1. Never take a taxi to a strip club
Las Vegas shows, events & concerts slow in October until Halloween
As October sets in, the strip starts to slow down to a more comfortable pace. It's a great time to find hotel deals & flight packages for a relaxing getaway, but be prepared to party in Vegas come Halloween.
Hotel rates are competitive but some pools may be closed near the end of the month.
Halloween Weekend Parties & Events October 27 - 29
As the country's capital of dressing scandalously and acting devilishly the other 364 days each year, Halloween in Vegas is some seriously next-level entertainment. You'll be able to party with some of the sexiest ghouls and goblins around while enjoying performances from your favorite EDM artists, including Kaskade at Hakkasan, The Chainsmokers at XS, and Steve Aoki at Jewel.
Fetish and Fantasy Ball
If you're in search of the "sexiest place on Earth," the Fetish and Fantasy Ball at Red Rock Casino, Resort, and Spa will be waiting for you on October 28th. Going 22 years strong, this Halloween extravaganza features some of the hottest DJs and performers, with Darude, Zero Gravity, and Plastik Funk being only a small portion of this year's lineup. Maxim Magazine has dubbed this party "one of five events to attend before you die," so you're not going to want to miss out!
Fright Fest at Fremont Street Experience
Between October 5th to October 31st, October Fright Fest combines the very best of Oktoberfest and Halloween for a monster party complete with live entertainment and specials. Costumes are encouraged, and you'll want to stick around for nightly light shows set to some favored Halloween tracks.
Downtown Pub Crawl
Halloween action isn't limited to the Strip! For a small cover charge, you can take your very best Halloween attire with you and take part in a bar crawl. Dates and times will be confirmed soon.
El Cortez Sin City Halloween
If pop culture relics pique your interest, be sure to check out famous movie cars at the Final Ride Hearse Car Show. Dates and times will be confirmed soon.
More parties and events will be added when confirmed.
Halloween Activities for the Family
For even more spooks, be sure to check out the Frightdome at Circus Circus between September 29th and October 31st! Revelers will be able to scream their way through six different haunted houses in addition to enjoying the rides and attractions offered by the Adventuredome amusement park. Circus Circus isn't the only resort getting into the spooky spirit, however. The High Roller and the LINQ Promenade will be decked out and taken over by zombies for part of the month, and Mandalay Bay's aquarium will be welcoming guests into their dark and eerie Haunted Shark Reef from October 27th to 29th.
Freakling Bros. Horror Shows
If you pride yourself on being the least-frightened of the pack and think you can stay strong in the face of all things spooky, try the Grand Canyon Parkway on select dates between September 29th and October 31st. After signing a consent form and deciding how much scary you can handle, it's time to make your way through a one-of-a-kind haunted house.
Fear The Walking Dead Survival
For adventurers and thrill-seekers of all kinds, this walk-through horror attraction combines an escape room with a maze, video game, haunted house, and motion simulator. Zombie zones give you a chance to flee the infected in the midst of this unique experience on Fremont Street, inspired by AMC's The Walking Dead.
Springs Preserve Haunted Harvest
Those who want to share the holiday spirit with the entire family should head to the Springs Preserve for carnival games, live entertainment, and a petting zoo among other Halloween treats. The Haunted Harvest is accessible for tricksters of all ages on select dates between October 13th and 29th.
Ghosts and goblins of all ages are welcome to hop aboard a mini coaster, enchanted carousel, and other rides at this family-friendly "Magical Forest." If you're feeling competitive, you can even take on the other members of your crew in a round of mini golf during HallOVeen's run between October 13th and 31st.
Things To Do in Las Vegas in October 2017
Get some inspiration for your Halloween cat costume at Siegfried and Roy’s Secret Garden at The Mirage. Since it's an outdoor exhibit, October normally has the perfect weather to visit the white lions and tigers, black panthers, exotic birds, and bottlenose dolphins on display. If you are lucky, you will get a chance to meet Siegfried Fischbacher, who visits the habitat often to greet guests and snap photos with them.
The Red Bull Air Race World Championship Show will be flying high on adrenaline (and presumably lots of Red Bull) on October 15th and 16th in the skies over the Las Vegas Speedway. Some of the world's best pilots will battle it out in the air, navigating 82 feet high pylons at speeds of up to 230 mph.
If riding around the desert to see the sights is more your speed, you might want go try out an ATV tour. Enjoy the adrenaline of riding the sand dunes and navigating canyon trails.
Free Events & Things To Do in October
The weather is perfect to Stroll the Strip: If your luck just ran out at the tables or you need to burn some calories from the buffet, one of the best ways to enjoy Vegas for free is to walk up and down the Strip and visit the hotels. Be sure to use our interactive Las Vegas Strip Map to find walk times, restaurants, bars, and activities. Consider starting at Aria and tour the city center complex. Next, wander over across Harmon Blvd to see the opulent Cosmopolitan resort and try a pick-up game of pool on the third floor. Finally, get a good spot in front of the Bellagio fountains and wait for the next interval of the water show, then go inside to see the autumnal flower display at the conservatory and botanical gardens.
"First Friday" Las Vegas, Downtown
Another great free event is called First Friday. The community initiative is a downtown art and food festival taking place primarily within the Art District (formerly called 21b). Live music, dancing, and food trucks gather at this monthly event that celebrates local culture. October's event will be held on the evening of Friday 6th, from 6-10pm.
Free Drinks in Las Vegas
Las Vegas is not an easy place to find cheap drinks. Lucky for you, LavishVegas works with groups that hold special events that include free drinks and open bars at some of the hottest clubs and bars on the strip. These events are added without much notice, so check our bar page before and during your visit. Login with your Facebook account to review the special offers.
Shows, Events & Concerts in October
Las Vegas residencies give you the perfect opportunity to see performers you might not otherwise get the chance to. Oftentimes, this even allows you to relive your teenage years with classic favorites from your time. Be it Boyz II Men (Oct. 6-29, Terry Fator Theatre at The Mirage) or the return of Billy Idol (Oct 4-21, House of Blues), there's a little something for everyone. If you're “Lucky,” you can catch Britney Spears at The Axis at Planet Hollywood from October 11-28. For those who prefer country, you can grab your red solo cup and party with Rascal Flatts (Oct. 6-21) at The Colosseum at Caesar's Palace.
One-time show opportunities in October include R. Kelly (Oct. 5, The Joint), Father John Misty (Oct. 12, Brooklyn Bowl), Janet Jackson (Oct. 14th, Mandalay Bay Events Center), The Pixies (Oct. 21, The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan), and Arcade Fire (Oct. 22, Mandalay Bay Events Center). Eager to check out something a little sultrier? X Rocks will be at The King's Room at The Rio from October 5-28, combining rock n roll with fantasy for a unique night that you'll never forget.
The Terry Fator Theatre at The Mirage is home to some of the city's best comedic performances, with Wayne Brady (Oct. 6), Ron White (Oct. 20), and Bill Maher (Oct. 27-28) headlining this month. Are dynamic duos more up your alley? Steve Martin and Martin Short will be performing at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on Oct. 29.
Golden Knights Home Opener
The Golden Knights are ready to take the ice and represent the city for the first time! The Las Vegas NHL team's home opener at the T-Mobile Arena is on October 10.
Don't miss out on all the October fun! If you do, it might come back to haunt you.
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