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 for children 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

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) - "December to Remember" will be presented in the Boneyard of The Neon Museum. Their collection of more than 150 vintage neon signs will be illuminated with a special, holiday-inspired palette of lights - red, green, gold, blue, and white. All visitors of the Neon Boneyard taking a night tour will be able to experience this seasonal presentation. Ticket prices for night tours are $25 for general admission; seniors, students, active military,
veterans and Nevada residents are $22 (valid Nevada ID required for each discounted ticket: must show current ID upon arrival).

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) - Ice Skating at the Caesars Chalet outdoor winter lodge experience returns to Caesars Palace. Skate in half-hour sessions from 11:00 A.M. until 11:30 P.M. Admission is $20 ($19 if you are a Total Rewards Member) and will get you  90 minutes on the ice, with skates costing an additional $5.00. For $35.00, you can purchase an all-day pass and the pass will include skates. Expert ice skaters will offer hands-on assistance and skill demonstrations at the 2,100 square-foot LED-lit ice rink. Located across from the Absinthe tent in front of Caesars Palace.

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 4 - 7 - The Best in the Desert - Henderson "250" presented by Supercross.com is the annual off-road desert race and the final race in the Best in the Desert series. This will be the 13th year the City of Henderson welcomes racers, spectators, and enthusiasts to town. You can find a daily schedule on the linked page, along with hotel specials and road closures in the area. There is no mention of ticket prices. The race actually takes place in Jean, NV. while ancillary activities listed take place in the Henderson Water Street District.

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 5 - The Game Awards, celebrating achievements in video games, will be held at Planet Hollywood's Axis theater. There are 16 Jury Voted awards and 5 Fan Voted awards. Categories such as "Game of the Year", "Best Narrative", "Best Mobile/Handheld Game" are just a few. You may also watch the event via your mobile device, if you're unable to be there. Tickets are $45.00

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 6 - 7 - PlayStation Experience will be held at The Venetian. Not much has been said about this event, but there will be playable demos from studios such as EA, Ubisoft, Naughty Dog, Capcom and Activision. You will also find merchandise panels and hosted discussions. There will be more than eighty indie games, and you'll have a chance to check out VR prototype Project Morpheus, which will be making its stateside hands-on debut. The hours are: Saturday, December 6, 10:00 A.M. to 10:00 P.M. and Sunday, December 7, 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. 1-Day Passes are $55.00, and 2-Day Passes are $95.00

December 10 -  The Vatican Museums 3D, the world’s largest work of art will be shown on the big screen in select cinemas nationwide for one night only. The 3D spectacular will be shown in Las Vegas at The Orleans, Village Square, Santa Fe Station, Century 16 South Point and Sam’s Town at 7:00 P.M..

December 12 -  14 - CK Shows Coin and Currency shows will be held at the Riviera Hotel and Casino on the strip. If you are a numismatist and want to visit a Vegas-sized show, here you are! You'll find vendors, clubs, seminars and more. Ticket price is $3.00, but you can find a coupon for free admission HERE. Hours are Friday - Saturday 10:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M. and Sunday from 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.

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 13 - 14 - CardMageddon will be held at the Cashman Center (MAP) with a guaranteed prize pool of at least $25,000 (with a potential to reach $100,000). CardMageddon is an open Magic: the Gathering tournament hosted by CardAgain. The base entry fee is $42.00, and you'll get a $2.00 credit per entry if you register your deck on CardAgain.

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
Downtown Countdown TributePalooza New Year's Eve Tickets are $30.00/$40.00
The Roots New Year's Eve Ball at Brooklyn Bowl Tickets are $82.50
Chadwich Johnson at Suncoast Casino Tickets are $22.00/$33.00
NYE Fireworks Celebration at Cosmopolitans Ice Rink. Tickets are $28.50

 

2015

January, 2015 

January 1 - The final day to enjoy "December to Remember" in the Boneyard of The Neon Museum. Their collection of more than 150 vintage neon signs will be illuminated with a special, holiday-inspired palette of lights - red, green, gold, blue, and white. All visitors of the Neon Boneyard taking a night tour will be able to experience this seasonal presentation. Ticket prices for night tours are $25 for general admission; seniors, students, active military,
veterans and Nevada residents are $22 (valid Nevada ID required for each discounted ticket: must show current ID upon arrival).

