Happenings

Community Events

Bike It or Hike It

April 1-May 31
Explore our many miles of trails by bike or on foot and snap a selfie in front of any City of Henderson trail sign, including trailheads, kiosks, interpretive signs, and signs on paths or trails within our parks. Like or follow Henderson Sports & Recreation on Facebook or Twitter, then post or Tweet your selfie using the hashtag #bikeitorhikeit2017. Enter as many times as you’d like, but each selfie must be unique. You could win weekly prizes of gift cards valued at $25-$50 or even the grand prize of a Giant Escape bike, valued at $600. The more times you enter the more chances you have to win. See BikeHenderson.org for official rules.

Arbor Day

April 28, 10am
Morrell Park, 500 Harris St.
 
Our annual Arbor Day event celebrates the beauty and importance of trees in Henderson. Fourth graders from nearby elementary schools help Mayor Andy Hafen and members of the City Council plant a tree at Morrell Park. The event features tree-climbing demonstrations, a performance by the Basic High School thespian group, announcement of the poster contest winners, and other tree-friendly activities. The public is invited to attend.

Jump for Fun

May 5 | 9:30am-10:30am, 11:30am-12:30pm, 2:30pm-3:30pm, 3:30pm-4:30pm
Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St.
Bouncing, sliding, climbing, and tumbling are examples of the fun kids have at Jump for Fun, which is held in our gym and features different jump houses each month. Children must wear socks. Ages 2-5; $3

Giant Garage Sale

May 6, 7am-Noon
Black Mountain Recreation Center, 599 Greenway Rd.
Selling unwanted clothes, toys, books, and other items is a great incentive to clean out your closets and earn extra money. Each booth equals two parking spots. Reserve your booth online at least one week in advance using activity code 153001-00. Booths are assigned randomly and only second-hand items may be sold. All ages welcome. Admission is free; $20 per booth.

Henderson Shines

May 6, 9am-1pm
Henderson Events Plaza, 200 S. Water St.
Residents can recycle , donate household goods, have documents shredded, and dispose of hazardous household materials at this annual community cleanup day.

Whitney Mesa BMX State Race

May 13, 4pm
Whitney Mesa BMX Track, 1575 W. Galleria Dr.
Join us for an evening of racing with some of the best racers in the state. Sign up at the track between 4pm and 5:30pm. The racing action starts immediately after. You must have a USA BMX membership to take part. $30

Homeowners Night

May 18, 6pm-8pm
Development Services Center
Henderson City Hall, 240 S. Water St.

Residents can learn how to obtain a permit for work previously performed on their homes, get information on the type of work requiring a permit and apply for permits for new work. City staff members will answer questions related to building permits, neighborhood issues and zoning violations.


Migration Madness

May 20, 10am-Noon
Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, 350 E. Galleria Dr.
Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day with walks, guided tours, games, hands-on activities and raffles. The event promotes conservation, stewardship and a love for the great outdoors. All ages; free.

Summer Hiking Series – Pittman Wash Trail

May 20, 8am-1pm
Silver Springs Park, 1950 Silver Springs Pkwy.
Join us for a 3-mile hike along the Pittman Wash Trail. This is a great way to get in shape while exploring the trail. Dress for the weather. Teens (14-17 years) must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Register using activity code 641071-58. Ages 14+; Free

Henderson Fire Station 82 Open House

May 20, 11am-2pm
Fire Station 82, 401 Parkson Rd.
Meet your neighborhood firefighters, check out firefighting apparatus, tour the station and learn how to Get READY! Stay READY! for emergencies.

Dive-In Movie: Peter Pan

May 25, 7:30pm-9:30pm
Henderson Multigenerational Activity Pool,  250 S. Green Valley Pkwy.
Go for a swim or relax poolside while enjoying the movie on our giant inflatable screen. Register online using activity code 336562-00 or at any recreation/indoor pool. All ages; $5

 

Slide Into Summer

June 9, 6:30pm-9:30pm
Anthem Hills Park, 2256 N. Reunion Dr.

Get ready to Slide Into Summer! Bring a towel and appropriate swimwear because you will get wet! We'll have a giant slip and slide, bounce house, lawn games, and sun safety tips. Register online using activity code 336361-00 or in person at any indoor pool or recreation center. You may also sign up at the event if space is available. $7 per person, all ages.

