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.

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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)

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 not be at the Orleans Arena. Stayed tuned for info on the new venue.

Las Vegas Legends - Come cheer Las Vegas' Major Arena Soccer League as they play their home games at the fabulous Orleans Arena. The 2014/2015 season will start with a pre-season game on October 26, 2014 and go through February 13, 2015. You're guaranteed to see some great Soccer action and tickets start at only $9.00! (Ticket info can also be found HERE.) Find their complete schedule HERE and information about the team HERE.

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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.

Downtown Las Vegas Food Tour - This walking tour takes place Saturday near 3rd & Fremont Street (your starting location will be provided on ticket purchase) from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 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 until the end of 2014.

American Casino Guide 2014 edition
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By Steve Bourie

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, FrightDome at Circus Circus, 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 8 - Fremont Street East Festivals will return and take place between Las Vegas Blvd and 6th with entertainment at every participating venue. The festivals began in May with a block party that kicked off at 6:00 P.M. and featured the World's Greatest Happy Hour, Painters Lounge, Silent Disco, and a Food Truck Village.

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.

October 2 - Taste of the Nation Las Vegas will be held at the Palms Casino Resort's Rain Nightclub. More than 30 of Las Vegas' finest chefs will join forces to help end childhood hunger in America. Proceeds will benefit Three Square Food Bank. The event runs 7:00 P.M. to 9:30 P.M. General Admission tickets costing $100 and VIP Tickets going for $125.00 (giving you a one-hour early entrance and a gift bag.

October 2 - 5 - Rockabilly Rockout will premiere at The Gold Coast Hotel. This event will feature four days of bands and DJ's playing 1950's style rock 'n roll, rockabilly, rhythm 'n blues and much more. You'll find a band schedule HERE. Tickets are $120 for the full four days and can be found HERE. The Gold Coast is offering special room rates with code: 4RCK104 (find the rates and toll-free reservation number HERE).

 

 

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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. This year's special guests will be Bobby and Chibs from Sons of Anarchy on Saturday October 4th. Saturday will also feature the events first Burn-Out contest. You can also attend a concert by Kansas. For a complete list of events going on, click HERE.

October 3 - 31 - Fright Dome at Circus Circus will return. With 250,000 square feet, 6 Haunted Houses, 4 Scare Zones, 25 Rides and Attractions, Live Shows Nightly, this is the place to be. Open Thursday - Sunday (Except Halloween Week, when it will also be open Wednesday & Saturday-November 1st) 7:00 P.M. - Midnight. Not recommended for children 12 and under. General Admission Tickets are $34.95 or $39.95, Fast Pass Tickets are $54.95 or $59.95, and VIP Tickets are $89.95. Click HERE to get a look at all the attractions.

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 - Route 91 Harvest Festival will be a country music fans dream and will take place in the empty lot across from Luxor. You'll see big-name country music artists perform, have great food, and plenty of vendors to shop. (Find the lineup HERE.) The doors will open each day at 2:00 P.M. each day and on Friday and Saturday will end around 12:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. with Sunday's ending to be posted. They will offer shuttle service to select properties on the days of the festival, but nothing is posted yet, just keep checking back. Festival passes are $199 inclusive of all taxes and Ticketmaster fees and are good for festival admission only. There is a VIP upgrade available for and additional $150 with some great benefits. Children 6 and under are FREE. There's still a lot of this festival being finalized, so keep checking back here or the Route 91 website for last minute updates.

October 4 - Lucky Rice, Asian Culinary Festival, will 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. Tickets are $69.50

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 4 - The 1st Annual Las Vegas HempFest will be held at the Clark County Amphitheater. Hosted by Seattle HempFest's John Davis, Jennifer Herer and the 420 Nurses. This will be a gathering of medical marijuana activists and supporters of the movement to legalize marijuana. There will be Speakers, Live Music, Products, Comedy Acts, and Hemp Specialists. Tickets are $35/$50

October 4 - Worlds collide in Vegas is a Geocaching Mega Event that brings together Geocachers, Geocoin fans, collectors, and vendors. Their FaceBook page is HERE. The event will be from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. with the location TBA

October 4 - Frozen Fury XVI at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Hockey returns as the LA Kings take on the Colorado Avalanche. Tickets go on sale June 6 (prices not announced at this time).

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's Reynolds Hall. This is a very popular Broadway show, so get your tickets early to get a good seat. Click the jump link to get all the information. Tickets are $45.00 - $161.00

October 8 - Fremont East Street Festival "Wednesdays Downtown" will be held. Featuring a Silent Disco, Food Truck Village, Painter's Lounge, and more fun. No admission and the event kicks off at 6:00 P.M. each Wednesday.

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, with over 150 beers from all over the world for sale. Click HERE for more information.

October 10 - 12 - Las Vegas Renaissance Festival will 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. Here's the specifics:
HOURS:
10:00AM to 10:00PM – Friday and Saturday
10:00AM to 5:00PM - Sunday

GATES:
Friday Gates open at 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday Gates open at 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday Gates open at 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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 8 - November 9 - Wicked (which sold out in record time on its last engagement) will come to The Smith Center's Reynolds Hall. This is a very popular Broadway show, so get your tickets early to get a good seat. Click the jump link to get all the information. Tickets are $45.00 - $161.00

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. This year they have added a Fan Experience area. Check it out HERE.

October 15 - Fremont East Street Festival "Wednesdays Downtown" will be held. Featuring a Silent Disco, Food Truck Village, Painter's Lounge, and more fun. No admission and the event kicks off at 6:00 P.M. each Wednesday.

October 15 - 19 - Las Vegas Food Fest returns, and this year the event will take place at The Linq under the High Roller. 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. The event hours are: Friday - 4:00 P.M. - Midnight, Saturday - Noon - Midnight, Sunday - Noon to 10:00 P.M. Tickets are $10 for a single day,  $12 for all five days (General Admission) (Cash Only), $60 for a single day VIP, $120 for all four days VIP. Ticket page is HERE.

October 16 - 18 - Vegas Valley Book Festival will return for its 13th year. A "one stop shopping experience for literature" The event will be held downtown at the Clark County Library (1401 E. Flamingo Road). They are expecting more than 165 authors to be featured, including the keynote speaker, New York Times #1 best selling author Sylvia Day.

