After the summer heat, locals and tourists are ready to enjoy the beautiful fall weather and celebrate with festivals in Las Vegas. Whether embracing the past, ethnic diversity or indulging in art, food or music; Southern Nevada features great outdoor festivities. Outside temperatures entice the crowds to come together to celebrate and experience Las Vegas in ways different from the Strip.
Age of Chivalry Renaissance Fair
2601 E. Sunset Road
Las Vegas, NV 89120
Dates: Oct. 11-13, 2013; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Las Vegas is transported to medieval times during the Age of Chivalry Renaissance Fair. Many attendees wear costumes of the time to enjoy the royal parade with kings and their queens, jousting tournaments, re-enactments and more than 50 shows being performed. Artisans include jewelers, stone carvers, blacksmiths, toy makers, stain glass designs and perfume along with armor, sword and dagger crafts. Authentic food and ales for adults will be available along with free parking.
Summerlin Arts Festival
Summerlin Centre Community Park
1800 S. Town Center Dr.
Las Vegas, NV 89135
Date: Oct. 12-13, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Chalk Art Expo is one of the big events during the 19th Annual Summerlin Art Festival where children will be taught how to use chalk, create their own artwork on the sidewalk and participate in the community mural. Expert chalk artist Donovan Fitzgerald will demonstrate by drawing classic artwork. More than 100 artists will display their work as well. Entertainment will include music, dance and culinary demonstrations. Food and drink will be available and a portion of the proceeds benefit The Discovery Children’s Museum.
Life if Beautiful
Downtown Las Vegas
Dates: Oct. 26-27, 2013
Life is Beautiful celebrates what makes living great including good food, music and art. Held in downtown Las Vegas, there will be numerous events during the day and evening. Imagine Dragons, Beck, Kings of Leon and Las Vegas native band The Killers will perform with more than 65 bands and singers scheduled during the two-day festival. More than 80 chefs, restaurants, breweries and wineries will provide culinary and beverage delights. Members of Cirque du Soleil is headlining the performance art aspect of the festival with other shows featured.