What’s Happening in Vegas? October 20-26

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Las Vegas is known for being the world’s biggest gambling destination, but there’s so much more going on beneath the surface of Sin City. From sporting events to concerts to festivals you just can’t miss, there’s always something exciting happening in Las Vegas.

Here’s a quick look at what’s happening in Las Vegas over the next few days:

Tuesday, October 22nd:

Willie Nelson and Family

Calling all country music fans! The legendary Willie Nelson is returning to Las Vegas this week. Willie Nelson and Family are performing inside the Venetian Theater. As the name suggests, this venue is located within the world-famous Venetian Hotel & Casino.

Nelson has been performing for more than six decades. He’s earned just about every award that an artist possibly can and continues to put on shows for his fans around the world. You never know when Willie will decide to hang up the gloves so this may be the perfect time to check out his concert while you still can.

Several special artists will also be performing including Tennessee Jet. Tickets are starting at around $60.

Wednesday, October 23rd:

Lady Gaga Enigma Tour

Lady Gaga, arguably the most popular singer on the planet right now, has officially set up shop in Las Vegas. For the next two years, she’ll be performing inside the Park MGM Theater. Enigma, her new show, is already proving to be a massive success.

Things haven’t gone perfectly, though. She made headlines this week after falling off the stage in the arms of a fan. Fortunately, no one was injured. She’s putting on another major show this Wednesday and fans are already flocking to the ticket booths to get their seats.

Tickets can be found for as little as $45 right now. As the concert gets closer, these prices are likely to increase.

Thursday, October 24th:

Las Vegas Balloon Glow

If you ask a local, “what happens in Vegas?” You’re probably not going to hear them say “balloon shows!” This Thursday, however, that is exactly what’s happening in this city. The Craig Ranch Park, located in North Las Vegas, is hosting this exciting new event.

Guests will find dozens of massive hot air balloons tethered to the ground, food trucks, drink carts, and more. It’s even possible to book private balloon rides for two people, starting at just $20.

This is likely to be a popular event with the locals. If you’re looking to escape from the bright lights of the Strip, the Las Vegas Balloon Glow might be the perfect event to attend.

Friday, October 25th:

Concours D’Elegance

For true car lovers, there may be no better show than the Concours D’Elegance. The show actually dates back to the 17th century, when aristocrats paraded around the city in their fanciest horse-drawn carriages. Today, it’s a car show that takes place all around the world.

The Las Vegas Concours D’Elegance is the second to last event of the season and is expected to be one of the best. Several Las Vegas celebrities will be attending including Wolfgang Puck. Don’t be concerned if you can’t attend the show on Friday evening. It’s a multi-day event that will span from the 25th to the 28th.

This year’s event is being held at both the Keep Memory Alive Events Center (for the first evening gala) and the Dragon Ridge Country Club (where the car show is held). Tickets start at $100.

Saturday, October 26th:

Dogtober Beer Fest

We can’t have a “what happens in Vegas” list without mentioning some drinking festivals! On Saturday afternoon, Big Dog’s Draft House is putting on their annual Dogtober beer fest and brat party. Many locals claim it’s the best beer festival of the year.

Big Dog’s Draft House is located a little off the beaten path, but this is an event that’s well worth attending. Visitors here can sample more than 50 craft beers, enjoy classic Wisconsin-style brats, and listen to live music from locals bands.

Amazingly, admission to this event is free. Food and drink packages start at just $30. If you’re a beer fan, there’s no better way to relax on a Saturday.