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 - Color Fun Fest 5K Run. This promises to be an EPIC run as you start out during the day, and as night falls the event will be lit by the strongest blacklights in the world to show off the colored powder you will be doused with during the race.The registration is $60, or wait until the event and pay $75.00 and parking is $10 (they request you bring sufficient cash). The Day Run Festival is 2:00 P.M.- 6:00 P.M. with the first race wave starting at 4:00 P.M. The Night Run Festiveal is 5:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M. with the first race wave starting at 7:00 P.M. There will be food, drinks, and vendors for cash purchases. Wear a white shirt to become as colorful as
possible, or they recommend wearing your free Color Fun Fest shirt.

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 $21.55/$31.55/$266.70/$781.15

October 19 - Las Vegas Metro Police K-9 Trials return to the Orleans Arena, marking the event's 24th Anniversary and is scheduled to begin at 9:00 A.M. Admission is free and any proceeds from the event benefit the Friends for Las Vegas Police K-9's, a non-profit organization that works to improve the K-9 unit and maintain a high quality of life for active and retired police dogs.

October 19 - Sink your teeth into some great Kosher BBQ at the Annual JCC BBQ Cook-Off & Festival, Held at the Temple Beth Sholom Parking lot (MAP) from 12:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.. Enjoy some great food, children and adult entertainment, and live music. Tickets are: Adults $15.00, Seniors (65+) $10.00, Children (UNDER 18) $10.00. Sample tastings of BBQ Cook-Off Teams' beans, ribs and brisket are $1/taste. A la carte food will also be available for purchase. Parking will be on Havenwood Drive (parallel to the Synogogue) with overflow parking at The Alexander Dawson School (MAP) with complimentary shuttle service to/from the event provided.

October 22 - Fremont East Street Festival "Wednesdays Downtown" will be held. Featuring a Silent Disco, Food Truck Village, Painter's Lounge, and more fun. No admission and the event kicks off at 6:00 P.M. each Wednesday.

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 - The L.A. Lakers take on the Sacramento Kings in pre season basketball at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. This will be one of the few times you can watch basketball in Vegas! Tickets are $31.55/$46.55/$64.10/$86.15/$163.45/$524.15

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. Take a look at the lineup for this years concerts HERE. Tickets can be found HERE.

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 24 - 26 - Sportscards & Collectibles Show at Galleria Mall (Galleria at Sunset). Open from 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. with FREE admission. You'll find special guests there to sign autographs, sports memorabilia, comics, action figures and more. The show will be inside Club Madrid.

October 24 - November 2 - PBA World Championships will be held at the South Point Bowling Center

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 26 - Las Vegas Zombie Run - Sure, you can run...but can you outrun a zombie horde? This 5K and 1-mile fun run/walk starts at 9:00 A.M. (check-in starts at 7:00 A.M.) at Sunset Park Trails (2601 East Sunset Road, near McCarran - MAP). Each runner will wear a flag football-style belt, and if you can make it through the zombie horde on the race course with any of your flags left, you'll finish "alive". But, if all your flags are taken by zombies, you'll finish "undead". The video on the website gives you a pretty good idea of what to expect, but it's all in fun and money is raised for a great local charity. Registration for the race is $40/$50 or $60, depending on when you enroll and pay. Even if you don't want to run, volunteer to be a zombie!

October 29 - Fremont East Street Festival "Wednesdays Downtown" will be held. Featuring a Silent Disco, Food Truck Village, Painter's Lounge, and more fun. No admission and the event kicks off at 6:00 P.M. each Wednesday.

October 3 - 31 - Fright Dome at Circus Circus will return. With 250,000 square feet, 6 Haunted Houses, 4 Scare Zones, 25 Rides and Attractions, Live Shows Nightly, this is the place to be. Open Thursday - Sunday (Except Halloween Week, when it will also be open Wednesday & Saturday-November 1st) 7:00 P.M. - Midnight. Not recommended for children 12 and under. General Admission Tickets are $34.95 or $39.95, Fast Pass Tickets are $54.95 or $59.95, and VIP Tickets are $89.95. Click HERE to get a look at all the attractions.

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:

Ticket Pricing: (valid October 27 - 30, 2014)
Adult Reserved - $160
Junior (6-12) Reserved - $88
Child (5 & under) Reserved - $45

Adult General Admission - $140
Children 12 & under General Admission - Free (with paid adult ticket, max 4 per adult)

October 31 - The Neon Museum will celebrate its second birthday with The Annual Boneyard Bash. This event will have a gaggle of sideshow oddities such as stilt walkers, jugglers, midway games, tarot card readers and an appearance by the cast of Evil Dead - The Musical. You'll also find food trucks, FREE beer, wine and cocktails (while supplies last), a cash bar, food vendors and birthday cupcakes supplied by Freed's Bakery (our favorite Bakery). The event takes place from 7:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M at The Neon Museum and Tickets are $45.00 in advance, $55.00 at the door, and $40.00 for Neon Museum members.

October 31 - November 2 - Southern Hills Hospital Balloon Festival benefiting High School to Healthcare Scholarship. Celebrate Halloween and Nevada Day Weekend with balloon launches, a haunted maze, amusement rides, and trick-or-treating with balloon pilots. If you'd like to schedule a balloon ride during the Festival click HERE and choose the Las Vegas Balloon Festival as the location. Find a PDF of the Festival schedule by clicking HERE.

November, 2014 

 

November 1 - The NPC Las Vegas Classic Bodybuilding Competition. You'll have the Men's Division (Physique, Masters, Novice and Teen) and Women's Division (Bikini, Figure, Fitness, Physique, and Overall) Competing. The event will be held at the Cashman Center Theater (get directions HERE) (850 North Las Vega Blvd) and the Contest Hotel is The D on Fremont Street.

November 1 - 2 - Southern Hills Hospital Balloon Festival benefiting High School to Healthcare Scholarship. Celebrate Halloween and Nevada Day Weekend with balloon launches, a haunted maze, amusement rides, and trick-or-treating with balloon pilots. If you'd like to schedule a balloon ride during the Festival click HERE and choose the Las Vegas Balloon Festival as the location. Find a PDF of the Festival schedule by clicking HERE.

