This post covers things to do during October in Las Vegas, including family-friendly, nighttime, and free or cheap activities.
This top 10 list contains big concerts, sports, theatre, tours, free activities, and other events to attend in Las Vegas during October.
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There won’t ever be a shortage of concerts and live music with star power in Las Vegas, and October is no different.
You’ll be able to find more internationally-touring headliners than you’ll have time to see this month.
Check out all the big October concerts in Vegas here.
You can probably find a matinee performance or two, but the rest of these concerts will be a great way to spend your evening in the city. Find more things to do at night here.
October is a great month to catch a pro sporting event in Las Vegas.
Hockey season has just begun, football and soccer are in full swing, and baseball playoffs are starting.
The games are the perfect opportunity for some family bonding if you’ve brought the kids with you to Las Vegas!
You can find more family-friendly activities here.
From touring Broadway shows to entertaining residencies, you can find a theatre performance to suit any taste in Las Vegas this month.
We Will Rock You is a Queen musical that is all the more popular after the recent Freddy Mercury biopic.
Fans of the band will enjoy this journey through their history. The musical runs October 4 – 5, 2019.
Friends The Musical Parody is a new and funny parody re-imagining of the popular sitcom that is running in Las Vegas all month.
October means a relief from the heat of the summer and fewer crowds, so of course, we recommend taking a free walking tour through downtown.
The annual Las Vegas PRIDE festival is happening October 11 – 13, 2019.
This year’s festival is focused on honoring the past and celebrating the future as 2019 is the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.
The PRIDE parade will move through downtown Las Vegas on October 11 and the festival itself is two days long.
The monthly PRIDE OUTside activity will be October 13, which is an all-ages hike at Calico Basin.
In October you get to avoid the summer heat and the height of the summer break crowds, which makes this the perfect month to hit all of Las Vegas’ top attractions.
If you enjoy getting above street level to see the lights and sights, there are several observation decks to choose from:
Another fun way to see Vegas from above is riding the Fly LINQ Zipline.
Check out our master post of the best things to do in Las Vegas for more ideas.
October means it’s time to dress up and find some spooky entertainment.
This all-ages harvest festival has candy stations, a Botanical Garden, a haunted carnival, hay maze, petting zoo, crafts, live music, food, and other fun activities.
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If you’re looking for adult Halloween parties, there will be no shortage of those on the Strip!
Oktoberfest is coming to Hofbrauhaus Las Vegas on the weekends from September 13 – October 31, 2019.
This German restaurant hosts the festivities that feature imported Oktoberfestbier straight from Munich.
You’ll find delicious German food, shot-skis, beer, and plenty of people dressed in their finest dirndl and lederhosen.
If you’re a fan of alt-rock and grunge, you’ll want to go to Muddfest, a free music festival on Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas.
The lineup features Puddle of Mudd, a hard rock, post-grunge band. Other acts include Saliva, Trapt, Saving Abel, and Tantric.
The festival will be held on October 19, 2019, from 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm. Find the 3rd Street stage near the Fremont casino and Four Queens.
You won’t need to pay a penny to enjoy the music, but you might want to bring some money for nearby food and drinks.
We suggest you purchase a discount city pass to get discounts on select attractions, experiences, and restaurants – sometimes 20 – 70% off the retail value.
Some of these tickets also mean you’ll get to skip the box office lines, meaning more time to see more attractions!
Depending on the pass, you could get access to:
Take a look at our full comparison to see which tourist attraction discount pass is best for you this October.