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Things to do in Las Vegas -May 2023

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Home Depot Kid’s Workshop

Saturday, May 6, 9am – 12pm
Your Local Home Depot store 

This month’s project is a flower planter.
SIGN UP HERE

Lowe’s Kid’s Workshop

Saturday, May 22, 10am – 1pm
Your local Lowe’s store 

May’s project: Spring Pop-Up Flower Box

YOU MUST REGISTER HERE

The Mine Experience

Saturday, May 6, 9am – 2pm 
McCaw Mines, 57 Lynn Lane

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC on the 1st Saturday of every month from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  No new entries after 1:30 p.m. will be allowed.

Come and see the only simulated underground gold mine in the state.  Explore our surface exhibits and our beautiful Visitor’s Center.  Browse in our Train Caboose Gift Shop to bring home a remembrance from your visit.  Bring the whole family and enjoy a day at The Mine Experience.

STEAM Saturdays with the Neon Museum 

Saturday, May 20, 10am – 12pm 
The Neon Museum 

Admission for Steam Saturdays is $5 per person. Children age 6 and younger are FREE. 

Fun with Fonts! Let’s investigate typography: the design of the letters and fonts that fill our lives and surround us on a daily basis. Learn about different font styles on display in the Neon Boneyard, design the letters in your name, and add your own touch to our giant collaborative coloring page. Fonts are fun!

IKEA Crafts & Workshops

Wednesdays, 5pm – 7pm 

IKEA offers FREE craft nights on Wednesdays. Check their event page for the most recent event details. IKEA also offers KIDS EAT FREE every Wednesday! 

Fitness on the Green

The District at Green Valley Ranch

Stretch your worries away with a FREE fitness class at The District. Led by skilled professionals, each class is one hour and located on The Green. 

DATES:

Barre with Athleta – May 7 | June 4

Train & Strength with Lululemon – May 14 | June 11

Pilates with Las Vegas Pilates – May 21 | June 18

Yoga with Aerie – May 28 | June 25

Dive In Movies at the Cosmopolitan

Monday, May 22, 7pm 
Ratatouille

Monday, May 29, 7pm
Aquaman

Monday evenings from May 22 to September 11, the Marquee at Boulevard Pool transforms into a colossal movie screen, showing your favorite films high above the Las Vegas Strip.
• Doors open at 7PM | Movie begins at 8PM
• $15 for non-hotel guests
• $10 for Las Vegas locals (must present valid ID at Box Office)
• Complimentary for Military Members & First Responders (must present valid ID at Box Office)
• Complimentary entry for two for Registered Hotel Guests (must present room key at Box Office)
• Complimentary entry for children ages 5 & under
• Tickets are non-refundable, rain or shine
• The pool remains full and is available for swimming and lounging during the movie
• Film rated PG-13
Tickets must be purchased in-person to receive a discount with a valid ID.
RESERVATIONS
To reserve cabanas or daybeds, please call 702.698.6797 or visit bit.ly/2U1DxU6
More here: https://www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com/dive-in-movies/

2-for-1 Admission Lift Off

Local Students Invited to “Lift Up” Classmates by Inviting Each Other to AREA15’s LIFTOFF Ride with 2-for-1 Admission in May 

During the month of May, local students are encouraged to “lift up” friends and classmates by inviting each other to experience AREA15’s LIFTOFF Ride. To prioritize the importance of developing personal connections with one another and overall mental wellness, riders with a valid school I.D. can enjoy two-for-one admission.

LIFTOFF is a slow-moving, observation tower-type ride that lifts up sixteen riders to heights in excess of 100 feet while strapped into a comfortable seat. The ride offers panoramic views of the Strip and the beautiful mountains that surround the city.

Important Dates in May 

Free Comic Book Day is Saturday, May 6.

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 14.

School’s Out for Summer!
CCSD’s final day of school is Monday, May 22, 2023!

Memorial Day is Monday, May 29.

Imaginarium at Westgate Las Vegas

Open through May 7, 7pm – midnight

Wind your way through rose gardens, transcending into illuminated forest mazes, and enter an enveloping light-based fantasy zone with more than 20 larger-than-life storybook creatures across eight action-packed zones. Imaginarium is returning to Las Vegas with more than 5 Million lights ensuring this will be the most immersive light experience you’ve experienced

Dundee Jones Park Grand Opening

Wednesday, May 3, 3pm 
Dundee Jones Park
10550 Jeffreys Street, Henderson

Join the City of Henderson for the official grand open and ceremonial ribbon cutting of Dundee Jones Park. 

