Las Vegas attracts visitors from around the world, drawing extra attention due to the annual events or weekly happenings in the destination. As an all-encompassing and inclusive destination, it creates a safe and inclusive space that welcomes everyone to come as they are and celebrate their own individual spirit. Las Vegas is host to many LGBTQ+ events year-round. In fact, Vegas PRIDE is truly unmissable, so come join us as you celebrate. You’ll be in good company.
Stay at These LGBTQ+ Friendly Hotels
SAHARA Las Vegas is a proud supporter of the community and sets the tone with its bold, luxurious décor and has incredible dining and entertainment options on site. Or stay at Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino, an advocate for LGBTQ+ travelers and host to monthly PRIDE events. Plus, with its excellent food options and proximity to Fremont Street, what more could you ask for? Also in Downtown Las Vegas, there’s Bent Inn, the first adults-only LGBTQ+ boutique hotel and gay-owned resort in Las Vegas.
Your Guide to Pride Events
National LGBTQ+ Pride Month happens every June, but the social calendar stays prideful in Las Vegas long after the sun sets on summer! And here, all official PRIDE events take place in the fall.
With National Coming Out Day on Oct. 11, the month brings the annual Las Vegas PRIDE celebration, this year marking its 40th anniversary. The party kicks 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.
The revelry continues each year with the Las Vegas PRIDE Festival, a community event featuring live entertainment, vendors and more at Craig Ranch Regional Park in North Las Vegas. Several events at LGBTQ+ bars and lounges complement the yearly happening, offering visitors multiple venues to experience throughout the weekend.
The organization putting on Las Vegas PRIDE also presents events throughout the year, such as Las Vegas PRIDE Family Bingo on the first Wednesday of the month, and the Las Vegas PRIDE OUTside Hike, alternating hiking trails each month throughout the Las Vegas valley.
The winter season also offers LGBTQ+ visitors something special 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. It also features social events and unofficial after-parties at many of Las Vegas’ most popular LGBTQ+ nightspots.
And in the summertime, visitors can splash under the sun throughout the season on Saturdays at Elevate PRIDE Pool Party at SAHARA Las Vegas or at the longtime LGBTQ+ pool party, Temptation Sunday at Luxor Hotel and Casino. Catch a glimpse at what you can expect from VEGAS ON below!
Las Vegas’ large-scale LGBTQ+ events and complementary soirées only add to the vibrancy of the local bar scene. Nearby lounges and nightclubs welcome visitors and locals alike throughout the year for 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 320+ days of ideal weather.
The destination also has several venues that offer thrilling live entertainment. Queen Las Vegas is the only LGBTQ+ restaurant, bar and nightclub on the Las Vegas Strip, a recent addition, and is already making a name for itself. For some daytime excitement, visitors can find delicious eats and performances by well-known drag performers each weekend at The Garden Las Vegas’ Bottomless Drag Brunch. Plus, in October, they’ll also be hosting Drag Bingo and Popstar Friday’s. More insight from VEGAS ON below.
There’s also the “Fruit Loop,” a neighborhood of gay bars and venues that’s just a short drive from the Strip. Whether it’s a night of dancing at Piranha Nightclub, or drinks and a drag show at FreeZone Nightclub and Bar, you’ll always find something going on in this vibrant area.
And don’t forget to check out Charlie’s Las Vegas, which features fantastic entertainment like karaoke, drag and more.
The destination offers LGBTQ+ visitors an impressive lineup of performances, from the queens of RuPaul’s Drag Race LIVE! at Flamingo Las Vegas and at Señor Frog’s at Treasure Island – TI Hotel & Casino, to the hunky dancers of Thunder from Down Under at Excalibur Hotel and Casino.
Seal the Deal in Las Vegas
Looking to walk down the aisle in the Wedding Capital of the World? The destination offers couples countless options for wedding ceremonies and reception venues, including the Gay Chapel of Las Vegas.
The LGBTQ+ venue features traditional and themed ceremonies with many packages to choose from. Vegas 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 queens in the city or Downtown Las Vegas and remember, whatever your scene, you’re sure to have a good time no matter when you visit Las Vegas.