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Whether you earned that premium status in 2019, took the year off, or (GASP!) are still a Vegas virgin, 2020 is your year! It’s time to start planning your next Vegas trip and we’re here to help find the right events and finding your Vegas Personality.
We believe that Vegas is a 12-month destination, with interesting, amazing things to do no matter when you go. If you love amazing food, awesome shows, epic adventures, testing your luck, people watching, or just hanging by the pool, Vegas has something for you!
But beyond the amazing fun you can have everyday in Vegas, there are a host of events and amazing experiences that bring Vegas to another level if you’re interested. These extra special weeks might cost a premium if you want to take part in the experience, but no place is better than big events in Vegas.
January 2020 Events in Vegas
New Years Eve 2020
Vegas kicks off the new year right, with epic New Year’s Eve Parties all across the strip. Amazing fireworks displays, epic musical talent, and some of the most lit parties in the world, Vegas is one of the premier destinations if you want to party on NYE.
Sure, NYE might technically start in December, but that party will rage well into the New Year!
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2020 CES (Consumer Electronics Show)
After an epic NYE party, Vegas recovers quickly to host one of the largest (182,000 attendees) and most popular trade shows in the world. The top brands in the world unveil their coolest technology for 2020 in the playground that is Las Vegas.
The show runs from January 7th through 10th and will include amazing presenters, awesome products, and (of course) epic parties all up and down the strip. The majority of the conference takes place in the Convention Center and The Venetian, so Venetian, Palazzo, Wynn, Mirage, Harrahs, LINQ, and Treasure Island all are nice locations in different price ranges, but really any Vegas hotel will get in close enough to the action.
You will pay a premium and unless you are baller status, those are not typically days where you get comped rooms, but good status can get you a discount.
February 2020 Events in Vegas
2020 Super Bowl – Sunday, February 2nd
No, the Super Bowl will not be played in Vegas (yet!, but soon), but there’s very few places other than Miami that will have more going on. From Super Bowl parties to the gambling mecca of the world, fans come from all over the world to watch the big game.
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Whether you want to find watch parties or catch the game on one of the thousands of TVs in and around the casinos, the Vegas Super Bowl party will put your friend’s to shame! And with the right bet, you could be the real winner!
Pennzoil 400 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway – Sunday, February 23rd
If you love NASCAR, this is likely already on your bucket list. Hang out with 70,000 of your best friends in one of the most fun cities in the world. NASCAR descends on the strip, with Vegas throwing a huge party while focusing on one of the most fan races of the year. This year, the Pennzoil 400 is on February 23rd at 3:30PM.
In addition to the race, NASCAR takes over the strip, with parades, cars, and cool events all over! If you love racing, this is an event that you can’t miss!
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March 2020 Events in Vegas
March Madness First Rounds: March 19-23
Basically any weekend in March will be fun in Vegas, but the opening week of the NCAA tournament is my personal favorite long weekend of the year. Starting on Tuesday with the Dayton play-in games, Vegas is on fire. There will be 42 games over the first 4 days of the NCAA Tournament in just over 90 hours, so if you love basketball, you can catch them all.
From watch parties with all inclusive food and drink packages to games at every sports book, bar, restaurant, pool and casino TV, you can catch the all the action on your terms.
Keep up-to-date with all our March Madness 2020 coverage here!
St Patrick’s Day in Vegas 2020
If the NCAA tournament wasn’t enough, St. Patty’s Day brings another wave of party goers to Vegas in early March. From plenty of Irish themed shots to a parade through the casinos, St. Patty’s Day is bigger and better than in your sleepy hometown.
O’Shay’s at the LINQ, Hennessey’s Tavern, Nine Fine Irishmen in NYNY, and the Shamrock Festival on Fremont all turn the beer green and turn the party to full blast to celebrate the Irish. It can often be overshadowed by March Madness, but it’s a perfect place to celebrate the best drinking holiday.
Pool Season Opens: March till October
March might not be the perfect time to hit the pools in Vegas, but it is when most pools and pool parties start kicking off. Because we believe a pool party should be on many of your Vegas Bucket List, we thought this deserves a special place. Just know that March in Vegas, weather wise, is a crap shoot, but as March winds down and April arrives, the pool parties start heating up! View our Ultimate Guide Pool Parties for 2020 or check out some of our favorite Vegas-inspired pool gear!