November 1 - 2 - Dia de Muertos will be celebrated at Springs Preserve (MAP). The 3,000 year-old Hispanic celebration honoring loved ones is full of joy and tradition. The event runs from 4:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. and tickets are $10.00 for adults and $6.00 for children (save $1/ticket if you buy your ticket online in advance).

November 1 - 2 (PD) - Anime Vegas should return for its 11th year (their website is still updating, so we don't have much to go on - we'll update as soon as we find something out). 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 - November 9 - Wicked (which sold out in record time on its last engagement) will come to The Smith Center's Reynolds Hall. This is a very popular Broadway show, so get your tickets early to get a good seat. Click the jump link to get all the information. Tickets are $45.00 - $161.00

November 1 - Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival will 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. See a list of special guests at this event HERE. Over 3,000 guests attended last years event, so be sure and come early. The event will be from 9:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. and admission is FREE!

November 4 - 5 - The Red Bull Global Rallycross will be in Las Vegas for the third straight year, this year at The Linq. This should be a great event for fans of motorsports. Tickets for two days start at $55.00 ($25.00 for Juniors - Children aged 6 - 12), but single day tickets are available also for $29.00 - $39.00 (plus fees and taxes, of course).

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 - 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 ($40) at 1:00 P.M. and participate in the "Meet the Brewers" event, or get General Admission ($25.00/Advance or $30/At the door) tickets at 2:00 P.M. Both tickets include your sampling kit and unlimited beer sampling.

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. Use the click-through to arrive at the event page.

November 8 - The 11th Annual Subie Invasion, presented by Zenkai Motorsports and Subaru of Las Vegas returns to the Silverton Hotel & Casino (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 9 - USA Taekwondo Las Vegas Open Championship will take place at the Westgate Hotel & Casino, (formally the LVH, formally the Las Vegas Hilton). There is a click-through on the event page with their event rate. The event registration page is HERE.

November 11 - 16 - Amateur Bowling Tour Nationals (11/11 - 11/16)and Nationals Scratch (11/11 - 11/15) come to South Point Plaza.

November 11 - Mummenschanz will perform at The Smith Center's Reynolds Hall at 7:30 P.M. Tickets are $23.50/$33.50/$43.50/$56.50/$86.50

November 12 - 18 - World Food Championship will return for their second year with the event taking place around Fremont Street and Fremont East. This four day events sets culinary champions from all walks of life against each other for a chance to win their portion of a $300,000 prize purse from such categories as Burgers, Barbeque, Side Dish, Chile, etc. They expect to have around 500 contestants coming to Vegas for their shot of the purse money. Online registration will be available April 15th. The hotels for the event this year are The D, The Plaza, Golden Nugget, 4 Queens, Main Street Station, California and Downtown Grand. Special hotel rates and codes are available HERE. A good description of the Championship can be found HERE. YOU can also register to be a judge at the WFC. Simply click HERE and submit an application.

November 14 - The next exhibition opening at the Bellagio Fine Arts Gallery will be Faberge Revealed. There will be more than 200 objects created by the celebrated jeweler to Tsars including four Imperial Easter Eggs. This exhibit has been organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

November 14 - January 4 - 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. Admission is only $15/vehicle (Monday - Thursday) or $20/vehicle (Friday - Sunday and Holidays). They will be open Sunday - Thursday 5:30 P.M.- 9:00 P.M. and Friday - Saturday from 5:30 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.

November 15 - The Mob Museum offers free admission to Nevada Residents while it celebrates Kefauver Day. Kefauver Day celebrates the anniversary of the Kefauver Committee hearings which investigated organize crime in interstate commerce and took place in the Mob Museum building on November 15, 1950. If you're not a Nevada Resident, Tickets are: adult admission is $19.95, Senior (65+)-Military-Law Enforcement-Teachers (W/ID) are $15.95, and Children (11-17 w/ID) & Students (18-23 w/ID) are $10.00

November 15 - Lee's Discount Liquor will present their 12th annual Wine Experience at the Westgate Las Vegas (Formerly the LVH). Tickets are $50 in advance and $60 at the door. The event will feature over 1,000 great wines from France, Italy, Spain, Chile, Argentina, and the U.S. You will also be able to enjoy a tasting of vodka, tequila, rum, whiskey, liqueurs and beer. There will also be a silent auction with proceeds going to Lee's Helping Hand which assists Las Vegas Charities.

November 15 - Sunset Park'd Food Truck Festival will be presented by the Clark County Parks and Recreation Department. This is a FREE event and will feature over 30 Food Trucks, Live Music, and activites for both Children and Adults. The event will be from 12:00 - 10:00 P.M. at Sunset Park (2601 East Sunrise - MAP)

November 15 - Lili Claire's "Live Your Passion" Celebrity Benefit and Concert will be held at the Palazzo's Bellini Ballroom at 8:00 P.M. Hosted by Caroline Rhea and Aisha Tyler with many celebrities scheduled to attend. You'll be entertained by great recording artists and celebrities and have a chance to bid on once-in-a-lifetime exeriences in the Silent Auction. See the site for a up-to-the-minute listing of who will be attending. Tickets are $50.00 (General Admission) and $125.00 (VIP)

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 20 - The 15th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards return to Las Vegas and to the MGM Grand Garden Arena. This will showcase some of the greatest talent Latin music. Tickets are $138.45/$191.70/$349.15/$474.15/$631.15

November 20 - 23 - Street Car Super Nationals X will be held at the dragstrip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. With 13 brackets competing, you're sure to find one that suits you. Ticket prices will be on the LVMS site soon.

November 21 - January 4 - 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 their 65' digital marquee, Wednesdays are Industry Skate Night, and then you can put on your best disco gear for Throwback Thursdays. New this year is the addition of Snow Days featuring snow showers every 30 minutes at the rink. Snow Days are Thursday - Sunday from 6:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. Tickets are $15.00 for All Day Access, $10.00 All Day Access for Nevada Residents, $5.00 Skate Rental Fee, $10.00 Skating Aid Rental Fee. Note: Children 17 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult that is 21 years or older. The Rink is open Monday - Friday from 3:00 P.M. to Midnight, Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 P.M. to Midnight. Holiday Hours are December 22 - January 2 with hours from 12:00 P.M. to Midnight.

