Baseball, Soccer, Fiesta, Dancing, Workshops, Exhibitions And More Scheduled From Aug. 20 to Nov. 30

 

The city of Las Vegas invites the community to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a variety of events August - November. All activities are subject to change. For more information, call 702.229.6242. Parents can subscribe here to receive a monthly email, or text LV PARENTS to 468-311, about upcoming events and activities for their kids. Centers will be closed Sept. 2, Oct. 25 and Nov. 28-29 for holiday observance.

 

Hispanic Heritage Month Teen Night with the Las Vegas Reyes de Plata (Las Vegas Aviators)

Tuesday, Aug. 20, 5:05 p.m. Game time 7:05 p.m.

Free and open to high school students. *Must be a Batteries Included Member.*

Las Vegas Ballpark, 1650 S. Pavilion Center Drive.

This includes a speaker series, ballpark tour and baseball! The Las Vegas Aviators will take the field as the “Las Vegas Reyes de Plata” ("Silver Kings"), celebrating the city and state's pioneering history at the forefront of the precious metal mining business that continues to define the Silver State today. More about the Reyes de Plata:  Nevada is known as the Silver State due to its rich mining history. The abundance of silver in the state led to its admittance, as a state, into the United States during the later stages of the Civil War. Mines across Nevada relied upon the hard-working migrant work force to extricate the precious ore from the ground. The importance of the Hispanic / Latino immigrants in Nevada's original industry led to the birth of this state. With homage to this history, Reyes de Plata (Silver Kings) was conceived. *Any high school youth can join the Batteries Included program. For more information, call 702-229-4075 or go online to www.lasvegasnevada.gov/batteriesincluded.

 

Hispanic Heritage Celebration Workshop (ages 5+)

Friday, Sept. 13, 6 to 9 p.m.

Free; call to confirm space and details.

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

Participate in Hispanic Heritage-themed crafting workshops at this family event that kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month. There also will be a featured family movie. Bring a low-backed chair to be more comfortable. Concessions will be available for sale.

 

Hispanic Heritage Month Teen Night with the Las Vegas Lights (high school youth)

Saturday, Sept. 14, 6 p.m.  Game time 7:30 p.m.

Free and open to high school students.

Cashman Field, 850 Las Vegas Blvd. North.

This includes a speaker series, tailgating and professional soccer!  *Must be a Batteries Included Member.* *Any high school youth can join the Batteries Included program. For more information, call 702-229-4075 or go online to www.lasvegasnevada.gov/batteriesincluded.

 

Fiestas Patrias (all ages)

Sunday, Sept. 15, 1 to 8 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza in Lorenzi Park, 720 Twin Lakes Drive.

The Mexican Patriotic Committee and the city of Las Vegas present Fiestas Patrias, celebrating Mexico’s cry of independence “El Grito” that happened Sept. 16, 1810, beginning a revolt against Spain. Celebrate with an outdoor community fiesta that includes live entertainment, food vendors, arts and crafts and children’s  activities – featuring Sonora Mar y Mar, Mexican banda music, mariachi music, folkloric dance and a variety of local talent. For more information, visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

Hispanic Heritage Month: Coffee, Culture and Community

Thursday, Sept. 19, 3 to 5 p.m.

Free and open to the public of all ages.

Starbucks, 122 E. Clark Ave. at Casino Center Boulevard.

Join us at Starbucks and take your palette south of the border in an afternoon of sampling blends from Latin America, snacks and music! For more information, call 702.229.5277.

 

Ofrenda Workshop

Thursday, Sept. 19, 6 to 7 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

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

In preparation for the third annual Dia de los Muertos event, the public is invited to attend an ofrenda workshop. Learn the history as well as how to make a traditional ofrenda. Space is limited; make your reservation by calling 702-229-6601.

 

Folkloric Dance Workshops (all ages)

Sept. 19, 26 and Oct. 3, 10, 6 to 7 p.m.

Free and open to the public. 

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

Celebrate Hispanic culture by learning traditional Mexican folkloric dances! For registration and more information, call 702-229-4248.

 

City of Las Vegas Resource Fair

Thursday, Sept. 26, 3 to 5 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

East Las Vegas Library, 2851 E Bonanza Road.

Learn more about the city of Las Vegas code enforcement, building and safety, business licensing and municipal courts!  Topics will include:

  • What’s trending in the marijuana business, how to apply for a business license and updates on short-term rentals;
  • What’s allowed on your property and what isn’t allowed;
  • What work requires a permit and inspections, what requires approval from the city of Las Vegas Planning Department;
  • How to make a payment to the Las Vegas Municipal Court;
  • Information on sealing decriminalized cases and how to navigate through your court cases.

There will be a question-and-answer opportunity with each department separately to discuss specific situations. RSVP to DSCCommunicationsteam@LasVegasNevada.gov. For more information, call 702.229.6242.

