What To Do for Halloween in Downtown Las Vegas
Downtown Las Vegas is known for many things, including great restaurants, live entertainment, affordable rooms, and exciting gaming options. But what you may not know is this part of town hosts one of the biggest parties you’ll find in Sin City all year: Halloween in Downtown Las Vegas! Here’s everything you need to know about this year’s epic events and what to do for Halloween in Vegas.
Halloween Parties in Downtown Las Vegas
The list of Halloween events Las Vegas has to offer is endless. If you’re ready to hit downtown with your friends, be sure to check out these local Halloween bashes:
1. Halloween Weekend on Fremont Street
The famous Fremont Street in Downtown Las Vegas has a long list of featured entertainment throughout Halloween weekend from October 28-31. There will be free live bands performing every evening, along with flash mobs, aerial dancers, street performers, and more. You can also take a ride on the zipline and check out the free nightly light shows on the massive screen above Fremont.
A cash-prize costume contest will take place just a few minutes from the Downtown Grand at Circa on Fremont Street. Take a break and head over on Sunday, October 31, to register and show off your costume to the downtown crowds. The top prize is $10,000, so be sure to dress to impress!
2. Halloween Party at The Underground
The Mob Museum in Downtown Las Vegas is giving Halloween partiers free entry to the speakeasy on Saturday, October 30, from 8:00 PM – 12:00 AM! Just give the password “Heebie-Jeebies” at the door, and you’ll have access to The Underground speakeasy and distillery for live music, special Halloween cocktails, and a 1920s-themed costume contest.
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3. Fetish & Fantasy Halloween Ball
Just south of Downtown Las Vegas is AREA15, a new event location that will host the annual Fetish & Fantasy Halloween Ball on Saturday, October 30. This year marks the ball’s 25 anniversary, so you know it’s going to be a good time. Live DJs and performers will keep the dance floor packed while theatrical artists mesmerize the crowds.
4. Downtown Halloween Pub Crawl
Ready to get your drink on? There’s definitely no shortage of pubs and bars in Downtown Las Vegas for you to wet your whistle this Halloween. There are several hosted bar crawl events that will take you around downtown to sample the best beer and cocktail selection at local Las Vegas bars.
However, you may want to organize your own pub crawl and check out all the downtown bars you’ve wanted to visit. Be sure to add the classics to your list, including Sidebar, Furnace, and Hogs & Heifers for a good mix of classy elegance and rowdy fun.
Halloween for Couples in Downtown
For those spending time with your significant other in Las Vegas this Halloween, you can also spice things up with a little bit of romance. For example, book a table for two at Triple George Grill before heading out to the Halloween festivities in Downtown Vegas. With signature cocktails, delicious steak and seafood dishes, and a classy vintage Vegas atmosphere, you’re sure to have a good time no matter what your Halloween plans are afterward.
For additional ideas, be sure to check out all the other creepy and spooky things to do in Nevada, including Zak Bagans’ The Haunted Museum and the reportedly haunted Hoover Dam. If anything, it gives you an excuse to hold each other tight!
Halloween Fun for the Whole Family
If you’re in Las Vegas to celebrate Halloween with your family, there are plenty of things to do outside of the crazy party scene. Here are some ideas in and around the downtown area:
- Haunted Harvest at Springs Preserve. Springs Preserve is transforming itself for its annual Haunted Harvest event! Swing by with the kids for their haunted hay maze, live entertainment, trick or treat stations, carnival games, a haunted train ride through the preserve, and more! You can enjoy the Haunted Harvest on October 22-24 and October 29-31 from 5:00-9:00 PM.
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- Halloween Family Spooktacular at Container Park. Downtown Container Park will be showing the Halloween favorite film “Hocus Pocus” on the Container Park lawn and stage. Admission is free, so be sure to get there early! Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and snacks to get cozy and enjoy time with the family. This movie event is Sunday, October 31, from 6:30-8:30 PM.
- HallOVeen at Opportunity Village. Opportunity Village, just west of Downtown Las Vegas, is bringing back its annual HallOVeen event for spooky games, rides, and entertainment for all ages. Take a ride on the Spooktacular Forest Express Ghost Train, The Avalanch Slide, or the Enchanted Carousel. There will also be mini escape rooms and carnival games. Don’t forget to make reservations!
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The Best Haunted House in Las Vegas
Although there may be some debate on this subject, many argue that the best haunted house in Las Vegas is the Meadview Asylum & Hotel Fear Haunted House at Meadows Mall. Located just south of Downtown, the Meadows Mall parking lot is home to the most anticipated haunted house in Sin City from October 1-31, 6:30 PM to midnight every evening.
Make your way through the asylum, complete with patients who have undergone bloody genetic experiments, mentally disturbed doctors and nurses, and bone-chilling scenes around every corner. Then, step into Hotel Fear, rumored to be haunted by victims of a mass killing. This haunted house is not for the faint of heart, so come prepared to be absolutely terrified!
Halloween in Las Vegas – What to Expect
In late October, the weather in Las Vegas is ideal, with average temperatures usually somewhere in the high 70s during the day. In the evenings, it gets cool enough to pop on a cozy costume as you go from event to event. However, you might see temperatures drop as low as 40-50 degrees during the evening, especially if you’re going to be staying out into the late-night hours. Take that into account when choosing this year’s Halloween costume!
Las Vegas visitors and locals should also expect bigger crowds for Halloween weekend, especially in Downtown and the Las Vegas Strip. With so much fun to be had throughout the city, it’s no surprise that so many people choose to celebrate Halloween season in Vegas. Just be sure to check for proof of vaccination requirements at any events or venues, and always practice the recommended health and safety guidelines while out and about.
If you want to be close to all the Halloween activities happening downtown this year, check out Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino. With special hotel packages, new rooms and suites, the hottest Downtown Las Vegas restaurants, the best gaming odds, and just blocks away from the Fremont Street action, Downtown Grand is the place to be for Halloween! Contact our team to learn more.