6 Best September Festivals and Events in Las Vegas

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Las Vegas is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Once a haven for gamblers and hard-partying visitors, the area has become more family-friendly in recent years. Baseball games, art and culture festivals, and free concerts at Fremont Street are just a few of the activities families can enjoy in September in Las Vegas.

Las Vegas 51s Baseball

The Las Vegas 51s bring professional Triple-A baseball to town every summer. This New York Mets affiliate, part of the Pacific Coast League, plays at Cashman Field from April through September.

The team's name comes from Area 51, the informal name of a classified military facility near Edwards Air Force Base right outside Las Vegas. Area 51 has long been rumored to be the site of some extraterrestrial activity in the 1950s, hence the team's gray-headed alien mascot Cosmo.

Las Vegas Greek Food Festival

Get your Greek on with this annual fest featuring Greek food and entertainment. Held at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, the menu features all the traditional Greek dishes like souvlaki, gyros, and baklava, but also is a marketplace for other Greek cultural wares. There's traditional Greek dancing as well as clothing, jewelry, and other traditional items for sale. In 2018, the event will be held from September 14 to 16.

Summer Concert Series on Fremont Street

Even though its name suggests summer only, this concert series has two big dates in September as well. Held at Main Street Station Casino, the series in 2019 will feature Ratt and Sebastian Bach on September 29, with more September dates and bands to be announced.

Fresh 52 Farmers' and Artisans' Market

Bringing fresh produce, bread, and art to Las Vegas neighborhoods nearly every Saturday and Sunday all year round, this farmers' market is a must-visit for anyone interested in Vegas' local culture. There are three locations: Summerlin, Inspirada-Henderson, and Downtown Henderson. Some top vendors include Aromatherapy Garden, Big Erns BBQ, Bloomin Desert Herb Farm, Fidos Kitchen, Mezze Foods, Peele Nut, and Benzler Farms. 

First Fridays Arts Festival

Every month on the first Friday this legendary arts and entertainment festival dominates Fremont Street and the surrounding Downtown area. Local artists and food vendors spread out across Downtown Las Vegas on the first Friday of every month all year long.

Country Fresh Farmers' Market

This Henderson farmers' market staple has two locations. The Thursday market runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is located at. 240 Water Street in downtown Henderson in the Events Plaza. The Friday market runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is located at the at the Henderson Pavilion. Head down, grab some fresh produce, a homemade jam, or a spicy hot sauce.