September in Las Vegas: Festivals and Events

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Las Vegas is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, and although it was once a haven for gamblers and hard-partying visitors, the area has become more family-friendly in recent decades. 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.

During 2020, many of these events may be canceled, postponed, or altered, so be sure to check the official organizers' website for the latest updates.

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Attend a Las Vegas 51s Baseball Game

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The Minor League Baseball season has been canceled for 2020.

The Las Vegas Aviators, also known as the LV 51s, typically bring professional Triple-A baseball to town every summer. This Oakland A's affiliate, part of the Pacific Coast League, usually 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.

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Sample Dishes at the Greek Food Festival

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The food festival has not been rescheduled for 2020.

Get your Greek on with this annual fest featuring ​Greek food and entertainment, which typically takes place towards the end of September. A tradition since 1973, this annual event attracts thousands of visitors a year and is fun for the whole family. Held at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, the menu for the 47th Annual Greek Food Festival features traditional Greek dishes like souvlaki, gyros, and baklava, but is also a marketplace for other Greek cultural wares. There's also plenty of traditional Greek dancing as well as clothing, jewelry, and other authentic Greek arts and crafts for sale.

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See Free Summer Concerts on Fremont Street

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This concert series has not been rescheduled for 2020.

Even though its name suggests the event takes place only in the summer, there are the series typically continues its Free Summer Concerts at Fremont Street Experience into September. It's held at Main Street Casino in Downtown Las Vegas and in the past, performers like Vanilla Ice, Montell Jordan, Coolio, and Smash Mouth have headlined.

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Buy Local at fresh52 Farmers' and Artisans' Market

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This outdoor farmers market features vendors selling everything from organic produce and baked goods to handcrafted art and gourmet creations. Bringing fresh produce, bread, and art to Las Vegas neighborhoods nearly every Saturday and Sunday all year round, fresh52 is a must-visit for anyone interested in Vegas' local culture. You can catch the market Saturdays at the Inspirada neighborhood or on Sundays at Sansone Park Place in Henderson, Nevada, 20 minutes southwest of the Las Vegas Strip.

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Stroll Through the First Fridays Arts Festival

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In 2020, Las Vegas' First Friday events are being held virtually.

On the first Friday of every month, the legendary First Fridays Art Festival dominates Fremont Street and the surrounding Downtown area. Local artists and food vendors alike spread out across Downtown Las Vegas for this monthly event. Each First Friday event carries a different theme that's complemented by featured gallery exhibits, workshops, discussions, and performances as well as activities for kids and adults alike. Be sure to check out the official website for more specific details on participating galleries and artists.

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