Things to Do in Las Vegas in October

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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(1) See a Concert

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. 



  • Christina Aguilera – October 2, 4, 5
  • Rod Stewart – October 4
  • Journey – October 9 – 26
  • Gwen Stefani – October 12 – 18
  • Lady Gaga – October 17 – 31
  • Phil Collins – October 19
  • Barry Manilow – October 19
  • Twenty One Pilots – October 30

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

(2) See a Major Sporting Event

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.  



NHL Hockey

  • Las Vegas Golden Knights

NFL Football

  • Las Vegas Raiders


  • Las Vegas Aviators


  • Las Vegas Lights FC

The games are the perfect opportunity for some family bonding if you’ve brought the kids with you to Las Vegas!

You can find ticket information on TicketNetwork.

(3) Enjoy the Theatre

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. 

David Copperfield and Blue Man Group are family-favorite shows at any time of year. And what would be a trip to Vegas without Cirque du Soleil?

Don’t forget to check out all the performances in Vegas and other fun things to do at night

(4) Take a Sightseeing Tour

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.

If you like having convenient transportation, there are several great bus tours in the city, too. The Big Bus Night Tour, in particular, is popular. 



Traveling foodies can enjoy a Secret Food Tour or a private small-group food tour of the Strip.

(5) Las Vegas Pride

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. 


  • October 11 from 5:00 pm – 1:00 am (PRIDE After Dark is 18+ after 10:00 pm)
  • October 12 from 12:00 pm – 1:00 am (PRIDE After Dark is 18+ after 8:00 pm)
  • October 13 PRIDE OUTside Hike at 10:00 am
  • Learn more on the Las Vegas PRIDE website.

(6) See Las Vegas’ Top Attractions

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.

We also have posts for things to do with the family, free and cheap activities, and what to do at night in Vegas

(7) Celebrate Halloween

October means it’s time to dress up and find some spooky entertainment.

If you’re with the kids, take them out to Haunted Harvest at Springs Preserve.

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. 

Haunted Harvest Details:



If you’re looking for adult Halloween parties, there will be no shortage of those on the Strip!

There will be a Fremont Street Bar and Club Crawl October 30 – November 2, 2019, as well as themed parties at all the clubs downtown, like the Drais party on October 31.

(8) Las Vegas Oktoberfest

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. 

Check their website for VIP tickets or to reserve a table

(9) Muddfest

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. 

(10) Save Money with a Tourist Attraction Pass

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:

  • Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour
  • Madame Tussauds
  • Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck
  • Ziplines

Take a look at our full comparison to see which tourist attraction discount pass is best for you this October.


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