This post has our top 12 suggestions for free activities, things to do at night, and family-friendly entertainment in Las Vegas for September 2023.
Here are our favorite events going on in September 2023.
Make sure you check out our top things to do in Las Vegas year-round!
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1. See a Major Concert
Las Vegas is known for its entertainment, so it shouldn’t be surprising that there are so many big-name artists coming through the city year-round. September is no exception.
And what better way to spend a night in Las Vegas than seeing your favorite artist perform in person?
- Weezer | September 1st
- Air Supply | September 1st, 2nd
- Drake/21 Savage | September 1st, 2nd
- Counting Crows | September 2nd
- Luke Bryan | September 2nd, 3rd, 6th, 8th, 9th
- Donny Osmond | Various dates
- Santana | September 6th, 8th, 10th, 13th, 15th
- Jonas Brothers | September 8th
- Ed Sheeran | September 9th
- Barry Manilow | September 14th, 15th, 16th
- Luis Miguel | September 15th, 16th, 17th
- Carrie Underwood | September 20th ,22nd, 23rd, 27th, 29th
- U2 | September 29th
- Life is Beautiful | September 22nd | Downtown LV | Featuring: The Killers, Kendrick Lamar | music, art, food
- iHeartRadio Music Festival | September 22nd, 23rd | T-Mobile Arena | Featuring: TBA
- Big Blues Bender | September 7-10th | Westgate | Featuring: Jimmie Vaughan, Tab Benoit, Beth Hart
Check out all the concert events happening in Vegas this month.
For more evening entertainment options in the city, check out our post with things to do at night.
2. Attend a Major Sporting Event
Sports fans will be excited to learn Las Vegas is home to multiple professional teams, some of whom have events in September.
- Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live Glow Party | September 2nd, 3rd
- Vegas Golden Knights | no games in September
Take a look at all of the games happening in Las Vegas in September.
3. Go to a Live Comedy Show
Many famous comedians stop in Las Vegas throughout the year, and there are sure to be some solid comedic performances this September.
- Tom Segura | September 1st
- Jeff Dunham | September 3rd
- Taylor Tomlinson | September 14th, 15th
- Trey Kennedy | September 15th, 16th
- Steve Martin/Martin Short | September 22nd, 23rd
- Ali Wong | September 29th
- ALV Comedy Fest | September 16th
Check out the full list of stand-up comedy shows in Vegas in September.
Some Las Vegas tourist passes also include free live comedy performances. If you’re planning to purchase one, keep that in mind as an affordable alternative to the above options.
4. Attend a Magic Show
Several of the most famous magicians in the world call Las Vegas their home, and they frequently perform in this city throughout the year.
You can expect several opportunities to see either death-defying stunts or shocking magic tricks this September.
The following notable acts will be holding performances throughout the month of September:
- David Copperfield | September 1st - 29th
- Piff The Magic Dragon | September 2nd - 28th
- Shin Lim | September 1st - 29th
- Nathan Burton | Sept 1st - 29th
- Criss Angel | September 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 13th, 14th, 15th
- Penn & Teller | September 1st-4th, 7th-10th, 14th-17th, 28th, 29th
- Paranormal Mind Reading Magic Show | September 1st-6th
It’s worth noting again that you might be able to save money on some of these magic shows by using a Las Vegas tourist pass.
5. Take a Bus Tour
See a lot in a shorter amount of time from the comfort of an air-conditioned bus.
Hop-on-hop-off bus tours allow you to get on and off the bus whenever you want to see more of any of the sites along the route.
Big Bus Tours is the main bus tour company in Las Vegas and the only company that provides live commentary during the tour.
There are other types of bus tours available, like night bus tours, and themed tours like a Pawn Stars Bus Tour and a Mob Bus Tour.
In addition to the daily tours, there is also a night bus tour available which will give you a great look at the Vegas Strip after dark. This option isn’t hop-on hop-off, but it is 3 hours long and includes a guided walking tour of Fremont Street.
Some Las Vegas bus tours are included with various tourist passes, allowing you to save some money on tickets.
Read about the many choices from our post on Las Vegas bus tours.
