What’s Going On: June

According to the thermostat, it’s officially summertime in Las Vegas, so make sure you stay cool while enjoying Las Vegas Hemp Fest, Reggae in the Desert and Electric Daisy Carnival. Hopefully, after these festivals, you’ll remember to call you father on Father’s Day.

Here is a rundown of some great events to get your eat and drink on in and around Las Vegas this month:

– dates, times and prices subject to change. Check individual websites for details. *=Must be 21 or over to attend.
  • June 3rd – First Friday 5-11pm, free – Downtown Arts District. Monthly event featuring art, music and of course, food.
  • June 4thNevada Brews N’Ques Festival 6-10pm, $40 – Henderson Event Plaza. Sample some of Nevada’s best Brews and BBQ. A ticket will get you unlimited beer, but food is sold separately.
  • June 5thKirk Franklin Gospel Brunch 10am, $54.50 + fees – House of Blues. It’s not quite church, but then again this is Las Vegas. Created and produced by Kirk Franklin, featuring live gospel music and all-you-can-eat food.
  • June 6th-17thLas Vegas Restaurant Week breakfast-lunch-dinner, $20-$80 – At Participating Restaurants. Now in its 10th year, over 100 restaurants (both on and off The Strip) will offer special prix fixe menus with proceeds supporting Three Square Food Bank. Since 2007, more than 2.5 million meals have been provided for those in need through Restaurant Week.
  • June 10th*Sundown in Downtown Las Vegas 6-10pm, $55 – Heritage Park Downtown. This event sounds like the perfect mix of culture and fun. Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Las Vegas Natural History Museum while enjoying a little beer pong, downtown eats, and 90’s beats.
  • June 11thSummer Wine Walk 6-9pm, $30 – Downtown Container Park. Cool down from the summer heat with a little wine and bubbly from stations throughout the park.
  • June 11thBlues, Brews and BBQ 4pm, $5 – Cannery Casino. It’s safe to assume the best way to enjoy a brew is with BBQ and music, this event combines all three. Featuring performances by Booker T. Jones and John Lee Hooker, Jr.
  • June 11thThe MonteLago Village Beerfest 2-7pm, $35 – Lake Las Vegas. Enjoy beer by the lake. Your ticket will get you a wrist band and souvenir glass for the beer, but the food, vendors and restaurants will be open to the public.
  • June 16th – Tea Paring in the Sky 7-10pm, $175+fees – Alize Restaurant. Enjoy a seven course meal, paired with teas from Seven Cups Fine Teas while enjoying some of the best views of the Strip from the 56th floor of the Palms Hotel and Casino.

*=Must be 21 and over to attend.

– dates, times and prices subject to change. Check individual websites for details.


What’s Going On: March

It’s March! Hello spring, goodbye extra hour of sleep. It’s time to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, College Basketball, and Easter. Here are a few special events going on this month, in and around Las Vegas.


  • March 4th – First Friday 5-11pm, free – Downtown Arts District. Monthly event featuring art, music and of course food.
  • March 4thContainer Park Beer Festival 7-9:30pm, $20 + fees, Downtown Container Park. Take in some movies and sample a selection of craft beers, presented by Motley Brews.
  • March 5thWhiskey Revival 7-9pm, $45 Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino. Enjoy live entertainment while sampling southern cuisine, paired with moonshines, barrel aged beer and of course, artisan whiskey.
  • March 9thShare an Olive with Chazz 7pm, $50 Italian American Club Las Vegas. Listen to actor Chazz Palminteri, talk about his career while enjoying BIVI Sicilian Vodka.
  • March 12th25th Anniversary Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry 10am-4pm, starting @ $5 + fees, Virginia City, NV. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in historic Virginia City. If you’ve never sampled these “oysters,” I would start with the Skeptical about Testicles tasting.
  • March 17th – 19thHoops and Hops starting @ $45 + tax & fees – The Cosmopolitan Hotel and Casino. Enjoy the tournament on stadium style screens, while partaking in some gaming, drink and gourmet food.
  • March 18thVegas Beer and Music Festival 7-10pm, $35 general – SLS Hotel and Casino. Hang out by the pool, listen to live music and enjoy samples of over 50 craft beers.
  • March 19thLittle Leprechauns 2-5pm, free – Downtown Container Park. Bring the kids and enjoy an afternoon of face painting, balloons, and art with your “little leprechauns”. RSVP on Facebook and registration is required for the art activity.
  • March 26th4th Annual Boulder City Beer Fest 1-7pm, $30 general – Wilbur Square Park. Featuring 30 brewery tents, 8 food trucks and “beer-centric” vendors. The event is open to the public, so all can enjoy the food trucks and vendors, you’ll just need a ticket and wristband for the beer.
  • March 26thEaster Wine Walk 3-6pm, $25 – Downtown Container Park. Spend an afternoon enjoying wine stations throughout the park.