What To Do in Las Vegas October 2019

What To Do in Las Vegas this October: 40 Best Events, Shows, Festivals, and Halloween Activities

October in Las Vegas may not boast the classic fall foliage of the more northerly states, but it has an autumnal beauty of its own—not to mention a ton of fun activities and events for you to enjoy.

Making up your October itinerary? Add these items to your must-do list:

Concerts, Residencies, and Music Festivals

Las Vegas is loaded with concerts and shows worth seeing. Here are some of the biggest names to check out this month:

Who?

Aerosmith
Wayne Newton
Billy Idol
Journey
Barry Manilow
Michael McDonald
Gwen Stefani
Lady Gaga: Enigma
Lady Gaga: Jazz & Piano
Jonas Brothers
Las Rageous Music Festival
Willie Nelson & Family
Phil Collins
Lizzo
Boyz II Men
Santana
Marilyn Manson

When?

October 1, 3, 6, 8
October 1-30
October 4, 5, 9, 11
October 9, 11, 12, 16, 18, 19, 23, 25, 26
October 10-19
October 11-12
October 11-30
October 17, 19, 23, 25, 31
October 20 & 26
October 18
October 18-19
October 18-26
October 19
October 25
October 25-27
October 30
October 31

Pulling a pint of beer at Las Vegas Beer Festival Oktoberfest

Food & Beverage Fests

Enjoy some of the best food & drink Las Vegas has to offer at these fun festivals.

Las Vegas Food & Wine Festival

Features a wide array of food and wines from renowned celebrity chefs. Note: VIP ticket holder admission starts at 8:00 p.m.

This event is ideal for:

  • Foodies

Date(s)

October 4-6
9:00 PM-11:30 PM

Location

Tivoli Village
400 S Rampart Blvd
Las Vegas, NV

Admission

$100 and up

Oktoberfest at Hofbrauhaus Las Vegas

While you can enjoy the Oktoberfest experience all year at Hofbrauhaus, this month they are also offering special celebrity keg tappings, live music, games, competitions, and prizes.

This event is ideal for:

  • Beer enthusiasts

Date(s)

Friday & Saturday nights
September 13-October 26
6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Location

Hofbrauhaus Las Vegas
4510 Paradise Rd
Las Vegas, NV

Admission

Free admission

OktoberFest at Llama Lot

Celebrate OktoberFest Vegas-style with a large selection of German beers and foods, as well as family-friendly games and crafts.

This event is ideal for:

  • Beer enthusiasts

Date(s)

October 5
4:00 PM-8:00 PM

Location

Llama Lot
900 Fremont St
Las Vegas, NV

Admission

$35-45

Taste of Downtown

Experience delicious cocktails and cuisines from 40 of Downtown Las Vegas’ best restaurants.

This event is ideal for:

  • Foodies

Date(s)

October 10
6:30 PM-9:30 PM

Location

Plaza Hotel & Casino
1 N Main St, Las Vegas
4510 Paradise Rd
Las Vegas, NV

Admission

$70

Downtown Brew Festival

Enjoy live music, local food, and 200+ craft brews from 60+ breweries.

This event is ideal for:

  • Beer enthusiasts

Date(s)

October 19
5:00 PM-9:00 PM

Location

Clark County Government Center
500 S Grand Central Pkwy
Las Vegas, NV

Admission

$40+

The 10th Annual Aki Matsuri Japanese Festival

Experience the taste of Japanese food & drinks, Bon Odori (a style of dance), live performances, taiko (drumming), and more.

This event is ideal for:

  • Foodies
  • Familes

Date(s)

October 26
11:00 AM-9:00 PM

Location

The Park at Park MGM
3782 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV

Admission

Free admission

Neon Museum in Las Vegas

Arts & Crafts

If enjoying the arts is more your speed, you’ll find stunning work at these October art shows and festivals.

Lost Vegas by Tim Burton

Starting October 15, you’ll find a collection of original fine art pieces by renowned director Tim Burton on display at the Neon Museum.

This event is ideal for:

  • Art lovers
  • Frankenweenies
  • Families

Date(s)

October 15-February 15, 2020

Location

Neon Museum
770 Las Vegas Boulevard North
Las Vegas, NV

Admission

$30

More Info

Neon Museum

Summerlin Festival of Arts

Take in and buy artwork from over 100 celebrated fine artists, enjoy the live music and art demonstrations, entertain your kids with the children’s activities, and try a taste of local food at the Farmer’s Market under the Pavilion.

