How to Party at Pride

Celebrate the LGBTQ community at these fabulous fetes


Photo by Erik Kabik

HRC’s Third Thursday

The Human Rights Campaign hosts an artist meet and greet at the Forum Shops at Caesars’ Gallery of Music & Art. Guests have a chance to meet featured artists Jota Leal, Jerry Blank, Fekadu Mekasha and Pete Castro while munching on complimentary hors d’oeuvres, perusing the art and sipping on cocktails from the cash bar. Oct. 20, 6-8 p.m.

Chatté Pride

While many of Pride’s club events are geared toward gay men, the Fruit Loop’s Piranha Nightclub puts on a party for ladies and their allies Thursday night. Take in fun costumes, conversation and cocktails at one of Vegas’ veteran LGBT
danceterias. Oct. 20.

PRIDE Parade

Party it up at the annual nighttime procession, which begins with a preshow hosted by drag queens Adrienne Alexander and Jennifer Warner. Find yourself a good spot along the parade route, grab some food-truck grub and cheer on your favorite floats and fabulous queens as they file down Fourth Street for celebrity judges. Oct. 21, preshow 7 p.m., parade 8 p.m.

Charli XCX

The Pride party continues at Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, where the pop star will give an after-parade concert. Recognized for platinum hit “Boom Clap,” Charli XCX is known to rally fans and audiences with her live performances, guaranteed to keep you dancing through the night. Oct. 21, 10 p.m.

Pride Festival

Bring partners, family, friends, allies and pets to the annual festival at Sunset Park. Enjoy featured and local performers, get your grub and drink on at food and drink stations, and check out the 10

Celebrate the LGBTQ community at these fabulous fEtes

0-plus exhibitors at this nonsmoking community event. Oct. 22, noon-10 p.m.; Oct. 23, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Ntoxxxicated Sunday

It’s Sunday, which means Vegas’ beloved country-western gay bar Charlie’s is doling out three-for-one drinks from 7-10 p.m. That gives you plenty of time to get buzzed before drag queen Diva Toxxx and other fabulous glamazons start to rock your world at 9:30. Toss one—or a few—back and enjoy the drag show to wrap up your Pride weekend. Oct. 23, 7 p.m.