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. It’s a great way to kick off the beginning of tourist season. Some hotels will even have their pools open with cabana packages and VIP bottle service. When it comes to sports, the month is all about March Madness with viewing parties and betting windows up and down the Strip.
Things to do in March
See a Concert in Las Vegas
As the weather heats up, so does the entertainment in Las Vegas. Catch Bruno Mars at the Park Theater on March 6-7. The same venue also hosts a 3-day residency by 311. The band is celebrating 30 years, with shows March 11-13. On the other side of the Strip, Zappos Theater hosts resuming residencies by Christina Aguilera on February 26-March 7 and Shania Twain March 13-28. The Encore Theater at Wynn welcomes Lionel Richie March 11-14 and a returning residency by British star Robbie Williams beginning March 24. For a bigger spectacle, the Zac Brown Band performs at the T-Mobile Arena on March 27. Check out more big-name concerts in March.
See a Comedian in Las Vegas
The Aces of Comedy series at The Mirage has Tom Segura March 6-7 and Bill Maher March 13-14. Jeff Dunham brings his puppets to the Colosseum at Caesars Palace on March 15. Saturday Night Live alum Tracy Morgan plays the Pearl Theater inside the Palms March 28.
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 17. 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, so expect Sin City to be overloaded with visitors. Reports say 98 percent of hotel rooms on the Strip were booked during the first weekend of March Madness last year, so use our hotel deals page to make a reservation early and save a few dollars.
Go Inside Film at CinemaCon
Film industry insiders are looking forward to CinemaCon at Caesars Palace. The exclusive trade event features keynote speakers, celebrity sightings and a sneak peek of upcoming releases. Register now! The event runs March 30-April 2.
Drink Up at the Boulder City Brewfest
If you’re heading outside Vegas to check out the Hoover Dam or Lake Mead, take a detour to Boulder City for a beer festival in Wilbur Square Park. The annual Boulder City Brewfest runs 1-7 p.m. on Saturday, March 28, with unlimited beer samples, food trucks and the beauty of the outdoors. Tickets begin at $45.
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Enjoy the Beauty of Water Lanterns in the Park
The Las Vegas Water Lantern Festival is March 14 at Sunset Park (east of the Strip). The price of admission includes materials to create your own lantern illuminated with an LED candle. At 8:30 p.m., everyone will launch their lanterns in the water, producing an image to remember for years to come. Doors open for the festival at 4 p.m. with music, activities and bites available from local food trucks.
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 and dayclubs. 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 2020
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. The Irish holiday falls on a Sunday this year, so expect a full wild and rowdy weekend.
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.