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Things to do in Las Vegas - October

Important Dates in October

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

It’s also National Pizza Month. Stay tuned for lots of deals. 

October 5 – National World Teacher’s Day
October 7 – International Walk to School Day
October 9 – Indigenous People Day
October 9 – No School for CCSD Students
October 10 – No School for CCSD Elementary Students
October 13 – Friday the 13th
October 27 – No School (Nevada Day observed)
October 28 – Make a Difference Day
October 30 – National Candy Corn Day
October 31 – Nevada Day (the actual day)
October 31 – Halloween

Things to do in Las Vegas - October

Home Depot Workshop 

Saturday, October 7,  9am – 12pm
Your Local Home Depot store 

October Project: Rescue Float Plane


Lowe’s DIY Workshop

Saturday, October 14, 10am – 1pm
Your local Lowe’s store 

October project: Heroic Fire Truck 


Sidepiece Buy One Get One Half Off  Deal 

Buy one 14″ inch pizza and get a second for half off every Monday in October. 

Offer valid on dine in, delivery, and take out. 

The Mine Experience


Saturday, October 7, 9am – 2pm

McCaw Mines, 57 Lynn Lane

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC on the 1st Saturday of every month from 9am to 2pm  No new entries after 130pm will be allowed.
Come and see the only simulated underground gold mine in the state.  Explore our surface exhibits and our beautiful Visitor’s Center.  Browse in our Train Caboose Gift Shop to bring home a remembrance from your visit.  Bring the whole family and enjoy a day at The Mine Experience.
Stay tuned for the annual Halloween event at the Mine Experience. 

STEAM Saturdays with the Neon Museum 

Saturday, October 21, 10am – 12pm 
The Neon Museum 

October Theme: Let’s Make Music

Build your own instruments, find out how sound travels, and see how music relates to our museum collection. Don’t let this opportunity to have a blast with music and learning pass you by! 

Admission for Steam Saturdays is $5 per person. Children age 6 and younger are FREE. 

STEAM Saturdays is a Neon Museum program that offers fun make-and-take activities, hands-on learning, and demonstrations designed to promote creative and critical thinking. This series is offered to families once a month from 10am-12pm.

Do you love colors? Want to learn how they work and how to use them? Then join us for a colorful event where you’ll explore the science and art of color. You’ll learn how to mix colors, create optical illusions, and make your own rainbow. Don’t miss this chance to brighten up your day with creativity

Las Vegas Natural History Museum 

Daily events at the museum including shark feedings, story times, art & crafts. 

See the calendar

Discovery Children’s Museum 

Open daily, Discovery Children’s Museum offers Daily Discoveries, special programming, and exhibits all month long. 

See the OCTOBER calendar

Sunday, October 1 – Member Morning Fall into Fun 

Saturday, October 7, Free Music Workshop with Amanda Fratus 

Saturday, October 21 – Flood Safety Event

Saturday, October 21 – Free Art Workshop with Bonnie Kelso

Springs Preserve

Open Thursday – Monday, 9am – 4pm

Toddler Time
Monday, Thursday, Friday
11am – 12pm

Crack a Geode & Fossil Dig
Fossil Dig and Crack a Geode activities are $5 for Springs Preserve members or $6 for non-members.

Desert Tortoise Week 
Themed Toddler Time, demonstrations from zoologists, and tortoises crafts and activities.

The Butterfly Habitat
The Butterfly Habitat at Springs Preserve is expected to open the end of September, pending weather. 

Haunted Harvest
Find info on this event and more on the Vegas Family Guide Halloween Event Headquarters!

Clark County Wetlands Park 

October Sunday Storytime with a Librarian

Sunday, October 8,  11am – 12
Sunday, October 22:  11am – 12pm

Wetlands Critters and Crafts

Sunday, October 15 – 12pm – 2pm

Wetlands Watercolor for Kids

Sunday, October 1, 11am – 12pm

Movies on the Green 

Saturdays in September, The District at Green Valley Ranch
Seating begins at 7pm

Reservations are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. Reserve your spot here. 

October 7, Hocus Pocus (1993)

October 14, The Addams Family (2019)

October 21, Audience Choice (Click here to vote.)

October 28, Hotel Transylvania (2012)

Fitness on the Green 

Sundays, 10am – 11am 
The District at Green Valley Ranch 

Stretch your worries away with a complimentary fitness class at The District. Led by skilled professionals, each class is one hour and located on The Green. To reserve your spot, click here.

