The largest craft beer event of the season is Motley Brews' Downtown Brew Festival, which has more than 200 beers from 60 breweries -- with a focus on local and regional brands. Hang out on the grass while bands perform on a center stage inside the Clark County Government Amphitheater. A variety of restaurants will serve plenty of food to balance out the booze.
Cost: General Admission begins at $35
October 26-27, November 2-17 (select dates)
It's time to party like it's 2003 all over again. After cancelling a few summer dates for health issues with drummer Travis Barker, blink-182 resumes their Las Vegas residency at the recently renovated Pearl Theater -- where every seat is a good one. The show is tight, and even casual fans may be surprised at how many songs they recognize.
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
The Fetish and Fantasy Halloween Ball has been one of the wildest parties in Vegas for more than two decades. The idea is to wear your wildest costume possible. The more risqué, the better -- as long as there's no nudity. (Rules are rules.) The late-night party begins at 10pm and doors don't close until after 3am. There's even an adult-oriented expo that will be overflowing with chains, whips, latex, leather and anything you can -- or can't -- imagine.
Cost: Tickets begin at $75
North Las Vegas
Do you think Dia De Los Muertos weekend would be better with a lot more tacos? The Great Las Vegas Taco Festival has you covered. Some of the best food trucks and restaurants in Las Vegas invade Craig Ranch Park for two straight days with mariachi music, DJs, and cover bands. Wash down all those tacos with a margarita bar, samples from a tequila expo, and a nonstop supply of micheladas. Stay entertained with carnival rides, lucha libre wrestling, and a taco eating competition.
Cost: General admission begins at $10
Sunset Park will welcome more than 30 food trucks for Sunset Park'd, a food festival that's perfect if you have a hard time deciding what to eat. If that wasn't enough, there's also a vegan food court, microbrews, and margaritas. Hang out in the park 12-8pm.
Cost: To be announced.