November 22 - The Mob Museum presents "10 Things You Didn't Know About the JFK Assassination" with Dr. Walt Brown. Dr. Brown is a former special agent for the U.S. Department of Justice and teacher at college and secondary schools and has spent his life researching and writing about the JFK assassination. There will be a book signing and Q&A following the presentation. The event takes place at 7:00 P.M. and is FREE with admission and FREE for Museum Members.

November 22 - January 3 - The JFK Exhibition come to the Pavillion at The Tropicana. The exhibit is the work of Jim Warlick, owner and curator of the American Presidential Exhibition and will feature memorabilia and personal items of the President and Jacqueline Kennedy that are on display for the first time anywhere in the U.S. You'll see a Boeing 707 Air Force One fuselage outfitted exactly the way it appeared on Nov. 22, 1963, two JFK limousines, a full size replica of White House's Oval Office where you can sit behind the president's desk and receive a souvenir photo, a First Ladies' Gown Exhibit and much more.
Hours are 10:00 A.M. to 10:00 P.M.
Tickets are:
General Admission: $24.95
Seniors: $19.95
Military/First responders (fire fighters, police, paramedics): $19.95 (must show military ID or government ID)
Locals: $19.95 (must show valid Nevada ID)
Children 12 and under: Free

November 25 - 30 - Pippin will come to The Smith Center as part of their Broadway Season 2. Tickets are $44.50/$67.50/$87.50/$109.50/$153.50

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 - An Evening with Joan Collins will be at South Point Hotel & Casino's Showroom. Joan Collins will share stories and secrets of her celebrated life and career in her one-woman show. Tickets are $40.00/$45.00/$50.00

November 28 - 30 - Motor Trend International Auto Show will return to the Las Vegas Convention Center. Friday, Saturday & Sunday hours are 9:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. Tickets are $8 & $10 with children 12 and under FREE. There are not many other details at this posting, just click the link to see what's been updated.

December, 2014 

December (All Month) - January 4 - 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. Admission is only $15/vehicle (Monday - Thursday) or $20/vehicle (Friday - Sunday and Holidays). They will be open Sunday - Thursday 5:30 P.M.- 9:00 P.M. and Friday - Saturday from 5:30 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.

December (All Month) - 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 their 65' digital marquee, Wednesdays are Industry Skate Night, and then you can put on your best disco gear for Throwback Thursdays. New this year is the addition of Snow Days featuring snow showers every 30 minutes at the rink. Snow Days are Thursday - Sunday from 6:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. Tickets are $15.00 for All Day Access, $10.00 All Day Access for Nevada Residents, $5.00 Skate Rental Fee, $10.00 Skating Aid Rental Fee. Note: Children 17 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult that is 21 years or older. The Rink is open Monday - Friday from 3:00 P.M. to Midnight, Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 P.M. to Midnight. Holiday Hours are December 22 - January 2 with hours from 12:00 P.M. to Midnight.

December (All Month) - The JFK Exhibition come to the Pavillion at The Tropicana. The exhibit is the work of Jim Warlick, owner and curator of the American Presidential Exhibition and will feature memorabilia and personal items of the President and Jacqueline Kennedy that are on display for the first time anywhere in the U.S. You'll see a Boeing 707 Air Force One fuselage outfitted exactly the way it appeared on Nov. 22, 1963, two JFK limousines, a full size replica of White House's Oval Office where you can sit behind the president's desk and receive a souvenir photo, a First Ladies' Gown Exhibit and much more.
Hours are 10:00 A.M. to 10:00 P.M.
Tickets are:
General Admission: $24.95
Seniors: $19.95
Military/First responders (fire fighters, police, paramedics): $19.95 (must show military ID or government ID)
Locals: $19.95 (must show valid Nevada ID)
Children 12 and under: Free

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. Keep checking back as we'll update the events as we find out about them.

December 4 - "After The Lap", billed as the ultimate NASCAR driver tell all will be held at The Palms Concert Theater. Featuring the top 16 Sprint Cup Series drivers, live on-stage, where they will discuss the best and biggest moments of the season. With all the fireworks of this season, this could become a lively discussion. Doors will open at 2:30 P.M. and the event begins at 5:00 P.M. Tickets are $20.00

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 6 - UFC 181 will be held at Mandalay Bay's Event Center. Welterweight champion Johny Hendricks
takes on number one contender Robbie Lawler. Also, UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis battles former Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez. The event takes place at 4:00 P.M. Tickets are $141.45/$427.15/$1,042.35

December 6 - The fourth annual "Suite Holidays Tour & Tasting" will be held. The most exclusive suites of Aria, Bellagio, MGM Grand, Vdara, and Mandarin Oriental (more to be announced soon) will grant access to their rarely-seen luxury accommodations. Each resort will offer in-suite signature cocktails and delicious bites from hor d'oeuvres to dessert. More information will be coming.

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 sequential number date for 20 years, and that will be 1/2/34.

December 20 - The 23rd edition of the Las Vegas Bowl will be held at Sam Boyd Stadium. This is the 16th oldest bowl in the FBS lineup. The Bowl will feature either the champion or first selection from the Mountain West (MW) against the sixth selection from the Pacific-12 Conference (PAC-12). Last year was USC vs. Fresno State. Tickets are $25.00/$35.00/$45.00/$65.00/$75.00/$110.00 with VIP seating available for $150.00/$250.00

December 13 - 21 - The Nutcracker Ballet @ The Smith Center's Reynolds Hall at varying times. Tickets are $29.00/$40.00/$53.00/$73.00/$89.00/$119.00/$179.00

December 29 - 31 - Las Vegas Open YoYo Championship will be held at the Riviera Hotel & Casino.

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. All ticket prices listed below do not include any fees and taxes.
You have to be in Las Vegas at least once in your life for New Year's Eve.
Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett @ Cosmopolitan's Chelsea Tickets start at $125.00
Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers at South Point Tickets are $179.00
Fun Above All Else at The Stratosphere

 

2015

January, 2015 

January 1 - 3 - The JFK Exhibition come to the Pavillion at The Tropicana. The exhibit is the work of Jim Warlick, owner and curator of the American Presidential Exhibition and will feature memorabilia and personal items of the President and Jacqueline Kennedy that are on display for the first time anywhere in the U.S. You'll see a Boeing 707 Air Force One fuselage outfitted exactly the way it appeared on Nov. 22, 1963, two JFK limousines, a full size replica of White House's Oval Office where you can sit behind the president's desk and receive a souvenir photo, a First Ladies' Gown Exhibit and much more.
Hours are 10:00 A.M. to 10:00 P.M.
Tickets are:
General Admission: $24.95
Seniors: $19.95
Military/First responders (fire fighters, police, paramedics): $19.95 (must show military ID or government ID)
Locals: $19.95 (must show valid Nevada ID)
Children 12 and under: Free

January 1 - 4 - 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. Admission is only $15/vehicle (Monday - Thursday) or $20/vehicle (Friday - Sunday and Holidays). They will be open Sunday - Thursday 5:30 P.M.- 9:00 P.M. and Friday - Saturday from 5:30 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.

