April Event Guide

april events in las vegas

Things to do in Las Vegas in April

Las Vegas Events April 2024

There’s always something to do in Las Vegas. April is full of fun including family-friendly events, concerts, Touch-a-Truck, kids’ craft times, storytime at local libraries, the butterfly garden at Springs Preserve (hopefully), Gilcrease Orchard should open, lots of park time, and so much more!

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The Best Things to in Las Vegas this April 

Important Dates in April 

April is Autism Awareness Month

National Library Week is April 7 – April 13

No School for CCSD Students April 1 and April 26

April 2 – International Children’s Book Day

April 7 – World Health Day

April 9 – Last Day of Ramadan

April 11 – National Pet Day 

April 15 – Jackie Robinson Day 

April 16 – Emancipation Day 

April 18 – Tax Day

April 21 – Kindergarten Day (Stay tuned for CCSD registration info)

April 22 – Earth Day 

April 26 – Arbor Day

Things to do in Las Vegas - April 2024

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Home Depot Workshop 

Saturday, April 6, 9am 

Your Local Home Depot store 

April Project: Lattice Planter

SIGN UP HERE

Lowe’s DIY Workshop

Saturday, April 20, 10 am – 1pm

Your local Lowe’s store 

April Project: Garden Cart Planter

YOU MUST REGISTER HERE

Attend 6 workshops to become a Junior Builder. Attend 12 workshops to become a Senior Builder and get a free tool bag. Details here. 

The Mine Experience

Saturday, April 6, 9am – 12pm
McCaw Mines, 57 Lynn Lane

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC on the 1st Saturday of every month from 9am to 2pm, No new entries after 130pm will be allowed

Kids 5 and under and CCSD Employees with ID are FREE

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, April 20, 9:30 am – 11:30 am 
The Neon Museum 

April Theme: Exploring Nevada Nature

Tap into nature and sustainability with us at this month’s STEAM Saturday! This month we are connecting beautiful Nevada Nature to the Neon Boneyard through learning about the Yucca which inspired the Yucca Motel sign and the desert rose which inspired The Desert Rose Motel. We’ll explore the native animals of the Nevada desert, discover what it means to live a more sustainable lifestyle, learn about water conservation, create artwork with recycled materials, and much more. Registration coming soon.

Admission for Steam Saturdays is $5 per person. Children age 6 and younger are FREE. Members are free, Museums for All guests are free with EBT/SNAP/WIC or foster placement letter and calid ID. 

Advance registration is recommended.
REGISTER HERE

STEAM Saturdays is a Neon Museum program that offers fun make-and-take activities, hands-on learning, and demonstrations designed to promote creative and critical thinking. This series is offered to families once a month from 9:30am-11:30am

Discovery Children’s Museum 

Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am – 5pm
Sundays, 12 pm – 5 pm 

Discovery Children’s Museum offers Daily Discoveries, special programming, and exhibits all month long.

Toddler Time: Every Thursday and Friday 10:45 am – 11:30 am

Toddler Time welcomes little learners ages birth through 5 years and their caretakers for an interactive read-aloud, music and movement, and engaging early literacy activities. First-time participants will receive a complimentary book. No reservations required. 

Cinema Sundays at Area 15

Cinema Sundays are weekly at 1230pm on Sunday at The Wall inside Area 15. Tickets are $5 per person for this all ages event. Doors open at 1215pm, last entry is 1245pm. MORE DETAILS

April 7 Alice in Wonderland
Nineteen-year-old Alice returns to the magical world from her childhood adventure, where she reunites with her old friends and learns of her true destiny: to end the Red Queen’s reign of terror.

April 14 Dazed and Confused
The adventures of high school and junior high students on the last day of school in May 1976.

April 21 The Lorax
A 12-year-old boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.

April 29 High Fidelity
Rob, a record store owner and compulsive list maker, recounts his top five breakups, including the one in progress.

Red Rock Canyon 

Get our Red Rock Canyon Guide for the best hikes for your family this spring. 

Night Hikes: Bats
Wednesday, April 17, 630pm – 830pm

Nature Explorers: The Desert Tortoise
Saturday, April 20, 10am – 1130am

World Innovation and Creativity Day
Sunday, April 21, 1pm – 3pm 

Willow Springs Scavenger Hunt 
Sunday, April 21, 10am – 12pm

Red Rock for Kids: Pollinators
Saturday, April 27, 10am – 1130am

Desert Super Powers
Sunday, April 28, 10am – 1pm

Springs Preserve

Open Thursday – Monday, 9am – 4pm

The Butterfly Habitat will open April 6, 2024 – May 27, 2023.
Open 10am – 3pm, last entry at 245pm.