Activities and refreshments to follow.  This event is open to the public and free for all ages! Parking is limited. 

Plastic Bag Yarn Workshop

May 5, 4pm – 5pm 
May 27, 4pm – 5pm 
Spring Valley Library

Join multimedia and crochet artist Ailene Pasco for her Plastic Earth Project where you will learn how to turn plastic bags into yarn!
 
Bring your own used plastic bags. All other materials are included and no experience is needed.
 
*Kids under 12 will need to be accompanied by an adult.
 
Presented in partnership with NV Arts Council and National Endowment for the Arts.
Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Free and Open to the Public. For more information please call 702-507-3821 or email PlasticEarthAP@gmail.com

Cinco de Mayo featuring Villalobos Brothers

Friday, May 5, 5pm – 9pm 
Water Street Plaza, Henderson

Enjoy Mexican cuisine and a special live performance by the Villalobos Brothers. FREE for all ages!

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Clark County’s Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Friday, May 5, 5pm – 9pm 
Bob Price Park 
5852 East Lake Mead Boulevard

Cinco de Mayo Celebration hosted by Clark County Commissioner Marilyn Kirkpatrick. There will be FREE food and live entertainment: a mariachi, piñatas, dancing, boxing exhibitions, vendors and bounce houses.

Great American Foodie Fest

May 5 – 7, 2023
Craig Ranch Regional Park 

Showcasing Some Of The Nation’s Best Food Trucks, Specialty Foods, Rides & Live Entertainment Coming To Craig Ranch Regional Park!

Monster Truck Insanity in Pahrump

May 5 – 6, 2023
Petrack Park, Pahrump

The Monster Truck Insanity Tour invades the Petrack Park Rodeo Arena in Pahrump, NV, to host an all out BATTLE with 2 HUGE shows on Friday, May 5th, AND Saturday, May 6th, 2023!!

Celebration of Moms

Saturday, May 6, 9am – 12pm 
Downtown Summerlin 

On Saturday May 6th, ​FIT4MOM Las Vegas returns to Downtown Summerlin® to present our 10th annual Celebration of Moms event, just in time for Mother’s Day!
 
This year’s event takes place from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. along Downtown Summerlin’s along the Dining Arroyo, outside of JING and True Food.
Event highlights include a free Stroller Strides® workout, free professional mommy and me photos, free very highly-sought swag bags for the first 50 moms, and post workout fun and entertainment complete with raffle giveaways, interactive Mother’s Day vendor fair, food samples, and a full lineup of children’s activities including play and craft areas, children’s demonstrations and more!
 
Event is free and open to the general public… Join us in celebrating YOU!

Reggae in the Desert

Saturday, May 6, 9am 
Clark County Government Center Amphitheater

Nevada’s largest reggae festival returns!

LIVE PERFORMANCES: Morgan Heritage, Eek A Mouse, The Wailers, Romain Virgo, Hempress Sativa, Junior Toots, Bonafide & DJ Ramma

Free Comic Book Day 

Saturday, May 6, 2023

Cosmic Comics
Open 10am – 8pm 
3830 E Flamingo Road

Everyone will receive Dawn of DC Knight Terrors, Spider-Man/Venom, and Avengers/X-Men for FREE in addition to getting to choose four more FREE COMICS for a total of 7!!!
 
Free Comic Book Day 2023 FREE COMICS:
There will be over 30 different comic book titles for FCBD. Several thousands of comic books will be given away for FREE! These books are highly sought after and will be gone by the end of the day. 

Giant Science & Technology Expo

Saturday, May 6, 10am – 5pm 
EXPO at World Market Center
435 S. Grand Central Parkway

Get in touch with your inner scientist at the Festival’s biggest event! It’s a FREE full-day of one-of-a-kind science and technology experiences and engaging science-themed entertainment. There’s something fun for everyone to do at the Science & Technology Expo.

Free Guided Walking Tours at Warm Springs Natural Area and Moapa National Wildlife Refuge

May 6 and May 27 

Warm Springs Natural Area and the Moapa National Wildlife Refuge are coming together to offer free guided tours!
 
Tours will be approximately 2 hours and will begin at the Warm Springs Public Use Area – 4240 Warm Springs Road Moapa, NV.
 
Register by filling out this Google Form 
 
You can also sign up by emailing Julia Lantow at julia.lantow@snwa.com with your preferred tour date and time:

May 6, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
May 27, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. & 1 to 3 p.m.
 
