Downtown Summerlin Kicks Off March Madness With a Block Party

Downtown Summerlin kicks off March Madness with a Block Party.

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
that camera!

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.