When you think of Las Vegas, you might think of all the lights, clubs, and fantastic shows. While Las Vegas does have a lot to offer in the way of nighttime entertainment, the city knows how to party during the day too – especially with Las Vegas rodeos!
If you’re looking for somewhere to watch March Mania among other crazed college basketball fans, The Plaza Hotel and Casino is the place to go. On March 15th-18th The Plaza will host daily viewing parties. Tickets are $15 for a one day pass or $40 for all four days. Each ticket includes a T-Shirt, daily drink, and daily food item. The Plaza Events Center is the best place to watch the games because there are 18 screens and 2 projectors with state of the art sound equipment. Join us for March Mania and cheer on your team!March Mania seems to be the time of year when everyone gathers around glued to their TV to cheer for their favorite college basketball team. This year March Mania begins on March 13th and ends on April 2nd in San Antonio, Texas for the championship game. A total of 68 teams will enter the tournament this year. Out of those 68, 32 are automatic bids based off of who wins their conference’s tournament and the other 36 bids are selected by the NCAA Selection Committee.The first four will be played in Dayton, Ohio. The first and second rounds will be played in Pittsburgh, Wichita, Dallas, Boise, Charlotte, Detroit, Nashville, and San Diego. These rounds are held in a variety of college arenas with the exception of the Dallas game being held in the American Airlines Center. The regional semi-finals and finals will be held in Los Angeles for the West Region, Atlanta for the South region, Boston for the East region, and Omaha for the Midwest region.Each region has four teams that will advance to the Top 16 in the tournament. There are already guesses and bracket projections for who these 16 teams will be. Many speculate that Duke, Michigan State and Arizona are some of the top teams to be on the lookout for this season.
Downtown Las Vegas is made for a huge St. Patrick’s Day party!
What better way is there to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than by drinking green beer, pinching people who aren’t wearing green, and catching a free fireworks show?
Downtown Las Vegas is a popular destination for locals and tourists to come and celebrate the day.
Starting at 7 p.m., The Plaza Hotel & Casino will be celebrating the holiday under the green dome, which will be lit up with a St. Patrick’s Day theme.
RSVP today and bring your friends and family to enjoy live music and drink specials inspired by the holiday. Dance the night away under the dome and at 10 p.m. there will be a spectacularly green firework show.
If you’re looking for the best deal on drinks, The Plaza is offering drink specials starting at $5 all weekend long from March 15th-March 17th. Get in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit with a $5 Green Beer.
ABOUT ST. PATRICK’S DAY
Historically, the holiday was created in the early 17th century to celebrate the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. It is celebrated yearly on March 17th, the day that Saint Patrick died. St. Patrick’s Day celebrates the culture and heritage of the Irish and celebrations usually include parades, festivals, wearing green, and shamrocks. Traditionally, the restrictions on eating and drinking alcohol were lifted on St. Patrick’s Day, which has encouraged the tradition of consuming a lot of alcohol on the holiday.
Although St. Patrick’s Day isn’t directly an American holiday, we Americans just like the Irish, love any excuse to throw a parade and drink a lot of beer, so we obviously adopted the tradition. If you’re looking for more activities to celebrate the holiday in downtown Vegas, you can see if you have luck of the Irish and try your hand in the casino. This year, St. Patrick’s Day is on a Sunday which makes it the perfect day to drink a lot, party downtown, and have a spectacular Sunday Funday. The holiday is widely celebrated in Las Vegas so be sure to book a room in advance to ensure that you can party on all night long. We’ll see you there in your best green outfit!
