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Las Vegas May 2025

May marks the beginning of summer in Las Vegas

Average temperature low and high: 60°- 81°
Las Vegas heats up in May with warm weather, plenty of hotel deals and a three-day Memorial Day holiday weekend. The biggest event of the month is the weekend-long Electric Daisy Carnival at the Motor Speedway. To find concerts and club events for other cities in May, visit our sister site, Experism.com

Things to do in May in Las Vegas

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Dance All Night at EDC

May is s huge month for music in Las Vegas, and Electric Daisy Carnival is back again, reclaiming its usual spot as a major spring event on May 17-19. The country's biggest electronic dance music festival welcomes about 140,000 people each night over a three-day weekend at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

The Electric Daisy Carnival operates from dusk to dawn. There are eight stages, with DJs performing throughout the evening. The KineticFIELD serves as the main stage, taking up about half of the Speedway and hosting the biggest EDM stars. Roam the festival grounds, and you'll see carnival rides, parades, and a neon-colored spectacle that will make you feel like you're on a different planet.

Enjoy More Music at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds

The Lovers and Friends Festival returns to the Las Vegas Festival Grounds, promising to be bigger and better than ever on May 4. The event has a deep lineup of rap, soul and R&B acts with a retro flavor. Headliners include Janet Jackson, Usher, Alicia Keys,  Gwen Stefani, Nelly, Lil Wayne and more. The festival is sold out, but you may still have luck here.

Go Bowling with Punk Rockers

Punk Rock Bowling returns to Las Vegas May 24-27. The festival includes concerts at the Downtown Las Vegas Event Center (featuring headliners Descendents, Devo and Madness) as well as club shows and pool parties throughout Downtown. Sign up for competitive bowling sessions at Sam's Club and Gold Coast casinos.

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See a Concert Residency in Las Vegas

It's a month of HUGE shows. Dead & Company become just the third band to play the Sphere with dates throughout May. The Rolling Stones return to Allegiant Stadium May 11 and Justin Timberlakeheadlines T-Mobile Arena the same weekend, May 10-11 . Shania Twain kicks off  her new residency at Planet Hollywood May 10. Garth Brooks and Adele continue residencies of their own at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace. Pearl Jam hits the stage at the MGM Grand Garden Arena May 16-18, ZZ Top is at the Palms May 4 and Duran Duran play rare intimate performances at the Wynn's Encore Theater May 3-4. See more big concerts in May.

See Sports in Las Vegas

The Las Vegas Aces, the defending WNBA champions, kick off a new season on May 11 with tickets still available. Boxing fans will be placing wagers on the showdown between Canelo Alvarez and Jaime Munguia at the T-Mobile Arena May 4, while the Las Vegas Motor Speedway hosts the Bullring Championship Series the same day.

Take a Dive into a Pool Party in Las Vegas

Pool parties are back in Las Vegas. The best way to enjoy DJs, drinks, and other fun by the water is with a cabana or daybed, which typically requires a minimum spend on food and beverages. Don't be surprised to see some attractive discounts offered. Request a cabana or daybed through Lavish Vegas to learn about comps and special deals.

See a Comedy Show in Las Vegas

Matt Rife performs at the Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan May 2-4. The Venetian Theater welcomes Mike Epps May 3-4 and the combo of David Spade and Nikki Glaser May 17-18.

Laugh at other comedy clubs and shows in Las Vegas.

Celebrate the May Holidays in Las Vegas

Memorial Day traditionally marks the start of summer and is one of the year's biggest weekends in Las Vegas. Enjoy fun in the sun and everything else Las Vegas has to offer throughout Memorial Day Weekend, which runs May 24-27. Remain up to date with club schedules & ticket prices.

If the Strip is too crowded, you may prefer the beaches, boating, and jet skis of Lake Mead and Lake Las Vegas, each just minutes outside the metropolitan area. Lake Havasu in Arizona and Lake Powell, which borders Arizona and Utah, is worth a road trip.

Enjoy deals and discounts on Mexican food and Margaritas at top bars and restaurants for Cinco de Mayo (May 5). 

More Things to Do in Las Vegas

May Vegas Headliners & Concerts

Barry Manilow May 8 Thu · 7:00 pm Barry Manilow
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International Westgate Theater At Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino
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Barry Manilow May 9 Fri · 8:00 pm Barry Manilow
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International Westgate Theater At Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino
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Barry Manilow May 10 Sat · 7:00 pm Barry Manilow
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International Westgate Theater At Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino
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Barry Manilow May 15 Thu · 7:00 pm Barry Manilow
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International Westgate Theater At Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino
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Electric Daisy Carnival - EDC Las Vegas - 3 Day Pass May 16 Fri · 3:30 am Electric Daisy Carnival - EDC Las Vegas - 3 Day Pass Las Vegas Motor Speedway
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Electric Daisy Carnival - EDC Las Vegas - Friday May 16 Fri · 5:00 pm Electric Daisy Carnival - EDC Las Vegas - Friday Las Vegas Motor Speedway
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Barry Manilow May 16 Fri · 8:00 pm Barry Manilow
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International Westgate Theater At Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino
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Electric Daisy Carnival - EDC Las Vegas - Saturday May 17 Sat · 5:00 pm Electric Daisy Carnival - EDC Las Vegas - Saturday Las Vegas Motor Speedway
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Barry Manilow May 17 Sat · 7:00 pm Barry Manilow
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International Westgate Theater At Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino
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Electric Daisy Carnival - EDC Las Vegas - Sunday May 18 Sun · 5:00 pm Electric Daisy Carnival - EDC Las Vegas - Sunday Las Vegas Motor Speedway
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Hamilton May 20 Tue · 7:30 pm Hamilton Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center
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Hamilton May 21 Wed · 7:30 pm Hamilton Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center
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Hamilton May 22 Thu · 7:30 pm Hamilton Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center
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Hamilton May 23 Fri · 7:30 pm Hamilton Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center
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Hamilton May 24 Sat · 2:00 pm Hamilton Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center
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Hamilton May 24 Sat · 8:00 pm Hamilton Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center
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Hamilton May 25 Sun · 2:00 pm Hamilton Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center
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Hamilton May 25 Sun · 8:00 pm Hamilton Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center
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Hamilton May 27 Tue · 7:30 pm Hamilton Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center
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Hamilton May 28 Wed · 7:30 pm Hamilton Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center
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Hamilton May 29 Thu · 7:30 pm Hamilton Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center
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Hamilton May 30 Fri · 7:30 pm Hamilton Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center
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Hamilton May 31 Sat · 2:00 pm Hamilton Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center
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Hamilton May 31 Sat · 8:00 pm Hamilton Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center
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