LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – On the fourth anniversary of the October 1 shooting in Las Vegas, events will begin at sunrise and continue through to a “human chain” event near the Route 91 Harvest festival site. The victims of that night’s attack and first responders will be remembered in various ways.
The shooting of October 1, 2017 left 58 people dead that night, victims of a senseless act of violence that has never been explained. Two other victims who died from their injuries were added, bringing the total death toll to 60. More than 500 people were injured.
In addition to the events listed below, there are several events taking place in California, which is home to many country music fans attending the festival on the night of the shoot. For more information on these events and more details on each of the events listed below, see the Las Vegas Resilience Center Calendar.
Exhibitions throughout the valley
- LV Community Healing Garden
1015 S Casino Center Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89101
- “Vegas Strong” Heart Mural
At Westcliff Drive and Tenaya Way, 6980 Westcliff Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89145
- “Heart of heart” sculpture
In front of the Fashion Show Mall, 3200 Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109
- Bench and Stars “North Las Vegas Strong”
Near the pond at Craig Ranch Regional Park, 628 W. Craig Road, North Las Vegas, NV 89032
- “Vegas Strong” bench and stars
Westside of Apple Drive at Pecolle Ranch, 1398 Apple Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89145
Friday October 1
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Sunrise commemoration ceremony
The annual October 1 sunrise remembrance at the Clark County Government Center Amphitheater, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway in downtown Las Vegas. The event will feature remarks from local and state dignitaries, music, an honor guard and recognition of those lost on October 1, 2017. The free outdoor event is open to the public. Participants can bring garden chairs as the number of places is limited. The event will be broadcast live on Clark County Television and streamed live on Clark County’s YouTube, Facebook and Twitter profiles.
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Vegas Golden Knights pre-season blood drive and game
The Vegas Golden Knights Foundation is partnering with Downtown Summerlin and Vitalant to host a blood drive outside the City National Arena from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT. People wishing to donate blood are requested to make an appointment at donors.vitalant.org and enter the sponsor code “VGK”. All donors are required to park on the Las Vegas Ballpark lot. The blood donation site is located outside the north side of the City National Arena. Player appearances are scheduled throughout the day, and a limited number of tickets will be given to some participants. At T-Mobile Arena, the team will present a special moment of recognition for first responders before the match starts at 7 p.m.
5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
First Friday October 1 Remembrance
In honor of the victims, the first Friday will be silent at 10:01 p.m. as Mayor Carolyn Goodman reads the names of each victim at LV Community Healing Garden. His words will be broadcast on a stage in the Place des Arts parking lot. Participants will receive glow sticks and electric candles throughout the night for this moment of commemoration. A performance of the song “Rise Up” will be immediately followed by a musical artist Deblanc after the words of Mayor Goodman.
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Angel Wing project exhibition
Every year around October 1, art students at Ralph Cadwallader Middle School create sets of angel wings, one for each person lost on Route 91. Art teacher Frank Eclarin guides students through it. project inspired by Colette Miller’s Global Angel Wings Project, which paints humans. large wings as interactive public works of art around the world. Cadwallader’s Project Angel Wing exhibit will be open to the public on October 1 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The school is located in the Northwest Valley at 7775 W. Elkhorn Road, just west of Buffalo Drive.
Human chain of route 91
For the lives lost and those that have been forever changed, community members will join hands around the venue to remember the event that will forever be etched in our minds and hearts. The event takes place near the Route 91 Harvest festival site at Giles Street and Ali Baba Lane, 3840 Giles St, Las Vegas, NV 89119.
Saturday October 2
7h00 – 12h00
Route 91 Memorial Tower
The 4th Annual Route 91 Memorial Ride is a motorcycle ride to honor the lost and those whose lives have been changed forever. The ride begins at Henderson Harley-Davidson, 1010 W. Warm Springs Road in Henderson, and all motorcycles are welcome. Onsite registration begins at 7:00 a.m. PT and closes at 8:00 a.m. All proceeds will go to the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center. There are raffle tickets for paying participants with a raffle at the end of the ride.
Remembrance Blood Drive at Stoney’s
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Make an appointment to donate blood with Vitalant in the parking lot of Stoney’s in Las Vegas by going to either donors.vitalant.org and using the blood collection code LOVE WINS or by contacting Connie Long at [email protected] As per CDC guidelines, masks will be required for all donors and staff at all blood clinics and Vitalant facilities, regardless of their immunization status. Stoney’s is located at 6611 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Sunday October 3
Run Vegas Strong Juice 5K / 1M
Jus Run will run and walk together in memory of the victims of October 1 and in honor of survivors and first responders. All net proceeds will go to victims’ funds, including the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center. Check with organizers for COVID-19 restrictions. Each participant will receive a technical shirt, a finisher’s medal and a #VegasStrong bracelet. There will be 5K overall rewards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place (men and women) and 5K age division ribbons for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place (men and women). All in-person and virtual seats for the race are sold out.