Luxury Events 2015

Vegas, baby, Vegas! What happens here stays here, and our lips our sealed when you book a flight with Jet Charter Vegas to the craziest city on the west coast. Las Vegas has a little bit of everything, from gambling to rodeo, and it’s not enough to spend just one day here. Even if there isn’t a particular event going on during your stay, there are still luxurious hotels, pool clubs, and dazzling live performances you won’t want to miss out on.

May 2015

World Series of Poker

(May 27th – July 14th, 2015)

The poker players aren’t the only ones that get to enjoy this event. For 46 years, Vegas has hosted the World Series of Poker (WSOP), and it gets better ever year. The WSOP has several new events for the spectators, and have added a $565 buy-in for a chance at winning $5,000,000, amongst other games. Usually, the buy-in is $565 – $5000; this time around, the more you buy in, the more chips you get to play. It all adds up to who wins the $200 million prize money.

Brews and Blues Festival

(May 30th, 2015)

Get a little bounce in your step in May, whether it’s because of the blues or the booze, you’ll enjoy the Brews and Blues Festival in Vegas. Get a chance to sample beers from local and international brewers, and listen to some smooth tunes from bands like John Earl’s Boogieman and The Homemade Jamz Blues. All of this goes down at the Springs Preserve for a small price. Plus, a portion of ticket sales goes to the “Keep Memory Alive” benefit.

June 2015

Power of Love Gala

(June 13th, 2015)

Benefiting the “Keep Memory Alive” and “Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health,” the Power of Love Gala is one of the most luxurious events happening in Vegas this year. If you’re one of the lucky ducks to attend, you’ll be savoring the taste of a dinner by Wolfgang Puck; Master Sommeliers will have paired spirits and wines with each meal. Andre Bocelli and friends will be headlining the event. There will also be a chance to bid at an exclusive auction on items only found at the Power of Love.

Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC)

(June 19th – 21st, 2015)

The largest electronic dance music festival in North America returns this summer to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. However, it’s not just for music. There are also performances by aerialists, circus performers, and other artists; there are interactive art installations set up; people have even been known to have an EDC wedding here. To top it off, the hottest Vegas clubs join the party with EDC-themed events and specials throughout the week.

July 2015

4th of July in Vegas

(July 4th, 2015)

There are many places in Vegas you can celebrate your freedom, all day long, or just at night. Many fireworks displays take place at large locations like Caesars Palace, the Stratosphere, and Stations Casino properties, but the best shows are around the valley. You can spend the day at the casinos, but you should enjoy yourself a little more. There are many pool clubs open with plenty of hot parties going on. Just be sure to get there early or reserve a VIP room, or you may spend the day waiting in line rather than lounging poolside.

Big Dog's Draft House Summer Beer Fest

(July 18th, 2015)

Summer is the time for barbecues, and the Big Dog has you covered this July. Enjoy a night of delicious BBQ platters, accompanied by over 40 brews from around the world. There will also be live entertainment via reggae music played throughout the night, raffle drawings, and more. The best part? It’s free admission, but more so, it’s a pay-as-you-go plan, along with package deals for merchandise and raffle tickets.

August 2015

9th Annual Round Up Regatta

(August 6th – 9th, 2015)

This annual event is very popular among boat and yacht enthusiasts of Vegas. That’s because it takes place on the Colorado River, which runs through Vegas, Phoenix, and Southern California. Thousdands of participants sail down the river in a fleet of tubes, kayaks, canoes, regattas, and even floats. It’s an incredibly colorful event, and a great way to kick back and cheer people on – an all around good time. There’s a theme for the boaters that changes every year, and a Ms. River Regatta Pageant that follows.

Def Con 23

(August 6th – 9th, 2015)

Def Con, if you didn’t know, is a large convention for hackers. You would think it was some underground thing, but in fact, they’re very proud to publicize it online. It’s actually the oldest running hacker convention, and it all started in 1993. Def Con is largely a convention for those interested in technology, plus some hacking on the side. However, there are many people that go to the convention and never lay their hands on a computer; there are many other activities such as movie marathons, contests, parties, music events, and much more. The best way to learn about the event is to attend.

19th Annual Motherhead Festival

(August 21st – 22nd, 2015)

This motor festival brings the whole family together with colorful cars, bikes, trucks, and even boats. See some of the classics, and get lost in the nostalgia of days past. During this event, automobiles aren’t the only thing taking over the stage. Several bands will also be performing, giving the overall show some live tunes to spice up its atmosphere.