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 - 11 - Ice Skating at the Caesars Chalet outdoor winter lodge experience returns to Caesars Palace. Skate in half-hour sessions from 11:00 A.M. until 11:30 P.M. Admission is $20 ($19 if you are a Total Rewards Member) and will get you  90 minutes on the ice, with skates costing an additional $5.00. For $35.00, you can purchase an all-day pass and the pass will include skates. Expert ice skaters will offer hands-on assistance and skill demonstrations at the 2,100 square-foot LED-lit ice rink. Located across from the Absinthe tent in front of Caesars Palace.

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.

January 2 - 4 - 2nd Annual Afro-Latin Vegas, A Social dance Festival will kick off at Harrah's. With equal amounts of Salsa, Bachata and Kizomba, you'll have non-stop workshops during the day and in the evening you can enjoy top dance talent from around the world. Tickets run $110.00 - $180.00. Harrah's is offering a special rate for those attending also.

January 3 - Ronda Rousey will defend her UFC title against Cat Zingano at UFC 182 to be held at MGM Grand Garden Arena. This should be a good fight as Rousey is 10-0 and Zingano is 9-0. Nothing is posted on the MGM Grand Garden Arena site yet, so we don't know ticket prices, but we'll keep watching.

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 6 - 18 - Re-Animator, The Musical will come to The Smith Center as part of their Broadway Season 2. Tickets are $44.00 (+ Fees).

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 9 - 11 - The Body Art Expo will be held at the Cashman Center (850 Las Vegas Blvd. N.) with over 300 tattoo and piercing artists on-hand. You'll also find clothing vendors, tattoo contests, live music, contests, and Human Suspension attractions. The expo hours are:Friday 2:00 P.M. - 11:00 P.M., Saturday 11:00 A.M. - 11:00 P.M. and Sunday 11:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. Ticket prices have not been announced, but you will only be able to buy tickets at the event, NOT ONLINE.

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 $33.50/$56.50/$66.50/$108.50

January 17 - WWE returns to Mandalay Bay for the first time in over 2 years. Scheduled to fight will be: Kane, Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns, Bray Wyatt, The WWE Divas, and more. Tickets are $30.55/$87.65/$121.45

January 20 - 25 - Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat will come to The Smith Center as part of their Broadway Season 2. Tickets are $33.50/$44.50/$67.50/$87.50/$131.50

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 - Divas' Day Out, Las Vegas' Largest Women's Event, comes to South Point Hotel & Casino. You'll find over 150 vendors selling and demonstrating products and services geared to women, including live entertainment, health & fitness, shopping, family, beauty & fashion, and more. The event runs from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Live entertainment so far is Derek Hough, the cast of Divas, and men from Austrailia's Thunder from Down Under. No ticket prices are listed that we could find.

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

January 31 - Anderson Silva , considered by some to be the greatest fighter of all time, will make his highly-anticipated return for a matchup against Nick Diaz in a five-round middleweight super fight. Nothing is posted on the MGM Grand Garden Arena site yet, so we don't know ticket prices, but we'll keep watching.

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 1 - RuPaul's Drag Race: Battle of the Seasons and Hosted by Michelle Visage will be at Mandalay Bay's House of Blues at 8:00 P.M. The show will feature Alaska 5000, Bianca Del Rio, Courtney Act, Ivy Winters, Manila Luzon, Raja, Sharon Needles, plus Special Guest Cary NoKey. Tickets are $40.00

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 7 - The Dancing With The Stars tour brings their 90 minute show to the Venetian. The show will feature performances by some of the shows most popular competitors. Ticket prices have not been announced yet.

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 - America's got Talent will be holding auditions from 8:00 A.M. to &:00 P.M. at a location to be announced soon. You can click the link and register.

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 - 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. Tickets are $44.50/$57.50/$87.50/$109.50/$153.50

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.

February 27 - March 1 - Super Toy Con arrives at Circus Circus Hotel & Casino. Manufacturers and collectors of toys will gather over their shared passion of toy collecting. If you collect Action Figures, Diecast, Hot Wheels, Vinylmation, comics, Star Wars, Transformers, Pixar, Pop Culture and you'll find three days of vendors, special events, autograph sessions, a car show, artist appearances, and more. The event will be open 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. and One Day Admission tickets are $10.00, 3 Day General Admission is $20.00, and other tickets are also available such as VIP, special dinners, Hall of Fame.

