What To Do In Las Vegas: Weekend of August 25th & 26th

It's that time again and there is A LOT GOING ON this weekend! 

Here's a look at some of the little-known things you can do around Las Vegas. You can participate in a variety of activities all weekend long, many of which are family-friendly! Click on the event name to get all the information or on the address to see a map.

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

Saturday, August 25th, 2018

Futurity, Derby & World's Richest Stock Horse at South Point Arena & Equestrian Center

National Park Service Birthday Celebration at Lake Mead Visitor Center

  • 9:00am-4:00pm
  • FREE
  • 10 Lakeshore Rd, Boulder City, NV 89005
  • Join rangers at the Lake Mead Visitor Center Aug. 25 to celebrate the 102nd birthday of the National Park Service. Come ask questions about the iconic parks found throughout the United States, including Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Birthday cake will be served at 12:30 p.m.

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!

Native American Basket Craft at Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort

  • 10:00am-3:00pm
  • FREE (museum admission $3, children 12 & under free)
  • 500 E Washington Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89101
  • Southern Nevada has a rich history of beautiful Native American baskets, and now you can make your own basket replica using a paper cup and raffia!

Something Scottish at Windmill Library

  • 10:00am-3:00pm
  • FREE
  • 7060 W Windmill Ln, Las Vegas, NV 89113
  • It's much more than kilts and bagpipes. Come and experience the unique culture and heritage of Scotland at our annual Scottish festival. Featuring live entertainment, a Wee Bairns Corner for children's activities, and authentic Scottish food for purchase, including sampling the notorious haggis. A cultural celebration the whole family will love.

Nature Tales at Clark County Wetlands Park

Lula Washington Master Class Dance Workshop at West Las Vegas Arts Center

  • 11:00am-12:45pm
  • FREE
  • 947 W Lake Mead Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89106
  • Dancers ages eight to adult are invited to join us for this FREE Master Class facilitated by Lula Washington, founder and Artistic Director of the Lula Washington Dance Theatre and members of the dance company. 

Adult Watercolor at Clark County Wetlands Park

  • 11:00am
  • FREE
  • 7050 Wetlands Park Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89122
  • Learn techniques for capturing the beauty of the park in watercolor. Adults age 18+. This month we’ll be exploring Feathers & Nests in our art. All supplies provided. Free. Advance signup required. Registration opens on the first day of the month.

Preserving Archaeology Through Photography at Nevada State Museum

Americas3 at West Charleston Library

  • 3:00pm-4:45pm
  • FREE
  • 6301 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89146
  • Americas3 paints and international and intercultural, yet personal portrait of what it means to be American- North, Central, and South. The Native American, African and European currents that have heavily shaped who we have become in the Americas, are embodied in the cast of Americas3. Through song, poetry and narration, this musical/theatrical production beautifully draws you into how migration, suffering, work, love, sense of place, and celebration are expressed throughout the Americas. Americas3 is where Native lullabies meet Maya Angelou, and where Jazz, salsa, roots music, and rock and roll hang out together.

Discovery Walk: Beavers at Clark County Wetlands Park

  • 5:00pm
  • FREE
  • 7050 Wetlands Park Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89122
  • Join a nature guide to discover some of the best places to walk and discover the local beaver in the Nature Preserve. No dogs. Be prepared to walk two miles or more. All ages welcome. Free. Advance signup required.

Back To School Night presented by Whelen Engineering at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

  • 5:00pm-10:00pm
  • $8
  • 7000 N Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89115
  • NASCAR Super Late Models, Super Stocks, Bombers (Twin 25s) and Grand American Modifieds, USLCI Legends, Bandoleros and Thunder Cars and skid plate cars!

Savasana and Sangria at The District at Green Valley Ranch

  • 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • FREE
  • 2240 Village Walk Dr., Henderson, NV 89052
  • Join us for Savasana and Sangria at The District! Lululemon is collaborating with Me Gusta Tacos to present a one of a kind yoga experience led by Celine Go in The Courtyard off Main Street.

Community Running Series: Hilly August Nights at Cliff Shadows Park 

  • 7:00pm
  • 5k: $15 in advance / $20 day of race
  • 10k: $25 in advance / $30 day of race
  • 215 Beltway Trail at Cheyenne/Cliff Shadows Pkwy
  • We’ll run the hilliest parts of the 215 Beltway trail at sunset with a full moon. It may also be hot. In August. At night. What goes up, must come down. Right? 

Fiesta Mexicana by Ballet Folklorico at Winchester Cultural Center Theater

  • 7:00pm
  • $12 advance tickets, $14 day of show
  • 3130 McLeod Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89121
  • Ballet Folklorico Sol Huasteco will take the audience on a journey through various states of Mexico with festive, flirty and fun folk dances. Jacquelyn Guzman formed Sol Huasteco in 2012 after her dance students at Rancho High School graduated but wanted to keep dancing. Since then the group has performed all over the valley, and many times at Winchester, including at the Life in Death Festival.

Summer Concert Series at The District at Green Valley Ranch

Sunday, August 26th, 2018

Futurity, Derby & World's Richest Stock Horse at South Point Arena & Equestrian Center

Watercolor for Kids at Clark County Wetlands Park

Garden Class: Landscape Basics at Springs Preserve

Jazz Session Sundays at Downtown Container Park

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