September 2015

Bellydance Intensive and Festival

(September 10th – 13th, 2015)

The art of belly dancing has evolved over the years, and many instructors and dancers have added a twist here and there, but at its core, its still as hypnotizing as before. During this three-day event, over 80 hours of teaching takes place to learn how to belly dance. There is also plenty of shopping, a dance festival, live performances, a dance contest, and what would it be without a Vegas-style cocktail party? Whether you want to take a class, or just watch, check out the Bellydance Intensive Festival.

Harvest Festival Original Art and Craft Show

(September 11th – 13th, 2015)

Get ready for three days of entertainment with the Harvest Festival Original Art and Craft Show. Last year there was over 20,000 pieces of handmade arts and crafts available for sale. Crafts such as jewelry, clothing, and more are made available, whilst art pieces in photography, ceramics, and more can be found. Plus, there’s plenty of food and live entertainment to enjoy. There’s no better way to begin the Fall.

Hofbräu Oktoberfest

(September 12th, 2015)

What September would be complete without Oktoberfest? Vegas isn’t about to drop the ball on this one. Although there are several places to celebrate in Vegas, the only place we found that keeps the September tradition alive is Hofbräuhaus America. They take the festival to heart at Hofbräuhaus, and even prepare a Bavarian cuisine to go with their beers. Plus, their restaurant looks like a mansion. They have a Beer Hall (for the rowdy, yet friendly guests), a Beer Garden (for those who want a quiet setting), and they often have live entertainment arranged. This is one place you can feel like a King during Oktoberfest.

San Gennaro Feast

(September 15th – 20th, 2015)

Many cultures have filled the streets of Vegas, and to honor them, a day or two is dedicated to a culture now and then. The San Gennaro Feast is a love of Italy and everything Italian. Ethnic food vendors will rule the festival, but can they serve all of the visitors? Over the years, 3 million people have joined to get their grub on, as well as see 50 live performances, or go one the many amusement rides. It all goes down in the Grand Canyon Shopping Center.

Las Vegas Pride Parade and Festival

(September 18th – 19th, 2015)

Vegas is booming with a two-day LGBT celebration of pool parties and dinners. Go and socialize or meet someone new. You will also have time to see a show or get involved. To top it off, there’s a parade and plenty of post-parade parties to make the fun last. It’s time to break out and show some pride whilst having a great time.

Super Run Car Show

(September 24th – 27th, 2015)

Just down the road from Vegas, an automotive event opens its doors to the public. All kinds of vehicles will be put on display, from motorcycles to custom hot rods and more. There will also be many activities and events going on at the car show, for participants and attendees. Best of all, it’s completely free to attend.

Life is Beautiful

(September 25th – 27th, 2015)

More than 60,000 people have come to the Life is Beautiful festival last year, and it’s no wonder why. For two days, five music stages host top performing artists, there is plenty of food and arts, and the program is bigger every year. The lineup for the 2015 festival is already blowing up ticket sales.

  • Against Me!
  • Andra Day
  • Atmosphere
  • Awolnation
  • BadBadNotGood & GhostFace Killah
  • Best Coast
  • Big Data
  • Borns
  • Brandon Flowers
  • Cashmere Cat
  • Clean Bandit
    Dan Deacon
  • Death Cab for Cutie
  • DJ Snake
  • Duran Duran
  • Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
  • Elle King
  • Future Islands
  • Glass Animals
  • Giraffage
  • The Green
  • Griz
  • Halsey
  • Hozier
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Jared & The Mills
  • Jauz
  • Kaleo
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Kid Cudi
  • Kilngande
  • Kygo
  • Leikel147
  • Lindsey Stirling
  • The London Souls
  • Madeon
  • Major Lazer
  • Mercy Music
  • Meg Myers
  • Mercer
  • Metric
  • Miics
  • Mija
  • New Politics
  • Night of Terrors of 1927
  • Parade of Lights
  • Peking Duk
  • Porter Robinson
  • Rebelution
  • RL Grime
  • Robin Schulz
  • Royal Blood
  • Run the Jewels
  • Ryn Weaver
  • Salva
  • Saint Motel
  • Shamir
  • Soja
  • Stevie Wonder
  • SZA
  • Tchami
  • Thievery Corporation
  • Tommy Trash
  • Twenty-One Pilots
  • Two Gallants
  • Walk the Moon
  • What So Not
  • Weezer
  • X Ambassadors
  • Yellow Claw
Asian Heritage Celebration

(September 26th, 2015)

Vegas is filled with all kinds of people and cultures, and in September, they donate a day to Asian Heritage. Join the fun with origami and karaoke, or bring the kids for a children’s lantern parade. There will be traditional music and dance performances for entertainment, and of course, we can’t forget that delicious food our neighbors from the East have brought over.

