May is likely the earliest the Strip will reopen after the COVID-19 pandemic

Average temperature low and high: 60°- 81°

May remains a question mark in Las Vegas. After the Strip was effectively closed in March due to the coronavirus pandemic, some shows were told to be ready to re-open in mid-May. The biggest event of the month, the three-day Electric Daisy Carnival at the Motor Speedway, has been officially moved to October. Hopefully, Vegas and the rest of the country will get back to normal as soon as possible. If Vegas reopens to tourists in May, visitors can expect warm weather, plenty of hotel deals and a three-day Memorial Day holiday weekend.

Things to do in May in Las Vegas

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At this point, we don’t know which shows (if any) will go on as planned in May. Sting is still scheduled to kick off his “My Songs” residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace on May 22. Gwen Stefani was all set to play the final dates of her “Just a Girl” run at Zappos Theater inside Planet Hollywood, but the singer announced those shows definitely won’t happen and is now hoping to return later in the year. Shania Twain is still scheduled to continue her “Let’s Go!” residency at the same venue May 20. The Michael Buble show at T-Mobile Arena on May 9 has been postponed to a date to be determined. In major news, the Electric Daisy Carnival electronic dance music festival at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway was rescheduled for October. 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 one of the biggest weekends of the year in Las Vegas. Even if the Strip is back open, expect Memorial Day Weekend, May 22-25, to be considerably more quiet in 2020. On the plus side, it could be easier to get into restaurants, nightclubs and pool parties. 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.

Keep in mind, Nevada is following a stay-at-home mandate until at least April 30. The city may not be back to business-as-usual in time for Cinco de Mayo, which until now, was only getting bigger and more indulgent each year. If restaurants and bars are back open, you should be able to enjoy deals and discounts on Mexican food and Margaritas. 

Dance at a Nightclub in Las Vegas

Everything is tentative, but nightclubs Omnia, Jewel and Hakkasan have schedules resuming in May. Drai’s, Light and On the Record are declining to list a schedule and Marquee isn’t listing specific events until June. XS and Encore Beach Club have tickets on sale for events in May, but says all events are cancelled “until future notice.”  Chateau has all events listed as cancelled for the time being.

Take a Dive into a Pool Party in Las Vegas

If hotels reopen in May after the COVID-19 pandemic, that means pool parties should be back up and running as well. 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.

See a Comedian in Las Vegas

The Aces of Comedy series at the Mirage has cancelled performances until at least May 10. The leaves Tim Allen (May 15), Jay Leno (May 16)and Gabriel Iglesias (May 22-24) on the schedule. Meanwhile, Jeff Dunham is still booked for the Colosseum at Caesars Palace on May 24. Jo Koy and Sebastian Maniscalco alternate select weekends throughout the month at Wynn’s Encore Theater.

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.

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May Vegas Headliners & Concerts