Downtown Las Vegas is a vibrant area full of art and culture that speaks to both a great past and promising future. The Life is Beautiful festival, which returns to Downtown Las Vegas on Friday, September 21st, and runs through Sunday, September 23rd, is a testament to this unique culture. The festival will bring some of today’s most celebrated musicians, chefs, artists, comedians and speakers to the downtown art district for a three-day inspirational social platform and celebration of life.The Plaza Hotel and Casino has been an integral part of Downtown Las Vegas throughout its historic past. Today, as the area continues to undergo substantial change and growth, we continue to create the perfect combination of comfort and sophistication while providing an old-school Vegas feel paired with modernism.The effort put forth by the Life is Beautiful team is something we admire, and as a fellow Downtown Las Vegas business, we certainly appreciate the buzz it creates for our community and downtown culture. Adjacent to the arts district, The Plaza has been a hub for those who have attended previous Life is Beautiful festivals and will continue to be one this year as well.Whether you need a room to rest between days of the festival, something to eat and drink, or just some help with directions, we are here to help make your Life is Beautiful experience as enjoyable and empowering as possible. There are three free re-entries per day for all general admission festival guests, so come to enjoy a meal and drink with us at one of our many restaurants and bars and sit back and rest your feet.The Plaza Hotel and Casino will also offer event parking for the festival at a competitive price. If you’re looking to relax during the day before the festival we will host a Life Is Beautiful pool party at The Plaza on Saturday and Sunday starting at 11 a.m. with music, dancing, and drinks.
Plaza Hotel Casino: Official Hotel Partner of Life is Beautiful
The Plaza is an official hotel partner of the Life Is Beautiful festival and festival goers.
The Music at Life is Beautiful
There will be around 80 artists playing at Life is Beautiful. With headliners like The Weeknd, Arcade Fire, Florence and The Machine, Travis Scott and many more, there’s no doubt the festival will be packed with good vibes.There are four stages where you and your group can enjoy the music, including one stage that is a dome with an electronic feel where most DJs will play. The first shows on the lineup will start around 3 p.m. and headliners will close out the festival around 11 p.m. or midnight. The festival provides music lovers with a variety of genres, and you’ll find everything from rap and hip hop to EDM and alternative.
The Art of Life is Beautiful
Life is Beautiful is a celebration of art and culture. There will be modern art exhibits, walk through art exhibitions like the “Art Motel,” and traditional art exhibits with photography and paintings. Art cars, which take festival-goers to and from different stages, will be back in 2018 providing people with the opportunity to experience the marvels of light, sound, color, and technology all working together seamlessly in one art piece. The whole festival can be thought of as a work of art, providing an opportunity at every corner to enthrall the senses of festival attendees. Outside festival grounds in the Downtown Las Vegas community there is also plenty of art to be seen.
Murals At Plaza Hotel Casino
The Plaza Hotel & Casino is adorned with murals by street artists Shepard Fairey and D*Face that scale the whole building from top to bottom. These murals were some of the most challenging murals they’ve ever created. Each artist had to overcome personal and unexpected challenges like changing weather patterns.Using scaffolding and the natural curvature of the Plaza Hotel, each artist transformed a side of the hotel into a living piece of art.Both murals will add color and life to an already vibrant downtown Las Vegas and Fremont Street Experience. Come to see the murals today for yourself and explore the rest of the art downtown.Above: Shepard Fairey’s piece “Cultivate Harmony”. Fairey, known for his iconic 2008 “Hope” poster of President Obama has transformed American pop culture with his modern art and now he’s transformed the Plaza into a living piece of artworkAbove: One of the latest pieces of art to join the Downtown Las Vegas area is a large mural created by D*Face, an English multimedia street artist known for his sold-out galleries and collaboration with the world’s top music artists
Over 40 eateries with a variety of cuisine will be present at Life Is Beautiful 2018. Attendees can enjoy food from different cultures such as Mexico, Asia, and India among others. There will be many places for festival goers to enjoy food and learn about the art of cooking. If you’re looking for a bite to eat after the festival, you can come over to The Plaza to grab a late night bite at Pop Up Pizza or Brightside Breakfast & Burgers, which will even have a DJ for your entertainment.
For those over the age of 21, there are plenty of excellent alcoholic drink options. Drinks will be available from specific alcohol vendors as well as at full-service bars. There are also plenty of bars to enjoy outside festival grounds in the downtown Las Vegas area. Come and join us for a drink at The Plaza where we will have drink specials for festival goers.We look forward to seeing you at The Plaza in September to celebrate Life Is Beautiful!