October 2015

Las Vegas BikeFest

(October 1st – 4th, 2015)

The Las Vegas BikeFest is not just for bikers looking for new and classic Harleys. Many non-bikers also enjoy the demo rides, art galleries, and road shows. Plus, there are a couple of games and activities, and several competitions during the event. If there’s any Sons of Anarchy fans out there, you may want to pay a visit, as Tommy Flanagan “Chibs” and Ryan Hurst “Opie” will be stopping by to celebrate the 15th year of the Las Vegas BikeFest.

Grapes and Hops Festival

(October 3rd, 2015)

Are you a fan of wine, or do you prefer beer? Well you don’t have to choose when you go to the Grapes and Hops Festival. Start October with a brewski or a glass between friends, coworkers, or somebody new. There will be a large selection to choose from, courtesy of some of Las Vegas’ finest restaurants around. As with any time when drinking alcohol, it usually calls for a grease layer, and at the Spring’s Preserve Grapes and Hops Festival, those same great restaurants will be providing food as well. All of this is in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, with proceeds going to “Par for The Cure.”

Rhino Linings 350 Nascar Camping World Truck Series Race

(October 3rd, 2015)

Las Vegas has a little bit of everything, and NASCAR is no exception. With the ability to camp out near the track, hardcore fans can practically live at the LVMS for this event. Although it’s a one-day event, the camp lots are open for three, meaning before and after the race, you can have a little family outing, and make a weekend out of it. However, the big spectacle of course is watching the top drivers of NASCAR race for the checkered flag on the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Age of Calvary Renaissance Festival

(October 9th – 11th, 2015)

Mug of mead m’lady? Mid-October, Vegas takes a large step back into the days of the Renaissance. Here, many like to cosplay in an effort to fit in with the many wanderers and barders roaming the land. Others simply wish to travel to the festival for the many attractions and activities going on. However, we suggest you dress up and enter the age of chivalry costume contest.

Vegas Valley Book Festival

(October 15th – 17th, 2015)

Vegas isn’t all “party until you go blind.” Many intellectual minds also like to gather here for conferences and meetings, one of which being a celebration of literature – The Vegas Valley Book Festival. Running into its 13th year in 2015, many come to celebrate written, spoken, and even illustrated word. More than 10,000 people attend the event every year, looking to join one or more of several programs devoted to sharing resources, advancing one’s craft, and all things literary. Plus, there’s plenty of shopping to do, along with the many guest authors and speakers who give sessions, readings, book signings, and run workshops.

Haunted Harvest

(October 16th – 18th, 23rd – 25th, 30th – 31st, 2015)

Ah, October, the perfect month for mischief and spooktacular fun. Haunted Harvest is suitable for all ages, or anyone who dare ventures to the Springs Preserve. There will be trick-or-treating, carnival games, a petting zoo, live entertainment, and the chance to walk through a haunted hay maze. Just don’t get lost, or you’ll miss out on the rest of the fun.

SuperCross Live Monster Energy Cup

(October 17th, 2015)

If you’re a fan of motocross, then this event is for you. The Monster Energy Cup has some of the world’s top riders competing for not only the cup, but $1 million in prize money. The tracks are always intense, pushing bikers and sometimes the audience to the limit. You may be in for just as much a bump of a ride as the racers. It all goes down in the Sam Boyd Stadium in October.

Professional Bull Riding Finals

(October 21st – 25th, 2015)

Returning for its 22nd year, the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) will put their lives on the line for the five-day event World Finals. The top 35 riders will all be competing for a large pot of prize money. If you count the awards for being the PBR World Finals event winner, and the World Champion, the prize money adds up to $2.2 million. This may be the fiercest event in Vegas 2015.

Fetish and Fantasy Halloween Ball

(October 31st, 2015)

Who said Halloween is just for kids? At the Hard Rock Casino in Vegas, the 20th Anniversary of an adult Halloween Ball will be bringing the magic. Over 7000 people join the event every year to be at “The Sexiest Place on Earth” on Halloween. However, just because it’s for adults doesn’t mean you can get down and dirty; save that for your own personal after-party. This night is for sexy costumes and debauchery in a fun and safe environment.

November 2015

AAPEX and SEMA Auto Shows

(November 2nd – 5th, 2015; November 3rd – 6th, 2015)

Although happening on somewhat different dates, and at different venues, the APPEX and SEMA Auto Shows are incredibly similar. They’re both conventions for premier automotive specialty products. Each one is stacked with vendors supplying many goodies for you to deck out your car or just make it look good. There will also be educational sessions, seminars, special events, and marketing opportunities. The two are competing for the spotlight, but they’re both perfect for those who want to spice up their motor vehicle.