February 28 - Blacklight Run comes to Sam Boyd Stadium (MAP). This is a night 5K fun run focused less on speed an more on UV Neon Glowing fun with friends and family. You'll be covered in neon glow powder and will glow in the BlackLight Zones and at the After Party. Regular ticket prices are $60.00 and $75.00 for VIP with early bird specials available.

February 28 - 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. Tickets go on sale December 5th. The run begins at 8:00 A.M.

March, 2015 

March 1 - Super Toy Con's final day at Circus Circus Hotel & Casino. Manufacturers and collectors of toys will gather over their shared passion of toy collecting. If you collect Action Figures, Diecast, Hot Wheels, Vinylmation, comics, Star Wars, Transformers, Pixar, Pop Culture and you'll find three days of vendors, special events, autograph sessions, a car show, artist appearances, and more. The event will be open 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. and One Day Admission tickets are $10.00, 3 Day General Admission is $20.00, and other tickets are also available such as VIP, special dinners, Hall of Fame.

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 - The Championship Bull Riding South Point Vegas Challenge come to the South Point Hotel
Casino Arena & Equestrian Center at 8:00 P.M. Reserved seating tickets are available for $20.00/
$30.00/$45.00/$60.00 (+Taxes/Fees).

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 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 13 - 14 - Big League Weekend returns to Cashman Field for its 25th year! The Chicago Cubs will make it their 11th straight appearances for BLW and this year will take on the the Oakland A's, their 5th BLW appearance (their first since 2000) for two games (Friday & Saturday). The Cubs have sold out 15 games of their last 10 BLW seasons, so be sure and get your tickets as soon as your trip is planned. Game times ares still TBA. Ticket prices are not on the website yet, but you can order them now by calling the 51's box office at (702) 798-7825.

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. Tickets are $44.50/$57.50/$87.50/$109.50/$153.50

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 20 -  22 - CK Shows Coin and Currency shows will be held at Palace Station near the Strip. (MAP). If you are a numismatist and want to visit a Vegas-sized show, here you are! You'll find vendors, clubs, seminars and more. Ticket price is $3.00, but you can find a coupon for free admission on the site. Palace Station also offers a special event room rate you can find on the main event website. Hours are Friday - Saturday 10:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M. and Sunday from 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.

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

March 27 - 29 - Mopar At The Strip (MATS) will be held at 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 (last year featured Foghat), car displays, and over 16 different drag race classes (drag racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway). A full schedule if HERE. Spectator admission to MATS is $30 for 1 day/$75 for the weekend (at the gate-you can save a few bucks by purchasing tickets online) NOTE: these prices do not include drag race or other admissions.

March 28 - Cowabunga Bay Waterpark opens for the 2015 season. Comes see the improvements they've made since their inaugural season of 2014.

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. You can get a discount coupon for admission by clicking HERE.

April 11 - Great Vegas Festival of Beer changed their venue last year and sold out all their tickets, so this year they've returned 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. Be sure and attend the educational Brewlogic sessions to learn more about the ins and outs of brewing beer. You'll be able to sample from a selection of over 250+ craft beers from more than 100 breweries. The event takes place from 3:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. (2:00 P.M. for Early entry and VIP ticket holders). Tickets are $45.00 for General Admission, $55.00 for Early Entry, and $90.00 for VIP (+ taxes and fees). If you purchase your tickets on their website by 01/04/15, you can save $15 per ticket, purchase by 03/08/15 and save $10.00 per ticket, or purchase by 04/11/15 and save $5.00 per ticket. So make your plan and save yourself some money!

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 - 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 - 26 - Vegas Uncork'd food & wine festival, brought to you by  Bon Appetit magazine should return for 2015.  The yearly event takes place over the weekend at Bellagio, Aria, Caesars Palace, Venetian, and MGM Grand. A complete schedule of last year's event can be found HERE and a listing of all the participating chefs can be found HERE. Tickets are sold separately for every event, so you can do as much or as little as you want to. If you want to attend one of the Master Series Dinners (there are five), not a problem. Sounds like a great weekend. A good article on the whole weekend can be found HERE. This is a fantastic event.

