May shows promise for Las Vegas during the COVID-19 pandemic

Average temperature low and high: 60°- 81°

Hopefully, vaccines will be taking effect and Las Vegas will start to see a return to normalcy in May, which has 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.

Things to do in May in Las Vegas

Dance All Night at EDC

Las Vegas is ready for the return of the Electric Daisy Carnival May 21-23. The biggest electronic dance music festival in the country welcomes about 140,000 people each night over a three-day weekend at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The event was postponed until fall and then cancelled altogether in 2020. So consider the 2021 dates tentative. 

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 totally different planet.

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See a Concert in Las Vegas

At this point, we don’t know which shows (if any) will go on as planned in May. After dates were postponed last year, Sting is now scheduled to kick off his “My Songs” residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace on May 7. The Scorpions are also set to play Vegas for a mini-residency, taking the stage May 8 at Planet Hollywood’s Zappos Theater with opening act Queensryche.

For the latest information, stay up to date with our list of Las Vegas headliners in May.

Celebrate May Holidays in Las Vegas

Memorial Day traditionally marks the start of summer and is one of the biggest weekends of the year in Las Vegas. However, Memorial Day Weekend, which runs May 29-31, will likely be relatively quiet compared to the pre-pandemic era. Remain up to date with club schedules & ticket prices.

If there’s little action on the Strip, 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, are both worth a road trip as well.

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

Take a Dive into a Pool Party in Las Vegas

Much like last year, pool parties are expected to operate as lounges. The best way to enjoy DJs, drinks and other fun by the water is with a cabana or daybed, which typically requires at minimum spend on food and drinks. 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.

More fun things to do in May…

Enjoy the best bottle service and VIP package deals at top nightclubs: Hopefully, nightlclubs will return to dominate the nightlife scene in May. Partiers looking to skip the lines should reserve a VIP table, but booking with a club directly is never the best option. Lavish Vegas works with clubs to fill their premium seats at a lower price and is always the best plan for those who desire elite service without wasting money. 

If your group isn’t set on a specific DJ and just wants a great bottle deal, Lavish Vegas can point you in the direction of a stylish lounge or a less hectic nightclub. You won’t wait in line, and we may even comp you a bottle. To get VIP table service and book a great bottle deal complete this form.

More Things to Do in Las Vegas

May Vegas Headliners & Concerts

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Orville Peck May 1 Sat · 7:30 pm Orville Peck Brooklyn Bowl - Las Vegas
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Vegas Golden Knights vs. St. Louis Blues May 7 Fri · 7:00 pm Vegas Golden Knights vs. St. Louis Blues T-Mobile Arena
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Sting May 7 Fri · 8:00 pm Sting
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The Colosseum At Caesars Palace
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Vegas Golden Knights vs. St. Louis Blues May 8 Sat · 7:00 pm Vegas Golden Knights vs. St. Louis Blues T-Mobile Arena
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Sting May 8 Sat · 8:00 pm Sting
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The Colosseum At Caesars Palace
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Scorpions May 8 Sat · 8:00 pm Scorpions Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood
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Sting May 12 Wed · 8:00 pm Sting
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The Colosseum At Caesars Palace
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Scorpions May 12 Wed · 8:00 pm Scorpions Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood
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Sting May 14 Fri · 8:00 pm Sting
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The Colosseum At Caesars Palace
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Sting May 15 Sat · 8:00 pm Sting
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The Colosseum At Caesars Palace
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Scorpions May 15 Sat · 8:00 pm Scorpions Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood
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Scorpions May 18 Tue · 8:00 pm Scorpions Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood
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Sting May 19 Wed · 8:00 pm Sting
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The Colosseum At Caesars Palace
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EDC Las Vegas - 4 Day Camping Pass May 20 Thu · 12:00 am EDC Las Vegas - 4 Day Camping Pass Las Vegas Motor Speedway
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Scorpions May 20 Thu · 8:00 pm Scorpions Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood
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EDC Las Vegas - 3 Day Pass May 21 Fri · 12:00 am EDC Las Vegas - 3 Day Pass Las Vegas Motor Speedway
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Electric Daisy Carnival - 3 Day Pass May 21 Fri · 12:00 am Electric Daisy Carnival - 3 Day Pass Las Vegas Motor Speedway
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EDC Las Vegas - Friday May 21 Fri · 5:00 pm EDC Las Vegas - Friday Las Vegas Motor Speedway
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Chicano Batman & Le Butcherettes May 21 Fri · 7:30 pm Chicano Batman & Le Butcherettes Brooklyn Bowl - Las Vegas
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Sting May 21 Fri · 8:00 pm Sting
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The Colosseum At Caesars Palace
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EDC Las Vegas - Saturday May 22 Sat · 5:00 pm EDC Las Vegas - Saturday Las Vegas Motor Speedway
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Sting May 22 Sat · 8:00 pm Sting
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The Colosseum At Caesars Palace
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Scorpions May 22 Sat · 8:00 pm Scorpions Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood
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EDC Las Vegas - Sunday May 23 Sun · 5:00 pm EDC Las Vegas - Sunday Las Vegas Motor Speedway
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Scorpions May 26 Wed · 8:00 pm Scorpions Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood
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Kansas - The Band May 28 Fri · 7:30 pm Kansas - The Band Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center
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Scorpions May 28 Fri · 8:00 pm Scorpions Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood
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All Elite Wrestling: Double or Nothing May 29 Sat · 4:00 pm All Elite Wrestling: Double or Nothing MGM Grand Garden Arena
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Scorpions May 30 Sun · 8:00 pm Scorpions Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood
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The Millennium Tour: Omarion, Bow Wow, Pretty Ricky, Ying Yang Twins, Soulja Boy & Ashanti May 30 Sun · 8:00 pm The Millennium Tour: Omarion, Bow Wow, Pretty Ricky, Ying Yang Twins, Soulja Boy & Ashanti MGM Grand Garden Arena
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