Celebrated since 1868, Memorial Day honors those who have died serving our nation. This weekend, pay your respects and celebrate the freedoms they fought for and check out the events, parties and restaurants hitting the entertainment capital of the world. From international superstars to a variety of tasty cuisine, Las Vegas prepares for another hot summer with a sizzling lineup of events for the long weekend. Showgirls, crooners and pop stars adorn the stages, as visitors and locals celebrate. Check back often as we are always updating the listings.
Wynn Las Vegas daylife and nightlife venues Encore Beach Club, Surrender, Tryst and XS present a lineup featuring world-renowned resident DJs over Memorial Day weekend. On Friday, May 24, Encore Beach Club has Dirty South, Surrender hosts Eric Prydz and XS is home to Avicii. On Saturday, May 25, Encore Beach Club hosts Steve Angello, Surrender has Porter Robinson, Lil Jon spins at Tryst and Afrojack is at XS. On Sunday, May 26, Avicii takes over Encore Beach Club, Above and Beyond is at Surrender and David Guetta spins at XS. Guetta returns to Encore Beach Club on Monday, May 27 and Steve Angello is at XS.
The 15th annual Punk Rock Bowling and Music Festival returns downtown May 24 - 27 featuring three days and four nights of outdoor festivals and late night club shows with more than 70 bands performing over the weekend. Bands scheduled to perform include Flag, Bad Religion, The Damned, D.R.I, Subhumans, Lagwagon, Bouncing Souls, Swingin Utters and Lower Class Brats.
VH1 reality television star, Drita D’Avanzo, will host a sizzling summer kick-off party during Memorial Day Weekend at Crazy Horse III on Saturday, May 25.
Señor Frogs at Treasure Island Hotel & Casino will celebrate Memorial Day weekend with a lineup of specials from Friday, May 24 through Monday, May 27. A different special will be featured each day of the holiday weekend. The fiesta will kick off on Frog’s Friday with a patio party from 3 to 7 p.m. featuring two-for-one margaritas and half-priced appetizers. On Saturday, the bar will host a Latin night from 10 p.m. to 3:30 a.m. Señor’s Sunday Funday will give partygoers two-for-one drinks for their first round with a check-in on Foursquare or Facebook or tweet using the Señor Frog's handle. Guests must present their check-in or post at the hostess stand to receive the voucher and will be limited to one voucher per person. To conclude the three-day weekend, $3 AMF, Sex on the Beach and house tequila shots will be served all day on Memorial Day.
Hakkasan Nightclub has a star-studded lineup for Memorial Day. Tiësto kicks things off May 24, followed by Calvin Harris on May 25. Steve Aoki spins on May 26 and deadmau5 wraps the party up on May 26.
Ghostbar nightclub at the Palms features DJ Presto One with Benny Black on May 24. Lisa Pittman and Seany Mac spin on May 25. Kid Conrad performs May 26 and Seany Mac spins May 27.
DJ Pauly D spins for Turnt Up at Haze nightclub at Aria on May 26.
Marquee nightclub is throwing a White Party with Armin van Buuren on May 24. May 25 features Summer Lovin' with Kaskade. Benny Benassi presents Metamorphosis on May 26.
Moon nightclub at the Palms features Mark Stylz with Exodus May 24 and 25. Alie Layus spins with Kid Conrad on May 28.
Bell Biv DeVoe, comprised of Ricky Bell, Michael Bivens and Ron DeVoe, will perform Memorial Day Weekend at the Mandalay Bay Beach Sunday, May 26 at 9 p.m. Tickets start at $32.50.
Light nightclub opens at Mandalay Bay over Memorial Day weekend. Zedd with Hook N Sling are featured May 24. Sebastian Ingrosso and Otto Knows spin May 25 and Baauer and Just Blaze round out the weekend May 26.
