august family-friendly activities in las vegas

August Family-Friendly Activities in Las Vegas Area

Looking for August family-friendly activities in Las Vegas and surrounding areas? Look no further.

While the events we share are specific to the month of August in Las Vegas, Henderson, and surrounding areas, there are always things to do in our wonderful city.

If you’re a mom, dad, or caregiver and you’re looking for the ultimate guide to Las Vegas and the surrounding areas, Nevada Moms is the spot.

We are the #1 family guide to Nevada experiences and activities. From upcoming events, kid-friendly activities, local businesses to check out, and more – you don’t want to miss it.

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Ongoing Activities in Our Area

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Keep scrolling if you’d like to read details on events, however, we do also offer the best list of Boulder City, Henderson, and Las Vegas events in town!

Our calendar is updated as soon as new events are shared and businesses can even submit their own events if they are family-friendly. Click the link above to access the FULL calendar as below is just a preview.

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Back to School Events and School Supplies in Las Vegas

Are you ready to head back to school in Las Vegas, Henderson, or Boulder City? We’ve got you covered.

We’ve compiled a list of back-to-school fairs and events that you and/or your family can attend to prepare for the upcoming school year.

Boulder City

Story Time on the Train

Date: Aug 20 at 10am, 12pm, 2pm, and 4pm

Location: Nevada Southern Railway Museum, 601 Yucca St Boulder City, NV 89005

Story Time on the train on the Nevada Southern Railway. The kids enjoy a coloring page, craft and an age-appropriate story read by one of our docents.

Everyone rides the train from the depot to Railroad Pass and returns while enjoying the activities along with their parents and family. StoryTime is on each of the regular departures for the day.


  • August 20, 2022
  • September 17, 2022
  • October 15, 2022
  • November 19, 2022
  • December 17, 2022
  • January 21, 2023

*Currently Story Time Trains run at all times: 10:00am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm and 4:00pm.


City of Henderson Splash Pads Now Open for the Season

Date: Season is April 1 – October 31

Location: various locations throughout the City of Henderson

Visit the link above for a complete list of over 80 splash pads to visit this year.

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Park Pals

Date: Every Monday and Wednesday from 3-5pm (Aug 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31)

Location: Water Street Plaza, 240 S. Water St.

A variety of sports activities and games will be set up each day for your enjoyment. From kickball to tag, each day will be a new activity. Ages 5-18.

FIT4MOMS Stroller Strides Classes

Date: Every Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday at 9am, Thursdays at 7:30pm

Location: The Green Behind Whole Foods

Join FIT4MOM for Stroller Strides every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 9 a.m. and for Body Boost on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.

Your first workout is complimentary! Classes meet at The Green behind Whole Foods.

Music in the Courtyard

Date: Every Friday & Saturday from 7-9pm

Location: The Courtyard at The District at GVR

Enjoy music from some of the best local artists in town every. Music in The Courtyard will be held from June through August, on Friday and Saturday nights from 7pm to 9pm.


  • August 5th: Lennon Roach
  • August 6th: Jase Naron
  • August 12th: Matt Matleko
  • August 13th: Rein Garcia
  • August 19th: Ethan Martin
  • August 20th: Miles V.
  • August 26th: Michael Richter
  • August 27th: Richard Mann

Archery Open Range

Date: Every Saturday (Aug 6, 13, 20, 27) from 8am – 1pm

Location: Whitney Ranch Recreation Center; 1575 Galleria Dr. Henderson, NV 89014

Ages 5-17; $4/day
Ages 18+; $7/day

The range master facilitates safe archery target shooting through coordinated directions to groups wishing to practice their skills. Bring your own equipment (no broad tip arrows allowed) or rent it from us for $10 per hour or $20 per day. Ages 5-18.

Free Public Skate @ Lifeguard Arena

Date: Aug 1 from 12 (noon) – 2pm

Location: Lifeguard Arena; 222 S Water St Henderson, NV 89015

Beat the heat, and get on the ice! The City of Henderson and Lifeguard Arena are teaming up to offer free public skate to our community on select dates this summer. Skaters of all ages and experience levels are welcome!

Registration is required in order to participate. Skate rentals are $3 and available for purchase after you check in. Please visit for facility rules and regulations.

Upcoming Dates and Times:

  • Monday, August 1 Noon to 2pm

Cosmic Swim

Date: Aug 3 from 7-9pm

Location: Henderson Multigenerational Activity Pool; 250 S. Green Valley Pkwy. Henderson, Nevada 89012

It’s a virtual galaxy of light and sound. Your interstellar aquatic experience includes music, lights, and glow gear. Enjoy a cosmic-themed night at the pool. Fun for the whole family! All ages

Open to all ages. Register using activity code 336517

$5 per person

End of Summer Bash

Date: Aug 5 from 5-8pm

Location: Whitney Ranch Recreation Center; 1575 Galleria Dr. Henderson, Nevada 89014

Let’s celebrate an amazing summer coming to an end with style as parents finish up their last-minute school shopping. Whether you’re looking forward to your first day of kindergarten or your last year before you are off to high school, we’re celebrating you and your accomplishments with some awesome indoor fun and a sweet treat. Register by July 28.

