North Las Vegas hosts many events throughout the year to entertain people of all ages. Regardless of your age or interests, we’re sure there’s something that you’ll enjoy happening in the area. We know that life can be hectic sometimes and that you may need a little break to go out and have some fun without hitting up the casinos or clubs.

Luckily, Las Vegas, Nevada, and the surrounding communities are known for more than just their nightlife. You’ll find a variety of several different annual festivals and events throughout the year that will be perfect for enjoying with friends or family.

Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival

The Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival will be celebrated at Sunset Park in Las Vegas for three days. This year it will take place Oct. 15-17. There are plenty of food booths, live performances, historical reenactments, merchants, and villages set up. You can view jousting tournaments from the Imperial Knights, live combat demonstrations, and attractions such as axe-throwing and bow and arrow shooting games. If you want to experience what it’s like to camp like royalty, you can purchase a Yurt Camping Package, but act quickly as they sell out.

Jazz in The Park

Each year throughout spring and early summer, you can attend Jazz in the Park. These events occur at 500 S. Grand Central Parkway in Las Vegas and have been a favorite of music lovers everywhere for over 30 years. Admission is free, and this live entertainment is fun for people of all ages. Dress comfortably, and don’t forget your lawn chair.

iHeart Radio Music Festival 

The iHeart Radio Music Festival will take place on Sept. 24, with several top artists planning to perform. The Daytime Stage will feature artists such as Willow, Avril Lavigne, Chase Rice, GAYLE, Lauv, and many more. There will be interactive experiences and fan zones and these incredible live performances. This music festival will take place at the T-Mobile Arena. Additional artists for the day will be released closer to the actual event. 

Can’t attend in person? Several national radio and television stations will stream the iHeart Radio Music Festival for everyone to enjoy.

The Reno Chalk Art and Music Festival

Reno is a bit further away, but the city is home to several outstanding events that make it worth the trip. From July 8 through July 10, the Reno Chalk Art and Music Festival at the Atlantis Casino Resort in Reno, Nevada, is another great event to add to your calendar. These three days will be full of crafters, live entertainment, and food vendors. There will also be a culmination of whimsical artwork made from chalk. You get to view the transformation from a concrete parking lot into a beautiful work of art during this festival. There’s also a large children’s area where they can show off their own talents before heading to the play area.

The Great Reno Balloon Race

Also in Reno, you can find the annual Great Balloon Race. Since 1982, this world-renowned event has grown tremendously. This event is held from 5 a.m. to 8 a.m. on Sept. 9-11 at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, though the balloons can be seen for miles.

From VIP experiences at the Cloud 9 Club to waiting comfortably bundled up in sleeping bags in the grass, there’s more than one way to experience this spectacular event. There will be crafts, food, drinks, art, and souvenirs available on site.

The Sierra Arts Festival

The Sierra Arts Festival will be held in the Reno City Plaza, located at Wingfield Park and Arlington Avenue, at the end of June. You’ll be pleasantly surprised on June 25-26 as the Sierra Arts Foundation relaunches this weekend showcase for crafters and other fine artists. This event will have artist spaces, food vendors, entertainers, beer, wine, and plenty of kid-friendly activities soo that the whole family can enjoy themselves.

The Great American Craft Fair

The Great American Craft Fair takes place the weekend of the Fourth of July at McKinley Park in Reno, located at 925 Riverside Drive. Over three days, you can bring the family out to enjoy various events and activities. Highlights will be food trucks on the first day, an auto exhibit on the second day, and the Great American Parade on the third day. Over 50 food trucks will be available to let you try just about any type of cuisine you want.

The auto show is an open-air exhibit featuring American-made cars and trucks from nearly every decade. This year marks the first annual independence day parade for the Great American Parade in Reno. Sure to be full of things to see and do, this is one event you’ll want to check out.

Movies at the Parks

In North Las Vegas, several movies will be playing at various parks for Movies at the Parks. On Aug. 12, you can see “Rumble” at Valley View Park located at 2000 Bennett St. You can watch “Luca” on Aug. 26 at Tom Williams Elementary at E. Tonopah Ave. “Encanto” will be on at Hartke Park on Sept. 16, and on Sept. 23, you can see the new “Turning Red” film at Deer Springs Park at 6550 Aviary Ave.

Feel free to bring your picnic basket, cooler, blankets, and whatever else you need to make yourself comfortable, but please leave umbrellas, high-back chairs, and alcohol at home.

Whatever events or festivals you decide to visit in North Las Vegas or surrounding areas will be full of fun. There are countless other options to be found with a quick search, but everyone of all ages can enjoy these events. Mark your calendars, purchase any tickets, and confirm any travel arrangements today for these annual festivals and events, as they sell out quickly, and you don’t want to miss out.

Summer will be here before you know it, and making plans to attend one or more of these annual festivals and events gives everyone something to look forward to this year. Grab your friends or gather up your family to get out and enjoy North Las Vegas this summer. If you have a family-friendly festival or event you’d like us to know about, reach out to the team at Creme de la Creme so we can let our families know about it.