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Halloween Parade returns to downtown Friday

Halloween Parade returns to downtown Friday

The spooky, outrageous and wacky will take over the downtown streets Friday for the 5th annual Las Vegas Halloween Parade.

The parade will begin at 7 p.m. The route will be along Fremont Street from 13th Street to 7th Street. The parade line-up will start at 4 p.m.

Following the parade there will be activities and parties until 3 a.m. The costume judging will be at 9:30 p.m. at the stage at 10th and Fremont. Prizes will be given out in several categories, including most creative, best group costume, best illuminated costume and best costume for kids 10 years or younger.

The parade queen will again be Clare Sinclair from “Pin Up” at Stratosphere.

For more information, go to thelasvegashalloweenparade.com

New parking areas open downtown for First Friday

New parking areas open downtown for First Friday

The monthly celebration of art and music known as First Friday will return to downtown Friday night.

One of the biggest issues the event has had is parking. The city of Las Vegas is partnering with Downtown Project to create new parking opportunities for First Friday.

Container Park Lot (directly across 7th Street from the Container Park) between Fremont and Carson

 

  • 68 spaces
  • Daytime Metered Parking: $2 per hour, $10 all day
  • Night/Weekend Metered Parking: $10 Flat Rate
  • Special Event Parking: Varies from $10 to $30

Gold Spike Lot (northeast corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Odgen)

  • 76 spaces
  • Daytime Metered Parking: $2 per hour, $10 all day
  • Night/Weekend Metered Parking: $10 Flat Rate
  • Special Event Parking: Varies from $10 to $30

Llama Lot (site of the old Ambassador Hotel) on Ninth & Fremont streets

New parking available downtown

New parking available downtown

The city of Las Vegas has partnered with Downtown Project to allow for two new parking lots downtown.

The lots will be east of Las Vegas Boulevard. The Downtown Project will empty its parking lots to allow for temporary parking area for special events like First Friday. There will also be metered parking and monthly parking for the next three years.

The first lot, called the Llama Lot, will be on 9th and Fremont streets. There will be 395 spaces available. Special event parking prices will vary from $5 to $15.

The second lot, called the Gold Spike Lot, will be on the northeast corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Odgen Avenue.  There will be 76 spaces available. Special event parking will vary from $10 to $30.

 

"Nutcracker" Exhibit Opening at Discovery Children's Museum

The Discovery Children's Museum in downtown Las Vegas is gearing up for an exciting month-long event partnering with the Nevada Ballet Theatre for All Things Nutcracker.

Members of the ballet performed scenes from the "Nutcracker" during a special presentation Friday.

On Dec. 7, the museum will roll out a series of Nutcracker-themed exhibits and even give guests a chance to meet and greet with some of the characters.

Zappos Signs On to Sponsor Bike Event

Zappos Signs On to Sponsor Bike Event

Already the primary sponsor of the marathon in Las Vegas, Zappos is jumping behind another major outdoor athletic event.

Zappos will be the platinum title sponsor of RTC Viva Bike Vegas 2013 Gran Fondo Pinarello Sponsored by Zappos.com, a cycling event that will take place on Saturday, Sept. 21.

The event, put on by the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada, is expected to attract between 2,500-3,500 cyclists. Proceeds from the ride will benefit four local charities: Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, After-School All-Stars Las Vegas, Communities in Schools of Nevada and Nevada Child Seekers.

Park Place Infiniti to Sponsor Bottled Water Drive to Benefit The Shade Tree

Park Place Infiniti to Sponsor Bottled Water Drive to Benefit The Shade Tree

Park Place Infiniti will be sponsoring a month-long bottled water drive for The Shade Tree. In July, the dealership at 5605 W. Sahara will be a public donation site seeking to collect at least 364 cases of water, one for every resident that The Shade Tree can shelter.

The dealership is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., during July.

“Both Park Place and The Shade Tree have a long history of helping the community,” said Mark Kinard, sales director at Park Place Infiniti. “For the last 25 years, Park Place has been committed to supporting community organizations, and we are proud to hold this bottled water drive for The Shade Tree, which has been providing shelter to women and children in Las Vegas for over 20 years."