Best festivals in Las Vegas

Besides gambling, there are a lot of other cool things tourists can do when visiting Las Vegas, and one of them is to attend any festival that might be taking place in the city. A wide variety of food, music, or art festivals are happening every year in the Las Vegas valley and most of them are really worth checking out.

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There are a plethora of festivals organised in Las Vegas, and below you can find information about the best of them.

Life Is Beautiful

Life Is Beautiful is a three-day music and arts festival that takes place on September 21-23 in Downtown Las Vegas and brings together people who love music, food and art. This year’s celebration marks the sixth edition of the festival and will feature renowned artists, musicians, speakers, as well as chefs.

Last year, the one-of-a-kind event was attended by more than 150,000 people and was named “Music Festival of the Year” by Pollstar. But being the multi-sensory event that it is, Life Is Beautiful also offers visual delights, as dozens of artists turn the walls of Vegas into an art gallery with impressive 3D masterpieces and large murals.  


Electric Daisy Carnival

Electric Daisy Carnival is the experience any music lover must enjoy at least once in their lifetime. It takes place every May on the grounds of the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, which is transformed into some kind of adult playground with a big stage for the best EDM artists, wild attractions, carnival rides, art installations and a lot of food and beverage trucks. Among the artists coming to EDC, there are some resounding names such as Tiësto, Armin van Buuren, Yellow Claw, and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike.

Exodus Festival

Taking place over the Halloween weekend, Exodus Festival less famous compared to EDC but still has a lot to offer EDM fans. It’s a 5-day festival that takes place in various locations in Las Vegas, mostly nightclubs and pools like Hakkasan Las Vegas, Omnia Nightclub at Ceasar’s Palace, Wet Republic Ultra Pool at MGM Grand, and XS Nightclub at Encore.


RiSE Lantern Festival

For those who don’t really fancy loud music and prefer something to feed their souls and recharge their batteries, we recommend checking the RiSE Lantern Festival, an event where attendees simultaneously release paper lanterns propelled by hot-air into the sky.

The event returns to Las Vegas for the 5th year and is held on the Moapa River Indian Reservation, located 32 miles (51.5 km) northeast of Las Vegas, where attendees experience “the collective elevation of peoples’ hopes, dreams, resolutions, goals, and desires.” Besides pleasant music, there will also be local food trucks, beer and wine for event-goers to try out.