Warm Springs Natural Area, located in the upper Moapa Valley approximately one-hour from Las Vegas, is a 1,250-acre property features more than two dozen bubbling springs, rushing streams and lush wetlands. It is also home to nearly 30 sensitive animal species, including the Moapa dace, and more than 200 species of birds. A short walk from the Warm Springs Natural Area is the Moapa Valley National Wildlife Refuge, where you can stroll through a spring and stream system where dragonflies and birds can be observed, view the underwater world of fish through a stream profile window, enjoy a family picnic in a pavilion with shaded tables, and more.
 
Learn more about the Warm Springs Natural Area at https://www.warmspringsnaturalarea.com. Learn more about the Moapa Valley National Wildlife Refuge at https://www.fws.gov/refuge/moapa-valley.

Movies on the Green: Top Gun 

Saturday, May 6, 7pm 
The District at Green Valley Ranch

Every Saturday in May and June at sunset as we screen your favorite blockbuster movies under the stars. Seating starts at 7 PM and is free to the public. 

Make Reservations for Mother’s Day Brunch

See the Mother’s Day Brunch Guide HERE and choose your favorite for Mom. 

43rd Annual San Gennaro Feast 

May 10 – May 14
The M Resort & Casino

Celebrate food, fun & family at the biggest Italian and International food festival in the Las Vegas Valley. PLUS Amusement Rides & Games, Live Music, Arts & Crafts Vendors + more. Fun for the whole family! 
 
Wednesday (5/10): 4pm-11pm
Thursday (5/11): 4pm-11pm
Friday (5/12): 4pm-Midnight
Saturday (5/13): 1pm-Midnight
Sunday (5/14): 1pm-11pm
 
FIREWORKS Sunday, MAY 14TH 9:30PM on 
Free Parking
 
Admission tickets are good for any single day of the event. Rides and food sold separately.
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Movie Madness: Minions – The Rise of Gru

May 12, 630pm movie begins at dusk
Desert Horizons Park, 3750 Simmons Street

Free family event from the City of North Las Vegas! Bring you own blankets and chairs. 

Soccer Extravaganza with LVMPD Foundation

Saturday, May 13, 8am – 2pm
Kragin Hinson Park
984 Hinson Street, Las Vegas

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) Foundation and LVMPD in partnership with UNLV Early Outreach Program will host the 2nd Annual Soccer Extravaganza for students grades 3- 5.  Students will compete in soccer games organized by LVMPD Area Commands.  All levels of soccer players welcome. 

 LVMPD, Las Vegas Mayor’s Cup, UNLV Rebels soccer teams, and Las Vegas Lights FC organize the soccer games to promote good sportsmanship, athletic skill, accountability, discipline, teamwork, and goal setting.  Last year, more than 500 youth participated, and this year is expected to draw similar numbers.

 Complimentary jerseys will be distributed to participants along with two complimentary Las Vegas Lights FC tickets and free refreshments and giveaways!

FREE to participate.  Sign up at tinyurl.com/lvmpdsoccer

Whitney Water Park Grand Opening

Saturday, May 13, 12pm – 4pm 
5712 E. Missouri Avenue

Commissioner Gibson invites you to the grand opening of the Whitney Water Park on Saturday, May 13 from Noon to 4 p.m. There will be live reggae music, free food trucks, games and giveaways. Win prizes and free pool passes. 

REGISTER FOR THE EVENT

 

Art Festival of Henderson 

May 13 – 14, 2023
Water Street Plaza

One of the most popular Art Festivals in the region, this Mother’s Day tradition features a variety of contemporary artists, fine unique crafts, even fashion and home décor artisans. Visitors will see live art demonstrations such as glass blowing and a chalk art competition along with daily entertainment. Come see why thousands of Henderson residents and visitors consider this event top on their list. FREE to attend!

Plant Flowers with Mom at Star Nursery

Saturday, May 13, 2023
Workshops at 9am, 11am, 2pm

Star Nursery
9480 W Tropicana Ave, Las Vegas

Local “gardenprenure” and self-published children’s book author, Heatheranne Rose, will host a free children’s gardening working at Star Nursery. 

Wild Wings & Water

Saturday, May 13, 9am – 2pm
Spring Mountain Ranch State Park 

Birds this and birds that. Join us at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park for Wild Wings a& Water. A look into the importance of water to migrating birds. Start your day with a bird walk led by bird enthusiasts from the local community.
 
