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 (9500 S. Eastern Ave) (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 2016 in our favorite city from April 7 - September 5. 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 usually around $10.00 to $25.00 (+ Fees) each (subject to change) and will be available in March, 2016. Check their downloadable 2016 game schedule HERE to see who the 51s are playing while you're in town. Big League Weekend will be March 31 & April 1 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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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 $199.00 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 near 3rd & Fremont Street (your exact starting location will be provided on ticket purchase) Fridays and Saturdays in February tours last from 1:00 to 3:30 P.M. Starting March and lasting through December, tours run Tuesdays - Saturdays from 10:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. Tour stops can be found on their linked page. 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.

Banger Brewing Tours - Learn how they brew their favorite craft beers and about the fresh ingredients that Banger uses. Banger's free tours are limited to 6 people per tour (21 and older) Go to the linked page to see the calendar and check for availability. Tours are scheduled for 1:00, 3:00, 6:00, 8:00, and 10:00 P.M. (Check the calendar for available times as all tours are not available on all days.) Location map (450 Fremont Street inside the Neonopolis Complex, near Slotzilla) and directions for parking HERE.

American Casino Guide 2016 Edition
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By Steve Bourie

September, 2016

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 1 - 5 - Playing With Light at Springs Preserve (MAP). One of the traveling exhibits that will call Springs Preserve home for a while, PWL will allow you to explore ways in which science and physics create light. Many interactive exhibits and experiences will keep everyone challenged and intrigued. Free to members or with a paid general admission.

September 1 - 5 - Burning Man continues in 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 3 - The Wiz, presented by Broadway in The Hood @ The Smith Center's Reynolds Hall at 2:00 P.M. & 7:00 P.M. Tickets are $19.00 - $69.00

September 5 - Dive In Movies at Boulevard Pool at Cosmopolitan presents Dirty Dancing. Doors open at 7:00 P.M., movie at 7:30 P.M. Complimentary for hotel guests, non-hotel guests are $5.00

September 8 - 11 - 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. (Note: The website is being rebuilt, so you may have to go back. So far, the only page available is the "Store" page with early bird ticket specials.)

September 10 - Mrs. Vietnam World beauty pageant for married Vietnamese women from around the world will be held at the Orleans Showroom at 6:30 P.M. Tickets are $38.15/$59.95/$109.00

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, andMariachi bands. Find a great listing of events HERE.

September 13 - 18 - San Gennaro Feast, returns, but to a new address: 628 West Craig Road (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. General Admission is $9.00, and $8.00 for Seniors (65+) and Military. Children under 54" are FREE. Ride tickets are purchased on site. Really nice, new website!

September 15 - 17 - Joe Weider's Olympia Fitness & Performance Weekend should return to the Orleans Casino's Arena. This event is sanctioned by the International Federation of Bodybuilders Professional League (IFBB Pro League). Each night will have its own special events. Each night begins at 7:00 P.M. with Thursday night being "Meet the Olympians", Friday night is Mr. Olympia judging, Fitness, Bikini, and Ms. Olympia Finals and Saturday night is Figure, 212 Showdown & Mr. Olympia Finals. If you enjoy professional bodybuilding, this prestigious event is for you. Tickets in 2015 were $72.00/$88.00/$110.00/$132.00/$154.00/$176.00

September 16 - 17 - Las Vegas Pride will hold their annual parade and festival and Bally's is the host hotel.

September 16 - 17 - 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.

September 16 - 18 - The Las Vegas Greek Food Festival will be held at St. John Greek Orthodox Church (5300 S. El Camino Road). Admission is only $6.00, and there is free parking and shuttle buses, along with valet parking at the Festival Site (No parking on the neighborhood streets). There will be food, drinks, sweets, Greek bands, dancing, and a kids area. You can even tour the Church while you're there. For more up-to-date info, check their FACEBOOK page.
Hours for the Festival are:   
Friday 3:00 P.M. - 11:00 P.M.
Saturday Noon - 11:00 P.M.
Sunday Noon - 10:00 P.M.

September 17 - New Vista Wine Walk at Town Square takes place tonight from 7:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M. Taste some great wines, walk around Town Square on a
beautiful Las Vegas Saturday night, enjoy live music, great shopping and restaurants. There must be something right, this is the 12th year of this event which supports New Vista, a local non-profit of 30 years committed to providing intellectually challenged of all ages with equal support & opportunities. You'll receive custom wine glass & tasting passport for exploring 15 wine varietals from the US and world wineries. Town Square is located at 6605 Las Vegas Blvd South (just past Mandalay Bay, on the right). You can purchase tickets on the New Vista link above or at the door.

September 17 (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. We keep looking, but nothing definite yet. Keep checking with us as we'll update as we get some information. The event was not held in 2015, but they promise to bring it back for 2016...UPDATE: As of 8/24/16 their site is no longer up. We will keep checking, but it looks like this Festival is no more.

September 19 - January 8, 2017 - Science Fiction, Science Future comes to Springs Preserve (MAP). One of the traveling exhibits that will call Springs Preserve home for a while, SFSF brings science of the future into the present, sending visitors on a unique journey filled with science exploration, curiosity and discovery. Many interactive and engaging exhibits and experiences will keep everyone's mind and body challenged. Free to members or with a paid general admission.

 

September 20 - October 2 - Beautiful - The Carole King Musical @ The Smith Center's Reynolds Hall. Tickets are $29 - $127

September 21 - The biggest cyclocross race in America: CrossVegas should return to the Desert Breeze Soccer Complex, just minutes from the Strip. This event attracts an increasingly elite field of U.S. and foreign racers as well as over 10,000 spectators. If you're a fan of competitive cycling, this is an event you'll enjoy

September 22 - 25 - 16th Annual Super Run Classic Car Show presented by the Las Vegas Cruisin' Association returns 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 23 - 24 - I Heart Radio Music Festival. This was a HUGE music event, hosted at MGM Grand, and it should return in 2016. An article HERE talks about the MGM Resorts village on September 19. (01/17/16 Update) You can get your tickets to the Daytime Village on Saturday, September 24, across from Luxor, HERE for $49.00 plus fees.

September 23 - 25 - 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 23 - 25 (PD) - Las Vegas Jazz Festival should return for 2016, and at a new venue: The Henderson Pavilion (Map/Directions). Last year's headlining acts included: Erykah Badu, Toni Braxton, The Isley Brothers, and Anthony Hamilton.  Look for all the acts on the jump page. The Festival usually runs:
Friday, September 25 3:30 P.M. - 10:00 P.M. Tickets are usually $55.00 - $325.00
Saturday, September 26 11:30 A.M. - 10:00 P.M. Tickets are usually $55.00 - $325.00
Sunday, September 27 Noon - 10:00 P.M. Tickets are usually $55.00 - $325.00
Three Day Tickets run $165.00/$225.00/$255.00/$345.00/$375.00/$750.00/$825.00/$975.00
UPDATE: As of 8/24/16 their site is no longer up. We will keep checking, but it looks like this Festival is no more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 23 - 25 - The Life is Beautiful Festival will return to Downtown. LIB is a three-day music, food and arts festival that plans to attract thousands of locals and tourists to the downtown area.

