What to Do in Las Vegas in April

This post covers a lot of interesting things to do in Las Vegas throughout the month of April, including free, nighttime and family-friendly activities, updated for 2020.

For additional ideas, consider some of the following options:

 

 


TOP EVENTS AND THINGS TO DO IN LAS VEGAS THIS APRIL

The following list will include a variety of entertaining things to do in Las Vegas throughout the month of March. 

We’ll include several fun attractions, events, and activities for audiences of all ages. Many of them are included at no extra cost with at least one Las Vegas tourist pass.


1) Go to a Concert

No matter what time of year it is, you can always expect dozens of notable musical artists to be performing in Las Vegas. Most of them perform multiple concerts while they’re in town!

April is no slouch of a month, as the following concerts will be available:

 

 

There are dozens of other musicians performing this month, so if you don’t see a show you want to attend, check this list of concerts in Las Vegas for even more options.


2) Attend a Sporting Event

There will be a lot of great games to see in Las Vegas this April, including the opening of the baseball season for both the UNLV Rebels and the AAA Minor League team the Las Vegas Aviators.

If you’re not a fan of that sport, the Las Vegas Lights will also be playing at least one soccer match at home.

 

 

Alternatively, fans of motorsports will be happy to hear that both AMA Supercross and the NHRA Four Wide Nationals will be making their way to Vegas this month.

These events are family-friendly, and many of them will take place after dark, making them great things to do with kids as well as nighttime activities.

You can find tickets for the sports in Las Vegas here.


3) See a Popular Musical

Although Las Vegas isn’t always a great town for traditional theatre, you can usually count on at least one traveling Broadway or hit musical each month.

 

 

During April, you’ll have the chance to see the cult classic film Mean Girls brought to the stage in musical form from the 14th – 19th.

Alternatively, you can also experience Friends: The Musical Parody throughout the month!

If you’re looking for a different type of theatrical performance, consider going to see one of the following Cirque du Soleil shows instead:

Another excellent option will be the Blue Man Group, who will be performing in sin city all month long.

Some of these shows will even be available at no extra cost with at least one Las Vegas tourist pass!

If you want to see what’s on, you can find all the Vegas theatre tickets here.


4) Go to a Stand-up Comedy Show

Just as musicians seem to be drawn to Las Vegas throughout the year, you’ll also find a lot of beloved comedians performing in this town pretty much any time you visit.

 

 

If you’re in need of a good laugh, the following performers will be doing stand-up in Vegas this April:

Even if you can’t manage to get tickets for one of these shows, there are also several comedy clubs in this city where you can enjoy a few laughs any day of the week such as the Laugh Factory and the Comedy Cellar.

Some comedy clubs even offer free admission to visitors who have certain Las Vegas tourist passes!


5) Experience a Magic Show

If you’re in the mood for a more captivating theatrical performance, there are quite a few famous magicians who will be hosting daily shows in Las Vegas this month.

 

 

Here are a few of the best magic shows to see in April:

Tickets for some of these shows are included with various Las Vegas tourist passes.


6) Save Money With a Tourist Attraction Discount Pass

If you’re planning to visit several attractions, go on more than one tour or enjoy multiple shows while in Las Vegas, a tourist pass could save you 50% or more off ticket prices.

These services are especially useful if you’re interested in enjoying 4-5 different activities per day, but there are also some passes that allow you to save money on just 2-3 tickets.

 

 

Here are a few of the best attractions and tours included with these tourist passes:

  • Hop on Hop off Bus Tour | $49
  • Grand Canyon Day Trip | $160
  • Las Vegas Helicopter Tour | $124
  • Richard Petty Driving Experience | $150
  • Criss Angel Mindfreak | $120
  • Hoover Dam Tour | $60
  • Blue Man Group | $150
  • Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. | $39
  • Madame Tussauds | $30
  • The Mentalist | $67
  • And more!

Regardless of which pass you choose, you should be able to save around 20% – 50% off general admission prices for many popular activities.

For more information, read our post covering Las Vegas tourist passes.


7) Take a Food Tour

Everyone knows that there’s plenty of great food to eat in Las Vegas, but with so much to choose from, how are you supposed to know where to start?

Well, thankfully you can take a Secret Food Tour which covers some of the best dishes you’ll find in sin city, including interesting meals like a meatball slider, a scotch egg, and Japanese chocolates.

 

 

In addition to the food, you’ll also enjoy a glass of red, white or sparkling wine. If you’re interested in even more, you can purchase an upgraded drinks package for two extra cocktails and a red sangria!

Purchase tickets for the Las Vegas Secret Food Tour or learn more.


8) Attend the Academy of Country Music Awards

Fans of this genre will be happy to hear that you can actually get tickets for this live awards ceremony taking place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 5th.

 

 

Needless to say, you can expect some of the biggest names in country music to be on hand for this event and great performances from famous musicians.

Even if you’re not interested in any of the concerts taking place this month, you may want to consider attending this show to celebrate your favorite type of music.

Purchase tickets to the Academy of Country Music Awards or learn more.


9) Go to the Reggae Rise Up Festival

Not a country music buff? No worries! There will be an entire festival in honor of Reggae this April 18th – 19th, including dozens of excellent artists including the following:

 

 

Slightly Stoopid, Dirty Heads, Common Kings, Fortunate Youth, SOJA, Mike Love, The Movement, Jessie Royal, Collie Buddz, J. Boog and more.

In addition to two full days of musical performances, there will also be plenty of great food to eat, artwork on display (or for sale), and 40 vendors selling a variety of Reggae related merchandise.

Purchase Reggae Rise Up Festival tickets or learn more.


10) Celebrate the Festival of Colors

Traditionally known as Holi in Indian cultures, the Festival of Color is an ancient Hindu holiday that signifies the arrival of spring. 

As the name implies, this celebration is all about color, and you can expect to experience a lot of it during the American take on these festivities.

 

 

In addition to all the beautiful colors you’ll see and encounter, there will also be several great musicians, dancers, DJs, yoga teachers, and more performing during this event.

You can also expect plenty of great food, free hugs and a general celebration of humanity and the world!

Purchase tickets for the Festival of Colors or learn more.


11) Experience the Bellagio Fountains

No matter when you visit Las Vegas, you can always take a moment to head by the Bellagio and see their world-famous fountain show.

The Bellagio Fountains are designed to perform creative and interesting shows choreographed to match a variety of classical music, operatics, Broadway hits, and even pop tunes.

 

 

This show takes place at the following times throughout the week:

  • Saturdays/Holidays
    • Every 30 minutes from 12 pm – 8 pm
    • Every 15 minutes from 8 pm – 12 am
  • Sundays
    • Every 30 minutes from 11 am – 7 pm
    • Every 15 minutes from 7 pm – 12 am
  • Monday – Friday
    • Every 30 minutes from 3 pm – 8 pm
    • Every 15 minutes from 8 pm – 12 am

This activity is free to experience and it’s a great activity to enjoy after dark. 

For more ideas that won’t cost you a thing, check out our post on free things to do in Las Vegas. Alternatively, you can also find more nighttime activities on our post about things to do at night in Las Vegas.


12) Take a Day Trip

If all else fails, there are plenty of great landmarks you can visit that are pretty close to Las Vegas. Here are just a few of our suggestions for anyone who wants to get out of the city for a day:

 

 

In addition to these options, there are also a few different day trips included with some Las Vegas tourist passes, allowing you to potentially save quite a bit of money!

 


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