In Las Vegas, the last days of summer feature some of the best daylife and nightlife action of the year. So what’s in store for visitors this Labor Day weekend (Aug. 29 – Sept. 2)? From early afternoon until the wee hours of the morning, big-name DJs will be spinning everything from EDM and Top 40 to house, hip-hip and funk at the pool clubs, bars and nightclubs on the Strip and in downtown. You’ll also find parties that are either hosted by celebrities or showcase performances from a wide range of musicians. Plus, you can take advantage of food and drink specials. Here’s just a sampling of the fun to be had in Sin City!
1 OAK at The Mirage—On Aug. 30 Major Lazer will take you on a trip to Future Jungle, which will see the club transformed into a sexy rainforest with body-painted servers. Guests are encouraged to dress in costume for what’s sure to be among the wildest parties in town. The fun continues with a guest DJ set by The Cataracs on Aug. 31 and a special performance by “Crazy Girl” rapper Ke$ha on Sept. 1.
The Act inside The Shoppes at The Palazzo—Debauchery reigns throughout Labor Day weekend at this edgy performance-based nightclub. The Peanuts & Pasties party is scheduled for Aug. 28, with model and MMA television host Roni Taylor as the ringmaster. There will also be sword swallowers, jugglers, clowns and “freaks” at the event. Listen to avant-garde DJ duo Posso on Aug. 30. Or drink the night away with sexy bottle-loving girls at the White Girl Wasted party on Aug. 31. It will be hosted by actresses Hayley Hasselhoff and Nathalia Ramos, with music provided by Graham Funk and DJ ShadowReD.
Aritsan Nightclub & Afterhours at The Artisan Boutique Hotel—DJs from around the world will converge here over Labor Day weekend as part of the resort’s Violet Reign spectacle. The Junkies, a Canadian duo, and resident DJs Edgar Reyes, Justin Baule and JustIN KEY will be showcased on Aug. 30. Listen to Washington, D.C. native Worthy alongside resident DJs Spacebyrdz, M!keAttack and J.Diesel on Aug. 31. French DJ sensation Popof closes out the event with resident DJs Jeremiah Green, Steve Christmas, Rob Dub, Steve Walker and Vibonacci.
The Bank at Bellagio—Guests will delight in some fantastic performances over Labor Day weekend after they pass the velvet rope at this exquisite nightclub. The illustrious Common kicks things off with DJ EarwaxXx on Aug. 31. Hip-hop icon Busta Rhymes will take the mic on Sept. 1, with DJ Five in command of the turntables.
The Beatles Revolution Lounge at The Mirage—Nothing will be groovier than this laid-back Labor Day weekend celebration for on Aug. 31 with DJ Jon Que from 98.5 KLUC and G-Minor.
Chateau Nightclub & Gardens at Paris Las Vegas—R&B fans should get ready for two days of spectacular entertainment at this Strip-side nightclub with a gorgeous outdoor patio. Known for his hits “Sexy Can I” and “One Wish,” Ray J will make a special appearance on Aug. 30. The sultry singer Ginuwine will serenade the crowd with “In Those Jeans” and other hits on Aug. 31.
Commonwealth—This Prohibition-era cocktail bar in downtown Las Vegas is serving up special cocktails throughout Labor Day weekend. Inspired by America, the Bonfire Squad, White Picket Fences and Rockaway Beach are three uniquely crafted drinks to be sipped and savored.
Gold Boutique Nightclub and Lounge at Aria—Looking for a sophisticated gathering? Attend the Black & White Affair on Aug. 30. DJs Finyl and Totescity will reign over the festivities.
Hakkasan at MGM Grand—The hot Asian-inspired nightlife mecca has an A-list Labor Day weekend in store for guests. In the club’s main room, the turntables will be manned by Steve Aoki on Aug. 29, Hardwell on Aug. 30 and Calvin Harris with Michael Woods on Aug. 31. Grammy Award-nominated musician Moby, who is releasing his 11th studio album, “Innocents,” in October, will perform a special DJ set on Sept. 1. In Hakkasan’s laid-back Ling Ling Club, you can also enjoy sounds spun by Sid Vicious on Aug. 29, Ruckus on Aug. 30 and DJ Irie on Aug. 31.
