Festivals and Special Events

Festivals, conventions and other special events happening in Las Vegas

Las Vegas always loves a party, so it’s no surprise that the city capitalizes on holidays like Independence Day. In Sin City, there are really two different ways to celebrate the 4th of July: On the Strip with other tourists or off the Strip with the locals. Regardless of how and where you toast Independence Day in Las Vegas, the […]

Fourth of July in Las Vegas

For more than ten years, tens of thousands of bikers from across the country have descended upon Las Vegas for the city’s annual BikeFest, a national motorcycle and biker rally that is held every fall. The four-day rally is one of the nation’s largest exhibitions of biker culture, and it includes a variety of competitions, shows, demonstrations and exhibits. One […]

Las Vegas Bikefest

Las Vegas is known for its awesome dining opportunities, but eating out at some of the city’s finest restaurants can get pricey. Therein lies the beauty of Las Vegas Restaurant Week, an incredibly popular event usually lasting two weeks, which features affordable food at top-tier restaurants … and it all goes to help a good local cause. The event began […]

Las Vegas Restaurant Week

Just as Memorial Day seems to mark the beginning of summer in Las Vegas, Labor Day marks the unofficial end. It is the last big hurrah of the season’s long days, and just as people pour into Sin City to celebrate the start of summer, the city also overflows with visitors hoping to send it out in fashion. Hundreds of […]

Labor Day in Las Vegas

The World Series of Poker is an annual multi-day Las Vegas event that grows in popularity every year. This isn’t about a single hand of poker. Instead, more than 50 tournaments are packed into the World Series of Poker, each with varying buy-in amounts, cash prizes and game restrictions (for example, there’s an event for seniors only and another for […]

World Series of Poker

Just as with Mother’s Day in Las Vegas, Father’s Day comes and goes without a whole lot of pomp and circumstance in Sin City, though there are plenty of opportunities to spoil Dad if that’s what you’d like to do. Because Father’s Day falls during the summer, you can expect the city to be busy. Despite the heat that has […]

Father’s Day in Las Vegas

Pool parties, beer, great weather and a memorable start to the summer season … Memorial Day is like Spring Break for adults, and what better place to ring it in than Las Vegas? The three-day Memorial Day weekend kicks off the summer season in Las Vegas and is generally the city’s busiest weekend of the year (rivaled only by New […]

Memorial Day in Las Vegas

Las Vegas isn’t necessarily a city of debauchery and hungover walks of shame. In fact, the city can be charming, fun and even appropriate for Mother’s Day. Moms are lucky, really. Visitors who come to Las Vegas in May are treated with warm weather, sunshine and long days. Most of the pools are open, and attractions and shows are gearing […]

Mother’s Day in Las Vegas

May 5 is the day when Mexico honors its independence with festive celebrations. Las Vegas doesn’t need a reason to party, but any reason is a good reason, so it’s no surprise that Cinco de Mayo can get a little wild and crazy in Sin City. In Las Vegas, Cinco de Mayo stretches to the next closest weekend, so it’s […]

Cinco de Mayo in Las Vegas

Generally considered a sacred day of sorts, Easter probably isn’t what many people consider to be a Las Vegas-friendly holiday. In some cities, communities practically close down when people spend the day at church and with their families. As is expected, Las Vegas most certainly does not slow down in order to celebrate a holiday, though the city also doesn’t […]

Easter in Las Vegas