Find a Nevada fall festival to attend in 2022. Our events calendar for September, October and November 2022 has things to do across Nevada including activities in Las Vegas and Reno. Our list includes festivals celebrating the local harvest, food, music, beer, Oktoberfest and more.
We're gearing up for another year of awesome events! We're in the process of updating events and are through all events that happened last year in September and are halfway through October.
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Big Blues Bender - Las Vegas, NV - Aug 25 to Aug 28, 2022
Annual Blues music event held at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Las Vegas. Top musicians perform on multiple stages. Packages include hotel stay with add-ons like unlimited drink wristbands, meals, and souvenirs.
Burning Man - Gerlach, NV - Aug 28 to Sep 5, 2022
50,000+ attend the annual event in the Black Rock Desert in Northern Nevada. One of the most unique annual events in the world held each year in a city built in the desert by volunteers. Spectacular nighttime activities aimed at art, performance, theme camps, volunteers, and more.
Nugget Casino Rib Cook-off - Sparks, NV - Aug 31 to Sep 5, 2022
An all you can eat event with plenty of BBQ foods (over 250,000 pounds of ribs) plus live music entertainment, kids activities, craft vendors, beer garden, and of course the casino nearby.
Great Reno Balloon Race - Reno, NV - Sep 9 to Sep 11, 2022
One of the largest free hot-air ballooning event in the world, with almost 100 balloons and 120,000 spectators each year.
Hofbrauhaus Oktoberfest - Las Vegas, NV - Sep 9 to Oct 31, 2022
The Las Vegas location of the classic German beer hall celebrates Oktoberfest with celebrity keg tappings on Friday and Saturdays in September and October. Past celebrities have included Siegfried & Roy, Holly Madison, Taylor Hicks and the Chippendales, among many others. Nightly food specials on traditional German dishes including bratwurst, schweinshaxe and schnitzel. Stein Holding contests on Friday and Saturday nights. There will also be live music from a traditional Bavarian band.
National Championship Air Races - Reno, NV - Sep 14 to Sep 18, 2022
Witness the thrill and excitement of the world;s fastest motor sport with spectacular races, iconic aircraft, and aviation history displays. This event is the longest-running air race, and the only closed-course pylon racing event in the world.
Life is Beautiful Music & Art Festival - Las Vegas, NV - Sep 16 to Sep 18, 2022
18 blocks of creators in Las Vegas, making food, comedy, music, art, murals and more. Includes big names you probably definitely have heard of, as well as newcomers you will be glad to experience.
Street Vibrations Motorcycle Festival - Reno, NV - Sep 22 to Sep 25, 2022
A celebration of music, metal and motorcycles. Offers poker runs, live entertainment, ride-in shows, stunt and bike shows and more to more than 50,000 biking enthusiasts.
iHeart Radio Music Festival - Las Vegas, NV - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2022
Annual star-studded music festival at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Las Vegas Oktoberfest - Las Vegas, NV - Sep 24, 2022
The German-American Social Club of Nevada and the City of Las Vegas hosts this Oktoberfest.
Las Vegas Triathalon - Boulder City, NV - Oct 1, 2022
Held annually at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.
Las Vegas Wine & Food Festival - Las Vegas, NV - Oct 5 to Oct 9, 2022
Wine tasting, gourmet food and live entertainment (music, ballet and shows) at the Red Rock Casino and Resort.
RiSE Lantern Festival - Moapa, NV - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2022
Elevates hope, ignites dreams, and creates memories with the release of thousands of lanterns, live music, food & drinks and more.
Las Vegas PRIDE Festival - Las Vegas, NV - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2022
LGBT event for families, couples, singles, friends and straight allies and PRIDE pets. Lots of delicious food, beer, family activity zone, live music, free shuttle service and lots more.
Eldorado Great Italian Festival - Reno, NV - Oct 8 to Oct 9, 2022
Lots of fun with grape stomping, pasta bowls for sauce tasting, wine, dinner buffet, and kid’s gelato eating contest plus more fun activities.
Indian National Finals Rodeo - Las Vegas, NV - Oct 18 to Oct 22, 2022
Held at South Point Equestrian Center. Events include bareback bronc riding, bull riding, calf roping, cowgirl’s breakaway roping, cowgirl’s steer undecorating, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, team roping and tie down roping.
Las Vegas Book Festival - Las Vegas, NV - Oct 22, 2022
10,000 annually attend the largest literary event in Nevada which offers a number of different events, both inside and out, all with free admission.
Colorado River Fall Festival - Laughlin, NV - Oct 23 to Oct 25, 2022
The premier York Rite festival in the southwest hosted at the Riverside Resort Casino in Laughlin, NV.
Joe Weider’s Olympia Fitness & Performance Weekend - Las Vegas, NV - Dec 15 to Dec 18, 2022
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Grapes & Hops Festival - Las Vegas, NV - Sep 28, 2019
Sample fine wine and great beers plus delicious foods from Las Vegas fine restaurants. A charity event kicking off Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 21+ event
Galleria at Sunset Oktoberfest - Henderson, NV - Sep 28, 2019
Beer (of course!) pouring over 15+ different German and local beers, live polka dancing and bavarian music, brats, pretzels, and more!
Reno Pop Culture Con - Reno, NV - Nov 8 to Nov 10, 2019
RPCC is a three-day, family-friendly, fan-focused extravaganza, featuring the best in pop culture entertainment. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet comics artists and writers, book authors, and celebrity guests, shop for collectibles, attend panels and programming, or visit the Pop Culture Classroom’s Kids’ Lab.
Las Vegas BikeFest - Las Vegas, NV - Oct 1 to Oct 4, 2020
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: Annual event for 15+ years taking over downtown Las Vegas. Join in the Motorcycle Rally, Poker Run, celebrity appearances, demo rides, live music and more.
Pumpkin Palooza - Sparks, NV - Oct 24 to Oct 25, 2020
Autumn-themed activities including a pumpkin derby, marshmallow shooting, costume parade, carnival games live music, pumpkin seed spitting contest, pumpkin pie eating contest and mummy wrapping contest.
Pumpkinman Triathlon - Boulder City, NV - Oct 23, 2021
Held at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.
Dia de los Muertos at Springs Preserve - Las Vegas, NV - Nov 5 to Nov 7, 2021
This centuries-old celebration—rooted in Latin American cultures—honors loved ones through colorful and joyous traditions. This event blends rich customs with exciting activities for all ages such as live theater and dance performances, music and mariachis, entertaining games, arts and crafts, food vendors, and much more.
Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival - Las Vegas, NV - Nov 6, 2021
An annual celebration of comic books, science fiction and pop culture held in Las Vegas, Nevada. Meet publishers and vendors, attend film screenings and panels, and don’t miss special guests and more, all at the Clark County Library.
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