January 1 - 4 - 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 their 65' digital marquee, Wednesdays are Industry Skate Night, and then you can put on your best disco gear for Throwback Thursdays. New this year is the addition of Snow Days featuring snow showers every 30 minutes at the rink. Snow Days are Thursday - Sunday from 6:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. Tickets are $15.00 for All Day Access, $10.00 All Day Access for Nevada Residents, $5.00 Skate Rental Fee, $10.00 Skating Aid Rental Fee. Note: Children 17 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult that is 21 years or older. The Rink is open Monday - Friday from 3:00 P.M. to Midnight, Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 P.M. to Midnight. Holiday Hours are December 22 - January 2 with hours from 12:00 P.M. to Midnight.

January 1 - 5 - The World Series of Beer Pong IX will be held at The Riviera Hotel & Casino. This is the longest-running organized beer pong (aka Beirut) tournament in the world created by, and for, beer pong players. Last year there were over 1,000 participants from 45 states and 5 Canadian Provinces. Teams are competing for $50,000 Guaranteed 1st Place Prize, out of a $65,000 Prize Pool. Tickets are not available yet, but you can register to compete at the site.

New Media Expo, traditionally a January event, has moved to April. See below.

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 - The 5th Annual Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction by Bonhams will 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 - The 25th Annual Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction by MidAmerica Auctions will 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. Right now, they say there will be over 500 motorcycles on the block.

January 13 - At 12:01 A.M., the Clarion/Debbie Reynolds Hotel/Greek Isles Hotel will be imploded. An overnight party will be held at neighboring Piero's Italian Restaurant to celebrate the event. If you're in town and want to watch the implosion, here's a MAP with directions.

January 16 - 18 - Otakon Vegas will come back to Las Vegas for only 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. They are currently showing registration rates as:
Online registration (Non-Members): $55 Weekend
Online registration (Otakorp 2014 Members): $39 Weekend
At the door: $60 Weekend / $40 One Day

January 17 - "Ira Glass:Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host" will be at The Smith Center's Reynolds Hall at 7:30 P.M. The This American Life host brings dance and radio together for an evening that will bring the house down. Tickets are $29 - $99 and go on sale October 24.

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.

January 23 - 25 - American Darts Organization Fleetwood Memorial Las Vegas Open will be held at the Tuscany. With a purse of $25,000, get ranked and get in this tournament. A flyer for the event has not been posted yet, but check the ADO site HERE for the most up-to-date information. A hosting hotel has not been listed yet.

January 23 -25 - Sportscards & Collectibles Show at the Galleria Mall at Sunset Station. Open from 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. with FREE admission. You'll find special guests there to sign autographs, sports memorabilia, comics, action figures and more.

January 23 - 25 - The combination event: Las Vegas Antique Arms Show, International Sporting Arms Show, Invitational Knifemakers 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 Thursday from 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.,  Friday and Saturday from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. and Sunday from 9:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. Daily admission is $15.00, or a 3-day pass is $35.00. The event information page is HERE.

January 24 - The Adult Video News (AVN) Awards will return to the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino's The Joint. If you're a bit prudish, this is not the event for you. Tickets are $175.00/$300.00/$1,000.00/$1,400.00/$1,600.00/$2,000.00/$2,500.00

February, 2015 

February 1 - 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 6 - 9 - National Field Archery Association will hold its Vegas Shoot at South Point Hotel & Casino. Known as the largest and most prestigious indoor archery tournament in the World, it attracts novice to Olympic archers from around the Globe and includes 3 intense days of no error competition. The Vegas Shoot offers the World's largest indoor purse with a projected payout in 2015 of nearly $200,000 in cash prizes. Attendance is expected to reach 2,200 archers and thousands more in spectators. You can find accommodations specials HERE and find the scheduler HERE.

February 6 - 8 (PD) - Winter Whiskey Fest should  return to the Golden Nugget. Hosted by 4 Masters of Whiskey, you can partake in sample tastings of artisan whiskeys and barrel aged barley beers. Tickets include: mixology classes, pot still demonstrations, educational seminars, culinary delights and live entertainment

February 7 - Las Vegas Pet Expo will be held at the Cashman Center (850 Las Vegas Blvd North), a map can be found HERE.  Missing your pet while on vacation? Well, this event can take care of that. You'll find some great exhibitors, rescue groups, agility demonstrations, the latest pet products, and Vegas Velocity Flyball demonstrations. We enjoy going to these events and always find something (usually from a bakery making fresh doggy biscuits) to take back home to our retired racing Greyhound. The event will be open from 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. with FREE admission and $4.00 parking. You can find a list of Exhibitors HERE.

February 10 - 14 - Las Vegas World Amateur Golf Tournament at Spanish Trail Country Club (designed by Robert Trent Jones). To enter, you must have amateur status and an active USGA Handicap Index (or its equivalent for international players), with an allowed maximum of 36.4 for men and 40.4 for women. There are 6 competitive age-based divisions, and golfers are flighted by handicaps within each division. The tournament is open to men, women, young, and old. Your $750.00 tournament entry fee includes three rounds of golf each day on a different course, matched handicap flights in each division, two evenings of food, drinks, golf expo, games, and gift package upon arrival. Registration page is HERE. If you register and pay by October 1, and use the promo code "early", you'll save $100.

February 12 - 15 - Rock 'n Roll Fantasy Camp with Sammy Hagar comes to the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. With Special Guest Pat Travers. You can be on stage with rock stars writing, recording, rehearsing, and performing. They have camp counselors such as Lita Ford and Alan White, just to name a couple. Click HERE for a 4 Day Destination Camp brochure. You'll have to plug in some information first. When it asks, tell them you heard about it from Las Vegas For Beginners.net.

