I Heart Festivals

25 Aug

I Heart Festivals

Fall is soon upon us with September right around the corner. Summer went by way too fast! Halloween decorations are already for sale and Christmas will soon follow. School begins next week which means play time is over folks. I can’t complain, I love the fall. In the Midwest, fall brings cool, crisp air with a lingering smell of burning leaves. A sign to grab the fall coat and knee high boots. In Vegas, the weather doesn’t get too chilly until the winter months. September is a great month for festivals especially in Vegas. I suggest you clear your schedule whenever you can and check out these festivals.

Skullcandy presents Identity
For those who have an appreciation for electronic and house music are in for a sweet treat Labor Day, September 5. As the memory of EDC still remains, fans can relive the moment for one full day at Mandalay Bay for $62 and up. Kaskade headlines the festival along with Afrojack, Steve Aoki, Pete Tong, The Crystal Method and more. There will be two stages along with a third reserved area for underground DJs. Food and drinks will be available and the festival is open to all ages. Make sure to check Identity’s website to see what is allowed to bring in and what not.

Las Vegas Bellydance Intensive & Festival
Have you ever wanted to learn how to belly dance? For four days, September 8 – 11 the Las Vegas Bellydance Intensive & Festival is being held at the Flamingo Hotel and Casino and Clark County Library. Over 30 instructors and performers will be on hand to teach classes each day and of course, perform. On Thursday, September 8, patrons can enter “So You Think You Can Belly Dance?” contest with a $500 cash prize along with a solo performance at the Sunday Night Cocktail Party. If you need a dance outfit, don’t worry, shopping will be on site. A full weekend package is priced at $525 or you can grab the entertainment ticket for $75.

Vegas SEVEN First Annual Desert Hops Beer Festival
Beer. Beer is good. Homer Simpson said it best, “I’m gonna drink lots of beer and stay out all night.” If Homer could, I’m sure he would take full advantage of the Vegas SEVEN First Annual Desert Hops Beer Festival going down Saturday, September 10, at Green Valley Ranch. Admission is only $30 where guests can taste over 150 beers from all over the world. Food tasting will be available in the Land Rover Amphitheatre from featured restaurants in Green Valley Ranch. Discounted rooms are also available because sipping 150 beers for four full hours may leave you a little tipsy… well at least for me.

Wanderlust at The Cosmopolitan
When thinking of take a yoga retreat, Las Vegas would probably be the last spot I would ever think. Vegas is the place you go to party where a relaxing retreat is needed after. I guess I can say now, “don’t knock ‘til you try it.” Wanderlust is a two day event at The Cosmopolitan on September 10 – 11 focusing on yoga and music. Schuyler Grant and John Friend will be heading the yoga classes on Saturday and Sunday. Saturday night Thievery Corporation will be holding a live concert at the Boulevard Pool to balance zen and entertainment. Tickets for music and yoga are priced at $148 for both days or $45 to enjoy just the concert.

San Gennaro and Greek Festival
Time to fatten up to keep warm during the winter months and what better way than gorge out at upcoming food festivals. Italian food comes first as San Gennaro returns at a new location. Promising to bigger than ever before, Rio All Suites Resort is clearing out its back parking lot to hold all the food and liquor vendors and exciting rides. Admission is still $8.00 per day of September 13 – 18. Once your digestive system goes back to normal, The Greek Festival pops up September 23 – 25 at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church. Guests can fill up on various Greek foods and deserts while listening to Greek music and shopping. Admission to the festival is $6 each day. 

Whether you decide to dance, drink or dine, September is the month to do so. I have a feeling September is going to go by very fast. Opa!

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