Fremont Street Experience

Turning around downtown Las Vegas

The resorts in downtown Las Vegas are all racing to break ground on or put the finishing touches to various renovation projects. Once struggling and recession-battered, the area has become something of a boomtown, with everyone rallying to revitalize it. The benefits have been innumerable: New construction. New jobs. New…

The D Las Vegas is being positioned for success

Redesign. Renovate. Rebrand. All of these things are currently underway at the former Fitzgeralds hotel/casino, situated in the heart of downtown Las Vegas. A major $15 million overhaul of the Irish-themed property is scheduled for completion this fall and will elevate it to a new level. The Fitzgeralds was bought…

Las Vegas goes country for ACM Awards

Country music fans will be in heaven this week in Las Vegas. The 47thAnnual Academy of Country Music Awards will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand on Sunday, April 1 at 8 p.m. The show, hosted by Blake Shelton and Reba McEntire, will feature performances by the hottest country…

Lucy in the Sky with Fire: First Friday Flames of Change

On the First Friday of every month downtown Las Vegas transforms into a vibrant hotspot where local artists, performers and vendors showcase their talents and wares. This month, First Friday Las Vegas, in combination with the Lucky Lady Lucy team and the city of Las Vegas, are hosting the city’s…

Fremont East District packs a lot of personality

Area is buzzing with bars, restaurants and art It’s a Friday night in Downtown Las Vegas, miles from the megaresorts of the Las Vegas Strip and just a few blocks down from the old Vegas allure of Fremont Street’s casinos. A flock of people crosses Las Vegas Boulevard, but not…

Get your Downtown FEED on in Vegas

Downtown Las Vegas just got a little greener with the opening of the Downtown FEED (Fremont East Entertainment District) Farmer’s Market. Downtown FEED launched on July 14 and will continue as a weekly event every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The farmer’s market features more than 15 growers and…

I experienced Fremont Street and survived

I have to admit it: When you live in Vegas, you sort of become a little bit blind to all the spectacle of this town. You just sort of… get used to it. Unfortunately, this goes double for the older parts of Vegas that don’t always have the same kind…

It’s ’80s night and the feeling’s right in downtown Vegas

 By Caroline Fontein VEGAS.com Fremont Street Experience and Nina Blackwood send guests “Back to the Future” this summer. Get ready for some dancin’ in the streets ’80s-style this summer in downtown Las Vegas. (If you need some pointers, just watch the David Bowie and Mick Jagger music video from 1985.) Now…

Vegas Weekender: Sin City goes country

Country fans are in for a treat this weekend in Vegas with the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards taking place on April 3 at the MGM Grand. In celebration of the awards ceremony the ACM is hosting two nights of free concerts on April 1 – 2 at…

What’s up with downtown: One rainy day on Fremont Street

In retrospect, it probably wasn’t the best idea to venture downtown on a rainy day. True the Fremont Street Experience is covered by a Viva Vision canopy, and said canopy towers 90 feet above Fremont Street spanning the length of five football fields with more than 12 million LED lights. Also true, the Viva Vision canopy is by no means rain…

Downtown rocks the stage this New Year’s Eve

With 2010 only a few days away, do you have plans for New Year’s Eve yet? Live rock music. A mesmerizing show with millions of lights. Thousands of people. If you still need plans to welcome 2010 in style, why not celebrate at Fremont Street Experience? During Fremont Street’s 2nd Annual…

Mob Zombie

On Saturday, Oct. 24 downtown Las Vegas was invaded by plastic-brain-eating zombies who gathered on Fremont Street for the First Annual Zombie Walk. People of all ages participated in the event, each portaying their own version of a blood-thirsty zombie. Wearing white facepaint and blood-spattered clothes they lurched their way…

Party like it’s 1969

Get your tie-dye shirts, hippie dresses and circle-rimmed glasses ready! From Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, visitors can travel back in time to 1969 at the Fremont Street Experience. “It will be a groovy summer of music, entertainment and lots of fun,” said Jeff Victor, president of Fremont Street…