February 13 - 15 - The International Rugby Board brings Round 5 of the 16th HSBC Sevens World Series back to Las Vegas! This event will take place at Sam Boyd Stadium at 12:00 P.M. each day. Tickets go from $25 to $700, so get yours early as the prices go up on December 1st, 2014.

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 20 - 22 - Frontline Gaming presents the Las Vegas Open at the Flamingo. "The best three days in gaming that you Won't remember." A three day table top gaming convention that will feature social events along with Warhammer 40K, Warhammer Fantasy, Warmahoardes, and Heavy Gear events and tournaments. Registration can be found HERE.

February 21 (PD) - The Color Run will return to Las Vegas. According to "Runner's World" magazine, The Color Run has become the largest 5K event in the nation with over 600,000 participants. Come see what all the excitement is about.

February 21 - 28 - The Tribal Massive, internationally acclaimed immersive Bellydance College comes to Las Vegas. There will be dancers from around the globe and every continent to learn from the most iconic dance instructors in a safe, fun, interesting environment. This event is suited towards Intermediate, Advanced, and Professional dancers and teachers. This is the first week, the second week is March 2 - 6.

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.

February 27 - Come join Pete Vallee "Big Elvis" as he receives a star on the Las Vegas Walk of Stars. Star dedication ceremony is at 12:00 P.M. with a reception to follow at 1:00 P.M. and a movie premiere of La Conner PD: The Big Elvis File at 2:00 P.M.

March, 2015 

March 1 - The 7th annual Scale the Strat will be held at, where else, The Stratosphere Tower. You will climb all 108 floors and 1,455 steps of the highest building west of the Mississippi River to raise money for the American Lung Association. There is usually a discounted registration fee for early registration, but only the date of the event has been released at this time. All climbers must be at least 18 or older to participate. You can read about the event HERE. Keep checking back as we'll update as more information is available.

March 2 - 6 - The Tribal Massive, internationally acclaimed immersive Bellydance College comes to Las Vegas for its second week. There will be dancers from around the globe and every continent to learn from the most iconic dance instructors in a safe, fun, interesting environment. This event is suited towards Intermediate, Advanced, and Professional dancers and teachers.

March 4 - 5 - World of Outlaws Sprint Cars will return to the dirt track of the Las Vegas Motor Speedway prior to all the NASCAR speed week festivities. Races are held at 7:00 P.M. both nights. Reserved seat tickets for both shows are available for $80 and will include a FREE Fan Pit Pass. Reserve seats to the individual shows are $40 while General Admission tickets are $39 and children 12 and under are FREE. For all the ticket details, go HERE.

March 6 - 8 - NASCAR returns to Las Vegas. From the big race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, to the Hauler Parade down the strip and driver meet and greets and interviews all over town, there will be plenty of things to do and places to go for this 3 day event. Tickets can be purchased HERE.

March 6 - 13 (PD) - Las Vegas Restaurant Week should return for its 8th year fighting hunger in Southern Nevada. Participating restaurants create menus for breakfast, lunch or dinner and a donation will be made for each meal sold. You can search for a restaurant by type of cuisine, location or even meal type and price point.

March 7 - Mardi Gras Vegas will be held at the Springs Preserve from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. The afternoon function will feature live music from local Dixieland jazz band Mardi Gras Mambo, food from Southern eateries, a beer garden (cash only) for adults and activities for kids. Tickets prices will be announced closer to the event (last year tickets were $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for kids 5 to 12 (online purchases will have $1 per ticket added)).

March 7 (PD) - Brew's Best Hand Crafted Spring Beer Festival by Local and National Breweries at The Village at Lake Las Vegas should return again. There will be between 90 to 130 different beers, ales and ciders for you to sample. You must be 21 or older to participate. See the directions and map page HERE. Tickets include a mug and unlimited samples while they last. Hours and prices should be posted a little closer to the event and we'll update when we find out that information.

March 11 - 15 - The Mint 400 returns to Las Vegas. This is the oldest, roughest, most spectacular and prestigious off-road race in America, and is now part of the Red Bull Signature Series. Racers compete in 21 different classes of race vehicles across 400 miles of Nevada desert for a chance to win the Mint 400 Class Championship. Be sureto attend some of the four days of festivities surrounding the Mint 400. This event will be taped and aired on NBC in July. The Golden Nugget and Plaza are Host hotels, so check their sites
as you will probably find a special deal for attendees. More than 30,000 spectators were attracted to the 2013 race. Read the Las Vegas Events press release HERE.

March 12 - 15 - Creation Entertainment's Salute to Supernatural will be held at The Rio Hotel. This 10th anniversary  year convention will take place over four days and stars Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki have already confirmed their return. Many other stars have appearances scheduled: Misha Collins (Castiel), Richard Speight Jr. (Trickster), Matt Cohen (Young John Winchester), and Rob Benedict (Chuck Shurley/Carver Edlund) among others. More information will be coming closer to the convention, so click the link to check it out.

March 14 - 15 (PD) - Big League Weekend at Cashman Field! The Chicago Cubs should make their 11th straight appearances for BLW and this year will take on the the New York Mets (the 51's Major League Affiliate) for two games (Saturday & Sunday). The Cubs have sold out 14 games of their last 9 BLW seasons, so be sure and get your tickets as soon as your trip is planned. Game times/dates are still to-be-announced, but the link above should update as soon as everything is finalized. This will be a great time.

March 15 - Mountain Man Events presents the Six Tunnels to Hoover Dam St. Patrick's Day Run. 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 route is on newly packed and maintained trails (50%) and paved trails (50%) and NO vehicular traffic. The course doesn't have steep climbs, but there is <3% grade from when they were hauling supplies to Hoover Dam during the early '30s. The entire elevation gain is only 497 feet. The course passes through six tunnels in each direction.There are three events for the day: A 13.1 mile Half Marathon & 2 Person Relay 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. Call 702-293-5000 and mention Six Tunnels Half Marathon to get the good rate. You'll only be 700 yards from the Start/Finish Line.

March 14 - 15 (PD) - Big League Weekend should return to Cashman Field! The Chicago Cubs will make it their 11th straight appearances for BLW and this year will take on the the New York Mets (the 51's Major League Affiliate) for two games (Saturday & Sunday). The Cubs have sold out 14 games of their last 9 BLW seasons, so be sure and get your tickets as soon as your trip is planned. Keep checking the 51's site for updates.

