'Extra' host Mario Lopez will host Cinco de Mayo festival in Arizona in 2018

Mario Lopez will host a Cinco de Mario festival in Scottsdale in 2018

Extra host Mario Lopez, known best as A.C. Slater from the 80's sitcom "Saved by the Bell," is bringing a new festival to Phoenix in 2018.

Lopez announced at the The Scott Hotel on Saturday that he will be hosting a festival called Cinco de Mario.

The theme? You guessed it -- Cinco de Mayo.

The festival will take place at the Scottsdale Civic Center Plaza on Cinco de Mayo 2018.

Lopez says the festival will offer a couple of fun, festive twists on Cinco festivities.

At the moment, there are no other details on time of the festival or admission, but Lopez did say that it'll be a way to embrace culture.

He loves Arizona and is thrilled to host his first festival here in the Valley of the Sun.

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