Vegas Has Culture!

Not many people are aware of all the culture hosted by the city of Las Vegas. In fact, “Sin City” (as it is deemed) offers families living or visiting Las Vegas tons to do (and yes, for free) when trying to soak up some fun in the sun. Here is a list of the top three culture attractions to take in.

#1.  The 9th Island. That’s right, Hawaiian residents  frequently visit Las Vegas. And, many more are moving to the city- which has deemed it “The 9th Island” by Hawaiians. The Las Vegas Hawaiian Civic club offers monthly culture events. However, nothing compares to the annual Ho’olaule’a Festival. The festival happens in September. It is always a great idea to check out the Club’s website to find culture events happening in the current month, but save some of your Hawaiian culture-seeking experience for the Ho’olaule’a Festival. There is Hawaiian music, Hawaiian food- and most of all- tons of free and fun activities for the kids.

#2. Gospel Brunch. If you think Las Vegas doesn’t have any soul- you’re wrong. Mandalay Bay and House of Blues presents a weekly Gospel Brunch hosted every Sunday. While this event isn’t free, you should check it out when seeking out true African American culture in Las Vegas. The food is delicious and the festive atmosphere has people (and children) dancing in the aisle.

#3. Community Art.  The Southern Nevada Museum of Fine art is scheduled to open again in mid-May. Updates can be found on the website, http://snmfa.com/.   General admission is $3.00 or you can purchase a yearly pass for $20.00. Local and national artist display their works at SNMFA, making it a great opportunity to teach kids art appreciation, community involvement and how to connect with other cultures.

Las Vegas has tons to offer when it comes to culture on and off the Las Vegas Strip.  Our city is diverse and children can really experience and learn from other people’s backgrounds. So, get out to some of the events we listed and enjoy all that the city has to offer.