From a sketching exhibit at the World Center to Las Vegas home tours to the AIA High School Awards at UNLV, there are many ways to celebrate design. Most events are free. Multiple venues and times, aialasvegas.org
The 4th annual Celebrando Festival April 28 will celebrate Hispanic culture and giving back. There will be food, music, dance, art and musch more. They are partnering with Nevada PEP and some of the money raised will go to them.
The Springs Preserve celebrates children and childhood at their annual Día del Niño on April 28. There will be clowns and magicians, dancing and singing, interactive games, traditional Mexican food and drink, and hands-on arts and crafts workshops. Tickets are $6.
From crafts to food to everything in between, this is the place to celebrate all things artsy. Cockroach Theatre offers 20-minute vignettes, multiple food trucks offer mouth-watering dining, and booths of all sorts offer one-of-a-kind items. 5–11P, free. 1025 First Street, ffflv.org
Join Nevada School of the Arts for a free concert on Mother's Day, starting at 5 p.m. Performing will be the NSA Chamber Orchestra with Alexandra Arrieche, guest conducto and the NSA Preparatory Orchestra with conductor Mary Straub. There will be works by Jennifer Bellor, Joan Trimble, and Heitor Villa-Lobos.
The 12th annual Country in the Park will be held at Mountain's Edge Planned Community on May 12 from 2 to 8 p.m. The free outdoor concert and festival will feature country star Jerrod Niemann with American Idol winner Trent Harmon, up-and-comer Ben Rue, and local favorite Thrillbilly Deluxe.
Cool off with sweet treats by the scoopful -- and listen to some great live music -- as the Springs Preserve hosts its annual all-you-can-eat Ice Cream Festival on May 12. There will be stations serving ice cream cones, sundaes, novelties and root beer floats, with entertainment for all ages.
Elaborate stages, plenty of music, pyrotechnics, and lots of skin. The Electric Daisy Carnival is the biggest electronic dance festival in the world. $355–$699. Las Vegas Motor Speedway, 7000 Las Vegas Blvd. N., lasvegas.electricdaisycarnival.com
The Springs Preserve will hold their annual Brews & Blues Festival on May 19, from 4 to 8 p.m. This adults-only event features unlimited samples of craft beers, food, and music from renowned local and regional blues and rockabilly bands. 21 and older only.