April 2020 Events in Vegas
NFL Draft: April 23 – 25
Vegas will officially be crowned the NFL City King for 2020, with the the marquee franchise Vegas Raiders opening their multi-billion dollar starship and the NFL taking over Vegas for 4 days for the NFL Draft.
This is not your grandfathers draft and this prime time event now brings thousands of fans from across the country to one location to dream about their future. The event in Nashville last year got amazing reviews (from everyone but the bachelorettes), and as we know, Vegas can definitely throw a party.
You will find NFL players, executives, TV personalities, celebrities, and lots of high-end parties all around the strip. From the Joe Blow who loves their team to Jerry Jones mobile running up and down the strip, this is going to be a once in a lifetime party that you won’t want to miss!
VGK (Vegas Golden Knights) NHL Playoffs: Early April
The Vegas Golden Knights might not be having quite the season that they’ve come to expect in their first few years in Vegas, but they are still in playoff contention with plenty of season left. The NHL playoffs usually starts in early April and The Armory (AKA T-Mobile Arena) is always popping!
If you love hockey, hitting up any Vegas Knights game is a blast, but the playoffs takes it to the net level.
May 2020 Events in Vegas
Memorial Day Weekend – May 23rd to Memorial Day, May 25th
The perfect Vegas weather mixed with a long weekend means that Memorial Day is one that you have to experience in Vegas. The pools and pool parties are in full swing and the summer has arrived vibe is palatable.
If you love music, all the major talent will descend on Vegas and the party scene is one of the best of the year. If the party isn’t your thing, it’s a great time to do basically anything in Vegas and always is one of the most anticipated long weekends of the year.
EDC – Electronic Daisy Carnival May 15 – 17th, Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Three days of the best electronic music the world has seen. EDC brings together music lovers from around the world across multiple stages, with festivities spreading through the whole week. The LVMS is transformed into a carnival of sound.
If you have to choose one festival in 2020, the EDC should be on your short list. Check out the website to buy tickets and see the lineup when it’s released.
June 2020 Events in Vegas
Vegas Restaurant Week 2020
We love the Vegas food scene. And when these top restaurants all get together and provide awesome prix fixe menus for charity, we are all in. Because of the blistering heat, June is an oft-overlooked month for Vegas, but taking advantage of these amazing deals can make sure the temperature isn’t the only thing sizzling.
During our last trip during Restaurant Week, we had Surf and Turf + sides with unlimited red and white wine (before dessert is served) at Charlie Palmer Steak at the Four Seasons for about what the steak typically costs. And ever meal purchased benefits Three Squares Food Bank.
Restaurants and menus won’t be published till closer to the event, but follow them on Facebook to keep up-to-date.
Work Series of Poker
A Vegas institution, the poker community takes over Vegas from May 26th through July 15th. That means throughout the entire month of June, there are events (official & unofficial) everywhere in Vegas.
The Main Event starts on July 1st and goes for two straight weeks until someone is crowned the 2020 King of Poker. Whether you just want to fanboy out or put your money where your mouth is, the WSOP is one of the most interesting events over the entire year.
July 2020 Events in Vegas
July 4th in Vegas
Any long weekend or holiday is a great reason to head to Vegas. But if you are expecting a massive firework show, Vegas might not be for you. Because of the dry, dessert heat, they don’t do a massive show like over New Year’s Eve, but there’s still plenty to do.
Pool season is in full swing, the WSOP is ramping up, spring training and NBA Summer League are about to get rolling, and Vegas is HOT, HOT, HOT. If you can handle the heat, it’s a great time to hit the pool party and get splashy with hundreds of your best friends.
You may find yourself sitting next to NBA players at the pool or playing a hand of blackjack with an NBA coach if your lucky (or make it a point to find the tallest guys in the casino).
NBA Summer League
Speaking of NBA players, they are in Vegas for the first half of July taking part in the NBA Summer League. Catch a game or just see if you can spot your favorite (young) players and NBA draft picks. If you need help finding the players, just look up… They are the tall guys with the big stacks!
August 2020 Events in Vegas
If you’re not a crowd person and don’t want to visit during big events, August may be a great time. There are tons of concerts, shows, parties, and entertainment, but without the huge events that bring massive crowds.
