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October Las Vegas Shows and Events 2022 – 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 spend more time outdoors. On top of that, there are plenty 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: October 13, 2022

Is October a Good Time to Visit Las Vegas?

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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 it’s finally fall-ish (not that we need sweaters)! We get some cooler days in September, but it’s much more consistent in October. That said, don’t be surprised if you find yourself in a heatwave in October.

This month will also bring you better hotel deals as long as you avoid any large events or conferences.

October is the best month to visit for mild weather to enjoy indoor and outdoor activities. We tell all our friends to wait until October to visit for hiking and November for climbing.

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. Yes, we do get used to the hot weather, and now everywhere else is cold.

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Top 5 Things to Do in October in Las Vegas

These are our top 5 we recommend this month

  1. RISE Festival (Oct 7-8)
  2. Pumpkin Patch at Gilcrease Orchard (Oct 1-31 Tues, Thur, Sat)
  3. Hamilton, Smith Center (Oct 18-30)
  4. Oktoberfest, Hofbrauhaus (Sep 9-Oct 31)
  5. Las Vegas PRIDE Festival (Oct 7-8)

October Vegas Shows and Concerts

October 1: Roger Waters, T-Mobile Arena
October 1: Diana Ross, Wynn
October 1: Rod Steward, Caesars Palace
October 1: Intocable, Virgin Hotels
October 1: Gangs of Youths, Virgin Hotels
October 1: Why Don’t We, The Cosmopolitan
October 1: St. Vincent, Palms
October 1: Jeffrey Osborne, The Orleans
October 1: Steve Vai, House of Blues
October 1: Frankie Scinta – The Showman, South Point
October 1, 2, 26-30: Boombox! A Vegas Residency on Shuffle, Westgate Hotel
October 1-8: Miranda Lambert, Planet Hollywood
October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29: The Spazmatics, South Point
October 1, 28, 29: David Blaine, Resorts World (magic/stunts)
October 2: Darius Rucker, Red Rock Casino
October 2-5: Aerosmith, Park MGM
October 4: Apocalyptica & Leprous, Brooklyn Bowl
October 5: Killswitch Engage, House of Blues
October 5: Thee Sacred Souls, Brooklyn Bowl
October 5-22: Katy Perry, Resorts World
October 6: Quicksand, Virgin Hotels
October 7: My Chemical Romance, T-Mobile Arena
October 7: Tom Jones, Wynn
October 7: Eddie Vedder, Park MGM
October 7: Blue Oyster Cult, Golden Nugget
October 7-9: Van Morrison, Caesars Palace
October 7-10: Donny Edwards – The Next Best Thing To The King, South Point
October 8: Mary J. Blige, Mandalay Bay
October 8: KBong & Johnny Cosmic, Virgin Hotels
October 8: The Whispers, Cannery Casino Hotel
October 8: Fooz Fighters, Santa Fe Station
October 8: Joyner Lucas, House of Blues
October 8-9: Kool and the Gang, Westgate Hotel
October 8, 15: Jimmy Buffett and The Coral Reefer Band, MGM Grand
October 9: DPR, Virgin Hotels
October 10: GWAR, Brooklyn Bowl
October 11: OM Band, Brooklyn Bowl
October 12-15: Sarah Brightman, The Venetian
October 12-22: Lionel Richie, Wynn
October 12-29: Usher, Park MGM
October 13: The Wrecks, Virgin Hotels
October 13: C-Kan, House of Blues
October 13: Justin Moore, Red Rock Casino
October 13-22: Barry Manilow, Westgate Hotel
October 14: Karol G, T-Mobile Arena
October 14: The Guess Who, Golden Nugget
October 14: Lucero Y Mijares, Virgin Hotels
October 14: Gayle, Virgin Hotels
October 14: In This Moment, Nothing More, Sleep Token, & Cherry Bombs, House of Blues
October 14-16: Frankie Avalon, South Point
October 14-29: John Legend, Planet Hollywood
October 15: Carly Rae Jepsen, Virgin Hotels
October 15: The Emo Night Tour, Virgin Hotels
October 15: Lupita D’Alessio, Palms
October 15: Aaron Lewis & The Stateliners, The Orleans
October 15: Nightmare On Q Street: The Game, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Too Short, Digital Underground, & Lighter Shade of Brown, The Orleans
October 15: Action Bronson, Brooklyn Bowl
October 15: Rumours ATL – A Fleetwood Mac Tribute, Red Rock Casino
October 16: Micro TDH, House of Blues
October 18-20: The Righteous Brothers – Bill Medley & Bucky Heard, South Point
October 19, 21, 22: The B-52’s, The Venetian
October 21: Panic! At the Disco, T-Mobile Arena
October 21: Scorpions & Thundermother, Mandalay Bay
October 21: Grand Funk Railroad, Golden Nugget
October 21: When We Were Young Sideshow: A Day to Remember, Palms
October 21: Peabo Bryson, Santa Fe Station
October 21: Vegas McGraw – Tribute to Tim McGraw, Boulder Station
October 21-23: Crystal Gayle, South Point
October 21, 23: When We Were Young Sideshow, House of Blues
October 22: Quebradita Time!, Virgin Hotels
October 22: Teddy Swims, House of Blues
October 22, 23, 29: When We Were Young Festival, Las Vegas Festival Grounds
October 25: Conan Gray, Brooklyn Bowl
October 26: Elevation Worship & Steven Furtick, T-Mobile Arena
October 26-29: Adam Lambert, Wynn
October 26-29: Earth, Wind and Fire, The Venetian
October 27: Marc Anthony, Mandalay Bay
October 27: MAX, House of Blues
October 28: Fuerza Regida, Mandalay Bay
October 28: Gary Lewis and the Playboys, Golden Nugget
October 28: Allen Stone, Virgin Hotels
October 28: The Commodores, The Orleans
October 28: W.A.S.P., House of Blues
October 28: Foals, Brooklyn Bowl
October 28-29: Bob Weir and Wolf Bros, Virgin Hotels
October 28-30: Through The Years with the Kenny Rogers Band, South Point
October 29: Candlebox, Cannery Casino Hotel
October 29: Petty and the Heartshakers, Santa Fe Station
October 29: Mike Campbell & The Dirty Knobs, House of Blues
October 10-31: Duran Duran, Wynn
October 31: Steve Lacy, House of Blues

