Labor Day Offers One Last Party Weekend of the Season

Summer isn't over yet!

Sure, summer is long from over in Las Vegas—take a feel of the temperature outside for proof. But Labor Day offers one last holiday weekend of the season to make some summertime memories (or sip cocktails, spray Champagne and splash in a pool). Here are our picks for the best places to do all that and more.

(MOSTLY) FAMILY-FRIENDLY PARTIES

FRIDAY 1

If you’re looking to get out of town, head to Laughlin’s Edgewater Casino Resort for the Labor Day Riverwalk Festival along the Colorado River. The Friday–Sunday celebration includes live music on the Loading Dock Stage. 2 p.m., free, visitlaughlin.com

It’s First Friday in Downtown Las Vegas, and Collective Soul plays a free concert at the 3rd Street Stage. 9 p.m., fremontstreetexperience.com

SATURDAY 2

Celebrate a new UNLV football season at the free Rebel Village Tailgate before the team takes the field against Howard University. You’ll find the party at Star Nursery Field outside of Sam Boyd Stadium. 3–5:30 p.m., 7000 E. Russell Rd., unlv.edu

On the Strip, Beer Park at Paris Las Vegas is hosting a Pigskin Pig Roast for college football fans. Yes, there will be a whole pig slow-roasted, along with games on dozens of screens and betting at the in-house sportsbook. 9 a.m.–close, beerpark.com

SUNDAY 3

Drink up at the Original Margarita Festival at Sonrisa Grill in Lake Las Vegas. Bartenders will compete to make the best margaritas, and you get unlimited samples. If that’s not a win, did we mention all-you-can-eat tacos? 2–6 p.m., lakelasvegas.com

MONDAY 4

Get away to Lee Canyon and enjoy the Archery Experience, an hour-long lesson for guests ages 8 and older. Equipment is included. 10 a.m.–6 p.m., $19, 6725 Lee Canyon Rd., leecanyonlv.com

Enjoy the last day of Cabo Wabo Cantina’s Patio Party at the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood. The restaurant is rolling out drink specials, including $23 Dos Equis beer buckets, along with live music for the four-day event. Open daily at 8 a.m., cabowabocantina.com

And the Las Vegas 51s wrap their 2017 season with a midday game versus the Tacoma Rainiers. It’s also Smith’s Value Menu Monday, featuring discounted food at the concession stands. Score! 12:05 p.m., $5–$26, at Cashman Field, 850 Las Vegas Blvd. North, lv51.com

POOL PARTIES

FRIDAY 1

Americo Garcia and Jorge Medina, collectively known as Boombox Cartel, drop by Drai’s Beachclub on the roof of The Cromwell, $11–$30, draisbeachclub.com

The Stratosphere hosts a Labor Day Weekend Luau Party at its Radius pool, with 2-for-1 $11 Bacardi Blue Hawaiians and Lava Flows through Monday. 11 a.m., $14, stratospherehotel.com

Trance duo Tritonal play The Cosmopolitan’s Marquee Dayclub. 11 a.m., $23–$33, marqueelasvegas.com 

And the Summer of Tiësto continues at Wet Republic. 11 a.m., $40–$75, at MGM Grand Las Vegas, wetrepublic.com

SATURDAY 2

Comedian Kevin Hart, who is hosting HartBeat Weekend at The Cosmopolitan, makes an appearance at The Venetian’s Tao Beach. 11:30 a.m., $23–$42, taolasvegas.com

House beatslinger Duke Dumont takes over Mandalay Bay’s Daylight Beach Club. 11 a.m., $30–$50, daylightvegas.com

And EDM wunderkind Martin Garrix spins at Wet Republic with support from Justin Mylo. 11 a.m., $40–$75, at MGM Grand Las Vegas, wetrepublic.com

And “Heroes” DJ/producer Alesso plays Encore Beach Club. 11 a.m., $40–$75, at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, encorebeachclub.com

SUNDAY 3

If waiting until Life Is Beautiful is too much, headliner Kaskade is playing Wet Republic’s Endless Sundays party. 11 a.m., $40–$60, at MGM Grand Las Vegas, wetrepublic.com

David Guetta pulls a double shift, playing Encore Beach Club at night after his XS Las Vegas gig.  11 a.m., $40–$60, encorebeachclub.com

And Rick Ross returns to Daylight Beach Club for a Sunday afternoon romp. Noon, $40–$90,
at Mandalay Bay, daylightvegas.com

MONDAY 4

Bare Pool at The Mirage hosts the Hawaii Five-O–themed Bare Five-O party with signature drinks and DJ Five supplying the tunes. Costumes are encouraged, so grab your aloha-inspired shirt or coconut bra. 10:30 a.m., $10–$20, barepoollv.com

Marquee Dayclub hosts a dance music triple threat with Sunnery James, Ryan Marciano and Michael Calfan. 11 a.m., $23–$33, at The Cosmopolitan, marqueelasvegas.com

Encore Beach Club counters with on-fire EDM duo The Chainsmokers. 11 a.m., $30–$50, at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, encorebeachclub.com

And Steve Aoki closes out the holiday weekend at Wet Republic. 11 a.m., $30–$50, at MGM Grand Las Vegas, wetrepublic.com

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