Partygoers can enjoy new open bar specials at Rockhouse beginning Memorial Day weekend on Friday, May 24. The bar will kick-off the new $10 “Bottomless Bikini Bar” open bar available every night to all ladies sporting pool-side attire from 6 until 10 p.m. Girls who partake in the open bar special during Memorial Day weekend will also receive complimentary entry to the bikini bull riding competition at 9 p.m. The ladies of "Fantasy" will rock the house at Rockhouse, located at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, on Friday, May 24, starting at 8 p.m. Members of the cast will ride the famous mechanical bull and enjoy drink specials.
On Friday, May 24 Wale performs live at The Bank Nightclub at Bellagio beginning at 10:30 p.m. The rapper will be performing his hit, "Bad" during an unforgettable Friday night featuring resident DJ IKON. On Saturday, May 25 don't miss WhoCameToParty? with Sky Blu of LMFAO at The Bank Nightclub. Get ready to glow as the club illuminates with black lights, so dress accordingly!
On Saturday, May 25 IamSu! performs live for Memorial Day Weekend at The Beatles Revolution Lounge at The Mirage. IamSu! performs his hits “Who Booty," “Up," “Function,” and new songs from his new mix tape “Kilt 2."
SkyBlu of LMFAO Hosts “Who Came to Party?” featuring DJs BMad and Mark Rosas at Liquid Pool Lounge at Aria Saturday, May 25. Along for the ride are DJ BMad and DJ Mark Rosas. On Sunday, Pauly D performs a guest DJ Set at Liquid.
Wet Republic at MGM Grand hosts Tiësto on May 25, Calvin Harris and Fergie (DJ) on May 26 and deadmau5 on May 27.
Wiz Khalifa, the multiplatinum recording artist, jump starts the weekend with a special performance of his best hits at Ditch Fridays at the Palms on May 24. DJ Jazzy Jeff will bring his signature beats to Moon Nightclub and Benny Black and Presto ONE will hold court at ghostbar 55 floors above the Las Vegas skyline.
On May 25, Big Sean continues Ditch Weekend with a live performance at Palms Pool. Catch DJs Mark Stylz and Exodus as they battle with beats at Moon Nightclub. DJ Lisa Pittman spins at ghostbar.
Carefree Nation and Socialaire Group present Memorial Day Sunday with Chris Brown at Palms Pool May 26. Kid Conrad rounds out the weekend with a special set at ghostbar.
UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez meets Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva on Saturday, May 25 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in a rematch between two of the sport’s most dynamic competitors. Velasquez and Silva previously met at UFC 146, with Velasquez emerging victorious. Now the two will meet for the sport’s biggest prize – the UFC heavyweight title. Tickets for UFC 160 start at $75.
Tao nightclub at Venetian features DJ ATB and special guest Rudee on May 23. There will be a special performance by Nas on Friday, May 24. DJ Vice spins May 25.
Tao Beach features DJ Five on May 24, Eric D-Lux on May 25 and DJ Vice on May 26.
Keri Hilson will make a special appearance at LAX nightclub at the Luxor on May 25.
Lavo at the Palazzo welcomes DJ Scratchy May 24 and Gusto May 25. There will be a special neon edition of Vice Sundays on May 26 with DJ Vice. There will be an open bar for girls dressed in their best neon and a comp bottle of Dom Perignon champage for the largest group dressed in neon.
Playboy Playmate Laura Croft will host Memorial Day weekend at PBR Rock Bar & Grill inside Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino from Friday, May 24, until Sunday, May 26.Best-known for her co-starring role on “Holly’s World,” Croft will be on hand to judge nightly bull riding competitions. Partygoers will enjoy happy hour specials available from 3 until 6 p.m., including $3 domestic draft beers, $19 beer buckets, two-for-one well cocktails, half-priced bottles of wine and $5 shots. The bar will also offer all-day open bar access, priced at $50.
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas hosts a star-studded lineup of entertainment, Thursday, May 23 – Sunday, May 26. On Friday, festivities begin at 8:30 p.m. with the “Kings Of The Mic” tour headlined by LL Cool J featuring DJ Z-Trip at The Joint. Joining LL Cool J will be a legendary lineup of Ice Cube, Public Enemy and De La Soul. Tickets start at $49.50.