September 24 - Asian Heritage Celebration at the beautiful Springs Preserve (MAP/Directions) should return. 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 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.

September 30 - October 2 - Route 91 Harvest Festival will be a country music fans dream and will 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. Keep checking their site for a listing of artists performing.

October, 2016

*All Month - Science Fiction, Science Future comes to Springs Preserve (MAP). One of the traveling exhibits that will call Springs Preserve home for a while,
SFSF brings science of the future into the present, sending visitors on a unique journey filled with science exploration, curiosity and discovery. Many interactive and engaging exhibits and experiences will keep everyone's mind and body challenged. Free to members or with a paid general admission.

October 1 - Rhino Linings 350 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race will be held at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Tickets are very affordable at only
$24.00/$39.00 (+ fees).

October 1 - Grapes & Hops Festival at Springs Preserve (MAP). Sample fine wines, a unique selection of beers and food from some of Las Vegas' finest restaurants-while helping to raise money for a good cause (Par for The Cure) dedicated to raising funds for breast cancer research. This even will go from 5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. and you must be 21 and over to attend. Ticket prices will be announced closer to the event.

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 1st & 2nd - Route 91 Harvest Festival, a country music fans dream, will hold its final two days of great music at the empty lot across from Luxor. You'll see big-name country music artists perform, have great food, and plenty of vendors to shop. Keep checking their site for a listing of artists performing.

October 1 - 2 - The 54th 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). Boulder City is about a 30 minute drive from Las Vegas, find a map HERE.

October 2 - 31 (PD) - Fright Dome at Circus Circus should return again. 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 2 - Ironman World Championships in Henderson has been discontinued..

October 6 - 9 (PD) - The Elite & Just Clean VW Show should return to the Town Square Mall, south of Mandalay Bay (6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South). There will be Cruise on the first night, a cruise on the second night to Findlay VW, a car show and more. For up-to-the minute information, check out their Facebook page.

October 6 - 9 - Great American Foodie Fest returns to our favorite city and to a new location Sunset Station (1301 W. Sunset Road in Henderson). You'll find
over 50 of the nation's best food trucks and specialty food vendors to make your culinary day! Also, you'll find carnival rides, cooking demonstrations, a
beer garden and a live DJ. What a great day. Tickets are $8.00 presale (4 Day Pass w/unlimited reentry) or $10.00 at the gate (4 Day Pass w/unlimited reentry).
Hours: Thursday - 5:00 P.M. - 11:00 P.M.
Friday - 5:00 P.M. - 11:00 P.M.
Saturday - Noon - 11:00 P.M.
Sunday - Noon - 10:00 P.M.

October 7 - Love & Vine Wine Festival (Formerly called Festivino) will be held at Venetian's Azure Pool. Only Master Chefs of France title holders will be
on hand to share their special menus prepared for this event. Excellent food, paired with excellent wines, makes for an excellent evening. The event takes
place from 7:00 P.M. to 10:30 P.M. and tickets are $104.58 each, or $185.72 for a couple.

October 7 & 8 - RiSE Lantern Festival at the Mojave will take place at the Moapa River Reservation off exit 75, 32 miles NE of Las Vegas. This event is unique in that it promotes sustainability, with 100% biodegradable lanterns, and meaningfulness as you inscribe your lantern with a message that means the most to you before releasing it into the sky. The video on the home page is stunning. Tickets for adults are $89-$109 and children 3-10 are $59-$69 with an accompanying adult. Parking is available for $25/vehicle and shuttles will leave from Paris Las Vegas and are $39 per person. Shuttles will run to the venue from 3:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. and return trips will begin at 8:30 P.M. (with the last shuttle leaving at 11:00 P.M.).

October 7-8 - Frozen Fury finally hits Las Vegas! The L.A. Kings take on the Dallas Stars and Colorado Avalanche. Check the site for correct day/team schedule and ticket prices.

October 7 - 9 - The 9th annual Lebanese American Festival, hosted by St. Sharbel Maronite Catholic Church, will be held at 10325 Rancho Destino Rd. (MAP) Friday from 4:00 P.M.-11:00 P.M., Saturday from 2:00 P.M.-11:00 P.M. and Sunday from Noon-8:00 P.M. There will be vendors, music, feed, carnival rides, folklore dance performances and a beer & wine bar. Admission is only $3 while children 10 & under and Active Duty Military (With ID) and their immediate family are Free.

October 8 - The 7th Annual Las Vegas AKI MATSURI Japanese Festival will return to the Rio Hotel Parking lot. You'll find Japanese foods, live performances, games, kids corner, crafts, karaoke contest, and Bon Odori Dancing. Tickets are $6.00 for adults and $3.00 for children under 12. The hours will be from 10:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Saturday.

October 8 - 9 - The 8th Annual Rose Regatta Dragon Boat Race and Festival will be held at Lake Las Vegas raising money for breast cancer support services in Southern Nevada. The goal is to raise $100,000 supporting the R.E.D. Rose Program at Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican and they are well on their way. This will be a good time, so go out and support this worthy cause.

October 8 (PD) - Bugorama will be held at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Complete with a car show, drag races, vendor alley and swap meet this one's got it all. Admission is $20.00 for adults, $15.00 for kids 6 - 12, and kids under 6 are FREE. If you're a VW Bug fan, or just enjoy a car show, don't miss this one.

October 9 - Olate Dogs (Winners of "America's Got Talent) @ Hard Rock Casino's Vinyl at 3:00 P.M. Tickets are $31.50/$43.25/$69.25

October 13 - 15 - Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction returns 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.
Ticket Prices Are: Thursday/Friday/Saturday/3-Day Pass w/Advance Purchase. Add $5.00-$15.00 to purchase at the Gate.
Child (6-12) $10.00/$10.00/$15.00/$30.00
Senior (55+), Military, Student $15.00/$15.00/$20.00/$45.00
Adult $20.00/$20.00/$25.00/$55.00

October 13 & 15 - The L.A. Lakers play two date in Las Vegas. They take on the Sacramento Kings (October 13 - 7:30 P.M.) and the Golden State Warriors (October 15 - 7:00 P.M.). Tickets are $31.90/$50.70/$65.80/$91.80/$119.15/$171.20/$528.50/$580.55 (Either Game!)

October 14 - 15 - The 10th annual Las Vegas Culture Festival returns 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 14 - 16 - Vegas Internet Mafia Family Picnic returns. Featuring movers and shakers in the Las Vegas podcasting, blogs, and entertainment industries.

October 14 - 16 - Haunted Harvest at Springs Preserve. (MAP) The yearly family-friendly event featuring a haunted hay maze, ghost stories, trick or treat stations,
carnival games, a petting zoo, crafts, family bingo, live entertainment and much more returns. For an additional $3 (members)/$5 (non-members) you can take
a "Haunted" train ride down the Preserve trails. This event is from 5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. and ticket prices will be announced closer to the event.

October 15 - The 2016 Monster Energy Cup returns to Sam Boyd Stadium. (Use the Sam Boyd Stadium link to purchase tickets.) Tickets are $56.00/$66.00/$76.00. 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 12:00 with qualifying and practice with the main event beginning at 6:00 P.M.

