Vegas has always been one of the world's top destinations for LGBT travelers and now it's more fabulous than ever. Imagine an entire city rolling out the purple carpet for a 24/7 celebration of the LGBT community. From summer pool parties to exclusive club nights with world-renowned DJs, the electricity is nothing short of fabulous. You know Las Vegas as a city where anything can happen. Now experience all that "anything" for yourself.
Las Vegas' gay and straight business communities, nonprofit organizations, LGBT service agencies, civic groups and more come together on Sept. 6 for the annual PRIDE Night Parade in downtown Las Vegas. Warm up with the pre-party at the Fremont Street Experience and enjoy the parade through downtown Las Vegas at 8 p.m. On Sept. 7, head to the Clark County Amphitheater for the 2013 Las Vegas Pride Festival from noon to 10 p.m., with events for the whole family. Full details are available at LasVegasPride.org.
Make your plans for a weekend celebration of excess and indulgence, just for the ladies. The Palms is this year's host resort for Shedonism 2013 from Sept. 5-9, where you'll live it up with day parties, nightclub events, poker tournaments and a parade, and mix and mingle with singers, dancers, DJs, comedians and showgirls. Find out more at shedonismvegas.com.
It's not your typical Bear event. There's no fundraising, contest, show or registration fees - just a weekend of pure uninhibited Las Vegas fun! Head to Las Vegas Oct. 4-6 and mingle with fellow Bears with special events at Blue Moon, the Rio All-Suite Hotel, Charlie's, Fun Hog Ranch, The Garage and more! For additional information, see luckybearweekend.com.
Las Vegas' poolside parties are the perfect place to socialize and let loose. Check out Luxor's Temptation Sundays, hosted by J. Son, returning for its fifth season as one of the top LGBT summer events in Las Vegas, with themed events every weekend. Get all the details on the Luxor's website. For the guys, satisfy your appetite at Blue Moon the Hotel For Men, serving up some terrific barbecue every Sunday! Blue Moon is Las Vegas' only clothing-optional, all-male, gay pool & sun deck, and features a lagoon-style pool with a waterfall. For more on this tasty atmosphere, check out bluemoonlv.com.
Feathers, sequins and ... pins! Bowling pins, that is. Make your plans to take part in the Las Vegas Showgirl Invitational bowling tournament, celebrating its 30th anniversary Aug. 30-Sept. 1. The event takes place at Sam's Town and includes team competition as well as singles and doubles tournaments all weekend long! For more info, visit lvshowgirl.net.