Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer in Las Vegas and one of the city’s most anticipated weekends for pool parties, barbecues, nightlife, and more. No matter what you’re in the mood for over the holiday weekend, you’ll find it on the Strip and in the downtown Las Vegas area. Here are some of the hottest events happening this Memorial Day 2019.
Kaos @ The Palms
The newest club to hit Las Vegas is Kaos at The Palms and they will be celebrating Memorial Day with a bang! The week leading up to Memorial Day is packed with performances from world-renowned DJs including Deadmau5, Marshmello, Kaskade, and Armin Van Buuren. The Kaos Daylub and Nightclub will be open for Memorial Day weekend and expected to fill up quickly, so purchasing admission ahead of time for your favorite DJ is highly recommended.
JEMAA – The NoMad Pool Party @ Park MGM
The recently revamped Park MGM transforms its pool every weekend into JEMAA – The NoMad Pool Party for one of the most exclusive dayclub experiences you’ll find in Las Vegas. From 11:00 am to 6:00 pm on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, you can soak up the Las Vegas sun, indulge in some daytime cocktails, and dance to the beats of a live DJ. Memorial Day weekend this year will feature Quest Love on the turntables and a performance by Mark Ronson.
Wet Republic @ MGM Grand
Ring in the summer in style at the Wet Republic Ultra Pool this year. Wet Republic defines the Las Vegas daylife scene with a 54,000-square-foot venue complete with daybeds, party cabanas, small dipping pools, and large saltwater pools. This year, Wet Republic will host a massive 5-day Memorial Day event with celebrities, thousands of guests, and some of the hottest DJs in Las Vegas. The party starts on Thursday, May 23 and continues through Monday, May 27 with performers that include Martin Garrix, Tiesto, Calvin Harris, and Lil John.
Sightseeing Tour With Gray Line Las Vegas
Hop on a London style double-decker bus and enjoy the Las Vegas Strip and Downtown Las Vegas at your own pace. Go on a sightseeing tour at night and check out the bright lights of the strip. You can even venture out of Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon for the day! May is one of the best times to visit, so why not take in the views and hike the inner trails of the South Rim? Gray Line always offer specials on Grand Canyon tours from Las Vegas. There are so many options for adventure seekers and it’ll give you the opportunity to do something a little different.
Downtown Rocks @ Fremont Street Experience
The popular Downtown Rocks event returns this year to Downtown Las Vegas. Head to the Fremont Street Experience for free Las Vegas concerts all summer long. The concert series welcomes in the summer season on Friday, May 24 for Memorial Day with a performance by rock band Good Charlotte. The show starts at 9:00 pm on the 3rd Street stage between the Four Queens and The D Las Vegas. The best thing about it? No ticket required! However, make sure to get there early because Fremont Street is expected to fill up quickly.
Drai’s @ The Cromwell
Drai’s is one of the top nightclubs in Las Vegas. This indoor/outdoor venue at The Cromwell boutique hotel is a pool party by day and a nightclub by night. For Memorial Day Weekend, Drai’s will host a massive daytime pool party on the Strip’s only rooftop pool deck with shady palm trees and multiple areas to unwind. At night, some of the biggest names in hip hop will perform at the rooftop club, including Meek Mill, Rae Sremmurd, Lil Wayne, and 2 Chainz. The party runs from Friday, May 24 through Sunday, May 26. Use the Flamingo/Caesars monorail station to easily access Drai’s.
Encore Beach Club @ Wynn
Wynn Nightlife will be home to one of the Strip’s biggest Memorial Day parties with mesmerizing performances by world-renowned DJs at Encore Beach Club and Night Swim. Check out Diplo on Thursday, May 23, Kygo and Galantis on Friday, May 24, The Chainsmokers and Major Lazer on Saturday, May 25, and David Guetta and Disclosure on Sunday, May 26 to round out the weekend. It’s expected to fill up fast, so be sure to purchase your tickets in advance.
Hakkasan Nightclub @ MGM Grand
Hakkasan at MGM Grand has been a staple in the Las Vegas nightclub scene for a while, and for good reason. All the hottest DJs come through Hakkasan while in town and this Memorial Day will feature some of the best. Lil John will kick off the weekend on Thursday, May 23, Steve Aoki on Friday, May 24, and Tiesto will be on the turntables on Saturday, May 25. Doors open at 10:30 pm every night and you must be 21 or over for access. You can conveniently get to Hakkasan by using the MGM monorail station exit.
Lake Las Vegas Memorial Day Weekend Celebration
This family-friendly event is the perfect option if you happen to have your kids with you for Memorial Day weekend in Las Vegas. The schedule is packed from Saturday, May 25, to Sunday, May 26, so be sure to rest up for this fun event. A few items on the agenda include a pancake breakfast by renowned chef Scott Commings, Pulte Pet Parage, Woodside Classic Ride Auto Show by Atomic Motors, LLVSC pool party, and a fireworks display at 9:00 pm on Sunday night. Lake Las Vegas is a quick 30-minute drive from the Las Vegas Strip so you won’t be far from all the action.
Military Discounts with MGM and Caesars
To show their appreciation for active duty military and veterans visiting Las Vegas, both MGM Resorts and Caesars Entertainment will be offering discounts to eligible personnel and their families on everything from dining, entertainment, rooms, and more. So if you are active military or have served our country, be sure to ask about any discounts or specials available to you this Memorial Day weekend in Las Vegas!
Las Vegas is a Memorial Day mecca with endless opportunities for partying, drinking, dancing, and cooling off at the pools. Be sure to take the monorail when you’re hopping around the Las Vegas Strip. It makes it easier to hit all your spots without worrying about traffic, parking, or a designated driver. Ride the Las Vegas Monorail this Memorial Day Weekend by purchasing tickets ahead of time or visiting any one of the ticketing kiosks at each monorail station.