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Break out the football jerseys and Pennywise costumes and get to Las Vegas. October in Vegas ushers in cooler weather, lots of football and the Halloween season. This year there are plenty of events to keep you busy and full of tasty treats from football food and drink specials to Halloween at The LINQ. Read on to find out where to find free Gordon Ramsay milkshakes and when kids can score free rides on the High Roller.

October 1-7:

Oktoberfest at Harrah’s Las vegas

Grab a stein and celebrate Oktoberfest center Strip at Harrah’s Las Vegas. From Sept. 29  – Oct. 1, check out themed entertainment with German games and dancing while you much on treats from the bratwurst and pretzel cart. Feeling strong? Enter the Sam Adams Octoberfest Stein Hoisting Competition Saturday, Sept. 30 at 6 p.m.

The Flamingo Challenge


It’s time to don your finest pink outfit and stand on one leg for a good cause. The Flamingo Challenge runs through Oct. 31, raising money for the American Cancer Society. Post a picture of yourself on social media and challenge your friends to donate. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #FlamingoChallenge and donate here.

Pink Week

The High Roller goes pink to mark breast cancer awareness month

The High Roller goes pink starting Saturday. Photo: Jennifer Whitehair / Total Vegas Blog.

October is Pinktober in honor of breast cancer awareness and those who battle the disease. The LINQ Promenade kicks things off a tad early on Saturday, Sept. 30 with a special ceremony and lighting of the High Roller. As the world’s tallest observation wheel turns pink, Chippendales dancers will escort breast cancer survivors at this special ceremony.

On Sunday, Oct. 1, head to the Bras for the Cause Fashion Show at 4 p.m., also on The Promenade. Caesars Entertainment employees have created one-of-a-kind bras that will be auctioned off to the public to raise funds for the American Cancer Society.

If 5Ks are a little daunting, try a fun run down The LINQ Promenade. Strap on your running shoes on Friday, Oct. 6 at 8 a.m. for the 86 Breast Cancer Family Fun Run.

National Taco Day

Las Vegas Event: National Taco Day at Cabo Wabo

Carne asada tacos at Cabo Wabo Cantina. Photo: Cabo Wabo Cantina.

Not that we really need a reason to eat tacos but Oct. 4 is officially National Taco Day. Well, we don’t know how “official” it really is but again, any reason to eat tacos! Cabo Wabo Cantina inside the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino is celebrating with several delicious taco dishes. Enjoy the fall weather at this Strip-side cantina with short rib barbacoa tacos with salsa arbol, Baja-style grilled fish tacos and carne asada tacos.

If you’re looking to eat outside the box for National Taco Day, consider some of the more unique taco offerings on the Strip like the Nobu Style Tacos at Nobu in Caesars Palace including lobster, tuna, king crab and salmon options. Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar at The LINQ Hotel & Casino has its own spin on tacos with Sashimi Wonton Tacos.

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez residency returns to The AXIS Theater Oct. 4- Oct. 7th

Jennifer Lopez brings style to the stage at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Photo: Denise Truscello.

The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino will heat up Oct. 4 – 7 when resident headliner Jennifer Lopez returns with her “ALL I HAVE” show. Hear all her classic hits in a state-of-the-art theater with the world’s largest indoor projection screen. She literally leaves all she has on the stage so come see this upbeat, dance-heavy production to experience Jennifer Lopez in all her glory.

Gordon Ramsay’s Fish & Chips Anniversary

Las Vegas restaurant, Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips celebrates its first Anniversary at the LINQ

The sticky toffee pudding shake at Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips is the stuff dreams are made of. Photo: Caesars Entertainment.

It’s been a whole year full of delicious, crispy fried goodness at Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips on The LINQ Promenade. We still can’t decide between the Biscoff and the sticky toffee pudding milkshakes. They’re both amazing and you can score free mini versions of these sweet treats when the restaurant celebrates its anniversary on Oct. 7.

New to The LINQ

The LINQ Promenade is getting some new tenants. The hotly anticipated Canter’s Deli opens in November but this October you can enjoy Nectar Bath Treats and Kappa Toys. Don’t be fooled by the delicious looking bath and body treats at Nectar Bath Treats, they only look good enough to eat. They’re not actual desserts. This bakery-style shop features tasty looking handmade bath and body items with all natural ingredients. Family-owned toy store Kappa Toys is known for its vintage items so come take a walk down memory lane and get you young ones the toys that once brought you so much joy.

