The Fremont Street Experience in Downtown Las Vegas is the ultimate attraction with outdoor shopping, dining, and entertainment.
With more than 100 million lights and free nightly shows every hour, it’s one of the most popular destinations in Las Vegas for locals and tourists alike.
From 24-hour gaming to world-class restaurants, Fremont Street has something for everyone!
The Fremont Street Experience is unlike anything else in Las Vegas. There’s something for everyone—free live music and concerts, light shows, zip lines, and of course, casinos.
You’ll always find great deals on drinks and food up and down Fremont Street.
Freemont Street Experience Light Show
The world’s largest video screen is located in Las Vegas. Viva Vision is a massive 90-foot wide screen that stretches 1,375 feet along Fremont Street.
In 2019, the massive screen was renovated for $32 million which dramatically improved the quality of the shows.
Today, it has 16.4 million pixels with 49.3 million energy-efficient LED lamps. Accompanying the screen are 600,000-watts of concert-quality sound that blasts music across Fremont.
Viva Vision opened in 1995, a year after Fremont Street turned into a pedestrian mall. Before the massive upgrade in 2019, the previous upgrade was done in 2004 that featured 12.5 million LED displays.
Tips for Seeing Viva Vision
- The street performers and musicians are required to stop their shows so people can experience these light displays without any distractions.
- Police close Casino Center Boulevard during each Viva Vision Light Show so you can walk freely without worrying about vehicles.
- You can see the show anywhere on the Fremont Street Experience, just step outside the casino to enjoy.
Viva Vision Light Show Schedule
Viva Vision is always on, with programming running 24/7. The popular Viva Vision Light Shows start every night from 6:00 PM, with the last one at 2:00 AM.
The Viva Vision Light Shows begin at the top of each hour and lasts 6-7 minutes each.
The shows feature top recording artists Las Vegas natives The Killers and Imagine Dragons and popular artists like The Chainsmokers, Steve Aoki, Tiesto, and Shakira.
The performances that are visible during the Viva Vision Light Shows have been a spectacle for all to enjoy.
Fremont Street Experience Events & Concerts
The best place for free live music is at the Fremont Street Experience.
Every day of the week there are free concerts and live music, turning the whole street into one big block party.
A rotating schedule of talent performs each night.
Local favorites like Zowie Bowie, Spandex Nation, Tony Marques Band, Alter Ego, and Rock Steady perform your favorite songs every night.
You’ll hear a wide collection of hit songs from Bruno Mars, Journey, Def Leppard, Jason Aldean, Bon Jovi, and lots more!
Ranging from modern hits to the classics, there’s something for everyone.
On weekends the music starts at 12:00 PM and goes on until 1:00 AM. On weekdays, the schedule starts at 6:00 PM and runs to 1:00 AM.
The Fremont Street Concerts are free 364 days a year. New Year’s Eve is the only ticketed event of the year where you’ll need to purchase tickets.
Fremont Street Experience Stages
There are three stages on Fremont Street with live music and DJs.
- Main Street Stage is between the Golden Gate and Circa.
- 1st Street Stage is between Circa and Binion’s.
- 3rd Street Stage is between The D and Four Queens.
Downtown Rocks Concert Series
Every year the Fremont Street Experience and its casino partners put on a free concert series with national touring acts. These concerts are always filled with people, music of all different genres, and an incredible party-like atmosphere.
Here is the 2022 Downtown Rocks Concert Schedule:
- Sat, Apr 23rd – Parmalee (3rd St Stage, 9:00pm)
- Sat, May 28th – X Ambassadors (3rd St Stage, 9:00pm)
- Sun, May 29th – Starship Ft. Mickey Thomas (1st St Stage, 9:00pm)
- Sat, June 25th – 10,000 Maniacs, Dishwalla, The Calling (1st St Stage, Starts at 7:00 p.m.)
- Mon, Jul 4th – Molly Hatchet, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Mackenzie Porter (3rd & 1st St Stage)
- Sat, Jul 23rd – Sebastian Bach (1st St Stage, 9:00pm)
- Sat, Jul 30th – Hoobastank, Soul Asylum, Alien Ant Farm (1st St Stage, Time TBD)
- Sat, Aug 13th – Saliva & Theory of a Deadman ( 3rd St Stage, Starts at 8:00 p.m.)
- Sat, Aug 20th – Simple Plan (3rd St Stage, 9:00pm)
- Sat, Sep 3rd – Rick Springfield, Men at Work, John Waite (3rd St Stage, Time TBD)
- Sat, Sep 10th – The Pretty Reckless ( 3rd St Stage, 9:00pm)
- Sat, Oct 15th – Jelly Roll (3rd St Stage, 9:00pm)
- Sat, Oct 22nd – Slaughter, Vixen, Sweet (3rd St Stage, Time TBD)
- Sat, Nov 19th – Stone Temple Pilots (3rd St Stage, 9:00pm)
Fremont Street Experience Zipline
If you’re feeling a little bit adventurous, you can test your limits on the SlotZilla Zipline.
