Vegas Events Calendar for Annual Vegas Special Events

January Events

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Parade with floats and bands which make their way down Fourth Avenue.
  • NFL Playoffs packs the sports books on weekends.
  • UNLV Running Rebels collegiate baseball season begins. Home games are played from January until May.

February Events

  • Showboat’s Super Bowl party with huge widescreen televisions and a free buffet.
  • The Darling Memorial Tennis Center hosts the professional Tennis Channel Open tournament attracting the world’s best players.
  • Black History Month with multiple events and most notable the Fitzgerald’s Hotel and Casino breakfast that goes off at the beginning of the month.
  • World Archery Festival by the National Field Archery Association that is a combination of archery tournament and Vegas convention.
  • Chinese New Year celebrations with several special events taking place around Las Vegas.

March Events

  • Monster Jam World Finals is the highlight of the monster truck season and it takes place in March at Sam Boyd Stadium.
  • NCAA March Madness basketball tournament creates excitement filled weekends that creates some of the busiest weekends in Vegas.
  • NASCAR race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway
  • Saint Patrick’s Day Parade is always one of the best times of the year to be in Downtown Vegas and its the only time you can drink green beer.
  • Great Crafts Festival a huge convention with incredibly unique pieces of art.

April Events

  • Natioinal Pro-Am City Leagues Championship brings basketball teams from around the country to compete.
  • Clark County Fair and Rodeo at the nearby Logandale and it is similar to every other county fair with plenty of cows, rides, games, music and food that is always leave you feeling satisfied.
  • Mardi Gras on Fremont Street expect some great jazz and southern favorites from the stage set up under the Freemont Street Experience light show.
  • City of Light Jazz Festival in the nearby town of Summerlin attracts the most talented musicians making this a popular event for the music loving crowd.

May Events

  • Golf Tournament hosted by the University of Southern Nevada to raise revenue for the school.
  • Stars, Cars and Guitars Motorhead Festival for anyone who likes the many different ultimate driving machines.
  • Jazz in the Park at the Clark County Government Center Amphitheater a series of free concerts open to the public.
  • THQ Supercross is one of the premier events at Sam Boyd Stadium each year and a surefire crowd thriller.
  • Cinco de Mayo which not only is just another excuse to party on Vegas Strip, but May 5th is also celebrated at Freedom Park in the afternoon a popular Vegas kids attraction.
  • Harrah’s World Series of Poker takes place at the Rio. Every day for a couple of months a new tournament starts with the winner going home with the famous bracelet and a lot of cash.

June Events

  • Gourmet Grazer a culinary expo event.
  • International Truck Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
  • Best in Show dog competition with dogs from a local animal shelter held each year at the Orleans.
  • Shawn Ray’s Colorado Pro Am Classic convention on health, physical fitness and strength training.

July Events

  • Fireworks for the 4th of July¬†


August Events

  • Newport Pacific Jazz Festival in nearby Henderson.
  • Def Con X Underground an expo for computer hackers and state of the art technology at the Alexis Park Resort Hotel.

September Events

  • NCAA College Football season begins a popular pastime for many guys on Saturdays.
  • Blue Sky International Film Festival hosted by Regal’s Village Square Cinemas attracts some aspiring directors showcasing their documentaries and films.
  • Greek Food Festival
  • Mexican Independence Day with Freedom Park hosting festivities.
  • Best in the Desert a three day off-road rally race spanning 300 miles and finishing in Reno.
  • San Gennaro Feast ethnic food galore, totally delicious.

October Events

  • Las-Vegas-Mandalay-BayArt in the Park a craft fair atmosphere in nearby Boulder City
  • PGA Tournament event in Las Vegas
  • Fetish and Fantasy Halloween Ball
  • Supercross US Open with the sports best tearing up the Vegas Strip.
  • Pro Bull Riders Championship at the Thomas and Mack Center
  • Mr. Olympia competition the most prestigious body building event held at Mandalay Bay.

November Events

  • COMDEX a huge technology related convention.
  • Motor Trend International Auto Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center
  • America The Beautiful charity music festival at the Clark County Amphitheater.

December Events

  • National Finals Rodeo at the Thomas and Mack Center
  • Las Vegas Marathon beginning and ending at the Mandalay Bay with the route including The Strip and Freemont Street.
  • New Year’s Eve Downtown a great place for fireworks and live music. On the Strip the New Year’s Eve Vegas shows attract the biggest names in entertainment.