Learn about birds that pass through this area along the Pacific Flyway. Meet birdwatchers of all levels and learn some birding skills of your own.
 
Enjoy family activities and take home crafts that will remind you to be water aware for birds and humans.
 
Bring a picnic lunch and spend this beautiful historical ranch.
 
Events through out the day.
9:00 am Bird walk- registration required at this link: Registration opens on May 3rd and closes on May 11th.
https://forms.gle/yYWYTLKSWwqN2ZNh7
 
10:00 am – 2:00 pm Activities
1:30 pm – Birds and water family bird walk on the Ash Trail.

Las Vegas Lights Doggie Olympics

Register your dog to participate in Doggie Olympics during half time on May 13, 2023. The Las Vegas Lights will take on Tulsa FC at 730pm in Cashman Field. This is the last home game in May. 

See the Las Vegas Lights full schedule HERE.

Movies on the Green: Top Gun Maverick

Saturday, May 13, 7pm 
The District at Green Valley Ranch

Every Saturday in May and June at sunset as we screen your favorite blockbuster movies under the stars. Seating starts at 7 PM and is free to the public. 

Bee-utiful Sunflower Run 

Sunday, May 14, 8am 
Gilcrease Orchard

Run/Walk thru Vegas’ iconic Gilcrease Orchard just as their sunflower fields hit full bloom at the 2nd Annual Bee-utiful Sunflower Run on May, 14, 2023 (Mother’s Day).

Run/Walk a 5K, 10K or experience the NEW INTERACTIVE Kids Sunflower Fairy Stroll where kids meet Sunflower Fairies and have a chance to make a Sunflower Mother’s Day craft for Mom, Grandma, or whomever.

Free fresh cut sunflowers and sunflower seeds for everyone, along with sunflower medals for all 5K and 10K runners/walkers.

Register early and take advantage of our new 100% refund policy before the event sells-out. Races start at 8:00 AM; leaving plenty of time for a post race Mother’s Day brunch and family gatherings.

Visit www.BeyondLimitsRunning.com to learn more & register.

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Summer Challenge Begins at LVCCLD

May 15 – July 15
All LVCCLD locations

The Tempest

May 18 – 20 and May 25 – 27
Water Street Plaza

Shakespeare’s classic “The Tempest” is coming to Water Street Plaza Amphitheater for six nights of performances with opening night on Thursday, May 18.

Shakespeare’s dramatic tale is brought to life in a theatrical performance by actors with the Nevada Shakespeare Festival during City of Henderson’s Shakespeare on the Plaza.

Master Illusionist Rod Raven portrays the tortured Prospero in this magical adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s last and most beloved plays. Mystical island creatures, love at first sight and shipwrecked nemesis collide to bring you a tale of betrayal and new beginnings.

Tickets are $15 and are available for purchase online at cityofhenderson.com. Performances run from May 18 through May 20 and from May 25 through May 27.

Movie Madness: Sonic the Hedgehog 2

Friday, May 19, 630pm – movies starts at dusk
Seastrand Park, 6330 Camino El Dorado Parkway

Free family events from the City of North Las Vegas. Bring your own blankets and chairs. 

EDC Las Vegas 2023

May 19 – May20
Las Vegas Motorspeedway

Bounce Bash 2023 + Movie Night

Friday, May 19, 6pm – 10pm 
Bob Price Recreation Center
2050 Bonnie Lane, Las Vegas

Bounce into summer and enjoy this free night of family fun! We will have bounce houses, a variety of inflatable activities, food (while supplies last), and a movie to end the night. Bring a chair/blanket! 

Dutch Oven Cooking

Saturday, May 20, 9am 
Spring Mountain Ranch State Park

Interested in Dutch Oven cooking like the pioneers that homesteaded this Historic Ranch? Ranger Kate will be demonstrating a few recipes at the Original cabin of Jim Wilson who homesteaded this ranch with his partner George Anderson.

Cooking will begin at 9:00 am
Tasting when the food is cooked

Free Public Skate at Lifeguard Arena

Saturday, May 20, 11am – 1pm 
Lifeguard Arena

 
Beat the heat, and get on the ice! The City of Henderson and Lifeguard Arena are teaming up to offer free public skate to our community on select dates this year. Skaters of all ages and experience levels are welcome!
 
Registration is required in order to participate. Skate rentals are FREE on the following dates, and you MUST be registered to attend the Free Public Skate events.

