Welcome sign changes color to support Afrikfest Las Vegas


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

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

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

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

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


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


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