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.

Free Tennis Lessons!
USTA Nevada is happy to continue offering free tennis lessons to all ages. To obtain free tennis lessons, complete the registration form. For more information, visit ustanevada.com online, call 702-792-8384, ext. 101, or email freetennis@ustanevada.com. When you register, you will be emailed a certificate to take a FREE tennis lesson at any one or all of the participating facilities. No tennis experience is necessary! In addition, everyone who registers also will receive a free Nevada Tennis Association membership, which includes an enewsletter and special invitations to community tennis events. And if you need a FREE loaner tennis racket, just let them know and USTA Nevada, in conjunction with their Racquet Recycle Program, will be happy to provide one for you.

Life is Beautiful Festival
Friday-Sunday, Oct. 24-26.
Downtown Las Vegas
Go online for tickets and information.

Kianga Isoke Palacio Park at Doolittle Complex Reopening Ribbon-Cutting
Thursday, Oct. 30, 11 a.m. to noon.
Free and open to the public.
Kianga Isoke Palacio Park at Doolittle Complex, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd.

Howling Halloween Carnival

Thursday, Oct. 30, 6 to 8 p.m.
Free and open to families with children ages walking to 11 years old.
Doolittle Community Center, 1950 N. J St., 702-229-6374.
Bring the family to enjoy the annual Doolittle Howling Halloween Carnival. There will be games, drawings and a costume contest, as well as a trunk-or-treat area!

Nevada Day Parade

Friday, Oct. 31, 10 a.m.
Free and open to the public.
Downtown Fourth Street parade route from Gass to Ogden avenues. Everyone is invited to come watch the parade in honor of Nevada's Sesquicentennial celebration. For more Nevada Day parade information, visit online.

Halloween Parade
Friday, Oct. 31, 7 p.m.
Free and open to the public.
Eastbound on Fremont Street from 13th to 8th streets.
For more information, go online to http://thelasvegashalloweenparade.com/.

Ward 5 Bluegrass Music Festival in the Park
Sunday, Nov. 2, noon to 5 p.m.
Free and open to the public.
Samy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza, 720 Twin Lakes Drive in Lorenzi Park
Enjoy performances by local bluegrass bands. Food truck will have refreshments for sale. See the flier.

Ward 5 Teen Town Hall
Thursday, Nov. 6, 10 a.m.
Open to invited high school students.
Las Vegas City Hall, 495 S. Main St., second-floor Council Chambers. Watch live on KCLV-TV 2 or online at www.kclv.tv/ as teens from seven area high schools discuss issues of concern. Hosted by Ward 5 Councilman Ricki Y. Barlow and a special guest. Check the schedule at www.kclv.tv/ for rebroadcast times.

Ward 5 Fishing Derby
(school-age youth and their mentors)
Saturday, Nov. 8, 8 a.m. to noon.
Free and open to the public.
Lorenzi Park Lake, 3333 W. Washington Ave.
See the flier for details.  Preregistration requested; call 702-229-5443 by noon Nov. 4 to preregister. Continental breakfast and brown bag lunch will be provided while supplies last. Community organizations that wish to register large groups of youth should call 702-229-5443 in advance for information. Adult fishing mentors are being recruited in advance of the event.  Individual interested in serving as a mentor should call 702-229-5443 for information on fishing training (provided by the Nevada Department of Wildlife) to be scheduled in advance of the derby. The department will have 250 fishing poles to lend (identification required in order to borrow a pole), but demand is expected to exceed supply. Bring fishing poles and tackle if you have them. The event is sponsored by Councilman Ricki Y. Barlow and supported by the U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management, Nevada Department of Wildlife, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, KCEP Power 88 Radio, Outside Las Vegas Foundation, Starbucks Coffee, and the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Psi Upsilon Omega Chapter. 

Ward 5 Holiday Tree Lighting (all ages)
Tuesday, Dec. 2, 6 p.m.
Free and open to the public.
Lorenzi Park, 3333 W. Washington Ave.
Join Councilman Barlow for this annual holiday tradition. Call 702-229-5443 for more details.

Las Vegas Great Santa Run
Saturday, Dec. 6, 8 a.m. registration, entertainment and pre-party; 10 a.m. run begins.
Downtown Las Vegas
Tenth anniversary of this event downtown to support Opportunity Village. Go online for more information and registration.

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

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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