• 24-MAY-2021

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Las Vegas Salutes the Start of Summer Fun this Memorial Day

The iconic Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign

Three-Day Weekend Kicks off the Return of the Destination’s Best Seasonal Activities

LAS VEGAS – Memorial Day weekend has long been the unofficial start of summer, and this year the long weekend marks the beginning of what’s in store as Las Vegas continues its comeback. Whether it’s soaking up rays poolside, heading out for a night on the town, or enjoying show-stopping entertainment, Vegas is the place to be May 28-31.

Fun in the Sun

The Citrus Grand Pool Deck, perfectly situated on the Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino rooftop, features a sparkling infinity pool, restaurant and full bar, semi-private cabanas, a fire pit and backyard games. Citrus will welcome DJs Seany Mac and Sam I Am (May 29), Presto One and Mark Mac (May 30). Admission is free for hotel guests. Non-hotel guests can reserve a table or cabana to access the pool.

Get into an entertaining pool experience at DAYLIGHT Beach Club at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino where you can soak in the long-awaited summertime vibes. Relax and revel in exceptional service, ambiance and scenery with tunes provided by resident DJs E-Rock (May 28), DJ Drama (May 29), DJ Infamous and DJ E-Feezy (May 30) and DJ Envy (May 31). Then enjoy late night swims and sounds at DAYLIGHT Beach at Night with performances by Maria Romano (May 28) and Romeo Reyes (May 29). Reservations are recommended in advance to adhere to social distancing standards while keeping the number of guests limited.

Jump into the fun at Drai’s Beachclub on the multi-level rooftop oasis 11 stories above the Strip at The Cromwell Las Vegas, where you’ll find unmatched views, action on each level, party platters of delicious finger foods and refreshing cocktails. Rock the weekend with killer beats from Maria Romano (May 28), Baddies Only (May 29), Patrick Cornett (May 30) and a daylong celebration of music with Blueprint Sound Takeover May 31. Reservations are recommended in advance to adhere to social distancing standards while keeping the number of guests limited.

#JointheFlock this long weekend and enjoy poolside fun at GO Pool Dayclub at Flamingo Las Vegas. The summer hotspot offers a unique tropical oasis with cascading waterfalls, lagoons, prime views of the High Roller Observation Wheel, drink specials and more. Cabana or daybed reservations are encouraged for guaranteed entry.

Make a splash at LIQUID Pool Lounge located at ARIA Resort & Casino. Typically only open Friday through Sunday, the intimate adult-only hideaway celebrates the long weekend by adding LIQUID Monday to the mix. Enjoy the luxurious atmosphere in one of eight cabanas or day beds, along with dipping pools, refreshing cocktails and delicious food offerings. Reservations for cabanas and daybeds are required.

Surrounded by the energy of the Las Vegas Strip, Marquee Dayclub at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is the perfect daytime escape during the weekend. Pool fanatics can enjoy Marquee's signature food menu, specialty cocktails, and bottle service offerings while taking in the sounds of DJs Mike Attack (May 28 and 30), Lema (May 29) and more. Drenched After Dark, a swim soiree under the stars takes place May 30 starting at 10 p.m., complete with bottle service and late-night bites, headlined by DJ Eric DLux. Reservations for cabanas and daybeds are required.

Stadium Swim will take Memorial Day weekend up a notch at Circa Resort & Casino. With six pools, 377 lounge chairs, 30 cabanas and 38 daybeds, the new pool amphitheater promises to serve up the “best pool party in history.” Come for the atmosphere and stay for great music and a roster of specialty drinks, bottle service and poolside snacks. Reservations are strongly encouraged for lounge chairs, daybeds and cabanas.

Join the hottest pool ticket in town as Temptation Sundays returns to Luxor Hotel and Casino bolder and better than ever for its 11th sizzling season. Las Vegas’ longest-running LGBTQ+ pool party will be held at Luxor’s North Pool every Sunday through September. Temptation Sundays is open to both hotel and non-hotel guests and reservations are required.

