Top 10 Things to do in Las Vegas with Kids This Week

by Kimberley McGee

There is so much to do in and around Las Vegas that it can be overwhelming. I have plucked some of the best events around town from the ocean of activities to let you know what’s new in Las Vegas for families, from festivals to free events. Take a break from schlepping the kids to the local park (OK, they are pretty great) and explore the city!

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!)

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!

POGO PASS

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.
Vegas Car Bingo

 

June 18

10th Annual Juneteenth Jazz, Arts & Spoken Word Celebration
West Las Vegas Library
11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Free

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the passage of Nevada’s recognition of Juneteenth with critical thinking, conversation, videos, lectures, music and edutainment.

Music from the Belly of the Slave Ship: Juneteenth Jazz, Blues, R&B ● Olabisi African Dance Ensemble ● Spoken word performed by Griot Nation ● Pioneer Awards recognizing local heritage.

Free and open to the public. For more information, please call 702.507.3989 . Visit the website: www.JuneteenthNevada.org

Daddy Daughter Dance
Princess Parties
6:30 p.m.

Ticket price includes:

  • Unlimited Taco Buffet by Taco Blvd. & Dessert
  • Face Painting
  • Balloon Twisting
  • Dance Party Goodie Band
  • Carnival Games
  • Princess Meet & Greet
  • Local Market

Dance starts at 7:30 p.m. with music by David Perrico’s Pop 40.

June 19

Discovery Children’s Museum Celebrates Juneteenth 

Special art workshops, kids can a make replica Juneteenth Flag and the first 250 kids get in free thanks to NV Energy Foundation.

10-10:30 a.m. Flag Raising Ceremony | Poetry Reading

11 a.m. – Performance by Molodi 

11a.m. – 5p.m. – Art workshops

father's day story time on the train in boulder city

Storytime Train Ride with Dad

Trains depart at 10 a.m, noon, 2 & 4 p.m.

A fun train ride out of Boulder City for your family where the kids use kid-safe color markers on clip-art coloring pages, or books.

Las Vegas Michelada Fest 2021
2 p.m.
First 200 tickets are $5, kids under 3 are free, VIP bracelet $20.

Pony rides, food vendors, lots of family fun things going on.

Live Saver Classes
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

I get a lot of asks about where to learn CPR for kids so thought I would include these whenever I can. In an emergency, it can take paramedics up to six minutes to arrive. Learn what to do to help in those first six. Attend a Free Community Lifesaver Class at the Henderson Fire Training Center that will provide instruction on CPR, AED, bleeding control, and the new HFD app. Ages 12+. Register Online Here: http://bit.ly/HFDLifesaverClass

June 20

I have posted about food and drink specials and events for Father’s Day. Go on over there and pick up the free Father’s Day gift book kids can make for dear ol’ dad! There’s meal deals, free events and more!

June 21

World Giraffe Day
Lion Habitat Ranch
10 a.m. -2 p.m.

Celebrate World Giraffe Day at the Lion Habitat Ranch with Ozzie! Get a behind the scenes look with the VKZ Q&A with a lion handler from the Habitat Ranch. Buy tickets here for the extra value day and a scavenger hunt for kids to learn about giraffes and a couple of other surprises!

June 22

Homeschool Roundtable
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Are you homeschool curious? Come say hi to and join us for an indoor park day at Centennial Hills library.

homeschool meetup

 June 23

Spring Mountain Ranch
8-10 p.m.
“Singin’ in the Rain”We need this, don’t we?! Let’s all go and manifest rain in the valley! If we can’t have a dewy night, we can get our fill of a lovely Debbie Reynolds and Gene Kelly tapping and dancing through some beautifully choreographed scenes.

June 24

100 Academy School Information Session
100 Academy School of Engineering & Technology
2341 Comstock Drive
(702) 636-2551

I get a lot of requests from locals and those moving to town about area schools. I am working hard to get to all the new characters and share their info with you in Q&As with directors and teachers.

To Register for the Information session click here.

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