What's Happening in October

October is my favorite month of the year. This October there is a lot of things going on in the Las Vegas valley so I've composed a list of the best charity, cultural and entertainment events happening next month.

The Age of Chivalry Renaissance Fair - This year the event will be moved back to Sunset Park and will run October 11th, 12th and 13th. There will be hundreds of artisans to demonstrate their wares, live jousting, authentic dining, live music, historical re-enactments and medieval pageantry. Great fun for the whole family. Click this link for free admission.

Lose a PoundLose-a-Pound with your Hound - This funding raise charity walk is for my favorite animal rescue group, Heaven Can Wait Sanctuary. The event is on October 27 at Bunker Family Park located at Tenaya and Alexander.

Register for the event on their website. Single, family and team registrations are available. Walkers will raise money for homeless animals in the valley by gaining sponsors.

After the walk there will be food, entertainment, contests and pet related vendors.

Fright Dome - Rated as one of the top five haunted house attractions in the nation, the Adventuredome at Circus Circus is transformed into a five acre terror theme park starting October 3rd. If you love Halloween, a visit to the Fright Dome should be at the top of your To Do List. There are live shows nightly, six new haunted houses, four scare zones, 4D films and a lot more. I don't recommend this for the faint of heart or young children!

Visit frightdome.com for tickets, a list of attractions and a great promotional video.

PBR Built Ford Tough Series World Finals - October 23 - 27 - Thomas & Mack Center. This is the culminating event for the PBR series that started in January at the famed Madison Square Garden arena in New York City. The top 35 Professional Bull Riders from all over the world will be competing for the million dollar top prize. The event features the PBR Legends Reunion, interactive fan zones, after parties, rider autograph signings and more.

4th Annual Las Vegas Halloween Parade - The parade will be held on October 31st in the art district of downtown Las Vegas. Of course, there will be a costume contest with six different categories including best car/float and best illuminated costume (this is Vegas after all).

Before October 30th, you can sign up at The Coterie, located at 515 Fremont St Las Vegas, NV 89101. The day of the parade you can register at 13th Street and Fremont East between 4 pm and 6 pm. The parade starts at 7 pm with the Costume Parade Winners announced at a free after event at the Main stage at 9 pm.

Alice in Chains - October 26 at the Palms Hotel. Don't miss this chance to see hard rockers Alice in Chains at the intimate Pearl concert hall (2,500 seats and 18 private boxes). Currently on tour after the release of the their recent album "The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here", don't miss out on seeing them in a great Vegas venue. The Pearl boasts a state of the art sound system and that "no seat is more than 120 feet from the stage." For ticketing, visit ticketmaster.com.


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