Black History Month is an annual celebration across the country of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks in U.S. history. It began as a way of remembering important people and events in the history of the African diaspora.
Black History Month is celebrated every February in the United States. In 1976, it was being celebrated all across the country in educational institutions, centers of Black culture and community centers, both great and small, when President Gerald Ford recognized Black History Month, during the celebration of the United States Bicentennial.
The city of Las Vegas invites the community to celebrate Black History Month with a variety of events Jan. 16-March 5, 2022. Here is a list of events happening around the Las Vegas area in honor of Black History Month.
This post is currently being updated for 2023, stay tuned….
Peace Week 2023: A Celebration of King Legacy- Thurs, Jan. 19, 3 to 5:30 p.m. Peace Week 2023 will honor, pay tribute and celebrate the life, legacy and contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “Inspiring the Movement through Change”- Free and open to the public. West Las Vegas Library Theatre, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd.
Las Vegas My Brother’s Keeper Alliance 7th Annual Conference: Monday-Tuesday, Jan. 24-25, 8 a.m. to noon each day. The Las Vegas My Brother’s Keeper Alliance is hosting a two-day virtual conference with national experts, legislators, school administrators, law enforcement, educators, social services providers, clinicians, advocates and other community stakeholders. Advance online registration is required.
Good Time Catfish Fry– Thursday, February 2, 2023, 11AM. Come be a part of the traditional fish fry. A time to gather, socialize and enjoy food that nourishes the soul. Please register in advance, as spaces are limited. Fish lunches can be purchased for $10. Doolittle Active Adult Center.
Discovery Children’s Museum– In honor of Black History Month, DISCOVERY has activities and crafts that will teach your little ones about the Civil Rights Movement, African American art history, and much more! These events run February 4th through March 3rd, please see the event link for daily detail. Free parking is always available in the garage located next to the museum. Be sure to get your parking ticket validated as you enter! You’re also welcome to pack a lunch or purchase food in our DISCOVERY store so you can stay and play ALL DAY. Check out the Museums for All discount and Free Museum visits once a month.
Mid-day Inspirational Showcase and Luncheon– Thursday, February 16th at 11AM. This experience will extend the dream as the Mid-Day Inspirational Showcase celebrates 44 years of programming. This annual showcase features singing, dancing, poetry, and guest speakers followed by a soul food brunch. The showcase is free and open to the public. The luncheon will take place immediately following the showcase. To purchase tickets for the luncheon, please call 702.229.6125. Tickets are $10 and will be on sale until Feb. 9. Historic Fifth Street School.
Las Vegas Clark County Libraries– LVCCLD has over 20 events happening aross the valley this February. Check the link to find dates and times for their many events. From music trivia to art projects, see “The Woman King” or hear about the hidden figures of NASA. Go see some live music with the Tribute to Tina Turner, or hear music from the
Springs Preserve– This year, the Springs Preserve is back, and bringing you the 14th annual Black History Month Celebration, Saturday, February 18th from 10am-4pm. Enjoy spectacular music and dance performances, fun and educational activities for kids, and captivating speakers and demonstrations for the whole family. Reservations are required. Tickets sold in advance ONLINE ONLY. Limited attendance.
Black Weekend 2023: Kemet In The Desert – The 10th Annual “Kemet In The Desert” (KITD) Black Weekend Lecture Series, will be celebrated Friday and Saturday, February 17th & 18th, 2023 @ 7 pm, at the Clark County West Las Vegas Library Theatre, where it all began. Free and open to the public. West Las Vegas Library Theatre, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd.
Please feel free to let me know about any Black History Month events I may have missed in the comments below.
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Historic 5th Street School
Discovery Children’s Museum
West Las Vegas Library
Doolittle Senior Center