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October 1: Lost In Dreams, Downtown Las Vegas
October 7-8: Las Vegas PRIDE Festival
October 7-8: RISE Festival
October 7-9: Reggae Rise Up, Downtown Las Vegas

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Conventions in Las Vegas in October

September 26 – October 2: WAFA Reunion & Convention Center, Palace Station
October 2-4: National Association of Convenience Stores Annual Meeting, Las Vegas Convention Center
October 2-14: Carrier & Bryant National Dealer Meeting, The Venetian
October 6-9: Biomed Expo, Alexis Park
October 7-13: Arival 360 Conference, Paris
October 8-9: CNFTCON, Las Vegas Convention Center
October 9-11: Chauffeur Driven Tradeshow and Conference, Paris
October 10-12: Egain Solve, MGM Grand
October 10-13: G2E: Global Gaming Expo, The Venetian
October 11-13: Digital Dealer Conference & Expo, The Mirage
October 11-13: IMEX America, Mandalay Bay
October 11-14: Expcon, Mandalay Bay
October 14-16: Big Boys Toys, Las Vegas Convention Center
October 15-16: Crossroads of the West Gun Show, Las Vegas Convention Center
October 16-18: Routes World Development Forum, Las Vegas Convention Center
October 16-20: Oracle Cloudworld, Caesars
October 17-19: International Fastener Expo, Mandalay Bay
October 17-21: National Association of Community Health Centers, Caesars
October 18-20: Glassbuild America, Las Vegas Convention Center
October 19-21: Printing United Exposition, Las Vegas Convention Center
October 19-22: American Chemical Society Regional Meeting, Flamingo
October 23-26: Money 20/20 USA, The Venetian
October 24-28: Western CPE Conference Vacation, Flamingo
October 27-29: California Saddle Horse Breeders Association Futurity Horse Show, South Point
October 27-29: CME Science Advanced Breast Imaging, Wynn
October 29 – November 3: The Transportation Alliance Mobilize Convention & Expo, Caesars

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Misc Things to Do in Las Vegas in October

October 1-2: Bottomless Brunch at The Garden Gay Bar
October 1-2: Caldonia: Concert and Film Posters from the Ralph DeLuca Collection
October 9: Fall Fair, Santa Fe Station

Fall + Halloween in Las Vegas

October 1-2, 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29: Halloween Parade of Mischief, Downtown Summerlin
October 1-2, 7-9, 14-16, 20-23, 27-31: Vegas Fright Nights, Opportunity Village
October 1-2, 7-9, 14-16, 21-23, 28-30: Undead Haunted Maze, Tivoli Village
October 1-2, 6-8, 13-16, 20-23, 27-31: Asylum and Hotel Fear, Meadows Mall
October 7-9, 14-16, 20-31: HallOVeen, Opportunity Village
October 15: Monstery Mash, Sam’s Town
October 22-23, 29-30: Haunted Harvest, Springs Preserve
October 28: Hallow Harvest Festival, Bob Price Recreation Center
October 28-30: Haunted in the Desert, Whitney Ranch Recreation Center
October 28-31: HalloWeekend, Fremont Street Experience
October 28-31: The Addams Family A New Musical, The Lawn at Downtown Summerlin
October 29: ScAREA15 Presents Halloween 2022, AREA15
October 29-31: Halloween Party, LINQ Promenade
October 29-31: Hallow Reef, Shark Reef Aquarium
October 31: Halloween Safe Night, Pearson Community Center
October 31: Ward 6 Halloween Spooktacular Trunk or Treat, Centennial Hills Community Center
October 31: Halloween Ghost Walk, The District at Green Valley Ranch
October 31: Trick-or-Treat at Town SCARY Halloween, Town Square
October 22: Halloween Harvest, Boulder Station


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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – They have a western themed pumpkin patch and a bunch of animals, including horses, pigs, sheep, donkeys, goats, chickens, and rabbit.
  • Staheli Family Farm – Check out a pumpkin patch, corn maze, and Field of Screams.
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Trick or Treating

  • October 28: Tricks and Treats, AREA15
  • October 28: Trunk or Treat, The Atomic Museum (3-6 PM)
  • October 29-31: Hallow Reef, Shark Reef Aquarium
  • October 31: Halloween Safe Night, Pearson Community Center
  • October 31: Ward 6 Halloween Spooktacular Trunk or Treat, Centennial Hills Community Center
  • October 31: Halloween Ghost Walk, The District at Green Valley Ranch
  • October 31: Trick-or-Treat at Town SCARY Halloween, Town Square

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.
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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.
  • Want to know what to wear to the airport? These are our ideal airport outfits.

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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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Esther and Jacob are the founders of Local Adventurer, which is one of the top 5 travel blogs in the US. They believe that adventure can be found both near and far and hope to inspire others to explore locally. They explore a new city in depth every year and currently base themselves in Las Vegas.

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