Party like a rat for Chinese New Year
Saturday, January 25 - Tuesday, February 4
Celebrate the Year of the Rat during the annual Spring Festival marking Chinese New Year. Vegas is a fun place for the holiday with most of the big hotels will be dressed up in Asian decor, including the Conservatory and Botanical Garden at the Bellagio. Expect dragon dances and other entertainment at The LINQ, Fremont Street, Chinatown, and other hotspots around town.
Thursday, January 30
A new show is aiming to be the biggest party on the Strip. The idea behind RuPaul's Drag Race Live! is to get the world's best-known drag queens in one place for an interactive, crowd-pleasing revue based on the reality TV show. The production has dates booked though at least August with a revolving lineup of entertainers. RuPaul won't make regular appearances, but is heavily involved in the concept of the show.
Cost: Tickets begin at $49
Place a bet on the Big Game
Sunday, February 2
If you can't be in Miami to watch Super Bowl LIV in person, the next best place to catch the game is Las Vegas. Not only can you win big if you place your bets right, but the city is overloaded with viewing parties. The Hard Rock Cafe on the Strip, Virgil's Real BBQ at the LINQ, and the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center are just a few of the top destinations for munching on chicken wings and enjoying all the action of the Big Game in high-def.
Cost: Admission begins at $250 for the Hard Rock Cafe and $175 for Virgil's (with food and beverage included for both events); Downtown Las Vegas Events Center is free
Sunday, February 9 - Sunday, February 16
Everyone seems to agree the Las Vegas Aviators' debut season at the new Las Vegas Ballpark was a huge success -- with great seats, great food, and a great atmosphere. While the team rests between baseball seasons, the venue is staying busy and showing off its versatility with five regular season games by Major League Rugby. The news comes at a good time, since the annual spring Rugby Sevens tournament finished a 10-year run in Las Vegas this year.
Cost: Single-day tickets begin at $20 for adults and $10 for kids 4-14
Saturday, February 29
Off the Strip
Smaller, regional craft brews will be front and center during the 3rd Annual Beer Zombies Craft Beer Festival. The afternoon event runs from 3-7pm just west of the Strip outside SkinnyFATS on Dean Martin Drive. Sip unlimited pours, play games, and sample bites of food. VIP tickets get early entry at 2pm, an exclusive lounge, and other perks.
Cost: Tickets begin at $50