Summer in Las Vegas means festival season, and there are plenty of exciting events coming to the city this year. If you’re interested in having a fun and memorable summer, mark your calendar for these top fairs and festivals coming to Las Vegas this year.
Nevada Women’s Film Festival
The Nevada Women’s Film Festival returns to Las Vegas for its eighth year from June 23-26, 2022. The annual event celebrates and supports the contributions of women in film and comprises submissions from all genres, including shorts, fiction, documentaries, and animation. Past festivals have featured more than 50 films from 20 countries.
This film festival is the only event in the state to showcase female directors and women in key creative positions while supporting a wide range of worldviews, backgrounds, and experiences. As a result, filmmakers of all genders worldwide are encouraged to present their submissions, which means some films in the festival are not directed by women. However, these films usually feature strong female characters or subjects and depict women positively.
Some of the awards presented at the festival include Best Student Film, Best Animated Film, Best Short Documentary, Audience Favorite, Best Short Fiction, and Best Feature Documentary.
Exodus Festival Las Vegas
One of the city’s biggest and most popular summer festivals is Exodus Festival Las Vegas. This electronic music festival hosts performances from some of the biggest DJs in the world, and the shows take place in different casinos and clubs across Vegas. You need one wristband to gain entry into 15 premiere nightclubs and pool parties throughout Las Vegas.
Two of the summer weekends you can choose from are June 30 through July 4 and July 28 through August 1. And the artists you may see at the festival include The Chainsmokers, Kygo, Diplo, Alesso, Loud Luxury, Marshmello, and Lil Jon.
Tickets for Exodus Festival Las Vegas start at $89.99. If you’re planning to attend with a group of friends, check out the Fox Pack or Wolf Pack packages to get your wristbands at a lower price than purchasing a single pass separately. You can also elevate your experience by booking a private VIP cabana, daybed, or table.
Las Vegas Tribute Festival
Las Vegas is known for its outstanding tribute performers, and the Las Vegas Tribute Festival celebrates all of these top entertainers. The event runs from July 14-17 at Sam’s Town Hotel & Casino and will include seven events featuring some of the best tribute entertainers in the world.
Some of the performers you’ll have an opportunity to enjoy include Lisa Irion as Cher, Steve Bobbitt as Rod Stewart, and Irv Cass as Tom Jones. This year’s festival will also feature the debut of “Follow the Yellow Brick Road,” which is the musical story of Elton John. As a bonus, the festival offers separate shows that focus on each decade of Elvis Presley’s career.
Individual tickets to the festival start at $50. If you want to enjoy all of the shows at the festival, you can also purchase weekend packages starting at $199.
Vegas Latin Summer Fest
You can spice up your summer in Las Vegas when you attend the Vegas Latin Summer Fest on July 16 at the T-Mobile Arena. Doors to the concert open at 7 p.m., and everything kicks off at 8 p.m. The show is intended to wrap up the first-ever Vegas Latin Summer Beach Fest, which includes three festivals at the Mandalay Bay Beach and one additional concert at T-Mobile Arena.
The artist lineup for the concert is packed with big names in music, such as Stephen Marley, DJ Lobo, Alberto Style, Maicol y Manuel, DJ Negro, and many more. Ticket prices for Vegas Latin Summer Fest start at $27.89.
Night Market at Tivoli Village
If you’re looking for a fun free activity in Las Vegas to enjoy, attend the Night Market at Tivoli Village. Held on select Saturdays each month from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Tivoli Village, this fair offers entertainment the entire family can enjoy. You can browse aisle after aisle of beautifully handcrafted items, including clothing, jewelry, candles, decorations, photography, ceramics, etc. In addition to handmade items, the fair also features an exciting collection of vendors selling vintage pieces and collectible gifts.
While strolling, you can listen and dance along as live DJs play some of your favorite music. If you work up an appetite with all that dancing and shopping, stop by one of the tasty food trucks or booths to pick up a savory bite to eat. You can even satisfy your sweet tooth by selecting a delicious treat from one of the specialty bakers. During the summer, the Night Market at Tivoli Village will be held on June 18, July 16, and August 13.
Psycho Las Vegas
Psycho Las Vegas debuted at the Hard Rock Hotel in 2018 and quickly became one of the most famous music festivals for heavy metal and rock fans. The annual music event will take over Resorts World Las Vegas from August 19-21. The event will also kick off with Psycho SWIM, an all-day pre-party on August 18th at AYU Dayclub.
This year, more than 50 bands will be performing. Headlining the festival are Danish metal band Mercyful Fate, California band Suicidal Tendencies, and popular Norwegian metal band Emperor. Other notable names on the lineup include Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, The True Mayhem, Warpaint, Carpenter Brut, Ghostface Killah, At the Gates, and High on Fire. Tickets to the three-day festival are available for $349, and tickets to Psycho SWIM start at $99.
At De Castroverde, Personal Injury & Accident Lawyers, we love attending the variety of fairs and festivals that come to Las Vegas during the summer. Did we forget to mention your favorite celebration? If so, please be sure to contact us and let us know about it so we can add it to this list.