.
Cinco de Mayo
A food-lover’s delight

Cinco de Mayo Festivalgoers have a virtual buffet at their fingertips, from classic Mexican specialties like tacos, flautas, burritos and barbecue, to south-of-the-border deserts and beverages. Dozens of local and regional vendors fill the square with their wares – so bring an empty stomach.

Center stage

The festival may be best known for the variety and quality of entertainment. The event features world-class music artists, hot new acts, dancing, Charro (equestrian) presentations, sporting events, film showcases, beauty pageants, gaming tournaments, auto showcase, and a gala banquet.

Cinco de Mayo at Victorian Square

  • Where: Victorian Square in Sparks, Nev.
  • When: May 2-3
  • Highlights: Music from Ellas Son, Los Pilotos de Guamuchil, Los Pasteles Verdes, El Felino de Sinaloa; dozens of local and regional food vendors featuring specialty dishes; dance, auto, Charro, beauty pageant and sporting event exhibitions.

For more information on Northern Nevada’s Cinco de Mayo celebration, check out their Web site.

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