Toddler Time
Monday, Thursday, Friday: 11am – 12pm

Conservation for Kids
Saturday and Sunday: 11 am and 1 pm
Drop in for a 15-30 minute interactive activity where kids can explore the importance of conservation

Ride the Train
On the hour, 9am – 3pm during open hours

Jump aboard the Boomtown Express, a guided, narrated ride on our life-size locomotive. The train stops at Boomtown 1905, a recreated streetscape of early-1900s downtown Las Vegas. Free with admission or membership to the Springs Preserve. 

Crack a Geode & Fossil Dig
Fossil Dig and Crack a Geode activities are $5 for Springs Preserve members or $6 for non-members.

Clark County Wetlands Park 

Park Trails, Trailhead Parking, and Trailhead Restrooms
Open Daily Dawn to Dusk

Nature Center
Visit the Exhibit Gallery, Nature Store, Auditorium, Spotlight on Nature Gallery, and Lizard Lounge picnic room. Open Tuesday – Sunday, 9 am to 3 pm

Enjoy events like the Wetlands Explorers, WP Watercolor for kids, and Nature Tales Story & Craft

Nevada Southern Railway

Train rides are Saturdays and Sundays
Boarding times: 10am, 12pm, 2pm, and 4pm

Tickets and Cost: $5 for children, $10 for 12 and older, 3 and younger is free

IKEA Las Vegas

Free crafts nights + kids eat free every Wednesday night. 

Craft times are 5pm and 6pm. Register in advance to save your spot. This is a great time to grab the kids free dinner and give them something to do after school, plus you can roam IKEA and get a little indoor cardio in too.  Craft times and dining specials are for IKEA Family Members, sign up for free.

Las Vegas Aviators 

April Games

Tuesday, April 9 – Sunday, April 14: Salt Lake 
Tuesday, April 16 – Sunday, April 21: Tacoma
Tuesday, April 30 – Reno

Get season details, kids club information, and promotional nights HERE. 

Las Vegas Lights April Games 

Find the full schedule and team details HERE

Las Vegas Lights Soccer Games in April

Saturday, April 6, 7pm vs San Antonio FC

Saturday, April 20, 5pm vs Rhode Island FC

 

Gilcrease Orchard

Now open for the season

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday: 7am – 10am
7800 N Tenaya Way, Las Vegas

Gilcrease Orchard Apple Cider is currently available.
Tulips are $1 Stem/Bulb

The concession stand will be serving breakfast burritos and quesadillas. 

Check their website weekly to see what is available for picking and at the farmstand.

Las Vegas Events in April

Things to do in Las Vegas: April 1 - 7

Wetlands Explorers

Wednesday, April 3
Clark County Wetlands Park 

Wetlands Explorers is a program for ages 3-8, with age-appropriate activities for all participants. Young adventurers explore the Park and learn about plants and animals through fun activities. Wednesday activities are all outdoors, while weekend activities may include indoor activities and always feature outdoor exploration. Parental participation is required.
The fee is $5 per child, then can be discounted to $4 per child after three enrolled sessions per season.
 

Wednesday, April 3 – 10 am to 11:30 am
Flower Fun

Wednesday, April 17 – 10 am to 11:30 am
Busy Beavers

Sunday, April 28 – 10 am to 11:30 am 

Butterfly Habitat at Springs Preserve

Officially Opens April 6, 2024 – May 27, 2024

Butterfly Habitat

April 6-May 27

10am -3pm (last entry at 245pm)
This exhibit remains open as weather permits

Wander through the unique Butterfly Habitat and witness the fascinating dance between free-flying butterflies, the plants that sustain them, and their important role as pollinators in the ecosystem. Free with general admission or Springs Preserve membership.

Download and color this butterfly and take it to the Nature Exchange for 100 points.

The Butterfly Habitat is included with your admission to Springs Preserve. Tickets must here reserved in advance HERE.  Nevada residents receive a reduced admission of $9.95 for adults and $4.95 for children. Family memberships are $60. 

Toddler Time is Monday, Thursday, and Friday at 11am and 12pm.

The Mine Experience

Saturday, April, 6, 9am – 2pm
57 Lynn Lane, Henderson

The Mine Experience is open to the public the first Saturday of every month. 

General Admission: $7 (12 years and older)
Child Admission: $5 (ages 6 years – 12 years)
Children under age 6 are FREE
CCSD Employees with an ID are FREE

Parents Night Out 

Friday, April 5, 5pm – 8pm 
Silver Mesa Recreation Center, North Las Vegas

Take a night out with friends or enjoy time to yourself while your child has a blast at the Recreation Center! Parents‘ Night Out will consist of a new theme each month – featuring crafts, games, a movie, and a snack.

702-633-2550 for more information

The cost will $5.00 per person.