Oktoberfest at Spago

It’s time to whip out your lederhosen! Oktoberfest has returned to Wolfgang Puck’s Spago at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. Celebrate with German-inspired menu items and beer specials beginning October 1. Enjoy treats like a German-style pretzel with Bavarian mustard, pork wiener schnitzel and goulash sauerbraten. Be sure to save room for German chocolate cake for dessert. The special beer list includes Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest, Left Hand Oktoberfest Märzen Lager, Dogfish Head Punkin’ Ale and JK’s Farmhouse Northern Neighbour Cider. Prost!

In addition to Oktoberfest specials, check out the new desserts added to the menu at Spago. The spiked lemon is a tart and sweet treat that combines lemon cake with yuzu cream and Kalamansi gel. It’s finished with white chocolate and lime mousse and a lime-infused crunchy meringue. The Cube is Wolfgang Puck’s ode to a candied walnut brownie, featuring dark chocolate sea salt mousse along with a chocolate liqueur sauce.

October 8-14:

Britney Spears

Catch her while you can, Britney Spears at the Planet Hollywood performs Oct. 11-14, 18, 20, 21, 27 and 28.

Britney Spears takes you through her hits at The AXIS. Photo: Caesars Entertainment.

It’s time to catch her while you can. Pop princess Britney Spears is wrapping up her Planet Hollywood residency this year and her show at The AXIS is not to be missed. Hear classic hits like “Baby One More Time” and explosive dance numbers to songs from her newer albums. Britney performs Oct. 11-14, 18, 20, 21, 27 and 28.

Sebastian Maniscalco

Sebastian Maniscalco “Why Would You Do That,” Vegas show at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Oct. 8

You really SHOULD do that… if that is going to see Sebastian Maniscalco. Photo: Caesars Entertainment.

Though his show is titled “Why Would You Do That,” there are many reasons why you should see Sebastian Maniscalco’s Vegas show at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Oct. 8. The hilarious comedian was recognized as the “Just for Laughs’” Stand Up Comedian of the Year in 2016. He’s been performing for more than a decade and has multiple specials on Comedy Central and Showtime. The late night show regular is sure to bring the laughs.

Ringo Starr

Ringo Starr and his band will be rocking out at Planet Hollywood this October

Ringo Starr rocks Planet Hollywood this October. Photo: Rob Shanahan / Live Nation.

Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band will be rocking out at Planet Hollywood this October. Catch the former Beatles drummer with his All Starr ensemble featuring Todd Rundgren, Gregg Rolie, Steve Lukather, Richard Page, Warren Harm and Gregg Bissonett. They take the stage at the PH Showroom Oct. 13, 14, 17, 20, 21, 24, 27 and 28.

Football Specials at Ringer

Football season just got a whole lot tastier at Ringer Wings, Pizza & Sliders at Planet Hollywood. Dine on chicken and waffles with bacon infused maple syrup and bacon and sausage breakfast sliders, all served on Saturdays and Sundays starting at 9 a.m. Enjoy beer bucket and drink specials all season long plus Miller and Coors models and swag during Sunday games. Score a free draft beer with the purchase of any burger and waffle fry combo.

Hell’s Kitchen Sweepstakes

Hell's Kitchen fans can enter to win to meet Gordon Ramsay beginning Oct. 2

Gordon Ramsay announces a Hell’s Kitchen restaurant opening at Caesars Palace this winter. Photo: Erik Kabik.

Attention foodies and fans of HELL’S KITCHEN. You’ve probably heard by now that the fiery one himself, Gordon Ramsay, is opening the world’s first HELL’S KITCHEN restaurant right on the Las Vegas Strip at Caesars Palace. How would you like to be there and hang with Chef Ramsay at the opening event? Enter to win the ultimate foodie vacation featuring round-trip airfare for two to Las Vegas, a two-night stay in a newly renovated Palace Tower room at Caesars Palace, two tickets to attend the grand opening of Gordon Ramsay’s HELL’S KITCHEN restaurant, plus a meet-and- greet with Gordon Ramsay for two. From Oct. 2 through Dec. 15, you can enter the sweepstakes on the HELL’S KITCHEN page.

October 15-21:

Octoberfest at Caesars Palace

While Oktoberfest in Germany is traditionally held in September, Caesars Palace celebrates Octoberfest during the actual month of its name. Head to the Roman Plaza just off the hotel lobby Oct. 20 – 22 for Octoberfest beer specials and samples, fun outdoor games and live music.

Penn & Teller slot machines

New Penn and Teller Slot Machines at Rio Las Vegas

Penn & Teller with their brand new slot machine. Photo: David Becker.

