There is so much to do in and around Las Vegas that it can be overwhelming to figure out what to do tonight or this weekend. I have plucked some of the best events around town from the long list of things to do to let you know what’s new in Las Vegas for families, from festivals to free events. OK, full disclosure. I’m tired of forgetting things so I make lists. I love lists. But the paper lists get lost, so I made this list of all the things I think are cool to do this week and share it with you!
I’ll continue to post unusual or worthwhile events daily on the Vegas Kids Zone Facebook page. And don’t forget the VKZ weekly deals page for updated field trips, discount days at area businesses and more! (FYI – golf classes moved to 9 a.m. on Wednesdays!) Take a break from schlepping the kids to the local park (OK, they are pretty great) and explore the city! A BIG EVENT is happening July 22!
The POGO Pass has a big sale happening now! Get the card to gain free access to local play places, sports activities, water parks and more. Use it for the Discovery Museum’s many summer events!
And if you are trekking across the city to go to an event, check out the Las Vegas Bingo car game kids can play (and keep busy) while you drive. It’s FREE for a limited time.
VKZ DEAL! The Refuge Climbing Center
6283 S. Valley View Blvd.
Thursdays, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The professional climbers at Refuge have offered a sweet deal at nearly 50% off for locals! Mention Vegas Kids Zone for the discount! $12 for the day, kids 5 and up, free gear rentals! (shoes are normally $3 to rent, harness is additional $3 to rent).
- After-school programs for children ages 5-18.
- Refuge kid’s club meets every Tuesday and Thursday, 4-5:30 p.m., for beginner climbers ages 5-12 who want to learn basic technique, play games, and develop teamwork skills. The first two practices are free for local children!
- Kids are always welcome to come in and get a day pass to climb for the day anytime! A day pass is $12 for children 11 and under, and $17 for anyone 12 and over.
Pirate School! is a madcap, swashbuckling solo show created and performed by veteran New York actor David Engel. Set to an original cartoon-inspired musical score, complete with sound effects, Pirate Professor Billy Bones teaches the finer points of lighthearted mischief and offers up zany lessons on how to stand, talk, sing and laugh like a boisterous buccaneer, all while promoting good manners, polite behavior, and social courage.
This interactive comedy-adventure is a pro-kid, character-building production where students experience simple solutions to resolving conflict, and the important concepts of respect, responsibility, compassion, and courage are underscored. For ages 5-11.
Programs are free and open to the public, but space may be limited and tickets may be required. For more information, please call the library branch.
Friday Fun Night
The Math Institute
6370 W. Flamingo Road
A community of like-minded students gather in a safe and fun place every Friday night. Play games, chess and poker clubs, and more!
4450 N. Tenaya Way, Suite 150
$50, includes all materials and instruction.
In the Kids Only Chunky Knit Blanket Workshop® kids are guided step-by-step through the hand knitting process to create a super cozy, one-of-a-kind blanket. The blanket requires no needles or knitting experience! You will receive enough chunky chenille yarn (3 Skeins) to make an (approximately) 30″ x 35″ blanket. The finished size may vary depending on your individual hand-knitting process. This is an advanced project and intended for guests aged 10 and up.
PLEASE NOTE: You will be able to choose your yarn colors when you arrive for your workshop. Colors may be limited and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Magical Comedy with Adam London
Spring Valley Library
We love this local comedy magician and have had the chance to talk to him as part of the Behind the Scenes section of VKZ. Magician Adam London will amaze you with his clever wit and sleight of hand at this family-friendly magical comedy show that will leave you wondering, “How did he do that?!”
Board Game Flea Market
Noon – 3pm
Free to browse and buy
Come on out and sell those unused games! Make money to buy MORE games!! $10 per table. Sellers can start setting up at 11:30 a.m. Email: email@example.com
Alice in Wonderland
3460 Cavaretta Court, 89103
Join your favorite characters from through the looking glass as a unique production of the famed Alice in Wonderland comes to The Space every Sunday in August. After two highly attended afternoons in July, the musical and puppetry production of the timeless classic has been extended due to popular demand. The production of Alice in Wonderland is every Sunday in August at 2 p.m. All tickets are $25 and available online at www.thespacelv.com or at the door pending availability.
HyperX Esports Arena
3900 South Las Vegas Boulevard
$15/team or $5/player online registration
The tournaments are fun as a player or spectator at this massive indoor esports arena. Every Monday, HyperX Esports Arena hosts a hoppin’ Pokemon UNITE tournament for all skill levels!
Free Balloon Twisting
Bouncy World Indoor Bounce Playland & Cafe
4549 Blue Diamond Road
Broadway on the Lawn – High School Musical on Stage
7:30 p.m. (Thursday-Sunday through July 17)
Free event is for all ages so grab your family, friends and fur babies and join in on the fun. Go VIP and experience an exclusive outdoor picnic. Picnic tables are set up for you and 6 of your guests to enjoy the event in comfort and style. Vendors will offer sweet treats and drinks for purchase.
Homeschooling? Check out the freebie deals on The Homeschool Café.