With a variety of events highlighting the rich history and recognizing the contributions of the Black community to art, culture and cuisine, get ready to honor Black History Month in Las Vegas with the following celebrations and exhibitions.
15th Annual Black History Month Festival
Visit the Springs Preserve in Las Vegas for its 15th-annual Black History Month Festival on Feb. 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. commemorating the impactful contributions of African Americans to the history and culture of Southern Nevada. This year’s festival theme is “African Americans and the Arts” and will feature fun for the whole family, celebrating Black history through educational activities, live music and dance performances, as well as arts and crafts and delicious cuisine. For more information, visit springspreserve.org/events.
Kemet in the Desert 2024
The Kemet in the Desert Lecture Series on Feb. 9 and Feb. 10 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the West Las Vegas Library is a cultural celebration of the African diaspora, including dancing, music, spoken word and tradition. World-renowned speakers of African and Egyptian history, Ilia “Rashad” Muhammad and Dr. Anika Daniels-Osaze, will make presentations on culture and religion. For more information, visit events.thelibrarydistrict.org.
Black-Owned Food Trucks at City Hall
Support small businesses and enjoy culinary delights during Black History Month in Las Vegas at the North Las Vegas City Hall from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Wednesday and Thursday throughout February. Black-owned food truck business will be onsite providing delectable lunch options for city staff and the public. For more information, visit cityofnorthlasvegas.com.
City of North Las Vegas Black-Owned Business Fair
Enjoy a Saturday afternoon at the Alexander Library in North Las Vegas celebrating Black History Month. The City of North Las Vegas Black-Owned Business Fair on Feb. 24 from noon to 3 p.m. will feature local vendors, a library open house, food trucks, a DJ, performances, kids’ activities, community resources and more. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit cityofnorthlasvegas.com.
Unsung Heroes: Black History Month Art Exhibit & Reception
Check out the City of the World Art Gallery for a special Black History Month Art Exhibit from Feb. 12 to March 14 at the North Las Vegas City Hall to commemorate and honor the African Americans who shaped history. Works will be available for view and purchase, with a reception taking place on Feb. 22 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. The exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.cityoftheworldlasvegas.org.
City of North Las Vegas Black Women of Achievement Panel Discussion
On Saturday, Feb. 24, from 3 to 4:30 p.m., The City of North Las Vegas will hold an inspiring and insightful discussion with local esteemed Black women leaders achieving success in their careers and lives. Panelists include the mayor of North Las Vegas Pamela Goynes-Brown, president of the Las Vegas Raiders Sandra Douglass Morgan and Chief of Police City of North Las Vegas Police Department Jacqueline Gravatt. For more information, visit cityofnorthlasvegas.com.