Are you a Penn & Teller fan? Catch the world-renowned magic duo at Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino then try your hand at their brand new slot machine. The new Penn & Teller slot game features some of their most iconic magic tricks. Penn hit a magical bonus with his inaugural commemorative bet so now it’s time to see what you can do. You can also find the new game at Harrah’s Las Vegas, Caesars Palace, Flamingo Las Vegas, Bally’s Las Vegas and Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

October 22-28:

Joe Bonamassa

Joe Bonamassa brings his tour The Colosseum at Caesars Palace

Joe Bonamassa comes to The Colosseum. Photo: Caesars Entertainment.

On Oct. 22, The Colosseum gets the blues. Grammy-nominated blues-rock guitar icon Joe Bonamassa brings his tour to Caesars Palace, in support of his latest studio solo album, “Blues of Desperation.” This will be Bonamassa’s first time performing on the Las Vegas Strip so don’t miss his inaugural Colosseum show.

Major Series of Putting

Qualifying events have been held all summer and now it’s time to see who’s the best putter of them all. If you ever watch golf and are in awe of the putting mastery on display, then the Major Series of Putting is your event. Watch participants from across the country compete for millions in prize money at the course set up behind Planet Hollywood. The high-stakes championship takes place on a 20,000-square-foot surface designed by world-leading Nicklaus Design. Events kick off Oct. 27.

Montecristo Social Club

October Las Vegas event at Montecristo Bar's Social Event Oct. 25

Join the club, Montecristo Cigar Bar.’s Social Club Photo: Caesars Entertainment.

Montecristo Cigar Bar hosts its next Social Club event Oct. 25. Guests can sign up for a lifetime membership to the Montecristo Social Club at Caesars Palace for $100. Members will receive 10 percent off all beverages all the time for up to four people, as well as early access and exclusive membership pricing on monthly cigar and spirit events. Each member will also receive an exclusive Club Member card with their name engraved on it. (Fancy!) This month’s event includes a featured cigar of the month plus four featured cocktails.

New menu items at Mesa Grill

Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill has added a lineup of delicious new items to the menu. Check out the roasted beet tamale with goat cheese and tangerine yogurt dressing. Avocado lovers will devour the crusted avocado tostada with blue corn masa, panko-crusted avocado, black bean and piquillo relish with a cumin habanero crema drizzled on top. Take chips and salsa to the next level with new Mesa spreads. Masa chips are served with crushed avocado relish and cucumber jicama relish, topped with fresh ricotta cheese and red chile pipian salsa.

Halloween at The LINQ Promenade

Scary Halloween Monsters in Las Vegas at The LINQ

Costumes at the annual Halloween party inside LINQ Promenade get pretty elaborate, so make sure to go all out if you want to win! Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Celebrate the Halloween season at The LINQ Promendae where Halloween characters will be on display throughout the Promenade for your selfie-taking pleasure. The High Roller wheel house will also be decorated for the spooky season. From Halloweekend-Halloween night (Friday, Oct. 27 through Tuesday, Oct. 31) check out The Witching Hour, a spooky and fun show performing nightly from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. at the Promenade stage.

On Saturday, Oct. 28 at 2 p.m., bring the family for TRIQ or Treat for the kids. LINQ Promenade merchants will be handing out candy as guests stroll through the Promenade. Come in costume to catch the show plus an LED drum line starting at 6 p.m., followed by a costume contest at 9 p.m. There will be $15,000 up for grabs so dress to impress. Children 12 and under can ride The High Roller for free on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 27 – 29.

October 29-31:

Dos Amigos

Steve Martin and Martin Short perform at The Colosseum on Oct. 29

Steve Martin and Martin Short perform at The Colosseum. Photo: Caesars Entertainment.

Steve Martin and Martin Short return to the Colosseum Oct. 29. Expect a night filled with laughs as two of Hollywood’s funniest performers team up on a retrospective of their solo work and the projects they’ve worked on as a team. Two of the “Three Amigos” take you through their most hilarious moments plus Steve Martin plays his banjo, making it a multi-faceted night of entertainment.

Football Specials at Beer Park

Football beer specials are back at the Beer Park at Paris Las Vegas

Time for a tall one at Beer Park at Paris Las Vegas. Photo: Beer Park.

Beer Park at Paris Las Vegas celebrates the college football season with viewing parties and a Pigskin Pig Roast every Saturday through the end of the season. The event features a whole pig slow-roasted and served as barbecue selections with traditional sides. There are dozens of high-definition TVs throughout the rooftop bar and you can place live bets at Beer Park’s in-house sports book. There are more than 100 beers to choose from while cheering on your favorite team.

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Allison came to Las Vegas over a decade ago and fell in love with the city and all its dining and entertainment options. A live music junkie and tequila enthusiast, she has written for Las Vegas Weekly, Las Vegas Sun, Vegas Magazine and Conde Nast's VegasChatter.

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