Yoga with Athleta | October 15

Boxing with Mayweather Boxing  | October 22

Cycling with Cycle Bar* – October 1 | October 29 

*Join Cyclebar Henderson for a 10 minute warm up on the green followed by a walk to the studio for a 30 minute cycle class. Shoes and towels provided, all levels welcome.

Movies on the Square

Fridays at Sundown 
Town Square Las Vegas

October 6 – Lightyear
October 13 – Sonic 2

Please no outside food or drinks.  Alcohol Prohibited. Food can be purchased from restaurants in Town Square.
While you’re there for the movie, show us an original receipt from that day for purchase(s) of $20 or more from any TSLV store or restaurant and receive a FREE gift.  One gift, per person, per day.  While supplies last.

LaLa Photography at McKee Ranch

Lala Photography is now booking fall sessions at McKee Ranch. These October photo sessions sell out quickly so don’t miss out! McKee Ranch mini sessions are $59 and include 3 digital images. 


Las Vegas Lights

Soccer in Summerlin!

These games will be at the Las Vegas Ballpark!

Colorado Springs Switchbacks

San Diego Loyal SC

Henderson Silver Knights

Opening Night
Friday, October 20, 7pm
Presented by Dollar Loan Center

Saturday, October 21, 1pm

Friday, October, 27, 11am

Sunday, October 29, 1pm


UNLV Hockey

The UNLV Hockey team practices at least three times per week, on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons at 3pm.

All home games at City National Arena, home of UNLV Hockey, and the Home of the Vegas Golden Knights. 

Game tickets are priced at $15 each

Friday, October 13, 730pm

Saturday, October 14, 730pm

Friday, October 20, 7pm

Saturday, October 21, 7pm

Thursday, October 26, 7pm

Friday, October 27, 830pm


Vegas Golden Knights

Vegas Golden Knights home game schedule for October 2023. All games are at T-Mobile Arena. Tickets start at $25. 

Tuesday, October 3, 7pm 

Thursday, October 5, 7pm

Tuesday, October 10, 7pm 

Saturday, October 14, 7pm

Tuesday, October 17, 730pm

Tuesday, October 24, 8pm

Friday, October 27, 3pm (Nevada Day)

Monday, October 30, 7pm 


Vegas Golden Knights Mites at Night

Mites at Knight presented by AAA Insurance is a fun scrimmage designed to highlight the efforts of our youth hockey community. All of the players currently play in the 8U (Mites) league at one of the rinks in the Las Vegas Valley. Players are selected based on age to ensure that all age-eligible children have a chance to experience this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to skate during the intermission of a Vegas Golden Knights home game.

October Schedule

Friday, October  14, 7pm
vs Anaheim Ducks

Friday, October 27, 3pm
Chicago Blackhawks

Vegas Golden Knights Kids Club

Kids Club gives a younger generation of fans a fun opportunity to celebrate being a Golden Knights fan! Membership cost is $50 and is good for one year.

Kids Club is made for kids ages 2-14 and includes a one-of-a-kind Kids Club kit with cool items to show off your Vegas Golden Knights pride!

Members will also have access to exclusive Kids Club events and ticket offers throughout the year.

Pizza Hut + Vegas Golden Knights

Save 31% on your orders with code VGKWINS.

The code is valid the day after a Vegas Golden Knights win. Valid in store or at PizzaHut.com


Gilcrease Orchard Fall Harvest Pumpkin Patch

Open through October 31 for the Fall Harvest Pumpkin Patch. 

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday from 7am – 2pm

Tickets are required for Saturday and Sunday. 
Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased HERE. 
Children under 5 years are free.

Gilcrease Orchard is the only u-pick pumpkin patch in Las Vegas.

Find more Pumpkin Patches in Las Vegas and Henderson.

Desert Tortoise Week  

There are several events in partnership with US Fish & Game to celebrate Nevada’s State Reptile, the Desert Tortoise. 

Learn about the Desert Tortoise
Follow the most iconic Desert Tortoise, Mojave Max
What to do if you find a desert tortoise

Under authority of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, it is legal to have a pet desert tortoise as long as you didn’t take it from the wild. All desert tortoises in Nevada, whether in captivity or not, are considered wildlife and therefore belong to the people of the State of Nevada.

