October Las Vegas Shows and Events 2021 – What to Do, Pack, and MorePin

October Las Vegas Shows and Events 2021 – What to Do, Pack, and More

Visiting Las Vegas in October?

Las Vegas is in full swing and our favorite season is here. The weather is finally getting cooler, so we’ll be spending more time outdoors. On top of that, there are always a ton of shows and events in town.

These are all the October-only events limited to a few months, but if you want things to do available year-round, check out our ultimate Vegas bucket list, bucket list experiences, best outdoor activities, and indoor activities.

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Last Updated: September 27, 2021

Is October a Good Time to Visit Las Vegas?

Weather-wise, October is the best month to visit so you can enjoy both indoor and outdoor activities. We tell all our friends to wait until October to visit us.

Are Vegas pools open in October?

The pool season generally goes from March to October, although some hotel pools stay open year-round (Caesars, Wynn, Aria, and Bellagio). As locals, though, we don’t get in our pool unless it’s been over 100 degrees for several days.

Weather in Las Vegas in October - How Hot is Vegas in October?

  • Average Temp in Las Vegas in August: high of 83° F, low of 46° F
  • Rainfall: 0.3 inches
  • Humidity: 29%

October is when fall finally shows up in Las Vegas. We’ll get some cooler days in September, but it will be much more consistent in October. With that said, there will still be some hot days in October if there is a heatwave.

It’s also a great time to visit (as long as you avoid any large events or conferences) to get good prices on hotels.

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Top 5 Things to Do in October in Las Vegas

These are our top 5 we’d recommend this month

  1. RISE Festival (Oct 1-2)
  2. Pumpkin Patch at Gilcrease Orchard (Oct 1-31 Tues, Thur, Sat)
  3. Electric Daisy Carnival (Oct 22-24)
  4. Oktoberfest, Hofbrauhaus (Oct 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 29-30)
  5. Las Vegas PRIDE Festival (Oct 8-9)

October Vegas Shows and Concerts

October 1: Jefferson Starship, Golden Nugget
October 1: The Commodores, Cannery Casino Hotel [CANCELED]
October 1: Juanes, House of Blues
October 1: The Symphonic Rockshow: Brody Dolyniuk, The Smith Center
October 1-2: Oleta Adams, The Smith Center
October 1-2: Bruno Mars, Park MGM
October 1, 2, 27, 28: Lionel Richie, Wynn
October 1-3: Ween, Brooklyn Bowl (sold out!)
October 1-3: Hermans Hermits starring Peter Noone, South Point Casino
October 1-16: Donny Osmond, Harrah’s
October 1-17: Derek Hough, The Venetian
October 2: Alanis Morissette, Garbage, & Cat Power, T-Mobile Arena
October 2: Andrew Schultz, The Venetian
October 2: The Front Bottoms, House of Blues
October 2: Serenades of Life, The Smith Center
October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30: The Spazmatics, South Point Casino
October 3: Tech N9ne, House of Blues
October 3: Quinn XCII & Chelsea Cutler, The Cosmopolitan
October 5: Zoe, House of Blues
October 5: Japanese Breakfast, Brooklyn Bowl
October 6-23: Rod Stewart, Caesars Palace
October 6-16: John Fogerty, Wynn
October 7: Avatar, House of Blues
October 8: Horrorpops, House of Blues
October 8: Russ, Virgin Hotels
October 8: The Buckinghams, Golden Nugget
October 8: Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, The Smith Center
October 8: Judas Priest and Sabaton, Planet Hollywood
October 8: Michael Grimm, The Smith Center
October 8-9: Sin City Slaughter Fest
October 8-10: Frankie Moreno, South Point Casino
October 8-16: ZZ Top, The Venetian
October 9: Flogging Molly, Violent Femmes & Thick, Virgin Hotels
October 9: Diane Schuur, The Smith Center
October 9-10: Reggae Rise Up, Downtown Las Vegas
October 11: Miyavi, House of Blues
October 11: The Tenors, The Smith Center
October 13: Mau y Ricky + Piso 21- Panas & Parceros, House of Blues
October 13: Clint Holmes, The Smith Center
October 14: Skillet, House of Blues
October 14-23: Barry Manilow, Westgate
October 14-31: Lady Gaga, Park MGM
October 15: August Burns Red, Brooklyn Bowl
October 15: System of a Down & Korn, T-Mobile Arena
October 15: Dropkick Murphy’s and Rancid, Virgin Hotels
October 15: Grand Funk Railroad, Golden Nugget
October 15: Karla Bonoff, The Smith Center
October 15, 17: Winter Dance Party, South Point Casino
October 16: Machine Gun Kelly, Virgin Hotels
October 16: Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr, The Orleans [CANCELED]
October 16: Ice Cube, The Orleans
October 16: Bad Religion & Alkaline Trio, Brooklyn Bowl
October 16: J. Cole, 21 Savage, & Morray, MGM Grand
October 16: Lon Bronson, The Smith Center
October 16, 17, 22, 23: Billy Idol, The Cosmopolitan
October 17: Isaiah Rashad, House of Blues
October 17: A Day to Remember, Asking Alexandria & Point North, Virgin Hotels
October 19: Frankie Moreno, The Smith Center
October 20: Dance Gavin Dance, Brooklyn Bowl
October 20-30: Adam Lambert, The Venetian
October 22: Wilco, Brooklyn Bowl
October 22-23: John Pizzarelli Trio, The Smith Center
October 22-24: Electric Daisy Carnival, Las Vegas Motor Speedway
October 22-24: Crystal Gayle, South Point Casino
October 22-30: Gwen Stefani, Planet Hollywood
October 23: Marc Anthony, Mandalay Bay
October 23: Chicano Batman & Le Butcherettes, Brooklyn Bowl
October 23: DSB – Journey Tribute Band, Sante Fe Station
October 24: Primus, Virgin Hotels
October 24: Carolyn Walden, The Smith Center
October 25: Omar Apollo, Brooklyn Bowl
October 26: David Bisbal, House of Blues
October 26-28: The Righteous Brothers, South Point Casino
October 27: Mon Laferte, House of Blues
October 27: Earl Turner, The Smith Center
October 28: Stephen Marley, Virgin Hotels
October 28: Mago De Oz, House of Blues
October 28-30: The Disco Biscuits, Brooklyn Bowl
October 28-31: Phish, MGM Grand
October 29: Lil TJay, House of Blues
October 29: Tommy James and the Shondells, Golden Nugget
October 29: Billy Ocean, Cannery Casino Hotel [CANCELED]
October 29-30: Brandford Marshalis, The Smith Center
October 29-30: Sting, Caesars Palace
October 29-31: Abbacadabra, South Point Casino
October 30: Gasolina Party, House of Blues
October 31: Jinjer & Suicide Silence, House of Blues
October 31: Kitchen Dwellers, Brooklyn Bowl