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 - 26 - Wizard World's Las Vegas Comic Con will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center (MAP). You'll find movies, comics, toys, video gaming, tv, graphic novels, horror, wrestling, MMA, art, collectibles and more at Las Vegas' newest Con. Phil Ortiz, Bruce Campbell, Emily Kinney, Salvador Larroca, Michael Rooker, and Seth Gilliam are scheduled to appear (subject to changes). Hours and admission prices are:
Friday, 3:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. w/1-Day admission $35.00 in advance/$45.00 on-site. (+Fees/Taxes)
Saturday, 10:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M. w/1-Day admission $45.00 in advance/$55.00 on-site. (+Fees/Taxes)
Sunday, 11:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. w/1-Day admission $40.00 in advance/$50.00 on-site. (+Fees/Taxes)
3-Day Admissions are: $75.00 in advance/$85.00 on-site.
**Children 10 and under get in FREE when accompanied by a paid adult (Limit 2 Per Paid Adult Admissions).**

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 HERE for up-to-the-minute additions and deletions on the schedule of events. Space is limited, and some tours require registration, so get going.

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. Tickets are $44.50/$57.50/$87.50/$109.50/$153.50

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. Tickets are $44.50/$57.50/$87.50/$109.50/$153.50

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 1 & 3 - AMSOIL Arenacross comes to South Point Arena. Friday's show starts at 8:00 P.M. and tickets are $40. Sunday starts at 8:00 A.M. and General Admission seats are $20.00 There is no mention of a Saturday show.

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 9 - Come enjoy the Springs Preserve Ohana Festival celebrating Hawaiian and Pacific Islander culture. Commemorating Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month and highlighting the importance of ohana (family) in Pacific Island cultures, the 3rd annual Springs Preserve Ohana Festival will feature great food, performances by local hula halau, and crafts and games for the kids. The event will be from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. and ticket prices will be announced closer to the event. (MAP/Directions)

May 14 - 17 - 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 17 - The season finale of the Hot Chocolate Series 15K/5K races will be held in Las Vegas. This race is know for its incredible and unforgettable post-race party and goodie bag. The course will be USATF-certified and will begin and end on the Strip. The charity for this race is the Ronald McDonald House, but
participants can select their charity. There will be a Kid Zone at the race featuring a bouncy house. There will be a two day Expo on Friday and Saturday for the participants. Check out their Expo information (with more information on the goodie bag) page HERE.

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 - The 17th annual Punk Rock Bowling will return to Las Vegas for 4 days of punk rock and bowling. This year's Music Festival Headliners: Rancid, Dropkick Murphys, and Refused. 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), but nothing definite as of this writing, so keep checking the website. 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 23 - BADASS Dash brings its unique obstacle course to South Point Hotel & Casino Arena & Equestrian Center (MAP). This nationally known series brings its own special brand of fun for those wishing to participate. There are 4 (four) divisions: Elite (police, firefighters, armed forces, competitive athletes), Recreation (those not specifically trained in Obstacle Course Challenges, but want to set a goal and achieve it), K-9 Companion (first of its kind race where participants
can bring their canines to take part in a race specifically designed/modified for them to compete as a team), Kid Dash (for kids 4 - 13 with some obstacles).

May 23 - The Annual Springs Preserve Ice Cream Festival (MAP/Directions) will be held from 11:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. You can stop by stations serving ice cream sundaes, novelties, root beer floats and enjoy some of the entertainment for all ages while enjoying the beauty that is Springs Preserve. Ticket pricing will be announced closer to the actual event.

May 26 - 31 - Annie will come to The Smith Center as part of their Broadway Season 2. Tickets are $39.50/$57.50/$77.50/$99.50/$142.50

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 17 - 21 - The Las Vegas International Chess Festival will return to the Riviera Hotel and will feature a National Open, Youth Championship, and U.S. Game/10 Championship.

June 18 - 21 - Las Vegas International Chess Festival takes over the Riviera Hotel & Casino. You'll find competition, chess camps, lectures, simuls, a poker tournament and much more. A schedule of events can be found HERE. The registration page is HERE. A .pdf entry form can be found HERE with all of the fees and options available for those participating.

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 - Electric Daisy Carnival returns 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. In 2014, daily attendance was around 134,000 for each of the three days.

