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. Memorial Day activities starts early in Vegas with hotel bars, casinos and pool parties competing to host the biggest Memorial Day weekend parties.
With Memorial Day falling on Monday, May 27, Las Vegas Memorial Day parties start on Friday, May 24 and carry on through Monday.
Las Vegas Memorial Day Facts
Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of 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.
Things you should know about Memorial Day in Las Vegas
Memorial Day 2019 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.
Las Vegas Memorial Day Weekend Pool Parties
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.
Influence, The POOL at The LINQ, is kicking things up all weekend with their first Mountain Dew sponsored event on May 26 along with SKam Artist DJ Tori Brixx. DJ Lemay bring the beats the day after.
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.
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