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Friday, September 16, 2011

Gay Pride, Hispanic Heritage and San Gennaro oh my!!!

Can too much of a good thing be wonderful? I think it can and with so many amazing cultural activities happenings within a span of a few weeks in Las Vegas who says September cannot overtake May as the community's cultural month? Usually May is the time of the year that Las Vegas celebrates its culture. Heck it was in May of 1905 that the city was founded and May is also the time for the Helldorado Parade and Rodeo. But May is also a time when the weather starts getting a bit warm in our Radiant City. Actually the weather in May can be quite unpredictable. It can either be a scorcher or it can be palatable. Unfortunately with all this weathered uncertainty September seems to have become the preferred time of the year to celebrate culture in Southern Nevada.

So tonight and this weekend there are several amazing events happening in Las Vegas that will celebrate this community's amazing diversity. This evening the Gay Pride Parade will begin at 8pm along 4th Street in Downtown. The yearly parade is a favorite among locals because its always at night and the floats, sights and sounds of the festivity are definitely not to be missed. In addition, the Gay Pride Festival will be happening on Saturday, September 17 at the Clark County Government Center Amphitheater.

No less than 12 hours after the Gay Pride Parade the Fiesta Las Vegas Hispanic Heritage Parade will be happening along 4th Street. Not to mention that after the parade there will be an art exhibition along Fremont Street of Hispanic art!

Also this weekend is the culmination of the San Gennaro Feast. The yearly feast celebrates Italian Culture and food in Southern Nevada and the Martyred Neopolitan Saint San Gennaro and the miracle of his blood.  The festival is taking place as we speak at the Rio Hotel and Casino.

For further information about these wonderful cultural events please click on the fliers and icons below to be redirected to the event websites.

Nevada Public Radio
For more information on the Cultural Arts in Las Vegas please visit Nevada Public Radio. NPR has detailed listings of many cultural and civic events hosted by area non-profits click on this linkhttp://www.knpr.org/common/psa/listNEW.cfm and if you are planning an event in the next few months, be sure to get your free listing in Nevada Public Radio's Desert Companion magazine by submitting the information here at http://www.knpr.org/culture/eventaddnew.cfm
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