Upcoming 2023 Las Vegas Events & Activities
A new year has started, which means another exciting year of events and activities in Las Vegas! There will always be the usual shows and pool parties throughout Vegas, but there are some one-time events and residencies that you’ll want to mark down on your calendar. From music and beer festivals to sporting events, our city continues to offer new and exciting things to do. With events spanning from January through December, see which upcoming Las Vegas events you’ll want to attend.
Adele | January
Adele’s recent residency just started at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, with spectacular shows going through the end of March. After nearly a year of delays, the “Weekends with Adele” residency is well worth the wait and is sure to be a show to remember, with beautiful vocals, dazzling design, and her biggest hits.
Big Game Bash | February
One of the most exciting weekends in Las Vegas for sports lovers is the Big Game Bash, where football fans can gather to watch the biggest game of the year. Though the game won’t be in Vegas, you can catch it live at the Stadium Swim® Big Game Viewing Party, Circa Sports Big Game Bash, or the free DLVEC Biggest Game Bash.
Barry Manilow | February
From mid-February through December, one of the biggest personalities will hit the stage at a nearly year-long Las Vegas residency. Barry Manilow has over 50 shows lined up at the International Theater at Westgate Las Vegas, where you’ll see the performance of a lifetime with exciting production, piano playing, and more.
Usher | February
See some of the best moves in person during the “Usher – My Way” residency at Dolby Live at Park MGM. Usher is known for his vocals and his dancing, which make for one of the best Las Vegas performances you could ask for. From the end of February to July, don’t miss the chance to catch this 2023 event.
Pennzoil 400 | March
If you’re into car racing, you aren’t going to want to miss this exciting NASCAR weekend in Vegas. The Pennzoil 400 makes its way to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway once again on March 3-5 for an adrenaline-pumping event. On top of the Pennzoil 400, there will be the Alsco Uniforms 300 and Victoria’s Voice Foundation 200 races.
March Hoops | March
Another exciting sporting event takes place March 14 to April 3, and it’s sure to be an exciting time in Vegas as the basketball tournament goes on. Each round will have the city filled with basketball fans, especially at places like the Circa Sports Sportsbook and Stadium Swim where you can catch viewing parties and place your bets.
Great Vegas Festival of Beer | April
Many upcoming Las Vegas events revolve around music or sports, so let’s mix it up a little here! On April 1, the 11th annual Great Vegas Festival of Beer is coming to the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center. With craft beers and incredible culinary options from around town, this beer festival is a must-do for any foodie in town.
Holo Holo Music Festival | May
A new festival is making its way to Las Vegas in 2023, and it’s going to be a great time. Holo Holo Music Festival will be taking place May 6-7 at the DLVEC to celebrate Polynesian culture and music, transforming it into an oasis of island vibes in the middle of the desert. Stop by for a weekend of live music, DJ sets, and even some comedy.
Garth Brooks | May
Starting mid-May, Garth Brooks will be kicking off the “Garth Brooks/Plus ONE” Las Vegas residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace through the end of July. From single fiddles to entire bands, each song and performance promises to be a unique and intimate experience of seeing some of the best hits live.
EDC Las Vegas | May
May 2023 wraps up with one of the biggest Las Vegas music festivals. From May 19-21, EDC Las Vegas returns to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for its 24th year. This festival is filled with multiple stages, fireworks, rides, and one of the best lineups for EDM fans. You won’t want to miss the EDC Week events from May 17-23, either!
Life is Beautiful Festival | September
One of the staples in Las Vegas Events is the Life is Beautiful festival that encompasses 18 blocks of Downtown Las Vegas. The 2023 festival will mark 10 years of this incredible event that celebrates music, art, food, and culture in the heart of the city, which means this next year will be big! Don’t miss this opportunity to join in the fun.
When We Were Young Festival | October
After the success of the inaugural festival in 2022, When We Were Young returns to Las Vegas with even more nostalgia. On October 21 at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds, one day of music will be packed with some of your favorite bands, such as Green Day, blink-182, Good Charlotte, The Offspring, and so much more.
Formula 1 Las Vegas | November
One of the most exciting Las Vegas 2023 events is the introduction of Formula 1® racing. On November 16-18, The Strip will be turned into a 3.8-mile track for the Las Vegas Grand Prix. The race will include 50 laps, 3 main straights, and 17 corners. Car racing enthusiast or not, this event is going to be an exciting time to be in the city.
NFR Las Vegas | December
At the end of the year comes one of our favorite events: the NFR Las Vegas. The National Finals Rodeo consists of 10 exciting days of roping, barrel racing, and bull riding. On top of watching the events in-person, you’ll also be able to find fun watch parties, a cowboy expo, parties, incredible live entertainment, and so much more.
So, which 2023 Las Vegas events will you be attending? Whether you check out your favorite artist at a music festival or cheer on your favorite team at a basketball watch party, you’re going to find an activity that fits your interests. Be sure to book a room at Circa Las Vegas Resort to have a place to stay while you enjoy your events and can explore all Downtown Las Vegas has to offer!