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Downtown Art, Music Festival Causes Road Closures

Road closures are planned throughout the rest of the week as downtown Las Vegas prepares for the Life is Beautiful festival Oct. 24-26.

The outdoor festival with music, food, art and education will cause the closure of multiple streets. Last year’s festival drew roughly 60,000 people.

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The closures stretch from Las Vegas Boulevard to the west, Carson Avenue to the south, 10 th Street to the east and Mesquite Avenue to the north. All businesses throughout the week will remain open and accessible to visitors.

Closures include:

Wednesday, Oct. 15

  • 6th Street, between Stewart and Mesquite Avenues;
  • 7th Street, between Stewart Avenue and I-515/U.S.93/95 freeway;
  • Mesquite from 6th to alley between 7th and 8th Streets.

Sunday, Oct. 19

  • 9th Street between Carson and Ogden Avenues; (Note two west side lanes open from Ogden part way to Fremont.)
  • 10th Street between Fremont and Ogden;
  • Ogden between 9th and alley between 10th and 11th streets; (Note north two lanes open.)
  • Alley running north/south between 10th and 11th streets;
  • 8th Street from Carson to Fremont.

Monday, Oct. 20

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  • Stewart Avenue from 6th to 7th Streets.

Tuesday, Oct. 21

  • 7th Street from Carson to Fremont
  • 6th Street from Ogden to Stewart
  • 7th Street from Ogden to Stewart
  • Ogden, north half, from east of Las Vegas Boulevard through 7th Street
  • Stewart, north half, from Las Vegas Boulevard to 6th Street

Wednesday, Oct. 22

  • Fremont from 6th to 10th (south two lanes open starting at Atomic Liquors)
  • 7th Street between Fremont and Ogden
  • 8th Street between Fremont and Stewart
  • Ogden between 7th and 8th streets
  • Carson from 6th to 8th streets
  • Stewart from 7th to 8th streets

Friday, Oct. 24, 12:01 a.m.

  • Fremont Street from Las Vegas Boulevard to 6th Street
  • 6th Street from Bridger Avenue to Ogden Avenue
  • 7th Street from Bridger to Carson
  • 8th Street from Bridger to Carson
  • 9th Street from Bridger to Carson

In addition, Las Vegas Boulevard will be partially closed at times between Stewart and Carson at the end of each night during the festival.
All the roads are expected to reopen by Wednesday, Oct. 29. Motorists should expect some closures to be in effect Oct. 27 and 28.

For more information, visit or email The Life Is Beautiful Community Line is 702-913-7043.

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Prior to taking on the role of Broadcast Operations Manager in January 2021, Rachel was the senior producer of KNPR's State of Nevada program for 6 years. She helped compile newscasts and provided coverage for and about the people of Southern Nevada, as well as major events such as the October 1 shooting on the Las Vegas strip, protests of racial injustice, elections and more. Rachel graduated with a bachelor's degree of journalism and mass communications from New Mexico State University.