SlotZilla is Las Vegas’s first zipline that launches riders from 11-stories high down Fremont Street under the Viva Vision light show.
There are two Slotzilla Zipline options:
Tickets are $59 for the longer, more thrilling ride and $39 for the shorter ride cost $39.
Fremont Street Experience Restaurants
There are so many great eateries and bars at the Fremont Street Experience in Downtown Las Vegas.
Not only do the casinos and hotels offer great options on Fremont Street, but you’ll also find a wide range of fast food, casual dining, craft kitchens, and bars.
Sit-down options include Hennesey’s Tavern, Mickie Finnz Fish House & Bar, Heart Attack Grill, Nacho Daddy, and Denny’s.
Check out Fat Tuesday, Cat’s Meow, Banger Brewing, The Nerd for beer and cocktails.
Fast and casual food options include Dirt Dog, White Castle, Tacos & Miches Fremont, and 322 Pizza Bar.
Fremont East Restaurants
Just east of the Fremont Street Experience is the booming Fremont East District.
Here you will find downtown’s trendiest spots. One of our favorite Mexican restaurants is La Comida. For really good pizza, check out Evel Pie. For unbelievably good thai head to Le Thai.
You will also find The Smashed Pig, Park on Fremont, Eureka!, Sushi Ichiban, and Flippin’ Good Chicken, Burgers, Beer.
If you’re in the mood for cocktails, check out the Downtown Cocktail Room, Corduroy, Commonwealth, The Laundry Room, Lucky Day, and Therapy.
A block north of Fremont Street, you’ll find Pizza Rock, Sidebar, and Triple George across from the Downtown Grand on 3rd Street.
There’s also a speakeasy at the Mob Museum called The Underground.
Further away, but within walking distance from Fremont Street, popular spots include Carson Kitchen, 7th & Carson, Donut Bar, Atomic Liquors, Vegas Test Kitchen, and PublicUs.
The popular Container Park features one of the top taco shops Pinches Tacos. You’ll also find Waffelato, Bin 702, and Oak & Ivy.
Fremont Street Experience Hotels
Nine hotels are officially a part of the Fremont Street Experience.
They include Binion’s Gambling Hall, Fremont Hotel & Casino, Circa Resort & Casino, Four Queens Hotel & Casino, Main Street Station Casino, Brewery & Hotel, The D Casino & Hotel, The California Hotel & Casino, Golden Gate Hotel & Casino, and the Golden Nugget Las Vegas.
See Also: 5 Best Downtown Las Vegas Hotels
Fremont Street Experience FAQ
Here are common questions asked about the Fremont Street Experience:
Is Fremont Street worth seeing?
Yes, Fremont Street is definitely worth seeing when you’re in Las Vegas! It’s the original Las Vegas Strip and it’s full of history. Plus, it’s always lively and there are plenty of things to see and do. You can stroll down the street, check out the amazing light show, listen to live music, or even zip line through the area! There’s something for everyone at Fremont Street.
How long is Fremont Street Experience?
The Fremont Street Experience is about one mile long and can be easily walked in 15-20 minutes. The attraction is home to a number of casinos, bars, and restaurants, as well as the Viva Vision light show which takes place every evening.
Can you walk from The Strip to Fremont Street?
You can technically do so if you’re looking to walk from The Strip to Fremont Street. However, it’s not advised. Las Vegas is a very spread-out city and The Strip itself is over 4 miles long. From the northernmost point on The Strip (Circus Circus) to Downtown Las Vegas (Fremont Street), it’s approximately 2.5 miles. So, while you can technically walk it, it’s not going to be a fun experience. You’ll be hot, tired, and it’s not the safest part of town to walk through. If you’re determined to walk, make sure you have plenty of water and sunscreen with you.
Who played the Downtown Rocks Concerts in 2021?
Saturday, June 26th at 9:00 PM – Chevelle
Sunday, July 4th at 6:00 PM – Craig Morgan & Clay Walker
Saturday, July 17th at 9:00 PM – Plain White T’s
Saturday, July 24th at 8:00 PM – Dokken & Lynch Reunion Tour
Saturday, July 31st at 8:00 PM – Tonic & Sister Hazel
Saturday, Aug. 21st at 9:00 PM – Steven Adler of Guns N’ Roses
Sunday, Sept. 5th at 7:00 PM – 3 Doors Down & Seether
Saturday, Sept. 25th at 9:00 PM – Generation Radio featuring Jay Demarus of Rascal Flatts, Deen Castronovo of Journey, and Jason Scheff of Chicago
Saturday, October 9th at 9:00 PM – Barenaked Ladies
Saturday, Nov. 6th at 9:00 PM – George Thorogood
Fremont Street Experience Parking Garages
Fremont Street is a hotspot for tourists and locals alike. With 12 casinos in the area to choose from, parking can be tricky. Most casinos will validate your parking if you’re gambling or eating at one of their restaurants. Here are the latest rates just in case you want to avoid those pesky fees!
Note: parking will cost more on holidays, weekends, and special events. *Parking validation available.