Las Vegas is a bustling hub for food, drink, and entertainment. With tourism and gaming employing 315,000 people in the city, it’s no surprise that this is a mecca for food-related events. Whether you’re an entrepreneur looking to start your restaurant, a current chef trying to up their skills, or just someone looking for an afternoon of bites and brews, this city has an event that you’ll enjoy this March. Check out these top picks, and you may find something you’ve never done in Vegas before.
New Vista Brew’s Best Craft Beer Festival
March 19, 2022
March 19 marks the 13th annual Brew’s Best Craft Beer Festival. You can find the fun on The Lawn at Downtown Summerlin between 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. If you purchase the VIP experience, you’ll enjoy early access to the brewers starting at 1:00 p.m. so that you can fit even more sips and samples into the day.
The event includes unlimited samples from both local and national breweries. All attendees receive a souvenir tasting glass and tasting guide to help make the most of this delicious event. Food trucks are on hand to offer an assortment of tasty bites to accompany your beverages throughout the afternoon. The Brew’s Best Craft Beer Festival also includes games, raffles, activities, and live music, so there’s plenty to keep you busy between brew samples.
Proceeds from the event benefit New Vista, a local charity that works to provide supported living arrangements and equal opportunities to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. For general admission, tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door. VIP tickets are $40 in advance or $45 at the door.
Health and Wellness Expo
March 19, 2022
The Health and Wellness Expo is where to go if you’re looking for a fresh and healthy take on food. This event happens periodically in Glendale, Tucson, Mesa, and Las Vegas. It will come to the Gold Coast Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on March 19. If you happen to miss this date, you can also see the Expo again at the exact location on May 21, August 27, and October 22.
Admission to the Expo is free, but you can register online in advance. The event lasts from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You can sit in on health-focused seminars in the seminar theater, participate in interactive activities, and explore the show floor. On the floor, you’ll find various products and resources to help you master healthy food. The Expo also addresses workplace wellness, fitness, psychology, and other aspects of your health. Enjoy a well-rounded experience with food and much more at this recurring Vegas event.
Bar & Restaurant Expo
March 21-23, 2022
The Bar & Restaurant Expo is a must-attend event for anyone in the hospitality industry. If you’re a professional looking for fresh ways to approach food service, this event has nearly everything you could want. The packed schedule addresses everything from building restaurant teams to update your menu to handling rising food costs. You can get the Back of House Culinary Tour at Bazaar Meat, attend mixology classes, etc. The Live Menu Read is an entertaining event where Chef Brian Duffy will read through menus from workshop participants and offer suggestions on the spot for future improvement.
Strolling through the Exhibition Hall, you’ll find a vast range of companies you can connect with, including Sayersbrook Bison Ranch, Matador Foods, El Yucateco Hot Sauces, Citrus America, Inc., White Claw Hard Seltzer, Heineken Corporation, and many more.
While you’ll get plenty of business done throughout the event, you’re sure to have fun. The Welcome Kickoff Party at the SAHARA Hotel’s Azilo Pool gets things off on the right foot with complimentary beverages and live entertainment. Exclusive Vegas nightclubs will also participate in platinum parties throughout the Expo, providing complimentary access and free drinks.
World Tea Conference + Expo
March 21-23, 2022
Business professionals ranging from tea shop owners to spa managers can benefit from the exclusive opportunities available at the World Tea Conference + Expo. Over 30% of the companies exhibiting at this Expo can’t be found anywhere else. You can attend talks that address blending botanicals, partnering with tea and beer, sustainability in the tea industry, and developing ready-to-drink tea beverages.
A particular highlight of the Expo is the tea tasting and pairing experience at Silk Road Asian Bistro. Attendance is limited to just 40 people, so you should secure your spot as early as possible. You’ll enjoy a decadent menu that includes steamed BBQ pork buns, shrimp and scallops in XO sauce, Mongolian beef, Singapore noodles, asparagus with black bean sauce, and coconut sorbet cake.
International Pizza Expo & Conference
March 22-24, 2022
Pizza professionals unite at the International Pizza Expo and Conference. The event features more than 60 seminars, workshops, and cooking demonstrations. Though you’re sure to learn plenty, you’ll also find this is a fun-filled couple of days. The World Pizza Games and International Pizza Challenge are particular highlights. This Expo boasts the largest pizza-making competition in the country, with 200 pizza makers competing in divisions for traditional, non-traditional, pan, and Neapolitan/STG. The winners in each division face off in a mystery ingredient bake-off that takes pizza prep to a whole new level.
Enjoy networking in an exciting atmosphere at the Beer & Bull Idea Exchange. Attendees gather with pizza, beer, and other refreshments to meet, mingle, and brainstorm. The Pizza Expo Block Party promises more fun with free food and drinks, games, contests, and live entertainment. The party even features a freestyle acrobatic dough-tossing event for the ultimate in pizza-themed excitement.
Do you know of other food-related events happening in Las Vegas this March? If you have some suggestions that we missed, contact our team at De Castroverde Criminal & Immigration Lawyers and let us know. We love having all the best recommendations for our clients, from legal advice to local tips for fun and entertainment.