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Plan your trip around one of many family-friendly annual events offered by the City of Henderson Cultural Arts & Tourism. From art and culture activities to shows, festivals and fairs, these annual events are fun for the whole family. Many functions incorporate parades, headlining entertainment, food, demonstrations and more. All events are complimentary to attend.


St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival
Looking to celebrate the luck of the Irish? Join thousands of others who gather every year in Henderson to experience tons of family fun with a number of amusement rides, midway games, a festive parade, traditional Irish food, dance lessons and live entertainment. It's a St. Patrick's Day celebration you don't want to miss!



Henderson Heritage Parade & Festival
The premier City of Henderson has a unique history, known for its production of magnesium during World War II. Each year we celebrate its nostalgia with a parade and festivities, while honoring businesses and people who have made our city what it is today.



Art & All That Jazz
Spend Mother's Day in Henderson, browsing nearly 100 booths lining the historic Water Street District, each filled with the fine works of a number of talented, juried artists from around the country. You'll find all mediums on display and available for purchase, from paintings to sculptures to jewelry. The art festival also features a mixture of live entertainment.


Fourth of July Celebration
Henderson celebrates Independence Day with a bang. Join us for family entertainment featuring a variety of food, activities and live music. The event culminates with an extravagant fireworks display showcasing vibrant colors and unique formations. It's a real "blast" of an event!



Ho’olaule’a Pacific Island Festival
You don't have to travel to Hawaii to experience the sights, sounds and smells of the Pacific Islands. Henderson transforms into a tropical paradise every September, attracting thousands of visitors during the 2-day event. Enjoy authentic food, Hawaiian music and performances, as well as a health fair and kids' activities.



Marine Corps Ironman World Championship 70.3
If you strive to be an Ironman (or Ironwoman) or just enjoy watching fellow triathletes compete, Henderson offers you the opportunity every September. Join thousands of athletes and fans for the world-class event featuring a 1.2-mile swim in Lake Las Vegas, a 56-mile bike through the Nevada desert and a 13.1-mile run along Henderson's scenic roadways.



Super Run Classic Car Show
Classic car culture converges in Henderson every September with over 1,000 vintage vehicles on display and nearly 140,000 auto enthusiasts in attendance. As Southern Nevada's largest car show, experience the explosive burn-out competitions and slow drag contests, as well as headlining entertainment by talented acts from the classic and country music genres.



Shakespeare in the Park
One of Shakespeare's most popular plays comes to life on four Saturday's in October, at four different beautiful parks in Henderson. Enjoy a  a unique and amazing rendition of one of the Bard's most memorable dramas, comedies or romantic pieces, performed by the cast of the Las Vegas Shakespeare Company. Past shows have included Macbeth, Taming of the Shrew, Romeo & Juliet and A Midsummer Night's Dream.



ITU Long Course Triathlon World Championship
Join us as Henderson celebrates the honor of being the only U.S. location to have hosted this prestigious international event in the past 12 years. We invite you to experience this elite competition, whether as an athlete or a fan, complete with beautiful weather conditions, a challenging course and entertaining ancillary events.



Off-Road Race
Every December, hundreds of off-road racing enthusiasts converge on the desert terrains near Henderson for the annual Best in the Desert race. Watch as a variety of classes of off-road vehicles including cars, trucks, motorcycles and buggies, compete to see who finishes the fastest. Meet the drivers and check out the automotives at the Off-Road Expo in Henderson's historic Water Street District.



Henderson gets festive every December with an annual holiday celebration. Get your family into the joyful spirit and sing along with carolers and enjoy a tree lighting ceremony and an evening light parade. The jolly red-suited man will also be making appearances, listening to the wishes of all young girls and boys. 

In addition to our signature annual events, you'll find a number of concerts, performances and functions taking place at the Henderson Pavilion and Henderson Events Plaza. From headlining acts like Exposé, Smash Mouth and Sugar Ray, and production shows such as The Wizard of Oz, Disney's High School Musical: A Summer Celebration and The Nutcracker, as well as our signature series, ArtBeat Presented by Target, Henderson offers it all. Be sure to check the special events calendar to plan your trip around one of the many fascinating functions.

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