Las Vegas has so many things happening every day and most websites will tell you about the shows and the concerts, because they want to sell you a ticket. Those are the easy things to find out about. We want to tell you about events that, we feel, will make your next trip to Las Vegas the best trip ever. We're always scouring the web to find out what's going on. So, check back frequently, especially just before your trip, to get the most up-to-date information available. Also, if you know of an event that's not listed here, hop over to our contact page and let us know about it. When you go to one of the events we listed , tell them Las Vegas For Beginners sent you. By the way, click these links to "The Strip & Nearby" or "Beyond the Strip" or "Shopping" for some more great things to do on your visit to our favorite city. Be sure and check our "Comedy Calendar" page for a great lineup of comedy performers coming to our favorite city.

(P/D) = Projected Date and subject to change. We'll update the event's information as quickly as possible.

 "Be a traveler, don't be a tourist." Anthony Bourdain

Recurring Events:

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Farmers Market - Every Tuesday at Gardens Park, every Wednesday at Trent Park (2:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.) and 1st & 3rd Saturday of every month at Floyd Lamb Park, and every Thursday at the Springs Preserve (10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.).

1st Friday Downtown - Every month, 5:00 - 11:00 P.M. Artists, Music, Food, Roos-N-More Zoo, a great time. Location map HERE.

Vegas Streats - Every 2nd Saturday outside the El Cortez Hotel & Casino - Food trucks/vendors/music

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Cars and Coffee - Every Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Sansone Park Place shopping center (215 and Eastern) (MAP) - Meet up with your fellow auto enthusiasts where hundreds of proud drivers from the Las Vegas area congregate to enjoys some cars and coffee. The event is FREE, you get to pay for your coffee.

Fresh52 - A Farmers & Artisan Market taking place in an open air setting every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The market will feature vendors with pesticide-free seasonal produce, fresh baked goods, gourmet olive oils, salsas, spices, sauces, fruits, nets and handmade modern crafts. For the most up-to-date information on upcoming events, take a look at their Facebook page HERE.
The Las Vegas Market schedule is:
Fridays - 3 pm-7 pm at Whole Foods in Town Square 6689 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Saturdays - 9 am - 2 pm at Tivoli Village 302 S. Rampart (Fall hours are 8 am-4 pm)
Sundays - 8:30 am - 1 pm at Sansone Park Place, 9480 S. Eastern (Directions to 9500 S. Eastern)

Rick's Restorations Car Show - During the winter, the Car Shows will be during the day on select Saturday's (January 25th will be the first show), from 11:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. with music, vendors, food, and raffles ($5.00 ticket purchase required for raffle entry). There may be an entry fee (sometimes it's free), check their FaceBook page or their website link at the beginning of this entry-look at the top-right of the page for a scrolling list of what's going on at their business. Their shop is located at 1112 S. Commerce St. Find a map to their shop HERE.

The Smith Center - Always a great schedule with concerts, Broadway shows, one-man shows, orchestra, most anything you could want. If you click HERE, you'll be taken to their events listing.  You can check the schedule in the upper right corner of the page, and if an event is scheduled, you'll see a gray box around the date. Or, check the left side of the page and click what type of performance you interested in.  For directions to The Smith Center, go HERE. Update: We now have Smith Center events listed on this page!

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Las Vegas 51's -  Baseball is in season in 2014 in our favorite city from April 3 - September 1. Come by and get your baseball fix with the minor league team of the New York Mets playing at Cashman Field. There's always a promotion of some sort going on, just click HERE to see the list. Affordable ticket prices are to be had for  $10.00 to $14.00 (+ Fees) each (subject to change) and will be available in March, 2014. Check their downloadable 2014 game schedule HERE to see who the 51s are playing while you're in town. Big League weekend is March 15 - 16 and the Chicago Cubs are returning to play the New York Mets (the 51's Major League affiliate team). The Cubs have sold out 14 games in the last 9 seasons they've had Big League Weekend, so get your tickets early.

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Las Vegas Wranglers - Come by and cheer on Las Vegas' own ECHL Professional Hockey Team!  Their season runs October 19, 2013 - April 1, 2014 and you are guaranteed to see some great hockey action. Their home games are played at the Orleans Arena and you can go HERE to click through and purchase affordable tickets. Click HERE to download their schedule. NEWS: For the 2014-2015 season, the Wranglers will move to a new 3,500 seat arena downtown at the Plaza.

 

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The Walking Gourmet "Culinary Mystery Tours" - This concept is intriguing to us. The tour is a food tasting experience taking place in either Mandalay Bay or The Palazzo/Venetian. You will visit 4-5 restaurants per tour, with 2-4 tastings of incredible food (appetizers, entrees, desserts, etc.) and cocktails per stop, lasting 3-3.5 hours in the afternoon.  The tours are all-inclusive (except for any tip you would like to give your professional tour guide). Tours are available at Mandalay Bay each Monday & Thursday (2:00 P.M. - 5:30 P.M.) and The Palazzo/Venetian available on Friday & Saturday (2:00 P.M. - 5:30 P.M.). Tours pricing is from $149.95 per person (remember-it's 100% inclusive-not a bad price).

Coupla "Date Night" - This was another interesting idea. A "Date Night" for groups of couples. Nothing to plan, just show up. Many of their events get you away from the usual, and the prices are very inexpensive ($15 - $40 per couple on the events we were looking at). Nothing dicey, just good fun. Take a look and see if anything is planned during your trip.

Las Vegas Beer Tours - If you like microbrews, this is your kind of tour. The Brewzki Bus will pick you up either downtown or center-Strip and take you to three of Las Vegas's finest microbreweries and brewpubs. You will sample at least 5 beers of various styles at each location and the tour guide will explain their characteristics as you sample. During the 30-45 minute stop at each location, you'll also be able to purchase a pint or two, a bite to eat, or growlers. The tour starts at $75 per person and includes transportation, all beer samples, a complimentary t-shirt and return you to your original pick-up location. The tours run Monday to Saturday from 11:00 A.M. to 2:30 P.M. and they also offer a Sunday charter service by appointment.

Downtown Las Vegas Food Tour - This walking tour takes place Thursday, Friday & Saturday near 3rd & Fremont Street (your starting location will be provided on ticket purchase). Thursday & Friday from 1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. and Saturday from 2:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. You can indulge in tasty food samplings while learning
about downtown Las Vegas landmarks. Limited to 12 people per tour, tickets are $59 for adults and $39 from childred 12 & under. All food tastings and the guided tour are included with your ticket, so wear comfortable clothes and shoes. The tour takes place rain or shine.

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April, 2014 

 

April 3 - An Executive Chef Classroom will be held in the Tuscany Kitchen at Bellagio. The title of this class is "Blossoming Taste of Spring". These once-a-month classes, taught by Bellagio Executive Chef Edmund Wong, show you how to prepare a great three-course meal and then you have the opportunity to enjoy the meal, along with its delicious wine pairing. Tickets are $125 per person and may be purchased by calling the Bellagio Concierge at 866-406-7117. There is a limited capacity at each class of 20-25 students.

April 3 - 6 - Michael Jordan's 13th Annual Celebrity Invitational golf tournament, sponsored by Aria Resort, returns to the Tom Fazio designed Shadow Creek. In 2012 the event raised $500,000 for charity. A map to Shadow Creek can be found HERE.

April 3 - 6 - Rock 'n Roll Fantasy Camp "Fantasy Camp Goes Country" comes to the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. Featured artists are: Wynonna Judd, Rich Redmond, Ron Keel and other special guests. You can be on stage with rock stars writing, recording, rehearsing, and performing. Experiences you can choose from are a 90-minute and up "Rock Star for a Day Experience", a two-day "Rock Camp 101", or the largest: a 3-5 "Destination Camp". They will group you with other participants based on musical skills ranging from beginner to intermediate to master. They also offer a Young Rocker group for those 12-16. Click on the link for more information on these events. Click HERE to download a "Rock Star for a Day" brochure, HERE to download a "Rock Camp 101 2-Day Experience brochure, or HERE for a 3,4, & 5 Day Destination Camp. You'll have to plug in some information first. When it asks, tell them you heard about it from Las Vegas For Beginners.net.

April 4 - Rockstar Beer Festival at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. You'll have unlimited samples of over 80 craft beers with your ticket purchase. This event combines Rock 'n Roll Music with a fantastic beer experience. While you walk around and sample beers from different local and national breweries, DJ's and local bands will take over the main stage to keep the festival in a great mood. Afterward, you can stick around for the after party at the nightclub. The website shows the event from 6:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M., however, General admission tickets enter the event at 7:00 P.M., VIP enter at 6:00 P.M. and have admission to the VIP area. Tickets are $43.19 for General Admission & $64.29 for VIP.

April 4 - 5 - ACM Party for a Cause Festival will be held at The Linq, the new open-air retail/dining/entertainment district anchored by the world's tallest observation wheel, the High Roller (see our description on the Things to Do page). This will be the first-ever special event held at the Linq. The event will be from Noon to Midnight both days. So far, Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban, Joe Nichols, and Thomas Rhett will be there. (Find out more on the lineup HERE). Two-day ticket passes are $65 each and you can find them HERE. VIP tickets are $255 each for the two-day ticket.

April 4 - 6 - Spring Wine Festival (Hosted by Golden Nugget). This will be the festival's 6th year. Kicking off with a poolside Champagne reception on Friday, this event will keep you busy all weekend. Go to this LINK for a PDF with just the events listed.

April 4 - 6 - Country Music Weekend at the Fremont Street Experience. Fairchild, LoCash Cowboys, Rowdy Cowboys and Sam Riddle will be playing on the three concert stages. See our Concerts page for the schedule.

April 5 - Las Vegas Chocolate Festival & Pastry Show will be held at The Shops at Crystals at Aria. The world's #1 Chocolatiers, Pastry Chefs, and confectioner come together to put on the greatest chocolate show in Las Vegas. We counted 17 presenters, so far, on the website. These chocolate delights will be paired with the worlds top wines and spirits. This event begins at 9:00 P.M. Tickets are $45 for General Admission and includes chocolates and drinks. VIP Admission is $99 with an 8:00 P.M. admission, Survivor Wine Glass, and includes all chocolates and drinks.

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April 5 - Gran Fondo Las Vegas Endurance Cycling by Planet Ultra. On Bicycling Magazine's "bucket list" of Gran Fondos, this is a 70 mile trek with 5,500'+ of climbing, or choose the Ultimo Fondo Route with its 100 mile route with 8,000'+ of climbing. This is not for an amateur, but you can come out and support the cyclists. Click HERE to find the page with the route listing and another link to the map of the route. Some of the course is through the beautiful Red Rock Canyon Scenic Drive. There will be five checkpoints roving SAG, and a great lunch after the ride. Results, courtesy of a timing chip given to all riders, will be posted on the website. Registration, with pricing, will open in November for this challenging event.

April 5 - 6 - Super Spartan Obstacle Racing. We are intrigued by this event. Not just a race, not just a challenge, this looks like the mother of all competitions to see just how tough you are. These competitions were designed by seven ultra athletes and a Royal Marine. They are world-wide competitions and a two day event is coming to Lake Las Vegas. This will be 8+ miles/20+ obstacles/mud running/trail running/mental & physical obstacles and challenges. Click HERE to see registration fees, location information, PDF's you'll need to fill out and other information you will need. You can even enter your kids in a Jr. Spartan 1/2 mile or Varsity Spartan 1 mile race. Information is toward the bottom of the registration page.

April 5 - 7 - March Madness Final Four will roll into Las Vegas in its usual big way. Find your favorite Sports Book, place your bets and settle in for the finale of three great weeks. The NCAA has a March Madness page HERE. A great article to help you navigate the Madness can be found HERE.

April 5 - The first Wine Walk of 2014 will take place at Town Square (6605 Las Vegas Blvd, south of Mandalay Bay) benefiting New Vista. Enjoy an evening of sampling up to 20 different wines as you listen to live music. Ticket in advance are $25 (Tickets at the door are $30) and you must be 21 years of age to participate. The ticket price includes your wine glass, sampling ticket and wine. The wine walk begins at 7:00 P.M. and concludes at 10:00 P.M. Tickets in advance may be purchased through New Vista's site in advance. Your designated driver does not have to purchase a ticket.

April 5 - 6 - Vegas Loves Brazil Festival will be held at the Rio Hotel. This years festival will have a large venue, more music, more entertainment and more food and drink options. The festival will be held Saturday from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 P.M. and Sunday from 11:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M. Admission is $8 Pre-Sale and $10 at the door, kids under 12 are FREE, Senior Citizens and Military are $6. Location & Map HERE.

April 6 - ACM Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena will return to Las Vegas.

