This is a city that knows how to throw a party, but it's also got its eye on the bottom line, so the events here range from the Queer Business Alliance Expo to Shedonism, a wild girls-only event that keeps the party going for three days. Las Vegas's first Pride took place in 1983, and it's grown into a world-class spectacle attended by more than 10,000 visitors each year. In order to avoid the blazing heat of a Nevada summer, it's held in September rather than June, with the main event kicking off on the third Friday of the month. The parade is a phenomenal display, showcasing the theatrical glitz and glamour Vegas is known for. The festival on the following Saturday is a more family-friendly affair, though it still has tents decked out as nightclubs where you can keep the party going strong. Many people book hotels for the entire week; there's guaranteed to be something fun to do every night for the entire community.