ToyCon 

April 5 – April 7 
World Market Center

Three Days of Toys, Comics and Culture as VegasToyCon returns to deliver the big show of FUN! Vendors, Cars, Celebrity Guests, Panels, Cosplay, Fun Games for Prizes, Free Giveaways, How To’s, Video Games, Comic Artists, Live Pro Wrestling and MORE You name it, it will be here – Get your tickets or if you are a vendor, get your space today! www.vegastoycon.com

Ninja Run and Inflatable Fun 

Saturday, April 6, 730am 
Pavilion Center Pool 

Race begins at 8am. $10 per person. 
1/2 mile run, 150-yard swim, ninja obstacle course including the fun run inflatable. Everyone who finishes gets a ribbon and goodie bags.

Touch-a-Truck Las Vegas

 
Saturday, April 6, 9am-2pm
Downtown Summerlin
 
Horn-Free Hour:  9am -10am
 
Purchase tickets here
Children under two are free! 
 
Put your imagination in gear and go! At TOUCH-A-TRUCK kids of all ages can climb on-board and get behind the wheel of their favorite vehicles. There will be the opportunity to explore fire trucks, construction trucks, school buses, and more! There will be lots of entertainment and activities for the whole family to enjoy!
 
Tickets are $6.00 each online and $10.00 at the door. 

Ward 2 Document Shredding & Medication Disposal

Saturday, April 6, 10am – 12n
Pavilion Center Pool 

This event provides for worry-free document destruction and medication disposal for Ward 2 residents. 

FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
LIMIT 5 BOXES OR BUNDLES PER CAR 

Volunteers will unload your car. 
Shredding services will be available until truck capacity is reached. 

For more information, call 702.229.2420 or visit lasvegasnevada.gov/ward2.

Aquatics Hiring Fair 

Saturday, April 6, 10am – 2pm
Pavilion Center Pool 

Learn more and apply HERE

Kizuna Society Japanese Spring Festival 

April 6, 11am 
Sammy Davis Jr Festival Plaza

RESERVE YOUR FREE TICKETS

The sixth annual Kizuna Japanese Spring Festival will feature entertainment, food trucks, kizuna cultural booths, workshops, and many activities throughout the entire day at the Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza.

Spring Forward Family Music Festival 2024

Saturday, April 6, 10am – 4pm 
Water Street Plaza, Henderson

Jump into the new season with a fun-filled day of live music and entertainment! Kids of all ages can sing along, dance, and laugh with music, magic, and a lot of activities on the plaza.  Some of today’s best multicultural children’s music artists will perform live for the first time in Henderson. Comedian and magician, The Amazing Max, will bring the laughs as guest host! 

Nature Art for Kids 

Sunday, April 7, 11am – 12pm
Clark County Wetlands Park 

Kids will learn basic and unique techniques to explore watercolor while creating their own watercolor painting to take home.
Ages 4-17. All materials supplied. Fee: $5 per child.
Advance sign up required. Register at: programs.ccwetlandspark.com

UNLV Spring Football Showcase 

Saturday, April 6, Doors open at 12n
Allegiant Stadium 

Free Admission. Free Parking. 

Fans are invited to get a first look at the UNLV Rebels and new Head Coach Barry Odom during the UNLV Football Spring Showcase. After the scrimmage, fans can take the field and get autographs from the football team and Coach Odom. In addition, the famed Fremont Cannon will be available for photos on the field.

On-site parking is free of charge and concession stands inside the Modelo Cantina Club will offer food and drink options for purchase to the public. 

Doors will open at noon with the controlled scrimmage kicking off at 1 p.m. 

Drum Tao 

Tuesday, April 9, 730pm
The Smith Center

Student Tickets start at $25. 

Having recently celebrated its 30th anniversary, Drum Tao makes its anticipated return to The Smith Center to showcase the world’s foremost male and female performers in Japanese taiko drumming. Performing for over 800 million audience members across the globe, Drum Tao is hailed for its fiery and athletic drumming routines, performing with impeccable syncopation on a wide assortment of drums, spanning handheld snare drums to Odaiko drums that can weigh 3 tons. Highlighting Japan’s many art forms, Drum Tao also features elegant performances on flute, marimba, harp, and more. Blending drumming with energizing choreography, vibrant sets, and contemporary costuming, the group presents a large-scale performance experience that captivates audiences’ eyes and ears.

Things to do in Las Vegas: April 8 - 14

Nature Tales 

Wednesday, April 10, 11am – 12pm

April Theme: Beavers

Join us in the Lizard Lounge for family story time! This free, walk-in event includes a story and craft with a Wetlands Park naturalist, plus an age-appropriate nature lesson.

Clark County Fair & Rodeo

April 10 – April 14
Clark County Fairgrounds, Logandale

Purchase tickets here

Since 1988 the small community of Logandale hosts one of the nation’s premier PRCA and WPRA Rodeos. Over 500 of the world’s top professional athletes will come to compete at the 5-day event.  The Clark County Fair & Rodeo has made a tradition of pairing the best athletes with some of the best livestock in the west. This year will be no exception! Stock Contractors Northcott Macza, Bar T Legacy Pro Rodeo, and Sankey Pro Rodeo and Phenom Genetics will bring rough stock to test the best. See you at this year’s Rodeo!

