The Memorial Day weekend will be a time to honor the sacrifices of military veterans and to enjoy spending time with family and friends in Las Vegas. Check out some of the great family-friendly Memorial Day events to commemorate the patriotic holiday in 2018.
14th Annual Best Dam Barbecue Challenge
Bicentennial Park, Boulder City, NV 89005
The Rotary Club of Boulder City will be a professional barbecue competition offering fun for the family. Thousands of guests will attend to enjoy the entertainment, activities for kids, music, a classic car show, and more. Vendors will be selling award-winning barbecue and festival food. Admission will be free.
Fabulous Lake Las Vegas Days
May 25-28 @ various times
The Village at Lake Las Vegas, Henderson, NV 89002
The entire family will have fun at the many fun-filled events in Lake Las Vegas on Memorial Day weekend. The weekend of fun will be kicked off by Star Wars on the Water on Reflection Bay on May 25. The event will include live concerts, the BBQ Summer Kick-Off, fireworks, and more. The 1st Inaugural Wheels By the Water at The Village car show will be on May 26. The Pulte Pet Parade, Pet Fair, and Pancake Breakfast will be on May 26. Watersports will be featured on May 28. Some events will be free admission, while others will charge a fee.
Southern Nevada’s Veterans Memorial Cemetery Flag-In Event
May 26 @ 6:30 a.m.
Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1900 Veterans Memorial Dr., Boulder City, NV 89005
The family can help provide a meaningful patriotic service by placing flags on each gravesite in preparation for Memorial Day. Plan to arrive by 7 a.m. to help commemorate the veterans buried at the cemetery. This family-friendly volunteer event has become a tradition for families and groups such as the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.
Southern Nevada Memorial Day Ceremonies
May 27 @ 10 a.m.
May 28 @ 1 p.m.
Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1999 Veterans Memorial Dr., Boulder City, NV 89005
The Special Forces Memorial Day Ceremony to honor special forces member killed in combat will be held on May 27 at 10 a.m. in the Memorial Gardens area of the cemetery. The Memorial Day Ceremony will be held on May 28 at 1 p.m. The annual Memorial Daya service will include patriotic music, a keynote address, a military color guard, a presentation of Gold Star Mothers and Gold Star Wives, Taps, a flyover, and a 21-gun salute.
Memorial Day Ceremony at Woodlawn Cemetery
May 28 @ 8 p.m.
Woodlawn Cemetery, 1500 Las Vegas Blvd. North, Las Vegas, NV 89101
The Woodlawn Cemetery will host the annual Memorial Day Ceremony with the additions of two new monuments. The Nevada African American Genealogy Society and Centennial Las Vegas Genealogy Society have joined to honor veterans buried in unmarked graves at the cemetery. The Master of the Ceremonies will be 8 News Now’s Nate Tannenbaum.