The Vegaster 7: Top 7 Free Shows in Vegas
Sunset Stampede Laser Light Show at Mystic Falls Park: Mystic Falls Park is about 20 minutes off of the strip, but worth the trip if you want to see a forest in the middle of a desert. Inside of a 25,000 square foot atrium you will find an outdoors wonderland and a 10 minute laser light and fountain show that plays daily at 2, 6, 8 and 10 p.m. The show was pretty cool, but it’s really the whole combo that made it special.
Circus Show at Circus Circus Hotel: The Circus Circus Hotel boasts the worlds largest permanent circus.. FOR FREE! Starting everyday at 11 a.m. you'll get a free 10 minute taste of amazing stunts going on right over the casino floor. The show takes place every half hour and features all of your circus favorites from jugglers to trapeze artists and everything in between.
Fremont Street Experience: If you brave Fremont St. after dark, than you are not going to be able to miss the huge canopy draping over it. Starting at 6 o’clock every night that canopy explodes in color with over 12 million lights. Set to music, the spectacular takes place every hour until midnight in case you missed it the first time around.
Fremont Street: Even without the experience, Fremont St. is one big free show. You never know what kind of street performers you are going to run into down there. Live tribute bands are a common sight as is DJ spun music. Make sure that you make time to chill out on Fremont St. every time you visit Vegas if you want to experience some of the best free entertainment on the planet.
Live Music at the Brooklyn Bridge: When the new promenade was unveiled outside of the New York-New York resort earlier this year it came complete with a stage at the north side of the Brooklyn Bridge. Here you can sit back on a park bench nightly and enjoy any number of live performances while sipping on your latte.
Big Elvis: Pete Vallee is the star of the longest running impersonation act in Vegas. Four days a week, you can pull up a stool at the Piano Bar inside of Harrah’s and watch as the King is reincarnated singing all of his hits, and a few that will surprise you. This is the iconic free show in Vegas that you can’t afford to miss.
Bellagio Fountains: Nothing to be said here! Stop, watch, oh and ah for the full 15 minutes. Then stay and watch again! Shows start 3pm and run every 30 minutes until 8pm. Then every 15 minutes until 12am for your viewing enjoyment!
So there’s no Cirque or magical mystery men on the list, but free is definitely under rated. There is something wild about catching a live act in the street, or a larger than life Elvis, that makes your trip that much more Vegas-ie.