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 17 - 29 (PD) - March Madness will roll into Las Vegas in its usual big way. Find your favorite Sports Book, place your bets and settle in for a great three weeks. The NCAA has a March Madness page HERE. A great article to help you navigate the Madness can be found HERE. For your information in planning, the 2014 schedule was (and we'll update the 2015 dates when we get them):
First Four - March 18-19    Second Round - March 20-21    Third Round - March 22-23
Sweet Sixteen - March 27-28    Elite Eight - March 29-30    Final Four - April 5-7

March 20 - The Cirque du Soleil spectacular One Night for One Drop will return for a third year and will be held in the The Beatles "Love" Theater at The Mirage. More than 100 Cirque performers from all eight Las Vegas productions will take part in this philanthropic event celebrating World Water Day. The event will take place at 7:30 P.M. and tickets are $100.00/$225.00/$325.00 plus taxes and fees.

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 

April 2 - 5 - Viva Las Vegas Car Show and Rockabilly Weekend returns to the Orleans Hotel and Casino. A great weekend of rockabilly music, cars, exhibits, vendors, bands, events, pool parties, and burlesque shows. When the headlining act is announced, we'll let you know.

April 3 - 5 (PD) - Spring Wine Festival (Hosted by Golden Nugget). This will be the festival's 7th year. Kicking off with a poolside Champagne reception on Friday, this event will keep you busy all weekend.

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 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 from 2014 to help you navigate the Madness can be found HERE.

April 9 - 11 - U.S. Karate Association National Championship heads to Las Vegas. Hosted by The Riviera. The offer participants a room rate special that you can find on the landing page.

April 10 - 12 - Sportscards & Collectibles Show at the Galleria Mall at Sunset Station. Open from 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. with FREE admission. You'll find special guests there to sign autographs, sports memorabilia, comics, action figures and more.

April 10 - 15 - The 16th annual SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals will be held at the drag strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. We'll post more information as the event gets closer.

April 10 - 12 - 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. There will be music, entertainers, vendors, food, games and more. You can find a parking map HERE. Hours and ticket prices are not available at this time, but check their website for more info.

April 10 - 12 (PD) - Mopar At The Strip (MATS) should return to the Cannery (Directions). 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, car displays, and over 16 different drag race classes (drag racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway). Previously, spectator admission to MATS was $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  13 - 16 - New Media Expo (NMX) - AKA Blogworld, will 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, the event will be held at the Convention Center and the Westgate hotel.

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 are on sale HERE. You can find two good articles on this event HERE and HERE. We'll update as we find out more.

April 16 - An Evening with Garrison Keillor will be at The Smith Center's Reynolds Hall at 7:30 P.M. The host of A Prairie Home Companion brings his comedy, class, charisma and wisdom to Las Vegas for one evening only. Tickets are $29 - $99 and go on sale October 24.

April 16 - 19 - The 9th 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. There is an accomodations page with a code (and at this time it says the resort fee will be waived if you use their code) and it can be found HERE. Admission is FREE to the public.

April 18 - 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 this event is coming to Jean, NV - near the California Border. This will be 8+ miles/20+ obstacles/mud running/trail running/mental & physical obstacles and challenges. Registration fees, location information, PDF's you'll need to fill out and other information you will need can be found on the landing page. 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 18 - 19 - Las Vegas Celtic Games. The always fun Celtic games will return for their 11th 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 22 - 26 (PD) - Laughlin River Run, Riding the River for 33 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. Concerts, vendors, manufacturers and special events will keep you busy every day.

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 23 - April 27 - Dinah Vegas returns for its fourth year with Caesars Entertainment. This is the largest women's event, in its 24th year, and now Las Vegas hosts it and you should be there. While the calendar for 2015 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. You can use their click-through and reserve a room, or use ours and help support LVFB.

April 24 - May 2 - 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! In previous years you could get a behind-the-scenes tour 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 25 (PD) - Great Vegas Festival of Beer changed their venue last year and sold out all their tickets so we think they'll return to Downtown Las Vegas in Fremont East. 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 usually takes place from 4:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. (3:00 P.M. for Early entry and VIP ticket holders). Tickets are usually $30.00 for General Admission, $40 for Early Entry, and $70.00 for VIP (+ taxes and fees). We'll update as we get more information.

April 25 - 26 - Las Vegas City of Lights Jazz and R&B Festival will be held for its 23rd year at the Clark County Gov't Amphitheater (500 S. Grand Central Parkway) (MAP). Tickets go on sale soon (Usually around the 1st of November and they state that VIP tickets always sell out early, so purchase yours early). Discount hotel rooms are being offered by Fiesta Rancho, Texas Station, and Palace Station (Discount codes will be announced soon) and you can click on the hotel icon on the website above, or call 800-654-8888. 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 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.

April 29 - May 3 - 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 ($300,000 Total Purse) and offers five Skill Level Tiers. The APA 9-Ball Shootout is held April 29 - May 1 ($150,000 Total Purse) and offers three Skill Level Tiers.

May, 2015  

May 1 - 2 - Las Vegas Chili Cook (sanctioned by the International Chili Society), beauty contest, and Car Show will be held at Circus Circus along with a car show open to all models. Tasting kit/admission is $5.00.

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 1 - 3 - 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 ($300,000 Total Purse) and offers five Skill Level Tiers. The APA 9-Ball Shootout is held April 29 - May 1 ($150,000 Total Purse) and offers three Skill Level Tiers.

May 1 - 9 - Team Dart, the world's largest soft-tip dart tournament comes to Bally's in Las Vegas. This will be the events 30th annual tournament. In 2013, 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. We'll update as we find more information, but check the landing page for the most up-to-date.

May 1 - 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.  Tickets are $38.00/$48.00. Combine this with the AMA Supercross on the 2nd and you'll have a great two days of motorcross.

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 2 - The 2015 Monster Energy AMA SuperCross FIM World Championship returns to Sam Boyd Stadium. (Use the Sam Boyd Stadium link to purchase tickets.) Tickets are $61, $71, $81, & $96. 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 6:30 P.M.

