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The Pumpkinman Triathlon returns Saturday

The Pumpkinman Triathlon returns Saturday

The Pumpkinman Triathlon returns to Lake Mead this weekend.

About 1,400 athletes will race through the recreation area Saturday. The swim portion of the race takes place at Boulder Beach.

The athletes will then bike along Lakeshore Road for 12.4 miles. The final leg is a 5K race through the streets of Boulder City.

Visitors to the lake may experience delays. Drivers should be cautious passing cyclists.

The transition points and race day check-in starts at 5 a.m. and the course will close at 2 p.m.

For more information about the event, including interactive maps of the routes racers will take, go to http://bbsctri.com/pumpkinman.


Thousands expected at Art in the Park

Thousands of people are expected to fill Boulder City this weekend for the annual Art in the Park festival.

The festival will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Wilbur, Bicentennial and Escalante Parks.

Art in the Park is one of the largest fundraisers for the Boulder City Hospital Foundation. It will feature hundreds of artists showing off fine art, contemporary and traditional crafts.

The event is free to the public. There will be unique food and beverage vendors.

The participating artists will donate a least one piece of artwork for a fundraising raffle, equaling more than $25,000 in prizes.


Spring Jamboree returning next weekend

Spring Jamboree returning next weekend

The Boulder City Chamber of Commerce's annual Spring Jamboree returns to Bicentennial Park May 3 and 4.

The event will feature live entertainment, a car show, an antique and collectibles show and arts and crafts vendors.  There will also be games, bouncy houses and rides for kids.

Food and drink vendors will also be selling their wares.

For more information about the event, go to springjamboree.com.


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.