Haze Nightclub at Aria—Forget about working out on Aug. 30 because Chicago-based Team Bayside High has a high-energy DJ set for party goers. They’ll be joined by resident DJs Loczi and EarwaxXx. Rapper Flo Rida – with resident DJ E-Rock – will dazzle guests with a performance on Aug. 31. On Sept. 1, get down at the House of Pain, a hip-hop superstar party featuring T-Pain.
Lavo at The Palazzo—Revel in an extravagant scene here all weekend long that consists of DJ Skratchy on Aug. 30, Gusto on Aug. 31 and DJ Vice on Sept. 1.
LAX at Luxor—Hip-hop newcomer Kirko Bangz, best known for his hit “Drank in My Cup,” brings his contagious energy to the nightclub on Aug. 31.
Light at Mandalay Bay—This hot new nightclub has a Labor Day weekend lineup like no other. International sensation Sebastian Ingrosso will be joined in the booth by Steve Powers on Aug. 30. Skrillex keeps the party going on Aug. 31 with the assistance of UZ and AC Slater. The glow of good times doesn’t diminish on Sept. 1 as Don Diablo starts out the evening before turning the decks over to Nicky Romero for a special after-hours set.
Lily Bar & Lounge at Bellagio—Have you heard of Mika Newton? The pop star will debut her new video to “Come Out and Play” as well as give a special performance of it on Aug. 30. DJ Mike Fusion will also be spinning sounds at the unveiling party.
Marquee Nightclub at The Cosmpolitan—The world’s hottest EDM talent is coming here on Labor Day weekend. Things kick off on Aug. 30 with a larger-than-life performance by Armin Van Buuren. On Aug. 31, see Kaskade present his Summer Lovin’ 2013 show. Electro-house pioneer Benny Benassi teams up with the DJ duo Tritonal on Sept. 1. Things conclude with Sander Van Doorn and the genre-bending paragons W&W on Sept. 2.
Moon Nightclub at the Palms—Have an unforgettable evening on Aug. 30 with songstress and actress Ashanti, who will be celebrating her upcoming album “Braveheart.” The excitement continues on Aug. 31 when rapper Shwayze, known for the hits “Buzzin’” and “Corona and Lime,” delivers a pulsating performance.
Park on Fremont—Take advantage of a great deal while enjoying an American tradition. From Aug. 30 – Sept. 2, you’ll receive a complimentary 16-ounce can of Pabst Blue Ribbon with the purchase of any delicious burger on the menu.
PBR Rock Bar & Grill inside the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino—Do you love a good brewski? Come here on Sept. 2 when you’ll be challenged to guzzle 64 ounces of the bar’s signature beer in 64 seconds. If you can do it, you’ll receive the oversized drink for free!
Playhouse Las Vegas at the Palms—On Aug. 31, Rain and Palms Pool will hold this special event hosted by Hit-Boy and K. Roosevelt. In the two-story nightclub’s main room, DJs Orator, Drama and Clue will take the stage, while DJs Virus, Fivestar and Dirty Draws will be at the helm of the two-acre outdoor playground.
Pure Nightclub at Caesars Palace—Ready for some great music? Billboard Hot 100 artist Jeremih will perform his R&B hits in a special appearance on Aug. 30. Calling all hip-hop fans! Legendary rapper Rev Run and DJ Ruckus will give club goers a night to remember on Aug. 31.
Rockhouse Las Vegas inside The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian—Football legend Warren Sapp tackles Labor Day weekend head on by hosting nightly parties from Aug. 31 – Sept. 2 at this ultra dive bar.
Surrender at Encore—Come and surrender yourself to five nights of the world’s best electronic music talent: Morgan Page on Aug. 28, Nero on Aug. 29, Porter Robinson on Aug. 30, Knife Party on Aug. 31 and Above & Beyond on Sept. 1.
TAO Nightclub at The Venetian—Get ready to rock out all weekend long at this megaclub. Hip-hop veteran Ice Cube commences off the Labor Day weekend celebration with DJ Five on Aug. 29. He’ll be followed by R&B singer Trey Songz with Eric D-Lux on Aug. 30 and rapper Trinidad James with DJ Vice on Aug. 31. Last – but far from least – “Kaskade Redux: The Vegas Edition” takes over the place on Sept. 1, featuring the incomparable Kaskade in an extended six-hour set.