Vintage Market Days 

Friday, April 12 – Sunday, April 14
The Lawn at Downtown Summerlin 

Join Vintage Market Days for a three-day event as they present “Simply Vintage” this April at The Lawn. Grab your friends, family, and furry ones and shop over 100 vendors featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home decor, outdoor furnishings, consumable yummies, seasonal plantings, and a little more! Tickets are good for re-entry into the event all weekend long.

Movie Madness 

Friday, April 12
Deer Springs Park, 6550 Aviary Way, North Las Vegas

FREE! All Ages! 

Featured Movie: Incredibles

Enjoy a variety of popular movie showings at parks throughout North Las Vegas. Admission is free, and the events are open to the public. Food and drinks will be available for purchase at each location. Coolers, picnic baskets, and blankets are welcome. Please, no alcohol, smoking, e-cigarettes, vaping, high-back chairs, tables or umbrellas. 

More information please call 702-633-2418

The Las Vegas Highland Games

Saturday, April 14 – Sunday, April 15
Craig Ranch Regional Park 

GET TICKETS HERE

Celtic music and entertainment, Scottish heavy athletics, whiskey tasting, piping and drumming. 

Princess Tea Party 

Saturday, April 13, 11am – 2pm
Silver Mesa Recreation Center, North Las Vegas

Wear your finest dress and some pearls, we are throwing a tea party for the girls! You and your mom/guardian are invited to join a magical morning with tea, pastries, pictures, and PRINCESSES. We have 3 special guests (Cinderella, Elsa, & Ariel) who will be joining us for a photo opportunity!

The cost is $3.00 per person.

Call 702-633-2550 for more information

Bluegrass Festival 

April 13, 11am – 7pm
Centennial Hills Park, 7101 N Buffalo Drive 

All are welcome to attend this free festival event featuring the best Bluegrass and Americana groups you’ll find anywhere! Browse a wide array of folk art, jewelry, and other items in the artisan marketplace. Enjoy tasty barbecue, beer, other festival food and many free children’s activities.

RSVP and receive ongoing updates by clicking here.

STAGE SCHEDULE

11am: Pitchfork

1145am: Nevada Old-Time Fiddlers Association
 
1230pm: The Unwieldies
 
115pm: Blue Canyon Boys

235pm: Jon Stickley Trio
 
330pm: Damn Tall Buildings
 
425pm: The Kody Norris Show
 
545pm: Rhonda Vincent

Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson – Astronomy Bizarre

Sunday, April 14, 2pm 
The Smith Center 

“Astronomy Bizarre” is all about the list of cool things in the universe, including the occasionally scary: Black Holes, Dark Matter, Dark Energy, Diamond stars, Gamma Ray bursts, White Holes, Worm Holes, Multiverses. Here we review all that bends the mind the most in the cosmos.

Wetlands Explorers 

Wednesday, April 17, 10am – 1130am 
Clark County Wetlands Park 

Theme: Busy Beavers

Wetlands Explorers is a program for ages 3-8, with age-appropriate activities for all participants. Young adventurers explore the Park and learn about plants and animals through fun activities. Wednesday activities are all outdoors, while weekend activities may include indoor activities and always feature outdoor exploration. Parental participation is required.
 
The fee is $5 per child, then can be discounted to $4 per child after three enrolled sessions per season.
 
 

Phish 

April 18 – April 24
The Sphere

As Phish fans well know, in their forty years of being a band, Phish has never played the same show twice. Each of Phish’s four shows at Sphere will feature completely unique setlists AND visuals, making every show a truly once-in-a-lifetime audio-visual experience. These shows mark the beginning of a new relationship between Phish and Sphere, but, they will be the only shows Phish performs at the venue in 2024.

Family Movie Night

Friday, April 12,  5pm – 8pm
Silver Mesa Recreation Center, North Las Vegas

Join us for indoor family movie night at your local Recreation Center, enjoy light refreshments and a great movie at the same time.

Call 702-633-2550 for more information 

things to do in las vegas in april

11th Annual Giant Student Farmer’s Market

Friday, April 19, 930am – 1230pm
The Lawn at Downtown Summerlin 

Join us for an Earth Day celebration featuring the largest student farmers market in the nation!

Through Green Our Planet’s STEM garden and hydroponics programs spanning across Nevada, students have been growing produce from seed to harvest, fostering a connection with nature and food, all while immersing themselves in an experiential STEM education. 600 students from 60 schools will converge in Downtown Summerlin on The Lawn to share the bounties of their labor to the Las Vegas community!

In anticipation of the Giant Student Farmers Market, students aren’t just growing the produce, they’re also transforming their harvests into sellable products and designing their own business plans as part of the Financial Literacy component of Green Our Planet’s programming.

Come support Las Vegas student Farmprenuers and bring home some delicious, locally grown fruits and vegetables!