June 24 - 28 - 3rd Annual Romance Novel Convention. Come meet some of your favorite Romance novel authors and romance novel cover art models. Attend classes on writing your own romance novel, how to build a career writing romance novels and how to get your books published. The convention has come out with an All Inclusive package which is 5 days/4 Nights at Harrah's, all classes, events and meals.

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. A few tips can be found HERE.

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 7 - 12 - The Fourth Annual UFC International Fight Week returns to Las Vegas. You'll find events such as the UFC Fan Expo, and Official Pool Party with the Octagon Girls, a free concert, Open Workouts, Charity Bowling, and the Ulti-Man 5K Run. The official schedule will be released soon, so keep checking back. UFC 189 will coincide with this event on July 11.

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 11 - UFC 189 will be held, coinciding with UFC Fight Week. Headliners and location are TBA.

July 11 - 16 - Bowling Tournament Clubs of America will host their 3rd annual Bowling Tournament at the Orleans Hotel Bowling Center. There will be an estimated prize fund of $44,000 with tournaments in Singles, Doubles, Seniors and a Championship Tournament. Entry deadline is June 2, 2015, and entry fees can be found on the site.

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 14 - 18 - Fred Astaire World Championships will be held at the Mirage Hotel & Casino.

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 - 3 - Las Vegas Paracon will be returning for another three day convention weekend for paranormal enthusiasts from all over the world, but this year it will be held in Goldfield, Nevada (about 185 miles from Las Vegas).  Mark your calendars, because if it doesn't return to our favorite city in 2016, we will not list it again. You'll get to meet and hear speakers from television and the paranormal community, shop vendors, and participate in workshops. In 2013, SyFy network was there filming for one of their television programs-you just can't predict what will happen there.

August 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 - Def Con 23 will return to Vegas and will be at Paris/Bally's this year. Def Con is one of the oldest (originally started in 1993) and largest continuous running hacker conventions

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.

August 13 - 16 (PD) - SOE Live should return to Planet Hollywood. SOE Live is an annual community fan event celebrating all Sony Online Entertainment. This is the ultimate gathering of the SOE community and gives gamers the opportunity to celebrate their favorite free-to-play games including:DC Universe™ Online, Dragon’s Prophet, EverQuest®, EverQuest II, PlanetSide®2, Vanguard: Saga of Heroes®, and the highly-anticipated EverQuest Next Landmark and EverQuest Next. There will be social events, developer panel discussions, game-themed events, access to beta programs, premium swag and more.

August 13 - 22 - American Poolplayers Association will hold their National Team Championships in our favorite city. The event will be held at the Riviera Hotel (just as their May event) and is billed as the world's largest amateur pool tournament. There will be Open 8 & 9-Ball, Ladies 8-Ball, Jack & Jill Championship, and the Masters Championship.

August 14 - 16 - Hello Kitty's Supercute Friendship Festival makes its way to the Orleans Arena (Festival Website). The festival is an interactive musical and lifestyle event for friends of all ages. There will be multi-stage live performances, interactive exhibits, art, fashion, photo opportunities, collectibles and more. Tickets are $19.00 for youth general admission (3 - 12 yrs), $29.00 for adult general admission. VIP Tickets are $89.00 Red Bow VIP and $189 for Platinum Bow VIP. VIP gets you 1 hour early admission and character opportunities. Show times are Friday - 7:00 P.M., Saturday - 2:00 P.M. or 7:30 P.M., and Sunday - 12:00 P.M.

August 24 - 31 (PD) - Burning Man returns to the Black Rock Desert where you'll find a community dedicated to art, self-expression, and self-reliance. The interesting thing about Burning Man is that you'll have almost 50,000 people show up for this colorful event, and when it's over, no trace will be left behind that they were there. Take a read about Burning Man HERE.

September, 2015 

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

September 5 - 7 - 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 7 - 12 - 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 8 - 13 (PD) - San Gennaro Feast, 4245 South Grand Canyon Drive (Go Down West Flamingo 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 six days. They'll have ethnic foods, rides, and national acts every hour on the main stage

September 10 - 13 - Las Vegas Bellydancing Intensive & Festival at the Flamingo and the Clark County Library Theater.  Whether you are a dancer, or just curious, there will be much information and entertainment during this four day extravaganza. There will be 38 instructors teaching over 80 classes on bellydancing. There will be vendors, a dance festival, shows, a contest and a cocktail party. 