Patrons can keep the fun going on Saturday at Robbie Rivera’s world-renowned Juicy Beach party at Paradise Beach. The 17-hour event continues that night at Body English Nightclub & Afterhours with DJ sets by Rivera, Felix Cartal and Donald Glaude.
On Sunday, Rehab continues to celebrate its 10-year anniversary season with a bash hosted by entertainment mogul Diddy. In addition, resident DJs Richard Beynon, DJ Shift and DJ Wellman will tear up the turntables at the poolside stage.
Tacos & Tequila at Luxor Hotel and Casino will honor Memorial Day with a weekend full of food and drink specials from Friday, May 24 through Monday, May 27. Throughout the weekend patrons will enjoy Corporate Executive Chef Saul Ortiz’s tacos, priced at $3 a la carte. The tacos include the bouche (pig’s stomach) topped with salsa de puya, onions and cilantro; cesos (calf brains) topped with salsa de puya, cilantro and onions; and lengua (cow’s tongue) topped with tomatillo salsa, cilantro and onions. Drink specials will also be available that include $5 Dos Equis; $8 Micheladas made with clamato juice, fresh squeezed lime juice, Worcestershire sauce, Tobasco hot sauce and black pepper; and $8 Palomas made with Cazadores Reposado tequila, fresh squeezed lime juice and Jarritos Toronja Grapefruit Mexican soda. Guests will also enjoy the Chonga, a 54-ounce frozen margarita with two upside down 7-ounce Sol beers that flow directly into the giant margarita, priced at $20. Partygoers can add a Cazadores shot into their Chonga for an additional $3. To keep the holiday celebration going, DJ Larry Lynx will spin the hottest beats every night throughout the weekend from 8 to 11 p.m. T&T will feature the signature Mariachi Brunch from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
1OAK opens its doors for a special Sunday night Memorial Day Weekend party May 26 with Flo Rida. The superstar performer of such hits as "Low," "Club Can't Handle Me," "Feeling Good" and "Wild Ones" will be treating guests to a special live performance.
On Friday, May 24 check out Arte Moda Stile at Lily Bar & Lounge at Bellagio. Showcasing the work of international fashion designers and aritsts, the evening features local artists Omar Gomez and Nicholas Blackham, Philadelphia photographer and artist Julia Blaukopf, textile artists Melissa D'Agostino and Elena Garcia, designer Lucy Tamman, and jewelry designers Moonlight and Alterequo. DJ Mike Fusion keeps the evening grooving.
Lily hosts the UFC 160 Velasquez vs. Bigfoot ll Viewing Party on its giant plasma screens May 25. Cost is $40 at the door.
On Saturday, May 25 head to the Las Vegas Fashion Week After-Party at Lily. Celebrate the culmination of Las Vegas Fashion Week with the fashionistas and dance the night away to DJ Shaun O’Neale.
Cabo Wabo Cantina inside Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino will rock Memorial Day weekend with a four-day celebration beginning Friday, May 24 through Monday, May 27. This bar will feature Corona girls and music on its Strip-side patio. Guests can keep their cool with $20 buckets of Corona and daily shot specials.
On Monday, May 27 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. the Artisan offers Memorial Day poolside partying and cocktail-sipping. The Solar Sessions Pool Party is an all-day affair that celebrates the progressive sound of up-and-coming DJ labels like Armada, Pharmacy and Cold Harbour. There will be personal appearances by DJs/Producers Noel Sanger, Jonathan Allyn, Tyler Olson, and Jesse Hantla.
Pleasure Pool at Planet Hollywood will kick-off its annual Saturday bikini contest on Saturday, May 25, 2013, offering guests a chance to win more than $5,000 in cash prizes. This Memorial Day weekend, disc jockey and producer Roger Gangi, DJs Mikey Swift and Two Fist Tommy will spin all weekend at the pool while guests enjoy drink specials including two-for-one Cabo shots, $25 Miller and Coors buckets and two-for-one SKY and Red Bull.
