Whether you prefer to drop by Vegas with a plan or just wing it, each season you’ll find many LGBTQ+ focused events that you won’t want to miss. This is a year-round playground offering endless entertainment and 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.
Under the Sun
Each summer, Golden Rainbow’s Annual Ribbon of Life unites some of Las Vegas’ best singers, dancers and entertainers in an over-the-top talent showcase. Celebrating its 33rd year with a Woodstock-themed production, don’t miss Summer of Love at Tropicana Las Vegas on June 23.
Bigger Vegas is a gathering of gay men of size, and those who admire them, at Tuscany Suites and Casino. This year’s event falls on July 2−8 and features exciting excursions, enlightening seminars and immense parties, all reveling in the subculture.
Take the party to the pool for Temptation Sundays at Luxor Hotel and Casino. The long-running, gay, weekly poolside dance party features new DJs each week, kicks off in May, and runs throughout the summer.
Las Vegas restaurants partner with Golden Rainbow for the annual campaign “Dining Out for Life,” benefiting HIV/AIDS organizations. On July 23, dining out at some of the city’s best eateries will help support Golden Rainbow in providing critical services.
Fall Into Fun
From bull riding to cattle roping, the rodeo thrives in Vegas. This Sept. 20−22, The Nevada Gay Rodeo Association’s Big Horn Rodeo rides into Horseman’s Park, bringing with it all the typical rodeo favorites.
The biggest LGBTQ+ event of the year, Las Vegas PRIDE brings with it parades, festivals, parties and more, all centered around pride and diversity. Make a weekend of it on Oct. 11−12 and don your best outfit and come celebrate Vegas-style. Don’t worry if you can’t make it in the fall, Las Vegas PRIDE offers festive events all year long.
Spring in Your Step
Quickly becoming a tradition, ClexaCon gathers LGBTQ+ women and allies each April at Tropicana Las Vegas. The goal is to promote positive representation of LGBTQ+ women in media, and content creators from all over come to be a part of the discussion.
Each May, hundreds of transgendered women and men gather in Vegas from around the globe. Sin City Soirée, coordinated by WildSide, offers a place for people to shop, sightsee, eat and meet during one of the most distinguished trans events of the year.
A Year-Round Experience
On top of the annual happenings, there are many recurring events going on all year long. With the return of LGBTQ+ friendly burger restaurant, Hamburger Mary’s, comes with it many fun events including bingo, cabaret, signature drag shows, and more.
Speaking of drag, some of the most beloved alumni from RuPaul’s Drag Race bring their fierce stage shows to Señor Frog’s Drag Brunch each week. Catch up with the queens while partaking in a brunch buffet and bottomless mimosas.