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Renaissance Faire returning to Boulder City this weekend

Renaissance Faire returning to Boulder City this weekend

The time of knights and maidens fair will return to Veterans Memorial Park this weekend at the Boulder City Renaissance Faire.

The event is from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday through Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The faire will feature entertainment, including live music and magicians. There will also be food and costume vendors.

There will also be booths from several different groups representing different eras of the middle ages and Renaissance. The guilds, as they are called, will show off the clothing, customs and crafts of their age.

For information, go to bcrenfaire.org.

Beerfest Planned for Saturday at Wilbur Square Park

Beerfest Planned for Saturday at Wilbur Square Park

The beer will be flowing at the 2nd annual Boulder City Beerfest this weekend.

The festival will be held at the Wilbur Square Park from 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday. This year's event features more than 20 brewery tents, five food trucks and 10 specialty vendors.

Admission includes a BCBF souvenir glass for unlimited samples. VIP tickets are available. The vendors and food trucks are open to the public, but the beer tents are for guests 21 years and older.

There will also be live music, brewing demonstrations and a brewers games. The event is again sponsored by Boulder Dam Brewing Company.

For more information, including ticket prices and a list of brewers, go to bouldercitybeerfestival.com.

Thousands of Runners will be at Lake Mead This Weekend

Around 1,000 runners will be racing through Lake Mead National Recreation Area this weekend.

It is the 14th annual Six Tunnels for Hoover Dam St. Patrick's Day Run on Saturday. The event includes a half marathon, a 5K, 1K stroll and two-person relay.

The route will mostly be along the Historic Railroad Hiking Trial. The turnaround point will be Hoover Dam. The first races start at 8 a.m. 

For more information, go to mountainmanevents/sixtunnels.htm.

Santa Train Back for the Season

The Santa Train is back in action at the Nevada State Railroad Museum, 600 Yucca Street, in Boulder City.

The train leaves every hour on the hour starting at 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 22. Santa and Mrs. Claus will also be riding the train.

Children will also get a chance to take picture with Santa, enjoy a toy train exhibit, send letters to the North Pole and see a steam locomotive display.

Tickets are $5 per seat and can be purchased in advanced at nevadasouthern.com.

Lake Mead Parade of Lights Returns Saturday

A Lake Mead tradition returns Saturday.

The annual Lake Mead Boat Owner's Association's Parade of Lights will be from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Around 50 boats covered in holiday lights and decorations will leave from Las Vegas Boat Harbor and Lake Mead Marina, then travel toward Boulder Beach to just south of Pyramid Island.

The best spot to watch the parade will be from Boulder Beach.

Santa's Electric Night Parade Returns Saturday

Santa's Electric Night Parade Returns Saturday

A celebration of the season is planned for Saturday in Boulder City.

The Boulder City Santa's Electric Night Parade will start at 4:30 p.m.

The parade features floats lit for a night-time parade. The parade will take place downtown.

During the parade, people are invited to make s'mores at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area Headquarters, 601 Nevada Way.

Employees of the recreation area will be handing out all you need to make s'mores, including marshmallows, graham crackers and chocolate between 4 and 7 p.m. There will be a campfire to cook up the treats.

There will also be appearances by Smokey Bear, Puddle the Blue Goose and Mojave Max.

Lake Mead employees will be part of the parade with a float encouraging people to enjoy public lands.