Locals, tourists celebrate the historic reopening of Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – Midnight has come and gone and Las Vegas has reopened completely! Locals and tourists alike celebrate on the Las Vegas Strip and downtown Las Vegas.

When the clock strikes midnight, Clark County will officially be back to 100%. All capacity restrictions will be lifted and a new milestone will be initiated for the valley as we weather the pandemic.

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

Three music stages are set up for people of all ages to come down and enjoy live music from different bands. A countdown clock also runs on the Viva Vision Canopy screens and counts down to midnight.

A recorded message from Mayor Goodman will be shown and representatives from the Fremont Experience will all be in attendance.

Concerts take place on the 1st and 3rd Street stages. Headliners include Spandex Nation and Zowie Bowie.

Today’s event is expected to last until 4am, and live music will be played until then. Get ready!

As for parking, it is important that you prepare and allow enough time, and a larger-than-life turnout is expected to take place tonight.

The 4th Street parking garage will be open, which is probably your best bet.

8 News Now spoke to several visitors and locals on the Strip ready to kick off the month of June with no restrictions.

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

Resident Wendy Pineda told us, “I guess how crowded it usually is that it won’t make much of a difference here.”

With this full reopening, which is by far one of the largest in the country, restaurants and shops will most likely return to their regular opening hours and there will be no capacity restrictions.

That doesn’t mean we’re done with social distancing and wearing masks, however, as any company is allowed to do whatever they’re comfortable with in their own company.

Keep in mind, however, that Clark County Commissioners may reimplement the COVID-19 protocols as hospital capacity increases.

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