Ages 5-12 | $5 per person
Register using activity code 153495-36

August Nights Latin Concert Series

August Nights – Latin Concert Series

Date: Every Saturday at 8pm, Doors open at 7:30pm

Location: Water Street Plaza Amphitheater

It’s a fiesta! Enjoy sizzling sounds from masterful musicians and acclaimed Grammy-nominated artists during our August Nights Latin Concert Series! You won’t want to miss it. All ages welcome! Cost: $15 or $20/door

Sunday FUNDay

Date: Aug 7

Location: Black Mountain Activity Pool, Henderson Multigenerational Activity Pool, Whitney Ranch Activity Pool

Bring your towel and come enjoy various board games and lawn games such as Jenga and cornhole in the
activity pool grass area.

Must pay daily admission to be admitted to the pool.

Vintage Market & Craft Sale

Date: Aug 20 from 7am-1pm

Location: Silver Springs Recreation Center; 1951 Silver Springs Pkwy. Henderson, Nevada 89074

Whether you craft, upcycle or repurpose, this is the show for you! During the summer we will bring our popular show indoors. As a vendor, this is a great opportunity to display your treasures and talents. You can purchase a booth space that includes two six-foot tables.. Vendors, please arrive by 6am to set up. All ages are welcome to shop. Admission is free.

$25 per booth. Register using activity code 153265.

Mighty Medley Obstacle Course

Date: Aug 20 from 12:30-2:30pm

Location: Heritage Park Aquatic Complex; 310 S. Racetrack Rd. Henderson, Nevada 89015

Barrel through obstacles, balance your way over a narrow bridge, and finish with a splash on our floating obstacle course that’s sure to be a blast for anyone who loves to get wet. A swim test is required before participants can use the obstacle course. Open swim areas will also be available. Ages 8-14

Register using activity code 336013. $5 per person

Las Vegas

City of Las Vegas Splash Pads Now Open for the Season

Date: Season is May 1 – TBD

Location: various locations throughout the City of Las Vegas

Visit the link above for a complete list of over 80 splash pads to visit this year.

Toddler Time

Date: Every Monday and Friday from 11am-12pm

Location: Springs Preserve @ The Garden Center

Toddler Time has returned to the Springs Preserve! Bring your little ones to the Garden Classroom every Friday from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. for kid-friendly activities and stories, with new themes weekly. FREE for members or with paid general admission.

Starting September 1 Toddler Times will be Thursdays, Fridays, and Mondays in the Bearpoppy Room.

Popup Parks & Recreation

Date: Jun 14 – Aug 6, Tuesday – Saturday

Location: Varies by Date

Mark your calendar now to bring your family to a city of Las Vegas park near you for free pop-up fun. There will be sports, field day games, crafts and other fun activities led by Parks and Recreation staff and community partners. Look for the mobile city of Las Vegas Recreation Van and registration table at the days and times listed below.

Events continue Tuesday-Saturday through Aug. 6.

  • First Friday Foundation Farmers Market at First Street and Boulder Avenue – 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. June 18; and 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 2, July 16 and Aug. 6.
  • Patriot Community Park, 4050 Thom Blvd. – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 30 and Aug. 3.
  • Bob Baskin Park, 2801 W. Oakey Blvd. – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 4.
  • Buckskin Basin Park, 7350 Buckskin Ave. – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 5.

This schedule is subject to change. Call 702-229-PLAY for more information

The program will not be available during inclement weather (i.e., extreme heat or cold, high winds and rain.

FIT4MOM Las Vegas

Date: Every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday

Location: The Lawn at Downtown Summerlin

FIT4MOM is the nation’s leading prenatal and postnatal fitness program, providing fitness classes and a network of moms to support every stage of motherhood. From pregnancy, through postpartum and beyond, FIT4MOM’s fitness and wellness programs help make moms strong in body, mind, and spirit.

Join FIT4Mom every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at The Lawn at Downtown Summerlin.

First Friday

Date: First Friday of the Month, Aug 5 from 5-11pm

Location: 1025 South 1st Street Las Vegas, NV, 89101

Join us in downtown Las Vegas for our Monthly First Friday celebration. Art, Food, Music, and More.

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Movies In the Park

Date: Every Saturday, Jun 11 – Aug 6; Movies start at 8:15pm

Location: Ian Dutch Memorial Park, Field 4; 1600 Honeysuckle St, Pahrump, NV 89048

Spend a night under the stars with your family by watching some of your favorite movies. Grab a blanket or lawn chair, some popcorn, and watch movies fun family-friendly movies all summer long. A complimentary movie that comes with lasting memories for you and your loved ones.

Movies In the Park Schedule

  • June 11 – Clifford The Big Red Dog
  • June 18 – Encanto
  • June 25 – American Underdog
  • July 2 – Paw Patrol
  • July 9 – Dream Horse
  • July 16 – Adventures of Rufus the Fantastic Pet
  • July 23 – Hook
  • July 30 – The Boss Baby Family Business
  • August 6 – The Final Season

August Family-Friendly Activities in Las Vegas

What events and activities are you looking forward to attending with your family this month?

Have travel plans to Reno or Tahoe areas? Check out upcoming events in Northern Nevada for the month of August.

Leanna Carson is an expecting mama via IVF and a serial entrepreneur.

Born and raised in Las Vegas, she loves sharing all things family-friendly as well as local spots most don’t even know about! She co-founded Nevada Moms in 2018 and it has become the #1 Family Guide to Nevada experiences, activities, happenings, and more.

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