October 15 - New Vista Wine Walk at Town Square takes place tonight from 7:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M. Taste some great wines, walk around Town Square on a beautiful Las Vegas Saturday night, enjoy live music, great shopping and restaurants. There must be something right, this is the 12th year of this event which supports New Vista, a local non-profit of 30 years committed to providing intellectually challenged of all ages with equal support & opportunities. You'll receive custom wine glass & tasting passport for exploring 15 wine varietals from the US and world wineries. Town Square is located at 6605 Las Vegas Blvd South (just past Mandalay Bay, on the right). You can purchase tickets on the New Vista link above or at the door.

October 15 - 16 - Red Bull Air Race World Championship returns to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. This is one of only eight races that takes place on four
continents. Tickets are very affordable, showing $13.00 on Ticketmaster's website for Saturday or weekend tickets with hangar access going for only $49.00.

October 15 - 17 - Sportscards & Collectibles Show at the Galleria Mall at Sunset Station should be returning. 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 20 - 23 (PD) - Southern Hills Hospital Balloon Festival benefiting High School to Healthcare Scholarship should return for its fifth year. Celebrate Halloween and Nevada Day Weekend with balloon launches, a haunted maze, amusement rides, and trick-or-treating with balloon pilots.

October 21 - 23 - Haunted Harvest at Springs Preserve. (MAP) The yearly family-friendly event featuring a haunted hay maze, ghost stories, trick or treat stations,
carnival games, a petting zoo, crafts, family bingo, live entertainment and much more returns. For an additional $3 (members)/$5 (non-members) you can take
a "Haunted" train ride down the Preserve trails. This event is from 5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. and ticket prices will be announced closer to the event.

October 22 - Downtown Brew Festival at the Clark County Amphitheater (500 S. Grand Central Parkway) (MAP) returns. 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. Tickets for this year's Festival go on sale in June.

October 27 - 30 - NHRA Toyota Nationals (part of the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series) will be held at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Come see the Top Fuel,
Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle races. There's a lot at stake, don't miss the action. Single day admissions are $37.00/$47.00/$57.00 and
$58.00/$68.00/$78.00 (depending on the day of the week you choose) and 4-Day Weekend Packages are $128.00/$148.00 (Adults - Check the site for Child and
Junior Pricing).

October 28 - Deepak Chopra: The Future of Well Being at The Smith Center's Reynolds Hall at 7:30 P.M. Tickets are $35.00 - $175.00

October 28 - 31 (PD) - The 7th Annual Dia de los Muertos Festival, sponsored by Leticia's Mexican Cocina, will be held at 7585 Norman Rockwell Lane (On Farm & Durango, across from Albertson's). This event will feature food, live entertainment, arts & crafts vendors and a bar. You can enjoy the car show, entertainment (featuring Randy Anderson Band, Claudine Castro Band, and a live Mariachi band among others), or have fund at the carnival. See the attached poster for more information.

October 28 - 31 - Haunted Harvest at Springs Preserve. (MAP) The yearly family-friendly event featuring a haunted hay maze, ghost stories, trick or treat stations,
carnival games, a petting zoo, crafts, family bingo, live entertainment and much more returns. For an additional $3 (members)/$5 (non-members) you can take
a "Haunted" train ride down the Preserve trails. This event is from 5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. and ticket prices will be announced closer to the event.

October 29 - The Fitish & Fantasy Halloween Ball returns to Hard Rock Hotel's The Joint at 10:00 P.M. and doesn't stop until 4:00 A.M. This yearly costume event is sinfully good. Tickets were $76.75 (last year, keep checking for updated pricing). See their website HERE, NSFW (You must be 18 to view).

October 29 - 30 - 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 31 (PD) - The Neon Museum should celebrate its fourth birthday (and Nevada Day) 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).

October 31 - November 6 - Shriners Hospital for Children Open (FedEx Cup) at TPC Summerlin. Last year, the event became 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.

November, 2016

*All Month - Science Fiction, Science Future comes to Springs Preserve (MAP). One of the traveling exhibits that will call Springs Preserve home for a while,
SFSF brings science of the future into the present, sending visitors on a unique journey filled with science exploration, curiosity and discovery. Many interactive and engaging exhibits and experiences will keep everyone's mind and body challenged. Free to members or with a paid general admission.

November 1 - 6 - Shriners Hospital for Children Open (FedEx Cup) at TPC Summerlin. Last year, the event became 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.

November 2 - 6 - The PBR World Finals buck their way into the new Las Vegas Arena 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 for the 5 Day Series Event are $196.20/$277.95/$468.70/$545.00/$686.70/$1,367.95

November 1 - 2 - The Red Bull Global Rallycross should be in Las Vegas for the fifth 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 1 - 4 - 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 4 - 6 - 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 ticket prices will be announced closer to the event, but in the past were $10.00 for adults and $6.00 for children (save $1/ticket if you buy your ticket online in advance).

November 5 - 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 5 - The 12th Annual Subie Invasion, presented by Zenkai Motorsports and Subaru of Las Vegas should return to 3755 South Las Vegas Blvd (Past Monte Carlo and across the street 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 5 - Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival returns 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 3,500 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 10 - 13 - 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 - 13 - Cigar Aficionado returns for its 21st annual Big Smoke in Las Vegas at The Mirage.Tickets are $625.00 for the weekend event and $325.00 for just the evening events of the weekend (add $50.00 to both for VIP entry). You will receive an e-ticket after purchase.

November 11 - January 2 (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 $20/vehicle with special discounts if you make a clothing donation to Goodwill. 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 12 (PD) - Vegas Veterans Day Chilifest and Car Show (sanctioned by the International Chili Society), beauty contest, and Car Show should return to Circus Circus along with a car show open to all models. Tasting kit/admission is $5.00.

November 12 - Sunset Park'd Food Truck Festival presented by the Clark County Parks and Recreation Department, returns for its fourth year. This is a FREE event and features over 30 Food Trucks, Live Music, and activities for both Children and Adults. The event will be from 12:00 - 8:00 P.M. at Sunset Park (2601 East Sunrise - MAP)

November 12 (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 13 (PD) - The Mob Museum usually 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 17 (PD) - The 17th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards will return to Las Vegas and to the MGM Grand Garden Arena. This will showcase some of the greatest talent Latin music.

November 19 - January 3 (PD) - 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 Wednesday - 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 21 - January 3 with hours from 12:00 P.M. to Midnight.

November 22 - 27 - Irving Berlin's White Christmas @ The Smith Center's Reynolds Hall. Tickets are $29 - $127

November 24 - BBSC Running 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 Hoover Dam Lodge giving a special rate for runners. Call 800-245-6380and you must mention Turkey Trot to get the good rate.

November 24 - 25 - The Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational for college basketball should return to the Orleans Arena starting at 12:00 P.M. both days. This season's field includes:University of California, West Virginia University, San Diego State University, University of Richmond, East Carolina University, Sam Houston State University, University of Arkansas Little Rock, Bethune-Cook University and Stetson University.Tickets are only sold as a 2-Day package only and the participating teams are TBA and are $47.00/$67.00/$127.00/$157.00

November 25 - 27 - 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 are $10 with children 12 and under FREE (with a paid adult). There are not many other details at this posting, just click the link to see what's been updated.

