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FREE Fun in Las Vegas: 4-Letter Friday


Triple digit weather and the Billboard Music Awards appear in Las Vegas this week-end. You can see the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Megan Thee Stallion and Silk Sonic at the Awards, with ticket starting at $90. (You can always watch the awards on NBC for FREE.)

But there lots of things to do in Las Vegas that are FREE. And that’s my job, dear readers, to suss out these kewl events so you can still have fun in Las Vegas even though the price of gas has gone through the roof.

It’s Friday the 13th, the only Friday the 13th this year, so that means it’s your lucky night!

Get Wet!(North Las Vegas)

Kids of all ages love splash pads Photo: Flickr

Now that the summer heat has arrived, it’s time to get wet. The Las Vegas Strip is known for its pool parties. I love Tao Beach Day Club. You can bake and listen to Mustard on Sunday for just $30.

Today the City of North Las Vegas opened the splash pads at all seven of its city parks. This is FREE.

There is no age requirement to use the splash pads. In the 1950s we called this running through the sprinklers. My favorite thing!

The splash pads are located at:

  • Craig Ranch Regional Park
  • Tropical Breeze Park
  • Hartke Park
  • Prentiss Walter Park
  • Flores Park
  • Nature Discovery Park
  • Joe Kneip Park

The water sprays during daylight hours.

Don’t Forget Your Cowboy Hat for Country in the Park (Henderson)

These are like a mini state fair. Poster: 95.5 the Bull

If you miss your state’s state fair, well, this is a good substitution. 95.5 the Bull hosts its annual Country in the Park. This year’s headliner is Chris Lane, who has over 1.2 billion on demand streams and three number one hits.

The shindig is at the Water Street Plaza in downtown Henderson.

I attended the first ones at a new subdivision called Mountain’s Edge. Those extended into the night on a Saturday.

These days it’s more of a family event, starting at 11 am and ending at 5 this Sunday.

There are fun and games, too, but the reason you go is the music. Priscilla Block, Dillon Carmichael and Ryan Griffin take to the stage before Lane.

It’s all FREE.

The parking is FREE too, but there’s not that much of it in downtown Henderson. Plan on a long walk to the Plaza. The radio station is encouraging ride sharing….

Yee haw.

Search for Treasures at the Great Garage and Antique Sale (South)

The Big Mama of garage sales Poster: Silverton Casino

Head to the Silverton Casino‘s parking lot tomorrow (Saturday) for The Great Garage and Antique Sale.

I LOVE garage sales. When I was struggling, I furnished my homes with stuff from garage sales and even stuff I drug home on garbage day because the rich neighbors with good taste left them on the curb. Really.

Now that I am financially free, I still shop garage sales. The hunt is the fun part.

So you know where I will be tomorrow!

There will be over 100 different garage sales in the parking lot.

Attendance is FREE. But true treasure seekers want first dibs. So the Silverton is charging a massive $5 for early bird admission from 6:30 to 8. The sale goes to 3.

Hint: About 2 o’clock folks reduce their prices so they don’t have to drag the stuff home. You’re welcome!

Salsa! (The Dancing Kind) (East)

THE best ballroom dance there is: salsa. Photo: Boulder Station

I lived in Dallas in the mid-1990s. Every Saturday night I would go country dancing with my dance club at a popular club called Country 2000.

Everyone would go home by 10 o’clock because the dance floor got too crowded. I would go next door to Tejano 2000. I would stand in a corner, sip a Modelo Negro and watch in awe at the locals dancing salsa, merengue and cumbia.

I wished I could swivel my hips like that! (This was long before Zumba helped me cure my Gringo hips.)

Tomorrow night I could head out to the Railhead at Boulder Station to do the same thing. It’s Bailongo a La Mexicana, a locals salsa night out.

The dancing starts at 10 and there’s no cover charge. FREE!

The live band is La Proyeccion De Durango.

If you don’t dance, you’ll still have an ah-ma-zing time. It’s like watching Dancing with the Stars live.

Have a great week-end, Las Vegas!

((hugs)) BETH Ellyn

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