Top Las Vegas Events and Shows

If you’re getting tired of the splashy hotels and casinos, Las Vegas events and shows will keep you thoroughly entertained. Whether it’s a basketball game, Broadway musical, or Las Vegas convention that intrigues you, Vegas vacations have it all in spades. In fact, it can feel a little “much.” In addition to this handy Las Vegas events guide, the Las Vegas Convention Center is dedicated to helping you make the best of your vacation. While it's important to buy tickets to your favorite events and shows ASAP, it's even more important that you have a great, affordable place to stay once you get to Vegas. So, take a look at our Las Vegas vacation rentals!

Top Las Vegas Events

Nascar Weekend Las Vegas

NASCAR Weekend

March 7 - March 9, 2014
Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Race to Vegas for this five-day NASCAR love fest.

Fremont Street Mardi Gras

TBD, February 2014
Fremont Street

Live entertainment, parades, and plenty of partygoers make Mardi Gras a hit in Vegas every year.

Las Vegas World Cup

Rolex FEI World Cup Finals

TBD, April 2013
Thomas and Mack Center

Find out who’s best in show at this equestrian competition, which highlights European riders and their horses.

NCAA Basketball

It's easy to get caught up in college basketball here. The University of North Las Vegas Rebels play during January, September, and November.

Las Vegas City of Lights Jazz and R&B Festival

April 27 - 28, 2013
Hills Park

Of all these events, Las Vegas’ tribute to jazz and R&B is one of the most beloved. The 16-year-old music festival has featured Paul Taylor and the Jazz Crusaders.

World Series of Poker

May 29 – July 6, 2013
Rio Hotel and Casino

Watch the gambling pros go head to head at the “WSOP,” which is sure to be Sin City’s most suspenseful event.

Official Star Trek Convention

August 8 - 11, 2013
Rio Suites Hotel

The title speaks for itself… trekkies from all over the world will gather to meet their icons, including William Shatner, at this year’s Las Vegas convention.

Las Vegas Odyssey

Around Vegas

Cooking demonstrations, wine tastings, and even art define the Las Vegas Odyssey, a city-wide event.

Las Vegas Marathon

November 17, 2013
Around Vegas

Is there anything more entertaining than watching an Elvis impersonator run a marathon?

New Year’s Eve on the Strip

December 31st, 2012 to January 1st, 2013
The Strip

It could be one of the world’s biggest parties. Sin City sure knows how to bring in the New Year. The Strip doesn’t have a total monopoly on New Year’s Eve fun, though; head downtown for even more revelry.

Top Las Vegas Shows

Las Vegas shows Magic

Cirque du Soleil

Various hotels

Las Vegas is the home of Cirque du Soleil. Four shows – O, Love, Ka, Mystere, and Zumanity – are spread among some of the most popular Vegas hotels – Bellagio, Mirage, MGM Grand, Treasure Island, and New York New York (respectively). And each one is sure to blow you away!

Penn and Teller

Rio Hotel

Magic and comedy is a crowd-pleasing combo at this staple show in Vegas.

Celine Dion

Caesar's Palace

What better place to remind the world that you still have a phenomenal set of vocal chords than Las Vegas?

Blue Man Group

Monte Carlo Resort

They’re a household name for a reason; this cutting-edge show blends together technology, music, comedy, and creative performance art, for one of Vegas’ most endeared shows.


Bally’s Hotel

The million-dollar stage show is everything you’d expect from Vegas – extravagant costumes, singing and dancing, acrobatics, the sinking of the Titanic (yes, really), and of course, the signature Jubilee! showgirls. The family-friendly production, in which all the girls don tops, shows once every Saturday night.


Rio Hotel

This male revue is perfect for girls’ weekends and bachelorette getaways.

America's Got Talent Live

Palazzo Theatre

From stand-up comedians to musicians, see your favorite contestants from the hit TV show perform live.


Planet Hollywood

Relive all the top hits from the Fab Four in this thrilling tribute show.

Boyz II Men

Mirage Las Vegas

Who better than Boys II Men to get you all nostalgic for 90s R&B and boy bands?

David Copperfield

MGM Grand Hollywood Theatre

One of the most famous musicians in the world is back in Vegas.

Jay Leno

Mirage Theater

Enjoy stand up from the late night host.


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