November 25 - January 1 (PD) - "December to Remember" should return to the Boneyard of The Neon Museum. Their collection of more than 200 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).

November 27 - December 1 (PD) - For the 8th year, look for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion's Week to return to Vegas. A week long celebration of the 2016 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, 2016

December (All Month) -  Away from home for the holidays? Then get by Glittering Lights at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Enjoy the 2.5 MILES of Christmas lights and displays, that over 1 million people have seen the displays in the 13 years they've been in operation. Admission is only $20/vehicle w/special discounts if you make a clothing donation to Goodwill. See the website for which days/discounts are available. The hours of operation are Sunday - Thursday 5:30 P.M.- 9:00 P.M. and Friday - Saturday from 5:30 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.

December (All Month) - The annual"December to Remember" should return to the Boneyard of The Neon Museum. Their collection of more than 200 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 have been $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 should be transformed into an ice skating rink as in years past. 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 Wednesday - Sunday from 6:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. Tickets prices have been $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 usually open Monday - Friday from 3:00 P.M. to Midnight, Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 P.M. to Midnight. Holiday Hours are December 21 - January 3 with hours from 12:00 P.M. to Midnight.

December (All Month) - Science Fiction, Science Future comes to Springs Preserve (MAP). One of the traveling exhibits that will call Springs Preserve home for a while, SFSF brings science of the future into the present, sending visitors on a unique journey filled with science exploration, curiosity and discovery.
Many interactive and engaging exhibits and experiences will keep everyone's mind and body challenged. Free to members or with a paid general admission.

November 27 - December 1 (PD) - For the 8th year, look for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion's Week to return to Vegas. A week long celebration of the 2016 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 1 - 10 - 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 in 2014 of 177,565 fans 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 1 - 11 - The 21th anniversary of the Stetson Country Christmas at the Sands Expo Center should return. 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 1 - 10 - The 12th anniversary of the Roper Cowboy Marketplace should 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 2 - 4 (PD) - 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 and should return. This will be the 14th 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 3 (PD) - Brew's Best Hand Crafted Beer Winter Festival for local and national brewers is now at Town Square Las Vegas (South End of the Strip - past Mandalay Bay @ 6605 Las Vegas Blvd South). There will be between 90 to 130 different beers, ales and ciders for you to sample. You must be 21 or older to participate. Tickets are $30.00 and include a beer sampling kit (Beer mug and tasting guide). The event will be from 1:00 - 6:00 P.M. Live music will be provided.

December 3 - The fifth annual "Suite Holidays Tour & Tasting" should be held and presented by Junior Achievement. In the past, the most exclusive suites of Aria, Bellagio, MGM Grand, Vdara, and Mandarin Oriental (more to be announced soon) granted 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. Individual tickets purchased before November 1 are $175.00, after that, individual tickets are $200.00

December 3 - The 11th annual Las Vegas Great Santa Run benefiting Opportunity Village takes place in Downtown Las Vegas. Choose from a 5K run or a one-mile walk. For your $30 registration fee you'll get a five-piece Santa suit, a runner goody bag and a commemorative medal from the event sponsors. Bring a canine companion for $10 more and receive a doggie bag full of treats. Shape Magazine named this run one of the Top 10 Costume Runs in the world last year. The event had 8,000 Santas last year, but is looking for 10,000 this year. The event schedule is HERE.

December 8 - 10 - The Boyd Gaming Chute-Out will be held at the Orleans Arena beginning at 2:00 P.M.each day. Each afternoon, there will be three rounds of competition between professional riders culminating on the final day of competition where a champion will be crowned. With $200,000 up for grabs, the rideers will have a chance to showcase their special skills in front of fans seated close to the action. You'll also have an opportunity to interact with the riders. Tickets are $30.00/$40.00 with a three-day pass available for $80.00/$110.00.

December 9 - 11 - 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.

December 12 - Celebrate the birthday of Frank Sinatra. Leader of the Rat Pack, star of the original Ocean's 11 (1960) and all around cool cat.

December 17 - The 25th edition of the Las Vegas Bowl should 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 prices have been $25.00/$35.00/$45.00/$65.00/$75.00/$110.00 with VIP seating available for $150.00/$250.00

December 22 - 23 - The Las Vegas Classic basketball tournament returns to the Orleans Arena at 12:00 both days. This year's teams include Colorado, SMU, Penn State, Kent State, Nicholis State, Hampton, Louisiana Monroe & Canisius. Tickets are sold as a 2-Day package only for $47.00/$67.00/$107.00 with 4 games each day.

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

2017

January, 2017

January 1 - 8 - Science Fiction, Science Future comes to Springs Preserve (MAP). One of the traveling exhibits that will call Springs Preserve home for a while,
SFSF brings science of the future into the present, sending visitors on a unique journey filled with science exploration, curiosity and discovery. Many interactive and engaging exhibits and experiences will keep everyones mind and body challenged. Free to members or with a paid general admission.

January 3 - 8 - Fun Home (Broadway Musical) @ The Smith Center's Reynolds Hall. Tickets are $29 - $127

January 5 - 8 - 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 postedon the CES website under Registration>Hotel. CES features key products from categories such as automotive, electronics, audio, computer hardware and software, digital health and fitness, video, entertainment/content, content distribution, lifestyle electronics, connected home products, Internet-based multimedia services, digital imaging, emerging technology, electronic gaming, wireless and wireless devices, and telecommunications infrastructure...whew!

January 8 - Elvis was born in Tupelo, Mississippi and today would've been his 80th birthday. Why not spend the day celebrating the man that is synonymous with our favorite city! 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 or vow renewal!

January 8 - 23 (PD) - The 15th Annual Las Vegas Jewish Film Festival should be held over three weekends. Tickets are free to educators and students, and everyone else pays only $10.00 each for tickets to any one film in the festival. The films will be shown at The Adelson Educational Campus, South Point's Cinemark Century Theaters and at the Palms Hotel's Brenden Theatres. Check the site for exact dates, films and times.

January 11 - 15 - World Class Curling competition, known as The Continental Cup, should return to The Orleans Arena. Attendance in 2014 set a record of 51,215 over four days. The event is sponsored by the Canadian Curling Association and USA Curling and is part of the Canadian Association's Season of Champions. Competition begins at 12:00 P.M. and ticket availability and pricing will be available soon.

January 13 - 15 - Otakon Vegas should return to Las Vegas for its fourth 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. The registration rates in 2015 were:
Online registration (Non-Members): $60 Weekend
Online registration (Otakorp Members): $39 Weekend
At the door: $65 Weekend / $45 Friday or Saturday/ $30 Sunday Only

January 13 - 15 - The Mountaintop, presented by Broadway in The Hood @ The Smith Center's Troesh Studio Theater Tickets are $34.00

January 17 - 22 - Motown the Musical @ The Smith Center's Reynolds Hall. Tickets are $29 - $127

January 18 - 21 - The Adult Entertainment Expo (AEE) return to the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. "The Worlds Largest Adult Extravaganza" returns as a lead-in to the Adult Video News Awards on the 23rd.. Tickets last year were: $80.00/$100.00/$120.00/$300.00/$450.00

January 20 - 22 - The combination event: Las Vegas Antique Arms Show, International Sporting Arms Show, Invitational Knifemakers Show will be held at a new venue since the Riviera closed (Location TBA soon)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 20 - 22 (PD) - 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 can be found HERE. Tuscany Suites Hotel & Casino is the host hotel.