Pajama Game – A Family Concert 

Friday, April 19, 7pm
Vegas City Opera, 800 Brush Street Las Vegas

GET TICKETS HERE

In Celebration of U.S. National Pajama Day, Vegas City Opera and the Vegas City Children’s Chorus bring you music to celebrate Spring with your family. Come in your favorite comfy pajama’s and chill out to cool beats and a fun time at this 75 minute family friendly concert. 

Bounce Bash 

Friday, April 19, 6pm – 10pm
Robert E. (Bob) Price Community Center 

Bounce into Spring and enjoy this FREE night of family fun! Families can enjoy bounce houses, a variety of interactive inflatables, food (while supplies last), and a movie to end the night!

Movie begins at 8:00pm! Bring a blanket/chair! This event is free for all ages.

For information or questions call: 702-455-7600.

Tortured Poets Department Launch Party 

Friday, April 19, 830pm
Illuminarium Las Vegas

Tortured Poets Department Launch Party! 
Friday, April 19, 2024. All Ages Welcome.

Join us for an immersive experience where swifties can escape into a virtual playground of the world-renowned artist. A series of evolving visual landscapes will help celebrate the launch of Taylor’s latest album – prepare to be brought to a world of music, dance, and emotion.  

Food and Beverage: Enjoy curated cocktails, mocktails, and bites for purchase during the event.

360-Degree Photobooth: Make your moments last forever with our 360-degree photobooth. Available for purchase during the event. 

The Boy Who Cried Wolf

Saturday, April 20, 10am 
The Smith Center 

Sensory Inclusive Show at 1pm

Silas is from a family of shepherds and has to do right by his mum and granddad as he reluctantly takes on the responsibility of watching their sheep up on the mountain over the winter. But he’s bored, lonely, and missing out on the fun of the annual knitting competition in town, so he cries – “Wolf!”

This is a beautiful wintery tale about a boy who learns that “nobody believes a liar, even when they’re telling the truth” and finds a place for himself (and his imagination) in his warm woolly community. Inspired by Aesop’s famous fable, a gifted ensemble of actor musicians play instruments and sing live as they embody all the delightful characters, including hilarious sheep and perhaps a scary wolf or two…

FREE ADMISSION TO NATIONAL PARKS

Saturday, April 20

Kick off National Parks Week with FREE ADMISSION to national parks. 

Pure Aloha Las Vegas 

Thursday, April 18 – Sunday, April 21
The Silverton Casino Las Vegas 

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

The 21st Annual Pure Aloha Festival & Concert in Las Vegas, Nevada, April 18th-21st 2024 at The Silverton Hotel and Casino for a four-day celebration of Hawaiian and Pacific Islander culture, music, and cuisine.

Stroll with Patrol 

Saturday, April 20, 8am – 11am
Exploration Peak Park, 9700 S Buffalo

Stroll with Patrol is FREE to the public. 
There will be FREE pizza and ice cream. 

Art in the Park 

Saturday, April 20, 10am – 4pm
Bruce Trent Park 

Come join the celebration featuring many talented artists from the Las Vegas area displaying their original art work for you to purchase.

There will be fine food, drinks for purchase and jazz music for all to enjoy!

For more information, call 702.229.2420 or email Ward2@LasVegasNevada.GOV

Henderson Reads Book Festival 

Saturday, April 20, 11am – 4pm
Water Street Plaza 

Join us for a phenomenal literature showcase. Award-winning and notable picture books, middle grade and young authors will create special presentations on a variety of topics for their young audiences. Fifteen popular authors and illustrators will share their stories and experiences. It is a full day of inspiration and fun for readers of all ages!
What to Expect:
– Live Readings
– Author Talks
– Book Signings
– Activities
– Where’s Waldo?
– And MUCH More!

Learn more: https://bit.ly/HendersonReads2024

Earth Day Celebration at Springs Preserve

Saturday, April 20, 10am – 4pm
The Springs Preserve

Celebrate Earth Day at the Springs Preserve, where Every Day is Earth Day! Bring the whole family for fun and educational explorations of our campus—a living example of sustainable lifestyles, design and architecture. Our celebration will feature conservation-focused exhibits and attractions, environmental and green industry exhibitors, eco-friendly craft activities, and opportunities to learn how you can help ensure a sustainable future through resource conservation, pollution prevention, waste reduction and natural resource protection.

Power Wheels Spring Cup 

Saturday, April 20, 10am – 12pm
Veterans Memorial Community Center

29th Annual Clark County Children’s Festival 

Saturday, April 20
Winchester Dondero Cultural Center 

This is a free event. No tickets necessary. 

The theme this year is Games! Enjoy live performances, crafts, games, a Children’s Entrepreneur market, Inflatables, food and our splash pad will be open. 

