Experience Downtown Container Park, an open-air shopping center filled with boutique retail shops, unique restaurants, and live entertainment for the whole family – located in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas! And yes, it’s stores and restaurants are made up of actual shipping containers.
From gourmet quick service dining at Downtown Terrace to award winning beef jerky at JoJo’s Jerky, there’s something for everyone. Kids will love the interactive playground featuring The Treehouse, and adults can relax on the lawn while enjoying FREE live music, movies at the Dome, and more on the main stage.
Many of you know this as the location for one of the largest music festivals in Vegas, Life is Beautiful happening September 20th-22nd. Over the past seven years, LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL has welcomed over half a million attendees to Downtown Las Vegas. With the hottest up-and coming musicians and performing acts, artists, culinary experts, comedians, and thinkers flowing into the streets, DTLV transforms into a playground for the curious. The impact on the people and the community have a much longer lasting effect beyond just three days. Though single day tickets start at $145, it is an entire day of music. They also take payment plans for tickets for those on a budget. We went a few years back and it was well worth it to see one of my favorite bands (Foo Fighters). They don’t tour through Vegas ever, so it was my one shot.
The Downtown Container Park has lots of free and cheap events going on every month. Some of the events they’ve done in this past year include Cinco de Mayo parties, a St. Patrick’s Day party, May the Fourth be with you, and celebrating Dr. Suess’s birthday. They have beer or wine walks throughout the year as well. Some of these include Fall into Wine, ValenWine’s Day, or Wine’s of the World. These are typically all you can drink events with live entertainment and deals on food as well. Tickets are $25 online and $30 at the door.
This Saturday, July 13th they will hold their Summer Sip – A Beer Walk in the Park event from 6pm-9pm.
There are other options for events as well. Kids events called Kids Camp happen on various Saturdays and each one has a different theme. Previous camps themes have been Sports Day, Superhero Day and even Boot Camp. Two hours of pure fun for your littles for the price of $10. These camps typically run 11am-1pm.
Next Saturday July 20th is their Beach Day Kids Camp from 11am- 1pm. Bring your little beach bums to Downtown Container Park and enjoy a fun-filled day of beach day activities on the lawn featuring a water obstacle course with a slide! There will be plenty of games for all ages, food, and snacks available. Tickets are $10 per kid.
Free Events at Downtown Container Park
Karaoke in the Park– Every Tuesday night on the main stage from 7pm-10pm.
Live Music every Friday night starting anywhere from 6pm and going until 11:30pm. Also most Saturday nights from 8:30-11:30pm. Live music is dependent on other events, you can see the exact times and bands scheduled on their website Entertainment page.
If Jazz is more your style, they also have Jazz Session Sundays every last Sunday of the month from 5:00pm – 8:00pm in the park.
Sunset Cinema– Downtown Container Park’s signature Sunset Cinema event is a free movie night open to the public! Guests can bring blankets and chairs for seating on The Lawn, movies begin at sundown. Upcoming Sunset Cinema dates:
- July 18th- Ralph Breaks the Internet
- July 25th- The Incredibles 2
- August 1st- How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
- August 8th- Captain Marvel
On top of all of these amazing events, they also have the Dome. The Dome at Downtown Container Park is an immersive, 4K-visual dome theater experience inspired by the vibe of downtown Las Vegas. Nearly 14 million pixels surround viewers in a series of ultra-HD, 360-degree imagery designed for all ages. Over 36,000 lumens light up an indoor dome set above 25 recliner-style seats to give movie goers a whole new experience. Old school rockers will love Pink Floyd:The Wall, or Led Zepplin, or bring the kids to explore the universe at Perfect Little Planet. Please see the link for a full list of shows and showtimes as well as ticket prices and dinner packages. Tickets start at $9, but you can save money with an all-day pass or monthly pass as well.
Downtown Container Park is located at 707 Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101. Hours are as follows:
Restaurants & Bars- Monday – Thursday: 11:00am – 11:00pm, Friday: 10:00am – 1:00am, Saturday:9:00am – 1:00am, Sunday: 9:00am – 11:00pm.
Retail Hours- Monday – Sunday: 11am – 9pm, * 21 & over after 9pm
Admission to the Container Park is FREE
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