Celebrate Earth Day throughout Summerlin next weekend with two days of fun and lively events including the return of the Giant Student Farmers Market and Tour de Summerlin.
On Friday, April 21, the popular Student Farmers Market organized by Green Our Planet in partnership with Clark County School District, returns to Downtown Summerlin from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. This event celebrates the educational value of teaching gardens and healthy eating. The public is invited to purchase produce grown by more than 600 student farmers at 60 schools throughout Las Vegas with proceeds benefitting garden programs at participating schools.
Green Our Planet, the local nonprofit that helps schools throughout the Las Vegas Valley plant and operate teaching gardens and the organizer of the Student Farmers Market, is actively involved in assisting several schools in Summerlin with their gardens funded by The Howard Hughes Corporation. This includes special pollinator gardens at select schools that feature flowers that support bees, butterflies and ladybugs, with emphasis on providing respite for migrating monarch butterflies.
“We encourage shoppers and visitors to visit Downtown Summerlin’s own pollinator garden as part of their Earth Day schedule,” said Danielle Bisterfeldt, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Consumer Experience, Summerlin. “Summerlin is proud of its history of environmental stewardship, and we invite everyone to celebrate Earth Day with us.”
On Saturday, April 22, Tour de Summerlin returns as one of Las Vegas Valley’s most popular cycling events for all ages and abilities. Presented by The Howard Hughes Corporation, Summerlin and Downtown Summerlin, Tour de Summerlin is expected to draw more than 500 cyclists.
Now celebrating its 21st year, Tour de Summerlin offers three distances with 80-mile; 40-mile and a 20-mile rides that appeal to all skill levels and ages. Start times begin at 7:00 am. The event benefits Breakaway Cycling, a nonprofit that promotes cycling and provides bike safety education to children through a partnership with Clark County School District.
“Breakaway Cycling is extremely honored to be selected as the benefitting charity for the 2023 Tour de Summerlin,” said Brett Rawsky, Treasurer, Breakaway Cycling. “We look forward to working again this year with our partners – Team AMC and The Howard Hughes Corporation –and hope to see riders of all ages and abilities at this wonderful event!”
According to Bisterfeldt, Tour de Summerlin was originally developed to showcase the community’s beauty while giving cyclists first-rate, scenic routes that include Summerlin’s actively selling new home neighborhoods as well as stunning views of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area to the west.
“Summerlin has long been synonymous with cycling given its proximity to Red Rock Canyon and the community’s hallmark healthy, outdoor, active lifestyle,” said Bisterfeldt. “Even our newest office building, 1700 Pavilion at Downtown Summerlin, features bike storage to promote sustainable commuting options like cycling to work. We are thrilled to bring cyclists to Summerlin for Tour de Summerlin and proud to bring awareness to cycling safety through the support of Breakaway Cycling.”
Now in its 33rd year of development, Summerlin offers more amenities than any other Southern Nevada community, including 300-plus parks of all sizes; 200-plus miles of interconnected trails; resident-exclusive community centers; ten golf courses; 26 public, private and charter schools; a public library and performing arts center; Summerlin Hospital Medical Center; houses of worship representing a dozen different faiths; office parks; neighborhood shopping centers; and, of course, Downtown Summerlin®, offering fashion, dining, entertainment, Red Rock Resort, Class-A office buildings, City National Arena, home of the Vegas Golden Knights National Hockey League practice facility, and Las Vegas Ballpark®, a world-class Triple-A baseball stadium and home of the Las Vegas Aviators®.
In total, Summerlin currently offers over 110 floorplans in 20 plus neighborhoods throughout ten distinct villages and districts. Homes, built by many of the nation’s top homebuilders, are available in a variety of styles – from single-family homes to townhomes, priced from the $400,000s to more than $1 million. For information on all actively selling neighborhoods, visit Summerlin.com. Before you visit, any new Summerlin neighborhood, please call the homebuilder to check on hours of operation. Phone numbers for each neighborhood are on Summerlin.com.