Celebrating Las Vegas Pride with a Weekend of Fabulous Fun
The Annual Event Celebrating the LGBTQ+ Community Features a Parade, Festival and Special Events
LAS VEGAS – LGBTQ+ Pride is woven into the fabric of Las Vegas and celebrated throughout the year in the inclusive destination. Every October, that revelry amplifies as visitors and locals alike come together to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community at Las Vegas PRIDE.
The annual weeklong celebration highlights diversity, equality and inclusion with a mix of entertainment and special events. Organized by Southern Nevada Association of Pride, Inc., the official events are complemented by festivities held throughout the destination.
Las Vegas proudly celebrates the LGBTQ+ community and empowers travelers to embrace who they are year-round. Featuring a wide variety of LGBTQ+-driven entertainment, dining, nightlife and special events, Las Vegas is the ultimate, inclusive escape for anyone and everyone for any occasion.
Las Vegas PRIDE Events
Las Vegas PRIDE promises a “most glamorous, glittering spectacle” with its annual Las Vegas PRIDE Night Parade on Oct. 8, again taking place on 4th Street in downtown Las Vegas. With LGBTQ+ community members dressed festively, the city’s premier drag queens serving glam looks and parade floats that sparkle and shimmer under the neon (and LED lights), this is a parade not to be missed!
The party continues with the Las Vegas PRIDE Festival on Oct. 9. With performances, vendors, kids- and pet-focused areas, and thousands of friendly faces, this community celebration is a day jam-packed with fabulous fun!
Official after-party events occur throughout the weekend in downtown Las Vegas, from The Urban Lounge and The Garden in the Arts District to Fremont East’s Discopussy and Park on Fremont.
Las Vegas PRIDE also puts on special editions of its monthly events, PRIDE Family Bingo and the PRIDE OUTside Hike, during the annual October celebration.
Flex Cocktail Lounge, just off the Strip, has been serving the LGBTQ+ community for more than 20 years. Join the fun for nightly entertainment and drink specials.
Minutes from Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, FreeZone Nightclub and Bar pairs a casual atmosphere with upbeat music and karaoke. Featuring food, pool tables and occasional drag shows, it is a solid spot to catch up with friends or let loose on the dance floor.
Just a short walk from Piranha and FreeZone is Quadz. In addition to offering pool tables and darts, the bar also features special events regularly, including bingo and themed parties.
The Garage, located a few miles off the Strip, is a hot spot for locals and visitors alike. Modeled after an auto-body shop, the bar features pool tables, shuffleboard and darts, in addition to drink specials and mouth-watering bar bites.
Part of a chain of western-themed gay bars, Charlie’s Las Vegas is a short ride from the Strip on the west side of Las Vegas. The space features a full dance floor and a vibrant entertainment calendar including drag shows, karaoke and bingo.
Just off the Strip, Fun Hog Ranch is a casual hangout offering several beers on tap, cocktails and more. The welcoming space routinely partners with community organizations for fun themed events.
The Garden Las Vegas is an intimate and chic lounge bar by nightlife extraordinaire Eduardo Cordova located in the Downtown Las Vegas Arts District, featuring craft cocktails, light bites and an extravagant ambiance. Join some of the most talented queens every Saturday and Sunday at the Bottomless Drag Brunch for endless mimosas, delicious food and fun that slays.
Serving up unforgettable parties seven nights a week, Piranha Nightclub is the ultimate late-night location for LGBTQ+ revelers. From international DJs to world famous drag queens, the entertainment is top-notch and draws a lively, diverse crowd. Depending on the occasion, guests can enjoy a cocktail at one of the many bars or dance the night away on Piranha’s state-of-the-art dance floors among sexy go-go dancers.
Queens of the scene take guests on a wild ride as they dine at Señor Frog’s Drag Brunch inside Treasure Island Las Vegas. Drag queens from RuPaul’s Drag Race and Vegas' finest female impersonators slay the stage, as revelers can brunch it up with a delicious buffet and an open bar Friday-Sunday.
All tea, no shade! Some of the most famous drag queens in the world are taking over the Las Vegas Strip when RuPaul’s Drag Race Live! hits the stage at Flamingo Las Vegas. From the creative team behind the Emmy Award-winning series RuPaul’s Drag Race, RuPaul’s Drag Race Live! will be the most sickening eleganza extravaganza in Las Vegas herstory.
ABOUT THE LVCVA
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide and with operating the 4.6 million square-foot Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC). With nearly 150,000 hotel rooms and 14 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space in Las Vegas alone, the LVCVA's mission centers on attracting leisure and business visitors to the area. The LVCVA also owns the Las Vegas Convention Center Loop, an underground tunnel designed by The Boring Company and also owns the Las Vegas Monorail, an elevated 3.9-mile system with seven stops throughout the resort corridor. Both transportation systems will operate when conventions reconvene. For more information, go to www.lvcva.com, www.visitlasvegas.com or www.vegasmeansbusiness.com.
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