What To Do In Las Vegas: Weekend of August 4th & 5th

Looking for something to do around Las Vegas this weekend that's not necessarily down on the Strip? 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, August 4th, 2018

Discovery Walk: Bats & the Park at Clark County Wetlands Park

  • 7:00am
  • FREE
  • 7050 Wetlands Park Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89122
  • New to the area or just looking for a great place to explore? Join a nature guide to discover some of the best places to walk in the Nature Preserve. No dogs. Be prepared to walk two miles or more. Ages 10+. Free. Advance signup required.

A Garden in the Desert at Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort

  • 9:00am-11:00am
  • FREE (museum admission $3, children 12 & under free)
  • 500 E Washington Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89101
  • A Ranger will be on the site of our flourishing Pioneer Garden to discuss the wide variety of crops with park visitors. Come learn about the plants that the original settlers grew and observe harvesting and processing techniques.

Disney Day at Discovery Children's Museum

  • 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Museum admission, Disney Workshop: General Admission $6, Members $3
  • 360 Promenade Place, Las Vegas, NV 89106
  • Special programming will include Disney Trivia, sword and wand design, exploration of animation, Disney Karaoke, and special Disney inspired art projects. Learn the scientific secrets behind magical powers, join us for a Hidden Mickey Scavenger Hunt, and visit with characters throughout the day! Visitors are encouraged to come dressed up in their favorite Disney themed costumes, however it’s not required for admission to the happiest place in Las Vegas.

Puppets On Strings at Clark County Wetlands Park

Summer Family Program at Nevada State Museum: "Bug Detective"

  • 1:00pm-5:00pm
  • Museum/Springs Preserve admission
  • 309 S Valley View Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89107
  • Learn the clues that tell you who’s who in the insect world. 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. No registration is required, and programs are free with regular museum admission. 

The Story Pirates at Historic Fifth Street School

  • 2:00pm-3:30pm
  • $15 for adults, $7.50 for children under 18
  • 401 S 4th St, Las Vegas, NV 89101
  • The Story Pirates is a high-energy, musical sketch comedy show that celebrates the words and ideas of kids. Join first-rate actors and comedians for stories written by kids from all around the country and brand new stories written by kids in the audience. Story Pirates will delight and surprise with puppets, enlivening songs and outrageous sketches, all while motivating kids to pick up a pencil and write down their own fantastic adventures. Admission to this special Encore Performance includes refreshments and a meet-and-greet with the cast!

Asian Moon Festival Concert at Clark County Library

  • 2:00pm-3:30pm
  • FREE
  • 1401 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89119
  • End-of-summer/ early autumn is an auspicious time for Asian cultures as they hope for a bountiful harvest, remember their ancestors, celebrate the next generation, and look forward to the rest of the year with wishes for good health, good luck and much happiness ushered in by the seasonal moon and stars. In an all-encompassing tribute to Asian culture, the masterful musicians of Li Lin Hong Chinese Music Ensemble return to the Clark County Library Main Theater for an astounding performance of folkloric and contemporary songs in our special Asian Moon Festival concert.

Andy Hedges : Cowboy Songster at Winchester Cultural Center

  • 2:00pm
  • FREE
  • 3130 McLeod Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89121
  • Cowboy songster Andy Hedges will present a program of old-time cowboy songs, cowboy poetry recitations, storytelling and traditional folk music at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4, at Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 S. McLeod Drive, just north of Desert Inn Road. Tickets for the concert are $12 in advance, $14 the day of the show and can be purchased at the front desk or online.

Performing & Visual Arts Summer Camp for Kids 2018 Final Musical Productions at West Las Vegas Library Theatre

  • 3:00pm
  • FREE
  • 951 W Lake Mead Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89106
  • Enjoy final musical productions by the West Las Vegas Arts Center’s Performing & Visual Arts Summer Camp for Kids 2018. This musical production written by youth and performed by youth in search of self-identity, social justice and personal truths through dance, music, and theatre. Cosponsored by the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District and the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District Foundation. 

Mojave Wildlife Program at James I. Gibson Library in Henderson

  • 3:00pm-4:00pm
  • FREE
  • 100 W Lake Mead Pkwy, Henderson, NV 89015
  • What does a coyote feel like? Is snake skin smooth? Join a Lake Mead Ranger to learn about our desert home. From Desert Bighorn Sheep to the rarely seen Gila Monster, life is abundant and thriving! 

Gala of the Royal Horses at South Point Arena & Equestrian Center

Movie Madness at Eldorado Park in North Las Vegas: "Spark: A Space Tail"

  • Entertainment begins at 6:00pm, Movie begins at 8:00pm
  • FREE
  • 5900 Camino Eldorado Pkwy, North Las Vegas, NV 89031
  • Enjoy a free family blockbuster beneath the stars! Activities will begin at 6p.m. The movie will begin at approximately 8p.m. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

Teens After Hours Trivia Night! "Are You Smarter Than a Librarian?" at James I. Gibson Library in Henderson

  • 6:00pm-7:30pm
  • FREE
  • 100 W Lake Mead Pkwy, Henderson, NV 89015
  • Do you think you're smarter than a librarian? Come prove it while answering some trivia questions. Snacks will be provided. Ages 10-17 only; no parents please.

Summer Concert Series at The District at Green Valley Ranch

Astronomy in the Park at Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center with Las Vegas Astronomical Society

  • 7:30pm-10:00pm
  • FREE
  • 1000 Scenic Loop Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89161
  • The Rangers of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and the Las Vegas Astronomical Society invite you to join us for "Astronomy in the Park" at Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center. We'll have a presentation in their auditorium at 7:30pm, with telescope viewing of the night sky from 8pm to 10pm.

Dive-In Movies at Wet 'n' Wild ("My Little Pony The Movie")

Super Summer Theater at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park ("Peter Pan")

Sunday, August 5th, 2018

Country In the Cove at Reflection Bay at Lake Las Vegas

  • 10:00am
  • $15 (ages 18+ only)
  • 75 Montelago Blvd, Henderson, NV 89011
  • It’s back! 95.5 The Bull and Lake Mead Yacht Club bring you our annual Country In The Cove show out on the floating stage at Reflection Bay’s Beach area inside Lake Las Vegas. Join us on August 5th with the epic return of LOCASH with special guests Parmalee and Chase Bryant! Come float, park a chair on the beach or VIP area and enjoy the end of summer beach bash in the Cove! This year’s Country in the Cove is an 18 and up show.

Wild Science at Clark County Wetlands Park

  • 1:00pm
  • FREE
  • 7050 Wetlands Park Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89122
  • Bring your budding scientist to explore the wild world of science through hands-on math and messy science-based lessons and activities. Free. Age 6+. Location: Nature Center Classroom.

An Afternoon of Music with the Las Vegas Guitar Trio at Summerlin Library

  • 3:00pm-4:30pm
  • FREE
  • 1771 Inner Cir, Las Vegas, NV 89134
  • Experience an afternoon of passionate classical music from around the world. The Las Vegas Guitar Trio, Michael Walsh, Parsa Sabet and Kyle Khembunjong, bring you a variety of works spanning from 17th century baroque to present-day modernism.

Gala of the Royal Horses at South Point Arena & Equestrian Center

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