Well, we are out of the Super Bowl craziness and entering the March Madness…literally. March Madness, along with St. Patrick’s Day and spring break, brings in the crowds. Expect both the Strip and Downtown to be very busy on weekends!


The Tropicana construction project continues on Tropicana and I-15, which certainly impacts traffic. Of course, there’s minor construction along the Strip as usual, but nothing like we experienced as the city prepared for Formula 1. One Construction project that’s on the agenda is the implosion of Tropicana Las Vegas.


While a date hasn’t been set just yet, the property will close its doors April 2nd, making this the last month to check out the property, which opened back in 1957.


This site will become the home to a ballpark for a Major League Baseball team, likely the Oakland A’s. Las Vegas is steadily becoming a sports town!

Another big construction project on the Strip is the ongoing BLVD, which will be a retail and dining outlet.  This project is coming along quickly, with plans to open in early 2025. This will be located in the area where the former Hawaiian Marketplace once stood. If you’re walking in this area, there is construction impacting pedestrians, so it may be more beneficial to walk on the opposite side of Las Vegas Blvd.

Alright, let’s talk weather.  March is typically when the Vegas Valley starts to warm up.  Average daily highs are in the 70’s, making for the perfect outdoor weather.  This is a great time to take advantage of all of the parks and hiking trails just outside of the Strip. At night, the temps do tend to drop 20-30 degrees, so you’ll want to pack warmer clothes for the evenings. The weather can be a bit unpredictable in March, so be sure to pay close attention to the forecast before traveling to Vegas. We’ve been at the pool one day and bundled in coats the next!

Habitat & Go Pool Flamingo

March is the month where Vegas pools typically open; however, this of course depends on the weather.  If you’re looking for a Vegas pool day, be sure to contact the property in advance to double check that their pool complex is open. In the spring, pools typically close earlier than the summer months, so be sure to check the specific property’s schedule.  This schedule can also vary between weekends and weekdays. This is also the month where day clubs and night clubs kick off their pool parties with A-list DJ’s. As always, be sure to do your pool research, as not all Vegas pools are created equal, and the atmosphere varies from chill, family friendly to party pools and everything in between. It is Vegas, after all!

Las Vegas Strip

As I mentioned earlier, St. Patrick’s Day is a big event in Vegas! Fremont Street tends to hold the largest celebration, which will take place throughout the weekend, as well as the actual day, March 17th. On the Strip, you’ll find the most St. Patrick’s festivities at the LINQ Promenade, along with several pub crawls. Nearby Henderson will celebrate the holiday with a small fair, along with a parade held on 3/16.

Alright, let’s get into the events for March:

Music: Of course, Vegas has all of the regular shows here throughout the week, but here are some of the big names who will be here for concerts:

  • Madonna, T-Mobile Arena (3/1-2)
  • Chicago, The Venetian (3/1-3, 3/6, 3/8-9)
  • Christina Aguilera, The Venetian (3/1-3)
  • Adele, The Colosseum, (3/1-2, 3/8-9, 3/15-16, 3/22-23, 3/29-30)
  • U2, The Sphere (3/1-2)
  • New Edition, Encore (3/1-2, 3/6, 3/8-9)
  • Disturbed, Planet Hollywood (3/3)
  • Carrie Underwood, Resorts World Las Vegas (3/6, 3/8-9, 3/13, 3/15-16)
  • Kylie Minogue, The Venetian (3/8-9, 3/15-16)
  • Barry Manilow, Westgate (3/7-8, 3/14-15)
  • Nicki Minaj, T-Mobile Arena (3/8)
  • 311, Dolby Live Park MGM (3/9)
  • Tyga, Omnia (3/12), Hakkasan (3/15) & JEWEL (3/23)
  • Righteous Brothers, South Point (3/12-14)
  • Jodeci, House of Blues (3/15, 3/24)
  • Busta Rhymes, House of Blues (3/19)
  • Nelly, Hakkasan (3/21)
  • Wu-Tang Clan, Virgin Las Vegas (3/22-23)
  • Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, T-Mobile Arena (3/22)
  • Foreigner, The Venetian (3/22-3, 3/27, 3/29-30)
  • Miranda Lambert, Bakkt Theater Planet Hollywood (3/27)
  • The Love Hard Tour: Keyshia Cole, Trey Songz & More, MGM Grand (3/29)


DJ’s: There are several DJ’s throughout the month across all of the clubs and here’s a sample of some of the bigger names that you can expect.

