Joy and creativity come to life every year at the Life Is Beautiful festival in Downtown Las Vegas. This annual showcase of art, music, food and culture has become a signature event in Las Vegas each September. A true celebration and reminder that life truly is beautiful brought to you by the likes of headliners Jack Harlow, Arctic Monkeys, Calvin Harris and loads of other talented artists. As you prepare for your trip, here are a few things you might not know about Life Is Beautiful: 

  

1. IT’S WAY DIFFERENT THAN ANY OTHER FESTIVAL YOU’LL GO TO. 

Spread throughout several city blocks, the Life Is Beautiful festival has something exhilarating around every corner. It gives the city a surge of electricity that buzzes through the streets. It’s more than just music too – there is so much to see and do that you could go through the festival without seeing a single musical act and still have a great time.  

2. ART OFFERS AN IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE IN THE DOWNTOWN AREA. 

While many arts and music festivals throughout the year will set up displays for a limited time, Life Is Beautiful makes art the connecting fiber of the festival with year-round installations. Artists are invited to make the city their canvas, where their works are permanently displayed, so Downtown Las Vegas doubles as an open-air art gallery post-festival. Shepard Fairey’s “Corporate Welfare” mural on 7th Street and Ogden Avenue and Pixel Pancho’s “The Meaning” are just a couple of the Life Is Beautiful pieces on display in the area. 

3. COMEDY + IDEA: A UNIQUE TWIST TO TRADITIONAL FESTIVAL LINEUPS.  

Comedians and guest speakers add another immersive layer to Life Is Beautiful. From Joel Kim Booster to Latrice Royale and Jordan Rock, you’ll hear some amazing stories from a variety of thinkers, doers and comedians with the purpose to inspire and enlighten. 

  

4. YOU’RE GUARANTEED TO SEE CELEBRITY CHEFS COOKING FOR THE MASSES.​ 

Vegas is a certified food town, and Life Is Beautiful is no exception. Celebrity chefs flock to the festival, competing for your attention to serve some of their gourmet culinary goodness that’ll leave you needing more. You literally don’t have enough mealtimes in the day to try all the deliciousness there. You’ll have the opportunity to enjoy several culinary experiences with general admission, including The Cookout, an interactive showcase with chef Justin Kingsley Hall of Whiskey in the Wilderness and featuring the restaurants of José Andrés, and The Pizzeria, which includes nine popular participating Vegas pizza locations in the downtown area. You can also elevate your food and beverage experience with the VIP + Happy Hour pass. 

5. THE FUN ISN’T OVER AFTER THE LAST ACT PLAYS. 

The party doesn’t end when the festival does – the entire city truly lights up for Life Is Beautiful. You can experience anything from chill  east Fremont bars to bumping mega-clubs that host after-parties and other events for the festival weekend. 

 
6. THERE IS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE. 

From Lorde to Migos, and world-class cuisine to food trucks, there is so much to experience at Life Is Beautiful. You have the freedom to make it what you want, and all in the name of celebrating the beauty of life.  

 
There it is – six reasons why you should put this one on your festival bucket list. Of course, you can always see the best music, comedy, sports, and arts and culture year-round with any visit to Las Vegas. It’s easy to see why here, you’ll always feel like Life Is Beautiful.