While the official Las Vegas Pride Parade takes place October 11 in Downtown Las Vegas (lasvegaspride.org), Pride has joined forces with the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center for this year’s Pride Festival, October 11-12 (5 p.m., $15-$20). The festival is open to all ages until 8 p.m., when the celebration turns into the 18-and-over Pride After Dark event each evening at 8 p.m.
The weekend includes performances by Kiesza, Vassy and Cazwell, plus appearances by RuPaul’s Drag Race stars Manila Luzon and Bob the Drag Queen. The festival also features numerous vendors, food and beverage options, pop-up drag shows and more.
Velveteen Rabbit hosts Gay for House!on October 11 (9 p.m., free) featuring DJs A.C. Esme, Brock G., Erin Black Irish and DJ JayDean, while Lesbians Love Travel will bring the Ultimate Lesbian Pride Pool Party to the Plaza on October 13 (1 p.m., $35-$50). Skate party Down & Derby hosts Las Vegas Pride Festival’s closing bash at the GoldSpike on October 16 at 10 p.m. (free, sk8party.com).
Vegas Urban Pride kicks off October 18 and runs through October 20. Events include an Exotic Carnival Night hosted by the City of Doms (October 18, Hard Rock Live) and the Vegas Urban Pride block party (October 20, Oyo Hotel). Tickets cost $35-$100 and are available at vegasurbanpride.com.
From October 31 through November 4, more than 30 DJs will descend upon the Mojave desert for the We Are All One Festival, which producers are calling a “mystical adventure” aiming to raise awareness and aid for “our intersex, non-binary and trans brothers and sisters.” The four-day event will also feature art, yoga, workshops and more, with camping available ($69-$111, weareallone.vegas). And the Pasta Shop Ristorante in Henderson (2525 W. Horizon Ridge Parkway) will also donate $1 to the Gay and Lesbian Center of Southern Nevada for every rainbow pasta sold during October.