January 21 - 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/$350.00/$500.00/$1,000.00/$2,500.00

January 25 - 28 - The 27th Annual Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction by Mecum Auctions returns 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 1,000 motorcycles on the block.

January 26 - The 7th Annual Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction by Bonhams returns 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 27 - 29 - National Field Archery Association should 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 3,000 archers and thousands more in spectators. You can find information on accommodations HERE.

January 27 - 30 - The 8th Annual Afro-Latin Festival will be held at Harrah's Resort Casino. There will be three workshop rooms with all kinds of dance disciplines and three party rooms at night with Salsa, ChaChaCha, Bachata, Merengue, Kizomba, Semba and Kuduro. The Dance Party will go until 6:00 A.M. Their $50/night Double rate waives the resort fee, so check the website. All access tickets for the three day event runs $125.00, but there is an early bird special for $89.00 if you act quickly.

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.

February 3 - 5 - Frontline Gaming's Las Vegas Open returns, and comes to a new venue - Ballys. "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 3 - 5 - Ain't Misbehavin', presented by Broadway in The Hood @ The Smith Center's Cabaret Jazz Tickets are $34.00

February 5 - Super Bowl 51 will be held at NRG Stadium, home of the Texans, in Houston Texas. 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 - 11 - The 13th Annual Dam Short Film Festival takes place at the Boulder Theatre in nearby Boulder City, Nevada (30 Minutes away - Directions MAP). Their goal is to present the highest-quality short films for attending audiences to enjoy. 2015 Festival Tickets were an inexpensive $9.00 per program with each program containing between 4 and 8 films. Sounds like a good time.

February 9 - 12 - Creation Entertainment's Salute to Supernatural will be held at The Rio Hotel. This is their only convention that will take place over four days and stars Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki should return. Many other stars have appearances in the past: Misha Collins (Castiel), Richard Speight Jr. (Trickster), Jim Beaver (Bobby) and Mark Sheppard (Crowley) among others. Check their website for up-to-the-minute updates.

February 14 - 19 - Finding Neverland @ The Smith Center's Reynolds Hall. Tickets are $29 - $127

February 18 (PD) - The 28th Annual Splendor in the Glass wine and beer tasting should take place in the ballroom at the Westgate Las Vegas from 3:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. benefiting Southern Nevada Public Television. Tickets are $85.00 in advance or $100 at the door. You can purchase from the linked page or go to Lee's Discount Liquor, Whole Foods, or Total Wine. There will be wines and beers from 60 wineries and breweries, hot and cold hors d'oeuvres, live music and silent auctions. You must be 21 or older to attend.

February 23 - 27 - High Roller Scooter Rally returns to their new host hotel: The Downtown Grand. This joint US/UK event will feature a Poker Walk, Foodie events, and a Scooter Show and Shine.

February 26 - The 9th annual Scale the Strat will be held at, where else, The Stratosphere Tower at 7:00 A.M.. 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.

February 25 - Look for the return of Mardi Gras Vegas at Springs Preserve (MAP) as they celebrate Cajun and Creole cuisine, music and culture. You'll find live
music, great food and a great time. Admission to this event is separate ( usually, around $6) and does not include access to indoor museums and galleries.

February 25 (PD) - Divas' Day Out, Las Vegas' Largest Women's Event, should return to South Point Hotel & Casino. You'll find over 175 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 the cast of Divas, and men from Austrailia's Thunder from Down Under. No ticket prices are listed that we could find.

February 25 - March 4 (PD) - The Tribal Massive, (First Week) internationally acclaimed immersive Bellydance College should return to Las Vegas for its first 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.

February 26 - Hot Chocolate 15K/5K series benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities will be run. This year's location will be The Linq. The 5K will begin at 7:00 A.M. and the 15K will start at 8:00 A.M. This event has a cool swag bag for each runner. The chocolate that is served is gluten free and has no compounds and is nut and dairy free. You can find a course layout/participant guide HERE

March, 2017

March 1 - 4 - The Tribal Massive, (First Week) internationally acclaimed immersive Bellydance College should continue in Las Vegas for its first 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 1 - 5 - 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 2 - April 6 (PD) - Fremont Street Experience presents the 7th Annual Downtown Hoopstown for college basketball fans. The four blocks underneath the Viva Vision canopy will be lined with college banners and will feature acts as the stage production show Hardwood Hotties featuring American Idol Season 6 Finalist Haley Scarnato, an interactive High Hoops Zone, the world's largest NCAA bracket and a special basketball-themed show on the Viva Vision canopy.

March 2 - 3 (PD) - World of Outlaws Sprint Cars returns 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 3 - 5 - The International Rugby Board brings Round 5 of the 17th 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 usually go from $25 to $700, so get yours early as the prices go up at the end of the year. With attendance in 2016 of 80,138 over its 3-day competition, good tickets will go fast.

March 4 (PD) - Local Brews, Local Grooves Craft Beer, Food and Music Festival @ Mandalay Bay's House of Blues. Four bands and eight breweries are currently
on the listing (subject to change). Ticketing: General Admission is $20 (Entry Only) with General Admission + All-You-Can-Drink Beer samples tickets are $35.00 in advance or $45.00 Day of Show.

March 4 - The Inaugural Boneyard Ball will be held at the Neon Museum. "A Vintage Vegas soiree like none other", click the link for more updated information.

March 6 - 10 (PD) - The Tribal Massive, (Second Week) internationally acclaimed immersive Bellydance College should return 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 10 - 12 - 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.

March 11 - Run Away with Cirque du Soleil at Springs Preserve (MAP). Join dozens of artists from Cirque du Soleil's Las Vegas shows and more than 1,000
community members for a 5K run or 1-mile fun walk at Run Away with Cirque du Soleil at the Springs Preserve. Run or walk with your favorite Cirque du
Soleil artists at this annual event that includes music from cast and crew, photo opportunities with performers and a circus play area for children. This event will be from 7:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. Reservations are required. Reservation information and ticket prices will be announced closer to the event.

March 14 - 17 - Matilda the Musical @ The Smith Center's Reynolds Hall. Tickets are $29 - $127

March 16 - 18 (PD) - Monster Jam World Finals XVII should return to Sam Boyd Stadium. If you feel the need for monster trucks, speed and hair-raising stunts, then get your tickets now. This is a fun event for the whole family. Tickets are available for $80.00 for Friday + Saturday Combo seats or Double Down Seats are $180.00 (which include a whole list of extras-go to the site to read about it). The event begins at 5:30 P.M. on Thursday and at 7:00 P.M. on Friday & Saturday.

