This weekend sees some special events happening in Las Vegas that you don’t want to miss. We’re celebrating diversity at the massive Las Vegas PRIDE parade and festival, plus, Oktoberfest has officially begun! If you’re ready for some fun Sin City adventures, we’ve got you covered with these weekend selections.
Friday, September 18th
This popular annual event sees thousands of people from all walks of life come together to celebrate diversity and the LGBTQ community. No matter who you are, this is one Vegas party you absolutely do not want to miss. Not only are you having the time of your life, but also the educational aspect and community vibes are what really makes experiencing Las Vegas PRIDE weekend so powerful. The parade starts at 8pm and the celebration will then continue all day Saturday at the PRIDE Festival.
4th Street from Gass to Fremont Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
While it is surprising Oktoberfest is starting in September, when you have the premiere kickoff party at the Hoffbrauhaus Las Vegas, with hosts Siegfried and Roy, who can argue? The iconic magicians are back once again to tap the first keg and get a month’s worth of decadent beer-partaking started with bang. If you’ve never experienced an Oktoberfest in Las Vegas, this is a must.
Hoffbrauhaus Las Vegas
4510 Paradise Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89169
One of the biggest music events of the year unfolds at the MGM Grand on Friday and Saturday night. Superstars like Sam Smith, Coldplay, Kanye West, Demi Lovato and Disclosure will take the stage on Friday night, while The Weekend, Puff Daddy, Jennifer Lopez, Nick Jonas and Diplo promise to close the festival out in style on Saturday. If you’re looking for the best music party this weekend, the iHeartRadio Festival is where you want to be. But be warned, tickets are nearly sold-out, so don’t delay!
iHeartRadio Music Festival at MGM Grand Arena
3799 South Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Saturday, September 19th
The world’s biggest and best sake celebration is at Caesars Palace on Saturday night. You can take part in a tasting that will feature nearly 400 different sakes from over a dozen restaurants. If you’re looking for a fun and adventurous drinking excursion this weekend, how many times can you say you went to a to the world’s biggest sake party?
The Joy of Sake at Caesars Palace
3570 South Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Sunday, September 20th
After you’ve had your fill of football watching, celebrate your team’s victory (or help ease the pain of a loss) by hitting up the Brazilian Outdoor Festival at the Brasil Steakhouse. The second annual festival stems from the massive Brazilian Independence Day parties in New York and, in addition to some exquisite Brazilian cuisine, you’ll be treated to performances from samba dancers, fire-breathers, martial artists and more. The festivities start at 4p.m. and is the perfect way to close out another memorable Las Vegas weekend.
Brazailian Outdoor Festival at Via Brasil Steakhouse
1225 South Fort Apache Road.
Las Vegas, NV 89117
Featured photo via Brazilian Outdoor Festival