What To Do In Las Vegas: Presidents' Day Weekend

Looking for something to do over around Las Vegas that's not necessarily down on the Strip? You can participate in a variety of activities all weekend long!

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

Saturday, February 16th, 2019

Archery Basic Class at Clark County Shooting Complex

  • 9:00am
  • $5 for under 18 years old, $10 for 18 and older 
  • 11357 N Decatur Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89131
  • Have you ever thought about learning how to shoot a bow? Now is your chance to learn at theClark County Shooting Complex Archery Range! After learning these basic skills you will have a chance to test your skills and shoot using the Genesis bow. The Genesis bow fits almost everyone's style of shooting!

Black History Month Festival at Springs Preserve

  • 10:00am-4:00pm
  • $6 adults, $4 children
  • 333 S Valley View Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89107
  • Springs Preserve is celebrating the contributions of African-Americans to our community with music, food and dance at their 10th annual Black History Month Festival.

Paint with a Ranger at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park

  • 10:00am-12:00pm
  • $10 entry fee to 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.

Storytime Train at Nevada State Railroad Museum in Boulder City

  • 10:00am, 11:30am, 1:00pm, 2:30pm 
  • $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. 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.

Curious Cottontails at Clark County Wetlands Park

O Sole Trio Live In Concert at Windmill Library

  • 2:00pm
  • FREE
  • 7060 W Windmill Ln, Las Vegas, NV 89113
  • Your ears will be delighted by the lush arrangements and unparalleled vocals of Erin Shields, Giuseppe Spoleini, and David Shenton. This international sensation has performed to sold-out crowds at some of the world’s most prestigious venues, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and Ronnie Scott’s in London. Featuring timeless love songs and reimagined arrangements of pop, classical, and musical theater songs, their repertoire range from the beautiful melody of “O Sole Mio” to Journey’s smash hit, “Open Arms.”

"No Place To Be Somebody" By American playwright Charles Gordone, A Black-Black Comedy at West Las Vegas Library

  • 7:00pm
  • FREE
  • 951 W Lake Mead Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89106
  • Join us in celebrating African American History & Heritage Month with American playwright Charles Gordone's Black-Black Comedy "NO PLACE TO BE SOMEBODY." A black bartender in New York City attempts to outwit a white mobster syndicate. The play received the 1970 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Charles Gordone's Pulitzer signified two firsts: he was the first African American playwright to receive a Pulitzer, and NO PLACE TO BE SOMEBODY was the first Off-Broadway play to receive the Pulitzer. Co-sponsored by the Leain Vashon. For Mature Audiences.

Empress Al-Yasha and Senses - Live Jazz Concert at Winchester Cultural Center

  • 7:00pm
  • $15
  • 3130 McLeod Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89121
  • The eclectic singer/songwriter Empress Al-Yasha is internationally renowned for her diversecompositions, vocal style and novel and fresh performances. She writes in the jazz-blues-and R&B idioms and entices you with the ambiance of her Caribbean roots. Vocally surging with wonderful colors and textures, Empress shares herself with her audience with total ease. Upbeat, humorous and inspiring, she presents her songs with emotion and style.

Sunday, February 17th, 2019

Java Jaunt: Birds at Clark County Wetlands Park

  • 7:300am
  • FREE
  • 7050 Wetlands Park Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89122
  • Walk with a Red Rock Audubon Society birding expert and a Wetlands Park nature guide, and learn more about the birds found in and around the Las Vegas Wash. Get to know other bird enthusiasts and learn about birding resources. Be prepared to walk up to two miles. We’ll meet at the Picnic Cafe. Binoculars available to borrow. Advance signup required. Ages 10+.

Mardi Gras Masquerade Run (5K, 10K, half marathon) at Equestrian Park

  • 8:00am
  • Prices vary per race
  • 1298 Equestrian Dr, Henderson, NV 89015
  • Join BBSC and participate in this festive Las Vegas Run! Enjoy a beautiful desert sunrise and crisp morning temperatures while you run the River Mountain Loop Trail from Equestrian Park. Enjoy views of the Strip from a distance, and wear your Mardi Gras attire for a chance to win a prize in the costume contest. Race in the Half Marathon distance and enjoy 13.1 miles of scenic rolling trails.

Archery at the Ranch at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park

  • 10:00am-12:00pm
  • $10 entry fee to park
  • 6375 Nevada 159, Blue Diamond, NV 89004
  • Feel the electrifying “twang” of a bowstring. Experience the anticipation as your arrow hangs in the air between you and your target. Watch the smile bloom on your child’s face as their arrow sinks into the bullseye! Spring Mountain Ranch State Park offers archery target shooting programs that conform to National Archery in Schools Program safety standards. We provide all the equipment and training; you only need to bring your curiosity and a sharp eye! No prior archery experience is necessary. This program is recommended for everyone ages ten and older.

Sunday Storytime at Clark County Wetlands Park

  • 11:00am
  • FREE
  • 7050 Wetlands Park Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89122
  • Join a librarian from Whitney Library for a nature-themed Storytime in the Nature Center Picnic Café (no food service). Free. Walk-in, no advance registration required.

"No Place To Be Somebody" By American playwright Charles Gordone, A Black-Black Comedy at West Las Vegas Library

  • 2:00pm
  • FREE
  • 951 W Lake Mead Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89106
  • Join us in celebrating African American History & Heritage Month with American playwright Charles Gordone's Black-Black Comedy "NO PLACE TO BE SOMEBODY." A black bartender in New York City attempts to outwit a white mobster syndicate. The play received the 1970 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Charles Gordone's Pulitzer signified two firsts: he was the first African American playwright to receive a Pulitzer, and NO PLACE TO BE SOMEBODY was the first Off-Broadway play to receive the Pulitzer. Co-sponsored by the Leain Vashon. For Mature Audiences.

I Love Paris at Clark County Library

  • 2:00pm
  • FREE
  • 1401 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89119
  • Enjoy French and American jazz classics performed by Sylvie Boisel, and inspired by the City of Lights, including those made famous by Edith Piaf and Maurice Chevalier. This bilingual solo concert will transport you to your favorite café along the Champs-Élysées.

The Music Behind The Games at Windmill Library

  • 2:00pm
  • FREE
  • 7060 W Windmill Ln, Las Vegas, NV 89113
  • What makes video games so addictive? It could be the music. Las Vegas composer, DJ, and percussionist Aaron Ramsey leads an interactive program exploring the magic of video game music. This gifted performance artist plays a unique percussion configuration that he designed — a feast for the eyes and the ears. Get ready for some audience participation, as the orchestra and their special guest reveal some of the secrets of music making in the digital age.  Co-sponsored by the Dr. Shirley Linzy Young Artists Orchestra of Las Vegas.

Monday, February 18th, 2019

Wetlands Explorer Days at Clark County Wetlands Park

  • 7:300am
  • FREE
  • 7050 Wetlands Park Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89122
  • They're open on President’s Day! Come to the Exhibit Hall for activity books to explore some of the best places for kids at Wetlands Park. Complete all the activities for prizes. Free. Open to all ages. Walk in.

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