Looking for October family-friendly activities in Las Vegas and surrounding areas? Look no further.
October is here which means the fall season is in full swing and there is so much going on around us. While the events we share are specific to the month of October in Las Vegas, Henderson, and surrounding areas, there are always things to do in our wonderful city.
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This month is pregnancy and infant loss awareness month. If you or someone you care about has lost a child to stillbirth, miscarriage, SIDS, or any other cause at any point during pregnancy or infancy, please join us in raising awareness this October for Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.
Tens of thousands of families across the United States are devastated each year by the death of their baby. But the grief of these families and the value of their babies’ lives are very rarely acknowledged.
In 1988, US President Ronald Reagan declared October as a month to recognize the unique grief of bereaved parents in an effort to demonstrate support to the many families who have suffered such a tragic loss. Promoting awareness of pregnancy and infant loss not only increases the likelihood that grieving families will receive understanding and support but also results in improved education and prevention efforts which may ultimately reduce the incidence of these tragedies.
Date: Oct. 2 from 9am – 5pm; Oct. 3 from 9am – 4pm
Location: Escalante, Bicentennial and Wilbur Parks Boulder City, NV 89005
This is the largest outdoor juried art festival in the Southwest. Art in the Park is a fundraiser for the Boulder City Hospital Foundation, featuring music, art demonstrations, kids’ activities and raffle giveaways.
Location: North Boulder Beach Access Road Boulder City, NV 89005
Pumpkinman Triathlon is a point to point race which starts at Lake Mead and finishes at Wilbur Square in Boulder City. 2-3 person teams can compete together to complete the Olympic Triathlon Relay, Sprint Triathlon Relay or Sprint Duathlon Relay.
Location: Bootleg Canyon Mountain Bike Park, 900 Canyon Road Boulder City, NV 89005
The Race the Face Enduro is a 2-day Enduro event. Enduro races have multiple stages and only the downhill sections are timed. Riders will race 3-stages all down the legendary face of Bootleg Canyon. These are some of the same trails used in the downhill races.
Henderson Hot Rod Days returns this October for two days of classic cars and classic rock! Held in partnership with Boulder City Cruisin’ Association, Water Street will transform into an automobile enthusiast experience showcasing classic, custom and muscle cars along with trucks and motorcycles.
The family-friendly festival returns again this year with live entertainment, a craft fair with 40+ vendors, children’s activities including a petting zoo, two bounce houses, face painting, and train rides, and multiple games for all ages.
The festival also features a variety of senior health and information booths, volunteer opportunities, safety information, and free health screenings. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is not required, all ages are welcome.
Henderson Sports & Fitness Expo
Date: Oct. 2 from 9am-12:30pm
Location: Heritage Park
Participate and learn about sports activities offered by the City of Henderson. Meet a variety of instructors, league directors and staff from City recreation centers. The Sports Expo will feature a bounce house, a live D.J., and swag for attendees. Free to attend and registration is not required.
Henderson families are invited to the annual National Night Out safety and crime prevention event. This free event will include Kids’ activities, Henderson Police and Fire vehicles, safety demonstrations, music by Genevieve Goings and Constantine “DC” Abramson, stars of Disney Junior’s “Choo Choo Soul”, and more!
Join Oogie Boogie, Jack, and Sally to celebrate Halloween in your favorite costume. Kids will enjoy an amazing night painting their favorite things about Halloween while watching The Nightmare Before Christmas. Dinner is included. Cost is $20. Ages 5-12.
Location: Henderson Multigenerational Activity Pool
It’s a virtual galaxy of light and sound. Your interstellar aquatic experience includes music, diving for glow gear and crazy cosmic swimming races. See how the water changes to a kaleidoscope of cool colors. $5 per person, all ages.
Do you have a passion for things old and rusty or do you love home décor and finding a good bargain on clothes, toys, books, and other items? Whether you craft, upcycle, or repurpose, this is the show for you.
The music of the animated film “Coco” comes to life during this special concert experience!
Disney & Pixar’s “Coco” Live In Concert features a screening of the complete film on the Water Street Plaza’s 42-foot-wide digital screen with Oscar® and Grammy®-winning composer Michael Giacchino’s musical score performed live by the Henderson Symphony Orchestra.
All-ages are welcome! Seating is available first-come, first-serve. Guests are welcome to bring their own chairs and blankets.
The walking dead return to Henderson for their second feeding, this year at Cornerstone Park. Participants are encouraged to come dressed in their favorite Halloween garb or as a member of the undead. Souvenir T-shirts are guaranteed for the first 300 participants. All fitness levels are welcome. Ages 5+. Virtual Zombie Walk available.
Location: Tivoli Village, 400 S. Rampart Blvd. Las Vegas, Nevada 89145
LV Craft Shows is presenting a Vintage and Craft Fest at Tivoli Village. Come out and spend the day shopping for vintage, tasty food items and handmade crafts. This event is outdoors and admission is free.
Join the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) as we stand together against crime Tuesday, October 5th, in celebration of National Night Out! NNO is a free community event focused on crime prevention and community safety awareness.
Families, kids, and furry ones are all invited to attend and meet officers and other first responders including the Traffic bureau, K-9, the Air Unit, SWAT, ambulances, fire trucks and much more!
An established outdoor art festival, the celebration’s focus is to support fine artists and artisans. Art enthusiasts enjoy fine arts and crafts in the inviting and festive outdoor atmosphere in Downtown Summerlin, a walkable open-air shopping, dining and entertainment destination.
As They Grow is the largest & longest-running kids & home consignment sale in Nevada, serving the Las Vegas community since 2009. Owned by 3 local moms, we hold 4 in-person events per year, in the Spring & Fall.
Location: Downtown Summerlin 1875 Festival Plaza Drive Las Vegas, NV 89135
Join us for a weekend filled with shopping, food trucks & live music! Vintage Market Days® is an upscale vintage-inspired event featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings, consumable yummies, seasonal plantings, and more!
Shop small businesses at this local craft faire. There will be a Kidz Korner by ArtParty4U as well as a trick or treating event by the school. This will truly be a fun family-friendly event that you won’t want to miss on a boo-tiful October day!
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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 October.
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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