April 7 - Academy of Country Music will tape an all-star concert TV special at 7:00 P.M. at the MGM Grand Garden Arena featuring today's top country acts and will air on CBS May 20 at 9:00 P.M. Featured artists will be Merle Haggard, George Strait, Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line, and Lady Antebellum. Ticket proceeds will benefit ACM Lifting Lives charity.

April 9 - Art & Wine: A Perfect Pairing will be held the second Wednesday of every month in March through October. Tarissa Tiberti, Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art's Director, and Jason Smith, Director of Wine Master Sommelier, will be pairing wines from Bellagio's cellar with artworks featured in the exhibition "Painting Women". Selections will vary based on the aesthetic inspiration. The Perfect Pairing series runs from 5 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. with an interactive wine and art discussion with Jason Smith and Tarissa Tiberti beginning at 6:00 P.M. Tickets are $30 for Bellagio Gallery of Fine Arts members, $38 for non-members.

April 9 - 12 - UNLVino will be held for the 40th year at various locations in/around the Strip. April 9th will be Sip & Savor with Chef Wolfgang Puck and will be held at Spago at Caesars Palace Forum Shops from 6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.. On April 10th, a BBQ will be held at Caesar's Palace Garden of the Gods Pool 7:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M. On April 11th, Bubble-Licious Champagne & Cocktail tasting will be held at The Venetian Doge's Palace 7:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M. and on April 12th, the Founder's Grand Tasting at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. Tickets are $100 - $275 depending on the event.

April 10 - 13 - Rock 'n Roll Fantasy Camp "Blues Camp" comes to the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. Featured artists are: Jonny Lang, Ana Popovic, John Popper, Eric Gales and Walter Trout. You can be on stage with rock stars writing, recording, rehearsing, and performing. Experiences you can choose from are a 90-minute and up "Rock Star for a Day Experience", a two-day "Rock Camp 101", or the largest: a 3-5 "Destination Camp". They will group you with other participants based on musical skills ranging from beginner to intermediate to master. They also offer a Young Rocker group for those 12-16. Click on the link for more information on these events. Click HERE to download a "Rock Star for a Day" brochure, HERE to download a "Rock Camp 101 2-Day
Experience brochure, or HERE for a 3,4, & 5 Day Destination Camp. You'll have to plug in some information first. When it asks, tell them you heard about it from Las Vegas For Beginners.net.

April 10 - 13 - The 8th Annual Arabian Breeders World Cup will be held at the South Point Equestrian Center. Nothing available past the date & location, keep checking back and we'll post a link to the schedule and other events when available. Admission is FREE to the public.

April 11 - 13 - Run With The Bulls is coming to our favorite city for all of you adrenaline junkies. You can run up to 6 times Saturday & Sunday and it will cost you $30 per run (a discount is available for 3 tickets or 6 tickets). Spectator tickets are $10, with children under 10 getting in free.  Friday will be a Media/Charity run and a runner's party will be held later in the afternoon. Click HERE to read the Runner Rules and HERE to see the FAQ page. These are 1500 lb. bulls, so you MUST sign a waiver and medical form to participate. There are a dozen bulls in a run and they are released 6 at a time, 15 seconds apart. Runners position themselves along the course according to their desired skill level. The location is not posted yet.

April 11 - 13 - Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Championship Series will be held at the Cashman Center. There will be 38 Players from all over the world converging on Las Vegas to vie for a spot in the World Championships to be held in Italy. Competition is exclusive to those who have earned an invitation, but the general public is invited to attend.

April 11 - 13 - Mopar At The Strip (MATS) will be held at the Cannery (Directions). Since this is the 50th Anniversary of the 426 Hemi and the 100th Anniversary of Dodge, this is going to be a great event to attend for all you Mopar fanatics. There will be a car show with over 40 different classes, a swap meet, free concerts (featuring Foghat on Saturday night), car displays, and over 16 different drag race classes (drag racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway). A full schedule if HERE. Spectator admission to MATS is $30 for 1 day/$75 for the weekend (at the gate-you can save a few bucks by purchasing tickets online) NOTE: these prices do not include drag race or other admissions.

April 12 - Wet 'n Wild water park opens.

April 12 - Manny Pacquiao will have a rematch with Timothy Bradley, Jr. to avenge his disputed split decision from 2012. The rematch will be at MGM Grand Garden Arena and also carried by HBO Pay-Per-View. Tickets are $166.70/$266.70/$424.15/$631.15/$838.35/$1,038.35

April 12 - Henderson Stroll 'n Roll in the Green Valley Ranch area (near 215 and Green Valley Parkway) from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. This will be the Henderson spin on Ciclovia that originated in Bogota, Columbia. Streets are closed to motorized traffic and allow the community to gather and enjoy the streets on bicycles, skates, skateboards, or on foot. There will be music, live performances and interactive health and fitness demonstrations.

April 12 - 13 - Las Vegas Celtic Games. The always fun Celtic games will return for their tenth anniversary with "Heavy Games", Celtic Vendor Village, Celtic Food Vendors, Highland & Irish Dancing, and more. Everything you look for in a great event. The event will be held at Floyd Lamb Park (MAP) from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 P.M. Check the website for ticket prices.

April 15 - 20 - The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess comes to the Smith Center as part of their Broadway Las Vegas Series. Tickets are $26 to $129.

April 16 - 20 - 50th Birthday Celebration of the Ford Mustang, hosted by the Mustang Club of America at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Now, we know there are millions of Mustang fans & aficionados, and they will be showing up for this event from all over the world. This promises to be BIG. Go HERE to get your event registration in now. You'll also find a listing of the different daily passes, parking fees, Mustang Entry Fees, and the all-important Open Track Registration Fees. Go HERE to find the event schedule page. Make your reservations for the headquarters hotel, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, or any of the six MGM resorts that the MCA has arranged a group rate with. Use their booking link off of THIS page to see the rates available.

April 17 - 20 - Viva Las Vegas Car Show and Rockabilly Weekend returns to the Orleans Hotel and Casino. A great weekend of rockabilly music, cars, exhibits, and vendors. This year's headliner will be Imelda May. Click HERE for a list of bands, events, pool parties, burlesque shows.

April 17 - 20 - 13th Annual Pure Aloha Festival will be held at the Rio Hotel parking lot. Hours are Thursday 4:00 P.M.-11:00 P.M., Friday 4:00 P.M.-12:00 A.M., Saturday 11:00 A.M.-12:00 A.M., and Sunday 11:00 A.M.-9:00 P.M. Tickets are $8 General Admission, $6 for Children 5-10, Military, and Senior Citizens 55 and up. Tickets can be purchased only on the day of the event.

April 19 - Wine Walk at Lake Las Vegas (MAP) benefiting New Vista. Enjoy an evening of sampling up to 20 different wines as you listen to live music. Ticket in advance are $25 (Tickets at the door are $30) and you must be 21 years of age to participate. The ticket price includes your wine glass, sampling ticket and wine. The wine walk begins at 7:00 P.M. and concludes at 10:00 P.M. Tickets in advance may be purchased through New Vista's site in advance. Your designated driver does not have to purchase a ticket.

April 23 - 27 - Laughlin River Run, Riding the River for 32 Years. Billed as the largest motorcycle event on the west coast, you'll see historic US Route 66 the way it was meant to be seen. You'll ride the hills from Kingman to Oatman, AZ, cool off in Colorado, and end up testing your luck at any one of the Lauglin strip casinos. Right now, details are still coming together, so you might join their newsletter list to get updates as soon as they happen.

April 24 - Cowabunga Bay water park opens.

April 24 - April 27 - Dinah Vegas returns for its third year with Caesars Entertainment. This is the largest women's event, in its 23rd year, and now Las Vegas hosts it and you should be there. While the calendar for 2014 has not been announced yet, last year had events at Planet Hollywood, Rio, and the Flamingo. There was a Welcome Party, Cocktail Parties, Clubbing, Pool Parties and a closing party. That's a lot of parties! You can purchase tickets to individual events, or buy a weekend pass and save a bit of cash. All event locations are exclusively for Dinah Vegas events for the nights listed. The website shows some of the pictures and information for the 2013 event, but will be updated as soon as locations and events are finalized. Keep checking back at LVFB Calendar of Events and we'll pass along the updates.

April 24 - 27 - Las Vegas Food Fest returns, but to a new location. This year the event will be held in the lot across The Strip from the Luxor hotel & casino. This event will feature some of the best gourmet food trucks from all over the country. Some of these trucks have been featured on The Food Network, Travel Channel, and the Cooking Channel. There will also be Carnival Rides, a beer garden, eating contests and more. Hours are 4:00 P.M.-Midnight (Thursday & Friday), Noon to Midnight (Saturday), and None to 10:00 P.M. (Sunday). General Admission Weekend Pass (4 days of unlimited re-entry) $8.00 online or $10 at the gate. VIP Single Day Pass (one day access) is $50.00 online or $60.00 at the gate. VIP Weekend Pass (4 days of unlimited re-entry) is $100.00 online or $120.00 at the gate. Online purchases can be made through lasvegasfoodiefest.com (use the link at the beginning of this listing)

April 25 - 27 - Pirate Fest invades Las Vegas at Lorenzi Park (3343 W. Washington Ave - MAP). This is the annual Pirate, Steampunk, and Faerie Festival for the area. Hours are Friday, 12:00 P.M. - 7:30 P.M., Saturday from 10:00 A.M. to 7:30 P.M. and Sunday from 10:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M. There will be music, entertainers, vendors, food, games and more. You can find a parking map HERE, and ticket information HERE. Daily tickets are $8.00 - $12.00 or a three-day pass is $15.00 - $20.00

April 25 - May 3 - Team Dart, the world's largest soft-tip dart tournament comes to Bally's in Las Vegas. This will be the events 29th annual tournament. Last year, there were 2,900 players from 5 countries competing for over $500,000 in prize money. This unique tournament encompasses skill levels from beginners to masters. Participants are classified into levels according to their team's or their individual skill rating. Team Dart has a unique spin on prize money: all levels in open events pay the same amount of money for each place, be it Level 1 or Level 18. If you are an NDA-sanctioned player and playing at least 96 league games in a specified period for the NDA company who enters the player in the tournament. Find all the rules HERE.

April 25 - 27 - Classic Professional Racquetball Tour will be held at the Las Vegas Athletic Club (MAP). This event is open to a maximum of 175 players. See the rules and information HERE.

April 25 - 27 - Las Vegas City of Lights Jazz and R&B Festival will be held for its 22nd year at the Clark County Gov't Amphitheater (500 S. Grand Central Parkway) (MAP). Tickets go on sale November 1st, 2013 (they state that VIP tickets always sell out early, so purchase yours early). Discount hotel rooms are being offered by Fiesta Rancho (Code:FCILVCL), Texas Station (Code:TCILVCL), and Palace Station (Code:PCIJAZZ) and you can click on the hotel icon on the website above, or call 800-654-8888 and use the codes above. All hotels are approximately 10 minutes from the festival. Artists are being listed on the website, so keep checking back as they do update as quickly as possible.

April 25 - May 3 - Las Vegas Science and Technology Festival takes place all around our favorite city, and the best thing is that it is FREE. This is a great event! You'll get behind-the-scenes tours at the Bellagio Fountains,
Vegas PBS, Las Vegas National History Museum, Silverton Casino's aquarium, Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay, the Mirage Volcano, the Neon Museum, Fremont Street Experience Viva Vision's control room and more. Check the website link above for up-to-the-minute additions and deletions. Space is limited, and some tours require registration, so get going.

April 26 - 27 - Sabakon (Formally Known As Anime Day Vegas) will be held at the Alexis Park Resort. This late-spring event is held so that Anime lovers of Las Vegas can spend time together while waiting for the bigger Anime conventions in the fall season.There will be exhibitors, artists, panels, games, guests, bands, video game tournaments, music and much more. You can save a little by registering early over Day-Of Registration. See all the registration information HERE. Children 10 and younger may attend for free. Children between 11 and 18 may bring in up to 2 parents/guardians who are above the age of 21 for free. See the registration page for all the information.

April 26 - 27 - Tough Mudder returns to our favorite city. This years competition will take place at beautiful Lake Las Vegas (get a MAP HERE). Get ready for a 10-12 mile course that will feature dirt, water, mud, and obstacles that will keep you on your toes. They're not releasing the design of the actual course until a couple of weeks before the race, but you can find a sample course design on the linked page, or check out a sample of your obstacles HERE. Go to their website highlighted above to see what the entry fees will be. The further out you register, the cheaper they are (there is also a $10 Insurance Fee to add that is not part of the listed ticket price). If you register for both days, you get 50% off the second day registration. Spectator tickets are $20 (online), or $40 at the event.