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 6 - 10 (PD) - San Gennaro Feast, should return to 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.

May 8 - 9 & 15 - 16 - 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 over two weekends.  According to promoters,  the event will repeat every two years if it proves popular (the next event would then be in 2017) and the event 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.  The event is expected to be held on the MGM Resorts Festival Grounds (south strip across from MB-Luxor-Excal). Book your hotel/airfare as soon as the definitive dates are announced. This many people is sure to cause a spike in hotel and airfare rates. Tickets are $298 for General Admission (2 Day admission on the weekend of your choice) and $498 for VIP Admission (for 1 Day admission only).

May 13 - 17 (PD) - Helldorado Days should return 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 14 - Hal Prince's Broadway: An Evening in Word and Song will be at The Smith Center's Reynolds Hall at 7:30 P.M. Director/Producer Hal Prince reflects on his legendary career shaping Broadway in a moderated interview that will be complimented by live performances of his works sung by soloists throughout the interview. Tickets are $24 - $79 and go on sale October 24.

May 14 - 16 - 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 15 - 16 (PD) - Tiger Jam should return to Las Vegas benefiting the Tiger Woods Foundation. There will be concerts, Tiger's Poker Night on May 15, 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 21 - 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. More information coming.

May 21 - 30 - 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.

May 22 - 25 (PD) - The 17th annual Punk Rock Bowling should 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 usually takes place at Sam's Town, Gold Coast, Suncoast, and Texas Station (with shuttle buses available). Find information on the bowling 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.

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

May 28 - 31 - International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame will hold their fourth 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 (2014 - 2015 cash prizes not updated on their site yet).

May 30 - Brews & Blues Festival at Springs Preserve (MAP). This is a beautiful park, and this will be their sixth 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 30 - 31 - The 3rd LVL Up Expo Gaming and Technology Convention will be held at the Cashman Convention Center (850 N. Las Vegas Blvd). This convention covers gaming, anime, & comic books in one location. There will be exhibitors, special guests, technology, tournaments, giveaways, and much more. More information as it becomes available. Tickets seem to be in the $20.00 - $30.00 range for pre-registration.

June, 2015

June 13 (PD) - 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 19 - 21 - The Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con returns to South Point. Ticket prices have not been announced, but prior year single day admission was $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 usually: 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 19 - 21 (PD) - Electric Daisy Carnival should 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.

June 26 - 28 - Combat Con will be held at the Riviera Hotel & Casino (which has a special rate for attendees). 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.

July, 2015 

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

July 2 - 6 - Las Vegas Salsa Congress returns for it's 12th 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. Click HERE for tickets.

July 9 - 12 - 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 Westgate (Formerly The LVH), where you would have found Elvis performing back when it was called "The International". 

July 10 - 12 (PD) - EVO Championship Series should return to the Westgate (Formerly The LVH). 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 10 - 12 - Sportscards & Collectibles Show at the Galleria Mall at Sunset Station. Open from 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. with FREE admission. You'll find special guests there to sign autographs, sports memorabilia, comics, action figures and more.

July 19 - 22 - South By Southwest (SXSW) will return for their 3rd annual event in Las Vegas (dubbed V2V) and will focus more on startups, and of course, all interactive media. The event this year will be headquartered at the Bellagio. For up-to-date information take a look at their website HERE.

July 22 - 26 -  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.

August, 2015

August 1 - 6 - Black Hat USA will return to Las Vegas. The conference had its best year in 2013 with over 7,500 people attending and in 2015 the event should be held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center (Not confirmed yet). This conference has provided attendees with the very latest in information security research, development, and trends.

August 4 - 9 - 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 +/-).

August 6 - 9 - Creation Entertainment presents the 14th annual Star Trek Convention at the Rio hotel. The event will feature many Star Trek celebrities (at the 2014 convention, there were over 100) including William Shatner for the first time, 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.

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.

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 6 and younger may attend for free.

September 8 - 13 - The World Wrestling Championships, the first qualifying event for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, will be held at the Orleans Arena. It's the first time a world championship event for wresting will be held in Las Vegas. The event starts each day at 10:00 A.M. and tickets will be available closer to the event. The Orleans if offering Room and Ticket Packages that can be booked now.

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 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 along with Steven R. McQueen (Jeremy Gilbert), Michael Trevino (Tyler Lockwood), Zach Roerig (Matt Donovan) and Michael Malarkey, Michah Parker and Sebastian Roche of The Vampire Diaries. Keep checking back as more details are added..

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.

September 26 - 27 (PD) - Las Vegas Comic Expo - The location will either be the Riviera or the Convention Center. The took a breather in 2014, but promised to return in 2015, so let's hope they will be back for another great Con. 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 26 - 27 (PD) - The 10th annual Las Vegas Culture Festival should return to the Fremont Street Experience from 11:00 A.M. to Midnight with FREE admission. The LVCF celebrates the cultural diversity that is Las Vegas. You'll find food, music, and vendors celebrating the rich variety of cultures in Las Vegas. Find updates on their Facebook page HERE.

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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. 

October 3 - 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. Currently, the link will get you to the 2014 event, until it is over.

October 17 - The Monster Energy Cup returns to Sam Boyd Stadium (Ticket Link not available yet). 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 $56.00 for Regular Admission, $66.00 for Extreme Admission and $76.00 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 23 - 25 - Sportscards & Collectibles Show at the Galleria Mall at Sunset Station. Open from 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. with FREE admission. You'll find special guests there to sign autographs, sports memorabilia, comics, action figures and more.

October 29 - November 1 - The NHRA Toyota Nationals will be held on Nevada Day weekend at the drag strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. This is the penultimate event of the 24-race NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Season.

October 30 - November 1 (PD) - Southern Hills Hospital Balloon Festival benefiting High School to Healthcare Scholarship should return for its fourth year. Celebrate Halloween and Nevada Day Weekend with balloon launches, a haunted maze, amusement rides, and trick-or-treating with balloon pilots.

November, 2015

November 7 - 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. The event will be from 9:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. and admission is always FREE!

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.

April, 2016

April 14 - 17 - The 10th 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.

August, 2016

August 2 - 7 - 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 +/-).

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.

August, 2017

August 1 - 6 - 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 +/-).

2018

August, 2018

August 7 - 12 - 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 +/-).

 (PD) - Projected Dates, Subject to change