Beginning April 2
Where: Rancho Drive (West of the Strip)
Highlights: Visitors get to relive their sandbox days using full-size earthmoving equipment.
Info: (888) 344-8447, http://www.digthis.info
Hop Into Spring
Where: Ethel M Chocolates (Henderson)
Highlights: Indulge in handmade chocolate Easter eggs and other delights while enjoying a factory tour.
Info: (702) 435-2655, http://www.ethelm.com
Through May 8
Carnival in the Garden
Where: Bellagio Conservatory
Highlights: Filling the air are the scents of daises, hydrangeas and tulips, planted surrounding a whimsical carousel and a Ferris wheel.
Info: (702) 693-7111, http://www.bellagio.com.
Opening April 9
Highlights: It's once again swim season in Sin City, and the Strip's newest outdoor venue features two pools, private cabanas, several bars and a gaming area.
Info: (702) 698-7000, http://www.cosmopolitanoflasvegas.com
April 15 and 16
Las Vegas International Tattoo
Where: Thomas & Mack Center (UNLV)
Highlights: This type of tattoo — a military drill featuring bagpipers, drummers and other musicians — has nothing to do with getting inked. The U.S. armed forces are saluted.
Info: (866) 388-3267, http://www.unlvtickets.com
Where: Red Rock Resort (Summerlin)
Highlights: The Party on the Rocks concert series features popular performers and tickets priced at $20.
Info: (702) 547-5300, http://www.stationcasinos.com
Wael Kfoury & Rouweida Attiyie
Where: Pearl at the Palms
Highlights: Lebanon's Kfoury and Syria's Attiyie perform Middle Eastern melodies.
Info: (702) 944-3200, http://www.ticketmaster.com.
April 29 and 30
Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers
Where: Terry Fator Theatre (Mirage)
Highlights: The comic turns to his musical talents on the banjo for an evening of bluegrass.
Info: (702) 792-7777, http://www.mirage.com
Where: Colosseum (Caesars Palace)
Highlights: Martin makes a stop in Nevada as part of an international tour.
Info: (702) 731-7110, http://www.caesarspalace.com.
Where: The Shoppes at Mandalay Place
Highlights: The Irish brewery opens its first retail store in the U.S., featuring Guinness-branded merchandise with a Vegas twist.
Info: (702) 632-7773