September 11 -  13 - CK Shows Coin and Currency shows will be held at Palace Station near the Strip. (MAP). If you are a numismatist and want to visit a Vegas-sized show, here you are! You'll find vendors, clubs, seminars and more. Ticket price is $3.00, but you can find a coupon for free admission on the site. Palace Station also offers a special event room rate you can find on the main event website. Hours are Friday - Saturday 10:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M. and Sunday from 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.

September 12 - 13 (PD) - 25th Annual Ho'olaule'a Pacific Islands Festival presented by the Las Vegas
Hawaiian Civic Club should return to nearby Henderson. The event will be held at the Henderson Events Plaza, 200 South Water Street from 9:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. and this event is FREE. There will be two stages of entertainment, the Amphitheater and the Convention Center lawn. There will be craft, commercial, and food vendors, a health fair and children's craft area. Map & Directions HERE.

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 19 (PD) - The 25th Annual Las Vegas International Mariachi Festival should return to Planet Hollywood's Axis Theater. The longest running (established in 1991) annual Hispanic Entertainment event in the City of Las Vegas.

September 19 or 20 (Date not firm yet) - Mountainman Events presents the Las Vegas Triathlon at Lake Mead National Recreation Area. There are two versions of this event: The Sprint or The Olympic.
The Olympic or Relay has a starting time of 6:45 A.M.has a 1.5K swim, a 40K bike and a 10K run.
The Spring or Relay has a starting time of 7:00 A.M. with a 0.75K swim, a 20K bike and a 5K run.
The swim will take place in Lake Mead with a water temperature expected to be around 76 Degrees (F). The Bike will be entirely within the Lake Mead National Park with low traffic and wide bike lanes. The Run will be entirely within the Lake Mead National Park with low traffic.

September 19 - 20 (PD) - I Heart Radio Music Festival. This was a HUGE music event, hosted at MGM Grand, and it should return in 2015. Unfortunately, the show organizers do wait until the last minute to post the next festival dates, so keep checking back.

September 19 - 20 - The Las Vegas Southwestern Women's Expo rolls into the Cashman Center (850 Las Vegas Blvd N.)for two special days where you can be pampered and shop till your heart's content. You'll be able to sample great food, watch fashion shows, enjoy seminars, relax and be entertained about things
relating to your health, life, and well being. The Expo is open 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. on Saturday and 11:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. on Sunday. Admission is $7.00 with children 12 and under FREE.

September 21 - Downtown Brew Festival at the Clark County Amphitheater (500 S. Grand Central Parkway) (MAP) should return. After being sold out last year, this is an event you want to attend if you love your beer. You'll find over 150 craft beers from over 50 breweries, live entertainment, music, and food trucks. You must be 21 or over to attend the event and they do require a valid photo ID. Ticket Pricing in the past was: $35 Presale, $45 at the door (6:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M.) - Early Entry Pricing is $45 Presale, $55 at the door (5:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M.) and the VIP Pavilion is $65 Presale, $75 at the door (5:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M.) There is also the standard Motley Brew Designated Driver ticket for $20 with free water available for all Designated Drivers.

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 25 - 28 (PD) - 15th Annual Super Run Classic Car Show presented by the Las Vegas Cruisin' Association should return to nearby Henderson. The event will be held at the Henderson Events Plaza, 200 South Water Street and the event is FREE to spectators, but there is a fee to enter your vehicle in the show. The show is open to all years, makes, and models of classic vehicles: Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles, and Special Interest Vehicles including Vintage, Classics, Street, Hot Rods, Muscle Cars, Street Rods, Companion Vehicles and Customs. Car participants will receive a goodie bag.

September 25 - 27 (PD) - Las Vegas Jazz Festival should return for 2015 to the J.W. Marriott Resort and Spa (Directions). Some of the featured acts last year were: Keith Sweat, Babyface, Ledisi, Selina Albright, Cameo, and more. This event usually has reserved outdoor seating in seven sections. Seats were available for single day, or 3 day purchase in the past.

September 26 - Asian Heritage Celebration at the beautiful Springs Preserve (MAP/Directions). There will be delicious food, a children's lantern parade, traditional music, dance performances, karaoke, origami activities and much more. The celebration runs from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. and tickets last year were (event prices will be posted closer to the actual event date) $5.00 for adults, $3 for children, children 4 and under are FREE. You can buy tickets on the webpage or at the door.

