Upcoming Youth and Family Activities

Below is just a small sample of upcoming events for the family in Ward 5. For additional events, visit the recreation calendar web page.

* These events are subject to change. Please call the event location to confirm details.

Upcoming Events

Pirate Fest Las Vegas (all ages)
Friday-Sunday, April 25-27; Friday noon-7:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Tickets: Children ages 5-12, seniors 65+, and active or retired military with ID – $8/day or $15 for 3-day pass. Ages 13-64 – $12/day or $20 for 3-day pass. Ward 5 children will have free admission Friday, April 25, from noon to 4 p.m., with coupon.  
Lorenzi Park, 3333 W. Washington Ave.
Enjoy the Zappos Cardboard Regatta, steampunk characters, fairy realm, contests, competitions, the Kids Treasure Map Challenge, rope making, music, entertainers, food, games, vendors, activities and more! Go to www.piratefestlv.com/ for details and tickets. This event is co-sponsored by the city of Las Vegas, Ward 5 Councilman Ricki Y. Barlow and R & J Productions. Call 702-631-6682 for more information.

Ward 5 Bluegrass in the Park
Sunday, May 4, 1 to 3 p.m.
Free and open to the public.
Lorenzi Park Lake Band Shell, 3333 W. Washington Ave.
Councilman Barlow invites you to bring the entire family to this free event to enjoy the music of local bluegrass and acoustic bands playing traditional American music with banjos, fiddles, guitars and mandolins. For more information, call (702) 229-5443.

Helldorado Rodeo Days & Parade
May 14-18
Tickets available at http://www.elkshelldorado.com/.
Helldorado Rodeo Grounds in Symphony Park on Grand Central Parkway, between City Parkway and Clark, near The Smith Center.

2014 Helldorado Schedule of Events

WEDNESDAY, MAY 14
Wednesday is “Purple” Night in recognition of the Man Up Crusade group. Attendees are encouraged to wear purple in support of helping abused women and children. Ticket proceeds go to charities helping these causes.
5 p.m.: There will be a carnival, exhibits, food vendors, a concert and children events like Mutton Busting.
6:30 p.m.: The Helldorado Rodeo will feature local talent.
9:30 p.m.: FREE concert (Artist TBD)
 
THURSDAY, MAY 15
Thursday is “Pink Night.” Attendees are encouraged to wear pink in support of helping those battling breast cancer. Ticket proceeds will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
5 p.m.: There will be a carnival, exhibits, food vendors, a concert and children's events.
7 p.m.: Children's events, including Mutton Busting, will be in the arena.
8 p.m.: The first night of PRCA rodeo action begins.
*The Rowdy Band will be playing in the Bar Tent throughout the evening.

FRIDAY, MAY 16
Friday will feature a tribute to the military and veterans with ticket proceeds benefiting charities helping these causes. Various vendors will have military promotions, as well. The Elks will be conducting a Hall of Fame Presentation.
5 p.m.: There will be a carnival, exhibits, food vendors, a concert and children's events.
6 p.m.: The ever-popular Whiskerino Contest will take place in the Bar Tent.
7 p.m.: Children's events, including Mutton Busting, will be in the arena.
8 p.m.: The second night of PRCA rodeo action begins.
*The Rowdy Band will be playing in the Bar Tent throughout the evening.

SATURDAY, MAY 17
Saturday is a celebration of Nevada's Sesquicentennial, the 150-year anniversary of Nevada's entry to the Union.  Helldorado Rodeo and Parade is an “Official Event” in the year-long celebration.
5 p.m.: There will be a carnival, exhibits, food vendors, a concert and children's events.
5 p.m.: Full-scale Helldorado Parade begins (northbound on Fourth Street from Gass Avenue to Ogden Avenue)
7 p.m.: Children's events, including Mutton Busting, will be in the arena.
8 p.m.: The final night of PRCA rodeo action begins.
*The Rowdy Band will be playing in the Bar Tent throughout the evening.

SUNDAY, MAY 18
Sunday welcomes a brand new rodeo addition -- Fiesta Del Charro -- a regional and traditional Mexican horseman event. It featuring competitors hailing from south of the border, welcomes more audiences and brings a new stylistic flair.
2 p.m.: There will be a carnival, exhibits, food vendors, a concert and children's events.
4 p.m.: Fiesta Del Charro Rodeo featuring “Thomas” begins.
 
For more event information, visit http://www.elkshelldorado.com/.
See the parade application.

Ward 5 Free Fishing Day
Saturday, June 14
Free and open to the public.
Lorenzi Park Lake, 3333 W. Washington Ave.
No fishing license required on Nevada Free Fishing Day.

Ward 5 Summer Splash
Saturday, July 12, noon to 4 p.m.
Free and open to the public.
Doolittle Pool, 1950 N. J St., (702) 229-6309.

Ongoing Events

Pickle Ball (adults)
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9 to 11:30 a.m.
Fee: $2 annual gym membership.
Dula Gym, 441 E. Bonanza Road, (702) 229-6307.
Pickle ball is easy to play. Equipment and instruction are provided. Pickle Ball is a good activity for seniors, as well.



Contact Information

Ward 5
City Hall
495. S. Main St.
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Phone: (702) 229-6405
Fax: (702) 382-8558
E-mail

Business Hours: Monday to Thursday 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., CLOSED Friday

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