The iconic “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign will be in the pink during October as a way to raise awareness about Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The sign’s usual yellow bulbs have been swapped out with pinkish ones.
Mucking with the Las Vegas sign has become the go-to way for Las Vegas politicians bereft of fresh ideas to say they’ve done something to raise awareness about something, with minimal cost and effort. In this case, it’s actually a worthwhile cause, so they get a pass.
The bulbs on the sign were recently turned multi-colored for Las Vegas Pride, a celebration supporting the LGBT community.
At one point, the bulbs and sign front went purple (pictured below) to raise awareness about bullying.
If you’ve ever had a hankering to own one of the bulbs on the Las Vegas sign, there’s a site for that.
The Las Vegas sign was designed by Betty Willis in 1959. It’s located just south of Mandalay Bay on Las Vegas Boulevard. Interestingly, the Las Vegas sign isn’t within the city limits of Las Vegas. It’s in Paradise, Las Vegas, like most of the Las Vegas Strip.