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Upcoming Events in Las Vegas – April

Spring is in the air and lots of fairs and festivals are part of the agenda for upcoming events in Las Vegas this April. Don’t forget our local minor league baseball team the Area 51’s are hitting the field once more. Play Ball!!imgres-7

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts

This is Las Vegas’ mini Lincoln Center, so to speak. It is an outstanding venue for Jazz, Broadway shows, concerts and home to the Leid Discovery Children’s Museum.  The Smith Center is the best place in Vegas to see quality performances at reasonable prices. For more about the Smith Center read here. 

Henderson Pavilion

In our sister city of Henderson you’ll find many concerts and shows at this wonderful outdoor venue at wallet friendly prices.

Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational 4/3 – 4/6/14

The Annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational is coming back to Las Vegas this April 3 – 6, 2014.  It’s an everybody who’s anybody celebrity packed charity event held at world-renowned Shadow Creek Golf Course.

First Friday Arts Festival – Fri, 4/4/14

Love music? art? dance? Experience First Friday in Las Vegas. It’s unlike anything else in town. Read more about First Friday here.

Floating Stage Jazz on the Lake

Floating Stage Jazz on the Lake

The ACM Awards – Sun, 4/6/14

Get your cowboy on at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Giddy-up ya’ll!!

Saturday Night Jazz on the Lake – Every Saturday

Enjoy outdoor concerts lakeside at beautiful Lake Las Vegas. Bring a blanket and grab a cozy spot on the lawn. No coolers please. Wander through the village for a bite to eat or drink, better yet make reservations at Sunset & Vines for an outstanding dining experience. Tickets only $5!!

Wine Walk at Town Square – Sat, 4/5/14

Sample up to 20 different wines while listening to live music. It’s a perfect night out. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Proceeds benefit New Vista; a charity that helps empower the disabled community.

Las Vegas 51’s Opening Day – Thur, 4/3/14

Support our local Minor League team. Great place for some family fun. Check for special events and packages. And don’t imgresforget the fireworks nights or dollar beer nights. It’s the biggest bargain in town.

6th Annual Spring Wine & Jazz Fest – Golden Nugget 4/4-6/14

Start the grape juice fun poolside with live jazz and rub elbows with the wine makers. Saturday is the “Grand” tasting  and will feature a showdown between California, Chile and Argentina’s best wines. Live jazz and delicious food make this a don’t miss event at an excellent hotel and casino. Go to one days event or try them all.

Vegas StrEATs – Sat, 4/12/14

Taking place the second Saturday of each month the Vegas StrEATs event is a treat for the tummy and the ears. Enjoy the best “meals on wheels” in the valley just outside the El Cortez Hotel & Casino in Downtown Las Vegas. Food trucks meet here to bring you some of the most creative and delicious food ever to come from a rolling kitchen. Discover some of the best local musical talent while you munch away.

Vegas Loves Brazil Festival – Sat,  4/5 – 4/6/2014

Music, food, rides and beautiful woman of Brazil make this a festival full of fun.

Clark County Fair & Rodeo – Thur, 4/10 – 4/13/2014Poster2013

Don’t miss this event! It’s a real honest to goodness country fair with prize winning live stock, carnival rides, shows, every type of food you can imagine and a rodeo, too.

Henderson Pavilion

In our sister city of Henderson you’ll find many concerts and shows at this wonderful outdoor venue at wallet friendly prices.

13 Annual Pure Aloha Festival - Thur – Sun 4/17 – 4/20/14

Carnival rides, grass skirts, Polynesian food and music are what’s in store for you at the Rio.

Pirate Fest – Fri – Sun, 4/25 – 27/14

Ahoy mateys! Bring the whole family out for this event and dress the part. It’s not just a festival, it’s a chance to be part of the world of pirates! Come out to the newly upgraded and refurbished Lorenzi Park and enjoy non-stop entertainment, food, fun, beer, a Cardboard Regatta and lots more. See website for details and discounts on early ticket purchases.

Sabakon – Sat,  4/26 – 4/27/14

Formally known as Anime Day Vegas will be held at Alexis Park Resort. The event will have exhibitors, artists, panels. games. guests, bands, video game tournaments, music and more.