GO Pool at the Flamingo will kick-off the weekend with GO Friday: a pool party and booty-shaking contest hosted by KVEG HOT 97.5 FM’s Jeff G on Friday, May 24. The radio station will broadcast live from the pool, giving away prizes from their tent while offering lucky listeners a chance to win complimentary pool entrance and free drinks. Carnaval Court Emcee Brian will host kayak races, limbo contests and a variety of other poolside activities that will take place throughout the weekend. Guests may participate in a chance to win a $30 bar tab and free tickets to a Las Vegas show. Live DJ entertainment will be provided each day of the holiday weekend from noon until 5:45 p.m.
Carlos’n Charlies at the Flamingo will kick-off the summer with a weekend-long fiesta Friday, May 24 through Monday, May 27. Guests will enjoy all-day drink specials and a Memorial Day party with a Mexican twist. Drink specials include two-for-one frozen margaritas and Tecate drafts with a pool wristband, $5 shot of El Jimador tequila and keep-the-shot glass, $20 open bar for ladies Friday and Saturday night starting at 10:30 p.m. and get-a-free-T-shirt when you buy a 100-ounce Bazooka. The weekend-long fiesta will feature a live DJ, balloon artist, prize giveaways and more.
Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis at Caesars Palace will celebrate with drink specials and giveaways throughout the holiday weekend. Drink specials will include $35 buckets of Coors Light, Mike’s Hard Lemonade and Mike’s Hard Black Cherry Lemonade and $150 bottles of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label. The pool deck will feature a Syrup Swimwear promotion that will offer guests special giveaways.
Carnaval Court at Harrah's will feature buckets of Miller Light and Coors Light aluminum bottles throughout the weekend. Go-go dancers will perform Friday, May 24 through Sunday, May 26 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Live entertainment will be offered all day long each day of the weekend.
Dos Caminos restaurant, located at 10820 W. Charleston Blvd., will serve a special Memorial Day weekend menu May 24 - 27 from 4 p.m. - close. Menu items will include beer braised brisket flautas ($11); watermelon and requeson salad ($10); Tecate battered soft shell crab tacos ($26) and chipotle barbequed half chicken ($24).
Rhumbar at The Mirage will kick off summer with “Memorial Mojito Madness,” a Memorial Day weekend celebration featuring entertainment, hookah and drink specials from Friday, May 24 through Monday, May 27. Mojito-lovers will be able to create their ideal concoctions from an assortment of rums and mixers in a variety of flavors, including classic, strawberry, watermelon, raspberry, blueberry, mango and pineapple. The refreshing libations will be available at the special price of $12 each. Throughout the weekend, a DJ will spin the latest tracks. From 2 to 6 p.m. daily, revelers may enjoy $18 domestic beer buckets, $8 house selection cigars and $5 rum punch cocktails, Coors Light bottles and vodka mixed drinks. Hookah pipes also will be available in an array of refreshing, summer-themed flavors including strawberry daiquiri, guava and coco jumbo, a blend of mint and coconut.
This Memorial Day, guests at Rick Moonen'srm seafood can enjoy Lead Bartender Nathan Greene's "Red Glare" cocktail; $13. The drink features a blend of Plymouth Gin, watermelon juice, lime, agave nectar, basil leaves, grapefruit bitters, topped with soda water.
On Friday, May 24, Chef Jet Tila will open Kuma Snow Cream in Las Vegas’ Chinatown District, bringing his unique interpretation of the classic Taiwanese dessert also known as “snow ice,” “shaved snow,” or “xue hua bing.” Tila’s approach to the frozen dessert is built around his signature snow cream recipe, which he creates by freezing assorted flavored milk bases into ice blocks which are then shaved into delicate ribbons that melt in one’s mouth. A cross between ice cream and the traditional shaved ice desserts, Kuma Snow Cream features soft layers of flavored ice accompanied by fruit, nuts, and other assorted toppings. Tila’s snow cream will be infused with Asian flavors and fruits such as green tea, taro, black sesame, and honeydew.