Free and Low-Cost Fun Activities For Youth, Seniors & Adults!

 

 

The days leading up to Halloween and beyond are filled with fun activities for children, seniors and fun seekers of all ages! Find something fun to do below! Some activities require advance registration. Community, senior and cultural centers will be closed Oct. 27 for Nevada Day holiday observance. All activities are subject to change. More information is available at www.artslasvegas.org and www.lasvegasparksandrec.com.

 

 

Halloween Fun & Spooky Treats (ages 7-12)

 

Thursday, Oct. 5, 5:30 p.m.  Advance registration required.

 

Cost: $15 includes everything to make Halloween treats that are spooky and delicious!

 

Mirabelli Community Center, 6200 Hargrove Ave., 702-229-6359.

 

Register your children for Halloween fun in the kitchen! Call 702-229-6359 for registration and information.

 

 

 

Lieburn Make & Do Crew Halloween Project (ages 50+)

 

Thursday, Oct. 12, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Advance registration required.

 

Cost: $3, includes project supplies.

 

Lieburn Senior Center, 6230 Garwood Ave., 702-229-1600.

 

Paint a ghost or pumpkin Halloween decoration on a 2” x 4” block of wood. Registration opens Sept. 1.

 

 

 

Ward 2 Trunk or Treat (all ages)

 

Saturday, Oct. 14, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

Free and open to the public; participation in car show is $30.

 

Veterans Memorial Leisure Services Center, 101 N. Pavilion Center Drive, 702-229-1100.

 

Bring the family in costume to enjoy a car show and free Halloween festival in the parking lot of the community center. Car show entry includes event T-shirt, dash plaque, goody bag and raffle tickets. Call 702-229-2420 for more information. Online car show entry form will be available at www.lasvegasnevada.gov/ward2.


Halloween StorySlam: Facing Your Fears (13+)

 

Saturday, Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m.

 

Cost: Pay what you can at the door; $5 suggested.

 

Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

A “storyslam” is a popular celebration of words and experiences that shape and define who we are. Members of the Las Vegas community are invited to share their own personal, genuine story with the audience, connected to the chosen theme for the evening: “Facing Your Fears.” This event will run approximately 90 minutes and will be conducted by a master of ceremonies from the community. Have a story to tell? Email Cory at cgoble@lasvegasnevada.gov to submit your story idea by Sept. 21! (Material may be unsuitable for children under 13; parental guidance is suggested.) For more information, call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

 

 

Fall Pumpkin Making (ages 5+)

 

Friday, Oct. 20, 5 to 6 p.m. Registration opens Sept. 1; registration required by Oct. 16.

 

Cost: $6.  Participants bring a roll of toilet paper.

 

East Las Vegas Community Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave., 702-229-1515.

 

Make an adorable pumpkin out of a roll of toilet paper, fabric, batting, and embellishments.  Call 702-229-1515 for registration and information.

 

 

 

Ward 4 and YMCA Trunk or Treat

 

Friday, Oct. 20, 6 p.m.

 

Free and open to the public.

 

Durango Hills Community Center/YMCA, 3250 N. Durango Drive

 

Join Councilman Stavros S. Anthony to kick off the Halloween festivities early at the annual trunk-or-treat event. Free candy while supplies last. Open to children of all ages.

 

 

 

Stupak Halloween Carnival (all ages)

 

Saturday, Oct. 21, 10 a.m. to noon.

 

Free and open to the public.

 

Stupak Community Center, 251 W. Boston Ave LV, NV 89102

 

Bring the family to enjoy carnival games, a cupcake walk, bounce house, prizes and more. Call 702-229-2488 for more information.

 

 

 

Ward 4 Trunk or Treat and Movie in the Park (all ages)

 

Saturday, Oct. 21, 5:30 p.m.; movie begins at dusk.

 

Free and open to the public.

 

Police Memorial Park, 3250 Metro Academy Way.

 

Join Councilman Stavros S. Anthony to kick off the Halloween festivities early. Enjoy activities for all ages, including kids’ costume parade, trunk-or-treating, local live entertainment, raffles, community vendors and the family friendly original “Ghostbusters” movie. Free popcorn and water while supplies last. Bring your blanket or low-backed chair for more comfortable lawn seating for the movie. Food truck items will be available for purchase. Call 702-229-2524 for more information. See the flier.


Cimarron Rose Halloween Spooktacular

 

Tuesday, Oct. 24, 6 to 8 p.m.

 

Free for families with children ages 10 and younger.

 

Cimarron Rose Community Center, 5591 N. Cimarron Road, 702-229-1607.

 

Dress in costume to enjoy carnival games, raffle prizes, witches walk and ghost bowling. Refreshments will be available for sale. No registration required.

 

 

 

Izzy & Herman's Two-Year Anniversary Halloween Luncheon (ages 50+)

 

Wednesday, Oct. 25, 11:30 a.m. Advance registration opens Sept. 1; register by Oct. 20.

 

Cost: $5. Must have current city of Las Vegas senior programs membership.

 

Derfelt Senior Center, 3343 W. Washington Ave., 702-229-6601.

 

It's a haunting Halloween celebration! Wear your costumes to celebrate these two lovebirds’ anniversary. Call 702-229-6601 for information and registration.

 

 

 

Doolittle Community Spooktacular Carnival (all ages)

 

Thursday, Oct. 26, 5 to 7 p.m.

 

Free and open to the public.

