The Las Vegas LGBTQ+ community and allies celebrate LGBTQ History Month in October with vibrant events, shows, parties and more. Here are some of the best activities, gatherings and offerings centered around embracing and uplifting the LGBTQ+ community in Las Vegas.
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Location: Sahara Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
Date: Oct. 8
Sahara Las Vegas Hotel & Casino's Azilo Ultra Pool welcomes the LGBTQ+ community to celebrate at the Las Vegas PRIDE Elevate Pool Party. Get ready for the festivities on Sunday, Oct. 8, which begin at noon and conclude at 8 p.m. Glisten in the sun while sipping cocktails poolside, on a daybed or in a cabana.
Location: The Linq
Date: Oct. 15
Las Vegas Pride and Caesars Entertainment host Influence Pool Party on Oct. 15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Pool at The Linq. RSVP ahead of time for complimentary entrance.
Location: Craig Ranch Regional Park
Date: Oct. 7
From noon to 10 p.m. on Oct. 7, the LGBTQIA+ community and allies gather for the Las Vegas Pride Celebration. Join in on the fun and convene to celebrate the event's 40th anniversary.
Location: Bridger Avenue and 4th Street
Date: Oct. 6
Downtown Las Vegas becomes the Las Vegas PRIDE Night Parade on Oct. 6 beginning at 6 p.m. Meet at Bridger Avenue and 4th Street for the boisterous affair.
Location: Historic Railroad Hiking Trailhead
Date: Oct. 1
Head to Boulder City's Historic Railroad Hiking Trailhead on Oct. 1 for the 10 a.m. Las Vegas PRIDE OUTside Hike. Fill your Camelback, lace up your hiking boots and get to stepping with fellow LGBTQ+ individuals and allies.
Location: La Mona Rosa
Date: Oct. 8
La Mona Rosa in downtown Las Vegas hosts PRIDE Brunch with DJ Luke Dice on the turntables, Josie Cavallari as the event host and Las Vegas Latin PRIDE Royalty as entertainment with live dance performances. A portion of the proceeds wil be donated to Las Vegas PRIDE and the Human Rights Campaign. The party takes place on Sunday, Oct. 8, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Downtown Grand Las Vegas
Dates: Oct. 4
Downtown Grand Las Vegas hosts PRIDE Family Bingo, a charity raffle with bingo. Sale proceeds benefit Sin Sity Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, an AIDS drug assistance program. Get ready to play and support the cause on Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 6 p.m., with bingo fun beginning at 7 p.m.
Location: We All Scream
Dates: Oct. 6
Head to We All Scream on Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas for PRIDE on the Cone, the afterparty for the Official Pride Parade. Meet on Friday, Oct. 6 at 10 p.m. to cool off with cold treats after the parade and socialize.
Location: Flamingo Las Vegas
With over 400 shows, RuPaul's Drag Race Live! slows down for no one with live performances almost daily. This Pride History Month—and all year—the sensational show continues to bring the heat with some of its best performances yet. See your favorite queens off-screen and live right in front of your eyes at Flamingo Las Vegas.
Location: Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel
Dates: Your Wedding Day
Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel provides theatrical weddings and recently launched two new packages, ShElvis and Queens of Vegas. "Nevada was the first state to accept same-sex marriage," shares Garrett Pattiani, a co-founder of Qlife Media. "We have secure same-sex marriage in our state; even if it was [revoked] nationally, we [would] still have that." Love is love!
Location: The Garden in the Arts District
Date: Oct. 6 to 8
Photography by: AK2/GETTY; Courtesy of Sahara Las Vegas; By Denise Truscello (Rupaul)