March Madness, NASCAR and St. Patrick's Day celebrations are all great excuses for visiting Las Vegas in March
The weather is warming up in Las Vegas with sunny skies and balmy temperatures hovering between the 50s and 70s. Expect the city to break out of the winter doldrums with the beginning of pool season, March Madness, and NASCAR Weekend.
Things to do in March
Win Big During March Madness in Las Vegas
Ready to place a bet? Thousands flock to Las Vegas for the NCAA college basketball tournament, with games beginning on March 16. Some of the best bars and strip clubs for watching March Madness will have food and drink specials, on-site wagering, viewing parties, and other big events. Sportsbooks will enjoy one of their busiest periods of the year. Hotel rooms traditionally approach peak capacity during the first weekend of March Madness, so use our hotel deals page to make a reservation early and save a few dollars.
Enjoy the Thrill of NASCAR in Las Vegas
The top race car drivers in the country come to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway March 5-7 for Spring NASCAR Weekend. The action starts Friday with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Events continue Saturday with the Las Vegas 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race and conclude Sunday with the highly anticipated Pennzoil 400.
See a Concert in Las Vegas
Check out big-name concerts in March.
Recommended March Attractions
Vegas offers plenty for those who aren’t necessarily fans of basketball.
Drink FREE at some of the best clubs in Vegas: Every week, we post which nightclubs you can get free drinks and free expedited entry. Events are added with little notice. Check our nightclubs page before and during your visit—login with your Facebook account to review the special offers.
Pool Parties: With the weather warming, spring breakers head to Vegas for sun and relaxation at the pools. Like last year, any dayclubs will likely require cabana, daybed, or table reservations. Check the Pool Party Calendar.
Local Culture: For a taste of the local counterculture, check out First Friday on March 1, when local artists and musicians get together in the Downtown Arts District for booze, food, conversation, and music.
St. Patrick’s Day 2021
Las Vegas loves a good party, and St. Patrick’s Day is a good excuse for a pub crawl up and down the Strip or throughout Downtown. However, due to the ongoing pandemic and the fact that the Irish holiday falls on a Wednesday this year, don’t be surprised to see a celebration that’s a little less rowdy than usual.
Best Irish Bar for St. Patrick’s Day Fun
For those looking for a memorable Vegas experience, we recommend heading to O’Sheas at The LINQ. Between live music, gaming tables, cornhole, and beer pong, you’ll never get bored.
Best Bar to See an Irish Band
Nine Fine Irishmen at the New York New York is the Strip’s most accessible, most lively Irish pub. Even on non-Irish holidays, the place features live music, dancing, and a nice lineup of authentic Irish grub.
Best Place for a Perfect Pint of Guinness
Ri Ra Irish Pub provides a unique and authentic Irish experience inside the Shoppes at Mandalay Place. The bartenders have mastered the “perfect pour” of Guinness stout, which you can master yourself next door at one of the few officially-licensed Guinness retail shops in the world.