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April 26 - Great Vegas Festival of Beer will change their venue this year and will be held in Downtown Las Vegas in Fremont East. This year there will be talks, demos and guided tastings along with a Gastropub specialty menu to go along with the event. You'll be able to sample from a selection of over 250+ craft beers from more than 100 breweries. The event will take place from 4:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. (3:00 P.M. for Early entry and VIP ticket holders). Tickets are $30.00 for General Admission, $40 for Early Entry, and $70.00 for VIP (+ taxes and fees). Get your tickets HERE.

April 27 - The Animal Foundation's Best in Show will be held at the Orleans Arena. More than 50 adoptable dogs will compete for the title, but only one will win. The event starts at 10:00 A.M. and is free for the entire family.

April 30 - May 4 - American Poolplayers Association National Singles Championships will be held at the Riviera Hotel & Casino. This event has two individual National Singles Championships in its makeup. The 8-Ball Classic will be held May 1 - 3 and offers five Skill Level Tiers. The APA 9-Ball Shootout is held May 3 - 4 and offers three Skill Level Tiers. Total purse for this event is over $500,000.

May, 2014 

May 1 - May 3 - The final days of the Las Vegas Science and Technology Festival takes place all around our favorite city, and the best thing is that it is FREE. This is a great event! You'll get behind-the-scenes tours at the Bellagio Fountains, Vegas PBS, Las Vegas National History Museum, Silverton Casino's aquarium, Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay, the Mirage Volcano, the Neon Museum, Fremont Street Experience Viva Vision's control room and more. Check the website link above for up-to-the-minute additions and deletions. Space is limited, and some tours require registration, so get going.

May 1 - May 3 - Team Dart, the world's largest soft-tip dart tournament continues at Bally's in Las Vegas. This will be the events 29th annual tournament. Last year, there were 2,900 players from 5 countries competing for over $500,000 in prize money. This unique tournament encompasses skill levels from beginners to masters. Participants are classified into levels according to their team's or their individual skill rating. Team Dart has a unique spin on prize money: all levels in open events pay the same amount of money for each place, be it Level 1 or Level 18. If you are an NDA-sanctioned player and playing at least 96 league games in a specified period for the NDA company who enters the player in the tournament. Find all the rules HERE.

May 1 - May 4 - American Poolplayers Association National Singles Championships continues at the Riviera Hotel & Casino. This event has two individual National Singles Championships in its makeup. The 8-Ball Classic will be held May 1 - 3 and offers five Skill Level Tiers. The APA 9-Ball Shootout is held May 3 - 4 and offers three Skill Level Tiers. Total purse for this event is over $500,000.

May 2 - Geico Endurocross will take place at the Orleans Arena. Endurocross is off-road racing held entirely indoors. Similar to a supercross event, there is a starting gate, class heats and obstacles (such as boulders, rock fields, sand, jumps, etc). The gates open at 12:00 P.M. and tickets are $47.00 & $37.00.

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May 3 - The 2014 Monster Energy AMA SuperCross FIM World Championship returns to Sam Boyd Stadium. (Use the Sam Boyd Stadium link to purchase tickets.) The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is the official hotel of the event and features a free shuttle on race day. Tickets are $55, $65, $75, & $90. Use your paid event ticket to attend the FREE "Party in the Pits" featuring each team & riders signing autographs, thrill acts, main stage activities, live bands, vendors booths, and more. The doors will open at 12:30 with qualifying and practice with the main event beginning at 7:00 P.M.

May 3 - The Kentucky Derby will be held at Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY. The best place to view "The most exciting two minutes in Sports" has got to be a Las Vegas Sports book. Make your choice, get there early and enjoy the spectacle. 

May 3 - The 11th annual Las Vegas Mela, Indian Food and Cultural Festival, will be held at the Clark County Amphitheater, 500 S. Grand Central Pkway (Opposite of the the Downtown Premium Outlet Mall). Admission is FREE. Take a look at the Food Menu HERE, containing pictures and descriptions of the food that will be sold at the festival. Entertainment has not been posted yet, but just keep checking the page HERE. A Festival Location map is HERE, and a good Direction/Parking map is HERE. This sounds like a great time and the chance to enjoy some great food.

May 3 - Wine Spectator Magazine's Grand Tour will pull into The Mirage. You'll find more than two hundred of the world's finest wineries pouring one of their best wines for you to taste. You will also have the opportunity to meet many winery owners and/or the winemakers. There will be a light buffet available and a souvenir Riedel tasting glass. Tickets are $225 and available at the link above. A list of participating wineries will be available on February 15,2014.

May 3 - Floyd "Money" Mayweather returns to the ring to take on Marcos "El Chino" Maidana for the WBA Welterweight World Champion. Tickets are $374.15/$581.15/$781.15/$1,038.35/$1,551.00

May 4 - South Point Arena will host Arenacross, the world's premier form of enclosed off-road motorcycle racing. The event takes place on one-of-a-kind, man-made dirt tracks filled with jumps, turns, and other obstacles in an 18,000 square foot arena. The event features amateur riders looking to turn pro and gain entry into the professional Monster Energy Supercross events. This is the best place to watch this sport's future stars showcase their talents on these unique courses. Doors open at 8:00 A.M. with General Admission Tickets costing $35.00 for all seats (+$3 per ticket Facility Fee).

May 5 - Cinco de Mayo is celebrated all around Las Vegas for several days before & after. Check the Fremont Street Experience calendar to see up-to-the-minute what events are planned downtown. There will be plenty of events available around the Strip.

May 7 - 11 - San Gennaro Feast, will be at 4245 S Grand Canyon Drive (MAP). The feast and the celebration of the Saint, Gennaro. The best Italian food and entertainment this side of Naples will be available for these four days. They'll have ethnic foods, rides, and national acts every hour on the main stage. The organizers have a Feast special with the Gold Coast Hotel. Use code AFST514 at the link or call 888-402-6278. For the latest news, check out their FaceBook page.

May 8 - 11 - Vegas Uncork'd food & wine festival, brought to you by  Bon Appetit magazine will return for 2014, and tickets are available HERE.  The yearly event takes place over the weekend at Bellagio, Aria, Caesars Palace, Venetian, and MGM Grand. A complete schedule can be found HERE and a listing of all the participating chefs can be found HERE. Tickets are sold separately for every event, so you can do as much or as little as you want to. If you want to attend one of the Master Series Dinners (there are five), not a problem. Sounds like a great weekend. A good article on the whole weekend can be found HERE. This is a fantastic event.

May 9 - 10 - Professional Bull Riders (PBR) presents Last Cowboy Standing at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. The event begins at 8:00 P.M. on the 9th, and 6:00 P.M. on the 10th. Tickets go on sale 02/12. No details yet, keep checking back.

May 10 - Lee's Beer & Tequila Experience will be held at the LVH (Las Vegas Hotel) from 3:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. They will feature over 300 handcrafted beers and 70 of the finest tequilas. Tickets are $50.00 in advance and $60.00 at the door. Most of the information on the event can be found on their Facebook page.

May 11 - Lily Tomlin will provide you an afternoon of laughter while you visit with her a dozen of her most famous characters at The Smith Center @ 3:00 P.M. Tickets are $29 - $79

May 13 - Chazz Palminteri will perform his coming of age story in his one man show "A Bronx Tale" at the Smith Center at 7:30 P.M. Tickets are $24 - $99.

May 14 - Art & Wine: A Perfect Pairing will be held the second Wednesday of every month in March through October. Tarissa Tiberti, Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art's Director, and Jason Smith, Director of Wine Master Sommelier, will be pairing wines from Bellagio's cellar with artworks featured in the exhibition "Painting Women". Selections will vary based on the aesthetic inspiration. The Perfect Pairing series runs from 5 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. with an interactive wine and art discussion with Jason Smith and Tarissa Tiberti beginning at 6:00 P.M. Tickets are $30 for Bellagio Gallery of Fine Arts members, $38 for non-members.

May 14 - 18 - Helldorado Days returns to Las Vegas. Helldorado is great at recapturing the spirit of the Wild West and the cowboy way-of-life. This is a fun four-day outdoor festival which includes a professional rodeo, a carnival, a parade and much more to do. It's been around since 1935 and this year, 100% of ticket proceeds benefit children and veterans charitable organizations in Southern Nevada. The event will be downtown this year in a new state-of-the-art location at the northeast corner of Symphony Park Avenue and Grand Central Parkway (behind the Smith Center).

May 16 - 17 - The Las Vegas Car Stars event will invade Fremont Street again. You'll have the chance to see famous cars (or a replica) used in both television and the movies, custom & specialty vehicles. In 2013, the event featured an Aston Martin DB9 from James Bond, the Munsters car, a Cadillac given to Joe Esposito by Elvis, KITT, and many others. You'll also get a chance to rub elbows with actors and actresses from television and motion pictures. The event raised money for the Childrens Miracle Network. See their most recent Facebook postings HERE.

May 16 - 17 - Tiger Jam returns to Las Vegas benefiting the Tiger Woods Foundation. There will be concerts, Tiger's Poker Night on May 16, Silent Auctions, and of course, golf events featuring Tiger Woods. The event will be centered around Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino. Last year, Kid Rock was the featured concert. This year's concert headliner has not been announced yet.

May 17 - Wine Walk at Town Square (6605 Las Vegas Blvd, south of Mandalay Bay) benefiting New Vista. Enjoy an evening of sampling up to 20 different wines as you listen to live music. Ticket in advance are $25 (Tickets at the door are $30) and you must be 21 years of age to participate. The ticket price includes your wine glass, sampling ticket and wine. The wine walk begins at 7:00 P.M. and concludes at 10:00 P.M. Tickets in advance may be purchased through New Vista's site in advance. Your designated driver does not have to purchase a ticket.

May 17 - Sin City Beer Festival will be held at Ellis Island Casino & Brewery (4178 Koval Lane - MAP)from 8:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M. This year, the event will support the local non-profit Three Square. Find a list of the fine selection of great beers you can taste HERE. Tickets are $55.00 for "All you can drink", and $85.00 for VIP "All you can drink plus BBQ".

May 18 - Billboard Music Awards will return to the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Ticket prices not announced yet.

May 20 - 25 - Once comes to the Smith Center as part of their Broadway Las Vegas Series. Tickets are $26 to $129.

May 22 - 26 - I Love Steppin's, Steppers West Memorial Day Jam 5, will be held at the Orleans Hotel & Casino. This growing community of dancers from around the nation will come to our favorite city to celebrate and compete in this dance style. Steppin is a derivative of several African American dance forms and is also big on college campuses. To find out more on Steppin, click HERE.

May 22 - The Nevada Restaurant Association will throw their Las Vegas Epicurean Affair at The Palazzo Pools. You must be 21+ to attend. A feast for your senses, plan to attend this one.

May 22 - 31 - The Valley National 8-Ball League Association (VNEA) will hold their National Championships at Bally's. VNEA is a non-profit organization established to promote the game of pool on coin-operated equipment. All skill levels will be represented. They expect 4,000+ participants from all over the US, 6 Canadian Provinces, and several other countries to play on 250 tables. Bally's is offering a special rate for
attendees, click HERE to go to the page.

May 23 - 26 - The 16th annual Punk Rock Bowling will return to Las Vegas for 4 days of punk rock and bowling. You'll have three days of festival shows, four nights of late night club shows and two days of bowling. The bowling portion takes place at Sam's Town, Gold Coast, Suncoast, and Texas Station (with shuttle buses available). Find information on the bowling HERE. The festival shows will take place downtown at 7th and Stewart (information HERE). Club Show information HERE. Pool parties and Comedy Shows are also planned, check the website for more information on these events. Punk Rock Bowling WILL sell out, so get your tickets early. Golden Nugget is the official hotel, see the rate specials HERE.

May 24 - Fremont Street Concert Series starts up and goes through August 30.

May 24 - 25 - Kori Kori Tahiti Fete Las Vegas will be held at the Cashman Center (850 N. Las Vegas Blvd - MAP). Get ready for solo, couple, and group competitions along with craft and food booths along with music and dance workshops.

May 28 - Executive Chef Classroom at Bellagio's Tuscany Kitchen. Executive Chef Edmund Wong will guide you through the process of making a three course meal, share with you some of his culinary secrets, and then you get to enjoy the meal you've made during a food and wine pairing. Tonight's menu is "Grilling Perfection".  Grilling is more than a science, it's an art. Guests will replicate techniques as Bellagio chefs artfully prepare delicious grilled dishes. The event takes place at 7:00 P.M. and tickets are $125.00 and can be purchased through the Bellagio Concierge Desk at 866-406-7117.