Jump for Fun

June 9 | 9:30am-10:30am, 11:30am-12:30pm, 2:30pm-3:30pm, 3:30pm-4:30pm
Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St.
Bouncing, sliding, climbing, and tumbling are examples of the fun kids have at Jump for Fun, which is held in our gym and features different jump houses each month. Children must wear socks. Ages 2-5; $3

Teen Sports & Fitness Night

June 9, 6pm-9pm
Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St.
It’s a night of after-hours sports and fitness. Play basketball, wallyball and racquetball, or challenge your friends to some friendly Wii sports games. Snacks are provided. Wear tennis shoes and athletic clothing. Late pickup charges apply. Register using activity code 153230-48. Ages 10-15; $9

Get Your Play On! Lock In

June 9, 7pm-7am
Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St.
Try to stay awake as we play throughout the night. Bring a sleeping bag and pillow. A continental breakfast will be served in the morning. Register using activity code 153238-48. Ages 9-13; $36

Movie in the Park - Cars

June 10, 8:30pm
Capriola Park. 2155 Via Firenze
Bring your blanket and lawn chair for a fun-filled night with family and friends featuring a movie shown on our giant inflatable screen. Register using activity code 153220-58. All ages; $5

Picnic in the Park

June 15, 11am-12:30pm
Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St.
If you’d like to pet a goat or rabbit and see a turtle up close, then join us as we meet and greet real animals at our petting zoo in the park. Bring a sack lunch and a blanket to sit on. A parent/guardian must accompany their child. Register using activity code 152233-48. Ages 2-6; $8

Run of the Rec

June 16, 5:30pm-10pm
Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St.
Bring your friends for an evening of pizza, bounce houses, wallyball, racquetball, pool, table tennis, and gaming systems. We’ll also show a movie on our giant inflatable screen. Late pickup charges apply. Register using activity code 153231-48. Ages 10-15; $13.50

Summer Hiking Series – River Mountains Loops Trail

June 17, 8am-10am
Mountain Lake Park, 1020 Golda Way
Join us for a 4-mile hike along the River Mountains Loop Trail. This is a great way to get in shape while exploring the trail. Dress for the weather. Teens (14-17 years) must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Register using activity code 641071-59. Ages 14+; Free

World's Largest Swimming Lesson

June 22, 9am-10am
Whitney Ranch Activity Pool, 1575 Galleria Dr.

Thousands of people around the world are simultaneously participating in The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson to spread the word that swimming lessons save lives. The event, held in partnership with the World  Waterpark Association, also serves as an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest swimming lesson. Anyone can take part and possibly make history. Attend and receive a certificate valid for free swim lessons for a child ages 6 months to 4 years. Priority registration and skills testing for the Learn-to-Swim program will also be available. Register in advance online (336729-00), at any recreation center/indoor pool, or at the event. All ages; free.

Glow-in-the-Dark Nerf War

June 23, 5:30pm-10pm
Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St.
Wear comfortable tennis shoes and a white T-shirt to decorate for our 10,000-square-foot, glow-in-the-dark obstacle course. Bring your Nerf gun (labeled with your name) and we’ll supply the ammo. Late pickup charges apply. Register using activity code 153229-48. Ages 10-15; $15

Olympic Day

June 24, 6pm
Whitney Mesa BMX Track, 1575 W. Galleria Dr.
Take part in a free day of BMX racing in celebration of Olympic Day. This event helps to promote Olympic values and participation in the sport across the globe, regardless of age, gender or athletic ability. A USA BMX membership is not required to participate. Enroll at the track between 6pm and 7:30pm. The action begins immediately after. 


Cardboard Boat Regatta

July 29, Noon-6pm
Henderson Multigenerational Activity Pool,  250 S. Green Valley Pkwy.
The regatta challenges you to design, build and navigate boats made entirely of corrugated cardboard and duct tape. It’s open to individuals, duos, families, businesses, schools, youth groups, groups of friends, and nonprofit organizations wishing to build their own unique boats. Awards are presented in several categories, including: Allure of the Seas--best looking, Staten Island Ferry--carrying the most people, The World Is Not Enough— world’s fastest yacht, The Titanic--best sinking ship, Queen Elizabeth--best all around.

Open swim is noon-4:30 p.m. during boat check in. Boat races begin at 4:30 p.m. Register using activity code 336595-00 at cityofhenderson.com or in person at any recreation/indoor pool. $5 per person, ages 8+. Daily admission applies for spectators and other non-boat building guests.

Sponsor An Event

Sponsoring a City of Henderson event is a great way to reach existing and potential customers, support your customers' community, and engage with an active audience. 
Act today to receive maximum value and recognition by downloading the 2016 Sponsor Packet. If you have any questions, please call 702-267-4035 or email. In-kind sponsorships are welcome.

Schedule is subject to change or cancellation without notice. Management reserves all rights.