September Festivals and Events in Las Vegas

There's plenty to do besides visiting casinos

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Las Vegas is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Once a haven for gamblers and those who wanted to party hard, the area has become more family friendly in recent years. 

Many of these events are free of charge, and most are family friendly. Times, locations and price are subject to change.

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 near 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.

Check out the 51s complete schedule for the month of September

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. Check out the First Friday website for more info. 

Country Fresh Farmers Market

This Henderson farmers market staple now 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 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is located at the at the Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway. Head down, grab some fresh produce, a homemade jam or a spicy hot sauce.

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 2017 will feature Collective Soul on September 1 and Chevelle on September 30.

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. Check out the complete schedule for all Fresh 52 markets on the website. 

Las Vegas Greek Food Festival

Get your Greek on with this annual yum 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 but also is a marketplace for other Greek cultural wares.

There's traditional Greek dancing, and clothing, jewelry and other traditional items for sale.

Shriners Hospitals for Children Open 

One of Las Vegas' most high-profile charity events, this golf tournament raises funds for the Shriners Hospitals. The 2018 tournament will be held at TPC Summerlin from October 29 to November 4.