6. See Theatrical Performance
If you’re interested in a theatrical experience, you can almost always rely on Cirque du Soleil to host several shows in Las Vegas each month.
You'll also find some other plays and stage shows to keep your interest.
Cirque du Soleil
Other Stage Shows
If you’re planning to use a Las Vegas tourist pass, keep in mind that some of them include these shows at no additional cost, allowing you to save money on tickets!
7. Go to the Hoover Dam
If you’re looking for another great opportunity to get out of the city for a few hours, the Hoover Dam is pretty close by and there are a lot of tours providing transportation to and from the landmark.
Take a look at some of these options for Hoover Dam tours:
- Hoover Dam Exterior Tour
- Hoover Dam, Grand Canyon, & Route 66 Tour
- Hoover Dam & Black Canyon Kayak Tour
As with tours of the Grand Canyon, some of these outings are also included with Las Vegas tourist passes, and that could be a good way to save a few bucks on tickets.
8. See the Grand Canyon
This national landmark is within driving (and flying) distance of Las Vegas, and there are several different tours you can take from the city which provide round-trip transportation to and from the Grand Canyon.
Here are a few of the best Grand Canyon tours you can take from Vegas:
- Grand Canyon Bus Tour + Skywalk Ticket
- Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour
- Grand Canyon Tour w/ Horseback Ride
In addition to these options, there are also some tours of this landmark included with Las Vegas tourist passes, so you don’t even have to pay full price for this activity!
9. Save Money with a Tourist Attraction Discount Pass
If you’re planning to see and do as much as possible while visiting Las Vegas, a tourist pass might be one of the best ways to save money on various activities of interest.
There are a few different types of passes, but the basic idea is that you’ll be paying a set price for multiple attractions.
If you purchase a discount city pass, you’ll get discounts on select attractions, experiences, and restaurants - sometimes 20 - 70%.
Here are just a few of the activities included with the Go City Las Vegas pass:
- Blue Man Group |
- The Beatles: LOVE |
- Las Vegas Helicopter Tour |
- Grand Canyon Tour |
- Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour |
- Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. |
- Hoover Dam Highlights Tour |
- Madame Tussauds |
- Legends in Concert |
- And more!
Take a look at our full comparison to see which tourist attraction discount pass is best for your trip.
10. Attend a Dive-In Movie at The Cosmopolitan
While drive-in movies are becoming popular once again following the pandemic, Las Vegas is home to an entirely different kind of communal movie viewing experience: The Dive-In!
Throughout the summer, The Cosmopolitan hosts a movie night by their pool each week, giving visitors the chance to enjoy a popular film while keeping cool in the pool.
Here are the movies playing in July 2023:
- Crazy Stupid Love | September 4th
- Grease | September 11th
Tickets start at just $15 and you don’t need a room at the hotel to enjoy this activity.
11. Cool Off in a Vegas Pool
Even in September, it can get pretty hot in Las Vegas. If you’re looking for an opportunity to cool off, consider going to one of the many pools found at various hotels in this city.
One of the easiest ways to do this is actually just to jump on the Pool Party Bus, which will take you to 3 of the best pools in Las Vegas. This outing also includes unlimited mixers, fantastic music, and more.
Alternatively, you can also just stay at the hotel and get access to their pool. Some hotels also offer tickets to enter and enjoy the pool even if you aren’t a guest.
12. Take a Ghost Tour
Believe it or not, there are areas of Las Vegas that are said to be haunted. If you’re interested in learning about some of the spookier stories to come out of this city, consider taking a ghost tour.
Over the course of an hour, you’ll learn about the potentially haunted history of Sin City, including tales of reported sightings and other events.
During this tour, you’ll visit a variety of notable locations including Planet Hollywood, Harrah’s, Palazzo and more, as your guide reveals the darker side of Las Vegas.
Find tickets here for the Gangsters, Glitz, and Gore Ghost Tour.
Seven Oh Brew puts on "Las Vegas' first authentic Oktoberfest.
There will be the usual beer drinking, but also four days of entertainment and activities.
There will be 50 live acts as well as contests and more.
Events take place September 29th-October 1st at Craig Ranch Regional Park.
Visit the Sevenohbrew website for more information.