February means the holidays are officially over, and after getting back into the swing of things, you may find yourself needing a vacation. You might want to consider Vegas. While the city always has something on the go, February offers an array of events for visitors of all ages. Whether you’re into tv, games, food, exercise, or parades, Vegas will have something for you.
Check out our suggestions below.
When you think of gaming in Las Vegas, the first things that come to mind are craps and blackjack. If you are more into tabletop gaming, however, the Las Vegas Open 2017 has everything you need. From Feb. 3rd to the 5th, Bally’s Casino will be full of tabletop tournaments, narrative events, campaigns, hobby classes, vendors, product releases, social events and more. Gaming tournaments and casual gaming is scheduled for Warhammer, Horus Heresy, Kings of War, Imperial Assault, Game of Thrones, Beer Hammer and more. Enthusiasts will also have the chance to socialize at a Super Bowl Party. Click here for a full schedule of events.
Location: 3645 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas.
In its 12 years on TV, Supernatural has spawned countless specials, t-shirts and games, and has amassed a massive fan base. If you’re one of the millions who can’t imagine a dream that doesn’t have Jensen Ackles or Jared Padalecki in it, head to the Rio Hotel this February for Creation Entertainment’s annual Supernatural convention. Sam and Dean Winchester are almost guaranteed to make an appearance, as past years have seen Misha Collins (Castiel), Richard Speight Jr. (Trickster), Jim Beaver (Bobby) and Mark Sheppard (Crowley), among others, show up. Convention events include the usual mainstage panels, but this year brings some not-so-common occurrences like a five-hour “Ghost Hunt” with Chad Lindberg (Ash) and a costume parade with great prizes.
Location: 3700 W Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas.
If you’re trotting around Vegas with your significant other, celebrate an early Valentine’s Day at the Divine Cafe at the Springs Preserve. A Couples in the Kitchen class will present an intimate evening of cooking and dining with a first-class view of the Las Vegas Strip. You and your partner will craft a four-course meal that will either knock your socks off, or end in a fit of giggles about your lack of culinary skills. The dishes are Spanish tapas, French salads, Italian risottos and a Portuguese dessert. Cocktail and wine pairings are included. Tickets are $89 and reservations are required.
Location: 333 S Valley View Blvd, Las Vegas.
You don’t have to go down south to celebrate Mardi Gras – the Cajun and Creole cuisine, music and culture is coming to the Southern Nevada desert this February. Springs Preserve is hosting a celebration with food from Southern eateries, tons of alcohol, a parade and family-friendly activities. Enjoy live music and tastes from Zydeco Po-Boys and more, as the Mardi Gras king and queen are crowned. This year will also features a public community art contest for the best Mardi-gras style mask with prizes awarded for Most Creative, Most Authentic, Best Use of Materials, Best Youth, and Best of Show. The celebration is from noon to 4 p.m. and tickets are $6.
Location: 333 S Valley View Blvd, Las Vegas.
This annual Las Vegas women’s event is all about the ladies, where over 8,000 attendees and 175 business come together for shopping and giveaways. Live entertainment is provided by Boyz II Men, Donny Osmond, Dustin Lynch, Derek Hough and more. A health and fitness section features vendors that help keep women in top shape, from alternative health options to supplements and nutritional advice. Other specialized vendors include beauty and fashion to help discover the latest tips and tricks; a family section which features products related to household, motherhood, food, education, finances and games; and 175 vendors who sell jewelry, accessories and more. The event runs from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: 475 S Grand Central Pkwy #1615, Las Vegas.
Stick to your New Year’s resolution and show of your fitness at the ninth annual Scale the Strat “Fight for Air Climb” event. Join a massive group at the Stratosphere Tower where you’ll climb all 108 floors and all 1,455 steps to raise money for the American Lung Association. The Stratosphere is the tallest building west of the Mississippi, but this is your chance to say you’ve conquered it and all for a great cause. If you chose to make a race out of the climb, you’ll likely be up against Sproule Love (pictured above), an NYC resident who has made it to the top first for the past two years. In both 2015 and 2016, he did the climb in 7 minutes and 22 seconds. Registration is $34 before Feb. 24th and $79 after. The cutoff date for discount stays at the Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower is Feb. 17th.
Location: 2000 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas.
Featured photo credit: Curiata.com.
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