September 26 - 27 (PD) - Las Vegas Comic Expo - The location will either be the Riviera or the Convention Center. They 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.

October, 2015 

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

October 1 - 4 - Rockabilly Rockout will return to 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. After a successful launch in 2014, the second event should only get better.

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 2 - 4 (PD) - Route 91 Harvest Festival will be a country music fans dream and is promising to return to the empty lot across from Luxor. You'll see big-name country music artists perform, have great food, and plenty of vendors to shop.

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

October 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 3 - 4 - The 53rd 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 2 - 31 (PD) - Fright Dome at Circus Circus should 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.

October 4 - Ironman World Championships 70.3 miles. Competitors in this event, held in nearby Henderson, NV, will swim 1.2 miles at Lake Las Vegas, bike for 56 miles in and around Lake Mead, followed by a 13.1 mile run through Henderson. In 2011, 60,000 athletes competed in the Ironman competitions worldwide.

October 8 - 9 (PD) - The Sixth Annual Fall Beer Fest at Golden Nugget should return. 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 14 - 18 (PD) - Las Vegas Food Fest should return to its new location: The Linq. 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. Ticket prices in the past were: 5 day pass is $12, with a single day pass costing $10.00 and VIP tickets are $60.00 for one day..  Kids under 54" are FREE! We'll post the ticket page as soon as we find out it is live. The event hours are usually: Wednesday - Friday - 4:00 P.M. - Midnight, Saturday - Noon - Midnight, Sunday - Noon to 10:00 P.M.

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 17 - 18 - Tough Mudder returns to Lake Las Vegas (about 45 minutes outside of Vegas) (MAP) and is an event you will brag about finishing. This is not a race, but a challenge to be conquered. A 10 - 12 mile course designed to test all-around strength, stamina, teamwork, and mental grit.. You'll find a diverse group of obstacles that could include water, fire, balancing, pyramids, tunnels, walls, trench, and more. Check out the registration page. The events charity is the Wounded Warrior Project.

October 19 - 25 - 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 21 - 25 - The PBR World Finals buck their way into the Thomas & Mack Center for the richest bull riding event in the world. Attended by over 70,000 people in 2012, get your tickets early. They will feature spin-off events such as the PBR Fan Zone, a Kick-Off Party at the Fremont Street Experience, Rider Meet and Greets, Legends Reunions and event After Parties. The events kick off at 6:00 P.M. each night except Sunday, when they begin at 1:00 P.M. Tickets are available only in a 5-Day package for $170.00 - $1,270.00

October 23 - 24 (PD) - The 6th Annual Las Vegas AKI MATSURI Japanese Festival should return to the Rio Hotel Parking lot. You'll find Japanese foods, live performances, games, kids corner, crafts, karaoke contest, and Bon Odori Dancing. In 2014 Tickets were $6.00 in advance and $10.00 at the door. Last year, the hours were 2:00 P.M. - 12:00 A.M. on Friday and 11:00 A.M. to 12:00 A.M. on Saturday.

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 23 - 25 (PD) - Life Is Beautiful Festival should 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.

October 24 (PD) - The 21st Annual Las Vegas Greyhound Picnic in the Park & Adoption Reunion should be held at Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs (MAP). There will be food and fun to be had by all two and four legged attendees. If you don't have a greyhound, and are interested in adopting a retired racer, this is a great way to get to know this fantastic breed. Remember:"Make a fast friend, adopt a retired racer".

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.

October 31 (PD) - The Neon Museum should celebrate its third 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 (last year) an appearance by the cast of Evil Dead - The Musical. Last year you could 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).

November, 2015

November 1 - 7 (PD) - Southern Hills Hospital Balloon Festival benefiting High School to Healthcare Scholarship should return. 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 3 - 4 (PD) - The Red Bull Global Rallycross should be in Las Vegas for the fourth straight year, this year it should return to its new home:The Linq. This should be a great event for fans of motorsports. 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. Last year, Tickets for two days started 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 (PD) - 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 6 - 8 - 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 7 (PD) - Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival should return to the Clark County Library (1401 E. Flamingo Road - about a mile-and-a-half from the strip). There have been publishers, vendors, film screenings, panels, special guests, and more at previous events. Over 3,000 guests attended last years event, so be sure and come early. The event will be from 9:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. and admission is always FREE!