This event is ideal for:

  • Art lovers
  • Families

Date(s)

October 12-13
10:00 AM-5:00 PM

Location

The Lawn at Downtown Summerlin
1980 Festival Plaza Drive
Las Vegas, NV

Admission

Free admission

Two knights fighting at renaissance faire

Other Festivals, Conventions, Trade Shows & Parades

Las Vegas has more on the agenda than culinary experiences and the arts. There are lots of unique festivals, parades, shows and conventions for you to enjoy in October.

Las Vegas Bikefest 2019

Check out hundreds of motorcycles, 150+ vendors, live music, and delicious food at the Las Vegas Bikefest.

This event is ideal for:

  • Families
  • Motorcycle enthusiasts

Date(s)

October 3-6
11:00 AM-10:00 PM (4:00 PM on Sunday)

Location

Downtown Las Vegas Event Center
200 S 3rd St
Las Vegas, NV

Admission

$15+

Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival

Take a step back in time at the Age of Chivalry RenFair and enjoy different historical villages and kingdoms, royal recreators and mercenaries, and live performances.

This event is ideal for:

  • Families

Date(s)

October 11-13
10:00 AM-5:00 PM

Location

Sunset Park
2601 E Sunset Road
Las Vegas, NV

Admission

$8-50
If you really want to immerse yourself, you can camp at the fairgrounds for three nights for $149-$469.

Las Vegas PRIDE Family Festival

Check out myriad pop up drag shows, special appearances, and live entertainment at the PRIDE Family Festival. Enjoy the wares of 100 vendors, as well as assorted food and beverage options. This event is pet friendly!

This event is ideal for:

  • LGBTQ2IA+
  • Families

Date(s)

October 11, 5:00 PM-1:00 AM
October 12, 12:00 PM-1:00 AM
(Note: event becomes 18+ after 10 PM on October 11, and 8PM on October 12)

Location

Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
200 S 3rd St
Las Vegas, NV

Admission

$15 in advance
$20 at the gate

Las Vegas PRIDE Night Parade

Make your way to Downtown Las Vegas for “the most glamorous, glittering spectacle ever created by the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community of Southern Nevada.”

This event is ideal for:

  • LGBTQ2IA+

Date(s)

October 11
Pre-show at 7:00 PM
Parade at 8:00 PM

Location

Parade route begins at Gass Ave. and heads north along 4th Street, then west on Bridger Ave.

Admission

Free admission

Las Vegas Balloon Glow

This event was postponed earlier this year due to weather conditions, but it promises to provide an incredibly unique experience to all who attend. Stroll among the soft glow of colorful balloons, food and retail vendors, or take a (tethered) ride in a hot air balloon.

This event is ideal for:

  • Families

Date(s)

October 24-27,
5:00 PM-9:00 PM

Location

Craig Ranch Regional Park
628 W Craig Rd
North Las Vegas

Admission

$20-$60

Las Vegas Tattoo and Trade Show

The first three days of this event are primarily for people in the tattoo trade, with a focus on seminars and certifications. However, the last three days offer guests the opportunity to check out artwork from some of the best artists in the world—or even get a tattoo—as well as enjoy live music, good eats, and shopping.

This event is ideal for:

  • Tattoo artists and enthusiasts
  • Families

Date(s)

October 28-November 2
(Hours not available at time of publishing)

Location

Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
3667 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV

Admission

$20-$60

Cirque du Soleil acrobat

Shows & Sporting Events

In addition to an endless array of concerts, art experiences, food and beverage festivals, parades and conventions, Las Vegas also has a number of sporting events and shows taking place in October:

Vegas Golden Knights home games

Check out everyone’s favorite new-ish NHL team at one of their home games. #VegasBorn

This event is ideal for:

  • Hockey fans

Date(s)

October 2, 8, 12, 15, 17, 25, 27, 31

Location

T-Mobile Arena

Admission

$75+

WWE Smackdown

See your favorite WWE Superstars in action at this live WWE Smackdown event.

