Hold on tight, Las Vegas—the madness is coming! Downtown Summerlin is a perfect place to jump-start the extravaganza that is the men’s NCAA basketball tournament on March 16 from 2–10 p.m.
The suburban neighborhood hub has partnered with Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa and Dave & Buster’s to host the Tip-Off Tailgate, a free, family-friendly block party. Between start times, attendees can enjoy oversize yard games, giveaways and shoot-out challenges. And for the kids (and maybe those who are kids at heart), face painting; photos with Summerlin Sam; performances by UNLV Rebel Girls, UNLV cheer team and Palo Verde’s High School band; appearances from UNLV’s mascot Hey Reb! and Bishop Gorman High School band and basketball team; and a cheerleader braid bar will be available.
The extravaganza, hosted by Chet Buchanan of 98.5 KLUC, also includes meet-and-greet opportunities with UNLV national champion greats Larry Johnson, Anderson Hunt and Moses Scurry—so don’t forget
Serious sports fans can kick back and enjoy the VIP treatment inside the Dave & Buster’s tent, where they can view the games on big-screen TVs, partake in mobile betting and enjoy a stogie at the cigar lounge. While admission to the family-friendly area is free, tickets for the VIP tent are $50—but that’ll score you three drink tickets and all the tailgate food one can eat. downtownsummerlin.com