 

Hispanic Heritage Month Clean-Up

Saturday, Sept. 28, 8 to 10 a.m.

Free and open to the public.

Justice Myron E. Leavitt and Jaycee Community Park, 2100 E. St. Louis Ave.

Sign up to give back to your community and join the Hispanic Heritage Month Committee to beautify the Justice Myron E. Leavitt and Jaycee Community Park and bring awareness of litter prevention and education to the community and neighborhoods. Let’s clean up the park together! To sign up, please contact Eduardo Galaviz at egalaviz@LasVegasNevada.GOV or Oyaima Camman-Calvo at ocamman@lasvegasnevada.gov.

 

Hispanic Heritage Month Recognition at City Council Meeting

Wednesday, Oct. 2, 9 a.m.

Free and open to the public.

Las Vegas City Hall, 495 S. Main St., second floor.

Join Mayor Carolyn G Goodman, Councilwoman Olivia Diaz and the Las Vegas City Council as they recognize Hispanic Heritage Month in the city of Las Vegas.

 

Hispanic Heritage Luncheon (ages 50+)
Wednesday, Oct. 2, 11:30 a.m. Advance registration required.
Cost: $6. Must have current city of Las Vegas Senior Programs membership.
East Las Vegas Community Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave., 702-229-1515.

Enjoy a celebration that will include food and entertainment in honor of Hispanic Heritage month. Call 702-229-1515 for information and registration.

 

Annual Bi-national Health Fair

Saturday, Oct. 5, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

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

Free and low-cost health services will be offered. For details, call Rebecca Aceves at 702-477-2755.

 

“Contemporary Interpretations of the Retablo,” a Hispanic Heritage Exhibition (all ages)

Oct. 10-Nov. 20; hours Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; closed Friday-Sunday and holidays.

Artist Reception: Thursday, Oct. 10; 5 to 7 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

City Hall Chamber Gallery, 495 S. Main St., second floor.

The exhibition features an array of art pieces by Las Vegas Hispanic artists to celebrate Hispanic heritage and culture. The city of Las Vegas is proud of its diverse and vibrant multicultural community that attracts people from across the globe who want to seek opportunity and call Las Vegas home. This art exhibition is a celebration of our diversity and acknowledgment of the contributions of our growing Hispanic/Latino community. For information, visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

Hispanic Heritage Family Fiesta (ages 1+)

Saturday, Oct. 12, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Free and open to the public; vendors call 702-229-1515 to confirm space and details.

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

The city of Las Vegas invites you to a community fiesta as we close out the month-long celebration for Hispanic Heritage Month. Enjoy entertainment, games, face painting, refreshments and information booths.

 

Hispanic Heritage Month: Sugar Skull Workshop (ages 7-adult)

Saturday, Oct. 26, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Cost: $15 per person.

Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.

Families are invited for a one-day workshop celebrating Latino/Hispanic heritage. Learn about the tradition use of sugar skulls. Create a colorfully decorated sugar skull to take home, just in time for the “Dias de los Muertos” celebration. Sugar skulls are used annually in traditional Dias de los Muertos celebrations in central and southern Mexico Nov. 1-2, most notably with colorfully decorated "ofrendas." Day of the Dead celebrations are becoming more popular in the United States as a way to celebrate and honor our loved ones who have passed on. In this workshop, students each receive a skull to decorate following a lesson on traditions, origins and how to create one from scratch. Note that clothing may get soiled — dress accordingly or bring an apron. To register, visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) Festival (all ages)

With guest artists Viento Callejero.

Saturday, Nov. 2, 4 to 10 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza in Lorenzi Park, 720 Twin Lakes Drive.

Celebrate Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with the city of Las Vegas! This vibrant homage to life is a true community event and one of the most charming and colorful holidays celebrated by Mexican and Latin American cultures. Produced by the city of Las Vegas, this lighthearted and joyful tribute honors the memory of family and friends who have passed away in a fun and immersive atmosphere. Featuring special entertainment by local artists and guest artists Viento Callejero, interactive children’s activities, artisan vendors, food, face painting, special décor and an exhibition of altars created by community organizations and groups. This event receives support from The Nevada Arts Council, WESTAF (the Western States Arts Federation), and the National Endowment for the Arts. For information, visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

                                                           

Las Vegas Tamale & Mariachi Festival / El Festival del Tamales y Mariachi de Las Vegas (all ages)

Featuring Tequila and Beer Tasting

Saturday, Nov. 30, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

Centennial Plaza, 401 S. Fourth St.

The hottest tamale festival is coming to town! Kick off the holidays with great food, mariachi and folklorico performances. Come taste the best tamales in town! The Las Vegas Tamale Festival and contest will include a day full of delicious tamales, Mexican antojitos, mariachi music, folklorico dance and arts and craft vendors. Tequila and beer tasting will be held in the Frank Wright Courtyard for a fee. Join in this celebration of family, culture and holiday traditions. For more information, visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).