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 - 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. We'll update the 2016 dates as soon as we can. Last years schedule was:
First Four - March 17 - 18    Second Round - March 19 - 20    Third Round - March 20 - 22
Sweet Sixteen - March 26 - 28    Elite Eight - March 27 - 29    Final Four - April 4

March 17 - 19 (PD) - Wizard World's Las Vegas Comic Con should return to the Las Vegas Convention Center (as of this posting, there was nothing on their website yet, but we're hopeful) (MAP). You'll find movies, comics, toys, video gaming, tv, graphic novels, horror, wrestling, MMA, art, collectibles and more at Las Vegas' newest Con. Norman Reedus, Michael Cudlitz, David Morrissey, Steven Yeun, Michael Rooker, Elvira, Diva Paige, Phil Ortiz, Bruce Campbell, Emily Kinney, Salvador Larroca, and Seth Gilliam are scheduled to appear (subject to changes). Hours and admission prices for 2015 were (subject to change):
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).**

March 18 (PD) - BBSC Endurance Running should present 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 starts at 8:00 A.M., a 12K Course starts at 8:05 A.M., a 5K Run/Walk starting at 8:15 A.M., and a 1 Mile Stroll starting at 8:15 A.M. You must pre-register for this event, there is NO race day registration.The Hoover Dam Lodge is giving a special rate for runners. Call 800-245-6380 and mention Six Tunnels Half Marathon to get the good rate.

March 18 - 19 - Super, Sprint, and Kids 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.

March 24 - 25 - The Stellar Gospel Music Awards will be held at the Orleans Arena over 2 Days & 3 Shows. The Pre-Show is Friday, at 7:00 P.M. and tickets
are $45.00. The Announcers Showcase is Saturday at 11:00 A.M. and tickets are $35.00. The Music Awards show is Saturday at 6:00 P.M. and tickets are
$50.00/$60.00/$85.00/$125.00/$200.00

March 24 - 26 - Writer's Block, presented by Broadway in The Hood @ The Smith Center's Troesh Studio Theater Tickets are $14.00

March 27 (PD) - One Night for One Drop should return, but this time to The Smith Center's Reynolds Hall at 7:00 P.M. The show, imagined by Cirque Du Soleil, supports the One Drop Foundation which benefits those without access to safe water around the world as well as local projects in Southern Nevada focusing on youth education, water conservation and sustainable living programs. Tickets are $104.00/$129.00/$179.00/$229.00/$329.00

March 30 - 31 (PD) - Big League Weekend returns to Cashman Field for its 26th year! The Chicago Cubs will make it their 12th straight appearances for BLW and this year will take on the the New York Mets (their 3rd appearance at BLW) for two games (Thursday & Friday). The Cubs have sold out 16 games of their last 11 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.

April, 2017

April - Las Vegas 51s, Triple-A affiliate of the New York Mets, will begin their season this month. Be sure and check out the schedule and cheer for the Las Vegas home team. We'll post the schedule after it's announced.

April 1 (PD) -  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. Limited to 300 cyclists. Host hotel info is on their page.

April 1 - 3 (PD) - 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. Final Four is April 1, with the Championship Game on April 3.

April 2 (PD) - Extreme Thing should return to Desert Breeze Park (MAP). Last held in 2014, the promoters skipped 2015. Extreme Thing is an action sports/music/festival with quite a lot going on. There will be stages featuring top national acts, separate stages for up-and-coming bands, DJ Stages, Pro BMX challenges, Amateur BMX skate & scooter competition, Meet-N-Greets with the athletes and bands, merchandise, etc. We'll post links to ticketing information, hours, etc as they are updated on the site.

April 3 - 4 (PD) - Major League Baseball's opening days! Squeeze into your favorite sports book (between all the March Madness fans) and enjoy the boys of summer.

April 4 - 8 - The Nth Ultimate Whisky Experience returns to the Encore at Wynn Las Vegas. Ticket prices are not announced yet, but in 2016 there were three levels of Experiences: The Companion ($295.00 - NO Whiskey Samples, ), The Connoisseur ($525.00), and The High Roller ($2,495.00). This event will feature like-minded whisky lovers, whisky masters and a line up of great tastings. (Spelling is theirs). Keep checking their site for updates.

April 7 - 9 (PD) - Pirate Fest should invade Las Vegas (2016's rainstorms hurt them) 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 8 (PD) - Great Vegas Festival of Beer should return to Downtown Las Vegas in Fremont East. There will be talks, demos and guided tastings along with a Gastropub specialty menu to go along with the event. 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 12/13/15, you can save $15 per ticket, purchase by 02/28/16 and save $10.00 per ticket, or purchase by 04/09/16 and save $5.00 per ticket. So make your plan and save yourself some money! Not planning on drinking, or are you the designated driver? Get a Designated Driver ticket for $20.00 and you can attend and enjoy the festivities.

April 11 - 16 - An American in Paris @ The Smith Center's Reynolds Hall. Tickets are $29 - $127

April 13 - 17 - Viva Las Vegas Car Show and Rockabilly Weekend (20) returns to the Orleans Hotel and Casino. A great weekend of rockabilly music, cars, exhibits, vendors, bands, events, pool parties, and burlesque shows. There are going to be a lot of bands at this event, so click HERE to see the list.

April 20 - 26 - 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.

April 22 - 23 - Las Vegas City of Lights Jazz and R&B Festival should be held for its 24th year at the Clark County Gov't Amphitheater (500 S. Grand Central Parkway) (MAP). Tickets are on sale now at all three Mr. Bills Pipe and Tobacco Stores or through a link on their site. Tickets are $111.50 in advance or cash
ONLY at the festival box office at the event. Children 13 - 17 are $25 at the door and 12 and under are free.

April 26 - 29 - Laughlin River Run, Riding the River for 35 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 27 - 30 - The 4th Annual Las Vegas Black Film Festival will be held celebrating the Black Impact on the Big Screen. Great films, special guests, awards, this event has it all. Plan to attend and get a chance to see the next generation of movers and shakers before the rest of the world.

April 27 - 30 - Dinah Vegas will return for its sixth 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 2016 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. 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 27 - 30 (PD) - Great American Foodie Fest (Formerly known as the Las Vegas Food Fest) should return at its new location: Sunset Station. 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 - 5:00 P.M. - Midnight, Saturday - Noon - Midnight, Sunday - Noon to 10:00 P.M. We'll update as soon as their website is.

April 27 - 30 (PD) - The 11th Annual Vegas Uncork'd food & wine festival, brought to you byBon Appetit magazine should return for 2017.  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. (Event info will be available in December).

April 28 -May 6 (PD) - 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. This year will include an Expo at the Cashman Center. 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 28 - 29 (PD) - Tiger Jam should return to Las Vegas benefiting the Tiger Woods Foundation. There will be concerts, Tiger's Poker Night, 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.

April 28 - 30 - Further Future should return to the Moapa River Indian Reservation. There, you will find incredible music, visionary speakers, art and
human connections like you will rarely find. In order to purchase tickets, you must get your own unique invite code through private Facebook message.
There are no VIP tickets, all tickets have the same rights and privileges. Lower price points will sell out first, so you should get them early. No
tickets will be sold at the door, all tickets are advance sales. Tickets are $212.98/$347.99 You must be 21 or over to attend. Shuttles will be provided to and from the event from the Las Vegas airport (approximately one hour to the site).

