Las Vegas, also known as Sin City, is clearly a place where everyone goes to party. All year long the city hosts many events, street fairs, parades, carnivals, and festivals. Many of the events draw large crowds and bring visitors from around the world. Following are five can’t-miss festivals of Las Vegas.

The 5 Can’t - Miss Festivals of Las Vegas

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Las Vegas Film Festival

A short drive from Hollywood, the Las Vegasl Film Festival features the very best American and international films. This festival brings together filmmakers, actors, screenwriters, cinematographers, and fans alike, providing an inside look at films for all who attend. Panels are assembled before and after film showing to answer questions from professionals and novices. The Las Vegas Film Festival is a festival that both residents and visitors will not want to miss.

The 5 Can’t - Miss Festivals of Las Vegas

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Las Vegas Mariachi Festival

The Las Vegas Mariachi Festival brings music and culture to Vegas. Hundreds of mariachi bands come from all over to celebrate Mexican culture through music and dance. Performers dress in traditional mariachi-style costumes and impress viewers with their amazing talent. Hotels fill up quickly before this festival, so be sure to check Gogobot for choice hotels like the Wynn Las Vegas.

The 5 Can’t - Miss Festivals of Las Vegas

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Las Vegas Bike Fest

You have heard of Sturgis, but have you heard of the Las Vegas Bike Fest? The Las Vegas Bike Fest is a bikers’ Las Vegas dream. Many of the very best bike rides are just outside of Las Vegas. The Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, Red Rock Canyon, and many more nearby spots are popular with bikers. Over 30,000 bikers come to Vegas each year to party it up in Vegas. Contests, bike shows, poker runs and concerts are just a few of the activities for both bikers and bystanders, making this a can’t-miss festival.

The 5 Can’t - Miss Festivals of Las Vegas

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Viva Las Vegas Festival

It’s hard to imagine a Las Vegas festival that doesn’t include Elvis Presley. That is why it is so fitting that each year the Viva Las Vegas Festival takes place and focuses on the 1950s era. Music, cars, costumes, and countless Elvis impersonators fill Las Vegas in true midcentury style. If you thought Elvis was dead, you might think again once you attend this can’t-miss Las Vegas festival.

The 5 Can’t - Miss Festivals of Las Vegas

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Las Vegas City of Lights Jazz and R&B Festival

Springtime on the Las Vegas Strip becomes a little less focused on gambling and a little more focused on jazz and R&B music. The Las Vegas City of Lights Jazz and R&B Festival returns annually and features Grammy award-winning artists as well as newcomers. Performers work day and night entertaining visitors. Additionally, guests enjoy wandering through the many food and craft booths in Jazz Village. For the jazz and R&B lover, this is a can’t-miss event.

The 5 Can’t - Miss Festivals of Las Vegas

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Las Vegas is a city that never sleeps. The festivals that fill the city each year keep the insomniacs as well as the rested entertained with music, culture, and fun.