November 7 - 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 7 (PD) - Anime Vegas might 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 skipped 2014). 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 7 (PD) - 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 7 (PD) - 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 13 - 14 (PD) - Cigar Aficionado should return for its 20th 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 13 - 15 - 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 is open at the site link above. Course information, starting line, course map, and other important information can be found HERE.

November 11 - 17 (PD) - World Food Championship should return for its third 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 13 - January 3 (PD) - 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 14 (PD) - Brew's Best Hand Crafted Beer Winter Festival for local and national brewers should return 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. In years past, you could 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 14 - 15 (PD) - 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 14 (PD) - Lee's Discount Liquor 13th annual Wine Experience should return to the Westgate Las Vegas (Formerly the LVH). Tickets, in 2014, were $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 - 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 20 (PD) - The 16th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards should return to Las Vegas and to the MGM Grand Garden Arena. This will showcase some of the greatest talent Latin music.

November 21 (PD) - Sunset Park'd Food Truck Festival presented by the Clark County Parks and Recreation Department, should return for its third year. This is a FREE event and features 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 22 - January 4 - The Boulevard Pool at Cosmopolitan should be transformed into an ice skating rink again. 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 - January 11 - Ice Skating at the Caesars Chalet outdoor winter lodge experience should return to Caesars Palace for another season. Skate in half-hour sessions from 11:00 A.M. until 11:30 P.M. Admission is $20 ($19 if you are a Total Rewards Member) and will get you  90 minutes on the ice, with skates costing an additional $5.00. For $35.00, you can purchase an all-day pass and the pass will include skates. Expert ice skaters will offer hands-on assistance and skill demonstrations at the 2,100 square-foot LED-lit ice rink. Located across from the Absinthe tent in front of Caesars Palace.

November 26 - 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. Call 702-293-5000 and you must mention Turkey Trot to get the good rate.

November 27 - 29 (PD) - Motor Trend International Auto Show should return to the Las Vegas Convention Center. Friday, Saturday & Sunday hours are 9:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. Tickets, in the past, were $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.

November 27 - January 1 (PD) - "December to Remember" should return to the Boneyard of The Neon Museum. Their collection of more than 150 vintage neon signs will be illuminated with a special, holiday-inspired palette of lights - red, green, gold, blue, and white. All visitors of the Neon Boneyard taking a night tour will be able to experience this seasonal presentation. Ticket prices for night tours are $25 for general admission; seniors, students, active military,
veterans and Nevada residents are $22 (valid Nevada ID required for each discounted ticket: must show current ID upon arrival).

December, 2015

December 11 -  13 - CK Shows Coin and Currency shows will be held at the Riviera Hotel and Casino on the strip. If you are a numismatist and want to visit a Vegas-sized show, here you are! You'll find vendors, clubs, seminars and more. Ticket price is $3.00, but you can find a coupon for free admission on the site. Hours are Friday - Saturday 10:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M. and Sunday from 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. The Riviera also offers a special event room rate during the show.

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

2016

January, 2016

January 28 - 30 - National Field Archery Association will hold its Vegas Shoot at a to-be-announced location ( normally, 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

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.

June, 2016

June 1 - 5 - 4th Annual Romance Novel Convention. Come meet some of your favorite Romance novel authors and romance novel cover art models. Attend classes on writing your own romance novel, how to build a career writing romance novels and how to get your books published. The convention has come out with an All Inclusive package which is 5 days/4 Nights at Harrah's, all classes, events and meals.

July, 2016

July 4 - Independence Day in Las Vegas. Get ready for a celebration. A few tips can be found HERE.

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

January, 2017

January 28 - Come celebrate as Chinese New Year begins in Las Vegas! Come celebrate the Year of the Chicken. 

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.

June, 2017

June 7 - 11 - 5th Annual Romance Novel Convention. Come meet some of your favorite Romance novel authors and romance novel cover art models. Attend classes on writing your own romance novel, how to build a career writing romance novels and how to get your books published. The convention has come out with an All Inclusive package which is 5 days/4 Nights at Harrah's, all classes, events and meals.

July, 2017

July 4 - Independence Day in Las Vegas. Get ready for a celebration. A few tips can be found HERE.

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

February, 2018

February 16 - Come celebrate as Chinese New Year begins in Las Vegas! Come celebrate the Year of the Dog. 

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