August offers a great opportunity for late-summer deals in Las Vegas

Average temperature low and high: 73° - 104°

As summer winds down in Las Vegas, August is still a great time to be on the Strip. Things are starting to return to normal after the coronavirus pandemic and you should be able to score some great hotel deals and discounts. As always, turn to Lavish Vegas for the best hotel rates.

Things to do in August in Las Vegas

Go for a swim in Las Vegas

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Nightclubs are still out of the question, but Vegas is starting to welcome dayclubs and pool parties back into the picture. Wet Republic, Liquid, Encore Beach Club and Marquee are back open, operating as poolside lounges. However, all are limiting capacity and holding off on big name DJs. Reservations for cabanas, tables or daybeds are required. You’ll still enjoy bottle service and hear plenty of dance music pumped in over the sound system. Masks are required when not in the water. Wear plenty of sunscreen too. The Vegas heat is brutal in August. Stay up to date with the latest information on resort pools in Las Vegas.

Feast on a buffet in Las Vegas

Two Las Vegas buffets are back open after the spring shutdown. Wicked Spoon at the Cosmopolitan has a new Bottomless Brunch with options to add on a mimosa or Bloody Mary package. Guests wear masks when approaching the food stations, but are handed individual portions from attendants instead of serving themselves. The Buffet at Wynn is operating a little differently. Guests remain at the table throughout the meal while servers bring any dish requested. The iconic Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace is wrapping up a major renovation and is expected to reopen with a modified format by the end of the month.

Bet on the Golden Knights in Las Vegas

The Vegas Golden Knights are taking part in the NHL playoffs. Unfortunately, no games are actually being played at the T-Mobile Arena. Instead, the team is limited to Edmonton, deemed a hub city for the Western Conference with no fans allowed in the building. However, you can still place a bet at one of the many casino sportsbooks in Vegas.

Attend Def Con 28… online

Def Con has long been a tradition in Las Vegas and this year, the trade show for computer hackers (and those trying to counteract them) was scheduled to run August 6-9 at the brand new Caesars Forum. However, due to concerns over large crowds and the COVID-19 pandemic, Def Con will go virtual this year. Experience an online version of the convention, appropriately dubbed “Safe Mode.” Hopefully, the event will return to Vegas in physical form in 2021. 

Fremont Street Experience: Step away from the pool or AC for a few hours with an evening adventure in the not-so-old Downtown. The Fremont Street Experience has a Viva Vision light show, free concerts and the Slotzilla zip line.

Fire off Some Firearms: Las Vegas is known for its gun ranges and if the August heat has you frustrated, blow off some steam during target practice. Battlefield Vegas has indoor and outdoor experiences, ranging from entry-level gun classes for beginners to crushing a car with a tank. The choice is yours.

Police Chase Las Vegas: One of the coolest new attractions in town is Police Chase Las Vegas. Speed around the track at the Motor Speedway while playing the role of police officer or suspect on the run. Flashing lights, loud sirens and PIT maneuvers included.

Free Drinks in Las Vegas: Las Vegas is not the cheapest place to grab a drink. Fortunately, we list semi-secret promotions and weekly open bars. These events are often added with little notice. Review the special offers on our nightclub page when you log in with Facebook.

