Locals, tourists celebrate historic full reopening of Las Vegas

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Midnight has come and gone and Las Vegas has fully reopened! Locals and tourists are celebrating on the Las Vegas Strip and Downtown Las Vegas.


When the clock strikes midnight, Clark County will officially be back to running at 100%. All capacity restrictions will go away, ushering in a new milestone for the valley, as we move forward through the pandemic.

It’s a time we have all been waiting for, and from the Las Vegas Strip to Downtown, people are celebrating. The Fremont Street Experience is hosting what they are calling “Downtown Rocks Again!”

Three music stages are set up, where people of all ages can come down and enjoy live tunes from a variety of bands that will be playing. The Viva Vision Canopy screens will also be running a countdown clock, counting down to midnight.

A recorded message by Mayor Goodman will be shown and Fremont experience officials will all be in attendance.

Concerts are on the 1st and 3rd street stages. Headliners include spandex nation and Zowie Bowie.

The event tonight is expected to last until 4 a.m. with live music playing until then, so get ready!

As for parking, it is important that you prepare and give yourself enough time and it is expected to be a larger-than-life turnout tonight.

The parking garage off of 4th street will be open, so that will probably be your best bet.

8 News Now spoke with several visitors and locals on the Strip who are ready to start the month of June off restriction-free.

“It’s great. It’s an American summer, following the pandemic, everyone deserves to go out,” said David Charles, visiting from Los Angeles.

Local Wendy Pineda told us, “I guess at how packed it is normally, that it is not going to make much of a difference here.”

With this full reopening, that of which is easily one of the biggest to happen thus far in the country, restaurants and stores will most likely go back to regular hours, and there will be no capacity restrictions.

However, that doesn’t mean we are done with social distancing and mask wearing, as each business is allowed to implement what they feel comfortable with within their own business.

Keep in mind though, if hospital capacity does rise, Clark County commissioners may implement COVID-19 protocols once again.

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