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Free Things to do in Downtown Las Vegas

The idea that “you need money to have fun in Las Vegas” is a myth! There are a lot of lists out there which give you an idea of some of the free things to do in Las Vegas. However, a lot of times these lists are jam packed with really boring ideas that aren’t fun. In this article I’m going to ignore all of the fluff, and only tell you the most exciting free things to do for free. If you are looking to experience THE Downtown Las Vegas nightlife without spending money, keep reading this article. But Book Now for our hosts to show you all these Fremont Street features.

Fremont Street Experience
If you wanted to only do one activity mentioned in this article, you would have to walk the Fremont Street Experience. This is among the most iconic attractions in Las Vegas and is considered by many to be the heart of Downtown. An electronic canopy shows the world’s largest light and sound show over the distance of six blocks, covering a walkway that is surrounded by iconic casinos, retro bars, and many cheap but delicious food places.

In addition to the crazy screen above you, there is a free concert and there are always street performers that you can see for free. Big names will perform at the concert in Fremont Street Experience often, make sure to get there early to get a good spot. You can find all sorts of street performers like magicians, artists, rappers, musicians, and even famous character cosplayers such as The Joker or Spider-Man walking around. And of course, it wouldn’t be Vegas if you couldn’t find gorgeous ladies dressed up in exotic outfits that you can take pictures with. Street performers don’t ever charge anything but it is highly encouraged to give tips.

Downtown Las Vegas free things

Container Park
Container park is an outdoor mall that is made out of shipping containers that you see on trains and cargo ships. There is a ton of stuff in the park, you can find bars, restaurants, various shops all made out of containers that you can explore for free. If you have kids, they can play in the playground located in the middle of the park.

Container park is the perfect spot to picnic, listen to free live music, take pictures, rest your feet, and see some really unique art if you’re on a budget. Just outside of the park is a LED dome and a gigantic fire-breathing praying mantis. If you bring a simple padlock to Container Park, you can attach it to a heart-shaped sculpture called “Lock Your Love”.

 

Street Art
Almost every corner of Downtown Las Vegas is picture worthy. The neon lights, street art which covers the sides of buildings, and iconic casinos make for great backdrops for amazing pictures. In The Las Vegas 18b Arts District, muralists have been invited to cover stores, salons, bars, and even houses in the neighborhood with thought-provoking art.