About this Event
WELCOME BACK to the WildSide!
As the Grateful Dead said; "What a long, strange trip it's been". In early March 2020, WildSide was on top of the world. We were on pace to shatter all attendance records as we prepared to welcome over 350 members of the VWS Family back home to Bally's for our 14th Annual Sin City Soirée. Then the world turned upside down and the unthinkable happened. Vegas SHUT DOWN and for the first time since 2007, there was no Sin City Soirée.
Devastated doesn't describe what we were feeling. It became as much a ritual as the sun rising for us to gather in May and celebrate our wonderful VWS Family; and now that was GONE in the blink of an eye. We did what we could and presented a week of Virtual VWS in May of 2020 but we all know there is no substitute for being with community and swirling in that VWS Vibe. But as is often the case with time and WildSide, it was not on our side. As we began to plan for what 2021 might look like, we realized that after studying the situation for months that there were just too many unknowns in the moment for us to feel good about safely bringing y’all back to Vegas. Although, the idea of having to cancel the Soirée two consecutive years was just too much for us to stand.
So that leads us to today. As things seem to be opening back up; we are hopeful that we can all return to some semblance of normalcy. We’re not trying to offend or step on toes but in speaking with our hotel liaisons, we saw an opportunity to save the Soirée in 2021 by doing something SAFELY at Halloween and we took it. So for the first time ever, WildSide’s Sin City Soirée will take place in the fall, happening on Monday, October 25 - Monday, November 1.
Unbeknownst to us, the group Diva Las Vegas had similar ideas and planned their event during that exact same block of time. WildSide and Diva Las Vegas have a long and storied history, so in the interest of community, we thought we would reach out and see if there were ways to collaborate. So you will notice some opportunities on our itinerary where we’ll be cross-promoting DLV events.
While this time in our history has been unprecedented and we are all navigating new waters, we want you to know that WildSide will always remain the same community-building, friend-making social celebration of visibility for our community that we’ve always been. We’re not sure what to expect in 2021 but one thing that will NEVER change is our commitment in presenting YOU with the opportunity to experience that special one and only WildSide love and support that we've all fed off of since day one. Come RE-connect with friends and like-minded people from all over to celebrate those life-long VWS bonds; and this year more than ever; those bonds are going to be amplified and electrified! Our Soirée is and always has been an empowerment party like no other. Because it's not only about connecting with amazing people, it's about connecting with YOU! Our lil Soirée is a non-judgmental, welcoming space for our trans and gender-expansive community. And YES… our reputation as a big, loud, gorgeous, gregarious party remains 1,000% TRUE!
We’re not breaking any news here, but these are difficult times and difficult times often means difficult decisions need to be made. This is one of these times. Based on the rising rates of infection throughout the country and current event trends in Las Vegas; WILDSIDE WILL REQUIRE PROOF OF VACCINATION TO ATTEND THIS YEAR'S SIN CITY SOIREE IN OCTOBER. If you choose to get vaccinated now, it will take you upwards of 5-8 weeks to pass vaccine requirements, so please act accordingly.
This is an upside down time and we are navigating choppy, uncharted waters but please know that our #1 concern is the health, safety and comfort of our guests. We can’t control outside forces and we get that people from all walks of life come to Vegas; so safety is also a personal responsibility but we want to do everything we can to help mitigate the spread of the virus. The last thing we want is to see ANYONE associated with our event get sick or worse.
WildSide is proud to once again call Bally's Las Vegas Hotel & Casino the official home of the Sin City Soirée. As we navigate these interesting times, we'd like to thank Caesars Entertainment for their continued support. Bally's works directly with us to give you some financial flexibility by providing each guest with a special WildSide group hotel rate. Stay and play with us at Bally's; conveniently located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip with easy access to Paris, the Bellagio Fountains, Caesars Forum, the Cosmo, the Miracle Mile and much more! Folks that come to the event and stay off-site often regret having make constant trips to our hotel because that is where much of the action is, so save yourself the headaches of all that extra time, travel and money and stay with us at Bally’s.
Halloween in VEGAS 2021
Please note that this years Soirée takes place the week of Halloween. There will be VWS events planned for Fri., Oct. 29, Sat., Oct. 30 and Sun., Oct. 31; so this is your opportunity for multiple costume changes!
We are super-excited for you to join us October 25 - November 1, 2021 for the time of your life. You can get updates on the Soirée, learn more about our monthly Zoom meetings and get familiar with folks you may very well see in person in October on our private Facebook page at facebook.com/groups/VWS4LIFE/
Come RE-connect with the WILDEST, most amazing community on the planet. Come take a ride on the WildSide.
**Please note that WildSide will follow any and all Covid & masking guidelines set forth by the hotel or other state and local authorities.
NOTE: This is to register for the event only. Your entrance fee, if you will. You will be sent a confirmation email with important links so you can RSVP for all of our amazing individual events and also to book your stay at Bally's with our exclusive VWS group rate page
*Bally's Hotel Rates: Based on a 6 day stay Mon., Oct. 25 to Sun., Oct. 31st...
Sunday – Thursday nights
$88.00 per night ($29.00 Resort Fee per night, 13.35% Tax = $11.75 Total = $128.75 per night)
Friday - Saturday nights
$129.00 per night ($29.00 Resort Fee per night, 13.35% Tax = $17.22 Total = $175.22 per night)
The information in the confirmation email is VERY important VWS insider stuff. Please make sure you have received that email. If you don't receive in a timely fashion, check your spam/junk folders. If you still can't find it, contact us at .
Bally's Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, 3645 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, United States