may family-friendly activities in las vegas

May Family-Friendly Activities in Las Vegas Area

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

While the events we share are specific to the month of March 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.

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Ongoing Activities in Our Area

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The Best List of Boulder City, Henderson, Las Vegas Family Events

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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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas: Self-Care Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, which means all of our husbands, partners, and other family members are going to be asking us what we really want. Let’s be honest, we all deserve a little self-care!

So we’ve put together a list of Mother’s Day gift ideas to help get some self-care in and also to support local businesses in Nevada.

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Boulder City

Spring Jamboree

Date: May 7-8, Saturday from 9am-5pm, Sunday from 9am-4pm

Location: Bicentennial Park, 999 Colorado Street Boulder City, NV 89005

A hometown two-day festival that appeals to sun-and-fun seekers of all generations. Stroll through the vendor village with more than 80 booths featuring handmade arts and crafts, gourmet foods, antiques, and collectibles. Or check out the Boulder City Rod Run car show with up to 300 vehicles.

A unique pedal car show includes beautifully restored pedal cars, tractors, planes, boats, and trains circa 1920’s. Entertainment ranges from live bands to belly dancers and ballet, carnival rides, and there’s even a dog show competition. You’ll find all your favorite festival foods here, too. Celebrate Spring in Southern Nevada!

Wine, Women, and Shoes

Date: May 15 from 1-5pm

Location: Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino; 3000 South Paradise Road Las Vegas, NV 89109

Ladies and gentlemen, slip on your best shoes and join us Sunday, May 15th at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino for wine tasting, entertainment, a glamorous fashion show, local eats, and of course the best shoes in town.

Story Time on the Train

Date: May 21 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.

Dates:

  • May 21, 2022
  • June 18, 2022
  • July 16, 2022

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

17th Annual Best Dam BBQ Challenge

Date: May 27 – 28; Fri 4pm – 11pm; Sat 9am – 5pm

Location: Bicentennial Park, 999 Colorado Street Boulder City, NV 89005

A Nevada state championship event, up to 41 barbecue teams start setting up their grills two days before handing in their culinary masterpieces to a panel of professionally trained barbecue judges in this Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) sanctioned barbecue competition. Bring the entire family to enjoy the food, shopping, activities and great weather on Memorial Day weekend. Ice cold beer, frozen lemonade, cotton candy, garlic fries, and all the great barbeque you can eat.

Henderson

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 (May 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30)

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.

Archery Open Range

Date: Every Saturday (May 7, 14, 21, 28) 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.

May the Fourth Be With You—Star Wars Movie Marathon

Date: May 4 from 9am-8pm

Location: Water Street Plaza; 240 S. Water St. Henderson, Nevada 89015

Experience a galaxy far, far away unlike you never have before on the Water Street Plaza’s 42-foot-wide digital screen with surround sound. Star Wars Episodes VII-IX will be on played live on repeat throughout the day on May 4.

Film content may not be suitable for all ages. Dates subject to change or cancellation with or without notice. Management reserves all rights.

Art Festival of Henderson

Date: May 7-8 from 9am-4pm, Daily

Location: Water Street Plaza

Featuring more than 60 contemporary artists, fine unique crafts, fashion and home décor artisans, as well as chalk art masterpieces, and daily entertainment. Pinot’s Palette will be offering a special painting activity on the plaza )

Stick around after Art Festival on May 7 at 7:30pm for Opera in the Movies, performed by Vegas City Opera. The performance will be held at the Water Street Plaza Amphitheater and is free to attend.

Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Date: May 5 from 5-7pm

Location: The Courtyard at The District at GVR

Come celebrate Cinco de Mayo at The District at Green Valley Ranch! This celebration is held in The Courtyard, featuring Mariachi ambiance music from Del Sol Academy of the Performing Arts.

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta 2022 featuring Mariachi Nuestras Raíces

Date: May 5 from 5-8pm

Location: Water Street Plaza

Enjoy Mexican cuisine, and a special live performance by Mariachi Nuestras Raíces. Free admission, food available for purchase.

Mother’s Day Celebration

Date: May 7 from 9-10:30am

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

Bring your mom, grandma, aunt, or role model to this exciting morning filled with crafts and games. Come dressed for fun and ready for a photo with your mom at our beautiful backdrop. Each person attending must register. Refreshments provided. Ages 2+

$3 for first person, $1 each additional family member
Register using activity code 153447.

Trucks & Tunes

Date: Every second and fourth Tuesday (March to May; 11am to 2pm)

Location: Water Street Plaza; 240 S. Water St. Henderson, Nevada 89015

Enjoy delicious food from some of the valley’s best food trucks and listen to free, live music from a variety of local artists.

Country in the Park Featuring Chris Lane

Date: May 15 from 11am-5pm

Location: Water Street Plaza

For the first-time ever, 95.5 The Bull’s annual Country in the Park comes to Water Street Plaza in downtown Henderson!

Enjoy a day of free, live music from some of country’s top rising stars—including multi-platinum artist Chris Lane!

Shakespeare on the Plaza: Macbeth

Date: May 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28 at 7:30pm

Location: Water Street Plaza Amphitheater

Shakespeare returns to the Water Street Plaza in Henderson! Nevada Shakespeare Festival will perform their version of the classic tragedy “Macbeth.”