Tryst at Wynn Las Vegas—You’re guaranteed three unforgettable nights of music here this Labor Day weekend with Manufactured Superstars on Aug. 29, Jermaine Dupri on Aug. 30 and Lil Jon on Aug. 31.
XS at Encore—Some of the best DJs in the world of EDM are appearing here this holiday weekend. Don’t miss your chance to see Dirty South and Afrojack on Aug. 30, Steve Angello on Aug. 31, and David Guetta and Deniz Koyu on Sept. 1. Plus, Afrojack and David Guetta will return for encore appearances on Sept. 2.
Bare Pool Lounge at The Mirage—Donald Glaude is bringing his funky sound to the chic pool party on Aug. 31 to jump-start the daytime revelry for Labor Day weekend. On Sept. 2, San Diego’s DJ Bamboozle will be on hand to shake things up with resident DJ Karma.
Encore Beach Club at Encore—This three-tiered pool club will play host to sun worshipers and talented DJs including Fedde Le Grand on Aug. 30, Steve Angello on Aug. 31, Afrojack on Sept. 1 and David Guetta on Sept. 2.
Liquid Pool Lounge at Aria—After pumping the crowd up all night at Haze, Team Bayside High will bring their blend of excitement to the pool on Aug. 31 with help from resident DJs IKON and Exodus. The energy stays charged thanks to an electric performance on Sept. 1 by Flo Rida. Then, on Sept. 2, DJ Karma will say goodbye to Labor Day weekend with an unbeatable bash.
Marquee Dayclub at The Cosmopolitan—The afternoons couldn’t get any more fun than this! Chuckie launches the poolside festivities on Aug. 30, followed by U.K. dance music star Gareth Emery on Aug. 31. Kaskade presents his Summer Lovin’ 2013 show on Sept. 1, and then Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano with Seven Lions will finish off the Labor Day weekend on Sept. 2.
Palms Pool at the Palms—Hip-hop’s hottest stars have been enlisted to add to the heat during the long holiday weekend. At Ditch Friday on Aug. 30, Kendrick Lamar will appear hits like “Swimming Pools” and “Don’t Kill My Vibe.” Ditch Saturday on Aug. 31 will feature another iconic artist – LL Cool J. He’ll appear with DJ Z-Trip.
Sapphire Pool and Day Club—Sexy ladies galore will be on hand during the Playboy Playmate Weekend in honor of Labor Day. The merrymaking begins on Aug. 31 with special guest DJ Crystal Hefner, the wife of Hugh Hefner and Playmate of Month in December 2009. Also hosting the party that day will be Playmates Coleen Shannon and Aimee Rose along with other Playboy models yet to be announced. On Sept. 1, Shannon and Rose will spin poolside while hosting Sapphire’s fourth annual Hamptons in the Desert Party sponsored by Yacht Club Vodka. Topping things off on Sept. 2 is the Official “Las Vegas Weekly” Magazine Labor Day Party, which will be highlighted by the Bikini Beer Festival. It’s being presented by Rock Star Beer with music by DJ MICS.
Sway Pool Lounge at Silverton—On Sept. 2, this stylish pool club will throw the “Party Like It’s $19.99” event. You can spend the afternoon relaxing in the sun while rocking out to the ’90s No Doubt tribute band called No Duh!
TAO Beach at The Venetian—DJ Five and Eric D-Lux will be in charge of the festivities under the summer sun on Aug. 30 and 31, respectively. Rounding out the weekend,Trinidad James will host poolside on Sept. 1, following a headlining performance in TAO Nightclub the night before. He’ll be joined by DJ Vice.
Wet Republic at MGM Grand—A lineup of top-tier DJs is ready to provide a Labor Day weekend filled with unparalleled music: Tommy Trash and R3hab on Aug. 30, Calvin Harris on Aug. 31, Tiësto with Bingo Players on Sept. 1 and Steve Aoki on Sept. 2.