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Fall + Halloween in Las Vegas

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Also, here are some year-round shows and activities but they’re great for the spooky Halloween season: Other haunted places:

Pumpkin Patches in Las Vegas

  • Halloween Town (M-T 4-9PM, F 4-10PM, Sat 11AM-10PM, Sun 11AM-9PM) – There are 3 locations: Boca Park Opens Oct 1, Silverado Opens Oct 7, and Southwest Opens Oct 14. There are carnival games, rides, pumpkins, and food.
  • Gilcrease Orchard (Tues, Thurs, Sat, Sun 7AM-2PM) – Their u-pick pumpkin patches are open and they have extended hours as well! On top of that, you can get donuts and apple cider.
  • Moapa Valley Cornmaze and Pumpkin Patch (W-T 7-10PM, F 4-11PM, Sat, 12-11PM, Sun 12-10PM) – If you’re looking for more of an outing, you can head to Moapa Valley which is an hour away. They have a corn maze (day and night), corn cannon, cow train, swings, fire pits, hay rides, petting zoo, pig races, and of course, pumpkins.
  • McKee Ranch (M-F 12-6PM, Sat-Sun 11AM-6PM) – They have a western themed pumpkin patch and a bunch of animals, including horses, pigs, sheep, donkeys, goats, chickens, and rabbit.
  • Staheli Family Farm (M-T 5-9PM, F-Sat 12-9PM) – Check out a pumpkin patch, corn maze, and Field of Screams.

Trick or Treating

  • TREAT STREET at Downtown Summerlin 5-7 pm
  • Halloween Ghost Walk at the District 5-8 pm
  • October 25-27: Safe Street at Wet’n’Wild 
  • Trick or Treat at Town SCARY (Town Square) 4-7 pm

What to Eat in Las Vegas in October

Whether you’re looking for fruits and vegetables at the farmer’s market or you want to eat farm to table, this is what you will find in season in Las Vegas (zone 9a).

  • Fruits in season – apples, cantaloupe, figs, melons, pears, pomegranates, rhubarb, strawberries, watermelon.
  • Vegetables in season – Artichoke, basil, beets, carrots, collard greens, corn, cucumber, eggplant, gourds, green beans, green onions, hot peppers, lettuce, okra, onions, pumpkins, radish, salad greens, summer squash, sunchokes, sweet corn, sweet peppers, sweet potato, swiss chard, tomatoes, turnips, winter squash, zucchini.

Tips for Visiting Las Vegas in October

  • Buy tickets early since popular shows and events sell out.
  • Save money by getting an All-Inclusive or Explorer Pass if you plan on visiting multiple attractions.
  • Read all the fine print before heading to a show or event since some don’t allow cameras and others don’t allow bags.
  • Bring layers because it’s still warm during the day but will be cool at night. Also, inside the casinos, they are always pumping the AC.
  • Sunscreen is important if you’ll be outside since it’s mostly exposed.
  • Arrive early. It takes longer than anticipated to get from one spot part of the strip to another. Give yourself plenty of time to find your way around. Casinos are meant to be a maze.

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Do any of these things to do in Las Vegas in October interest you? Let us know if we missed anything!

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