Las Vegas May 2024

Las Vegas May 2024 Events

Las Vegas May 2024 Events

May is a month when the spring season picks up in Las Vegas. Feel the beat of the DJ at a rooftop pool party and enjoy a wide range of activities, from shows and shopping to gambling and dining. Catch a game of baseball with the Las Vegas Aviators in Downtown Summerlin or laugh along to the likes of Bill Burr and Jim Gaffigan at theaters on the Strip.

May Event Calendar

The B-52s

Join the B-52s for "Love Shack: A Las Vegas Residency" at the Venetian Theatre. The 10-date run launches with performances May 5-6, 10, 12-13, followed by additional dates in August and September. Formed in 1976, the group is known for energetic live shows with an eclectic blend of rock, pop and new wave music. Catch hits like "Roam" and "Rock Lobster" while you can. The residency is part of an ongoing farewell tour that got underway in 2022. Tickets are on sale now.

Lovers & Friends

Lovers & Friends

The Lovers & Friends festival returns to the Las Vegas Festival Grounds May 6. Enjoy headlining performances from artists like Mariah Carey, Missy Elliot, Usher, Christina Aguilera and many more. In addition to great music, there will be opportunities to indulge in delicious food and drink in shaded areas. Lockers will be available to rent for your convenience. Tickets are now available.

Sick New World Festival

The debuting Sick New World Festival comes to the Las Vegas Festival Grounds May 13 with longtime favorites in rock, alternative and nu-metal on multiple stages. The lineup includes System of a Down, Evanescence, Korn, Incubus, Papa Roach and dozens more. Tickets range from general admission to VIP. Lockers are available to rent.

Electric Daisy Carnival

The Electric Daisy Carnival returns to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway May 19-22 with more than 140,000 EDM fans in attendance each night. The largest dance party of the year boasts elaborate stage designs, interactive lights and colorful art installations. This year’s lineup includes Tiesto, David Guetta, Marshmello and other top DJs. Enjoy food, drink, carnival rides and more throughout the grounds. Various packages and passes are on sale now.

Punk Rock Bowling

Punk Rock Bowling returns to Downtown Las Vegas May 27-29. The annual three-day music festival combines bowling, music and art while bringing together some of the best punk, hardcore and indie bands from around the world. This year's top acts include Rancid, Bad Religion, Dropkick Murphys, The Interrupters, Suicidal Tendencies and The Damned, who perform at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center. Admission is free for children under 8. An adult must accompany individuals under the age of 18. Three-day passes are on sale now.

Las Vegas Aces

Get ready for an epic night of action as the Las Vegas Aces take on the Los Angeles Sparks at the Michelob Ultra Arena May 27. Home games feature high-energy performances from the Aces Dance Team and interactive games for fans of all ages. Purchase tickets and cheer on the defending WNBA champions. 

World Series of Poker

The 54th Annual World Series of Poker draws thousands of competitors from around the world, May 30 to July 15 at the Horseshoe and Paris casinos. This year’s edition features 86 different events, offering players a variety of poker tournaments to choose from. The Main Event is scheduled to take place July 14-15 with a massive $10,000,000 prize pool. The series will be broadcast worldwide.

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Las Vegas Events in May


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Things to do in Las Vegas

Things to Do in Las Vegas in May

Feel the Old-School Excitement of Downtown Las Vegas

Feel the Old-School Excitement of Downtown Las Vegas
The Strip dominates most of the attention, but no Vegas vacation is complete without a visit to Downtown. Officially the City of Las Vegas or unofficially, "Old Vegas," Downtown is best known for the Fremont Street Experience, a five-block pedestrian mall, covered by the Viva Vision canopy, featuring the largest high-def video screen in the world. Wander in and out of casinos old (Binions, the Golden Gate, California and Four Queens) and new (Circa, The D and the Downtown Grand), while drinking and playing the slots. The Fremont East district is a hot spot for restaurants and bars, so make sure to grab a bite at Le Thai, Carson Kitchen or Zai. VegeNation has a 100% plant-based menu, just steps away from the iconic Downtown Container Park. A growing buzz surrounds the 18b Downtown Arts District, a hub for art galleries, thrift shops, breweries and hip restaurants like Esther's Kitchen and SoulBelly BBQ. Wander through the streets and snap a few selfies in front of street murals with the The Strat tower in the background.

Dive into a Las Vegas Pool Party

Dive into a Las Vegas Pool Party
The Las Vegas Strip parties after dark at nightclubs - and also when the sun is out at dayclubs. Most big hotels on the Strip have a signature pool party, where drinks, food and music come together by the water. Book a daybed or cabana and the experience is even better. Some of the top dayclubs in Las Vegas include Wet Republic at the MGM Grand, Tao Beach at the Venetian, Drai's at the Cromwell, Encore Beach Club at the Wynn and Marquee at the Cosmopolitan. These events aren't for the light at heart. The atmosphere is rowdy with the top DJs in the business enlisted to keep the crowd on their feet, whether or not they plan to splash around in the pool. It's important to plan ahead. Stay hydrated and get plenty of shade. The overbearing Nevada sun shines brightly over Las Vegas, but brings the heat for a pool party experience to make your Sin City vacation one to remember.