If you would like to legally adopt a pet desert tortoise, please visit www.tortoisegroup.org for more information. And, if you currently have a pet desert tortoise, please consider spay/neuter, or at the very least separating mating pairs to avoid unintentional backyard breeding.

Desert Tortoise Fact Sheet
Desert Tortoise Week Events in Las Vegas

ROaD’s App Field Trip Training for Identifying Tortoise Sign and Raven Monitoring

October 2, 9am – 12pm

Join Tortoise Group to learn how to become a citizen scientist and collect data using the ROaD’s App while out hiking or exploring the desert. Visit tortoisegroup.org to find out more about the app.

Contact: sarahmortimer@tortoisegroup.org

Location: Jean and Roach Dry Lake Beds, Sloan, NV (meet at intersection of Knight Ranch Rd. and Las Vegas Blvd., just south of Seven Magic Mountains)

Springs Preserve

The Springs Preserve is partnering with the Clark County Desert Conservation Program for a week of activities and specialty programming centered around Nevada’s state reptile.

Tortoise-themed Toddler Time stories, crafts and activities for kids ages 5 and under, 11am – 12pm during regular Toddler Time on Monday, October 2, Thursday, October 5,  and Friday, October 6.

Drop-in to a demonstration from the Springs Preserve zoologists and tortoise craft activities

Visit the tortoise habitat at Red Rock Canyon
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National Night Out

Tuesday, October 3, 2023

This national event happening annually and brings together community and law enforcement. 

Multiple LVMPD commands, Henderson PD, and North Las Vegas PD will be hosting events around the valley. 


Book Signing with Ben Clanton 

Wednesday, October 4, 6pm
Paseo Verde Library, 280 S Green Valley Parkway 

Join Henderson Libraries for a book signing with Ben Clanton, the author of the Narwhal and Jelly books. 

Station 91 Open House – Henderson FD

Saturday, October 7, 10am – 1pm
Station 91, 2901 Democracy Drive, Henderson

Art in the Park – Boulder City

Saturday & Sunday, October 7 – 8, 2023
Boulder City, Nevada

This year’s event will be spread across 4 parks in Boulder City with hundreds of artists, vendors, food, and more. 

Admission is FREE. 

Art in the Park is one of the largest outdoor art festivals in the Southwest and is the largest fundraiser for the Boulder City Hospital Foundation. The art festival benefits Boulder City Hospital is held over two days in beautiful Boulder City, Nevada. The festival is free to the public, and although Boulder City’s population is just over 16,000, the event draws over 100,000 visitors every year.

art in the park boulder city

Henderson Symphony Orchestra – The Princess Bride

Friday, October 7, 8pm
Water Street Plaza 

FREE event. 

Summerlin Library Fall Festival 

Saturday, October 7, 10am – 2pm 
Downtown Summerlin

Enjoy live music, food trucks, pumpkin decorating, face painters, balloon artists, stilt walkers, jugglers, DIY crafts, psychic readings, 3D chalk art, huge book fair and craft vendors!

Daniel Tiger Be My Neighbor Day

Saturday, October 7, 10am – 2pm
Downtown Summerlin

Vegas PBS Daniel Tiger Be My Neighbor Day is on  The Lawn in Downtown Summerlin. Daniel Tiger Be My Neighbor Day is a free outdoor event that promotes being a caring neighbor.

Attendees can engage in community-faced acts of kindness and take part in family-friendly activities. PBS KIDS’ beloved characters Daniel Tiger and Katerina Kittycat will be on stage for guest appearances throughout the day.

Bon Odori Dance Workshop

Saturday, October 7, 1230pm – 130pm 
Winchester Dondero Cultural Center

FREE workshop, first come, first served. Space is limited. 

Learn to Bon Odori and dance together at Aki Matsuri. 

Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival 

October 13 – 15, 2023
Sunset Park, Las Vegas

Friday & Saturday: 10am – 10pm
Sunday: 10am – 5pm 

Get more details and tickets HERE

This three-day outdoor festival has brought more than 35,000+ locals and visitors together for a long weekend full of fantasy and medieval fun as Sunset Park is transformed into a magical wonderland.

The Age of Chivalry is an immersive Renaissance era experience with numerous villages and guilds, activities, historical reenactments, fantasy creations, live performances, and an array of foods and beverages – truly an event that is fun for the entire family. The festival boasts more than 100 artisans from throughout the U.S. and Canada including gold and silver smiths, stained glass designers, costume makers, wood workers, toy makers, leather workers, perfume blenders, potters, armor makers and many more. 

