Memorial Day is a US holiday honoring American soldiers who died serving the country in wars and celebrating the freedoms they fought to protect. Memorial Day is observed annually in the United States on the last Monday in May.
Originally known as Decoration Day, from the early tradition of decorating graves with flowers, wreaths and flags. Today many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades.
In Las Vegas, Memorial Day is truly a day to honor our military, veterans and their family as most hotels, restaurants and bars offer discounts to our military personnel. Las Vegas Memorial Day Weekend activities starts early, with hotel bars, casinos and pool parties competing to host the biggest Memorial Day weekend parties.
With Memorial Day falling on Monday, May 30, Las Vegas Memorial Day parties start on Friday, May 28 and carry on through Monday.
Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday in May
Memorial Day honors the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military
Memorial Day originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971.
Memorial Day unofficially marks the beginning of the summer season.
Memorial Day 2021 falls on a Monday. Expect the parties to start on Friday and last through Memorial Day.
Memorial Day marks the beginning of summer time in the US but in Las Vegas, expect daily temperature to hit the 90 degree mark. Dress accordingly and drink lots of water.
Most bars and restaurants will have drink specials and dining specials
With that said, if Las Vegas is beckoning you this coming Memorial day weekend, here are a few things you might want to put on your to-do list. You'll also find lots of resources and some money saving tips on this site while planning your Memorial day weekend in Las Vegas.
Summer time is pool party time in Vegas. Expect most resorts to have some sort of pool party during this Memorial Day weekend in Las Vegas as the hottest DJs spin and the coldest drinks pour throughout the weekend. Here are some Party Hotspots this coming Las Vegas Memorial Day Weekend.
Soak in the long-awaited summertime vibes this Memorial Day weekend at the DAYLIGHT Beach Club at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. Enjoy an entertaining pool experience as you relax and revel in exceptional service, ambiance and scenery with tunes provided by resident DJs.
Fri May 28 - DJs E-Rock
Sat May 29 - DJ Drama
Sun May 30 - DJ Infamous and DJ E-Feezy
Mon May 31 - DJ Envy
DAYLIGHT Beach at Night
Enjoy late night swims and sounds at DAYLIGHT Beach at Night with performances by
Fri May 28 - Maria Romano
Sat May 29 - Romeo Reyes.
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.
Liquid Pool Lounge Memorial Day Weekend
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.
Drai’s Beachclub at The Cromwell
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.
Fri May 28 - Maria Romano
Sat May 29 - Baddies Only
Sun May 30 - Patrick Cornett
Mon May 31 - Blueprint Sound Takeover
Marquee Dayclub at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
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
Fri May 28 - DJs Mike Attack
Sat May 29 - Lema
Sun May 30 - DJs Mike Attack.
Drenched After Dark
Don't miss a swim soiree under the stars taking 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 at Circa Resort & Casino
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.
Temptation Sundays at Luxor Hotel
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 Memorial Day Weekend
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.
Fri May 28 - DJ Shift
Sat May 29 - Fergie (DJ)
Sun May 30 - Loud Luxury
Mon May 31 - Jeff Retro
Citrus Grand Pool Deck Memorial Day Weekend
The Citrus Grand Pool Deck, 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.
Sat May 29 - DJs Seany Mac and Sam I Am (May 29)
Sun May 30 - 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.
The Month of May is US Military Appreciation month and a lot of Las Vegas resorts are honoring and showing their appreciation to our service members - past and present by offering special deals and discounts during the month of May.
MGM Resorts Las Vegas Military Discounts
MGM Resorts "Military & Veterans Program" (MVP) is available to any active duty military, members of the National Guard & Reserve, retired military, prior service and spouse of eligible military personnel. MVP members receive special discounts on rooms, restaurants, shows and attractions. Check here for a list of discounts.
Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas Military Discounts
Caesars Entertainment in partnership with ID.me provide year-round 10% discounts on hotel reservations made online by qualified military personnel who verify their identity through ID.me. Check here for a list of discounts.