Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino to Freak the Street for Special Halloween Edition of “Third Thursday on 3rd”
Monthly Night Time Food Truck and Live Art Experience Takes Over 3rd Street Corridor Just In Time For Halloween
Festive Food Trucks, Spooky Live Art Installation, Pumpkin Art Battle for Kids, Costume Contests, Face Painting and “Truck or Treating” ALL a part of the Haunted Happenings Taking Place on Thursday, October 19 from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
The air is crisp, pumpkin spice is being overused, and candy aisles are doubling in size which can only mean two things; fall is back and Halloween is just around the corner! With this seasonal shift in mind, the Downtown Grand Hotel and Casino is offering up their privately owned 3rd street entertainment space on Thursday, October 19 from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. to the ghosts of Halloween present for a special Freak the Street edition of their wildly successful night time food truck and live art experience, “Third Thursday on 3rd.” This month’s event aims to give attendees the full black and orange treatment through food trucks, chilling live art, ALL AGES costume contests, haunted faux tattoos and other hair-raising “tricks” and “treats” just in time for the creepiest day of the year.
Live Art: Four of the valley’s top freestyle artists will once again entertain event goers with a LIVE art installation under the 3rd street lights. Along with an energetic MC throughout the night, DJ Edoc will provide the spooky soundtrack for this animated experience designed to electrify bystanders with uninhibited street art and showcase some of the scariest ghouls and goblins on canvas. Final renderings of the four canvases will be raffled off with 100% of ticket sales going to the Las Vegas Victims Fund. In addition, live T-shirt screening will take place and custom #VegasStrong T-shirts will be available for purchase with ALL proceeds also being donated to the fund.
Pumpkin Art Battle: While the pros go to work, kids will have an opportunity join the fun with a mini art battle of their own, giving them a chance to decorate pumpkins LIVE while using some of the same tools as the center stage artists positioned just behind them.
Costume Contests: Kids and adults are challenged to give their 2017 costume a trial-run and see how their selection stacks up against the rest of the city. Prizes for kids costumes will be awarded throughout the night while adults will have a chance to win $1000 in cash for best costume. Additional prizes for various creative categories will also be awarded.
Faux Tattoos and Face Paint: No Costume? No Problem. Faux Tattoo Studios will be on-site offering haunted face painting and temporary tattoos for all those looking for some spontaneous Halloween spirit.
Food Trucks: The city’s most beloved food trucks will hit the streets in Halloween themed décor while serving the haunted masses with the best mobile menus around. This month’s line-up will include: Waffle Love, Cookie Bar, Sin City Wings, Slidin’ Thru, Dragon Grille, and of course, I Luv Cotton Candy.
Truck or Treating: In addition to the delicious curbside eats, food trucks will be giving kids a head start on filling their candy bags early with “Truck or Treating” all night long.
Street Games: 3rd street will be lined with all of your favorite street games including, Ping-Pong, cornhole, and foosball. Additional contests and prizes will be given away throughout the night PLUS a chance to play PLINKO to win gift certificates, and other Downtown Grand swag.
Third Thursday on 3rd Presents Freak the Street
3rd Street at the Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino
Located on 3rd street between Ogden & Stewart
Thursday, October 19th
6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Event FREE for all ages!
About Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino:
Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino is a unique hospitality and entertainment destination right in the heart of revitalized downtown Las Vegas. Located on 3rd Street between Ogden and Stewart, Downtown Grand encompasses an entire urban block of hotel, casino and dining amenities. The property features two 18-story and 25-story towers adjoined by a walking bridge elevated over 3rd Street, with 629 guest rooms and suites offering luxury accommodations that set a new standard for sophistication and style in downtown Las Vegas. Downtown Grand’s casino offerings include 25,000 square feet of gaming space with nearly 500 of the hottest slot machines, table games and a fully featured sports book powered by William Hill. Restaurants, bars and entertainment options include Freedom Beat, Furnace Bar, Art Bar, Sidebar and the award-winning Las Vegas steakhouse Triple George Grill. Partnering venues include the famous Hogs & Heifers saloon and Pizza Rock, renowned as one of the best pizza restaurants in the city. Downtown Grand features Citrus Grand Pool Deck, a rooftop pool experience with more than 35,000 square feet of entertainment and special event space, an infinity pool, restaurant and bar, semi-private cabanas, a fire pit and a grass seating area.
For more information, call (702) 719-5100 or go to DowntownGrand.com.