May 29 - June 1 - International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame will hold their third national event, Bowling's Hall of Fame Xtravaganza. After the regular season from October to March, where league and casual bowlers will compete in qualifying rounds in America's bowling centers, 240 finalists will win a four day/three night trip to Red Rock Resort and Red Rock Lanes bowling center where they will compete for an additional $20,000 in cash & prizes.

May 30 - June 1  -  RollerCon Junior, "The original worldwide roller derby convention" returns to Las Vegas, this time for the younger roller derby set. Whether you're new, seasoned, or a veteran, this event will be for you. There will also be fun stuff for for derby officials, productioneers and fans.

May 30 - June 2 - National Barrel Horse Association will host the Professional's Choice Las Vegas Super Show at the South Point Equestrian Center. The event begins at 7:00 P.M. on Thursday with an Open Arena, Exhibitions, Youth Races and Senior Races. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday begin at 8:00 A.M. with Races. This event is FREE to the public.

May 31 - Brews & Blues Festival at Springs Preserve (MAP). This is a beautiful park, and this will be their fifth annual Festival. The Festival will take place from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. You'll be able to try beers from numerous local, regional, domestic and international brewers while listening to some great Blues music. The Preserve is located about three miles from the Strip. Ticket prices and sale date, bands, and breweries will be listed closer to the actual event. We'll update as soon as we find out more.

May 31 - Wine Walk at Lake Las Vegas (MAP) benefiting New Vista. Enjoy an evening of sampling up to 20 different wines as you listen to live music. Ticket in advance are $25 (Tickets at the door are $30) and you must be 21 years of age to participate. The ticket price includes your wine glass, sampling ticket and wine. The wine walk begins at 7:00 P.M. and concludes at 10:00 P.M. Tickets in advance may be purchased through New Vista's site in advance. Your designated driver does not have to purchase a ticket.

June, 2014 

June - Fremont Street Concert Series will be going all month. (We'll post the schedule when available.)

June 1 - 2 - National Barrel Horse Association will host the final two days of the Professional's Choice Las Vegas Super Show at the South Point Equestrian Center. The event begins at 7:00 P.M. on Thursday with an Open Arena, Exhibitions, Youth Races and Senior Races. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday begin at 8:00 A.M. with Races. This event is FREE to the public.

June 6 - Gridiron Greats of Las Vegas Dinner will be held at Silverton's Veil Pavilion. Join Mike Ditka, "Mean Joe" Green and Kyle Turley as the honor the 2014 Hall of Fame Inductees. Tickets are $200

June 10 - July 6 - The Book of Mormon comes to the Smith Center as part of their Broadway Las Vegas Series. Tickets are $39 to $150.

June 11 - Art & Wine: A Perfect Pairing will be held the second Wednesday of every month in March through October. Tarissa Tiberti, Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art's Director, and Jason Smith, Director of Wine Master Sommelier, will be pairing wines from Bellagio's cellar with artworks featured in the exhibition "Painting Women". Selections will vary based on the aesthetic inspiration. The Perfect Pairing series runs from 5 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. with an interactive wine and art discussion with Jason Smith and Tarissa Tiberti beginning at 6:00 P.M. Tickets are $30 for Bellagio Gallery of Fine Arts members, $38 for non-members.

June 12 - The largest sporting event in the world will kick off today: the FIFA 2014 World Cup from Brazil.The tournament goes for a month and will finish off with the finals on Sunday, July 13 (you'll find the schedule HERE). While none of the event takes place in Las Vegas, we're sure soccer madness will take hold in our favorite city. While sports books will be busy, if you're looking for a crowd that's passionate for the sport, venture out to a few local establishments. You can try the two Crown and Anchor pubs (MAP), McMullen's Irish Pub (just in from of the Orleans), or possibly McFadden's pub (MAP).

June 12 - Executive Chef Classroom at Bellagio's Tuscany Kitchen. Executive Chef Edmund Wong will guide you through the process of making a three course meal, share with you some of his culinary secrets, and then you get to enjoy the meal you've made during a food and wine pairing. Tonight's menu is "Father's Day Bellagio Barbeque".  Chefs demonstrate how to create, in true Bellagio style, a wonderful three-course barbequed meal certain to show any father how much he's appreciated on Father's Day. The event takes place at 7:00 P.M. and tickets are $125.00 and can be purchased through the Bellagio Concierge Desk at 866-406-7117.

June 13 - 15 - Combat Con will be held at the Riviera Hotel & Casino. Billed "Where History and Fantasy Meet", this promises to be an interesting Con. Centered around Western Martial Arts, Combat-Con combines Sci-Fi, Steampunk, Dark Fantasy, Cosplay, Comics, and Piracy. You'll interact with armed and armored martial artists, try cracking a whip, throw a dagger, or see what it feels like to wield a two-handed sword. This is going to be one multifaceted and interesting Con. Class announcements, tickets prices, and more relevant information will be released soon.

June 14 - Reggae in the Desert at the Clark County Amphitheater (500 South Grand Central Parkway. Information about the event can be found HERE. Tickets last year were $35 (One Day) & $60 (Two Day). Their website is not updated yet, but go to their FACEBOOK page for the most up-to-date information.

June 20 - 22 - The Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con returns to South Point. Single day admission is $25, with full three-day pass along with VIP passes also available (pricing not available yet). Kids 10 and under are FREE with a paid adult. The Con's hours are: Friday - 3:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., Saturday - 10:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M., and Sunday 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. We'll continue to update as more information becomes available.

June 17 - 23 - EDC Week will take place alongside the Electric Daisy Carnival. Get ready for some interesting events to make this a more memorable and enjoyable time.

June 20 - 22 - Electric Daisy Carnival will return for another year. Come join 100,000 of your closest friends (you've just not met them yet). The event takes place at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, and other locations on and around the strip. In 2013 there was an EDC "village" across from Luxor with vendors and "meet and greets" with the artists that was included with your admission. Come well rested as this party starts in the evening and goes well into the morning every day of the event. You should make your room reservations early, as rooms will get expensive the longer you wait. Tickets are $249 for General Admission and $499 for VIP admission (+ service fees) for admission for all three days (no single day tickets available) and you must be over 21 to purchase.

July, 2014 

July - Fremont Street Concert Series will be going all month. (We'll post the schedule when available.)

July 1 - 13 - The largest sporting event in the world continues: the FIFA 2014 World Cup from Brazil. The tournament goes for a month and will finish off with the finals on Sunday, July 13 (you'll find the schedule HERE). While none of the event takes place in Las Vegas, we're sure soccer madness will take hold in our favorite city. While sports books will be busy, if you're looking for a crowd that's passionate for the sport, venture out to a few local establishments. You can try the two Crown and Anchor pubs (MAP), McMullen's Irish Pub (just in from of the Orleans), or possibly McFadden's pub (MAP).

July 1 - July 6 - The Book of Mormon comes to the Smith Center as part of their Broadway Las Vegas Series. Tickets are $39 to $150.

July 2 - 5 - UFC International Fight Week, the ultimate experience for UFC fans, will return for its fourth year. Events are not listed yet, but in the past, there have been concerts, a fan expo, weigh-ins, pool parties, and much more. Also, for the first time, the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation will have their first World Championships in Amateur MMA during the same week.

July 4 - Independence Day in Las Vegas. Get ready for a celebration. 

July 3 - 6 - Las Vegas Salsa Congress returns for it's 11th year. It all begins with a Pre-Party at the Hard Rock Live from 10:00 P.M. to 4:00 A.M. and will cost you only $15 to attend. The next three days will be filled with Workshops, Dancing, Shows,and fun. Click HERE for the schedule.

July 5 - 6 - As part of UFC week, the UFC Fan Expo will take place at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. During this two-day event fans will have access to over 150 vendors, be able to participate in exhibitions, get fighter autographs, and watch training sessions. Tickets for Saturday (10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.) are $45.00 and Sunday (10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.) are $40.00 (+ fees/taxes). You may also purchase a standard VIP Package for $250, or an Ultimate VIP Package for $2,500.

July 9 - Art & Wine: A Perfect Pairing will be held the second Wednesday of every month in March through October. Tarissa Tiberti, Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art's Director, and Jason Smith, Director of Wine Master Sommelier, will be pairing wines from Bellagio's cellar with artworks featured in the exhibition "Painting Women". Selections will vary based on the aesthetic inspiration. The Perfect Pairing series runs from 5 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. with an interactive wine and art discussion with Jason Smith and Tarissa Tiberti beginning at 6:00 P.M. Tickets are $30 for Bellagio Gallery of Fine Arts members, $38 for non-members.

July 9 - 13 - 2nd Annual Romance Novel Convention. Come meet some of your favorite Romance novel authors and romance novel cover art models. Attend classes on writing your own romance novel, how to build a career writing romance novels and how to get your books published. The convention has come out with an All Inclusive package which is 5 days/4 Nights at Golden Nugget, all classes, events and meals.

July 10 - 13 - The annual Las Vegas Elvis Fest returns!  Hosted by Elvis' closest friend, Joe Esposito, this event celebrates Elvis' historical Las Vegas performances along with Elvis. The event will take place at the LVH, where you would have found Elvis performing back when it was called "The International".  You can find an event schedule HERE showing what's going on, times, and admission prices (although, many are FREE). Event ticketing information can be found HERE. Shawn Klush will be the Saturday night Concert. Find information on it HERE.

July 11 - 13 - EVO Championship Series will return, but to a new venue.  The location in 2014 will be the LVH, formally known Las Vegas Hilton. The Evolution Championship Series represents the largest and longest-running fighting game tournaments in the world. You'll find the best of the best from around the world in a dazzling exhibition of skill and fun, as players and fans gather in an open format and determine a champion. The 2014 Championship will be on XBOX 360, but games that do not have a 360 port will not be excluded. There will be discounted hotel booking available at a later date. The announcement page for the 2014 event can be found HERE.

July 11 - 21 - NBA Summer League will return to the Thomas & Mack Center & Cox Pavilion. Specifics for 2014 have not been released yet, but in 2013's competition, you had 61 games played by 22 teams (each team was guaranteed to play at least 5 games) over 10 days. We'll update as we get information.

June 12 - 15 - Las Vegas International Chess Festival National Open Championship comes to the Riviera Hotel and Casino (with special rates and no resort fee-click the link). They are guaranteeing an $80,000 Prize Fund for the competition. You can choose between a standard 3-day, or alternate 2-day, playing schedule. They have different sections based on age, which you can see HERE, along with the times of the competition and entry fees. They also offer classes for adult and youth players. Bring your chess clocks to The Chess Vacation of the Year.

July 13 - 16 - South By Southwest (SXSW) will return for their 2nd annual event in Las Vegas (dubbed V2V) and will focus more on startups, and of course, all interactive media. The event will be headquartered at Cosmopolitan. For up-to-date information take a look at their website HERE.

July 17 - 27 - Summer North American Bridge Championships will be held at the LVH (special room rates are available, see them HERE). There will be educational programs, celebrity speakers, newcomer events (including free two-hour lessons from world class teachers, and championships. You'll also have the opportunity to play up to four sessions of bridge each day.

July 18 - Fremont Street Experience Free Concert Series will feature Everclear with additional act announcements coming soon.

July 19 - 20 - The Down Under Horsemanship presents the Clinton Anderson Walkabout Tour at South Point's Equestrian Center. Clinton will work with real problem horses showing you how to work with your horse to develop a respectful and fun horse. You'll even have a chance to ask Clinton a question about your horse. We don't own a horse, but this seem like it would be a great event if we were considering getting one. Tickets have not been loaded on the site yet, but they seem to average around $50.00, with children under 12 being FREE.

July 23 - 27 -  RollerCon, "The original worldwide roller derby convention" returns to Las Vegas. Whether you're new, seasoned, or a veteran, this event will be for you. There will also be fun stuff for for derby officials, productioneers and fans. The event will be headquartered at the Riviera Hotel & Casino. See their hotel page HERE. Read about event passes HERE.

July 25 - Jesus Christ Superstar's 2014 North American Tour comes to the Mandalay Bay Events Center. Ticket prices not yet announced.

July 25 - 26 - National Deaf Poker Tour will make its way to Las Vegas. Not much is posted about it, but we'll update as we find out more.

July 29 - August 3 - Hot August Nights is to return to the Reno/Sparks area. This event is open to all 1976 and older classic cars pickup trucks and emergency vehicles. There will be a car show, vendors, drag races, concerts, cruises, poker run, poker walk, and a parade. In 2013, over $100,000 was awarded in prizes for Best of Show and Ultimate Best of Show. This up-and-coming event sounds like a great time for car enthusiasts, but you'll have to plan accordingly since it's not in the Las Vegas Area and is about 7 hours (450 Miles +/-).

