October Family-Friendly Activities in Las Vegas

October Family-Friendly Activities in Las Vegas Area

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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Ongoing Activities in Our Area

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Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month

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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.

Halloween Events (CLICK HERE!)

For a complete list of Halloween-related events, please visit the link above. You’ll find all Halloween events for Boulder City, Henderson, Las Vegas, and Pahrump.

Boulder City

Annual Art in the Park

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.

Boulder City Wine Walks

Date: Oct. 9 from 4pm – 8pm

Location: Historic Boulder City, Boulder City, NV 89005

Stroll the historic downtown Boulder City streets and shops while sampling a variety of wines. The theme for this wine walk is Costume Fun!

Pumpkinman Triathlon

Date: Oct. 23 at 5:30am

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.

DVO Coyote Classic Cross-Country

Date: Oct. 23 at 9am and 1pm

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.

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Friday Night Music Series

Date: Every Friday from 6-8pm (Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29)

Location: Along Water Street in Downtown Henderson

Enjoy musical entertainment along Water Street. Take a stroll, grab a beverage or bite to eat and enjoy free, live music!

Henderson Hot Rod Days 2021

Date: Oct. 1 from 5-10pm; Oct. 2 from 9am-8pm

Location: Along Water Street/Water Street Plaza

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.

Heritage Harvest Festival

Date: Oct. 2 from 11am-2pm

Location: Heritage Park Senior Facility

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.

Park Pals Henderson Nevada

Park Pals

Date: Every Monday and Wednesday from 3-5pm and Oct. 30 from 10am-noon (Oct. 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27)

Location: Silver Springs Park

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

National Night Out

Date: Oct 5 from 5 – 8pm

Location: Water Street Plaza

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!

Paint & Pizza: The Nightmare Before Christmas

Date: Oct: 8 from 5:30-9pm

Location: Black Mountain Recreation Center

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.

Cosmic Swim (all ages)

Date: Oct: 8 from 7-9pm

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.

Vintage Market & Craft Sale

Date: Oct. 9 from 7am-2pm

Location: Silver Springs Recreation CEnter

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.

Trucks and Tunes

Date: Oct. 12 and 26 from 5 – 8pm

Location: Water Street Plaza

Join us for food trucks and live music along Water Street! Spend your lunch enjoying live music and delicious food every 2nd and 4th Tuesday through November.

Disney & Pixar’s “Coco” Live in Concert

Date: Oct. 15 at 8pm

Location: Water Street Plaza

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.

Zombie 5K Run & 1-Mile Walk

Date: Oct. 16 from 6-8pm

Location: Cornerstone Park

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.

Sunday Jazz Series at the Preserve (21+ only)

Date: Oct. 24 from 2-5pm

Location: Water Street Plaza, 240 South Water Street

We invite you to a late afternoon at the beautiful Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve. There will be live music and plenty of time to stroll along the paths around the preserve.

Las Vegas

Songs on the Square Townsquare

Songs on the Square

Date: Every Friday and Saturday from 6 – 8pm through Oct. 9 (Oct. 1, 2, 9)

Location: Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89119

Enjoy free music performances by local artists in the Square every Friday & Saturday, 6-8pm through October 9.

Summerlin Library Outdoor Fall Festival

Date: Oct. 2 from 10am-2pm

Location: Summerlin Library

Enjoy live music, pumpkin decorating, hand and arm painting, balloon artists, stilt animals, storytimes, psychic readings, food trucks, a Foundation book sale, and craft vendors.


Date: Oct. 3 from 10am – 4pm

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.

National Night Out

Date: Oct 5 from 5 – 8pm

Location: Park Centre Drive

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!

Storybook Adventures with Princess Sunshine

Date: Every Wednesday at 11am through October 27 (Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27)

Location: Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89119

Join Princess Sunshine for Children’s Storybook Adventures – singing, dancing and FUN – every Wednesday at 11:00am in Town Square Park, September 15 Through October 27.

Las Vegas Baby Expo

Las Vegas Baby Expo

Date: Oct. 9 from 10am-3pm

Location: Opportunity Village Magical Forest (Oakey Campus)

Fashion Show, Food, Vendors, LIVE Entertainment – Activities, Games, Raffles and Goodie Bags for the first 100 families!

Created to inspire the community by gathering and sharing local businesses and all that Las Vegas has to offer families.

Tickets are free when you pre-register here or $5 per adult at the door.  ALL KIDS ARE FREE!

Festival of Arts

Date: Oct 9-10 from 10am-5pm

Location: The Lawn at Downtown Summerlin

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.

Fall Treats & Shop

Date: Oct. 10 from 10am-4pm

Location: McKee Ranch Foundation

Wonderful vendors with great products, handmade items, art, food, treats, desserts, fun and so much more! Come by and see us! Free Admission!

Halloween Harvest Craft Festival

Date: Oct. 16 from 10am-4pm

Location: Boulder Station Hotel & Casino

Hosted by Vegas Events and more, shop with local crafters, vendors, and small businesses. This event is outdoors under tents.

Craft Show Spooktacular

Date: Oct. 17 from 10am-4pm

Location: Silverton Casino/Veil Pavilion

Join us for a fun-filled craft show with many vendors showcasing their amazing creations and gifts. Free Admission for all ages!

As They Grow Consignment Season Finale Kids & Home Sale

Date: Oct. 21 – 24

Location: 4500 N. Rancho Drive

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.

Vintage Market Days of Southern Nevada

Date: Oct. 22-24 from 10am-4pm

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!

Las Vegas Book Festival

Date: Oct. 23 from 9am – 6pm

Location: Historic Fifth Street School

This free event is a full day of author talks, book readings, kid entertainment, and celebrating our love of everything book-related.

Check out the festival website for detailed information. See you there!

Monster Mash Craft Fair

Date: Oct. 23 from 10am-3pm

Location: Greater Las Vegas Academy

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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Family-Friendly Events

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.

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