Summerlin Festival of Arts

October 13 – October 15, 2023
Downtown Summerlin 
9am – 4pm every day

Summerlin Festival of Arts is celebrating its 27th year with an open-air shopping, dining and entertainment destination located in the heart of the Summerlin master planned community.

The three-day event features the works of more than 100 celebrated fine artists thoughtfully selected by a panel of art experts. The festival includes children’s activities and entertainment making it one of the most beloved annual events in Southern Nevada. 

Las Vegas Oktoberfest

Friday & Saturday, October 13 – 14, 4pm – 10pm
1110 E Lake Mead Blvd, North Las Vegas

Open to All Ages.

The annual Oktoberfest Celebration will have Live Music – Traditional Dance Performances – German Food.


Food and Drink are available for purchase. Grilled bratwurst, pork Schnitzel, Potato Pancakes, German Potato salad, apple strudel, pretzels.German Beers, Jagermeister, German Music.

For more Information; 702-201-1448 or
Please bring cash or an ATM Card.

NASCAR Weekend

October 13 – October 15, 2023
Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Sunday, October 15, 2023 11:30 AM
NASCAR Cup Series
See all of your favorite drivers during the 2023 Fall NASCAR Weekend in fabulous Las Vegas, Oct. 14-15.
The weekend features the South Point 400 NASCAR Cup Series playoff race on Sunday, October 15 and the Alsco Uniforms 302 NASCAR Xfinity Series playoff race on Saturday, October 14.

Single-day tickets are available for:

  • Friday, Oct. 13:  Star Nursery 150 ARCA Menards Series West Race at The Bullring
  • Saturday, Oct. 14:  Alsco Uniforms 302 NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoff Race
  • Sunday, Oct. 15:  South Point 400 NASCAR Cup Series Playoff Race

Kids 12 and under get in FREE for Friday & Saturday and are just $10 on Sunday with a ticketed adult!

Military discounts are available on single-day tickets. Prices will increase 10 days prior to the event date.

Pleistocene Palooza 

Saturday, October 14, 9am – 12pm
N. Durango & W. Moccasin Rd. 
Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument

Celebrate National Fossil Day at Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument. Pleistocene Palooza is an interactive outdoor event for all ages. 

Bring the family to check out live animals from the Pleistocene epoch like the camel and llama and see our mounted horse patrol in action!

Get sworn in as a Tule Springs Fossil Beds Junior Paleontologist and earn your official Junior Paleontologist badge! 

Bunnies Matter Fall Festival & Trunk or Treat

Saturday, October 14, 10am – 3pm
Floyd Lamb Park a the Bunny Barn 

Heritage Fall Festival 

Saturday, October 14, 11am – 2pm 
Heritage Park Senior Facility, Henderson

This family-friendly festival includes live entertainment, a craft fair with 40+ vendors, children’s activities including a petting zoo, bounce houses, face painting, train rides, and multiple games for all ages.
There will be free food items and refreshments that include popcorn and cotton candy. Other refreshments are available at a nominal fee.
Explore a variety of senior health and information booths, volunteer opportunities, safety information and free health screenings. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is not required, all ages are welcome.

Significance of the Night of the Dead

Saturday, October 14, 2pm – 5pm 
Winchester Dondero Cultural Center

Free workshop for ages 4 and older. 

Learn how to create an offering and make decorations for the offering. Registration is required at www.clarkcounty.gov/parks

Aki Matsuri Japanese Festival 

Saturday, October 21, 11am – 9pm
Water Street Plaza, Henderson

Presented in partnership with the Japanese Festival Association of Nevada, the 14th annual Aki Matsuri Japanese Festival returns to Water Street Plaza!

During this immersive festival experience, guests will enjoy:

  • Authentic Japanese food and goods
  • Live entertainment
  • Haiku contest
  • Ikebana (flower arrangement)
  • Bon Odori
  • Sake pavillion
  • Kids activities


Las Vegas Book Festival 

Saturday, October 21, 10am – 6pm 
Historic Fifth Street School 
401 4th Street, Downtown Las Vegas

Las Vegas Book Festival Schedule

When We Were Young Festival 

Saturday, October 21
Las Vegas Festival Grounds

With an epic pop-punk twist, next year’s bill delivers a colossal collection of the all-star bands that perfected the genre, including headliners Blink-182, featuring reunited original members Mark Hoppus, Tom DeLonge and Travis Barker and one of the most influential bands of the genre, Green Day. The lineup also features fan favorites 30 Seconds To Mars, The Offspring, Good Charlotte, 5 Seconds of Summer and All Time Low, Yellowcard, Rise Against, Sum 41, Pierce the Veil, Gym Class Heroes, Michelle Branch, Thrice, Rise Against, Simple Plan, New Found Glory and many more.

