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Las Vegas City of Lights Jazz and R&B Festival

Known for being the most intimate venue for a festival in the USA and running for over 20 years, the annual City of Lights Jazz and R&B Festival is a weekend showcase of some of the country’s leading jazz and R&B acts. Craft and food vendors add to the atmosphere.

Date: 27 April 2019 - 28 April 2019
Venue: Clark County Government Amphitheatre.

General Tire “Vegas to Reno”

Join Best in the Desert for their flagship event. The over 800km (500-mile) desert and mountain race from Las Vegas to Reno is the longest off-road car race in the country and lasts an entire day. If the idea of souped-up autos tearing through the desert sounds like your kind of thing, you’ll be in luck.

Date: 14 August 2019 - 17 August 2019
Venue: Off-road from Las Vegas to Reno.

Nevada Wild Fest

At the Nevada Wild Fest, you have the chance to experience carnival rides, daily celebrity meet & greets, a free festival music stage featuring KWNR's hottest country acts and the Iron Dog Dock Dogs East vs. West competition filmed as a one-hour television special for the Outdoor Channel.

Date: 01 October 2019 - 31 October 2019
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Henderson Pavillion


Las Vegas Bikefest

With a reputation as one of the biggest and best bike events in the country, the Las Vegas Bikefest doesn't disappoint. From Harleys to Hondas, bike buffs are able to see all manner of wheeled machines on display. Events include live entertainment, a 'Miss & Mr. Las Vegas BikeFest competition', the World's Strongest Biker competition and poker tournaments. There are also plenty of food and drink options and anyone wanting to pick up some goodies can head to the special Vendor Village to visit some of the many exhibitors.

Date: 03 October 2019 - 06 October 2019
Venue: Rally Central, Fremont Street

Fetish and Fantasy Halloween Ball

The Fetish & Fantasy Halloween Ball is an unusual, and exciting event featuring erotic stage performances, incredible lasers and lights, world-class DJs, a costume contest, vendors, a huge dance floor. A separate old-school dance area, stilt walkers and monsters all add to the overall mood. This is an all-around scary, naughty and fun Halloween celebration. Over 21s only.

Date: 26 October 2019 - 26 October 2019
Venue: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas

Entry fee.

Fremont Street Experience New Year's Eve Party

Las Vegas' famous entertainment strip, the Fremont Street Experience welcomes in the New Year with a bang. The complex's 10 casinos, 10,000 slot machines, 60 restaurants and numerous bars join forces to lay on a celebration to remember. This is one of the biggest New Year celebrations in the region and provides all the thrills and spills you'd expect from this famous desert oasis, including one of the largest fireworks displays in the state. Must be 21 and over to attend.

Date: 31 December 2019 - 01 January 2020
Venue: Fremont Street.


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Featured Hotels


New York New York Hotel and Casino

This 2,000-room resort and casino is easy to spot: it's the one with the Statue of Liberty out front, standing proudly beside a miniature Brooklyn Bridge. Rooms in its Empire State and Chrysler Building towers are large, well-appointed and can be surprisingly good value. If you pick upon the faint sounds of screaming coming from outside, don't be alarmed. It's adrenaline junkies hurtling around the full-size rollercoaster that loops around the perimeter.

Fremont Hotel

It may not have an Eiffel Tower outside or a Grand Canal running through it, but the Fremont has a longer-standing claim to be one of Las Vegas's best-loved landmarks. Now the heart of the Fremont Street Experience, when it was built in 1956 it was the first high-rise hotel in the downtown area. Its history might be long in the tooth (for this city), but the 447 spacious guestrooms are regularly renovated and modernised.

El Cortez Hotel

One of the more modest casinos in Las Vegas, El Cortez's roots actually go back to the era of 'Bugsy' Siegel, one of the city's founders. These days, this Las Vegas hotel advertises a modest selection of rooms with furnishings that are generally simple but comfortable. The friendly atmosphere and central location to downtown attractions have long been one of the draws, despite it now being outmatched by the grandiose casinos of the Strip.

MGM Grand Hotel and Casino

An inventory of over 5,000 rooms makes the MGM Grand one of the big players in terms of volume, but they've done their best to retain some character. Black-and-white movie photos adorn the guest rooms, and the art deco furniture also helps. Joël Robuchon, Michael Mina and Tom Colicchio add their names to the top-class dining rooms. The casino is gigantic, with Cirque du Soleil among the entertainment options.

Green Valley Ranch Resort

Located in Henderson, a short drive outside of Las Vegas, Green Valley Ranch Resort puts the focus on pampering and provides a break from the pace of The Strip. The resort is a rambling Mediterranean hacienda and houses eight restaurants, a cinema and a European-inspired intimate casino. The main buildings open onto the pool area with a small sand beach and private lounging beds in a more modern European setting.

Palms Casino Resort

The Palms is one of the newer hotel/casino resorts in Las Vegas, and caters to the young, moneyed celebrity and wannabe crowd. Chicago's famous Ghostbar has a franchise here, and is one of the gathering spots for the rich and beautiful. Guest rooms feature the usual amenities as well as the not so usual, including private outdoor Jacuzzis and an on-resort palm-reader.