The Plaza Hotel & Casino is your home for all things RodeoThroughout the Plaza’s 35-year history, the Plaza has been a destination for rodeo fans. National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas brings the best of Las Vegas with none shining brighter than the Plaza Hotel Casino, official hotel sponsor of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR).The Plaza Hotel & Casino won Gold in five categories for Las Vegas Review-Journal’s annual list of the Best of Las Vegas. Las Vegas visitors and locals choose their favorite businesses and vote for their favorites in several categories.The Plaza is excited to be chosen by our customers for:
Best Downtown Hotel
Best Downtown Slots
Best Downtown Hotel Pool
Best Steakhouse – Oscar’s Steakhouse
Now we are adding a new category to the list. Downtown Las Vegas’ best practice arena.In addition to being voted the best in those categories, in 2017 the Plaza Hotel & Casino became home to downtown Las Vegas’ first and only practice arena and stalls with holding pens for rough stock. This unique amenity for rodeo fans made it convenient for guests to house and exercise their animals, just steps from their hotel room. Coupled with free viewing parties, live entertainment, complimentary shuttles and numerous food and drink specials, the Plaza was the place to be for NFR.This year, the Plaza is offering even more! The Plaza will provide a full outdoor arena and even more stalls for roping practice and exercise. This arena will serve as the location for various special industry events and clinics led by rodeo experts throughout the year. The arena will also offer onsite veterinarian services provided by Outlaw Equine.As the rodeo today attracts more youth participants than ever before, the Plaza will serve as the perfect destination for Junior NFR participants and their families with its variety of family-friendly entertainment, affordable dining and comfortable hotel accommodations.The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo is the season-ending championship event for the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and is the world’s premier rodeo. Held annually since 1959 – some of the greatest cowboys in history have competed in several events including:
Saddle bronc riding
And of course, bull riding!
Why should you come visit the Plaza during the NFR?
Roy Cooper, Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame member, thinks you’d love it here. “Nowhere else in downtown Las Vegas can you find the great amenities that the Plaza is offering. The Plaza has really stepped up – especially by building an arena and stalls – all to make cowboys like me feel at home”.
Guests staying at the Plaza can reserve two stalls and trailer/truck parking at a special rate.
Every night of the NFR, the Plaza will host a free viewing party in its new Plaza Events Center, which has 18 large high-definition television screens and seats up to 400 guests. You’ll feel like you are part of the action from the comfort of your seat with drink and food specials.
For those that like to be closer to the action, we’ll take you to the NFR.Guests can take advantage of the Plaza’s free shuttle service to the Thomas and Mack Center offered nightly from 5 to 7 p.m. and returning 9 to 10:30 p.m.Our shuttles are a great place to talk about all the amazing action you just witnessed and will back to the Plaza for nightly Live NFR Feed Viewing Parties with live entertainment and of course, food and drink specials because the fun is only beginning.If you got enough live action and fun at the NFR, relax at the Best Steakhouse in Las Vegas (as voted on by Las Vegas visitors and locals), and enjoy NFR food specials.
There are a ton of fun and exciting events happening! Here is just a short list of things to look forward to. For more details including dates and times check out the full schedule here.Miss Rodeo America — Contestant Official IntroductionMiss Rodeo America — Horsemanship Competition
PRCA National Convention Contract Personnel Trade Show & JCCF Silent Auction
Miss Rodeo America – Public Speaking/Extemporaneous Speeches
ALL IN Barrel Race
2018 Benny Binion’s World Famous Wrangler NFR Bucking Horse & Bull Sale
PRCA National Convention Contract Personnel Trade Show
Junior NFR presented by YETI
Cowboy Christmas — It’s All Here
South Point Western Gift Show
Cowboy Marketplace Gift Show
Miss Rodeo America PRCA Luncheon
WPRA Star Celebration
PRCA Permit Holder of the Year Challenge
Outside the Barrel with Flint Rasmussen
Stace Smith World Bronc Futurity Finale
Miss Rodeo America Pageant – Fashion Show Luncheon
Wrangler NFR Autograph Session — Barrel Racers
Feek’s Vision Documentary
Rodeo Recess with Andy Seiler
World Series of Team Roping
Bob Tallman Wrangler NFR Charity Bowling Tournament
Outside the Barrel with Flint Rasmussen
Wrangler NFR Autograph Session — Tie-Down Ropers
Daryle Singletary’s Keepin’ it Country hosted by Andy Griggs
Miss Rodeo America Justin Boot Parade
Miss Rodeo America Scholarship Foundation Auction
Miss Rodeo America Pageant — Coronation Performance presented by Las Vegas Events
Rodeo Recess with Andy Seiler
Fellowship of Christian Cowboys Public Church Service
Exceptional Rodeo presented by NV Energy
Wrangler NFR Autograph Session — Team Ropers
There is only one thing more legendary than the Plaza’s history and award-winning service, Oscar Goodman. Oscar Goodman, known best as the “Happiest Mayor in the Universe”, served three terms as mayor of the city of Las Vegas.In December 2011, former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar B. Goodman opened a unique Steakhouse. Located inside of the iconic dome of the Plaza Hotel and Casino. Guests are treated to a spectacular view of Fremont Street.Known for its perfectly aged steaks cooked over a 600-degree grill, Oscar’s Steakhouse will have three special menus during the NFR.We want the Plaza to feel like home, that’s why we are serving up plenty of delicious steaks and other classics that rodeo goers will love.Reservations for dinner are recommended and can be made online. You may even catch Oscar himself enjoying a martini and sharing stories of old Las Vegas. Come join us now.Reservations for dinner are recommended and can be made online. You may even catch Oscar himself enjoying a martini and sharing stories of old Las Vegas. Come join us now.
