Annual Festivals/Fairs in Las Vegas, NV
The 50th annual Art in the Park will be held Oct. 6-7. Art in the Park is one of the largest outdoor juried art festivals in the Southwest and is the largest fundraiser for the Boulder City Hospital Foundation. The event is held in Wilbur, Bicentennial and Escalante parks, not far from Lake Mead, and Hoover Dam. There will be more than 300 juried fine art, fine craft and traditional craft artists selling original artwork. More than 25 vendors will be offering food, drink and adult beverages including beer, wine, mimosa, bloody Mary, and margarita. Live demonstrations, live music, activities for children and raffle giveaways will also be featured. The event is free to the public, and is expected to attract over 100,000 visitors.
The 8th Annual Best Dam Barbecue Challenge is a fun day event for families. This year’s challenge will be held May 25-26 in historic old town Boulder City, as master grillers compete for this year’s Kansas City Barbeque Society’s State Championship title and $10,000 in cash prizes. There will be a children’s challenge for $200 First Prize Purse for the annual Memphis Championship Barbecue Kids Que on May 26. Restored classic cars will be on display during the event including Classic Chevy Convertibles and Mustang Muscle Cars. There will be the family fun zone, live music, entertainment, pancake breakfast, fun run, and Boulder City Police vs. Firefighter Rib Eating Contest.
Electric Daisy Carnival combines the world's most renowned dance and music talent with leading-edge production to create an experience of sight and sound. More than 100 artists, performers, and theatrical groups are expected to perform at this year’s 16th annual Electric Daisy Carnival. World-class electronic acts from across the globe will gather at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway June 8-10 for the return of North America’s largest electronic music festival on seven stages going from dusk until dawn with over 300,000 fans expected to attend. This year’s festival will bring European hard style powerhouse, Q-dance, to fans in Las Vegas for the company’s first ever debut in the United States.
Las Vegas Helldorado Days will be held May 17-20, a four-day series of outdoor community events including a professional rodeo. This fun festival is a Las Vegas tradition that recaptures the spirit of the Wild West and the cowboy way of life when adventurous men and women journeyed through the untamed West and pioneered a culture centered on the tenets of honorable behavior, respect and patriotism. The Downtown Las Vegas rodeo grounds will feature a carnival, exhibits and food vendors. Helldorado Days is produced by the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks Lodge No. 1468 in order to raise money for various charities including Breast Cancer Awareness for Susan G. Komen for the Cure Southern Nevada.
The 24th annual Snow Mountain Pow Wow will be held May 26-27. Native American tribes from southern Nevada, Arizona and southern California will demonstrate traditions that have transcended time along with contemporary music. Enjoy a unique shopping experience for southwestern jewelry and pottery. Foods offered include fry bread and Indian Tacos. This is considered a rain, wind or shine event and one should prepare for possible high winds. You may bring your own chairs but no alcohol, pets or fireworks will be allowed. The Pow Wow grounds are located at the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe Snow Mountain, on US 95 North at Exit 99, a 20-minute drive north of downtown Las Vegas.