 

Doolittle Community Center, 1950 N. J St.; Kianga Isoke Palacio Park at Doolittle Complex and Matt Kelly Elementary School.

 

Bring the family for a safe Halloween celebration outside at the Doolittle Complex and park, including games, treats, bounce houses, movie, costume contests with prizes, snacks and more, while supplies last. Cosponsored by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Nevada Black Police Association, Clark County, Nevada Youth Network, Democracy Prep at the Agassi Campus and the city of Las Vegas. See the flier.

 

 

 

East Las Vegas Halloween Carnival (all ages)

 

Thursday, Oct. 26, 5 to 7 p.m.

 

Free and open to the public.

 

East Las Vegas Community Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave., 702-229-1515.

 

Bring the family in costume to enjoy games, a haunted house and trick or treating.

 

 

 

Calaveras Satirical Poetry Workshop, Celebrating Hispanic Heritage (ages 13+)

 

Thursday, Oct. 26, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Advance registration required.

 

Cost: $10; open to beginner and intermediate levels.

 

Historical Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St., 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

Calling all wordsmiths! The city of Las Vegas Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Celebration is coming soon, and we need your talent! In this 90-minute workshop, students will learn the history and significance of this type of Mexican poetry and hear examples from the instructor for inspiration! Paper and writing materials will be provided. In addition, students who complete this workshop will have the opportunity to read their calaveras live on stage at the Dia de los Muertos Celebration Nov. 2, if they choose. Registration open until full. To register online, visit www.artslasvegas.org. For more information, call 702-229-ARTS (2787).


Halloween at the Pool: Witches, Wizards & Water! (all ages)

 

Saturday, Oct. 28, noon to 5 p.m.

 

Cost: $4 per person.

 

Municipal Pool, 431 E. Bonanza Road

 

Enjoy hauntingly good music, fun games and a lesson in making spooky concoctions. Fly through the water and play a game of Quidditch or two with the Life Ghouls, ghosts and goblins!

 

 

 

Sugar Skull Workshop, Celebrating Hispanic Heritage (ages 7+)

 

Saturday, Oct. 28, 1 to 3 p.m. Advance registration required.

 

Cost: $15; open to beginner and intermediate levels.

 

Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

This one-day workshop celebrates Hispanic heritage. Learn about the Mexican tradition of sugar skulls and create a colorfully decorated sugar skull to take home just in time for the “Dia de los Muertos” Mexican holiday. Dress for a mess. Registration open until full. To register online, visit www.artslasvegas.org. For more information, call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

 

 

Doolittle Senior-ween Halloween Costume Party (ages 50+)

 

Tuesday, Oct. 31, 11 a.m. Advance registration required by Oct. 26.

 

Cost: $5 per person. Must have current city of Las Vegas senior programs membership.

 

Doolittle Senior Center, 1930 N. J St., 702-229-6125.

 

Put on your best costume to enjoy an afternoon of fun, games and music and win the costume contest!

 

 

 

Spooks Galore Halloween Lunch and Party (ages 50+)

 

Tuesday, Oct. 31, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Advance registration opens Sept. 1.

 

Cost: $5. Must have current city of Las Vegas senior programs membership.

 

Las Vegas Senior Center, 451 E. Bonanza Road, 702-229-6454.

 

Put on your costume to enjoy a fun variety of games and a spookilicious lunch for Halloween! There will be prizes for games and costumes, as well as Halloween treats! Advance registration required by Oct. 27; call 702-229-6454 for registration and information.

 

 

 

Doolittle Harvest Festival Potluck (ages 50+)

 

Thursday, Nov. 2, 11 a.m.

 

Free with a dish to share. Must have current city of Las Vegas senior programs membership.

 

Doolittle Senior Center, 1930 N. J St., 702-229-1625.

 

Space is limited. Sign up with what you will bring no later than Oct. 25.


Dia de los Muertos Celebration (Day of the Dead)

 

Thursday, Nov. 2, 5 to 9 p.m.

 

Free and open to the public.

 

Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza in Lorenzi Park, 720 Twin Lakes Drive, 702-229-6601.

 

Bring the family for fun activities for all ages, including dance, mariachi, altar contest, face painting, food vendors and arts and crafts. If you would like to participant in the altar contest or have an artisan booth at this event, please contact Jennifer Rabanes at 702-229-4924.

 

 

 

The vendor participation fee is $35 and must be submitted once the vendor is accepted for the event. Vendor spaces are approximately 10 feet by 12 feet and include one table and two chairs.  All artisans ages 18 and older who create original Mexican folk arts and crafts in any of a variety of media, including paints, sculpture, print work, photographs, fabric art, jewelry, ceramics, woodworking or home décor, are encouraged to apply by completing the Vendor Application Form available online by Oct. 2. Dia de los Muertos face painters who are properly licensed also are encouraged to apply. Follow the form instructions for submittal. Submissions will be reviewed by the city’s Office of Cultural Affairs staff. Artists are responsible for their own sales transactions and taxes; there will not be any commission applied to sales. For more information, call 702-229-ARTS, or visit www.artslasvegas.org.

 

 

 

Fun Fall Festival (all ages)

 

Saturday, Nov. 4, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

Cost: $5 for family up to 4 persons; $1 for each additional person.

 

Mirabelli Community Center, 6200 Hargrove Ave., 702-229-6359.

Bring the family to enjoy music and carnival games, caramel apples, Pumpkin Patch Walk, and more!