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What to Do in Las Vegas in April

Updated: May 11, 2024

This post provides many fun and interesting things to do in Las Vegas in April.

We include free, nighttime, and family-friendly activities. This post has been updated for 2024. Let's get marching!

And be sure to check out our weather in April post before you pack and head out.


TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN APRIL

The following list will include a variety of entertaining things to do in Las Vegas in April. 

We’ll include several fun attractions, events, and activities for audiences of all ages.

For additional ideas, consider some of the following options:


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.

Concerts

There are dozens of other musicians performing including Phish, the Righteous Brothers, Luis Miguel. Gary Puckett and The Union Gap Band, Wayne Newton, Smokey Robinson, and Kylie Minogue.

Click here for tickets to these and other concerts in April in Las Vegas.

Music Festivals


2. Attend a Sporting Event

There will be several chances to see professional sports in Las Vegas in April as well.

Hockey

Baseball

Drag Racing

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.

Check here for even more sporting events in Las Vegas in April.


If you want a theatrical experience, Las Vegas has something to meet everyone's interest.

Variety Acts

Burlesque

Cirque du Soleil

Tickets are typically over $100, but you might be able to save some money using a Las Vegas Tourist Pass!

Check here for even more theatrical productions in Las Vegas in April.


4. Go to a Stand-up Comedy Show

Just as musicians are to be drawn to Las Vegas throughout the year, you’ll also find many comedians performing throughout the year.

Stand-Up

Prop Comics

Comedy Clubs

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

Click here for a list of other shows.


5. Experience a Magic Show

Las Vegas is home to several notable magicians who perform throughout the year, as well as acts who are trying to become the next magical hit!

Below are a few magicians you might enjoy.

Magicians

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


6. Save Money With a Tourist Attraction Concession 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. Experience the Sphere

The recently opened $1.2 billion MSG Sphere is the world's largest spherical structure.

Concerts, sporting events, films, and award shows will take place at the venue, which has enough room for up to 25,000 people!

What's impressive at first glance are the millions of LEDs covering the outside of the building.

Inside, it's just as impressive, with a stunning and even changing backdrop to the performers on the stage.

The immersive Darren Aronofsky film, Postcard from Earth, is shown on a screen that's the size of four football fields.

Note that visitors to the Sphere have discussed the steepness of the seating but have said that those afraid of heights will soon feel comfortable.


9. 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:

  • Monday - Friday
    • Every 30 minutes from 3 pm - 6:30 pm
    • Every 15 minutes from 7 pm - midnight
  • Saturdays/Sundays/Holidays
    • Every 30 minutes from noon - 6:30 pm
    • Every 15 minutes from 7 pm - midnight

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.


10. Other Festivals and Events

There's always plenty to do in Las Vegas in April. Here are a few other options below.

  • First Friday Festival | April 5th | Music, art, food, and fun in Art Square in Downtown Vegas.
  • Clark County Fair & Rodeo | April 10th-14th | a 5-day event in a small town about 50 min from Vegas.
  • Purple Run | April 13th | A half-marathon and a celebration of the musical genius, Price.
  • NAB Show | April 13th-17th | 1000 companies celebrate all things media and technology, with exhibitor showcases and more.
  • The Color Run | April 20th | A 5K race where runners are covered in colorful powder each kilometer, with a festival at the end.
  • Viva Las Vegas | April 18th-21st | A rockabilly weekend with music, burlesque, bowling, a fashion show, a car show, and more.
  • Fanboy Expo | April 22nd-24th | Creators, actors, directors, and fans of all things comic meet at the Rio Hotel & Casino.
  • LVLUP Expo | April 26th-28th | Competitive gaming, collecting, cosplay, and more at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Honorable Mention - 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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About The Author

Stephen Pickhardt

Stephen is the CEO of Free Tours by Foot and has overseen the transformation of a local walking tour company into a global tour community and traveler’s advice platform. He has personally led thousands of group tours in the US and Europe, and is an expert in trip planning and sightseeing, with a focus on budget travelers. Stephen has been published and featured in dozens of publications including The Wall Street Journal, BBC, Yahoo, Washington.org, and more.
Updated: May 11th, 2024
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