MARDI GRAS FESTIVAL WHEN: Feb. 25 WHERE: Springs Preserve WHAT: Featuring live music from Howlin’ King Crawdad, food from local Southern eateries, festive adult beverages, a parade, and crafts for the kids, the family-friendly Mardi Gras Vegas will bring the tastes and sounds of the Louisiana bayou and the colors and fun of Mardi Gras to the heart of the Southern Nevada desert.
PIRATE FEST WHEN: April 21-23 WHERE: Craig Ranch Regional Park, North Las Vegas WHAT: The annual event features cardboard boat races, entertainers, food, games and activities, costumes and live entertainment.
BLUES WITH A SIDE OF BACON WHEN: April 22 WHERE: Henderson Pavilion WHAT: This blues and bacon filled festival stars Victor Wainwright, Miles Mosley and Jarekus Singleton. Food and beverages available for purchase along with vegetarian options as well.
LAS VEGAS TASTE OF THE CARIBBEAN WHEN: April 22 WHERE: Las Vegas Arts District WHAT: Latin, Caribbean, West Indian and other international food, traditional, cultural and modern costumes from Latin America, the Caribbean and West Indies, live entertainment, and more.
GREAT AMERICAN FOODIE FEST WHEN: April 27-30 WHERE: Sunset Station WHAT: More than 50 of the nation's food trucks, specialty food vendors, carnival rides, beer garden and live entertainment.
LAS VEGAS HIGHLAND GAMES WHEN: April 29-30 WHERE: Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs WHAT: Live music, highland games, traditional food, bagpiping competitions and more.
38TH ANNUAL SAN GENNARO FEST WHEN: May 10-14 WHERE: Craig Ranch Park WHAT: The popular San Gennaro Feast is a family-oriented festival held in honor of the Saint, Gennaro. The festival features a wide variety of ethnic food vendors, live national acts hourly on the main stage, a amusement rides and game fun for the whole family.
ART FESTIVAL OF HENDERSON WHEN: May 13-14 WHERE: Henderson Events Plaza WHAT: This family-friendly event will feature a variety of contemporary artists, fine craft, fashion and home décor artisans, as well as chalk art masterpieces. There's also live entertainment, delicious food and activities for the kids.
SPRINGS PRESERVE OHANA FESTIVAL WHEN: May 6 WHERE: Springs Preserve WHAT: Great food, live music, performances by local hula schools, cultural workshops, island crafts activities, an outdoor luau with kids games, and more!
HELLDORADO DAYS WHEN: May 13-14 WHERE: Downtown Las Vegas WHAT: Parade and rodeo.
SPRINGS PRESERVE ICE CREAM FESTIVAL WHEN: May 20 WHERE: Springs Preserve WHAT: Family-friendly events features stations serving ice cream sundaes, novelties and root beer floats, with fun for all ages including live entertainment, face painting, storytelling, a pirate magic show, carnival games, a bubble play station, an ice cream eating contest, and more.
LAS VEGAS EPICUREAN AFFAIR WHEN: May 25 WHERE: Palazzo Pool at The Palazzo WHAT: Described as gourmet event of the year. Enjoy cuisine and cocktails from the city's best chefs and mixologists. Benefits Nevada Restaurant Association's educational programs.
SNOW MOUNTAIN POW WOW WHEN: Dates unconfirmed. Usually May. WHERE: Paiute Indian Reservation WHAT: Dancing and musical performances by various tribes from around the Southwest. Food and beverage and craft vendors.
BIG DOG'S SUMMER BEER FEST WHEN: Dates unconfirmed. Usually June. WHERE: Big Dog's Brewing Company WHAT: Enjoy tastings of several dozen beers, great food and live entertainment during this annual festival.
LAS VEGAS GREEK FOOD FESTIVAL WHEN: Dates unconfirmed. Usually held in September. WHERE: St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Festival WHAT: Enjoy Greek food and pastries, dancing, live music, vendors, church tours and more. Annual event is fundraiser for the church.
SPRINGS PRESERVE ASIAN HERITAGE FESTIVAL WHEN: Sept. 23 WHERE: Springs Preserve WHAT: Be dazzled by the music, dance and costumes of the Far East during the annual Asian Heritage Celebration. Enjoy tasty traditional foods, live entertainment and fun activities for all.
LAS VEGAS BIKE FEST WHEN: Oct. 5-8 WHERE: Downtown Las Vegas WHAT: Annual event features large display of motorcycles, food/beverage vendors, merchandise vendors, special events, live entertainment and more.
LAS VEGAS FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL WHEN: Oct. 5-8 WHERE: SLS Las Vegas WHAT: Featuring an eclectic selection of elegant fare from locally-renowned celebrity chefs.
AGE OF CHIVALRY RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL WHEN: Dates unconfirmed. Usually early October. WHERE: Sunset Park WHAT: Large multi-day ren fair features re-enactments, games, camps, food/beverage vendors, artists and crafters, live entertainment and more.
SUMMERLIN FESTIVAL OF ARTS WHEN: Oct. 14-15 WHERE: Downtown Summerlin WHAT: Summerlin Festival of Arts is a popular and established outdoor art festival that also features music, food and entertainment. More than 100 artists participating.
SPRINGS PRESERVE DIA DE MUERTOS WHEN: Nov. 3-5 WHERE: Springs Preserve WHAT: This 3,000-year-old Hispanic celebration honoring loved ones is full of joy and tradition. This family-friendly event blends rich customs with exciting activities such as live theater and dance performances, altars, mariachis, face painting, sugar skull decorating and an art exhibition.
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