Here is a list of Memorial Day ceremonies and events in the Las Vegas valley for 2019:
CEREMONY AT CADENCE CENTRAL PARK
There will be a ceremony starting at 9 a.m. Monday at Cadence Central Park on East Sunset Road in Henderson. There will be a presentation of colors, 21-gun salute, food and music. There will also be a Memorial Day Walk or Run. h
CORNERSTONE PARK FLAGS AND CEREMONY
A thousand flags will be on display all weekend in the Field of Honor at Cornerstone Park , 6900 Wigwam Parkway, Henderson. There will be a ceremony at 8 a.m. Monday, hosted by Green Valley Rotary Club. Local high school students will perform and there will be presentations by local veterans’ organizations and community leaders.
FLAGS AT LORENZI PARK AND SILVER SPRINGS PARK
Flags will be on display at Lorenzi Park on West Washington Avenue and Silver Springs Park on Silver Springs Parkway in Henderson on Monday. The Nevada Garden Club will begin place 100 American flags apiece at the parks early Monday morning.
CEREMONY AT THE LAKES
The ceremony at The Lakes on Monday, hosted by city of Las Vegas and American Legion Post 76, will include color guard, music by local students, speakers and a wreath-laying ceremony. 331 Lake South Drive.
FLY YOUR FLAGS OVER HOOVER DAM MOTORCYCLE RIDE
The 25th annual Fly Your Flags Over Hoover Dam motorcycle ride will begin at 10 a.m. Sunday on the Arizona side of Hoover Day. The Vietnam Vets – Las Vegas Motorcycle Club started the ride in 1994 and thousands of bikers participate. The ride ends with a ceremony at the Southern Nevada Veterens Cemetery in Boulder City. A party will follow at the Sin City Clubhouse.
SOUTHERN NEVADA VETERANS CEMETERY CEREMONIES
The weekend begins with the Flag-In event on Saturday. Volunteers are asked to arrive no later than 7 a.m. to help plant American flags on every grave. On Sunday, there will be a ceremony honoring Special Forces at 10 a.m. in the cemetery’s Memorial Garden area. On Monday. there will be a ceremony at the cemetery starting at 1 p.m. Thousands attend each year, get there early for a good parking space. The keynote speakers include the Honorable Mark Stevens, Henderson Municipal Court Chief Judge, Veterans Treatment Court and Nevada Department of Veterans Services Deputy Director Fred Wagar.
This year the ceremony is sponsored by the Military Order of the Purple Heart and the Southern Nevada Chapters 711 & 730, in cooperation with the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery staff, Cemetery Advisory Committee, and Cemetery Volunteer Group. The event is hosted by the Nevada Department of Veterans Services.
There will be a ceremony at 9:30 a.m. at Woodlawn Cementery on Las Vegas Boulevard North.
SILENT HEROES OF THE COLD WAR MEMORIAL DAY EVENT
The Silent Heroes of the Cold War National Monument, in partnership with the US Forest Service and GO Mt Charleston, will be presenting historical programs on Memorial Day at 10 and 11 a.m. and noon. Other activities will continue until 3 p.m.
GOOD CHARLOTTE AT FREMONT STREET EXPERIENCE
Good Charlotte is kicking off Memorial Day Weekend with a performance on May 24 at Fremont Street Experience. The concert will begin at 9 p.m.
CRAFT + COMMUNITY
Craft + Community inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino will serve as the ultimate Memorial Day Weekend destination with live entertainment and food and beverage specials, available May 24-26. Try their signature Craft Burger served with Vermont cheddar, applewood bacon, secret house sauce and fries for $16.50. Craft + Community also has an extensive beer list, with brews starting at $7.
FREE ENTRY TO THE BASEMENT
On Memorial Day, all military members will receive a free ticket to experience The Basement , which offers 2 escape rooms, both of which are set around the storyline of cannibalistic serial killer Edward Tandy and involve real characters whom are vital to your escape.