  • Timmy Trumpet, Hakkasan (3/1)
  • DJ Pauly D, Omnia (3/5)
  • Steve Aoki, Wet Republic (3/8, 3/15, 3/23, 3/30)
  • John Summit, LIV (3/15)
  • Tiesto, Omnia (3/9, 3/16)
  • Calvin Harris, LIV (3/16)
  • The Chainsmokers, Encore (3/16)
  • Afrojack, XS Nightclub (3/22)
  • Zedd, Omnia (3/23)


Comedy: Vegas has several comedy venues that feature comedy daily. Here are some of the non-local comedians who will be coming to perform in Vegas in March:

  • Jim Jeffries, The Mirage (3/8-9)
  • Eddie Griffin, Saxe Theater Planet Hollywood (3/12, 3/19-20, 3/26)
  • Jimmy Carr, The Mirage (3/16)
  • Nate Bargatze, Encore (3/20, 3/22-23)
VGK T-Mobile Arena

Sports: Here’s what you can expect this month, in terms of sports here in Vegas:

  • Nitrocross Championship, Planet Hollywood (3/1-3)
  • 2024 Las Vegas College Baseball Classic, Las Vegas Ballpark (3/1-3)
  • Las Vegas Desert Dogs, Mandalay Bay (3/1)
  • Tuff Hedeman Bull Riding, South Point (3/2)
  • LiUNA NASCAR, Las Vegas Motor Speedway (3/2)
  • Penzoil 400, Las Vegas Motor Speedway (3/3)
  • Vegas Thrill, The Dollar Loan Center (3/4, 3/24, 3/26)
  • PAC-12 Women’s Basketball Tournament, MGM Grand (3/6-8)
  • Vegas Golden Knights, T-Mobile Arena (3/7, 3/17, 3/23)
  • Oakland A’s vs Milwaukee Brewers, Las Vegas Ballpark (3/9)
  • Henderson Silver Knights, Dollar Loan Center (3/9)
  • West Coast Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament, Orleans (3/11-12)
  • PAC-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament, T-Mobile Arena (3/13-3/16)
  • 2024 Big West Basketball Championships, Dollar Loan Center (3/13)
  • Men’s Basketball Tournament Final, Thomas & Mack Center (3/16)
  • Las Vegas Lights, Cashman Complex (3/16, 3/23)
  • Hoops Central 2024, Westgate (3/21-23)
  • UFC Fight Night, UFC Apex (3/23)
  • Thurman vs Tszyu, T-Mobile Arena (3/30)
  • Las Vegas Aviators, Las Vegas Ballpark (3/29, 3/31)
The Las Vegas Ballpark

So, as you can see, there’s a ton of fun stuff happening here in Vegas! Of course, things can always change, as new events get added daily and other events get cancelled, sometimes just hours beforehand, so be sure to tune into our weekly lives for the most up-to-date information on Vegas. We go live on our Ninth Island Connection YouTube Channel Wednesdays between noon and 1pm PST. And be sure to look into the venue that you are seeing an event at, as the policies vary by both venue, as well as performer.

Photo credit Play Playground

And speaking of entertainment, one new attraction that has hit the Strip, is Play Playground.  Located inside of Luxor, Play Playground has several large-scale, tactile games located throughout the 15,000-square-foot entertainment destination.

Photo credit Play Playground

This first-of-its-kind experience will certainly bring out your inner child, as many of the games are reminiscent of childhood favorites. Of course, this adult playground also comes with adult beverages! With two bars and unique drinks that you will only find here, Play Playground is definitely a place that you’ll want to add to your list!

Sebastian at Play Playground coming soon to Ninth Island Connection

Whether you’re a Las Vegas Local, or just visiting the Ninth Island, be sure to get out and explore this beautiful state! For more information on each of these destinations, check out this video, or tune into Ninth Island Connection on YouTube or YurView (Channel 14) Wednesdays @ 9 PM