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Summer fun in downtown Summerlin

As summer heats up, the fun intensifies in Downtown Summerlin, the vibrant urban center of the planned community of Summerlin.

Home to over 125 retailers, restaurants, entertainment and sports venues, downtown Summerlin is a hotspot for family fun all summer long.

“It may be hot outside, but the fun never stops in downtown Summerlin,” said Danielle Bisterfeldt, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Customer Experience, Summerlin. “The lawn continues to attract fitness events; the ever-popular Farmers Market continues every Saturday morning under the shaded pavilion; and several restaurants offer shaded and misted alfresco dining, as well as our evening concerts and baseball games that keep the fun going after the sun goes down.

The Summerlin Sounds summer concert series kicked off June 8 and runs every Wednesday until July 13.

Weekly festivities take place on The Lawn in downtown Summerlin, and all concerts are free and open to the public. The first show takes to the stage at 5:30 p.m. with an acoustic number, followed by the first band at 7 p.m. and a second at 8:30 p.m. Families are encouraged to bring blankets and enjoy an evening outdoors .

A sampling of some of the notable artists scheduled to perform include Empire Records with Cam Calloway, Moonshiners with Jase Naron, Velvet Elvis with Richard Mann, Million Dollar Band with Ilan Dvir-Djerassi, Lyte Bryte Band with Phil Stendek and Jeremy Cornwell with Adena Sampson .Space is limited and on a first come, first served basis. Visit summerlin.com for details.

From Tuesday through September 27 at 7:30 p.m., Downtown Summerlin is hosting Fitness on The Lawn presented by Sikara MedSpa in partnership with TruFusion Summerlin, Pure Barre, lululemon, Fit4Mom and Fabletics! Lessons are free and all levels are welcome. The weekly rotation includes yoga, fitness, and high-intensity interval training options. Bring your mat, towel and water to end the day outdoors, concentrating while enjoying an epic Las Vegas sunset – Summerlin style. For a complete schedule, visit summerlin.com.

Nothing says American summer fun more than baseball. The Las Vegas Ballpark, home of the Las Vegas Aviators, is in full swing all summer with dozens of home games throughout the season. Post-game fireworks add to the fun and occur on July 2-3, August 5, and September 23. Fans can enjoy a robust selection of family favorite concessions, including Mexicana BBQ favorites, Walking Taco Stand, The Grill on 1st and 3rd, Flight Deck Burger, Chill Out, Frose and Aviator Ale, to name a few. only a few. For game schedule and tickets, visit lasvegasballpark.com

Also at the Las Vegas Ballpark is the third annual Battle for Vegas presented by Dollar Loan Center and hosted by Reilly Smith at 7:30 p.m. on July 18. Fans will have the chance to see their favorite professional athletes “fight” for Las Vegas. ‘ Ultimate bragging rights, all for a good cause. The evening includes post-game fireworks, a circuit derby, a military flyover and more.

One team is led by Reilly Smith of the Vegas Golden Knights and his teammates, and the other team includes Las Vegas Raiders players and friends. Tickets to the Battle for Vegas Charity Softball Game start at $35. All tickets can be purchased online at battleforvegas.com, www.ticketmaster.com/event/17005C7799FF14E7 or at the Las Vegas Ballpark box office.

Now in its 32nd year of development, Summerlin offers more amenities than any other community in southern Nevada. They include more than 300 parks of all sizes; community centres, swimming pools and events reserved for residents; over 200 miles of interconnected trails; 10 golf courses; 26 public, private and charter schools; a public library and performing arts center; Summerlin Hospital Medical Center; places of worship representing a dozen different denominations; office parks; and neighborhood shopping malls.

Downtown Summerlin features fashion shopping, dining, entertainment, the Red Rock Resort and office towers. The City National Arena is home to the Vegas Golden Knights NHL practice facility. The Las Vegas Ballpark is a world-class Triple-A ballpark and the home of the Las Vegas Aviators.

Summerlin offers nearly 110 floor plans in 20 neighborhoods spread across nine distinct villages and districts. The homes, built by many of the nation’s top homebuilders, come in a variety of styles – from single-family homes to townhouses, ranging in price from $400,000 to over $1 million.

For more information on all of the neighborhoods that are actively selling, visit Summerlin.com. Before your visit, call the builders to check hours of operation. Phone numbers for each neighborhood can be found on Summerlin.com.