April 29 (PD) - The Las Vegas Vaisakhi Mela Indian Food Festival should be returning to the Amphitheater in Downtown Las Vegas (500 S. Grand Central Parkway)(Directions) from 11:00 A.M. until 9:30 P.M. . General Admission is only $5.00 with Children 12 & Under FREE. You'll experience wonderful Indian cuisine, fashion, classic & modern dance, and music. This will be a great event to attend.

April 29 - 30 - Las Vegas Celtic Games. The always fun Celtic games will return for their 12th 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.

May, 2017

May 1 - 6 (PD) - 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. This year will include an Expo at the Cashman Center. 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.

May 3 - 7 - American Poolplayers Association National Singles Championships returns to the Westgate in beautiful Las Vegas (subject to change-not posted on website yet). This event has two individual National Singles Championships in its makeup. The 8-Ball Classic will be held May 5 - 7 ($300,000 Total Purse) and offers five Skill Level Tiers. The APA 9-Ball Shootout is held May 3 - 5 ($150,000 Total Purse) and offers three Skill Level Tiers. (Final purse amounts subject to change closer to the tournament).

May 3 - 7 (PD) - San Gennaro Feast, should return to its new address: Craig Ranch Park at 628 W. Craig Road. Directions HERE. 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. General Admission is $10.00, and children under 54" are FREE. Ride tickets are purchased on site with an available unlimited ride wristband. Really nice, new website! This year will have Mother's Day fireworks at 9:00 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 (PD) - 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 6 - The 2017 Monster Energy AMA SuperCross FIM World Championship returns to Sam Boyd Stadium. In the past, tickets have been $70.35/$75.35/$85.35/$96.50/$111.50. You could also use your paid event ticket to attend the FREE "Party in the Pits" featuring each team & riders signing autographs, thrill acts, main stage activities, live bands, vendors booths, and more. The doors will open at 12:30 with qualifying and practice with the main event beginning at 7:00 P.M. We'll update the information as it is released.

May 6 (PD) - Lee's Discount Liquor's 10th Annual Beer & Tequilla Experience should return. In 2016, it was held at Sunset Station in Henderson (MAP) from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. (VIP entrance opens at 3:00 P.M.) Tickets are $50 in advance and $60 at the door. You'll be able to purchase them at any Lee's Discount Liquor in Las Vegas. Their website did not have any information about the event, but check out their linked Facebook page for up-to-the minute information.

May 6 (PD) - The Springs Preserve 'Ohana Festival (MAP)should return for another great year. Commemorating Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month and
celebrating the importance of 'ohana (family) in Pacific Island Cultures, this event will feature great food, live music, local hula school performances,
cultural workshops, island craft activities and more. Admission is $5.00 and children age 2 and under are free. This event lasts from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

May 11 - 13 (PD) - The Las Vegas Car Stars event should invade Fremont Street again, this year they're adding a truck show. 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 12 - 13 (PD) - Spring Wine Festival (Hosted by Golden Nugget). The event should return for its 9th year. Kicking off with a poolside Champagne reception on Friday, this event will keep you busy all weekend. Tickets to the Friday Wine & Jazz Reception are $48.04, Saturday's Grand Tasting Tickets are $133.44, Sunday's Champagne Brunch Tickets are $86.31, and Sunday's Winedown with the Winemakers Tickets are $32.03. There is also a Winefest VIP Package available for $216.95 Check the site for the most up-to-date event times.

May 12 - 14 (PD) - Helldorado Days should return to Las Vegas. Helldorado is great at recapturing the spirit of the Wild West and the cowboy way-of-life. This is a fun three-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. Last year the Festival took place Friday to Sunday at the Las Vegas Village (across from Luxor), tickets are $10.00 and can be found HERE. The Rodeo is also Friday to Sunday with tickets going for $15.00/$25.00/$35.00 and can be found HERE. The PBR Last Cowboy Standing is Friday and Saturday and tickets are $25.00/$50.00/$100.00/$250.00 and can be found HERE. Ticket prices subject to change (2016 prices listed). Dates might depend on Rock in Rio dates, also.

May 12/13 & 19/20 & 26/27 (PD) - Rock in Rio should be returning to Las Vegas. This will be a four day event early in the month over two weekends.  It has been held 13 times over 28 years in Madrid and Lisbon, with attendance of over 7 million. Its inaugural show in 2015 saw attendance at the Las Vegas event will be 40,000 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 in 2015 were $298 for General Admission (2 Day admission on the weekend of your choice) and $498 for VIP Admission (for 1 Day admission only).

May 13 - 14 (PD) - The 5th LVL Up Expo Gaming and Technology Convention should 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. This will be a HUGE gaming extravaganza, plan to be there!

May 20 (PD) - Springs Preserve's Ice Cream Festival (MAP)should return for another great time. There will be live entertainment, games, and of course ICE CREAM!
There will be stations serving ice cream sundaes, novelties and root beer floats. The event will be at the Springs Amphitheater from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00
P.M. and admission is usually $10.00 for adults, $8.00 for children 3-12, and free fro children 2 and under. Members receive 50% off and this does not
include admission to indoor museums and galleries. Advance purchase is recommended to avoid a sell-out risk.

May 25 (PD) - The Nevada Restaurant Association should 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 25 - 29 (PD) - The 19th annual Punk Rock Bowling should return to Las Vegas for 4 days of punk rock and bowling. You'll have three days of festival shows, four nights of late night club shows and two days of bowling. The bowling portion usually takes place at Sam's Town, Gold Coast, Suncoast, and Texas Station (with shuttle buses available), 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 25 - June 3 (PD) - The Valley National 8-Ball League Association (VNEA) should 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 27 (PD) - Brews & Blues Festival at Springs Preserve (MAP) should return. This is a beautiful park, and this will be their seventh annual Festival. The Festival will take place from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. You'll be able to try beers from numerous local, regional, domestic and international brewers while listening to some great Blues music. The Preserve is located about three miles from the Strip. Ticket prices and sale date, bands, and breweries will be listed closer to the actual event. We'll update as soon as we find out more.

May 31 - June 11 - The Phantom of the Opera @ The Smith Center's Reynolds Hall. Tickets are $29 - $127

June, 2017

June 1 - 11 - The Phantom of the Opera @ The Smith Center's Reynolds Hall. Tickets are $29 - $127

June 1 - 3 - 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 $25,000 in cash & prizes

June 1 -4 (PD) - The final days of The Valley National 8-Ball League Association (VNEA) National Championships should return to 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.

July 4 - 7 (PD) - DeafNation World Expo should return to Las Vegas and return to Paris Hotel and Casino. A touring trade show for, by, and about deaf people that provides exhibitions, entertainment and seminors at NO CHARGE to the public. More than 40,000 attended the show in 2010 & 2012, and they're looking for a record-breaking crowd this year. Register online, again, NO CHARGE.

June 6 - 16 (PD) - Las Vegas Restaurant Week should return for its 10th year. Participating restaurants will serve prix-fixe menus at price points from $20.00 to $80.00 with a fixed portion of the meal's cost being donated to Three Square food bank. Restaurant week broke its own records in 2015 and is hoping to do it again this year. Use the link above to filter restaurants based on type of cuisine, location, price point and meal (breakfast, lunch, dinner). Also check their Facebook page for updates.

