Memorial Day weekend in Vegas: Time to hit the pools!

One of the most exciting holiday weekends of the year is coming up. Memorial Day officially honors Americans who have died while in the military service – but unofficially it’s the kickoff to summer. So what better way to celebrate than to spend an afternoon by the pool with a drink (or two!) in hand? Here’s your guide to what’s happening at Las Vegas’ pools and dayclubs during Memorial Day weekend.

A rendering of Daylight Beach Club

A rendering of Daylight Beach Club at Mandalay Bay (photo courtesy of The Light Group)

Daylight Beach Club at Mandalay Bay
This massive new dayclub, which can accommodate up to 5,000 partiers, opens on May 24 at 11 a.m. A weekly event dubbed “Peach Fridays” with DJ Stellar is being inaugurated. Things get into full gear on May 25, when Axwell and Zedd take over Daylight’s 1,500-square-foot stage. Then on May 26, J-Cole and special guest DJ Eric D-Lux will reign while the sun’s out, with the fun continuing later in the evening hours. Skrillex, who has six Grammy awards under his belt, will take over the turntables at 10 p.m. as part of the Eclipse at Daylight nighttime outdoor show. Baauer will close out the Memorial Day weekend celebration here on May 27.

Bare Pool Lounge at The Mirage
This sophisticated pool club will be heating up this weekend with guest appearances by KISS FM DJ Triple XL and the stunning SKYY models on May 25, DJ Bamboozle and 50 hotties from San Diego on May 26, and John Hart (who is sure to perform his hit “Who Booty”) with resident DJ Karma on May 27.

Liquid Pool Lounge at Aria
All of the ingredients for a great pool party can be found here. On May 23, start Memorial Day weekend early with Kryoman, known as “The Robot,” and DJ Stellar. SkyBlu of LMFAO will host “Who Came to Party?” featuring DJs BMad and Mark Rosas on May 25. The debauchery continues on May 26 with a guest DJ set from Pauly D, who  is famous for being one of the housemates on MTV’s reality show “Jersey Shore.”

Wiz Khalifa

Wiz Khalifa will perform at Palms Pool (photo courtesy of 9Group)

Palms Pool at Palms
A three-day social spectacular has been planned. Wiz Khalifa will headline the Ditch Friday event on May 24. Big Sean will give a special live performance on May 25 at Ditch Saturday. Then Carefree Nation and Socialaire Group are presenting Memorial Day Sunday with Chris Brown on May 26.

Marquee Dayclub at The Cosmopolitan
Several of the most stirring international EDC artists on the scene will be cranking it up for fans poolside at The Cosmopolitan. On May 24, see Russian producer and DJ Arty. Gareth Emery, a highly acclaimed British DJ, will take the reigns on May 25. Continuing his 12-week Summer Lovin’ residency at the resort, Kaskade will enthrall afternoon carousers with his funky beats on May 26. Sander Van Doorn with Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano will appear on May 27 to wrap up the weekend.

TAO Beach at The Venetian
Enjoy TAO Beach’s Asian-inspired allure as well as tunes supplied by three of the city’s most illustrious deejays – DJ Five on May 24, Eric D-Lux on May 25 and DJ Vice on May 26.

DayDream at M Resort
Spend a sizzling afternoon at this sleek and stylish pool club where you’ll get to listen to hot music by The BeatClan DJs. DJ Koko performs on May 25, DJ Truelove is scheduled on May 26, and DJ Casanova has the finale set on May 27.

GO Pool at Flamingo
May 24 is GO Friday, which means there’ll be a pool party and booty-shaking contest hosted by KVEG HOT 97.5 FM’s Jeff G. The radio station will broadcast live and give away prizes from their tent. Throughout the rest of the weekend, soak up the festive atmosphere and try your hand at the poolside gaming tables. There will be kayak races, limbo events, more booty-shaking contests and a variety of other activities. Live DJ entertainment is scheduled daily from noon to 5:45 p.m. and showcases John Bliss on May 24, Jay Bray on May 25, Vinyl Dave on May 26 and Olya on May 27.