Active and retired military may book an experience for free for time slots available on Monday, May 27 by using promo code “MD19” upon checkout. For multiple military members in a single group to receive a complimentary ticket, each military member must create a separate booking for the same time slot. Military personnel will be asked to show valid I.D. upon arrival.
MEMORIAL DAY FESTIVAL
The Puerto Rican Association of Las Vegas is holding its Memorial Day Festival at the Clark County Government Center from noon to 8 p.m. May 26. Performances by Boricuas De Corazon, Tito Puente Jr., Angel Francisco, L’Avenida and Sabor Del Bronx. There will be food, drinks, vendors and more. Admission is $10, free for ages 10 and under.
COUNTY WATER PARKS
Seven Clark County water parks will open for Memorial Day weekend on May 25. The County’s water parks will be open from noon to 6 p.m. over Memorial Day weekend with the exceptions of the Laughlin Water Park, which will be open from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on May 25 and May 26, and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, May 27. Memorial Day weekend marks the start of the summer pool season. All County pools will be open for the summer except for the Whitney Pool, which opens Tuesday, May 28, and the Logandale Pool, which opens Saturday, June 15.
JA RULE AND TABOO AT FLAMINGO GO POOL
Ja Rule is performing at Flamingo GO Pool on May 25 and Taboo is performing May 26. Doors open at 9 a.m.
HOLIDAY PLAY DAY AT LAKE LAS VEGAS
The annual Holiday Play Day will kick off Memorial Day Weekend on May 25 at Lake Las Vegas Sports Club. Festivities start with a pancake breakfast at 8 a.m. There will be a pet parade at 10 and the fun will continue with a Blue Heron pool party and Woodside barbecue at noon.
THE STYLISTICS AT M RESORT
The Stylistics are performing May 25 at M Resort. Known for their chart-topping hits including “You’re a Big Girl Now” and “Betcha By Golly Wow,” The Stylistics will take the stage for a full-length concert as part of the resort’s Memorial Day Weekend celebration.
FREE BUFFET AT SOUTH POINT
South Point’s Garden Buffet is offering a complimentary Memorial Day buffet for two from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. for all veterans and military members who are 21 years and older and show an active military card of DD214. Bottomless Bloody Marys with breakfast buffet.
OLYMPIA SPORTS PARK
The 17th annual Memorial Day celebration at Olympia Sports Park hosted by Olympia Companies SH Charitable Foundation from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 28 will feature family fun, food, games, rides, water slides, live music and fireworks. There will also be a presentation of colors by Nellis Honor Guard and a barbershop quartet from Desert Oasis High School. The park is located at 4885 Starr Hills Avenue in Southern Highlands.
SAPPHIRE POOL MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND POOLSIDE BASH
Sapphire Pool & Day Club is hosting a poolside bash from 2 to 4 p.m. May 25 in honor of Memorial Day. There will also be a meet-and-greet hosted by model and business power house Lindsey Pelas, with an appearance by ‘The Hills’ TV-personality, Justin Bobby.
MEMORIAL DAY BRUNCH AT EUREKA RESTAURANT
Eureka is hosting a Memorial Day Brunch. The brunch menu includes classic breakfast, six-pack breakfast burrito, steak ‘n’ eggs, a breakfast egg sandwich, chilaquiles, bread pudding French toast, avocado toast, fried chicken and sweet cornbread and $5 Bloody Marys and mimosas. Served 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 27.
MEMORIAL DAY SURF ‘N’ TURF SPECIAL AT THE PALM
The Palm welcomes guests to experience a special Memorial Day Surf ‘n’ Turf available on Monday, May 27. For $65, the Memorial Day Surf ‘n’ Turf pairs 10 oz. Alaskan King Crab Legs with the option of a 14-oz. New York Strip or a 9-oz. Filet Mignon, all served with fresh lemon and melted butter.