Music moves the soul. It is a universal language that everyone can enjoy. And no other music genre can do it better than Blues. Blues music has been around since the end of the 19th century, and it incorporates spiritual sounds, folk music, and jazz. Call and response patterns characterize this genre, which roots come from African American history. The individual notes used in this style of music give it a very individualized sound and makes Blues the perfect music to get you moving and dancing.For four days in September, the soulful sound of Blues music will take over the Plaza Hotel & Casino in downtown Las Vegas. The Big Blues Bender is starring over 50 artists for a total of over 100 performances on September 6-9. The event will be featuring artists like Kenny Wayne Shepherd, JJ Grey and Mofro, Elvin Bishop, Samantha Fish, and many more!
The schedule will be released in early August. Please check back soon.
Big Blues Bender Packages
There are many different packages to choose from that include options for a four-night stay at The Plaza with a wide selection of hotel rooms. These hotel room packages also include music panels, access to the vendor village, and activities like yoga, photo booths, and even themed nights. It is possible to buy a wristband to the bender, but if you’re from out of town, the package packs a lot more bang for your buck. Back by popular demand, we will be offering “all you can drink” wristbands! We don’t want anyone to miss out on this great event, so payment packages are available so you can pay over time.All the action will be happening in the heart of downtown Las Vegas right by the famous Fremont Street Experience. There is plenty to do, see, and eat in downtown Las Vegas so you can enjoy all that the city has to offer. Packages are selling out fast, so be sure to book now!Buy Big Blues Bender Tickets
Updated: July 4th, 2018.This event has ended and took place on Saturday, June 30th 2018.
View The 2018 Independence Day Pool Party Photo & Video Recap
No other holiday brings out the patriotic spirit of our country more than 4th of July. On that day in 1776, the thirteen colonies claimed their independence from England and Americans love to celebrate with a barbecue and cold beers. It’s a day that all Americans come together in the high heat of the summer and celebrate the independence of the United States of America.Many people choose to celebrate with fireworks and some with meat on the grill, but we know you want to beat the heat when it comes to partying in Las Vegas. Our rooftop pool is the best spot to relax and enjoy the holiday with friends and family.The night featured live entertainment and a hot dog eating competition! The winner of the hot dog eating competition won by consuming 18 hotdogs and took home $1,000 in prizes. The prizes included $200 cash, a two-night stay, dining credit to Oscar’s Steakhouse, and much more!Towards the end of the night, many downtown locations shot off fireworks, which made the Pool at the Plaza the premier location to view the fireworks displaying along the Freemont Street. The pool offers amenities like:
Bingo is one of the most popular games in Las Vegas, but Super Bingo takes it to an entirely new level. The Super Bingo Tournament brings hundreds of people from all over the world into Downtown Las Vegas for the chance to win big and meet other bingo players. It’s not uncommon to see people come from as far as Hawaii and even Canada to take part and play in the tournament.The tournament at The Plaza Hotel & Casino takes place over two days in the newly remodeled ballroom, and all players have the chance to win $175,000 overall. There is a super coverall both days of the bingo tournament, giving players even more of a chance to win. The super coverall on the first day of the competition awards $25,000 to a lucky player, and on the second day, $50,000 is awarded for the super coverall.To join the tournament, The Plaza Hotel & Casino offers bingo only sessions priced at $130. However, players also have the option to book room-and-bingo packages, which start at $239 for a three-night stay. The room-and-bingo packages are even a great option for locals because there will be an open bar during the sessions! Having a hotel room to go back to after a full day of the bingo tournament means that everyone can enjoy the open bar responsibly.A Super Bingo & Hotel Package includes a three-night stay at the hotel, two sessions of Super Bingo, two daubers to use during bingo, a gift, and provided lunch during each day of the tournament. The tournament takes place over several weekends during 2019. The next Super Bingo takes place February 10-12!Register NowIn addition to the Super Bingo tournament, there is plenty to do and see in Downtown Las Vegas. You can step outside The Plaza and step right into the famous Fremont Street Experience. Downtown Las Vegas is also known for having some of the best food in the city. When you come to Las Vegas for the Super Bingo tournament you’re sure to enjoy all that the city has to offer.
