Welcome Sign Changes Colors to Support Afrikfest Las Vegas

Sept. 21, 2022 - County Commissioner William McCurdy II and representatives from the African Chamber of Commerce and Tourism turned the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign black, green, red, orange and gold today in support of Afrikfest Las Vegas.

“I am excited to help kick-off the fourth year of Afrikfest Las Vegas,” Commissioner McCurdy said. “Afrikfest is the largest event showcasing the African culture in our community and brings together diverse members of our community to share their experiences and learn from one another.”

Afrikfest Las Vegas features three days of events and activities, including an economic and business summit being held tomorrow, and a festival showcasing African culture at Sunset Regional Park on Friday evening. The business summit and the festival are both open to the public. More information about Afrikfest Las Vegas is available online at www.afrikfestlasvegas.org.

The African Chamber of Commerce and Tourism works to provide businesses with the tools and resources necessary to remain competitive in a global economy. More information about the chamber is available online at www.acctlv.org.

Commissioner McCurdy and representatives from the African Chamber of Commerce and Tourism turned on black, green, red, orange and gold light bulbs installed on the world-famous “Welcome” sign during a brief ceremony today. The bulbs are usually yellow. Like the famed Las Vegas Strip, the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign is in unincorporated Clark County.

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Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability. With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 11th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to 2.3 million citizens and 45.6 million visitors a year (2019). Included are the nation’s 7th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The County also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to 1 million residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.