July 30 - August 3 - Las Vegas Film Festival at the Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. We'll post more info as it's released.

July 31 - August 3 - Creation Entertainment presents the 13th annual Star Trek Convention at the Rio hotel. The event will feature many Star Trek celebrities (at the 2013 convention, there were over 80) at the main stage theater. There will also be Star Trek fan panels, programming that focuses on Star Trek science, auctions and trivia competitions. A large vendor room will feature all the collectibles you're looking for and celebrity booths where you'll have a chance to meet some of your favorite character actors. "Full" convention attendees will have a vendor preview night on July 30th. A dedicated site will be up soon, but for now, use the link above and you can see a roundup of the 2013 convention.

August, 2014

August - Fremont Street Concert Series will be going all month. (We'll post the schedule when available.)

August 1 - 3 - The 13th annual Star Trek Convention, presented by Creation Entertainment, continues at the Rio Hotel and Casino. The event will feature many Star Trek celebrities (at the 2013 convention, there were over 80) at the main stage theater. There will also be Star Trek fan panels, programming that focuses on Star Trek science, auctions and trivia competitions. A large vendor room will feature all the collectibles you're looking for and celebrity booths where you'll have a chance to meet some of your favorite character actors. "Full" convention attendees will have a vendor preview night on July 30th. A dedicated site will be up soon, but for now, use the link above and you can see a roundup of the 2013 convention.

 August 1 - August 3 - Hot August Nights continues in the Reno/Sparks area. This event is open to all 1976 and older classic cars pickup trucks and emergency vehicles. There will be a car show, vendors, drag races, concerts, cruises, poker run, poker walk, and a parade. In 2013, over $100,000 was awarded in prizes for Best of Show and Ultimate Best of Show. This up-and-coming event sounds like a great time for car enthusiasts, but you'll have to plan accordingly since it's not in the Las Vegas Area and is about 7 hours (450 Miles +/-).

August 1 - 3 - Las Vegas Film Festival continues at the Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. We'll post more info as it's released.

August 1 - 3 - The 7th Annual Las Vegas ICMAC Chinese Martial Arts Championship is coming. This event will also be the ICMAC Southwest Regional Championship and award extra points to all competitors towards the Top Ten Rating and National Titles. The event will be held again at the Tuscany Suites & Casino and they have arranged a special rate for event guests. See the venue information HERE for rate, phone number and discount code.

August 2 - 7 - Black Hat USA will return to Las Vegas. The conference had its best year in 2013 with over 7,500 people attending and in 2014 the event will be held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. This conference has provided attendees with the very latest in information security research, development, and trends.

August 7 - 10 - Def Con 22 will return to the Rio Hotel & Casino. Def Con is one of the oldest (originally started in 1993) and largest continuous running hacker conventions

August 8 - 10 - The 3rd Annual Las Vegas Art 'N Ink Festival will take over South Point Hotel & Casino celebrating Body Ink and artists of all sorts. Last year had over 7,000 attendees, so get your tickets early. The event will feature Old School Car Show, Tattoo Expo and Tattoo Competitions. More will be coming, stay tuned.

August 10 - The World Hip Hop Dance Championship will be held at The Orleans Arena. More than 280 dance crews from 40 countries will show up to see who has the best moves to take home the title. The event will take place at 7:00 P.M. and tickets are $25.00 (+fees/taxes).

August 12 - 17 - Ghost: The Musical will come to The Smith Center as part of their Broadway Season 2. Ticket prices will be announced soon.

August 13 - Art & Wine: A Perfect Pairing will be held the second Wednesday of every month in March through October. Tarissa Tiberti, Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art's Director, and Jason Smith, Director of Wine Master Sommelier, will be pairing wines from Bellagio's cellar with artworks featured in the exhibition "Painting Women". Selections will vary based on the aesthetic inspiration. The Perfect Pairing series runs from 5 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. with an interactive wine and art discussion with Jason Smith and Tarissa Tiberti beginning at 6:00 P.M. Tickets are $30 for Bellagio Gallery of Fine Arts members, $38 for non-members.

August 14 - 17 - SOE Live returns to Planet Hollywood. SOE Live is an annual community fan event celebrating all Sony Online Entertainment. This is the ultimate gathering of the SOE community and gives gamers the opportunity to celebrate their favorite free-to-play games including:DC Universe™ Online, Dragon’s Prophet, EverQuest®, EverQuest II, PlanetSide®2, Vanguard: Saga of Heroes®, and the highly-anticipated EverQuest Next Landmark and EverQuest Next. There will be social events, developer panel discussions, game-themed events, access to beta programs, premium swag and more. Tickets will be available in early 2014. Keep checking back, we'll update ticket information as soon as we can.

August 14 - 23 - American Poolplayers Association will hold their National Team Championships in our favorite city. The event will be held at the Riviera Hotel (just as their May event) and is billed as the world's largest amateur pool tournament. There will be Open 8 & 9-Ball, Ladies 8-Ball, Jack & Jill Championship, and the Masters Championship. To see qualifications to compete, entry forms, and the handicap system, click HERE.

August 22 - 23 - Tejano Music National Convention will be held at the LVH Hotel & Casino. There will be Tejano Dance Instruction, Comedian Felipe Esparza, and too many music artists to list here. Click HERE to see their downloadable poster to get a small listing of the acts you will enjoy. The LVH has rooms available for $79.00 (+ Resort Fees/Taxes). Call 800-635-7711 and mention the Tejano Convention or use the click through on their hotel page HERE.

August 22 - 24 - Las Vegas Paracon will be returning for another three day convention weekend for paranormal enthusiasts from all over the world. You'll get to meet and hear speakers from television and the paranormal community, shop vendors, and participate in workshops. In 2013, SyFy network was there filming for one of their television programs-you just can't predict what will happen there.

August 25 - September 1 - Burning Man returns to the Black Rock Desert where you'll find a community dedicated to art, self-expression, and self-reliance. The interesting thing about Burning Man is that you'll have almost 50,000 people show up for this colorful event, and when it's over, no trace will be left behind that they were there. Take a read about Burning Man HERE.

August 27 - Executive Chef Classroom at Bellagio's Tuscany Kitchen. Executive Chef Edmund Wong will guide you through the process of making a three course meal, share with you some of his culinary secrets, and then you get to enjoy the meal you've made during a food and wine pairing. Tonight's menu is "What to eat first, the chicken or the egg?"  This session will lead participants through the steps to constructing an inventive three-course meal highlighting ingredients including chicken and egg. The event takes place at 7:00 P.M. and tickets are $125.00 and can be purchased through the Bellagio Concierge Desk at 866-406-7117.

September, 2014 

September 1 - Labor Day in Las Vegas. There will be much to do this day. Concerts, pool parties, food. You'll need to plan your day to take it all in. 

September 4 - 7 - You can attend the Pole Expo at the Palms Casino Resort. There will be workshops, seminars, competitions (individual & group), performances, and exhibitors to celebrate the latest dance form and exercise. There will be workshops in Pole Dancing (stationary & spinning), Aerial Silks, Gymnastics, Chair Dancing, Floor Work, Stretching and more. Passes and accommodations will go on sale December 1st. There will be rooms available at a discounted rate with a special code on that date.

September 4 - 7 - Las Vegas Bellydancing Intensive & Festival at the Flamingo and the Clark County Library Theater.  Whether you are a dancer, or just curious, there will be much information and entertainment during this four day extravaganza. There will be vendors, a dance festival, shows, a contest and a cocktail party. They are offering an early bird special HERE which will give you entrance to ALL the events and happenings.

September 4 - 14 - Kinky Boots will come to The Smith Center as part of their Broadway Season 2. Ticket prices will be announced soon.

September 5 - 6 - The Las Vegas Wine & Food Festival will be held at Red Rock Casino and Resort (see the location map page) in Las Vegas, benefiting The James Beard Foundation. You can take part in wine tastings, taste some deliciously decadent foods, and enjoy some outstanding live entertainment, all on the grounds of the beautiful Red Rock Casino. Tickets for the event will go on sale in June, 2014. Prices have not been announced yet.

September 9 - 14 - San Gennaro Feast will be at 4245 S Grand Canyon Drive (MAP). The feast and the celebration of the Saint, Gennaro.  The best Italian food and entertainment this side of Naples will be  available for these four days. They'll have ethnic foods, rides, and  national acts every hour on the main stage. Adults and Children are $7, Seniors and Military are $5, 54" and under are free. The event schedule is:
Tuesday, September 9 - 5pm - 11pm
Wednesday, September 10 - 5pm - 11pm
Thursday, September 11 - 5pm to 11pm
Friday, September 12 - 5pm to Midnight
Saturday, September 13 - 12pm to Midnight
Sunday, September 14 - 12pm to 11pm
The organizers have a Feast special with the Gold Coast Hotel. Use code AFST914 at the link or call 888-402-6278.For the latest news, check out their FaceBook page.

September 10 - Art & Wine: A Perfect Pairing will be held the second Wednesday of every month in March through October. Tarissa Tiberti, Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art's Director, and Jason Smith, Director of Wine Master Sommelier, will be pairing wines from Bellagio's cellar with artworks featured in the exhibition "Painting Women". Selections will vary based on the aesthetic inspiration. The Perfect Pairing series runs from 5 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. with an interactive wine and art discussion with Jason Smith and Tarissa Tiberti beginning at 6:00 P.M. Tickets are $30 for Bellagio Gallery of Fine Arts members, $38 for non-members.

September 12 - 14 - Classic Gaming Expo will return to Las Vegas (last time it was held in 2012) at the Riviera Hotel. This 15th anniversary event pays tribute to the people, systems, and games of yesteryear. Early Bird registration is available through May 31st and is $29.00 for all three days. After that, Advance Registration is $34.00, and $39.00 at the door. For special hotel rates at the Riviera, use Promo Code SGAMING.

 September 12 - 14 - The Vampire Diaries Official Convention will be held at The Rio Suites Hotel. At this early date, Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley (Damon and Stefan Salvatore) are listed to show, but as the event draws closer, other special guests will be confirmed. Keep checking back.

September 12 - 16 - The best Mexican Independence Day celebrations this side of the Rio Grande will take place in our favorite city. You will find Mexican cuisine, music concerts, comedians, and Mariachi bands. Find a great listing of events HERE.

September 11 - 13 - Las Vegas International Mariachi Festival & Baile Folklorico Conference at the Paris Casino Convention Center (Dates confirmed, location is not). The longest running (established in 1991) annual Hispanic Entertainment event in the City of Las Vegas. The 2013  Las Vegas International Mariachi Festival included the World’s Greatest Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan, the Nation’s Premiere Mariachi Sol de Mexico de Jose Hernandez, Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano and featured guest Antonio Aguilar Jr. Concert information and ticketing will be posted when available.

September 13 - First ever Box Fan Expo comes to the Las Vegas Convention Center and runs from 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. The expo is described as the ultimate fan experience created to promote the boxing and allowing fans to join their favorite boxers and boxing celebrities. You'll have the chance to rub elbows with boxing legends, today's superstars, Hall of Famers, and future boxing propects all under one roof. There will be meet and greets, autograph sessions, and photo ops. Part of the proceeds from the event will help the Retired Boxers Foundation which is a nonprofit organization that helps improve the quality of life for retired fighters. Robert Guerrero and Roy Jones Jr. are confirmed to attend the Box Fan Expo.

September 14 - Mountainman Events presents the 17th Annual Las Vegas Triathlon at Lake Mead National Recreation Area. There are two versions of this event: The Sprint/Relay or The Olympic/Relay.
The Olympic or Relay has a starting time of 6:35 A.M.has a 1.5K swim, a 40K bike and a 10K run.
The Spring or Relay has a starting time of 6:50 A.M. with a 0.75K swim, a 20K bike and a 5K run.
The swim will take place in Lake Mead with a water temperature expected to be around 76 Degrees (F) (Wetsuits are OK). The Bike will be entirely within the Lake Mead National Park with low traffic and wide bike lanes. The Run will be entirely within the Lake Mead National Park with low traffic. The race headquarters will be the Hacienda Hotel & Casino offering a discounted room rate (ask for the "Las Vegas Triathlon" group special-$39.95/Night + Fees/Taxes) at 702-293-5000.

September 19 - 20 - Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (7000 Las Vegas Blvd North). Directions and RV information can be found HERE. Races featuring Trucks, Buggies, and Karts, this will be an exciting weekend of dirt track truck racing at its finest. This year, the event is a night series race. As soon as we find times/ticket info, we'll post it.

September 19 - 20 (PD) - I Heart Radio Music Festival. This is a HUGE music event, hosted at MGM Grand. This will be its 4th year and as soon as we find that information is posted, we'll get it here. Besides the entertainment, in 2013, there was a "village" of vendors set up in the lot across from the MGM Grand.

