From foodie festivals like the Great Vegas Festival to music festivals like Life is Beautiful, our city has become an ideal spot for fest-goers. Las Vegas hosts a number of fun festivals and events throughout the year – and the list seems to get longer and better every year. See upcoming Las Vegas event dates for 2022 to start planning your Vegas festival weekend trip!
Motley Brews hosts the Great Vegas Festival, a food and beverage festival that has been growing since 2011 into one of the most Vegas-centric festivals. Celebrating local craft breweries, culinary artists, mixologists, and more who make Las Vegas the culinary spot it is today. With events like the Taco Tiki Throwdown and the Great Tasting, come to this festival hungry and thirsty for an epic weekend of eating and drinking.
A newcomer to the Las Vegas festival scene is Vibra Urbana, a Latin music festival headlined by Anuel AA, Don Omar, Rauw Alejandro, and Nicky Jam. Described as “the biggest party in reggaeton” in Las Vegas, this festival has traveled across the country and is making its first appearance in Vegas with its biggest lineup yet. Teamed with Insomniac Events, the group that puts on EDC Las Vegas, this festival is sure to be an exciting one.
Finally making its debut in the music festival scene this year is Lovers & Friends Fest, a music festival designed for true fans of ’90s and ’00s rap and R&B icons. With a lineup made up of artists like Ciara, Nelly, Ludacris, Lil Jon, Ashanti, Trey Songz, and more, this is a festival you won’t want to miss. The anticipation is so high that this 1-day festival added a second day so everyone can get their fill of nostalgia.
The Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas is one of the largest electronic dance music festivals in the United States, drawing more than 140,000 people a night to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. You’ll see names like Tiesto, the Chainsmokers, and Kygo among the 200-plus DJs performing on at least eight different stages. But what really makes EDC special is the futuristic environment of neon lights, art cars, carnival rides, and endless imagery.
If you’re into heavy metal and rock, you won’t want to miss this epic 3-day festival in Las Vegas. Hosted at Mandalay Bay, Psycho Las Vegas is a heavy metal and rock music festival that continues to grow each year it’s been in Las Vegas since it began in 2017. This year, the diverse lineup includes Mercyful Fate, Emperor, Mayhem, Watain, Satyricon, and many more to appeal to any type of listening or headbanging you want to do.
One of the most famous Downtown Las Vegas events is the Life is Beautiful festival. Spreading over 18 city blocks LIB Festival is a celebration of music, art, and Vegas culture. This year’s lineup hasn’t been released yet, but previous headliners include Billie Eilish, Green Day, Chance The Rapper, Flume, Lil Wayne, and Tame Impala. Besides the music, attendees can enjoy food from some of the country’s top chefs, wines and beers, and inspirational speakers.
The iHeartRadio Music Festival celebrates your favorite hitmakers with a lineup that ranges from pop and R&B to country and classic rock. The main stage at the T-Mobile Arena has hosted performances by Dua Lipa, Coldplay, Florida Georgia Line, Khalid, Weezer, Olivia Rodrigo, Journey, and more, showing off its true range for every music lover. Keep an eye out for the 2022 lineup, as it’s sure to have a list of artists you’ll be excited to see!
You’ve probably heard of the buzz around this nostalgia-filled music festival. With such a stacked lineup, it’s hard to miss! When We Were Young is a new music festival with headliners such as Paramore, My Chemical Romance, Avril Lavigne, and Jimmy Eat World. Just like the excitement for Lovers & Friends, more dates were added to this festival so more people can catch their favorite pop-punk and emo artists and get to dance along to their nostalgia.
A bowling party so big, it outgrew the bowling alley and turned into a music festival in Las Vegas. Punk Rock Bowling has morphed into the rager of all ragers. This year’s festival is currently postponed, but keep your eye out for rescheduled dates and a killer lineup. If it’s anything like previous years, get ready for a 3-day festival with a bowling tournament, after-parties, pool parties, Punk Rock Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament, and more.
No matter if you like food, punk-rock, pop, heavy metal, or EDM, Las Vegas festivals have something for everyone. As festival dates get closer, more details will continue to be released, but it’s always a great idea to buy your tickets early to make sure you can attend! Buy your tickets and book a room at the D Las Vegas to be near all your favorite festivals and everything else Downtown Las Vegas has to offer.