Posts Tagged ‘Las Vegas Outdoor Recreation’

Two Great Festivals this Weekend in Las Vegas

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

One of the most popular annual festivals in the Summerlin master planned community takes place this weekend for the 17th year in a row. The Summerlin Arts Festival is ready once again to display its magic and beauty from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 24 and 25 at Summerlin Centre Community Park. Original artwork  from over 100 artisans and craftsmen of various disciplines will be on display and of course colorful “chalk art” creations will be the centerpiece of the festival as always. The Arts Festival will also include plenty of great food, live music, kids activities and performances from the Academy of Nevada Ballet Theatre and local professional dance studios.  Attendance is expected to top 10,000 this year and the event is free and open to the general public.

A true Mediterranean adventure awaits as the Las Vegas Greek Food Festival returns to Las Vegas for the 39th year  at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church in the southwest section of the valley (5300 El Camino Road). This is a serious 3 day party event attended by over 30,000 people. The food is just amazing and the live music and traditional dancing could not be more authentic. The cooking starts almost two months in advance for this raucous event and all of it is done in the church kitchen if you can believe it. You can also shop for traditional Greek clothing and artwork. This festival is definitely high energy and full of Mediterranean old school charm and the people watching is some of the best you will ever experience. Admission is six dollars and kids under 12 are free. Come hungry because the food is to die for and the desserts are impossible to resist.

Great Event for Las Vegas Dog Lovers

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

The Desert Breeze Aquatic Park (8275 Spring Mountain Rd) began an end of summer tradition seven years ago that has proved to be very popular with Las Vegas dog lovers. Each year Desert Breeze closes their outdoor pools right after Labor Day weekend, but before they do, they host the Dog Daze of Summer swimming event. This Saturday September 10th beginning at 9am residents are encouraged to bring their dogs for a swim in the pool!  Small and medium size dogs have the pool to themselves from 9am until 10:15 and large dogs take over the place from 10:45am until 12 noon. This is a full scale canine celebration with about two dozen vendors on hand and doggie contests such as smallest and largest dog of the day. You have to give credit to Clark County Parks and Recreation for coming up with such a cool end of summer special event. All dog owners must bring proof of current rabies vaccine so the health of all dogs is protected. No, you cannot jump in the pool with your dog and swim, but it’s still great fun and a great way to meet fellow dog lovers and share a few laughs as the pooches splash around. Even if your dog is not a big swimmer, Las Vegas is still a great place to own a dog and enjoy outdoor recreation together. Las Vegas dog parks are to be found all across the valley and feature off-leash play areas that are divided by size for the safety of your pet. I encourage you to find the nearest dog park to your home and try it out. You will meet some very nice people with some equally nice dogs and will notice right away that “regulars” at your local park have established a very pleasant social circle as a result of exercising their pets. In so many ways, community amenities associated with Las Vegas homes are often more than what people initially expect. It’s always nice to be pleasantly surprised.

Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort Celebrates Opening Weekend!

Monday, November 29th, 2010

The Michelle Sterling Las Vegas Real Estate Team would like to remind everyone that we have a great ski & snowboard facility just 45 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip. When we mention this to people they can hardly believe it, but it’s true! Yes we realize this is the desert southwest and that Las Vegas is much better known for “blast furnace” dry heat, but skiing on Mount Charleston has been around for 47 years even though many people do not know of it’s existence even today. How are current conditions? The base is 12 inches, grooming is excellent and the temperatures are currently in the 20’s with more snow in the forecast. What kind of amenities can you expect from a ski resort you probably never imagined to be less than an hour from the MGM Grand? The Big Horn Cafe has great food and the recently remodeled Sports Shop has all the gear and accessories you need. If you happened to come to Vegas without ski equipment or clothing (a very real possibility) you will find quality rentals available as well. The base lodge sits at 8,510 feet and four lifts take you up to 11 trails that provide great fun for beginners and advanced shredders alike. Darkside Terrain Parks offer a variety of terrain features including table-top jumps and assorted rails for aerial enthusiasts. Locals love the Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort and enjoy convenient round-trip shuttle bus transportation from numerous starting points around the valley. Last year was a record season of 181 days and this year looks to be just as promising, so trek up the mountain and join the winter fun!