A farmers market run entirely by kids will be at The Winchester’s Annual Children’s Festival this April! Come and party like you’re a kid again at this fun festival filled with a variety of live music and dance performances, food vendors, and shopping from local kid entrepreneurs!

If you have any questions, please contact us at 702-455-7340. We hope to see everyone here this year, enjoying the beautiful weather!

Earth Day Crafts at the Galleria at Sunset

Saturday, April 20, 11am – 1pm
The Galleria at Sunset, Center Court 

Earth Day extravaganza at Galleria at Sunset with the Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada bringing  you a day of eco-friendly crafting fun!

Get ready to unleash your inner artist! We’ve got not one, but TWO exciting crafts lined up for you to enjoy. Design your own beautiful paper plate Earth or see the birds dine in your popsicle stick bird feeder! Let your imagination run wild as you create these amazing environmentally conscious masterpieces alongside fellow nature enthusiasts.

 

Healthy Kids Day at the YMCA

Saturday,  April 20, 12pm – 2pm
YMCA Durango Hills

Healthy Kids Day is a nationwide initiative by the Y to enhance the health and well-being of children and families. Come be a part of the celebration at the Durango Hills YMCA, where we’re offering free entry to the pool, engaging games, and a variety of community vendors. Let’s make wellness a priority together!

Movie in the Pool at Aquatic Springs

Saturday, April 20, 12pm – 3pm
Aquatic Springs, 7025 S Ft Apache Rd

Watch a movie in the pool, pot your own plant (while supplies last), make crafts, and learn about the planet.

No registration required.

Children under 8 must stay within arms reach of parent/guardian at all times.

Earth Day Recycled Run 

Saturday, April 20 
Cornerstone Park, Henderson 

Celebrate Earth Day with us on the Union Pacific Railroad Trail! Unused bibs, souvenir t-shirts, and medals will be recycled from previous runs. The 5K starts promptly at 9am, stick around after to cleanup Cornerstone Park and the trail from 10am-noon. All fitness levels are welcome. Enjoy the beautiful spring weather, get some exercise and make a positive impact in our environment!
 

Henderson Reads Book Festival 2024

Saturday, April 20, 10am-4pm
Water Street Plaza, Henderson

Join us for a phenomenal literature showcase. Award-winning and notable picture books, middle grade and young authors will create special presentations on a variety of topics for their young audiences. Fifteen popular authors and illustrators will share their stories and experiences.  It is a full day of inspiration and fun for readers of all ages! 

Super Saturday 

Saturday, April 20, 11am
Lorenzi Park 

Join us for a FUN family event with hands-on learning activities and community resources for the whole family! Register today at bit.ly/Lorenzi24
Activities and games
Face painting
PBS Kids Alma and LVMPD McGruff the Crime Dog
CCSD Book Bus
Kona Ice (FREE while supplies last)
Prizes – Bikes, scooters, and more!

The Great Northwest Country Fest

Saturday, April 20, 2pm – 6pm
Lone Mountain Equestrian Center, 4445 N Jensen Street

Bring the entire family for an event featuring some of country’s best artists including Drew Baldridge, Hunter Girl, and Sam Riddle.

FREE BBQ will be available! Sink your teeth into savory and saucy meats while kicking back in the grass on a beautiful Saturday.

Stroll through the quaint farmer’s market for the freshest produce and if you’re animal fan there will be a petting zoo!

Chalk It Down – Inaugural Event 

Sunday, April 21, 11am – 4pm 
The Las Vegas Arts District 

FREE and open to the public

Join the community for Chalk It Down!, a day of art, food, and fun!

The streets of Colorado and Imperial will be shut down, allowing pedestrians to enjoy colorful sidewalk art by local artists competing for a $1000 prize purse. Artists will present their designs on the sidewalks in front of sponsoring businesses on Main Street, Commerce, and surrounding streets.

Market in the Alley will be hosting an expanded monthly market with 50+ local artisans. A Kids’ Zone at Casino Center and Colorado will feature a myriad of programming specifically for kids, including activities by The Discovery Children’s Museum, free glitter gel by Skin City, skate lessons by Fresa’s Skate Shop, and chalk art spaces. Local children’s book illustrator Joseph Watson and his wife Tamara will host storytime and interactive drawing activities. 

Horsetrailer Hideout is creating a beer garden with a stage for local musicians to perform on Imperial Ave.

Market in the Alley – The Arts District

Sunday, April 21, 11am-4pm
The Arts District, 1326 S Main Street

The Music of John Williams 

Sunday, April 21, 2pm 
The Smith Center

The musical creations of John Williams have transcended our wildest imaginations, transporting us to uncharted realms and exhilarating adventures. It comes as no surprise that he is widely regarded as the greatest composer in the history of Hollywood, having made significant contributions to iconic films such as Star Wars, Harry Potter, Schindler’s List, Indiana Jones, E.T., Superman, and many others. Voted Best of Las Vegas Arts & Culture Event, the Young Artists Orchestra returns to The Smith Center for this special presentation. Attendees are encouraged to dress as their favorite characters, prepare for a mesmerizing musical journey, and join us for this enjoyable symphonic event suitable for the whole family.