The Las Vegas Lights FC made their debut in the United Soccer League in 2018, bringing even more of a sports craze to the city of lights. They are the first professional soccer team in Las Vegas since 1979 when the Las Vegas Seagulls of the American Soccer League played so bringing soccer back to Las Vegas was a big deal for many soccer fans. The name for the team was decided from a poll which included other names Las Vegas Silver Club, Club Vegas, Viva Vegas, and Las Vegas Action. However, Las Vegas Lights was ultimately decided on as the name of the team. Plaza Hotel & Casino is a proud sponsor of the Las Vegas Lights. The Plaza logo can be found on the front of their match shorts. Zappos, a large internet retailer with deep downtown Las Vegas roots, also sponsors the team. The Lights play at Cashman Field, which is in downtown Las Vegas so it’s safe to say that the team has many ties to the downtown area. Most of the team’s players are from the United States or Mexico, but there are also team members from Canada, El Salvador, Japan and even some Las Vegas locals, bringing great diversity to the team.The team has taken over the hearts of many Las Vegas locals and people are finding new ways to celebrate and support the team. After each Las Vegas Lights home game in downtown Las Vegas, fans from everywhere can come over to the Post-Game Pitch, which is outside in front of The Plaza Hotel & Casino, next to the Porte-cochere, to celebrate the team. If you were at the game supporting the team in person, show your game ticket to the bar staff at The Omaha Lounge to receive a Las Vegas Lights specialty drink on us! You might even get to meet some of the players while you’re there as they’ve been known to come celebrate with their fans. Come share your passion for soccer and grab a cold one to celebrate the Las Vegas Lights!See Schedule
When you think of the ideal vacation destination I bet two of the places that cross your mind almost immediately are Las Vegas and Hawaii. Unfortunately, the two are separated by the state of California and the Pacific Ocean so it’s hard to hit Las Vegas and Hawaii both in one trip. But, what if we could bring an authentic HawaiianLuau Beach Partyto Las Vegas?Hawaii and Las Vegas have a few things in common, they’re both hot and they’re both an excellent place to relax and unwind with friends and family. That’s why The Plaza Hotel & Casino decided to throw a Luau Beach Party and combine the best of both worlds. This authentic Hawaiian Luau in Las Vegas brings the beach to you at The Plaza’s rooftop pool.At this authentic Hawaiian Luau you get to feast like a king! Some of the items featured on the menu were Hawaiian favorites such as macaroni salad, lomi salmon salad, and Huli Huli chicken, and taro rolls. One of the main events of the feast was Lechon, slow roasted suckling pig which is a Hawaiian delicacy. There were also plenty of Hawaiian inspired drinks like Piña Coladas and a cash bar for convenience.The Aloha $15,000 Slot Tournament was a tournament with $150 buy-in and offered prizes to first place all the way through the fifteenth place. The first place winner took home $5,500! The slot tournament isn’t the only form of entertainment that will took place Memorial Day Weekend. There were Polynesian dancers at the Hawaiian Luau, a live fireworks show, and buffet serving authentic Hawaiian right next to the Pool at the Plaza.