Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial start of summer and Las Vegas is a great place to celebrate the occasion.This year, the city will play host to amazing parties, incredible performances, and much more. Not to mention, the weather is expected to be perfect for spending time outside soaking up some of the desert rays. Here are our picks for the best events for celebrating Memorial Day weekend in Downtown Vegas and some tips to ensure your Memorial Day experience is enjoyable and safe.
Plaza Pool Nights
The Plaza’s new rooftop pool is one of the best spots to enjoy Memorial Day Weekend. The Pool at the Plaza brings a whole new rooftop pool experience to the downtown scene. With over 70,000 square feet of relaxation and entertainment, the Pool at the Plaza is one of the largest pool decks in downtown Las Vegas. Guests can enjoy our newly refurbished wet deck, recreation facilities, and onsite food truck.While other pool parties will cost upwards of $50 to get in, the Pool at the Plaza will be free all summer long.Come down to the Pool at the Plaza on May 27th to hear live DJ’s spinning your favorite songs, relaxing night swimming, and fireworks to mark this special occasion. Loung in style and comfort by the pool on our renovated wet deck featuring plenty of chaise lounge chairs and lily pad daybeds for guests.If you’re looking for the full lounge experience, there are also six brand new cabanas available for rent. These cabanas provide a private pool-side retreat and access to all the activities. Each cabana has it’s own TV, fan, refrigerator, and more.RSVP now for your spot at the hottest pool party this Memorial Day Weekend.Memorial Day RSVP
Free Concerts on Fremont Street
photo credit: VegasExperience.comMemorial Day weekend also means free summer concerts downtown. Fremont Street Experience is the best place to enjoy free live music all summer long.With three stages and a rotating schedule of non-stop entertainers, downtown Las Vegas can’t be beaten when it comes to value entertainment. The free concert series will feature some of the best bands in the world, including Theory of a Deadman, Rock ‘n Road Trip Tour, Ann Wilson of Heart, Good Charlotte, Rick Springfield, Seether, Collective Soul, and Chevelle.This Memorial Day Weekend is no different with a full day of live music and entertainment from a wide range of musical genres.Here is the full schedule for Memorial Day Weekend.May 27th, 2017 – Main Stage
Vanessa Legrand 2 pm to 5 pm
Jef Leppard 5 pm to 8 pm
Dancing DJ 8 pm to 10 pm
Spandex Nation 10 pm to 2 am
May 27th, 2017 – 1st Street Stage
Vanessa Legrand 2 pm to 5 pm
Alter Ego 8 pm to 11 pm
Dancing DJ 8 pm to 10 pm
Spandex Nation 10pm to 2am
May 27th, 2017 – 3rd Street Stage
Tony Marques 2 pm to 5 pm
Dancing DJ 5 pm to 7 pm
’80s Station 7 pm to 10 pm
Zowie Bowie 10 pm to 1 am
Free Viva Vision Fremont Street Show
The Viva Vision Light Show video screen is 1,500 feet long, 90 feet wide and suspended 90 feet above Fremont Street’s renowned pedestrian mall. This is one of Las Vegas’ most iconic attractions. Viva Vision Light shows are approximately six minutes and run every hour.
Mother’s Day is the one time of year we get to truly say thank you to our mom’s and show them how much they mean to us. Our mothers have done so much for us. They’ve done our laundry, made our beds, tucked us in at night, and always made sure that we didn’t go hungry. Show your mom how special she is this Mother’s Day by planning out the whole day full of surprises for her.
Mother’s Day Breakfast
Moms rarely get to sleep in late, so let her sleep in and treat her to breakfast in bed. You can serve up a traditional breakfast of scrambled eggs, bacon, and pancakes with coffee and orange juice. She’ll love the gesture and enjoy the opportunity to stay in bed. This is also the perfect time to present her with a Mother’s Day card filled with words of your love and gratitude for her.
A Little Bit of Pampering
All moms deserve a little extra tender loving care. Take your mom to get her nails and hair done, get a massage, or for a spa day. She deserves the opportunity to relax and will appreciate being pampered. Most moms don’t get enough self-care, so remind her that she is important and needs to take some time for herself.
After she’s feeling refreshed from her pampering, take mom out for a little bit of fun. This can be shopping, a walk in the park, a movie, or even going to a nice museum. Whatever you think your mom will enjoy. Remember that the day is about her so take her to do something she’ll love.
Mother’s Day Dinner
Give back to your mom this Mother’s Day by treating her to a lovely night out with some delicious food. Every mother knows that the way to one’s heart is through their stomach, which is why we’re serving up a special Mother’s Day dinner at Oscar’s Steakhouse at the Plaza Hotel & Casino. Say “thank you” to mom by taking her out for a delightful meal surrounded by the people she loves the most. Moms are always cooking up wonderful meals for family and friends, but on Mother’s Day, you can tell her that we’ll handle the cooking at Oscar’s. We’ve put together a special menu with a luxurious three-course meal for $70 per person. The meal starts with a fresh arugula salad with goat cheese, heirloom tomatoes, and champagne vinaigrette. For the second course, there’s an option between macadamia crusted scallops or filet mignon. For dessert, the meal ends with something every mother loves, chocolate. Remind your mom of how much she means to you this Mother’s Day and take her out for something truly wonderful.
First Course Arugula Salad with herb crusted Goat cheese, Champagne vinaigrette & Heirloom tomatoes
Second Course Macadamia Crusted Diver Scallop Frisee, Citrus beurre blanc
OrFilet Mignon with baby vegetables, fingerling potatoes, and hunter sauce
One of the longest running shows in Vegas, The Scintas, provides guests with a night full of entertainment. Brothers Frankie and Joe Scinta dazzle the audience along with “honorary Scintas” Peter O’Donnell and Janien Valentine. The show is full of music, comedy, and striking impressions. During the show, every audience member is invited to join the cast at Oscar’s steakhouse at the Plaza for a nightcap after the show, bringing back the true feeling of “Vintage Vegas”.
The show has been so popular that it was extended through the end of 2017 at the Plaza Hotel & Casino. Audience members love the authenticity of the show and Frankie says that no show is ever the same because they interact with the audience and cater the performance to the people who are there. The Scintas have performed at many venues in Las Vegas since 2000, but they have formed a connection with the Plaza and are proud to call it the current home of their show. Both The Plaza and The Scintas work to bring alive the feeling of Old Vegas, reminiscent of the Rat Pack era.The last date of the show at the Plaza Hotel & Casino will be on New Year’s Eve, December 31st, 2017. The remainder of the schedule can be found online.For guests looking for a special experience, tickets can be purchased which includes a three-course meal at Oscar’s Steakhouse, referred to by Frankie as “one of the best steaks in Vegas”. Don’t miss the opportunity to see this iconic show in Plaza’s vintage showroom.More Info about The Scintas