September 19 - 21 - Joe Weider's 50th Olympia Fitness & Performance Weekend 2014 will be held at the Orleans Arena. In 2013, this event had 30,000 attendees, so get your tickets early. Events begin at 7:00 P.M. on Friday (Mr Olympia judging, Fitness, Bikini, Ms. Olympia Finals), Saturday (Figure, 212 Showdown & Mr. Olympia Finals). and 11:00 A.M. on Sunday (Olympia Super Star Seminar). Tickets are $63.00 plus taxes and fees and you can click the Joe Weider event link to go to the ticket purchase screen.

September 20 - Wine Walk at Lake Las Vegas (MAP) benefiting New Vista. Enjoy an evening of sampling up to 20 different wines as you listen to live music. Ticket in advance are $25 (Tickets at the door are $30) and you must be 21 years of age to participate. The ticket price includes your wine glass, sampling ticket and wine. The wine walk begins at 7:00 P.M. and concludes at 10:00 P.M. Tickets in advance may be purchased through New Vista's site in advance. Your designated driver does not have to purchase a ticket.

September 20 (PD) - Downtown Brew Festival at the Clark County Amphitheater (500 S. Grand Central Parkway) (MAP). You'll find over 150 craft beers from over 50 breweries, live entertainment, music, and food trucks. You must be 21 or over to attend the event and they do require a valid photo ID.

September 21 - Checkout the Lowrider Magazine Super Show at Cashman Center (850 Las Vegas Blvd North).  You'll find some of the sickest cars/lowriders you've ever seen. This will be a show you will not forget. The 2013 Las Vegas Lowrider show was completely sold out. There were nearly 900 of the nation's top
lowriders filling the exhibition grounds. Check out this ARTICLE recapping the 2013 event.Nothing past the date & location is available at this moment. Check the link to see if there's been any updates.

September 22 - 27 - The search for the best comedian in the United States will be decided at the 5th World Series of Comedy when it arrives at the Tuscany. Comics who have qualified at the 5 satellite contests will go head to head with the champion being awarded fifty weeks of bookings all over the U.S. and Canada.

September 24 - Executive Chef Classroom at Bellagio's Tuscany Kitchen. Executive Chef Edmund Wong will guide you through the process of making a three course meal, share with you some of his culinary secrets, and then you get to enjoy the meal you've made during a food and wine pairing. Tonight's menu is "Farm to Table". Sensi utilizes sustainable, organically raised products in its celebrated cuisine. The restaurant also incorporates fresh herbs, grown in the resort's rooftop garden, to complement the ingredients of each dish. Quality, purity and flavor will prevail in every creation from the menu demonstrated in this session. The event takes place at 7:00 P.M. and tickets are $125.00 and can be purchased through the Bellagio Concierge Desk at 866-406-7117.

September 25 - 27 - Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction will return to the Mandalay Bay Events Center. Come see the biggest and  best collector car auction. Last year, GM and Ford had a test track in  the (large) parking lot of the Convention Center and you could test drive a car and then take a  "hot lap" with a professional driver and HOLD ON (hopefully you didn't  eat before riding - it was quite a ride). Bring your good walking shoes  and a camera. This is a great event to attend for the car enthusiast.

September 25 - 29 - Big Blues Bender at the Riviera Hotel & Casino. This is four nights of amazing music. They currently list 23 different artists including: B.B. King, George Thorogood and the Destroyers, Blind Boys of Alabama, Buckwheat Zydeco, Coco Montoya, Walter Trout, and many more. This event is sold as packages that include your room and event pass. This is the ONLY way to attend, so click the link and take a look.

September 24 - 27 - Russo and Steele Auto Auction will return for their 2nd auction at the Tropicana. Russo and Steele will offer luxurious and collectable European Sports, American Muscle, hot rods and customs with both reserves and non reserve offerings. Best of all, admission is FREE if you get there before 5:00 P.M. each day. After 5:00 P.M. General Admission is $20.00. The gates will open at 10:00 A.M. each day. Thursday is the automobile preview day with the auctions starting at 3:00 P.M. on Friday and Saturday.

September 26 - October 5 - Senior Softball World Masters Championships will be played in Las Vegas. Today, more than 1.5 million men and women over 40 play Senior Softball in the United States. There will be playoff divisions for women's 40 & 5 years old, along with men's 40-50-55-60-65-70-75 & 80 year old divisions. This will be an interesting competition, so stayed tuned as we get more information on the location. The schedule is on the page link.

September 26 - 28 (PD)- Las Vegas Greek Festival should return for its 42nd year at Saint John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church (5300 South El Camino) Location map & festival map HERE. Food, music, drink, dancing, church tours.  Admission last year was $7 for adults, children 12 and under are free and active duty military and their immediate family are free.  Hours last year were Friday & Saturday, 3:00 P.M. - 11:00 P.M. and Sunday Noon - 10:00 P.M. A great time will be had by all. We'll update once it's announced.

September 26 - 28 - Las Vegas Jazz Festival returns for 2014 to the J.W. Marriott Resort and Spa (Directions). Some of the featured acts in 2013 were Charlie Wilson, Anthony Hamilton, Kem, India.Arie, Jeffrey Osborne and many more. (Acts for 2014 are not posted yet.) This event usually has reserved outdoor seating in seven sections. Seats are available for single day, or 3 day purchase in the past. We'll post updated information when we find it.

September 27 - NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at LVMS (MAP/Directions). This is fun for the whole family, and tickets for a Truck Series race are not as expensive as a "regular" NASCAR event. Details, except for the date are not yet released, but we'll update as soon as we get the information.Unfortunately, track tours are not available the day of the race, but go back another day and tour the track, you'll really enjoy it

September 27 - 28 (PD) - Las Vegas Comic Expo - The location will probably be the Riviera again (not announced yet). The event website has information from the 2012 expo, and is beginning to have some information about the 2013 event. Be sure and check out their FaceBook page for the most up-to-date information. We'll update our listing as soon as they push out more details.

September 27 - 28 - Mob-Con will return to Palace Station Hotel & Casino. This event brings together "Wise Guys, Goodfellas, and Goombas" in one place. You'll get to meet mobsters and the FBI agents who sought to bring them down. Your $179.95 registration fee ($220.00 at the door) includes a cocktail party (details coming). There will also be a Q&A Panel discussion, a ticket to the Vegas Mob Tour, free raffle tickets, a mob memorabilia auction, an evening music & comedy show, autograph sessions, and vendors. You'll also find special hotel rates at Palace Station. A full list of activities is HERE. A good Las Vegas Sun article on it is HERE.

October, 2014

October 1 - 31 - Oktoberfest in Las Vegas. There will be many events happening all around our favorite city. The Hofbrauhaus keg tapping, the month-long OktoberFrightFest on Fremont Street, just to name a few. Keep checking back with us as we'll add events as fast as we can find out about them. 

October 1 - Executive Chef Classroom at Bellagio's Tuscany Kitchen. Executive Chef Edmund Wong will guide you through the process of making a three course meal, share with you some of his culinary secrets, and then you get to enjoy the meal you've made during a food and wine pairing. Tonight's menu is "Cooking with Chocolate". Bellagio boasts a renowned pastry team that creates extraordinary chocolate desserts. The talented chef team will demonstrate the intricacies of preparing fine chocolate so it’s perfectly sweet to taste. The event takes place at 7:00 P.M. and tickets are $125.00 and can be purchased through the Bellagio Concierge Desk at 866-406-7117.

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October 2 - 5 - Las Vegas Bike Fest is back! The best way to describe this event is to let their webpage say it all. "This is one crazy-long weekend of hard-core rockin’ good times – live concerts, nonstop partying, big money Poker Runs, cool bikes and hot contests – one unforgettable, talk–about-all-year bash that only Las Vegas can deliver.  And only Sin City can handle!" This event has been a great time for bike enthusiasts, this year will not disappoint.

October 3 - 5 - The National Volleyball League Pro Tour will put down stakes in Las Vegas. This will be a one-of-a-kind experience where fans will have unprecedented to this sport's greatest stars. No venue has been announced (our bet is the beach at Mandalay Bay) or ticket prices, but we'll update as we find information.

October 3 - 5 (PD) - Lucky Rice, Asian Culinary Festival, should return to The Cosmopolitan at the Boulevard Pool for its third year. The event will feature authentic food and drink of Asian cultures from Taiwan to Thailand prepared by different celebrity guest chefs along with The Cosmopolitan house chefs.

October 4 - 5 - The 52nd Annual Art in the Park in Boulder City will take place. For a city of just over 17,000, this event will draw over 100,000 visitors to Boulder City. You'll find over 300 artists representing Fine Art, Fine Craft, and Traditional Artists. There will be over 25 unique food, beverage, and "adult" beverage vendors. You'll also find live demonstrations, live music, children's activities and raffle giveaways (each of the participating artists will donate a minimum of one piece of artwork for the fundraising raffle, along with some local Chamber of Commerce members). This event is the largest fundraiser for Boulder City Hospital Foundation, and not far from Hoover Dam. Limited free parking is available throughout Boulder City, and special off-site parking is available for $10 with free shuttle transportation service from the off-site lot).

October 5 - The Ironman 70.3 Silverman (Formally known as the Ironman 70.3 World Championship) comes to Henderson, just a few miles from the Strip. This race will begin with a 1.2 mile swim in Lake Mead National Recreation Area, then a challenging 56-mile bike ride through the same area (and its spectacular views), and finish up with a 13.1 mile run through Henderson's scenic residential areas. Registration can be entered HERE.

October 8 - Art & Wine: A Perfect Pairing will be held the second Wednesday of every month in March through October. Tarissa Tiberti, Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art's Director, and Jason Smith, Director of Wine Master Sommelier, will be pairing wines from Bellagio's cellar with artworks featured in the exhibition "Painting Women". Selections will vary based on the aesthetic inspiration. The Perfect Pairing series runs from 5 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. with an interactive wine and art discussion with Jason Smith and Tarissa Tiberti beginning at 6:00 P.M. Tickets are $30 for Bellagio Gallery of Fine Arts members, $38 for non-members.

October 8 - November 9 - Wicked (which sold out in record time on its last engagement) will come to The Smith Center as part of their Broadway Season 2. Ticket prices will be announced soon.

October 10 - 11 - The Fifth Annual Fall Beer Fest at Golden Nugget will be returning. Last year's event featured 125 craft beers from 30 breweries. Not many details past this, but we'll keep checking and will post as soon as we find out more.

October 10 - 12 (PD)- Las Vegas Renaissance Festival should return again to Sunset Park (2601 East Sunset Road, next to McCarran - MAP). There will be costumed performers, historical re-enactments, jousting tournaments along with blacksmiths, wood workers and carvers to demonstrate and sell their wares. There will be some great authentic food along with beer and ales for adults with proper identification. Saturday & Sunday will also feature concerts and a royal parade.

October 11 - Wine Walk at Town Square (6605 Las Vegas Blvd, south of Mandalay Bay) benefiting New Vista. Enjoy an evening of sampling up to 20 different wines as you listen to live music. Ticket in advance are $25 (Tickets at the door are $30) and you must be 21 years of age to participate. The ticket price includes your wine glass, sampling ticket and wine. The wine walk begins at 7:00 P.M. and concludes at 10:00 P.M. Tickets in advance may be purchased through New Vista's site in advance. Your designated driver does not have to purchase a ticket.

October 11 - 12 - Las Vegas Antique Arms Show, will be held at the Riviera Hotel & Casino's 95,000 square foot convention center. The company behind this show has been producing it for 52 years! If you're going to be around that long, you've got to be doing something right. A show for the collector or enthusiast you can probably find what you're looking for here. The show will be open Saturday from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. and Sunday from 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Daily admission is $15.00, or a 2-day pass is $25.00. The event information page is HERE.

October 11 - 12 - Red Bull Air Race comes to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. This is a great chance to see  an event that will only occur seven times in the world this year (only twice in the U.S.). (Saturday: Qualifying and the Challenger Cup, Sunday: Finals) These pilots will be navigating 82 foot tall pylons at speeds of around 230 m.p.h. Guaranteed to be a weekend of high adrenaline racing.
Earnhardt / Petty Terrace Reserved Seating
(including Hangar Walk/Neon Garage Access)
Prices: (valid Saturday & Sunday)
Adult – $59 per seat
Junior (12 & under) – $49 (please, call LVMS Ticket office at 800-644-4444)
Military – $49 (2 tickets limit per Military ID, to be purchased in person at LVMS Box Office)
General Admission Seating
(NO Hangar Walk/Neon Garage Access)
Prices: (valid Saturday & Sunday)
Adult – $39 per seat
Junior (12 & under) – $29 (please, call LVMS Ticket office at 800-644-4444)
Military – $29 (2 tickets limit per Military ID, to be purchased in person at LVMS Box Office)
Optional:
Neon Garage access and Hangar Walk can be purchased for an additional $25 (adult) and $19 (junior) at LVMS on the day of the event.

