Las Vegas Local Events - First Friday Arts & Music

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If you thought Las Vegas was all about glitz, glamour and gambling, the City's First Friday activities, scheduled throughout the downtown area once each month, will change your perception immediately, and in a good way!

First Friday events celebrate the arts and creativity in a unique way. Monthly events offer numerous ways for residents to get involved, highlighting cultural diversity and the creative, artistic spark that keeps the city vibrant! Locals and visitors alike find much to love as the city comes alive on First Fridays with visual and performing art, live music and innovative "street food."

The best part? First Fridays are not single venue events, and every month is different. That's what keeps locals coming back! One never quite knows what artists and performers will "headline" a specific weekend. The community organization that plans and promotes First Friday events seeks to "discover, inspire and explore creativity in all its forms."

Created primarily as an event for locals, First Friday also allows visitors to experience a side of Las Vegas lifestyle that is not readily apparent. Browse the various booths, talk to artists, buy distinctive art directly from the makers, enjoy the sounds of live music, and sample food and drink at this recurring overgrown street fair. Streets, including Freemont, are blocked to encourage leisurely strolling, and shuttle buses are available from remote parking areas for a small fee.