Cinco De Mayo celebration events will kick off at 11 a.m. and the fiesta will continue through 7 p.m. Admission is free.
Los Compadres Restaurant will present Cinco de Mayo 2010 with two full days of live entertainment, boxing and dancing horse performances. More than 125 vendors will participate.
The event has been held in Sparks since 2006. However, the event is now under new management, meaning it will move back to its original venue at the Grand Sierra, according to event spokeswoman Corrin Keck.
Jose Valencia, owner of Big Daddy’s Barbecue, is now coordinating the festivities and plans to continue holding the popular local event at the Grand Sierra in future years, Keck added.
This year’s line-up of Latino bands and musicians on the outdoor stage includes Beto Terrazas, Los Amables Del Norte, Sonora Karnaval, Rossina Silva, Grupo Alzado, El Sinaloa and Rosa Marquez.
Professional horse trainer, Lupe Madina, will also present dancing horse performances from the Rancho Las Tres Portrancas (The Three Fillies Ranch) in Palomino Valley.
ARCE Boxing Club will host 18 bouts of amateur boxing each day. The local nonprofit boxing club for at-risk teenagers has already produced five national champions since its beginnings in 2002.
Proceeds from the event will benefit Nevada Hispanic Services.
Cinco de Mayo 2010 is sponsored in part by the Northern Nevada Toyota Dealers, U.S. Bank, Coors, Tecate and Charter Communications.
The annual tradition celebrates Mexican culture as well as the Mexican Army’s unlikely victory over the French on May 5, 1862.