October 12 - GlowRun returns to Las Vegas.GlowRun is produced by Insomniac Events, the same folks who bring you EDC. This nighttime 5K run through downtown Las Vegas is fun for runners and spectators. They expect around 3,500 runners at the event Registration for the GlowRun also includes guarantee entry for AfterGlow, the monumental block party that will take place around the finish line of the GlowRun.

October 13 - 19 - Shriners Hospital for Children Open (FedEx Cup) at TPC Summerlin. This year, the event becomes part of the FedEx Cup Playoffs with a purse of $6 Million, an increase of $1.5 Million. If you want to play in the Pro-Am, get the information HERE.

October 18 - Vegas Internet Mafia Family Picnic returns. Featuring movers and shakers in the Las Vegas podcasting, blogs, and entertainment industries. Location and details have not been announced yet, just the date. Keep checking back with us, we'll give you the details as soon as we find them out.

October 18 - Bugorama Vegas will return to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway (7000 Las Vegas Blvd North).The Bugorama is America's longest running VW event. Featuring a VW car show, swap meet, new parts vendors and a drag race, it will be fun for the VW (and collector car) enthusiast. Gates will open at 8:00 A.M. with car show and drag racing events during the day. There will be 38 different classes for all types of VW's, so you'll be sure to find what interests you. With your $20 adult admission (Kids 12 and under are Free) you will gain entrance to the car show and swap meet for Free. There is also a fee for those who wish to race their VW's.

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October 18 - The Monster Energy Cup returns to Sam Boyd Stadium. The top Supercross riders will head to Las Vegas to showcase their skills and race head-to-head for the coveted Monster Energy Cup and the chance to win a million dollars. This will be a race to watch. Once again, get to the stadium early and be a part of Party in the Pits. Entry to Party in the Pits is FREE with the purchase of an event ticket and will be held from 12:30 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. and you can check out practices, get autographs, and enjoy exhibitions. Tickets to the event are $50.00 for Regular Admission, $60.00 for Extreme Admission and $70.00 for VIP Admission. The Cup event starts at 6:00 P.M., but be sure and get there early for the Party in the Pits. A shuttle between the host hotel (as yet unnamed) and Sam Boyd Stadium will also be available.

October 18 - The Los Angeles Clippers tip off its 2014 preseason when they take on the Denver Nuggets at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. Tickets are $25.00 - $750.00 and go on sale April 14.

October 22 - 26 - PBR World Finals will be held at the Thomas & Mack Center. The PBR World Finals is the culmination of a year long quest by the top bull riders in the world to be named the PBR World Champion and claim a One Million Dollar Bonus. Ticket prices are $29/$39/$54/$89/$129/$254 + any fees. The event starts at 6:00 P.M. each night except October 26, when it will start at 11:30 A.M. More information can be found HERE, along with a click-through to ticket sales.

October 24 - 26 - Life Is Beautiful Festival will return for its second year to Downtown Las Vegas. Last year's two day festival reportedly drew 30,000 people per day to a 15-block downtown area where nationally known bands played, celebrity chefs cooked in a culinary village, and art was enjoyed. While there are no specifics yet, keep checking back with us. We'll also update ticket prices and sale dates when they are announced. Check out the recap video on the LIB page.

October 24 - 26 - BOOK fri-ENDS Naughty Mafia will be returning to the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. They had over 150 authors sign up for the 2013 event (18+, please), so it should be well represented again in 2014. These women love their Happily Ever After endings, but they do not read "fluff" books. Read their "About" page HERE and find out exactly what this is about. If you're in town, and love to read these novels, this event was tailor-made for you. To get an idea of their preferences, go HERE to see their featured posts, favorite authors, reviews, and new releases they're reading.

October 25 - The last Wine Walk of 2014 at Lake Las Vegas (MAP) benefiting New Vista. Enjoy an evening of sampling up to 20 different wines as you listen to live music. Ticket in advance are $25 (Tickets at the door are $30) and you must be 21 years of age to participate. The ticket price includes your wine glass, sampling ticket and wine. The wine walk begins at 7:00 P.M. and concludes at 10:00 P.M. Tickets in advance may be purchased through New Vista's site in advance. Your designated driver does not have to purchase a ticket.

October 30 - November 2 - 14th Annual NHRA Toyota Nationals returns to Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Tickets can be purchased online, or call 800-644-4444. Ticket prices are not up yet, but should be soon. We'll post a link when it's posted.

November, 2014 

November 1 - 2 (PD) - Anime Vegas should return for its 11th year. They're dedicated to creating an awareness of, and appreciation for, Japanese manga and anime (comics and animation), through their yearly convention celebrating art and culture from Japan and Asia.

November 1 (PD) - Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival should return to the Clark County Library (1401 E. Flamingo Road - about a mile-and-a-half from the strip). There have been publishers, vendors, film screenings, panels, special guests, and more at previous events. Over 3,000 guests attended last years event, so be sure and come early.

November 1 - 9 - Wicked (which sold out in record time on its last engagement) will come to The Smith Center as part of their Broadway Season 2. Ticket prices will be announced soon.

November 4 - 7 - The DUB Show comes to Las Vegas at the Convention Center (3150 Paradise Road).
See hundreds of the best show cars and custom cars and trucks. Check out the wildest accessory exhibits from wheels, apparel, video games and dozens of vendor booths. There might also be a few artists and entertainers who'll show up and possibly sign an autograph or pose for a picture. Be sure and check out the Monster Lounge where you can meet the Monster girls and sample some special free Monster Energy drink. Ticket prices will be announced soon.

November 5 - Red Bull Global RallyCross will close its season in Las Vegas for the third consecutive year. Tanner Foust and Ken Block won in the first two years. Who will win this year? GRC vehicles start their life as production vehicles, but with racing spec improvements brings 600 horsepower, 0-60 miles per hour in 1.9 seconds and they're built to withstand 70 foot jumps. All this and no electronic traction aids. Read more about GRC HERE. Ford, Dodge, and Subaru are the Official Manufacturing Partners. The location is TBA, so we'll keep you up on what's happening as it becomes available. The schedule, ticket prices, and teams should also be coming soon. Photos from last years event can be seen HERE.

November 7 - 9 - Cigar Aficionado will return for its 19th annual Big Smoke in Las Vegas at The Mirage.Tickets are $595.00 for the weekend event and $295.00 for just the evening events of the weekend. You will receive an e-ticket after purchase.

November 8 (PD) - Brew's Best Hand Crafted Beer Winter Festival for local and national brewers returns to Lake Las Vegas. Try some of the best craft beers while listening to live music and strolling the waterfront cobblestone streets of Lake Las Vegas. You can get in early with the VIP ticket, or get General Admission tickets that allow you to enter at the end of the "Meet the Brewers" event.

November 8 - 9 - Aviation Nation returns to Nellis Air Force Base (Directions). This is the Nellis AFB Open House and the largest free public event in Nevada celebrating 72 years of air power in the Las Vegas region. This event was cancelled in 2013, and it is great to see it return for 2014. We'll post more as the event nears.

November 8 (PD) - The 11th Annual Subie Invasion should return, (held for the first time at Silverton Hotel & Casino in 2013) (MAP). Subaru owners, fans, and tuners are attending to take in good food, fun, and festivities celebrating all-things Subaru. They will also have some SEMA show cars, vendors, and raffles.

November 8 - 15 (PD) - Cirque Week should return to Las Vegas. There will be exclusive ticket packages and behind-the-scene events planned at all of the Cirque du Soleil shows. These tickets and packages will be announced in the upcoming months, so keep checking back.

November 16 - Rock 'n Roll Marathon returns to the strip and benefits the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America. The race will begin at 4:30 P.M. Online Registration reopens on March 15, 2014 at the site link above. Course information, starting line, course map, and other important information can be found HERE.

November 19 - Executive Chef Classroom at Bellagio's Tuscany Kitchen. Executive Chef Edmund Wong will guide you through the process of making a three course meal, share with you some of his culinary secrets, and then you get to enjoy the meal you've made during a food and wine pairing. Tonight's menu is "Harvesting Thanksgiving".  Cooking a Thanksgiving dinner can be an intimidating feat. This class will take fear out of Thanksgiving preparations and guide participants to harmonious holiday dining. The event takes place at 7:00 P.M. and tickets are $125.00 and can be purchased through the Bellagio Concierge Desk at 866-406-7117.

November 21 - End of Month (PD) - The Boulevard Pool at Cosmopolitan will be transformed into an ice skating rink. You'll enjoy the brisk temperatures, fire pits, s'mores, warm cocktails, and ice skating with family and friends.

November 25 - 30 - Pippin will come to The Smith Center as part of their Broadway Season 2. Ticket prices will be announced soon.

November 27 - Mountainman Events presents the Las Vegas Turkey Trot - Six Tunnels to Hoover Dam.
Now this sounds like an interesting event. This run is out and back on old railroad track removed long ago and now part of the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy and the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. The course doesn't have steep climbs, but there is an approximate 3% grade from when they were hauling supplies to Hoover Dam during the early '30s. The entire elevation gain is only 392 feet. The course passes through six tunnels in each direction.There are three events for the day: A 12K run starting at 8:00 A.M., a 5K Run/Walk starting at 8:05 A.M., and a 1 Mile Stroll starting at 8:10 A.M. You must pre-register for this event, there is NO race day registration. The Hacienda Hotel & Casino is, once again, giving a special rate for runners of $29.95 on the 26th & 27th. Call 702-293-5000 and you must mention Turkey Trot to get the good rate.

November 28 - 30 - Motor Trend International Auto Show will return to the Las Vegas Convention Center. There are not many detail at this posting, just click the link to see what's been updated.

December, 2014 

December (All Month) (PD) - January 5 - Away from home for the holidays? Then get by Glittering Lights at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. They boast having 2.5 MILES of Christmas lights and displays, and over 1 million people had seen the displays in the 12 years they've been in operation.

December (All Month) (PD) - The Boulevard Pool at Cosmopolitan will be transformed into an ice skating rink. You'll enjoy the brisk temperatures, fire pits, s'mores, warm cocktails, and ice skating with family and friends. Mondays are Date Skate with holiday movies playing on the 65' digital marquee.

December 1 - 5 - For the 6th year NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion's Week returns to Vegas. A week long celebration of the 2014 NASCAR Series Champion and the top 12 drivers. Some of the events featured will be a Pit Stop Tour, Las Vegas Motor Speedway FanFest on Fremont Street, NASCAR Awards Banquet and a driver Q&A.

December 5 - 6 - Las Vegas Holiday Festival returns. This two day event features wines & spirits on Friday, and then switches to great seasonal beers on Saturday. You'll also enjoy live music and local restaurant treats both days. While the date is posted, nothing else is. We'll update as we get information.

December 4 - 13 - Wrangler National Finals Rodeo has been around since 1985 and will return again this year to the Thomas & Mack Center. The NFR had record attendance last year and they look to do even better this year. Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association World Standings determine qualifications to compete in bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, barrel racing and bull riding.

December 4 - 13 - National Finals Rodeo Fanfest - FREE and open to the public with 100,000 square feet of the best of Western lifestyle. Food, drink, live entertainment, rodeo exhibits, interactive booths, just to name a few things you'll find there. It'll be right across from the Cowboy Christmas Gift Show. You'll find it located at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

December 4 - 13 - The 10th anniversary of the Roper Cowboy Marketplace will take place at Mandalay Bay in Bayside Exhibit Hall D during the National Finals Rodeo. Hundreds of Western Lifestyle Exhibitors in one place. You'll find boots, buckets, hats, jewelry, and western wear. Admission to the exhibit is FREE. Hours are 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. There will be hundreds of exhibitors to see some great products. You'll also see some live demonstrations, free entertainment, and meet your favorite NFR superstars.

December 4 - 14 - The 20th anniversary of the Stetson Country Christmas at the Sands Expo Center. The show hours are 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. daily. Admission to the exhibit is FREE. There will be hundreds of exhibitors to see some great products. You'll also see some live demonstrations, free entertainment, and meet your favorite NFR superstars.

December 13 - If you want to get married today 12/13/14 (Saturday), you need to start planning early. Last year's celebration on 11/12/13 booked up fast. Go over to our friends website, Little Vegas Wedding for some help with your celebration. This is your last chance to get married on a consecutive number date until the next century rolls around.

