May marks the beginning of summer in Las Vegas
Vegas shows in May
Things to do in May in Las Vegas
Electric Daisy Carnival
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 19-21. 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 Even More Music at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds
After being cancelled last year, the Lovers and Friends Festival returns to the Las Vegas Festival Grounds, promising to be bigger and better than ever on May 6. The event has a deep lineup of rap, soul and R&B acts with a retro flavor. Headliners include Missy Elliott, Usher, Mariah Carey, Christina Aguilera, 50 Cent, Nelly, Pitbull and more. The festival is sold out, but you may still have luck on here.
A week later, on May 13, a new all-day rock and metal festival known as Sick New World comes to the Las Vegas Festival Grounds. Headliners include System of a Down, Korn, Deftones, and Incubus. Tickets are sold out, but there's an official waitlist.
Take a Dive into a Pool Party in Las Vegas
Pool parties are back in Las Vegas, operating at full capacity. 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 Concert Residency in Las Vegas
Garth Brooks returns to Vegas with a new "Plus/One" residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace. Shows begin May 18 and will change in structure and setlist from night to night. Prior to that, the Colosseum welcomes long-running resident headliner Rod Stewart May 3-15. The Chicks (formerly known as the Dixie Chicks) kick off a six-night run at Planet Hollywood's Zappos Theater on May 3. The B-52's launch a residency on May 5 at the Venetian Theatre with five shows this month.
See more big concerts in May.
See a Comedy Show in Las Vegas
Don't miss the Aces of Comedy series at The Mirage, which always has a star-studded lineup. Otherwise, Jim Gaffigan brings his Fun Tour to the Wynn's Encore Theater May 19-20. The same venue hosts Sebastian Maniscalco May 27-28.
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 26-29. 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 fun things to do in May...
Enjoy the best bottle service and VIP package deals at top nightclubs: Nightclubs 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 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. Complete this form to get VIP table service and book an excellent bottle deal.