LAS VEGAS -- The Life is Beautiful Festival which features art, music and food will take place this weekend in downtown Las Vegas.
It's the very first two-day event of its kind. Organizers will be closing down 15 blocks to traffic. Mayor Carolyn Goodman held a press conference Monday to talk about the huge economic impact the festival brings.
The event will close portions of downtown bordered by Las Vegas Boulevard to the west, Carso Avenue to the south, 10th Street to the east and Mesquite Avenue to the north. The Life is Beautiful CEO says they are expecting tens of thousands attendees.