Celebrate Nevada Day the Local Way: Halloween Adventures for Kids & Adults
Everyone knows, Las Vegas is the place to party hard. And, when it comes to Nevada Day 2018, the planned celebrations are endless during this 3-day state holiday. Get festive with locals and tourists as the Silver State celebrates its 154th birthday!
This year’s Heritage Day continues the tradition of being the biggest statehood celebration in the US. For 2018, the Nevada Day theme is a State of Economic Diversity. Locals want to honor the Battle Born State for its dedication to diversity in its economic makeup.
Today, Nevada may just be one of the most diverse states in the entire country when it comes to economics. But, it’s the state’s ability to draw in massive numbers of tourists and get the crowds moving and grooving that keeps it flourishing. It’s all about 24-hour gambling, drinking, clubbing, partying and so much more!
This is the biggest holiday of the year in the State of Nevada. If you can’t party here, you can’t party anywhere. We invite you to come out and celebrate both Nevada Day and Halloween 2018 with us. Bring the entire family!
Here’s a quick guide of things to do during the Nevada Day 2018 holiday weekend celebrations.
Nevada Day 2018: Halloween Celebrations for the Entire Family
Las Vegas has worked hard to become a place known for family entertainment. Today, the city has much more to offer children than just Circus Circus and Excalibur Hotels. There’s a water park, roller coasters, arcades and so many more things for kids to do in Vegas.
Here are some kid-friendly activities happening in Las Vegas for Nevada Day and Halloween 2018:
Trick-or-Treating at Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N.
Bring the entire family out to celebrate the 2018 Nevada Day with Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. on Friday, October 26. Your kids will have a ball as they enjoy trick-or-treating from one exhibit to the next. Each trick-or-treater gets their own goodie bag, and lots of candy to fill them up.
And, because it’s a Halloween celebration too, children are encouraged to dress in Marvel’s costumes, or any of their favorite super heroes. However, any and all kids’ costumes are welcome at the attraction, which takes place from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
Haunt the Wetlands
Looking for some free family entertainment and fun for your Las Vegas Halloween celebrations? Haunt the Wetlands is a free day of family-friendly, ghostly games, fun and entertainment. It takes place on Friday, October 26, with two main events:
- Wetlands Spooktacular – 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM – Your kids can explore the daring Haunted Maze by daylight. Bring them in any time for stories, crafts and some good ole’ Halloween fortune telling… all for free.
- Creatures of the Night – 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM – Are your children thrill seekers who love the spookiness of Halloween in the dark? Then, this is their chance to visit the Haunted Maze after dark for free. They’ll walk through the park, experiencing encounters with live animals in their creepy, crawly forms at Creature Stations and more.
Haunted Harvest at Springs Preserve
You and your family don’t want to miss the annual Las Vegas Haunted Harvest at Springs Preserve on Nevada Day 2018. Another Spooktacular event filled with family-friendly activities, games and events, including:
- Live entertainment
- Petting zoo
- Monster training
- Craft activities
- Food vendors
- Carnival games
- Haunted maze
- Trick-or-treat stations
The events take place the entire Nevada Day Weekend from 5:00 to 9:00 PM. And, it all happens at the Las Vegas Springs Reserve.
HallOVeen at Opportunity Village
There’s nothing like watching your children run around enjoying a Magical Forest. Bring your kids out to Opportunity Village for an evening of Halloween 2018 fun at HallOVeen! Enjoy spine-tingling fun while dodging goblins and ghouls in this 6th annual celebration at the park.
Check out the signature attractions and new surprises the family won’t want to miss, including:
- Cheyenne’s Enchanted Carousel
- Forest Express Passenger Train
- Blizzard Mini-Coaster
- The Avalanche Slide
Events take place from 5:30 to 9:30 PM. There will be scrumptious treats, loads of trinkets and Halloween themed tree displays. Be sure to dress for the Spooktacular photo-ops, just in case they go viral!
Nevada Day 2018: Adult Entertainment & Events (21 & Over)
Looking for some adult things to do in Las Vegas for the Halloween 2018 weekend? We’ve complied a short list of Nevada Day activities for the 21-and-over crowd this year:
High Roller Open Bar in the Sky
Here in Vegas, we do things big. And, that includes our 550-foot tall Ferris wheel, the largest in the world. It’s much more than just a family ride. The High Roller is an observation wheel, holding the Guinness World Record as the largest on the planet.
For Nevada Day 2018, upgrade your fabulous view to an open bar cabin party for you and your squad of 21 and over partiers. Get your Happy Half Hour ticket between 12:00 PM to 1:00 AM for a full 30 minutes in the rotating bar.
All this while enjoying the outstanding skyline and panoramic view of the Las Vegas Strip. You can even turn it into a romantic night out on the town!
The Beer Witch Project
Yes, you read that right! Put three warped minds together and this is what you get. The Beer Witch Project is the twisted idea behind Egan Productions, Fright Dome and Topgolf Las Vegas. Watch this 3-night venue take a turn toward the dark side from October 25 through October 27, for spooky nights filled with beers and fears.
You’ll find five beer stations that are more than terrifying on floor four of Topgolf Las Vegas. Each tests your fear level, taking you to the darkest depths of horror:
- Hospital from Hell
- The Coven
- The Zombie Quarantine
- The Infestation
- The Freak Show
Every station has its own terror, along with its own poison (beer) there for you to taste. Enjoy dark guests and ghoulish brewers just waiting to scare you and get you drunk! Event takes place from 7:00 to 10:00 PM, with a Halloween contest taking place at 9:00 PM.
NHRA Nationals Drag Racing
Check out the 1,200-acre Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Nevada Day Weekend and discover the thrills of the NHRA Nationals Drag Racing phenomenon. This year’s events will begin on Thursday, October 25 through Sunday, October 28.
See the spectacular return of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series as racers compete for chances to win world championships in such categories as:
- Funny Car
- Top Fuel
- Pro Stock
- Pro Stock Motorcycle
And, when that’s over, it’s your turn to drive. Enjoy the thrill of the multiple tracks created just for motorsport racing. Weekend packages are available for 2018 Nevada Day.
Fremont Street Bar Crawl
Tourists love the Las Vegas Strip. But, if you’re a frequent visitor, you know there’s nothing like partying with locals while taking in the Fremont Street Experience. Enjoy the most celebrated day in Nevada with a club crawl like no other.
The Fremont Street Bar Crawl is a unique experience that covers five blocks of the Downtown Vegas area. This epic bar-hopping experience includes:
- Multiple bars
- Various nightclubs
- Check out up to four venues with no cover charge
- Special drink prices at each venue
- Professional bar crawl host to keep the party jumping
Party under the massive 1,500-foot long Visa Vision, the largest video screen in the world. The Nevada Day 2018 Fremont Street Bar Crawl starts at 8:00 PM.