IMPORTANT: No School for CCSD Students on April 26

Nerf Mania

Thursday, April 25, 6pm – 8pm
Veterans Memorial Community Center 

For ages 8 years – 14 years. $5 per person. 

Sign up with City of Las Vegas under Special Events 

FREE Movie Night at West Wind Drive In 

Thursday, April 25, beginning at 6pm
West Wind Drive In, 4150 W Carey Avenue 

Gates Open at 6pm
Movies Start at 8pm
The biggest night at the drive-in is back! Be there for Free Movie Night at West Wind Drive-In Theaters for a night of fun, games, and, of course, MOVIES for the entire family!

Autism Allies with Henderson PD 

Thursday, April 25, 6pm – 8pm
Water Street Plaza 

This inaugural gathering aims to champion inclusion. Discover invaluable insights about autism and learn practical ways to embrace and support individuals within the autism community from our esteemed nonprofit organizations and community allies.

This event warmly welcomes the entire community, inviting all to join hands in solidarity and support of autism inclusion.
 
Click here for a list of partners. https://bit.ly/49VYfeK

The Addams Family – Rainbow Company Youth Theatre

Performances April 26-28 and May 3-5, 2024
Fridays & Saturdays, 7pm
Saturdays & Sundays, 2pm

In the kooky, upside-down world of the Addams Family, to be sad is to be happy, to feel pain is to feel joy, and death and suffering are the stuff of their dreams. Nonetheless, this quirky family still has to deal with many of the same challenges faced by any other family, and the spookiest nightmare faced by every family creates the focus of the musical — the Addams kids are growing up. In one fateful, hilarious night, secrets are disclosed, relationships are tested, and the Addams family must face up to the one horrible thing they’ve managed to avoid for generations: change. There are no age restrictions for our audiences, however some shows include mature content and viewer discretion is advised. 

Great American Foodie Fest

Friday, April 26 – Sunday, April 28
Galleria at Sunset

Featuring some of the Nation’s best food trucks and food vendors along with carnival rides, games, live entertainment and beer garden

Movie Madness at Aliante Nature Discovery Park 

Friday, April 26 
Aliante Nature Discovery Park, 2627 Nature Park Drive

Featured Movie: Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Enjoy a variety of popular movie showings at parks throughout North Las Vegas. Admission is free, and the events are open to the public. Food and drinks will be available for purchase at each location. Coolers, picnic baskets, and blankets are welcome. Please, no alcohol, smoking, e-cigarettes, vaping, high-back chairs, tables or umbrellas. 

For more information please call 702-633-2418

Holo Holo Vegas 

April 26 – April 28
Downtown Events Center

“‘Holo Holo’ means to travel, to sail, to move,” says O’ahu-born Good Vibez co-owner, Dan Sheehan. This familiar expression is most often heard between friends as in ‘let’s holo holo up country’, Sheehan says, when detailing the festival’s origin. The inaugural Holo Holo Music Festival took place in Northern California at Frost Amphitheater at Stanford University in 2022, but “this event desires movement, so carrying Holo Holo to Las Vegas and Sacramento in 2023 is a natural progression for its fluidity.” It will continue to move, so look for several Holo Holo locations in 2024 and beyond.
For Sheehan, curating this lineup is more than just something on his to-do list. “Growing up in Ewa Beach, O’ahu, island music and reggae were the soundtracks to my childhood. These styles of music — the heartbeat of the islands — is the backbone of my work as a festival producer and venue owner. A big part of Good Vibez Presents is discovery, and I’m honored to be able to showcase and celebrate these bands at the Holo Holo Festivals.”
For the past 25 years, Good Vibez Presents has produced hundreds of unforgettable, multidimensional concerts and festivals along the West Coast, Hawaii, Arizona, North Carolina and Mexico, most notably the largest reggae-rock festival in the country; the California Roots Music & Arts Festival in Monterey. Good Vibez events are rooted in supporting nonprofits and small businesses and using their platforms to elevate creatives in their community. Good Vibez is stoked to host Holo Holo in Las Vegas and Sacramento in 2023 and bring people together with mindful, sustainable gatherings rich with music and art.
Oahu-based Shar Tuiasoa of Punky Aloha Studio creates the stunning artwork for all of the Holo Holo Music Festivals. A deeper dive into her art can be found at www.punkyaloha.com.

Station 87 Open House

Saturday, April 27, 10am – 1pm
Station 87, 190 Cadence Crest Avenue, Henderson

Meet your neighborhood firefighters, check out firefighting apparatus, tour the station, and learn how you can help in an emergency.