December 31 - Enjoy "America's Party", a New Year's Eve celebration like you'll never have again in your life. In 2013's NEY celebration there were more than 80,000 fireworks, set off from 7 roof-top firing locations (Aria, Caesars Palace, MGM Grand, Planet Hollywood, Stratosphere, TI, and the Venetian), lasting over 8 minutes. You have to be in Las Vegas at least once in your life for New Year's Eve.

2015

January, 2015 

January 3 - 5 (PD) - New Media Expo (NMX) - AKA Blogworld, should return to Las Vegas. The World's Largest Conference and Trade Show for Bloggers, Podcasters, Web TV & Video Creators, and Social Business Pros. This year it should held at the Rio, as in years past.

January 6 - 9 - The International CES returns and attracts the "who's who" of tech and related industries. Held at the Las Vegas Convention Center with the Venetian as the sponsoring hotel in years past, hotels and rates are posted  on the CES website under Registration>Hotel. CES features key products from categories such as automotive, electronics, audio, computer hardware and software, digital health and fitness, video, entertainment/content, content distribution, lifestyle electronics, connected home products, Internet-based multimedia services, digital imaging, emerging technology, electronic gaming, wireless and wireless devices, and telecommunications infrastructure...whew!

January 8 - Elvis was born in Tupelo, Mississippi and today would've been his 80th birthday. Why not spend the day celebrating the man that is synonymous with our favorite city! First, head downtown, walk over to Binion's and take a look at The King's Ransom. This is a one-of-a-kind multi-million dollar display of the personal treasures of Elvis. Then, go to Harrah's and catch a performance of Big Elvis (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday at 2:00 P.M., 3:00 P.M. and 5:00 P.M. in the Lounge). A good article on Elvis & Las Vegas can be found HERE. Want to go one step further? Why not get married at the Graceland Wedding Chapel and have Elvis officiate your wedding!

January 8 (PD) - The 5th Annual Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction by Bonhams should return to Bally's on the Strip. In 2014, Bonhams sold $3.3 Million in historical motorcycles. There were some great machines that changed hands, come by and take a look. 

January 8 - 10 (PD) - The 24rd Annual Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction by MidAmerica Auctions should return to the South Point Exhibit Hall. This is one of the largest collection of antique & vintage motorcycles for sale in one place. In 2013, 88% of the motorcycles changed owners and total sales were over $6,000,000. There are some fantastic motorcycles represented here that you may not get a chance to see elsewhere.

January 16 - 18 - Otakon Vegas will come back to Las Vegas for its second event outside of Baltimore at Planet Hollywood. Planet Hollywood will offer Otakon visitors special rates and amenities as in the past, we just don't have any information on them yet. Otakon is one of North America's largest celebrations of anime and East Asian popular culture.

January 17 (PD) - The Adult Video News (AVN) Awards will return to the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. If you're a bit prudish, this is not the event for you.

January 20 - 25 - Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat will come to The Smith Center as part of their Broadway Season 2. Ticket prices will be announced soon.

February, 2015 

February 1 (PD) - Super Bowl XLIX will be held at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. Make your reservations to be in your favorite Las Vegas Sports Book for the time of your life. You'll never experience the excitement of a Super Bowl like being in Vegas (unless you can afford the tickets to be at the game).

February 4 - 7 - The Safari Club International 43rd Annual Convention takes place at Mandalay Bay Convention Center and will occupy over 650,000 square feet of exhibit space. Six continents will be under one roof and will give you the opportunity to book hunts, shop for the latest guns and hunting equipment and meet old and new friends who share your interest in hunting. There's quite a lot of big game hunting in this convention, more than you're likely to find anywhere else. There's also some big-name entertainment that shows up for this convention. You're sure to have a great time.

February 14 - Valentine's Day in Las Vegas. The weddings, the food, the proposals. Be sure and reserve your room early as this is a popular time of year in our favorite city.

February 19 - Come celebrate as Chinese New Year begins in Las Vegas! Come celebrate the Year of the Sheep. 

February 24 - March 1 - Nice Work If You Can Get It will come to The Smith Center as part of their Broadway Season 2. Ticket prices will be announced soon.

March, 2015 

March 17 - St. Patrick's Day in Las Vegas, what a way to do it right. Select from your favorite Irish Bar for food, fun, and celebration: McMullans Irish Pub by The Orleans Hotel (our favorite), Ri Ra at The Shoppes at Mandalay Bay Place, Nine Fine Irishmen (New York-New York), or  Hennessey's Tavern on Fremont Street.

March 17 - 22 - Newsies will come to The Smith Center as part of their Broadway Season 2. Ticket prices will be announced soon.

March 26 -28 - Monster Jam World Finals XVI will be held at the Sam Boyd Stadium for all you monster truck fans. Come watch these twelve-fee-tall, 10,000 pound machines compete for best-of-the-best. Tickets are $92.00 for Friday/Saturday combo tickets (Friday and Saturday tickets are not sold individually) and Double Down Packages are $192.00 per package for adults & kids. Don't forget the Party in The Pits that runs 11:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. Thursday - Saturday. Party in The Pits on Thursday is only open to fans who purchase the Double Down Package, and Friday - Saturday is open to all that possess a Saturday Event Ticket. This event is at 6:00 P.M. Thursday and 7:00 P.M. Friday & Saturday. This event will offer free shuttles to/from the host hotel Thursday - Saturday starting at 10:00 A.M. each day. Host hotel will be announced soon.

April, 2015 

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April 4 -  Gran Fondo Las Vegas Endurance Cycling by Planet Ultra. On Bicycling Magazine's "bucket list" of Gran Fondos, this is a 70 mile trek with 5,500'+ of climbing, or choose the Ultimo Fondo Route with its 100 mile route with 8,000'+ of climbing. This is not for an amateur, but you can come out and support the cyclists.

April 15 - 19 - For the first time since 2009, the FEI World Cup Finals in both show jumping and dressage will return to our favorite city. The event will be held at the Thomas & Mack center. You can expect 85,000 to 90,000 attendees from all over the world for these riding events. Tickets will go on sale through the World Cup site above, or go straight to the Thomas & Mack center site. You can find two good articles on this event HERE and HERE. We'll update as we find out more.

April 23 - 26 - Marvel Universe Live will come to the Thomas & Mack Center. See your favorite Marvel superheroes come to life in this extravaganza. This show will feature special effects, pyrotechnics, aerial stunts, martial arts, motorcycle stunts and more. Tickets are $40.00/$65.00/$95.00/$125.00 and everyone two and older must have a ticket. There are a total of seven (7) shows planned, check the website for day/times offered. For more on the show, go to the show's website HERE.

April 28 - May 3 - Rogers + Hammerstein's Cinderella will come to The Smith Center as part of their Broadway Season 2. Ticket prices will be announced soon.

May, 2015  

May (TBA) - Rock in Rio will have its inaugural event in Las Vegas (announced by Billboard). This will be a four day event early in the month, according to promoters, and will repeat every two years if it proves popular (the next event would then be in 2017 and will be expanded to 6 days). It has been held 13 times over 28 years in Madrid and Lisbon, with attendance of over 7 million. Expected attendance at the Las Vegas event will be 80,000 people per day. It is expected to be on the main resort area. Book your hotel/airfare as soon as the definitive dates are announced. This many people is sure to cause a spike in rates.

May 1 - 3 - Rogers + Hammerstein's Cinderella will come to The Smith Center as part of their Broadway Season 2. Ticket prices will be announced soon.

May 2 - The Kentucky Derby will be held at Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY. The best place to view "The most exciting two minutes in Sports" has got to be a Las Vegas Sports book. Make your choice, get there early and enjoy the spectacle.

May 5 - Cinco de Mayo is celebrated all around Las Vegas for several days before & after. Check the Fremont Street Experience calendar to see up-to-the-minute what events are planned downtown. There will be plenty of events available around the Strip.

May 26 - 31 - Annie will come to The Smith Center as part of their Broadway Season 2. Ticket prices will be announced soon.

July, 2015 

July 4 - Independence Day in Las Vegas. Get ready for a celebration. 

July 29 - August 2 -  RollerCon, "The original worldwide roller derby convention" returns to Las Vegas. Whether you're new, seasoned, or a veteran, this event will be for you. There will also be fun stuff for for derby officials, productioneers and fans.

September, 2015 

September 1 - Labor Day in Las Vegas. There will be much to do this day. Concerts, pool parties, food. You'll need to plan your day to take it all in.

September - The World Wrestling Championships, the first qualifying event for the 2016 Summer Olympics, will be held at the Orleans Arena. It's the first time a world championship event for wresting will be held in Las Vegas.

September 12 - 16 - The best Mexican Independence Day celebrations this side of the Rio Grande will take place in our favorite city. You will find Mexican cuisine, music concerts, comedians, and  Mariachi bands. Find a great listing of events HERE.

September 18 - 20 - The Biggest Tattoo Show on Earth will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center. It's a good while away, so there's nothing on the website yet. Just keep checking back with us.

September 24 - 26 (PD) - Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction will return to the Mandalay Bay Events Center. Come see the biggest and  best collector car auction. Last year, GM and Ford had a test track in  the (large) parking lot of the Convention Center and you could test drive a car and then take a  "hot lap" with a professional driver and HOLD ON (hopefully you didn't  eat before riding - it was quite a ride). Bring your good walking shoes  and a camera. This is a great event to attend for the car enthusiast.

October, 2015 

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October 1 - 4 - Las Vegas Bike Fest is back! The best way to describe this event is to let their webpage say it all. "This is one crazy-long weekend of hard-core rockin’ good times – live concerts, nonstop partying, big money Poker Runs, cool bikes and hot contests – one unforgettable, talk–about-all-year bash that only Las Vegas can deliver.  And only Sin City can handle!" This event has been a great time for bike enthusiasts, this year will not disappoint.

October 1 - 31 - Oktoberfest in Las Vegas. There will be many events happening all around our favorite city. The Hofbrauhaus keg tapping, the month-long OktoberFrightFest on Fremont Street, just to name a few. Keep checking back with us as we'll add events as fast as we can find out about them. 

December, 2015

December 31 - Enjoy a New Year's Eve celebration like you'll never have again in your life.

 

2016

February, 2016

February 3 - 6 - The Safari Club International 44rd Annual Convention takes place at Mandalay Bay Convention Center and will occupy over 650,000 square feet of exhibit space. Six continents will be under one roof and will give you the opportunity to book hunts, shop for the latest guns and hunting equipment and meet old and new friends who share your interest in hunting. There's quite a lot of big game hunting in this convention, more than you're likely to find anywhere else. There's also some big-name entertainment that shows up for this convention. You're sure to have a great time.

February 7 (PD) - The 50th Super Bowl will be held at the new 49ers' facility in Santa Clara, California. Make your reservations to be in your favorite Las Vegas Sports Book for the time of your life. You'll never experience the excitement of a Super Bowl like being in Vegas (unless you can afford the tickets to be at the game).

February 8 - Come celebrate as Chinese New Year begins in Las Vegas! Come celebrate the Year of the Monkey. 

February 14 - Valentine's Day in Las Vegas. The weddings, the food, the proposals. Be sure and reserve your room early as this is a popular time of year in our favorite city.

March, 2016 

March 4 - 7 -  American Quarter Horse Association will hold their annual Convention at South Point Casino & Spa.

March 17 - St. Patrick's Day in Las Vegas, what a way to do it right. Select from your favorite Irish Bar for food, fun, and celebration: McMullans Irish Pub by The Orleans Hotel (our favorite), Ri Ra at The Shoppes at Mandalay Bay Place, Nine Fine Irishmen (New York-New York), or  Hennessey's Tavern on Fremont Street.

September, 2016

September 29 - October 2 - Las Vegas Bike Fest is back! The best way to describe this event is to let their webpage say it all. "This is one crazy-long weekend of hard-core rockin’ good times – live concerts, nonstop partying, big money Poker Runs, cool bikes and hot contests – one unforgettable, talk–about-all-year bash that only Las Vegas can deliver.  And only Sin City can handle!" This event has been a great time for bike enthusiasts, this year will not disappoint.

2017

February, 2017

February 1 - 4 - The Safari Club International 45rd Annual Convention takes place at Mandalay Bay Convention Center and will occupy over 650,000 square feet of exhibit space. Six continents will be under one roof and will give you the opportunity to book hunts, shop for the latest guns and hunting equipment and meet old and new friends who share your interest in hunting. There's quite a lot of big game hunting in this convention, more than you're likely to find anywhere else. There's also some big-name entertainment that shows up for this convention. You're sure to have a great time.

 (PD) - Projected Dates, Subject to change