Wing of bat, eye of newt and three heaps of buffonery make this witches brew more than supernatural. Shakespeare’s brutal tale of betrayal, kinship, murder and greed gets an extra dose of physical comedy in this retelling of a classic tale. A fan favorite for centuries, the witches of Macbeth always provoke violence with their tempting prophecies and dark riddles. This time around, they do more than unleash mystical mayhem—they master the puppet strings and wield the slapstick on their mere mortal target.

Movies on The Green

Date: Every Saturday, May 21 – Jun. 25 starting at 7pm

Location: The Green (located behind Whole Foods)

Join us Saturday nights on The Green for May & June Movie Nights. Bring a blanket and some take out from any of your favorite The District restaurants and we’ll bring the movies.

Seating begins at 7 PM and movie starts at 7:30 PM.

Movie Lineup:

FREE and open to the public. *Space is limited! Reserve your spot HERE.

Slide into Summer

Date: May 27 from 6:30-9:30pm

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

School is finally out, so now it’s time to slide into summer with our annual event. Take a trip down the water slide, challenge yourself on the inflatable obstacle course, play lawn games and learn safety tips. All ages

$5 per person. Register using activity code 336311.

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.

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Lunar New Year Exhibition

Date: Exhibit open through May 5

Location: ​​Clark County Library; 1401 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89119

This is the 12th year of this annual invitational exhibit which unites artists interested in exploring what the Lunar New Year of the Tiger means through their art. Artists are asked to investigate Asian Heritage and what the Tiger year means to Asian culture.

While some artists keep their visual ideas simple and others learn and incorporate complex Asian folk tales or stories in their art, artists also bring a mastery of technique and knowledge of the formal elements and principles of design to their art.

Toddler Time

Date: Every Friday from 11am-12pm (through June 24)

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.

Upcoming dates and themes:

  • May 6: Mother’s Day
  • May 13: Tiny World: Mexico
  • May 20: Ladybug
  • May 27: Superheroes
  • June 3: Getting Warmer
  • June 10: Tiny World: Australia
  • June 17: Father’s Day
  • June 24: Little Naturalist

Margaritas & Tacos Experience

Date: May 7 from 11am-9pm

Location: The Lawn at Downtown Summerlin

Join Project Taco on Saturday, May 7th from 11 AM – 9 PM for the 3rd Annual ‘Margaritas & Taco Experience’ presented by Alien Tequila and Mariana’s Supermarkets. Taste the best margaritas from Las Vegas’ hottest bars and restaurants and nosh on tacos from local vendors while enjoying mariachi performances, mechanical bull riding and more.

Event entry is free
Margarita Experience: $55 In-Advance / $65 Event Day

After 6 PM only 21+ to participate in margarita tasting but all are welcome in the event all day and all night.

Fit4Mom Celebration of Moms

Date: May 7 from 8 – 12pm

Location: Park Centre Drive in Downtown Summerlin

On Saturday, May 7, join FIT4MOM Las Vegas and Downtown Summerlin for the third annual ‘Celebration of Moms’ event focused on celebrating local Moms in the Las Vegas Valley just in time for Mother’s Day!

Event highlights include FIT4MOM’s signature Stroller Strides workout and post workout fun and entertainment complete with raffle giveaways, mommy and me photos, mini spa treatments, food samples, and a full lineup of children’s activities including face painting, balloon artist, children’s demonstrations and more!

Dining Arroyo
8:15 a.m. Check In* mommy swag bags for the first 100 moms at check-in
9 a.m. – 10 a.m. Stroller Strides Workout
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Post Workout Fun* mommy swag bags for the first 100 moms

Ward 4 Movie in the Park

Date: May 13 at 7pm

Location: Garehime Heights Park, 3901 N. Campbell Road

Bring the family to enjoy the animated Disney movie “Encanto” in the park, as well as free popcorn and water while supplies last. Lawn seating, bring your own chairs/blankets.

Las Vegas Days Parade & Festival

Date: May 14 from 11am-4pm, Parade 10am-1pm

Location: Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S 4th St, Parade is on 4th Street Between Charleston & Ogden

Celebrate Las Vegas’s past, present and future at the Las Vegas Days Festival at the Historic Fifth Street School! Featuring the best in Las Vegas arts and entertainment with local artisan and small business vendors, interactive arts experiences and plenty of food and beverage in celebration of the our city’s 117th birthday!

Parade occurs from 10am-1pm on 4th Street Between Charleston & Ogden.

Symphony Park Arts Festival

Date: May 21 from 10am-3pm

Location: Symphony Park, 360 Promenade Place

Come celebrate Las Vegas’ arts at Symphony Park, featuring Frankie Moreno, Paige and the Overtones, and Zach Ryan – alongside Las Vegas’ own fine artists and arts organizations. The Discovery Children’s Museum will have hands-on activities for kids, and there will be plenty of food and beverage available for all.

Pahrump

Wild West Extravaganza

Date: May 6, 7, 8; Fri 12-9pm, Sat 8am-9pm, Sun 8am-4pm

Location: Petrack Park; 150 NV-160, Pahrump, NV 89060

Enjoy three days of celebrating Southern Nevada’s old west heritage at the Wild West Extravaganza. Entertainment includes Melodrama performs each day, Art shoe, Country Music and Live Broadcasting by KPFV-FM 98.1.

Admission to this family-friendly festival is FREE!

May 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 May.

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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