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What to Do in Las Vegas in September

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This post has our top 12 suggestions - with one honorable mention - for free activities, things to do at night, and family-friendly entertainment in Las Vegas for September 2021.

 

 


TOP 12 EVENTS AND THINGS TO DO IN SEPTEMBER

Here are our favorite events going on in September 2021. 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

 

 

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 that are playing in September. You can catch minor league baseball, and soccer games this month.

 

 

NFL

USL (Soccer)

NASCAR

Take a look at the games happening in Las Vegas


(3) Go to a Live Comedy Show

Many famous comedians are drawn to Las Vegas throughout the year, and there will be quite a few great comedic performances to attend this September.

 

 

Here are some of the most popular comedy shows to see this month:

Alternatively, you can also just head to a club like the Laugh Factory to enjoy a show any night of the week!

Some Las Vegas tourist passes also include free live comedy performances, so if you’re planning to purchase one, keep that in mind as an affordable alternative to these options.


(4) Attend a Magic Show

If you want to experience something otherworldly or unpredictable, there are always plenty of magicians in Las Vegas performing throughout the year.

 

 

The following notable acts will be holding performances this month:

It’s worth noting that you might be able to save money on some of these magic shows by using a Las Vegas tourist pass.


(5) Experience Cirque du Soleil

No matter when you visit Las Vegas, chances are there will be a Cirque du Soleil show to see. During the month of September, you can expect at least 4 great options to choose from including the following:

 

 

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!

 


(6) Go to a Music Festival

If you're not interested in any of the concerts in Las Vegas this month, there are two great music festivals taking place this month that you might want to consider.

 

 

The Life Is Beautiful Festival will include performances from musicians like Green Day, Billie Eilish, Tame Impala, Modest Mouse, Ludacris and many more.

This event runs from September 17th -19th.

Alternatively, you may also want to attend the Punk Rock Bowling and Music Festival from September 24th - 26th.

The lineup for this show includes Devo, Streetlight Manifesto, the Descendents and many others.


(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:

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:

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

You don’t need to break the bank to see all the attractions you want to see in Las Vegas.

If you purchase a discount city pass, you’ll get discounts on select attractions, experiences, and restaurants - sometimes 20 - 70%. 

 

 

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 your trip.


(10) Take a Bus Tour

Interested in seeing all the most notable attractions in Las Vegas? A hop-on hop-off bus tour includes stops at every major site, and each ticket lasts for a full day, allowing you to jump off and explore the area at your own leisure whenever you wish.

 

 

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.

For more information, please read our post covering hop-on hop-off Las Vegas bus tours.


(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.

Purchase tickets for the Las Vegas Ghost Tour or learn more.

 


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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: October 12th, 2021
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