Jazz Picnic

Saturday, October 21, 1pm – 5pm
Winchester Dondero Cultural Center

FREE Jazz concert. 


Saturday, October 21, 7pm – 9pm
Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument

Night Sky events are always a big hit, and it is surprising how much you can see even this close to the bright lights of Las Vegas. The Protectors will join Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument and Desert National Wildlife Refuge for an evening program, featuring telescope viewing.

Telescopes will be provided for viewing the Night Sky—no experience is necessary! Learn about lunar science and exploration. You can also become a Junior Night Sky Explorer by completing a set of stellar activities to earn your badge.

RSVP Required—Space is limited: Sign up at the Corn Creek Visitor Center or Email tusk_information@nps.gov with your name & the number of people in your party. RSVP will be open until we reach maximum capacity of 30 participants.
Out of courtesy to other visitors due to limited space, please do not sign up a large group of more than 6-8 people at one time. Meeting location will be provided to registrants.

Making Strides Las Vegas

Saturday, October 22
Red Rock Casino Resort &  Spa

Over the past three decades, the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer (MSABC) campaign has united communities, companies, and individuals and has grown into the nation’s largest and most impactful breast cancer movement.

These 3- to 5-mile noncompetitive walks provide a supportive community for courageous breast cancer survivors and people living with metastatic breast cancer, caregivers, and families alike.

Dia de los Muertos at the Smith Center

Sunday, October 22, 2pm 
The Smith Center


A colorful and magical celebration of the Day of the Dead, this reimagined concert experience features music from the spectacular Disney and Pixar film “Coco” alongside Latin-American favorites that highlight the cultural tradition. Voted Best of Las Vegas Arts & Culture Event, The Young Artists Orchestra returns to The Smith Center alongside Music Director Yunior Lopez and special guest artists. Experience a colorful celebration of Mexican heritage and culture with a special performance of music inspired by Dia de los Muertos.
This family-friendly event takes place the weekend before Halloween. Everyone is encouraged to dress up and celebrate Dia de Los Muertos with us.
Presented by the producers of the Music of Star Wars and Harry Potter at the Smith Center.

Sugar Skull: A Dia de los Muertos Musical Adventure

Wednesday, October 25, 630pm
The Smith Center


SUGAR SKULL! A Día de Muertos Musical Adventure is a touring bilingual/bicultural musical for young audiences and families that uses traditional regional music and dance from Mexico to tell the story of twelve-year-old Vita Flores. Vita thinks her family has gone loco planning a celebration for deceased loved ones. Why throw a party for the dead? But when a spirited candy skeleton suddenly springs to life, Vita finds herself on a magical, musical journey to unravel the true meaning of Día de Muertos. Meet Sugar Skull, a charismatic skeleton with a secret or two. With her skeletal new friend, Vita dances with ancient ancestors, sings with a sorrowful sorceress, escapes the trickster Chaneques, and even meets the famous Catrina Calavera. But can this clever youth gather the missing pieces needed for her family ofrenda before it’s too late? Featuring an 8 person multi-talented cast of musicians, actors, and dancers.

Pumpkin Park Grand Opening

Thursday, October 26, 3pm
405 Drake Street, Henderson

Join the City of Henderson at the Grand Opening of Pumpkin Park and Community Gardens.

Vintage Market Days of Southern Nevada

October 27 – October 29, 2023
The Lawn at Downtown Summerlin 


Follow Vegas Family Guide on Instagram for a preview of this event. 

Great Las Vegas Taco Festival & Car Show

October 27 – October 29, 2023
Craig Ranch Regional Park 


Get ready for the ultimate culinary and automotive extravaganza as The Great Las Vegas Taco Festival & Carshow, the biggest taco festival in Nevada, returns to Craig Ranch Park from October 27th to 29th. Bigger and better than ever before, this sensational festival, now in its 7th year, showcases an array of mouthwatering taco creations from the finest local restaurants and food trucks. Don’t miss out on this amazing event that combines delicious food and stunning cars in one unforgettable experience!

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