What To Do In Las Vegas: Weekend of August 11th & 12th

School starts on Monday! Not sure what to do with the kids before they head back? Are you 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 11th, 2018


Paint With a Ranger at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park

  • 9:00am-11:00am
  • $10 entry free per vehicle into park
  • 6375 Nevada 159, Blue Diamond, NV 89004
  • On this ranger-guided program, participants will go for a walk, find a quiet spot and paint a memory on paper. Park staff will offer basic painting instruction and provide watercolor supplies.


Free Water Smart Class: Drip Irrigation at Springs Preserve

  • 9:00am-12:00pm
  • FREE
  • 333 S Valley View Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89107
  • This class, taught by expert staff from the Southern Nevada Water Authority, equips you with the skills to design and install a drip-irrigation system. Learn the complete installation from the street to the plants, including how to select and assemble components. Build a drip-system model right in the classroom and learn how easy it is to save water and have great-looking plants!


Make Your Own Dream Catcher at Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort

  • 9:00am-3:00pm
  • $3 museum entry, children 12 and under FREE
  • 500 E Washington Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89101
  • Learn how to keep bad dreams away by making your own dream catcher. Supplies will be provided by the fort. 


Cox Back-To-School Fair at Galleria at Sunset

  • 10:00am-4:00pm
  • FREE
  • 1300 W Sunset Rd, Henderson, NV 89014
  • Cox Back-to-School Fair kicks off at Galleria on August 11 being the one-stop source for parents and students getting ready to go back to school. We will have Clark County on site for bus route information, school year registration, lunch programs, immunizations and over 30 community booths with information on the upcoming school year.


Nature Tales 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. 


Willy Wonka - Winchester Headliners at Winchester Cultural Center Theater

  • 1:00pm or 6:00pm
  • $7.00 for afternoon show, $8 for evening show
  • 3130 McLeod Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89121
  • Roald Dahl's “Willy Wonka” follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whomever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats, but the fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie Bucket, who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka's rules in the factory or suffer the consequences. 


Summer Concert Series at The District at Green Valley Ranch


Locked Up: The Musical at Summerlin Library

  • 7:30pm-9:45pm
  • FREE
  • 1771 Inner Cir, Las Vegas, NV 89134
  • The first Hollywood Producer who read "Locked Up" said: "I'm making this a movie", now in the works. This original story getting its premiere finds the world's greatest violinist all alone in his own prison cell, but what a day that lies ahead of him. He must fight through his inner torture with his mom, the warden, inmates, his legacy and finally even the devil to find his way. At least he has a girlfriend to help him, but wait, she is just a mannequin. This dark tale is told through music, dance, comedy, a love story, and truly defines the definition of a romantic dark comedy.


"A Touch of Africa Las Vegas" Concert at Clark County Library


Dive-In Movies at Wet 'n' Wild ("Deep")


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



Sunday, August 12th, 2018


Nature Tales at Clark County Wetlands Park


Locked Up: The Musical at Summerlin Library

  • 2:00pm-4:00pm
  • FREE
  • 1771 Inner Cir, Las Vegas, NV 89134
  • The first Hollywood Producer who read "Locked Up" said: "I'm making this a movie", now in the works. This original story getting its premiere finds the world's greatest violinist all alone in his own prison cell, but what a day that lies ahead of him. He must fight through his inner torture with his mom, the warden, inmates, his legacy and finally even the devil to find his way. At least he has a girlfriend to help him, but wait, she is just a mannequin. This dark tale is told through music, dance, comedy, a love story, and truly defines the definition of a romantic dark comedy.


Harlem Globetrotters at Thomas & Mack Center


Second Sunday – Art Show & Entertainment at Downtown Container Park

  • 5:00pm-9:00pm
  • FREE
  • 707 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101
  • Live entertainment by: Pure Joy People & School of Rock; Live art & vending by: Nerdy Nat Crafts, Gear & Clothing, Pink House Henna, Elevated Thoughts, Little Bits, Sacred Gum Drops, Lydia Amial, Vegas Natives, The Block, Jewelisity, Art Nerd Apparel, Aspire To Inspire, Metamorphosis Collection

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