The Vegas strip at night

There’s a lot going on over the month of May here in Las Vegas, starting with weekly fireworks at The Plaza Hotel and Casino. Beginning May 24th for Memorial Day weekend through August 30th for Labor Day weekend, the property will have a fireworks display at 9:15pm to kick off the weekend.

Fremont Street

This new addition will be just one more reason to enjoy the Fremont Street Experience, which already entertains with the Slotzilla Zipline, the Viva Vision Light Show and three stages that feature live music and DJ’s. Fremont Street will also be home to “Drinko de Mayo,” to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. If you’ve ever been to Fremont Street on a holiday, then you know that it will be extra busy and a lot of fun.

Fremont Street Live

The same construction on the Strip continues, including the ongoing transition of the former Bally’s Jubilee Tower into the new Versailles Tower that is now a part of Paris. Construction at The Venetian also continues, as they have begun their $1-billion renovation project throughout the property. This includes $188 million allocated to meeting and convention facilities.

Vegas Strip

While May is technically spring on the calendar, in Vegas it feels like summer. Daily highs are typically in the high 80’s on up into the 90’s. At night, expect it to cool down 20-30 degrees. These temperatures are perfect for a Vegas pool day! Pools do fill up fast and one difference from last pool season is the significant increase in the cost of alcoholic beverages from the pool bars.

Caesar’s Palace pool

For example, a bucket of five beers or seltzers last year ranged from $45-$55 at Caesar’s Properties and this year for six beers or seltzers the price increased to $83!

Alright, lets get into the events happening over the Month of May:


  • A Lei Day Parade will be held at 6pm on May 1st in Downtown Summerlin.
  • Flavors of Aloha will be held May 3rd and 4th at Craig Ranch Park.
  • In addition to the Fremont Street Experience’s Drinko de Mayo mentioned earlier, The Plaza Hotel & Casino will host a free “Cinco de Drinko” party, both occurring on May 5th.
  • The 4th Annual May Day is Lei Day in Las Vegas will be held on May 5th from 9am-5pm at Town Square Las Vegas.
  • Lovers & Friends Music Festival will take place on May 4th at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds. According to the official website, tickets are sold out.
  • A Sick New World Music Festival will take place on May 13th at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds.
  • The Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC), the Country’s biggest electronic dance music festival will be back at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway May 19-21.
High Roller & Sphere

Music/Concerts: In addition to the talented musicians below, there are also countless DJ’s who will be performing at the day and nightclubs throughout the month.

  • Scorpions, Bakkt Theater Planet Hollywood, (5/1)
  • Barry Manilow, Westgate, (5/1-3, 5/9-11)
  • Garth Brooks, Colosseum Caesar’s Palace, (5/2, 5/4-5)
  • Duran Duran, Encore (5/3)
  • Cypress Hill, Brooklyn Bowl, (5/3)
  • Kylie Minogue, The Venetian, (5/3-5)
  • ZZ Top, Palms, (5/4)
  • Los Bukis, Dolby Live Park MGM, (5/8)
  • Justin Timberlake, T-Mobile Arena (5/10)
  • Toni Braxton, The Cosmopolitan (5/10)
  • Shania Twain, Bakkt Theater Planet Hollywood, (5/10-11, 5/15, 5/17-18)
  • The Rolling Stones, Allegiant Stadium, (5/11)
  • Santana, House of Blues Mandalay Bay, (5/15-16, 5/18-19, 5/22-23)
  • Pearl Jam, MGM Grand Garden Arena, (5/16)
  • Beach Bunny & Melanie Martinez MGM Grand Garden Arena (5/17)
  • The Righteous Brothers, South Point Casino, (5/17)
  • Maroon 5, Dolby Live Park MGM, (5/17-18, 5/22, 5/25-26, 5/29, 5/31-6/1)
  • Adele, Colosseum Caesar’s Palace (5/17-18, 5/24-25, 5/31-6/1)
  • Tyler Hubbard, Parmalee & Kane Brown T-Mobile Arena (5/18)
  • Carrie Underwood, Resorts World Las Vegas, (5/22, 5/25-26, 5/29, 5/31-6/1)
  • Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band, The Venetian, (5/22, 5/25-26, 5/29, 5/21-6/1)
  • Jason Derulo, The Venetian, (May 24-25)
  • Kool and The Gang, Westgate, (5/24)
  • Kenny Babyface Edmonds, Palms, (5/25)
  • Air Supply, Westgate, (5/31)
  • Christina Aguilera, The Venetian, (5/31-6/1)
The Vegas Strip at night


  • Adam Carolla, Kimmel’s Comedy Club (5/2, 5/30)
  • Matt Rife, The Cosmopolitan (5/4)
  • Nikki Glaser & David Spade, The Venetian (5/17)
  • Gabrielle Iglesias, The Cosmopolitan (5/26)


  • USA Basketball 3×3 Nationals, Downtown Events Center (5/3-4)
  • Las Vegas Lights, Cashman Complex (5/4)
  • Boxing, Canelo vs Munguia, T-Mobile Arena (5/4)
  • Las Vegas Aviators, Las Vegas Ballpark (5/1-5/5, 5/14-19, 5/28-31)
  • Vegas Knight Hawks, Lee’s Family Forum (5/10)
  • AEW Double or Nothing, MGM Grand Garden Arena (5/26)
Photo credit David Basset Jersey Boys cast

Now this is all just a list of events taking place here that are in addition to the shows, comedians and magicians that perform in Las Vegas on a regular basis (which is too many to list). One show that recently returned to Las Vegas and we recommend adding to your list is Jersey Boys.

Photo credit David Basset Jersey Boys cast

While this show used to be here years ago, the new production has returned bigger and better to The Orleans and boasts the full Broadway version of the musical.  This $12 million production includes one of the original sets along with original costumes and wigs from Broadway. The 10-piece band combined with the amazing vocals of the talented cast makes the audience want to sing and dance to the songs of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, while enjoying the story behind the band.

As we always recommend, be sure to stay up to date on any events, as new things are added to the events calendar daily here and concerts can be canceled with little notice. Also be sure to check with the venue for the event on their policies of items that can and cannot be brought into the venue. For the latest updates on Las Vegas, be sure to tune into our weekly lives on our Ninth Island Connection YouTube Channel, where we share about the upcoming weekend between noon and 1pm PST.

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.