With two "Storm Area 51" inspired festivals coming up in rural Nevada, Storm Area 51 Basecamp Experience in Hiko and Alien Stock in Rachel, Las Vegas businesses are celebrating extraterrestrial possibilities in their own ways around the valley this month. Here's a look at some space themed events happening a little closer to home.
Project Oxcart: The CIA at Area 51
6 p.m. on Sept. 13 in south central Las Vegas
As part of their Distinguished Lecture Series, the National Atomic Testing Museum presents Project Oxcart: The CIA at Area 51. Join TD Barnes, a veteran of Central Intelligence Agency's special projects division, as he talks about his time working at Area 51 on Project Oxcart. Lectures are free for members and $5 for non members. You can RSVP online or by calling (702) 794-5151. The National Atomic Testing Museum is located on 755 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89119.
Space Force - The Unofficial Storm Area 51 Pre-Party
10:30 p.m. on Sept. 13 in downtown Las Vegas, 21+
Gold Spike is hosting Space Force, the unofficial "Storm Area 51" pre-party, for a night that will be out of this world. Dress up in a space costume and get VIP express entry and free cover. Alien drink specials all night long. Sounds by DJs Kyle Flesch and Presto One. Limited edition Space Force t-shirt and pin available. *This Space Force is not endorsed by that Space Force. Gold Spike is located on 217 Las Vegas Blvd N, Las Vegas, Nevada 89101.
"Storm Area 51" Soiree at AREA15
10 p.m. on Sept. 19 near the Las Vegas Strip, 21+
A special chosen few will be invited to attend a "storming soiree" at AREA15 on Sept. 19. Winners from the party sweepstakes will receive an email from AREA15 sometime after Sept. 9 with the details. AREA15 is located on 3215 S. Rancho Dr., Las Vegas, Nevada 89102.
Area 51 Celebration
8 p.m. on Sept. 19 in downtown Las Vegas, 21+
The Downtown Las Vegas Events Center is partnering with Collective Zoo and Bud Light to host an out-of-this-world evening with top-secret entertainment. Come in peace. The event is free and the lineup begins at 8 p.m. with several surprise DJ sets late into the night. Must be 21 to enter. Exclusive, limited edition Area 51 Bud Light cans will be available at the event. Food options will be available on site. The Downtown Las Vegas Events Center is located on 200 S. 3rd Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101.
Area 51 Munchies at Pepe's Tacos Boulder
Begins at 6 a.m. on Sept. 20 in southeast Las Vegas
After clapping some alien cheeks you are bound to be hungry! That’s where we come in. Come enjoy some special edition Alien Cheek Tacos and some of Vegas’ best Mexican Food to celebrate your victory! Pepe's Tacos Boulder is located on 4814 Boulder Hwy, Las Vegas, Nevada 89121
Storm Area 51 Pre-Party at Saddle N Spurs Saloon
8 p.m. on Sept. 20, northwest Las Vegas, 21+
Calling all alien hunters! Get your pre-storm party on at Saddles N Spurs Saloon for a night of alien antics with alien cocktails, Alien Brain Hemorrhage shots, an alien beer pong competition, NARUTO run best pose, and alien karaoke. Show up in your best Men In Black, X-Files, ALF, or extraterrestrial costume for a chance to win some extra bucks in our Area 51costume contest! Saddle N Spurs Saloon will also live stream the raid. Saddle N Spurs Saloon is located on 2333 N Jones Blvd # 108, Las Vegas, NV 89108.
The Great Area 51 Bar Crawl: Let’s See Them Aliens
3-9 p.m. on Sept. 21 in downtown Las Vegas, 21+
Nobody knows how to party like the little green men. Join us as we storm Fremont Street! Put on your alien gear and let’s SEE THEM ALIENS! You can wear an alien body suit. You can wear an alien hunter costume. You can pretty much do whatever you want-- but it better be OUT OF THIS WORLD! Check-In begins at Troy Liquor Bar at Golden Nugget Las Vegas on 129 Fremont Street Experience. Tickets are $15-$20 and can be purchased here. Need a Lyft? Use promo code GREATCRAWL to claim free first time ride credits.
Alien Bazaar at Happy Earth Market
4-9 p.m. on Sept. 21 in east Las Vegas
Think 3rd Saturday Bazaar, alien style. There will be aliens, a mystery box raffle, alien karaoke, live music, costume contest with cash prizes, drive-In alien movie, vendors and free food. Dogs and kids are welcome. Happy Earth Market is located on 900 Karen Ave Unit D-102, Las Vegas, NV 89109.
Learn more about Storm Area 51 Basecamp happening Sept. 20 - 21 in Hiko at StormArea51Basecamp.com.
Learn more about Alien Stock in Rachel by clicking here.
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