June 6 - 11 (PD) - Las Vegas Film Festival should return for another year of amazing year.

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.

June 9 (PD) - The 6th Annual Sundown in Downtown benefiting the Las Vegas Natural History Museum should be held at Heritage Park (900 Las Vegas Blvd North - Next door to the Museum). Come introduce yourself (or get reacquainted) to the Museum. There will be plenty of food and drink. The event will be held from 6:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M. and tickets can be purchased HERE. Single GA ticket is $35.00, Single VIP is $55.00, Couples VIP is $100 and 6 Pack/12 Pack VIP Tickets are available also (+ fees). General Admission tickets include two beverage tickets, VIP include unlimited beverages.

June 10 (PD) - Reggae in the Desert should return for its 16th year and will take place at the Clark County Amphitheater (500 South Grand Central Parkway. Information about the event can be found HERE. Tickets are $40 (One Day) & $120 (VIP). Go to their FACEBOOK page for the most up-to-date information.

June 12 - 18 (PD) - EDC should return to Las Vegas and it's going to be another big show at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. With events planned all week at 15 different venues, you're going to be busy...and sleep deprived. Find a list of all the acts HERE and tickets are HERE. Keep checking their page, as new acts/events are constantly being added.

June 16 - 18 (PD) - The Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con should return to the Las Vegas Convention Center. 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. A review of the 2015 Con can be found HERE.

June 16 - 18 (PD) - Electric Daisy Carnival should return for another year. Come join 100,000 of your closest friends (you've just not met them yet). The event takes place at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, and other locations on and around the strip. In 2013 there was an EDC "village" across from Luxor with vendors and "meet and greets" with the artists that was included with your admission. Come well rested as this party starts in the evening and goes well into the morning every day of the event. You should make your room reservations early, as rooms will get expensive the longer you wait. In 2014, daily attendance was around 134,000 for each of the three days.

June 20 - Draft day for the new Las Vegas NHL expansion team.

June 21 - 26 (PD) - Las Vegas International Chess Festival takes over the Westgate Resort and 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.

July 26 - 30 -  RollerCon, "The original worldwide roller derby convention" will return to Las Vegas, now at the Westgate Resort and Convention Center. 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.

June 29 - July 3 (PD) - Las Vegas Salsa Congress should return for it's 14th year. This year, the event will be headquartered out of the Tropicana Hotel & Casino. It all begins with a Pre-Party from 10:00 P.M. to 4:00 A.M. and, last year, cost you only $15 to attend. The next three days will be filled with Workshops, Dancing, Shows,and fun. Take a look at the linked website for up-to-the-minute events, times, and ticket prices.

 

July, 2017

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

July 4 - 9 (PD) - The Fifth Annual UFC International Fight Week should return 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.

July 6 - 9 (PD) - Leviosa should return to Green Valley Ranch Resort in Henderson (10-15 minutes from the Strip). Leviosa is a return to the smaller scale.
academic-fannish Harry Potter conference model, expanded to include a focus on Young Adult literature, writing/fan creativity, and multi-fandom interest.
They celebrate imagination, creativity and education, via a focus on dynamic academic programming and quality fan experiences. They love talking about
Harry Potter, dissecting what makes it so important to all of them, and celebrating it through both academic exploration and more informal frivolity. Sounds
like a good time. Day passes are available for $60.00 for Friday/$75.00 for Saturday/$100.00 for Saturday & Sunday

July 7 - 10 (PD) - Las Vegas Salsa Congress should return for it's 14th year. This year, the event will be headquartered out of the Tropicana Hotel & Casino. It all begins with a Pre-Party from 10:00 P.M. to 4:00 A.M. and, last year, cost you only $15 to attend. The next three days will be filled with Workshops, Dancing, Shows,and fun. Take a look at the linked website for up-to-the-minute events, times, and ticket prices.

July 7 - 9 - Combat Con should return, to itsnew location: The Westgate. 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 14 - 16 - EVO Championship Series should return in 2017 with new locations at Mandalay Bay Events Center and the Las Vegas Convention Center. 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 was on XBOX 360, but games that do not have a 360 port will not be excluded. Check their site for the most up-to-date rules.

July 22 - 27 - 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.

July 26 - 30 -  RollerCon, "The original worldwide roller derby convention" will return to Las Vegas, now at the Westgate Resort and Convention Center. 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.

July 27 - 30 - Def Con 25 will return to Vegas and should be at Paris/Bally's this year, as in years past - check the site. Def Con is one of the oldest (originally started in 1993) and largest continuous running hacker conventions

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 +/-).

August 2 - 6 - Creation Entertainment presents the 16th 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 3 - 6 (PD) - Super Toy Con should return to our favorite city. 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 4:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. (Friday) and 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. (Saturday to Sunday) and in 2016, One Day Admission tickets were $12.00 - $20.00, 3 Day General Admission were $35.00, and other tickets are also available such as VIP, special dinners, Hall of Fame.

August 10 - 19 - American Poolplayers Association will hold their National Team Championships in our favorite city. The event will be held at the Westgate Hotel (formerly the LVH and Hilton) 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 17 - 20 (PD) - Sabakon (Formally Known As Anime Day Vegas) should 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.

August 25 -27 (PD) - The Fantasy Sports Combine should return to the Wynn Las Vegas (The date is firm, the location has not been named.). This is the ultimate conference for serious fantasy sports enthusiasts. They've gathered an elite collection of fantasy experts to help you gain an edge in your daily, weekly, and season long leagues. You'll learn from Super Bowl winning coaches, legendary general managers, pro athletes and sports media personalities. Tickets last year were $895.00 (General Manager Experience) until April 1, when they go up to $995.00. Sign up 4 friends and get a FREE General Manager Experience.

August 30 - September 7 (PD) - Burning Man should return 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.

October, 2017

October - Hockey comes to Vegas with the start of the 2017 - 2018 NHL season!

October 5 - 8 - 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.

December, 2017

December 12 - Celebrate the birthday of Frank Sinatra. Leader of the Rat Pack, star of the original Ocean's 11 (1960) and all around cool cat.

2018

January, 2018

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! 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 or vow renewal!

February, 2018

February 4 - Super Bowl LII will be held at U.S. Bank Stadium, home of the Vikings, in Minneapolis, MN. 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 16 - Come celebrate as Chinese New Year begins in Las Vegas! Come celebrate the Year of the Dog. 

March, 2018

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, 2018

April 2 - 3 (PD) - Major League Baseball's opening days! Squeeze into your favorite sports book (between all the March Madness fans) and enjoy the boys of summer.

July, 2018

July 25 - 29 (PD) -  RollerCon, "The original worldwide roller derby convention" will return to Las Vegas, now at the Westgate Resort and Convention Center. 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, 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 +/-).

October, 2018

October 4 - 7 - 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.

July, 2019

July 17 - 21 (PD) -  RollerCon, "The original worldwide roller derby convention" will return to Las Vegas, now at the Westgate Resort and Convention Center. 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.

July, 2020

July 22 - 26 (PD) -  RollerCon, "The original worldwide roller derby convention" will return to Las Vegas, now at the Westgate Resort and Convention Center. 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.

 (PD) - Projected Dates, Subject to change