Whether you prefer to drop by Vegas with a plan or just wing it, you’ll find many can’t-miss LGBTQ+-focused events happening whenever you visit. This is a year-round playground offering annual events that attract visitors from all around the world. As an all-encompassing and inclusive destination, Las Vegas welcomes everyone to come as they are and celebrate their own individual spirit.  

  

SHOW YOUR PRIDE AT LGBTQ+ SPECIAL EVENTS

The social calendar stays sizzling long after the sun sets on summer!  October brings the annual Las Vegas PRIDE celebration that is complemented with several LGBTQ+ events throughout the destination. The party gets kicked off each year with the Las Vegas PRIDE Parade . The fabulous nighttime procession packs Fourth Street in downtown Las Vegas with vibrant floats, stylish drag queens, exciting entertainment and thousands of festively dressed spectators. 

Following the parade is the annual Las Vegas PRIDE Festival, which takes place at Craig Ranch Regional Park in North Las Vegas. The community event features live entertainment, DJ sets, vendors, food and beverages, and even opportunities to say “I do” with Las Vegas PRIDE wedding ceremonies. 

In addition to these main events, the official celebration also features a special installment of the monthly Las Vegas PRIDE Family Bingo at Resorts World Las Vegas, afterparties throughout the destination and Eden Vegas, the Official Girl Party of Las Vegas PRIDE

 

The winter season also offers LGBTQ+ visitors something to look forward to, as the Sin City Classic is held every January in Las Vegas. Billed as the largest annual LGBTQ+ sporting event in the world, the weekend of competition attracts over 8,000 athletes competing in 24 different sports. The event also features social events and unofficial afterparties at many of Las Vegas’ most popular LGBTQ+ nightspots.

 

These large-scale events and complementary soirées only add to the vibrancy of the local LGBTQ+ bar scene. Nearby lounges and nightclubs welcome visitors and locals alike throughout the year for weekly and monthly social events. Fun Hog Ranch is a casual hangout that routinely partners with community organizations for fun, themed events, while The Garage offers patio seating perfectly suited for the destination’s cool fall evenings. 

The destination also offers several LGBTQ+ venues that offer thrilling live entertainment. Visitors can find upscale eats and performances by well-known drag performers each weekend at The Garden Las Vegas’ Bottomless Drag Brunch. Get a taste of this fabulous feast from the VEGAS ON team, which gets up close and personal with some of the leading ladies. 

 

 

EVEN MORE ELECTRIFYING ENTERTAINMENT

Las Vegas is the Entertainment Capital of the World, where your night out is going to be fabulous no matter where you go. With an impressive lineup of resident shows, from today’s top performers such as Adele, Katy Perry, the queens of RuPaul’s Drag Race and so much more, there are so many ways to soak up all the lively fun that the destination has to offer. 

 

Don’t sleep on Las Vegas’ robust nightlife scene, including LGBTQ+ nightclubs and chic places like Star Cocktail Lounge. Specialty cocktails are complemented by delicious dishes at Star, which also features live music, DJs and special events. The upscale space is the latest offering from LGBTQ+ nightlife impresario Eduardo Cordova, who also operates The Garden Las Vegas and the summertime Temptation Sundays pool party.

YEAR-ROUND EXPERIENCES 

From LGBTQ+ hot spots to glamorous Strip-side atmospheres, Las Vegas always keeps it fabulous for you. Just a couple of blocks from Las Vegas Boulevard are LGBTQ+ dance spot Piranha Nightclub and FreeZone Nightclub and Bar, which offers everything from drag shows to karaoke and billiards. Looking for something a bit lower key? Charlie’s Las Vegas, just a few miles off the Strip, has drink specials and nightly entertainment. Seeking some signature Las Vegas luxury? Vanderpump À Paris at Paris Las Vegas, a unique experience from former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Vanderpump, features details reminiscent of an old Parisian courtyard—and the cocktails and delectable dishes are just as whimsical as the venue’s surroundings.

SEAL THE DEAL ON LOVE IN LAS VEGAS 

Looking to walk down the aisle in the Wedding Capital of the World? The destination offers couples countless options for ceremony and reception venues, including the Gay Chapel of Las Vegas. The LGBTQ+ venue, which has been open for over 16 years, features traditional and themed ceremonies with many packages to choose from. The destination also features several community-minded vendors and organizations to help pull off your special day, with several recognized by the Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Nevada

These are just a few highlights of the 365/24/7 entertainment that Las Vegas has to offer. Check out our guide to see the best drag queen's in the city and remember, whatever your scene, you’re sure to have a good time no matter when you visit Las Vegas.