The weather is still hot, but it may better pool weather than the dead of summer and could even allow for some exploring outside the strip. Early morning golf starts to become bearable and the kids are mostly back in school.
If you’re looking to avoid the crowds, take a look at the August calendar and book your Vegas vacation today!
September 2020 Events in Vegas
My favorite holiday in Vegas, Labor Day weekend is the unofficial end of summer and brings all the major talent to Vegas for one last hurrah! It’s not like things start closing, but it has a feeling of closure of fun in the sun and onto fall activities like football and holidays.
Some of the best concerts, parties, pool parties, and more will call Vegas home during Labor Day weekend.
The Raiders Move to Vegas for the 2020 Season
Raider Nation has a new $2B home that looks eerily like The Death Star! Just in case you haven’t heard, the Raiders are moving to Vegas! The Al (Allegent Stadium) will be home to 10 Raiders home games and a host of other events. The opening game in September could have the most fanfare of any opening stadium ever, as the NFL comes to Vegas and brings one of the most storied franchises just down the road from their second home (LA).
While it’s sad for the amazing Oakland fans, Vegas will bring a different kind of buzz to the franchise that has only made the playoffs once since 2002. Vegas becomes a recruiting destination for Free Agents and the sponsors will be lining up to be part of one of the biggest tourist destinations in the world.
While it’s awesome for Raider fans, it is also going to be amazing for the visiting teams, who can tie an away game and Vegas vacation into the same trip. Vegas is going to look awefully nice in December for teams from cities buried in 20 inches of snow!
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October 2020 Events in Vegas
Halloween in Vegas 2020 – October 31st
Halloween lands on a Saturday in 2020, so one of the most crazy nights in Vegas might somehow get more insane. Vegas knows how to do sexy and the Halloween costumes do not disappoint.
From haunted houses to trick or treating to riské parties, Halloween really runs the full gamut. If you love to party, most of the clubs have big events with scantily clad, bloody, and scary costumes as the norm.
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November 2020 Events in Vegas
Rock n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon
If running around Vegas sounds fun, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon might be for you. You’re crazy, but hey, aren’t we all a little wacko? Well, over 35,000 register to run in the marathon or half marathon, ending under the neon lights of the Vegas strip.
Thanksgiving & Black Friday Deals in Las Vegas 2020
Thanksgiving is a time of reflecting on everything you are thankful for… and what better place to be thankful than Las Vegas. Bring the family or avoid them and celebrate with your Vegas family. The turkey will never be dry and the cranberry will never just be a blob of red goo.
If you make it to Vegas for the holiday, expect over 300K of your best friends to join you for fun, festivities, and hopefully some huge jackpots! No matter though, you’ll have great food and fun. When you have a collection of the best chefs in the world in one place, there are tons of options for your best Thanksgiving dinner ever!
The added benefit of spending the Thanksgiving holiday in Vegas is the amazing shopping all around that can be hit up on Black Friday in Vegas. From high-end, designer stores in Crystals to multiple premium outlet stores, and shopping up and down the strip, you will find everything you want at the best prices of the year.
December 2020 Events in Vegas
2020 NFR (National Finals Rodeo)
There’s one last chance for a big sporting event in Vegas and this one brings out a crowd. The National Finals Rodeo brings the top rodeo talent to Vegas and plenty of Wrangler jeans and cowboy hats up and down the strip and downtown. Over 170,000 fans hit Vegas for the 10-day event, bring a different vibe than the traditional glitz and glamour, but makes for one of the best weeks of the year to close out the sporting event calendar.
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Christmas might not be the first holiday you think about spending in Vegas, but for those without plans for the Christmas holiday can find a home in Vegas. There are deals to be had, amazing food (that you don’t have to cook), and amazing displays up and down the strip.
You know you won’t be bored, the conversations will be more lively, and the food will never be leftovers! Bring the whole family or just get away and skip Christmas and spend the most magical time of the year in the most magical place in the world, Las Vegas!
Our favorite Christmas tradition is the display at the Bellagio Conservatory. See the video above to see the amazing display that was put together for the 2019 Christmas Holiday. You can be sure the 2020 Bellagio Christmas display will be even more magical!
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