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Frozen - The Musical May 1 Sat · 2:00 pm Frozen - The Musical Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center
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Orville Peck May 1 Sat · 7:30 pm Orville Peck Brooklyn Bowl - Las Vegas
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Frozen - The Musical May 1 Sat · 7:30 pm Frozen - The Musical Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center
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RuPaul's Drag Race May 1 Sat · 9:30 pm RuPaul's Drag Race Flamingo Showroom at Flamingo Las Vegas
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Frozen - The Musical May 2 Sun · 1:00 pm Frozen - The Musical Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center
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Frozen - The Musical May 2 Sun · 6:30 pm Frozen - The Musical Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center
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RuPaul's Drag Race May 2 Sun · 9:30 pm RuPaul's Drag Race Flamingo Showroom at Flamingo Las Vegas
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Frozen - The Musical May 4 Tue · 7:30 pm Frozen - The Musical Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center
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Frozen - The Musical May 5 Wed · 7:30 pm Frozen - The Musical Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center
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RuPaul's Drag Race May 5 Wed · 9:30 pm RuPaul's Drag Race Flamingo Showroom at Flamingo Las Vegas
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Barry Manilow May 6 Thu · 7:00 pm Barry Manilow
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International Westgate Theater At Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino
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Frozen - The Musical May 6 Thu · 7:30 pm Frozen - The Musical Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center
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RuPaul's Drag Race May 6 Thu · 9:30 pm RuPaul's Drag Race Flamingo Showroom at Flamingo Las Vegas
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Barry Manilow May 7 Fri · 7:00 pm Barry Manilow
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International Westgate Theater At Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino
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Frozen - The Musical May 7 Fri · 7:30 pm Frozen - The Musical Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center
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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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RuPaul's Drag Race May 7 Fri · 9:30 pm RuPaul's Drag Race Flamingo Showroom at Flamingo Las Vegas
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Barry Manilow May 8 Sat · 7:00 pm Barry Manilow
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International Westgate Theater At Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino
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Frozen - The Musical May 8 Sat · 7:30 pm Frozen - The Musical Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center
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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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RuPaul's Drag Race May 8 Sat · 9:30 pm RuPaul's Drag Race Flamingo Showroom at Flamingo Las Vegas
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Frozen - The Musical May 9 Sun · 1:00 pm Frozen - The Musical Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center
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RuPaul's Drag Race May 9 Sun · 9:30 pm RuPaul's Drag Race Flamingo Showroom at Flamingo Las Vegas
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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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RuPaul's Drag Race May 12 Wed · 9:30 pm RuPaul's Drag Race Flamingo Showroom at Flamingo Las Vegas
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RuPaul's Drag Race May 13 Thu · 9:30 pm RuPaul's Drag Race Flamingo Showroom at Flamingo Las Vegas
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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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RuPaul's Drag Race May 14 Fri · 9:30 pm RuPaul's Drag Race Flamingo Showroom at Flamingo Las Vegas
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Scorpions May 15 Sat · 8:00 pm Scorpions Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood
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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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RuPaul's Drag Race May 15 Sat · 9:30 pm RuPaul's Drag Race Flamingo Showroom at Flamingo Las Vegas
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RuPaul's Drag Race May 16 Sun · 9:30 pm RuPaul's Drag Race Flamingo Showroom at Flamingo Las Vegas
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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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RuPaul's Drag Race May 19 Wed · 9:30 pm RuPaul's Drag Race Flamingo Showroom at Flamingo Las Vegas
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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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RuPaul's Drag Race May 20 Thu · 9:30 pm RuPaul's Drag Race Flamingo Showroom at Flamingo Las Vegas
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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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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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RuPaul's Drag Race May 21 Fri · 9:30 pm RuPaul's Drag Race Flamingo Showroom at Flamingo Las Vegas
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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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RuPaul's Drag Race May 22 Sat · 9:30 pm RuPaul's Drag Race Flamingo Showroom at Flamingo Las Vegas
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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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RuPaul's Drag Race May 23 Sun · 9:30 pm RuPaul's Drag Race Flamingo Showroom at Flamingo Las Vegas
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Scorpions May 26 Wed · 8:00 pm Scorpions Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood
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RuPaul's Drag Race May 26 Wed · 9:30 pm RuPaul's Drag Race Flamingo Showroom at Flamingo Las Vegas
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RuPaul's Drag Race May 27 Thu · 9:30 pm RuPaul's Drag Race Flamingo Showroom at Flamingo Las Vegas
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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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RuPaul's Drag Race May 28 Fri · 9:30 pm RuPaul's Drag Race Flamingo Showroom at Flamingo Las Vegas
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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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RuPaul's Drag Race May 29 Sat · 9:30 pm RuPaul's Drag Race Flamingo Showroom at Flamingo Las Vegas
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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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RuPaul's Drag Race May 30 Sun · 9:30 pm RuPaul's Drag Race Flamingo Showroom at Flamingo Las Vegas
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