How To Do MDW Right

Adults-only pool parties and family-friendly happenings

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Memorial Day weekend means dayclubs are bringing out the big guns. Let’s start on the north end and work our way through the Strip:


You’ve heard Kygo’s “It Ain’t Me” collab with Selena Gomez. Catch him at Encore Beach Club. 10:30 a.m., $30–$75, at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, Read more about Kygo here.


Up on The Cromwell rooftop, G-Eazy and Adventure Club will take the stage at Drai’s Beachclub. $20–$40,

And MGM Grand’s Wet Republic will counter with Kaskade. 11 a.m., $50–$125,

If you haven’t worn yourself out yet, you should get up and get to Tao Beach in time to see Snapchat king DJ Khaled. 11:30 a.m., $33–$92, at The Venetian,

Or you can take in J. Cole’s performance at Mandalay Bay’s Daylight splash spot. 11 a.m., $75–$125,

Marquee Dayclub dials up the one-two punch of Deorro and W&W. 11 a.m., $23–$42,
at The Cosmopolitan,

Machine Gun Kelly takes the spotlight at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s Rehab party.
11 a.m., $40–$80,

And if you want to keep the party going without changing out of your swimsuit, the Plaza Hotel & Casino is holding its grand opening Plaza Pool Nights party with fireworks and tunes by DJ Bonez and tribute band Red Not Chili Peppers. 8 p.m., free,


Had enough yet? Of course not. Grab your sunscreen once more and join hip-hop king Rick Ross at Daylight. 11 a.m., $125–$250, at Mandalay Bay,

And Grammy winner Usher plays Rehab. 11 a.m., $75-$125, at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino,


Got Memorial Day off? Lucky you. Now you’ve got time to see Cedric Gervais at Marquee. 11 a.m., $23-$33, at The Cosmopolitan,

Over at Wet Republic, Afrojack performs for the Monday-morning crowd.
11 a.m., $20-$30, at MGM Grand,

And The Chainsmokers play Encore Beach Club. 10:30 a.m., $35-$80, at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas,


It’s getting hot around here. You don’t have a pool. What are you going to do?


Take the family to Henderson’s Cowabunga Bay water park, where admission is $8.
5 p.m.,

Wet ’n’ Wild Las Vegas hosts Splashdown for Kids, an ’80s-themed party with a foam pit (and beer garden for adults). The event benefits Communities in Schools of Nevada. 6 p.m., $25–$35, 7055 S. Fort Apache Rd.,

Get stuffed and support the community at Boulder City’s 13th annual Best Dam Barbecue Challenge. This two-day event, held in the city’s Bicentennial Park, features a classic car show, barbecue lessons and the Police vs. Fire Department Rib Eating contest. Proceeds benefit the Rotary Club of Boulder City, among other organizations. 4 p.m., free,


Looking for a place to cool off that’s close to your neighborhood? Saturday is the preseason opening of Clark County’s water parks. The Hollywood Aquatic Center, Walnut Waterpark, Paradise Waterpark and Desert Breeze Aquatic Center pools will be open ahead of the summer season that begins June 10. Noon, $3 adults, $2 kids, $1 seniors,

Five years flew by fast. Wet ’n’ Wild Las Vegas celebrates its fifth birthday after reopening in Las Vegas with cake, giveaways and a DJ spinning for guests. 11 a.m., $10–$35,

And in North Las Vegas, Cannery Casino Hotel is hosting the Summer of Fun Kick-Off Festival and Car Show, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting homeless veterans organizations. 4 p.m., $5,


Like cover bands? Downtown’s Third Street is blowing up with the best of ’80s and ’90s rock as Downtown Grand hosts Tribute Nation on 3rd starring Pyromania, Trinity and Faux Fighters. 3 p.m., free,

And we can’t explain why, but the ’80s are huge this Memorial Day weekend. Maybe people love Ronald Reagan or Family Ties or whatever. Topgolf is hosting “Las Vegas’ finest ’80s tribute band,” 80s Station, for a free concert in the Toyota Yard. 8 p.m.,


Celebrate Memorial Day at South Point, where all active duty personnel and veterans with military ID will receive a free buffet for two at Garden Buffet. The deal includes breakfast, lunch or dinner, but you should know that breakfast comes with bottomless Bloody Marys. 7 a.m.–9 p.m.,

The Las Vegas 51s will face the El Paso Chihuahuas at Cashman Field. The Memorial Day game will feature discounts on food throughout the ballpark as part of the Smith’s Value Menu Monday promotion. 7:05 p.m., $5–$30,