WET REPUBLIC at MGM Grand keeps the action rolling all long weekend with music, cocktails and poolside snacks. Guests 21+ can also reserve daybeds, banquets, bungalows, and cabanas in the alluring atmosphere. Revelers can enjoy hot sounds from Loud Luxury on May 30. Occupancy restrictions are in place and reservations are required for cabanas and daybeds.

In the Club

Step inside the popular Drai’s Nightclub at The Cromwell Las Vegas and enjoy multiple rooms where DJ Franzen will play chart-topping songs, including top 40, EDM and hip hop Friday through Sunday. Stay late when the club transforms into Drai’s Lounge with hookah Thursday through Sunday. Reservations are required for entry to Drai’s Lounge.

Hakkasan Nightclub and the famous Hakkasan Grid are back and ready to be experienced. The club inside MGM Grand recently opened the main room to guests, turning the excitement up a notch. Usually open Friday and Saturday, the venue will welcome revelers Thursday through Sunday.

Friday and Saturday night will be hotter as Marquee Nightclub at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas welcomes club goers to party the night away to the sounds of DJ Crespo (May 28) and DJ Lema (May 29).

OMNIA Las Vegas at Caesars Palace embraces the sultry side of the long weekend with two intimate spaces – OMNIA Terrace and Heart of OMNIA. Take in stunning views of the Strip from the outdoor Terrace and enjoy exclusive bottle service and music from the state-of-the-art sound system.

Throughout the long weekend, TAO Nightclub at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas invites partiers to take in the music of DJs Javier (May 27), Romeo Reyes (May 28), Mike Attack (May 29) and Mustard (May 30) from a VIP table on the dance floor, enjoy bottle service in one of eight private skyboxes overlooking the main room or step out to the 40-foot terrace for views of the Las Vegas Strip.

Energetic Entertainment

Las Vegas is known as the entertainment capital of the world for a reason. Entertainment and shows are back – ranging from comedy to magic to adult revues – and there are a slew of stage and production shows to see this weekend, including ABSINTHE by Spiegelworld at Caesars Palace, Carrot Top and Fantasy at Luxor Hotel & Casino, David Copperfield at MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Gordie Brown at Golden Nugget Las Vegas, MJ Live! at The STRAT Hotel, Casino and Skypod, Terry Fator’s new show at New York-New York Hotel & Casino and many more. Visitors can also experience all of AREA15 on May 29 during the Neon Dream event, complete with pulsating lights and soundscapes, mind-bending activations, glowing robots, live entertainment and enticing food and drink.

Getting Around

Just in time for the long weekend the Las Vegas Monorail will resume operations at 7 a.m. on Thursday, May 27. The 3.9-mile elevated system along the Las Vegas Strip allows passengers to travel the length of the resort corridor in less than 15 minutes with stops at seven stations, including:

  • MGM Grand
  • Bally’s / Paris Las Vegas
  • Flamingo / Caesars Palace
  • Harrah’s / The LINQ
  • Las Vegas Convention Center
  • Westgate / Las Vegas Convention Center
  • SAHARA Las Vegas

Face masks are required to be worn throughout the Monorail system and riders are encouraged to maintain social distancing when possible. Hand sanitizer will be available at every station.

While Clark County will return to pre-pandemic guidelines on June 1, Clark County will continue to follow CDC guidance, which still requires masks in some places and situations, including any business or venue that requires it and all public transportation and transportation hubs. Please check mask and occupancy guidelines before you visit an establishment and stay home if you are feeling unwell.

For more information about Las Vegas, visit www.VisitLasVegas.com.


The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide and with operating the 4.6 million square-foot Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC). With nearly 150,000 hotel rooms and 14 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space in Las Vegas alone, the LVCVA's mission centers on attracting leisure and business visitors to the area. The LVCVA also owns the Las Vegas Convention Center Loop, an underground tunnel designed by The Boring Company and also owns the Las Vegas Monorail, an elevated 3.9-mile system with seven stops throughout the resort corridor. Both transportation systems will operate when conventions reconvene. For more information, go to www.lvcva.com, www.visitlasvegas.com or www.vegasmeansbusiness.com.