Scream for Ice Cream

16 May

I always hear there is nothing to do in Las Vegas. You work, drink, and drink some more. I strive to look for different things to do and experiences to try out for the locals, especially fun things. Memorial weekend will be booming in this city, but there are plenty of things to do before it is here. Over the next couple of weeks, there are events and festivals that locals and visitors should check out. Whether you are looking at tasting some good treats, getting in touch with your inner country, wanting to hear some great DJs or see how other countries party, you will find a little something for everything.

Helldorado Days
Helldorado Days is the longest running event in Las Vegas. It began in 1935 after completion of the Boulder Dam to encourage tourism to the city. The four day event is held in Downtown Las Vegas and begins today at 5 p.m. and goes until Sunday evening. There are plenty of things for only $3 (daily) at the carnival and if you can fit it into your budget, the local rodeo is an additional $10 to $15 (daily). If you have some whiskers you may want to enter the Whiskerino Contest giving out prizes to the Longest Beard, Best Groomed Beard, Most Unique Beard, Longest Mustache, Best Mustache and Best Goatee. If you have some golfing skills you can enter the golf tournament going on at the Siena Golf Club on Saturday and Sunday. There is an evening parade on Saturday at 7 p.m. followed by a performance and fireworks. Helldorado Days is jam packed with other events and things to do. Check out all the details at http://www.elkshelldorado.com/ and maybe if you’re lucky you find a cowboy to take home.

Springs Preserve Ice Cream Festival
For one day only, Saturday, May 14, you can indulge in summer’s favorite treat, ice cream. The Las Vegas Springs Preserve is bringing the Annual Ice Cream Festival. Staring at 11 a.m. guests will be able to enjoy unlimited sweets and treats such as root beer floats, sundaes, ice cream cones and more. The festival will feature carnival games and novelties along with music provided a DJ and the Dave Matthews Tribute band. Tickets are $6 in advance online at Springs Preserve website and $7.50 at the door.

Exodus Festival Las Vegas
Next weekend you may notice a huge amount of Canadians taking over the city. Canadians come to celebrate Victoria Day weekend having an extra day off from work to party. Victoria Day in Canada is like President’s Day in the US and also marks the beginning of summer. The “festival” is four day party extravaganza at some of the city’s hottest venues. The opening party kicks off at Vanity Nightclub on Friday followed by a pool party at Wet Republic on Saturday. Throughout the weekend, parties will be going down at Pure Nightclub and Rehab with the closing party Sunday night at XS followed with after hours at Savile Row. Sounds like a pretty good time, eh?

Other things you may be interested in checking out are some ongoing parties in the city. Corona Light has kicked off its Las Vegas pool tour with the next event at Palms Place with some of Vegas’ hottest DJs. You can RSVP at SpyOnVegas.com along with up to date event times and places. If you are choosing to hold off until Memorial weekend to indulge in the party scene, you can get all the details on what is going down in my blog next Monday.

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