May is one of the best times of the year to visit Las Vegas. Winter is in the rear view mirror and the extreme Vegas temperatures is a couple of months ahead. Enjoy the dry, warm sunshine and clear blue skies bestowed on Las Vegas this time of year.
A few exciting things happen in an around the city in May. The month starts off with Cinco de Mayo and is a great time to celebrate Mexican culture and history with great food and cerveza. The Electric Daisy Carnival comes to town mid-May and the month ends with Memorial Day festivities.
World Series of Poker kicks off in May every year and attracts big fish from all over the world. This grand event also attracts quite a few celebrities, trying their luck for the fun of it.
Overall, nothing over the top happens in May in Las Vegas. Since summer is approaching, the days have become much longer and you'll have a total of 14 hours of daylight to enjoy per day. It's a great vacation month, beautiful weather to sightsee, relax by the pool and work on that tan or take a trip to Hoover Dam or Grand Canyon.
Enjoy Vegas in May because the coming months are going to be really HOT!
Below is a list of what's on in Vegas May 2020
Red Rock Canyon is 20 miles West of Las Vegas
Lake Mead, Hoover Dam and the Colorado River are both a short 20-minute drive from Vegas
Mt. Charleston is 20 minutes away
Death Valley and Zion National Park are both easy day-trips
Grand Canyon National Park is 150 miles to the Southeast
(Spanish for "fifth of May"), Cinco de Mayo marks Mexico's 1862 victory over French troops. A Las Vegas Mexican holiday, Cinco de Mayo celebrates Mexican culture and its history with great food, a variety of drink specials, and festivities.Date: May 5, 2021
Experience one of the world's greatest parties at the 2021 Electric Daisy Carnival. Featuring 3 days of incredible DJs and performers, art installations, carnival rides and a wild crowd of party people.Dates: May 21 - 23, 2021
Honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military, Memorial Day Weekend in Las Vegas is a time to show appreciation to our military, veterans and their family as most hotels, restaurants and bars offer discounts to our military personnel.Date: May 25, 2021
Come and enjoy the Las Vegas Days Parade. An annual cowboy-themed event celebrating Las Vegas' past as part of the Wild West. Expect floats, marching bands, cowboys and cowgirls on horseback, car clubs and much more. This free event for the whole family is held in downtown Las Vegas along the Fourth Street parade route from Gass Avenue to Ogden Ave. (Formerly known as the Helldorado Parade)When: TBA | Time: 10 a.m.
As a way of saying "Thank you" to those who serve in the U.S. armed forces, many Las Vegas hotels provide year-round discounts to active duty military, members of the National Guard & Reserve, retired military, prior service and spouse of eligible military personnel.When: Month of May 2021
Las Vegas May 2021 Concerts