Local Living

Published On March 24, 2013 | By MoniqueE2E | Beyond The Strip, Events, Travel

Local Living in a Tourist Destination

By Monique Gaudin

What would a parade be without the Shriners?  Photo: Monique Gaudin

What would a parade be without the Shriners? Locals enjoy the 47th annual St Patrick’s Day parade in Henderson, Nevada Photo: Monique Gaudin

Living in Las Vegas is really like living in any small big town.   It is hard to imagine as it is a leading international tourist destination, but life is quite common off the Strip.

There are local events at the libraries, the annual Clark County Fair and Rodeo, and the assortment of parades such as the St Patrick’s Day parade this past week in Henderson, and the upcoming Helldorado Days.

Regular people go to school events, community gatherings, an evening at the ballet, or a night out on the town.

Amidst the headliners and Pawn Stars media draw, the convention and the sight seeing crowds, you will find the regular hustle and bustle of daily life.

This week starts spring vacation for over 300,000 students in the Clark County School District, with many families packing up and leaving town to visit other tourist destinations, while over 3,000,000 people are expected to head to Vegas based on last year’s 3,531,994 visitors.

So while the Strip is swarming with spring-breakers going wild, you may find the locals at the Hop & Shop: Easter Egg Hunt and Family Festival at the Town Square, the EggStravaganza at the Springs Preserve, or at Ethel M’s annual Spring Spectacular Weekend.



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