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Downtown Summerlin®, the dynamic urban center of the Summerlin® master planned community, will host two events Earth Day weekend to formally mark the occasion, while promoting overall wellness. 

Student Farmers Market – Friday, April 19

On Friday, April 19, Downtown Summerlin hosts a giant Student Farmers Market organized by Green Our Planet, a local nonprofit that helps schools valley-wide plant and operate teaching gardens. Considered the country’s largest student market, the free event runs from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and features produce from gardens at 55 schools throughout Southern Nevada. More than 500 student farmers will be on hand to sell school-grown fruits, herbs, vegetables, and crafts to the public, with all proceeds going directly to participating school garden programs.

During the growing process, students also learn how to run their own businesses and create a school-garden-based business plan. At the Giant Farmers Markets, they’re matched with bankers who coach them through customer service and negotiation as they sell their garden-grown fruits and vegetables to the community.

In Summerlin, Green Our Planet is actively involved in assisting several community schools with their gardens funded by Howard Hughes.  

Giant Student Farmers Market, taking place April 19th on the Lawn.

Tour de Summerlin, Saturday, April 20  

Tour de Summerlin®, Southern Nevada’s longest running cycling event, returns to the community on Saturday, April 20. Presented by Howard Hughes, Tour de Summerlin is expected to draw more than 500 cyclists.

Now celebrating its 22nd year, Tour de Summerlin offers three distances: 80-mile; 40-mile and a 20-mile ride for all skill levels with start times beginning at 7:00am. While registration is now closed, spectators are invited to enjoy the launch of hundreds of cyclists from The Lawn at Downtown Summerlin.

According to Danielle Bisterfeldt, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Consumer Experience for Summerlin, Tour de Summerlin was originally developed to showcase the community’s beauty while giving cyclists 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.  As an untimed event, the goal of Tour de Summerlin is to promote health, outdoor enjoyment, and safe cycling practices, she said.

Tour de Summerlin, taking place April 20th.

Now in its 34th year of development, Summerlin offers more amenities than any other Southern Nevada community. These include 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 nearly 100 floorplans in approximately 20 neighborhoods throughout nine 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 mid-$400,000s to more than $1 million. For information on all actively selling neighborhoods, visit Before you visit, call the builders to check on hours of operation. Phone numbers for each neighborhood are on