This event is ideal for:

  • WWE fans

Date(s)

October 11

Location

T-Mobile Arena

Admission

$26.80+

Cirque Du Soleil Mystère

All Cirque Du Soleil shows promise to thrill and excite, and Mystère is no different. Enjoy a mixture of acrobatics, dance, comedy, drama, opera, and elaborate sets.

This event is ideal for:

  • Everyone

Date(s)

Saturday-Wednesday every week
7:00 PM & 9:30 PM

Location

Treasure Island
3300 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV

Admission

$80+

Cirque Du Soleil KÀ

From the MGM website: “KÀ tells the epic tale of twins on a perilous journey to fulfill their shared destiny. A masterpiece in storytelling, this ultra lavish production features mind-bending acrobatics, fierce martial arts, blazing pyrotechnics and jaw-dropping aerial adventures.”

This event is ideal for:

  • Everyone

Date(s)

Saturday-Wednesday every week
7:00 PM & 9:30 PM

Location

MGM Grand
3799 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV

Admission

$69+

Cirque Du Soleil O

O is “an aquatic tapestry of artistry, surrealism and theatrical romance” and features performances from acrobats, synchronized swimmers and divers, and actors “in, on and above water to create a breathtaking experience in a magnificent theatre.”

This event is ideal for:

  • Everyone

Date(s)

Saturday-Wednesday every week
7:00 PM & 9:30 PM

Location

Bellagio Hotel & Casino
3600 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV

Admission

$99+

Spooky skeleton Halloween decorations

Halloween

This month, Las Vegas has a variety of Halloween-themed spooktacular activities on the table for everyone to enjoy, including some family-friendly and adult-only options.

Haunted Harvest

Enjoy trick-or-treat stations throughout nearby Springs Preserve, explore the “Bootanical” Garden and hay bale maze, take part in carnival games, crafts, and other interactive activities. And don’t forget to stop by the petting zoo!

This event is ideal for:

  • Families

Date(s)

Fridays & Saturdays all month
5:00 PM-9:00 PM

Location

Springs Preserve
333 S Valley View Blvd
Las Vegas, NV

Admission

Non-members: $8
Individual, Family and Bronze members: $7

Fetish and Fantasy Halloween Ball

Billed as Sin City’s “wildest Halloween Party” and “one of 5 events to attend before you die” by Maxim Magazine, the Fetish and Fantasy Halloween Ball has been going strong for 24 years. It offers a variety of musical and erotic performers, and typically sees over 5,000 people in attendance. You must be 21 years of age or older to attend. See the website for dress code requirements.

This event is ideal for:

  • Adults only

Date(s)

October 26
10:00 PM-4:00 PM

Location

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
4455 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, NV

Admission

$89+

Freakling Bros. Trilogy of Terror

Immerse yourself in the interactive and terrifying shows and haunted houses of the Freakling Bros. Trilogy of Terror. Join a coven, brave the only R-rated haunted house in the state of Nevada, and explore Castle Vampyre.
Be warned: Some activities are so scary they are 17+ (or 13+ with parental supervision required)

This event is ideal for:

  • Fear fanatics

Date(s)

September 26-October 31
Sundays-Thursdays, 7:00 PM-11:00 PM
Fridays & Saturdays (and every day after October 25), 7:00 PM-Midnight

Location

4245 S. Grand Canyon Drive
Las Vegas, NV

Admission

$15-17 for each show
$40 for all three

HallOVeen at the Magical Forest

Explore the haunted jungle ruins of the Magical Forest, be regaled with stories by an animatronic skeleton, and pass by interactive trees while you enjoy the nightly entertainment, trick-or-treat stations, carnival games, rides, and more!

This event is ideal for:

  • Families

Date(s)

October 11-13, 18-31
5:30 PM-9:00 PM
(9:30 PM on Fridays & Saturdays)

Location

Opportunity Village
6300 West Oakey Blvd
Las Vegas, NV

Admission

$15+

Conclusion

There’s always something to do in Las Vegas and October 2019 is no exception. Enjoy the best food, entertainment, activities and experiences Sin City has to offer in the spookiest month of the year.

If your itinerary is jam-packed and you need a break from all the activities the city has to offer, why not take a quick trip to Red Rock Canyon? Or enjoy the grandest experience of them all—a day trip to the Grand Canyon?