Summer may officially be behind us, but things are only just heating up in Las Vegas. From Madonna to Calvin Harris and Halloween fright-fests, Las Vegas boasts a killer line up of fall performances—not that we’d expect anything less from the entertainment capital of the world.
Every October, Fright Dome takes over the Adventuredome at Circus Circus in true Las Vegas fashion. With six haunted houses, four scare zones, live performances, and 25 rides and attractions, there’s something for everyone, regardless of age and bravery.
True, things that go bump and boo in the night get your adrenaline pumping, but is there anything more bone chilling than contact from the otherworldly? In Paranormal-The Mind Reading Magic Show, renowned mentalist Frederic Da Silva brings the mystery and magic to the famed Bally’s.
Traditional horror films are great for those who like the comfort of home and the ability to quickly duck beneath the covers. But for the more adventurous, Evil Dead the Musical 4D welcomes the audience into the story itself. College-aged blood and gore, demonic presence, and singing! What could be more Halloween?
For the widest array of creepy celebrations, Fright Fest at Fremont Street Experience offers live productions and performances as well as light shows set to classic hits like “Time Warp.” Events throughout the month culminate in the city’s largest costume party on October 31.
Known for their spooky and outlandish stage presence, the Swedish heavy metal band Ghost will take the stage at House of Blues at Mandalay Bay with guest Purson for a special Halloween night performance.
Annually named one of Vegas’ most outrageous Halloween parties, this year’s Fetish & Fantasy Halloween Ball will be taking over the Hard Rock Hotel. With more than 7000 guests, it’ll be a night of music, food, drink, and jaw-dropping outfits.
Internationally acclaimed Afrojack and Calvin Harris with guest Generik will be bringing their signature beats to Las Vegas’ newest nightclub, OMNIA, back-to-back nights over Halloween weekend. And with a spooky twist to their typical repertoires, it promises to be both freaky and festive.
If it’s an EDM celebration you’re looking for, world-renown DJs Tiësto and Hardwell with guest Kill The Buzz will keep Hakkasan at MGM Grand bumping and thumping throughout Halloween weekend.
A city of endless temptations and options, Vegas will also be playing host to celebrated DJ Kaskade, who will keep Halloween alive with a special set at XS at Encore.
And for those who crave a bit of salvation with their sin, Heaven & Hell Halloween at Moon and The View at Palms Casino Resort will feature a number of DJs throughout Halloween night, including DJ Kash, Mike Fusion, and DJ Twisted.
No visit to Vegas would be complete without experiencing the acclaimed acro-cabaret show, Absinthe. Performed in the round at Caesars Palace, it offers a night of imagination and extravagance, part carnival and part old world burlesque.
For one night only, The Neighborhood will take the stage at the iconic Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas with special guests Bad Suns and Hunny.
Criss Angel, the most watched magician in television history, welcomes live audiences to experience his varied array of illusions live, in CRISS ANGEL Believe, at Luxor.
For one night only, the Madonna, the rebel queen herself, will be taking to the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Part of her Rebel Heart Tour, the legendary performer will be sure to wow fans with a blend of new tracks and iconic hits on October 24.
Celebrated as one of the greatest metal bands of all time, Judas Priest will be taking over the The Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort on October 17 as part of their Redeemer of Souls tour.
Throughout October, country duo Naomi and Wynonna Judd will light up The Venetian Theatre at The Venetian/The Palazzo with their mother-daughter smiles and smash hits with The Judds Girls Night Out.
And if it’s laughs you’re after, Margaret Cho is a must. The most prolific and successful Asian-American comedian, Cho blends progressive societal critique and biting humor for a thoroughly NSFW affair.