BioBlast 

Saturday, April 27, 9am – 1pm
Clark County Wetlands Park 

Come down to Wetlands Park and learn about the plants and animals! Visit Science Stations, where guest scientists and naturalists will help you find and identify fish, bugs, plants, birds, and mammals. The Nature Center will feature lots of games and activities, too!
 
The event includes observation of World Migratory Bird Day, coordinated annually by Environment for the Americas, which celebrates and brings attention to one of the most important and spectacular events in the Americas – bird migration. Learn what makes bird migration season so special at BioBlast!
 
This is a free event, with no advance registration required. Fun for all ages! Hosted in partnership with Commissioner Jim Gibson

Springfest at The Magical Forest 

Saturday, April 27, 9am – 3pm
The Magical Forest at Opportunity Village, 6300 W Oakey Boulevard

Join Opportunity Village to celebrate our 70th anniversary on April 27.
 
𝗗𝗮𝘆𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲 𝗙𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗹𝘆 𝗘𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁

Free Admission. The event is for all ages. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Free parking.

Ride wristbands are available for purchase. The cost is $7 if purchased online before the event, and $10 if purchased at the door. PURCHASE WRISTBANDS
 
Stroll through the Spring Market and peruse artisan wares, participate in children’s activities, or enjoy entertainment, rides, and carnival games throughout the day.
 
There will be food and beverages available for purchase, and the community is invited to learn more about Opportunity Village during Spring Fest.
Opportunity Village program services, volunteering, and hiring information will be available.
 
Donation Drop: In addition, an Opportunity Village Thrift Store donation truck will be ready for anyone looking to drop off thrift store donations on their way into Spring Fest at the Magical Forest.
 
Free Shredding: The Opportunity Village PaperPros team also will be onsite with secure collection bins offering free AAA NAID Certified document shredding services for attendees*.

Superhero Con at Rainbow Library 

Saturday, April 27, 1pm – 5pm
Rainbow Library, 3150 N Buffalo Drive

Look to the library! It’s a wonder book! It’s a comic! Oh?! It’s a Superhero Celebration! Kids and Adults are invited to join us for Superhero Con – where real life and comic heroes unite.
 
Everyone is welcome to come dressed as their favorite superhero characters and participate in our cosplay contest. Enjoy our open gaming room featuring console games and board game demos thanks to the Meepleville Board Game Cafe, crafts for all ages, opportunities to meet with local police, fire, medical and military personnel, a food truck, and more!
 
A schedule of all the fun activities will be listed on our website as the event date approaches. Learn more at TheLibraryDistrict.org/Events.
All ages are welcome. This event is free and open to the public.

Pigs in the Park 

Saturday, April 27, 3pm – 6pm
Paseo Verde Park, 1851 Paseo Verde Parkway

Pigs in the Park sponsored by April Arndt is a free event at Paseo Verde Park. 
Snuggle with cute farm animals, maybe adopt a pig, get your face painted, meet an HPD hero, check out the Larsen Fire Truck, snag a balloon animal, or bounce around the Boy Scouts Gaga Ball Pit.

Swan Lake by the Nevada Ballet Theater

Saturday, April 27 – Sunday, April 28
Friday, May 3 – Saturday, May 4
Various Performance Times

Timeless, iconic, and beloved, Swan Lake is arguably one of the greatest ballets of all time, an achingly beautiful fairytale that is a must-see for ballet aficionados and newcomers alike. Set to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score, Ben Stevenson’s Swan Lake is classical ballet at its most heartbreaking and glorious, a love story that is both symbolic and intimate, filled with emotion and humanity. Transfixed from the opening bars of Tchaikovsky’s score, audiences will treasure every majestic moment before them, in a work that is as magnificent as it is unforgettable. NBT is honored to once again to bring this enchanted fable of ill-fated love to the stage for all of Las Vegas to enjoy.

Las Vegas Science & Technology Festival 

April 28 – May 6, 2023

More details are coming soon! 

Register for events HERE!

Wetlands Explorers 

Sunday, April 28, 10am – 1130am 
Clark County Wetlands Park 

Wetlands Explorers is a program for ages 3-8, with age-appropriate activities for all participants. Young adventurers explore the Park and learn about plants and animals through fun activities. Wednesday activities are all outdoors, while weekend activities may include indoor activities and always feature outdoor exploration. Parental participation is required.

The fee is $5 per child, then can be discounted to $4 per child after three enrolled sessions per season.

Amazing Las Vegas Comicon

THE AMAZING LAS VEGAS COMIC CONVENTION will be taking place at the Las Vegas Convention center, located at:

3150 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109. The convention will be held in Hall NORTH 1.

Friday, April 28: 3pm-8pm
Saturday, April 29: 10am-7pm*
Sunday, April 30: 10am-6pm

*On Saturday Night, the Costume Contest begins in the Main Theatre Room, at the close of the convention. No more transactions will take place, and folks will be moved off the floor. The Costume Contest should last until approximately 8:30pm

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