Las Vegas City of Lights Jazz and R&B Festival – Fri, 4/25 – 4/27/14

The festival will be held for its 22nd year at the Clark County Gov’t Amphitheater.

Team Dart – Fri, 4/25 – 5/3/14

Bally’s hosts the 29th annual and worlds largest soft-tip dart tournament. Beginners and masters both compete in this tournament.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Championship Series – Fri, 4/11 – 4/13/14

Held at Cashman Center, consisting of 38 players from all over the world competing for a spot in the World Championships.

Las Vegas Chocolate Festival & Pastry Show – Sat, 4/5/14

Held at The Shops at Crystals at Aria the worlds best chocolatiers and pastry chefs put on the greatest chocolate show in vegas.

Rockstar Beer Festival – Fri, 4/4/14

With a ticket to the Rockstar Beer Festival at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino youll have unlimited samples of over 80 craft beers! Walk around sampling different beers while DJ’s and local bands take the stage.

Run With The Bulls – Fri, 4/11 – 4/13/14

With a dozen 1500lb. bulls running after you, be sure to read the rules throughly, and wear your fastest shoes.

Viva Las Vegas Car Show and Rockabilly Weekend – Thur, 4/17 – 4/20/14

Rockabilly music, cars, exhibits, and vendors at this fun filled weekend at the Orleans Hotel & Casino.

50th Birthday Celebration of the Ford Mustang – Fri, 4/16 – 4/20/14

Hosted by the Mustang Club of America at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

I Love Steppin – Fri, 4/25 – 4/27/14

I Love Steppin’s 6th year anniversary steppers weekend will be held at the Orleans Hotel & Casino.

40th Annual UNLVino – Fri, 4/18 – 4/21/14

This event started as just a small group of wine enthusiasts at UNLVand has grown to such a huge annual event that it is now spread out over four days!! Take a sip for scholarship! Check here for more wine events.

Celtic Gathering & Highland Games – Sat, 4/12 – 4/13/14

C’mon. You know you want to see the caber toss. Bagpipes, men in skirts and great food; fun for all the lads and lassies!imgres-4

Wonderground – Thur, 4/17/14

This monthly magical event takes place at The Olive, a Mediterranean restaurant and hookah lounge, on the third Thursday of each month and is one of the best kept secrets for great entertainment in Las Vegas and at very small price. The entertainment is headlined by Jeff McBride, a world-class magician who also teaches his craft. The entertainment isn’t limited to magic; you’ll also see belly dancers, musicians,comedians, jugglers and more.

Las Vegas Food Fest – Thur, 4/24 – 4/27/14

The Silverton is the place to be this weekend for the fourth annual Las Vegas Foodie Fest! Over 30 food trucks featuring the best meals on wheels in Las Vegas will be at the Silverton Hotel & Casino. Drink your way through the Beer Garden, join the eating contests, ride the carnival rides and have a scrumptious time.

Great Vegas Festival of Beer – Sat, 4/26/14

Where there’s beer….there’s good times. Find your favorite brew at this awesome event.


Marathons, Runs, Walks and Races

Mud Run

Mad Mud Run

April 5, 2014 Saturday – Blacklight Run

April 5, 2014 Saturday – Nevada Super Spartan

April 5, 2014 Saturday – The Biggest Loser RunWalk Off-Road Challenge

April 5, 2014 Saturday – Windy 25 Memorial 5K

April 6, 2014 Sunday – Rockin Rabbit Run

April 12, 2014 Saturday – RAGE Triathlon

April 12, 2014 Saturday – Summerlin Half Marathon

April 12, 2014 Saturday – The Dirty Vert

April 13, 2014 Sunday – Lifetime Indoor Triathlon

April 19, 2014 Saturday – Escape from Prison Hill Half Marathon & 10K

April 19, 2014 Saturday – Mesquite Spring 5K

April 19, 2014 Saturday – Mustang 50th Half Marathon & 5K

April 26, 2014 Saturday – Grant a Gift Autism Run/Walk for Hope

April 26, 2014 Saturday – Tough Mudder

April 27, 2014 Sunday – Spring Forward for Autism 5K

April 27, 2014 Sunday – Zombie Apocalypse 5K



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