How often do Juneteenth and Father’s Day happen on the same day? That makes Sunday a spectacular day in Las Vegas. Yes, I admit I was a Daddy’s girl. I miss him terribly, but I digress.
Kenny Loggins is in town this week-end. But your pocket book will enter the danger zone with those ticket prices. It is my job, dear reader, to find FREE things to do in Las Vegas this week-end.
Buckle up ’cause here we go!
Two-step the Night Away (Northwest)
Rodeo Weeks (when the National Finals Rodeo comes to town) isn’t until the first two weeks in December. The PBR doesn’t show up with its bulls until October. But you can still enjoy boot-scootin’ to rockin’ country tunes all year long in Las Vegas.
Yes, Virginia, this actually used to be a cowboy town!
Tomorrow (Saturday) two of our Clark County Commissioners, Marilyn Kirkpatrick and Ross Miller, are hosting The Great Northwest Country Fest. (I convinced Commissioner Kirkpatrick to give eXp Realty a key to the city in 2015. But I digress.)
Since they are politicians, this event is FREE, even if you didn’t vote for them.
There will be line dancing and square dancing lessons to live country music. But there will be a rodeo exhibition too.
The Road Kill Grill will be selling barbecue. (In Texas where I come from that would include armadillo.) There will also be a farmers’ market. Neither of these is free, though.
And there will be Dutch oven cooking lessons. (I love my Great Jones Dutch oven.)
The event is from 4 to 8 at Lone Mountain Equestrian Park and Trail. I suppose if you have your own horse, you could ride it to the event.
Hear a FREE Juneteenth Jazz Concert (West)
When I first relocated to Las Vegas, I was captivated by Clint Holmes‘s headliner show at Harrah’s Las Vegas. He often invited his mother to the stage to sing Summertime. She was a famous British opera singer. I loved listening to Mom caress every note of that Gershwin ballad.
Today Holmes is one of the city’s beloved elder statesmen. (And yes, mother is gone now too.) So how could you be surprised that he is the vocalist at the city’s FREE Juneteenth concert?
He performs with the JOI Septet.
The concert is actually tonight (Friday) at the West Las Vegas Library on Lake Mead Boulevard. It’s called “Miles, Mingus & Monk.” The theme is to honor the ground-breaking music of three jazz luminaries who were also committed to promote social justice.
Two students from Monaco Title 1 Middle School will receive a FREE instrument and one year of FREE private music lessons from the Jazz Outreach Initiative, which is also a sponsor of the event.
Did you know Miles Davis was married to Cicely Tyson and Betty Davis? (not at the same time!)
What a great way for everyone to celebrate Juneteenth, the day in 1865 when African Americans in Galveston,Texas learned they were free. President Lincoln had signed the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863…. It is now a federal holiday.
Kinda FREE Things to Do on Father’s Day (Strip)
Both the High Roller (The LINQ) and the Eiffel Towel Viewing Deck (Paris Las Vegas) have a BOGO offer on Father’s Day. You buy your own ticket and Dad tags along FREE!
Both offer ah-ma-zing views of the Las Vegas Strip from on high.
If you specify you want to ride in a bar car, you can buy Dad a drink to thank him for putting up with your shenanigans all these years on the High Roller. (P.S. Kids under 6 always ride the High Roller FREE.)
I like to ride the High Roller at dusk. That way you get both day time and night time views.
Have a fun, safe and healthy week-end Las Vegas!
((hugs)) BETH Ellyn
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