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

by Kimberley McGee

Sept. 23 – Fresh updates today!

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!

If you homeschool, I’ve moved the homeschool meetups and classes because there are just so many!

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! I also found some great online deals for supplies!

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.
Vegas Car Bingo

Sept. 24

Great American Foodie Fest
Galleria Mall, Henderson
Thursday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday 5 -11 p.m., Saturday from11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and on Sunday from noon to 10 p.m.(702) 410-8565
Four Day Pass will be $8 presale, $10 at the gate with unlimited re-entry to the festival. Children under 54 inches will receive complimentary admission.

The Great American Foodie Fest features more than 50 of the Nation’s best gourmet food trucks and specialty foods, with some of which have been featured on The Food Network, History Channel, Cooking Channel and Travel Channel along with carnival rides, beer garden, epic eating contests, vendor booths and live entertainment.

Springs Preserve, Origen Museum
Friday-Monday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
FREE for members or with paid Springs Preserve general admission

Get ready for BIG play, BIG toys and BIG fun! Enter a world of rediscovery, delight and wonder as you play, learn and experiment with toys created from the 1900s to today at Toytopia. Whatever your favorite toy–then and now–you’re sure to find it in the exhibit that’s guaranteed to rekindle the wonder and delight of your favorite childhood moments.

Toytopia includes information on the development of iconic toys to help visitors better understand the history of toys. The exhibit features:

  • World’s largest Etch-A-Sketch–it’s almost 8 feet tall!
  • Retro 80s arcade area, with working classic games
  • Life-size doll house, with engaging play areas
  • LEGO® play area, wall and train that runs through a LEGO landscape
  • Life-size Monopoly car and game board–visitors can sit inside for a unique photo opportunity
  • Large toy clock tower that displays interactive and engaging toy displays

Toytopia at the Springs Preserve is fun for visitors of all ages with beautiful, compelling and educational displays.

Teen Lounge
Summerlin Library
4:30-5:30 p.m.
Ages 13-17

Come hang out, visit with friends, craft, read, snack and relax! Ages 13-17

Sept. 25

Indigenous Peoples Market and Festival
Old Mormon Fort
10 a.m.- 3 p.m.
FREE or 702-486-3511

Celebrate Native American cultures through art, crafts, Indigenous dance presentations, music, and food!! This will be a fun filled event for the whole family! September 25th in National Public Lands Day so admission is FREE!
Wurst Dam Car Show
Boulder CityThis popular and successful annual event is Sunrise Rotary’s annual fundraising project and the proceeds go back into community activities, the largest of these being the alcohol and drug-free, “All Night Graduation Party” hosted for the Boulder City High School graduating seniors. Planned to keep young adults safe on graduation night, the event takes lots of manpower and costs a great deal. However, it is Sunrise Rotary’s most rewarding project, so we appreciate your support of our event and more importantly, we’re proud of the work our organization does within the community with the funds we are able to raise!
Stories & Sticks with the Henderson Silver Knights
Paseo Verde Library, Henderson
9 a.m.- noon
Join Henderson Libraries to celebrate Library Card Sign-up Month with new Henderson Silver Knights library cards, a chance to meet HSK’s mascot Lucky and the Jesters cheer team, games, crafts, a reading challenge, and more!

Sept. 26

Citizen Science
Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway.
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.Changes in our environment, plants, and animals are all connected, but how do we know if something is changing? Join an educator to explore the changes taking place around us and learn how to become a citizen scientist. 4th-grade participants will get a free Every Kid Outdoors pass which offers access to many of America’s public lands.

Sept. 29

Education and Community Resource Fair
Centennial Hills YMCA
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Circus classes! Theater and Dance Courses! Discovery Children’s Museum, Bloom Academy, Kool Minds Academy of Learning and so much more!  We’ll have local education resources, national online education programs and curriculum, fall photo sessions, a Homeschool Help and Co-Op class in a separate classroom, giveaways, a scavenger hunt and more fun things for families. And it’s FREE!

Sept. 30

Little Barn
Horses 4 Heroes
9:30 am to 11:00 am.

Got littles? Bring them to Horses 4 Heroes Little Barn, every Friday, 9:30 am to 11:00 am. Admission is $10 per child for the first two kids and $5 for each additional child. Fun for ages 2 to 7 but older siblings are welcome, too! Activities include a horse ride, interactions with miniature horses, playtime with farm animals, bounce house, all in a safe, outdoor farm atmosphere. Space is limited so register here, now: or email Volunteers welcome, too!

Oct. 1

Parade of Mischief
Downtown Summerlin
Friday & Saturday
6:45 p.m.- 7:15 p.m.

This October, get in the spirit of Halloween with Downtown Summerlin’s “Parade of Mischief” presented by SelectHealth®. A frightfully festive family-friendly parade filling the streets of Downtown Summerlin with mischievous mayhem featuring dancing zombies, ghosts, witches, wizards, and more! Gather every Friday and Saturday at 7pm for eerily awesome and spooky fun!



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