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What To Do In Las Vegas

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Things To Do In June

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The weather grows hotter, the kids are out of school and the summer season is in full swing. Here are my picks for the best things to do in and around Las Vegas this June.

Las Vegas Show Calendar

Use this handy reference to see show schedules for the best Las Vegas Shows in June.

Some highlights include the fiery KA by Cirque du Soleil, the watery wonder of La Reve and the chilling mesmerism of Anthony Cools. This months shows are hot and cool.

12th Annual Juneteenth Festival

This annual celebration of African American art, music and culture takes place at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. Designed to energize and enrich lives, "Juneteenth is the embodiment of a transformation of hobby into art, tradition into culture, freedom songs into refined music." Tuesday June 19th from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Admission is FREE.

Botanical Gardens Tour at Lake Las Vegas

If you love plants or tinkering in your garden or maybe you're an herb-o-phile who amazes your family with culinary delights, then the Botanical Gardens Tour at Lake Las Vegas in Henderson is for you. Starting each Sunday at 9 AM this expert guided tour of the extensive collection of plants is a must see. Say hi to Randy when you're there. Call 702.567.6000 for blackout dates.

Farmer's Markets Across the Valley

Spring is here and the numerous farmer's markets that pop up all over the city are hopping. Looking for fresh local produce? Hankering for some tasty and unique home made sauces or deserts? Farmer's Markets are legendary for their fresh, unique, local, organic and often handmade goods that put those at the big box stores to shame. Shopping is available almost every dau of the week. Check the schedule here.

First Fridays

The premiere arts festival in Las Vegas only gets better as summer gets hotter. Enjoy street music, street vendors galore, foodstuffs, tasty drinks at area bars like the Griffin and best of all cutting edge art all in Vegas' locals friendly Downtown. This month it is Friday June 1st.

Jazz on the Lake

A short jaunt out to beautiful Lake Las Vegas will reward you with these free Saturday night jazz concerts featuring the best local and regional jazz performers. This months musicians include...

  • June 2 - Jim Spoto Band
  • June 9 - Tommy Thompson Project
  • June 16 - Everett B. Walters
  • June 23 - Darryl WoolFolk
  • June 30 - Calvin Brooks

Las Vegas 51s

The Las Vegas 51s bring professional Triple A baseball to town every summer. This Toronto Blue Jays affiliate plays at Cashman Field from April through September. This month will see the 51s face off at home against the Sky Cats, the River Cats and the Aces. Check out the complete schedule for the month. Promo nights include Fireworks and Flatscreens on the 15th, Trucker Hat Night on the 16th and Beer Stein Night on the 23rd.

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