The Maker Hive Market

Saturday, May 20, 11am – 5pm 
The District at Green Valley Ranch

The Makers Hive Market returns to The District! The market features 20+ vendors, photo opportunities, arts & crafts and more. This event is open and free to the public and is family/pet friendly. 

Movies on the Green: Sign 2

Saturday, May 20, 7pm 
The District at Green Valley Ranch

Every Saturday in May and June at sunset as we screen your favorite blockbuster movies under the stars. Seating starts at 7 PM and is free to the public. 

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Slide into Summer

Friday, May 26, 630pm – 930pm
Henderson Multigenerational Activity Pool 

School is finally out, so now it’s time to Slide into Summer with the annual Slide into Summer event. Take a trip down the water slide, challenge yourself on the inflatable obstacle course, play lawn games, and learn water safety tips, to prepare yourself for an awesome Summer!
The first 250 people to register FREE admission! $5 per person after the first 250.
If this is your first time registering online, please request a household account at https://bit.ly/3qhSmVb.

Summer Slam Kick Off

Friday, May 26, 11am – 2pm 
Cambridge Recreation Center

Come end the school year right! Cambridge invites you to our Summer Slam Kickoff where you can enjoy the beginning of summer 2023. There will be food, games, live music, and so much more FOR FREE!

Be sure to register ASAP.

Skye Canyon Patriotic Car Parade

Saturday,  May 27, beginning 930am

Back by popular demand and in celebration of Memorial Day 2023, Skye Canyon is hosting its fourth Annual Patriotic Car Parade on Saturday, May 27. An opportunity for families to show off their patriotic spirit, community pride, and creativity, this year’s event also helps support Kline Veterans Fund, one of the community’s charity partners.

For a $10 donation, families can register for a spot in the car parade. Decorate the vehicle in red, white, and blue, and show your spirit. Register your car for the parade and learn more at www.skyecanyon/parade.

The Patriotic Car Parade will originate and end at Skye Canyon Park with cars lining up at 9:30 am. The official Car Parade will begin at 10:15 am and will be led by a themed float and representatives from Kline Veterans Fund as it makes its way on a three-mile journey throughout the Skye Canyon neighborhoods on a designated route.

Participating vehicles will receive a collectible commemorative Skye Canyon Event Pin. Enjoy music, food trucks, face painting, inflatable games and activities, giveaways, and more at the family-focused Memorial Day celebration after the parade.

Hollywood Regional Park Expansion Grand Opening

Saturday, May 27, 8am – 10am 
Hollywood Regional Park 

Hollywood Regional Park Expansion includes seventy-six acres of new park for the East Side including, four soccer fields, eight pickleball courts, four dog runs, over two miles of walking trails, desert gardens, picnic pavilions, restrooms and more!
 
Come enjoy activities for kids, music, performances, face painters, dog treats and free food for the whole family to enjoy!

PNC Mobile Learning Adventure

Saturday, May 27, 9am – 2pm
The Pavilion at Downtown Summerlin

PNC Grow Up Great® helps prepare children from birth to age 5 for success in school and life. As part of this, the Mobile Learning Adventure (MLA) is a traveling exhibit that provides an opportunity for parents and care givers to learn about the importance of early childhood education all while they engage in fun activities with their young ones! Children will receive a passport book that guides through activities to earn stickers and through each one, they tell their own story of how they’re going to Grow Up Great!

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Movies on the Green: Lightyear

Saturday, May 27, 7pm 
The District at Green Valley Ranch

Every Saturday in May and June at sunset as we screen your favorite blockbuster movies under the stars. Seating starts at 7 PM and is free to the public. 

Glow Bike Ride

Saturday, May 27, 730pm – 9pm 
Cornerstone Park, Henderson

Celebrate National Bike month with the City of Henderson. Light up your bike for a family-friendly night ride around Cornerstone Park. All participants are required to bring a bike and a helmet. Neon bike decorations and glow bracelets will be provided for all participants.
 
Bike decorating and a required safety course for kids will take place between 7:30pm-8pm. The ride will take place from 8:15pm-9pm.
 
If this is your first time registering online, please request a household account at https://bit.ly/3qhSmVb.

Puerto Rican Association of Las Vegas Memorial Day Weekend Festival

Sunday, May 28, 12pm – 8pm
Clark County Government Amphitheater

Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Kids 10 and under are free.
 
Live entertainment, DJ, and merchandise/food vendors! No outside food, drinks, or pets allowed.
Experience the best of Puerto Rican culture in Las Vegas.
 
Get your tickets in advance now at www.tickeri.com
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