Calvin Harris at Wet Republic

Calvin Harris at MGM Grand's Wet Republic (photo by Al Powers of Powers Imagery LLC)

Wet Republic at MGM Grand
Memorial Day weekend will be a rocking one at Wet Republic. Check out this list of EDM superstars who will be manning the turntables each day at the trendy pool club: Tommy Trash and R3hab on May 24, Tiësto on May 25, Calvin Harris and Fergie (the DJ) on May 26 and deadmau5 on May 27.

Juicy Beach at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Robbie Rivera
brings his world-renowned Juicy Beach party to the resort’s Paradise Beach on May 25. The fun begins at 10 a.m. Riviera will have several guest DJs in tow including Felix Cartal and Seven Lions. And if you haven’t had enough when the sun sets, the all-day party will spill into Body English at 10 p.m.

Rehab at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Celebrating its 10th anniversary this season, the Memorial Day party at Rehab on May 26 is guaranteed to be a legendary one. The host is entertainment mogul Diddy, who will take the stage during a special performance. Resident DJs Richard Beynon, Shift and Wellman will also tear up the turntables poolside.

Charlie Sheen

Charlie Sheen will appear at Sapphire Pool & Day Club

Sapphire Pool & Day Club
Located at 3025 S. Industrial Rd., this is one of Vegas’ newest pool clubs. Unveiled for the 2013 summer season, it’s operated by Sapphire, the world’s largest gentlemen’s club. On May 25, Hollywood bad boy Charlie Sheen is hosting a party where countless beautiful women (including Crystal Hefner!) will be sunbathing and frolicking in the water. SKAM artist Sid Vicious will play the tunes. Come back again on May 26, when multitasking DJ Five (he says that he can “smoke, drink, text message, dance, mix and cut all at once”) will let loose with his original sounds. He’ll be accompanied by two beautiful Playboy celebs – Jesse Jane and Dani Mathers. Last but not least, DJ Truelove will culminate things with his infectious energy on May 27.

Pleasure Pool at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
Pleasure Pool is hosting its annual bikini contest on May 25. Participants will have a chance to win more than $5,000 in cash prizes. Throughout the weekend you can also delight in music spun by DJs Roger Gangi, Mikey Swift and Two Fist Tommy. Drink specials include $25 Miller and Coors beer buckets, two-for-one Cabo shots and two-for-one SKYY and Red Bull.

Blu Pool at Bally’s
Drop by on May 25 for a pool party hosted by Rat Pack tribute performers. All weekend long guests will be able to score tickets to “Tony n Tina’s Wedding” and “Jubilee!” at Bally’s and “Sandy Hackett’s The Rat Pack” at Rio. Two grand-prize winners will get to be in “Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding” live. DJ Yameel of Ultra DJs is providing the music. Among the drink specials are Absolut BLU cocktails, two-for-one Red Bull shots and $25 Miller beer buckets.

Garden of theGods Pool Oasis

Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis at Caesars Palace (photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment)

Garden of the Gods at Caesars Palace
Luxuriate in the air of antiquity at this pool oasis while you make merry over Memorial Day weekend with drink deals like $35 buckets of Coors Light, Mike’s Hard Lemonade or Mike’s Hard Black Cherry Lemonade and $150 bottles of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label. The pool deck will also feature a Syrup Swimwear promotion with special giveaways.

Soleil Pool at Paris Las Vegas
Memorial Day weekend at this lovely garden-style pool consists of live entertainment by DJ Justin Sayne of Ultra DJs. Take advantage of Ketel One cocktail specials, two-for-one Red Bull cocktails and $25 Miller beer buckets. There will also be giveaways for show tickets to “Jersey Boys” at Paris Las Vegas and “Tony n Tina’s Wedding” at Bally’s.

Temptation Sundays at Luxor
This is the longest-running LGBT pool party in Las Vegas. On May 26, there will be a huge Memorial Day weekend bash. It runs from 1 – 7 p.m. at Luxor’s North Pool and is hosted by J.Son of and Expect a lot of hunky eye candy as well as games and drink specials. Resident DJ Matt Lucio will be on hand to pump out high-energy music.


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