What To Do In Las Vegas: Weekend of June 16th & 17th

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Looking for something to do around Las Vegas this weekend? You can participate in a variety of activities all weekend long! Click on the event name to get all the information.

Here's a sampling of some things you or your family can check out:

Saturday, June 16th, 2018

The Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association Core Balance Derby, Classic Challenge and Western Gift Show at South Point Arena & Equestrian Center

Storytime Train at Nevada State Railroad Museum in Boulder City

  • 10:00am, 11:30am, or 1:00pm (the 2:30pm ride has been cancelled due to the heat)
  • $10 (ages 12+), $5 (children 4-11), 3 and under are FREE
  • 601 Yucca St, Boulder City, NV 89005
  • Bring the kids (regardless of age) and have a fun time riding the train, coloring, doing a craft, and listening to a children's story.  Purchase regular tickets to ride the train and join our Storytime Crew in the dining car of the train, on the regularly scheduled train runs (10AM, 11:30AM, 1PM).  We furnish the coloring pages and markers, craft materials, and the story.  Sit with your kids, have fun, take photos or videos, and watch the beautiful desert scenery from the comfort of our train.

Superhero Day at Discovery Children's Museum

  • 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Museum admission price applies, some additional activities cost $3 for members, $6 for non-members
  • 360 Promenade Place, Las Vegas, NV 89106
  • If you have ever wondered how Superhero powers work, then you will be amazed as you learn about the science behind them! DISCOVERY Children’s Museum presents an exciting selection of superpowers – come celebrate with us! We will be exploring the special forces unique to Superheroes. Visitors are encouraged to dress as their favorite superhero while engaging in fun-filled activities designed to entertain and intrigue children and adults alike. Participate in our action-packed programs, explore the museum, and enjoy meeting Superhero characters who will be visiting throughout the day!

Kids Camp: Western Rodeo at Downtown Container Park

  • 11:00am-1:00pm
  • $10
  • 707 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101
  • Bring your cowboys and cowgirls to Downtown Container Park. Kids Camp Western Rodeo will be a hootin scootin good time. Your ticket includes: fun games & activities, arts & crafts, and snacks. Only kids who are participating in the activities need to purchase a ticket.

Juneteenth Jazz, Arts, and Spoken Word Celebration at West Las Vegas Library

  • 12:00-5:15pm
  • FREE
  • 951 W Lake Mead Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89106
  • Spend the day celebrating the spiritual essence of freedom and education on the resiliency of a people, whose lives continue to be the creative catalyst of Juneteenth Independence Day. This encourages critical thinking, conversation and reflection in the hopes that all can be acknowledged as we build momentum and unite Americans across the country, following legislation signed by Nevada and 44 states to date, to establish a national recognition of Juneteenth Independence Day with the purpose of bring all Americans together to celebrate our common bond of freedom through recognition, observance and historic preservation of Juneteenth in America. Co-sponsored by the National Juneteenth Observance Foundation, this event is one of a series of celebrations across the United States.

Summer Family Program at Nevada State Museum: "Scats and Tracks"

  • 1:00pm-5:00pm
  • Museum/Springs Preserve admission
  • 309 S Valley View Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89107
  • Kids of all ages are invited to join us in the Education Room on Saturday afternoons from 1 to 5 pm to enjoy hands-on, drop-in activities. Families can explore Nevada topics through demonstrations, activities, and art projects. 

DjangoVegas! Gypsy Jazz Festival at Historic Fifth Street School

  • 4:00pm-10:00pm
  • $20
  • 401 S 4th St, Las Vegas, NV 89101
  • This annual celebration of the music of Django Reinhardt and other gypsy jazz musicians past and present featuring Black Market Trust, Harmonious Wail with Bjorn Thoroddsen, and Hot Club of Las Vegas. Local musicians jam from 4-6 p.m.; this session will be open to anyone who wishes to jam with other jazz lovers. The performance starts at 6 p.m.; refreshments will be available for purchase. Parking will be available in the garage between Third and Fourth streets at Clark Avenue.

Chris Trickle Classic at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Jazz In the Park at Clark County Government Amphitheater

  • 5:00pm seating is open, 6:30 concert starts
  • FREE
  • 500 S Grand Central Pkwy, Las Vegas, Nevada 89106
  • Featuring Mindi Abair, an American two-time Grammy Award-nominated saxophonist, vocalist, author, and National Trustee for the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, the organization that puts on the Grammy Awards show. 

Summer Concert Series at The District at Green Valley Ranch: Kaylie Foster 

June Movie Night at The District at Green Valley Ranch ("Guardians of the Galaxy 2")

Astronomy in the Park at Mt. Charleston with Las Vegas Astronomical Society

  • 8:00pm-10:00pm
  • FREE
  • 2525 Kyle Canyon Rd, Las Vegas, Nevada 89124
  • Beat the heat of the Las Vegas valley and join us for a free Astronomy in the Park stargazing event at the beautiful Spring Mountain Visitor Gateway on Mt. Charleston. The public will be able to view through the telescopes of volunteer members of the Las Vegas Astronomical Society for free. We'll be able to show you Jupiter, Venus, and the first quarter Moon in our telescopes, as well as brighter galaxies, nebulae, and star clusters (and a just-rising low-hanging Saturn at the tail end of the event if it clears the mountains). It may be mid-June but you should still pack a jacket since temps drop quick on the mountain when the Sun goes down.

Dive-In Movies at Wet 'n' Wild ("The Emoji Movie")

Sunday, June 17th, 2018

CLICK HERE to check out what's going on around Las Vegas to celebrate Father's Day!

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