More Things to Do in Las Vegas

Limo, cover and two drinks for $35-$40 each at Las Vegas Strip Clubs

August Vegas Headliners & Concerts

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RuPaul's Drag Race Aug 5 Thu · 9:30 pm RuPaul's Drag Race Flamingo Showroom at Flamingo Las Vegas
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Carol Burnett Aug 6 Fri · 7:30 pm Carol Burnett Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center
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RuPaul's Drag Race Aug 6 Fri · 9:30 pm RuPaul's Drag Race Flamingo Showroom at Flamingo Las Vegas
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RuPaul's Drag Race Aug 7 Sat · 9:30 pm RuPaul's Drag Race Flamingo Showroom at Flamingo Las Vegas
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RuPaul's Drag Race Aug 8 Sun · 9:30 pm RuPaul's Drag Race Flamingo Showroom at Flamingo Las Vegas
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RuPaul's Drag Race Aug 11 Wed · 9:30 pm RuPaul's Drag Race Flamingo Showroom at Flamingo Las Vegas
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RuPaul's Drag Race Aug 12 Thu · 9:30 pm RuPaul's Drag Race Flamingo Showroom at Flamingo Las Vegas
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The Symphonic Rockshow: Brody Dolyniuk Aug 13 Fri · 7:30 pm The Symphonic Rockshow: Brody Dolyniuk Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center
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RuPaul's Drag Race Aug 13 Fri · 9:30 pm RuPaul's Drag Race Flamingo Showroom at Flamingo Las Vegas
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Iration & Tribal Seeds Aug 14 Sat · 9:00 pm Iration & Tribal Seeds Mandalay Bay - Beach
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RuPaul's Drag Race Aug 14 Sat · 9:30 pm RuPaul's Drag Race Flamingo Showroom at Flamingo Las Vegas
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RuPaul's Drag Race Aug 15 Sun · 9:30 pm RuPaul's Drag Race Flamingo Showroom at Flamingo Las Vegas
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RuPaul's Drag Race Aug 18 Wed · 9:30 pm RuPaul's Drag Race Flamingo Showroom at Flamingo Las Vegas
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Psycho Swim Aug 19 Thu · 12:00 am Psycho Swim Mandalay Bay - Beach
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RuPaul's Drag Race Aug 19 Thu · 9:30 pm RuPaul's Drag Race Flamingo Showroom at Flamingo Las Vegas
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Psycho Las Vegas -  3 Day Pass Aug 20 Fri · 12:00 am Psycho Las Vegas - 3 Day Pass Mandalay Bay - Events Center
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Psycho Las Vegas -  Friday Aug 20 Fri · 12:00 pm Psycho Las Vegas - Friday Mandalay Bay - Events Center
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RuPaul's Drag Race Aug 20 Fri · 9:30 pm RuPaul's Drag Race Flamingo Showroom at Flamingo Las Vegas
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Psycho Las Vegas -  Saturday Aug 21 Sat · 12:00 pm Psycho Las Vegas - Saturday Mandalay Bay - Events Center
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RuPaul's Drag Race Aug 21 Sat · 9:30 pm RuPaul's Drag Race Flamingo Showroom at Flamingo Las Vegas
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Psycho Las Vegas -  Sunday Aug 22 Sun · 12:00 pm Psycho Las Vegas - Sunday Mandalay Bay - Events Center
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RuPaul's Drag Race Aug 22 Sun · 9:30 pm RuPaul's Drag Race Flamingo Showroom at Flamingo Las Vegas
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Australian Pink Floyd Show Aug 24 Tue · 7:30 pm Australian Pink Floyd Show Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center
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National Geographic Live: Stranger In A Strange Land Aug 25 Wed · 7:30 pm National Geographic Live: Stranger In A Strange Land Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center
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RuPaul's Drag Race Aug 25 Wed · 9:30 pm RuPaul's Drag Race Flamingo Showroom at Flamingo Las Vegas
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RuPaul's Drag Race Aug 26 Thu · 9:30 pm RuPaul's Drag Race Flamingo Showroom at Flamingo Las Vegas
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Merrill Osmond Aug 27 Fri · 8:00 pm Merrill Osmond International Westgate Theater At Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino
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RuPaul's Drag Race Aug 27 Fri · 9:30 pm RuPaul's Drag Race Flamingo Showroom at Flamingo Las Vegas
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Sech Aug 28 Sat · 8:00 pm Sech The Chelsea - The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
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Merrill Osmond Aug 28 Sat · 8:00 pm Merrill Osmond International Westgate Theater At Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino
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Morrissey Aug 28 Sat · 8:30 pm Morrissey The Colosseum At Caesars Palace
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RuPaul's Drag Race Aug 28 Sat · 9:30 pm RuPaul's Drag Race Flamingo Showroom at Flamingo Las Vegas
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Morrissey Aug 29 Sun · 8:30 pm Morrissey The Colosseum At Caesars Palace
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RuPaul's Drag Race Aug 29 Sun · 9:30 pm RuPaul's Drag Race Flamingo Showroom at Flamingo Las Vegas
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Donny Osmond Aug 31 Tue · 8:00 pm Donny Osmond Harrah's Showroom At Harrah's Las Vegas
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