The Craft Festival

(November 6th – 8th, 2015)

Possibly the largest crafts festival in America, Cashman Center Exhibit Hall is taken over by original pieces of nothing short of art. This isn’t your kids’ arts and crafts, this is the real deal. Find a new vase, find a necklace, or even get an interesting piece of attire to add to your wardrobe. There are over 150 booths with 200 independent craft workers, all of which produce original crafts. No mass production here, it’s all one-of-a-kind. There will also be plenty of snacks available.

Dia de Muertos

(November 6th – 8th, 2015)

Hispanic culture has been celebrating the lives of the departed for 3,000 years, and Las Vegas joins in on the celebration with an event so big, you can hear it all the way in the ether. It all takes place on the 180-acre family-friendly destination, the Springs Preserve. During the event, there are live theater and dance performances, face painting, art exhibitions, and more. The face painting is the signature for this event though, as many people come up with some of the craziest skull designs to dawn for the evening.

Rock 'N' Roll Marathon

(November 12th – 15th, 2015)

What better way to race than with rock ‘n’ roll pumping through your veins and in your head? The Rock ‘N’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon takes care of that with a 5K marathon and a variety of bands playing along the course. Over the years, runners have raised more than $300 million in support of participating charities. If you’re a runner, you can make every step count towards the cause of your choice; if you’re a supporter, you can cheer your runner on in the same spirit to excel for a greater good.

Glittering Lights

(November 13th, 2015)

In the holiday season, more than one million people show up for the dazzling light show in Las Vegas. With over one million lights to display over 400 animated scenes, the entire show takes up 2.5 miles. Remember all those times in the car as a kid, driving around to see all the decorated houses in different neighborhoods? This is the same thing, but for nearly three straight miles, and accompanied by festive songs on the radio as you drive along the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Motor Trend International Auto Show

(November 27th – 29th, 2015)

The Motor Trend International Auto Show is for all you motor heads out there looking for the newest models that will soon hit the streets. This is your chance to spectate and check out an automobile without feeling like you’re trying to be sold on a new set of wheels. Plus, you get a first look at some of the future concepts that may soon come to market. With all the exotic and hybrid cars coming out, who knows when the flying car will be here? You will, if you’re at the auto show.

December 2015

Wrangler National Finals Rodeo and Miss Rodeo America Pageant

(December 3rd – 12th, 2015; November 30th – December 6th, 2015)

Rodeo has been going on for a long time now, but the Wrangler National Finals has just hit it’s 30th year in 2014. Every year, the finest cowboys and cowgirls around come to Vegas to compete for prize money exceeding $6 million. These contestants compete in bull riding, steer wrestling, tie-down roping, barrel racing, and several more events to become the Champion. There’s also a little extra for the spectators during this event, such as country music and comedy performances throughout the span of the week. During the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, the Miss Rodeo America Pageant also takes place, where 38 beautiful women compete for the crown during possibly the richest experience of their lives.

Great Santa Run

(December 5th, 2015)

Every year, to benefit a non-profit organization that supports people with intellectual disabilities, thousands of people dress up like Ol’ Saint Nick for a good run in Vegas. People can walk a mile, or perform a 5k run, but either way, as long as they’ve got red and white on, they’re good to go. Last year, the streets were flooded with Santa copy cats; some have come to call this event “Kringle Palooza.”

Christmas in Vegas

(All of December)

During the month of the Winter Holidays, it’s hard not to find something to do in Vegas – imagine that. There are two popular ice rinks open from late November to early January — one at the Cosmopolitan Hotel, and the other at Caesars Palace. The Christmas Tree at Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical gardens is a real treat for a stroll through some of the most impressive Christmas decorations and displays. Of course you can get some shopping done if you haven’t already, but there’s the strong temptation to treat yourself to some free chocolate at the Ethel M Chocolate Factory Holiday Cactus Garden (get in before 7pm).

The Rockin' Reindeer Run

(December 12th, 2015)

Much like the Santa Run, the people of Las Vegas dress up like reindeer and go for a jog. Run a half marathon, a 10k, or a 5k, whichever you please, and have some holiday fun. It’s a small-time tradition, only in its 3rd year, but the run is steadily growing with every Christmas. It’s all in the benefit for “Toys for Tots.” What better way to celebrate the holidays than giving a child a gift they might otherwise not have without your help? If you’re not good with choices, you can also donate money for a toy purchase. At the end of the race, the PKWY Tavern will have a small after-party for some holiday cheer, food, and drinks.

New Year's Eve in Las Vegas

(December 31st, 2015)

For New Year’s Eve, the entire Vegas Strip gets shut down for the party of the year. Last New Year’s, over a quarter million people were partying it up to ring in 2015. Every year, there are several large parties going on throughout Las Vegas, but the featured parties this year are at clubs like Midnight Rain, and especially Tinseltown (for their 4-Hour Open Bar). When the clock strikes twelve, there will be a fireworks show that lights up the sky of 2016.