Commissioner Marilyn Kirkpatrick is hosting a community festival with free food, a car show, music and other entertainment from 4:30 to 7 p.m. May 4 at the Sunrise Community Center at 5710 E. Judson Ave., near Linn Lane.
"I invite everyone to come celebrate Cinco de Mayo a day early with us at the Sunrise Community Center," Commissioner Kirkpatrick said. "With free food, music, games and lots of entertainment, May 4th will be a great evening in Commission District B."
This is Commissioner Kirkpatrick's second annual festival celebrating Cinco de Mayo. Last year's festival was attended by more than 1,500 residents.
The event is supported by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department's Northeast Area Command.
The festival is free to attend and everything at the festival is free.
In addition to the food, the event will feature Clark County's Mojave Max, dozens of antique cars and other classic vehicles, performances by Charros de Las Vegas and the Sunrise High School mariachi band, vendor booths from more than 40 community organizations, boxing and martial arts exhibitions, bounce houses for children, and live music.
Cinco de Mayo commemorates the anniversary of the date of the Mexican army's 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867).