It’s Memorial Day Weekend in Las Vegas, which means there will be tons of events, parades and pool parties to attend.

However, before we talk about this weekend’s events, let’s take a moment to talk about the true meaning of this weekend.

As Norman Schwarzkopf said, “It doesn’t take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.”

According to the Library of Congress, Commander in Chief John A. Logan of the Grand Army of the Republic designated May 30 as memorial day through issuing General Order Number 11.

This weekend is a day to be together with your family and to take a moment to honor the people who died serving the United States Armed Forces.

It’s a somber weekend for many families who are directly affected by war and global conflicts.¬†According to the Nevada Book of Fallen Heroes, there are about 54 recorded Nevadans who have died in combat.

Memorial Day allows our country to focus and remember service members who are no longer with us.

Memorial Day In Las Vegas: Honoring Those Who Are No Longer With Us

Along with the symbolic importance this day presents to our country, it’s also the “un-official start of summer.” With the long weekend ahead of us, many people are planning to vacation in Las Vegas.

According to the American Automobile Association, 42.3 million Americans will travel about 50 miles or more away from their home this upcoming weekend.

And if you’re one of our lovely California visitors who will drive to Las Vegas this weekend then be careful of traffic. According to Casino.org, Interstate 15 will be among the nation’s most “congested roadway.” Nearly a third of Vegas visitors travel from Southern California by car.

Each year, Las Vegas ranks the top spot as one of the “most popular” destinations for Memorial weekend. This means there will be a great deal of events and things to do for families, groups of friends and solo travelers.

So, check out the events below for some great things to do this upcoming weekend.

  • Events From Nevada Department of Veteran Services

    Memorial Day is a day to honor and remember those who died while serving our country. the Nevada Department of Veteran Services published a list of Memorial Day activities that aim to honor, respect and remember those who are no longer with us.

    Save the Date for Memorial Day Events! - Nevada Department of Veterans Services

    (One of a kind NDVS 80th Anniversary pins given to volunteers, 1st Come, 1st Served!) Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery 8:30 a.m., 14 Veterans Way, Fernley, NV Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery 7:00 a.m., 1900 Veterans Memorial Drive, Boulder City, NV A 60-mile Ruck March relay from the Nevada State Capitol to the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Fernley to commemorate Memorial Day Weekend.

  • Magnificent Memorial Day Celebration - Craft & Gift Show

    Enjoy a fun day of crafts, artisanal and goods at The Silverton’s Veil Pavilion. This is a great opportunity to find a unique gift or souvenir for your friends, family or recent graduate. The event is Sunday, May 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Magnificent Memorial Day Celebration - Craft & Gift Show

    Magnificent Memorial Day Celebration Craft & Gift Show 10am - 4pm located at 3333 Blue Diamond Rd. * FREE admission * FREE drawing ticket * 80+ of the most unique crafters & artists * Drawings hourly plus one big prize drawing at 4 pm * FREE parking * Food trucks Proceeds from sold drawing tickets benefit Sir's Rescue Rangers animal rescue.

  • Memorial Day Weekend Las Vegas Pool Crawl

    This pool crawl is perfect for groups of friends or people who want to see all of the iconic party pools in Las Vegas. There is a ticket price for this pool crawl, so be prepared to spend about $70-to$80 before processing fees. This party package includes FREE, express entry to all venues on the lineup, Vegas party bus ride with free drinks, performances by some of the biggest artists and DJs in the world, drink specials at the first venue, professional party host(ss) and photos of the event.

    Memorial Day Weekend Las Vegas Pool Crawl

    Eventbrite - Las Vegas Club Crawl | LA Epic Club Crawls presents Memorial Day Weekend Las Vegas Pool Crawl - Friday, May 26, 2023 at Las Vegas Strip (check our website for starting location), Las Vegas, NV. Find event and ticket information.

  • 21st Annual Memorial Day Ceremony at The Lakes

    This free event honors those who have fallen while serving the U.S. Armed Forces. “MEMORIAL DAY is that special day where we DO NOT CELEBRATE but HONOR and remember with humility and gratitude those who have paid the ultimate price for our freedoms and our way of life.” The event will happen Monday, May 29 at Lake Sahara South Park, 8708 Carlitas Joy Ct, Las Vegas, NV.

    21st Annual Memorial Day Ceremony at The Lakes

    Please Attend the 21st Annual Lakes Memorial Day Ceremony - Monday 29 May, 2023 Solemnly and Promptly at 9:30 AM Held at the Lakes South Park [see map] [between Sahara and Desert Inn North-South and Durango and Ft. Apache East -West] Please consider attending our Annual Memorial Day ceremony.

  • Memorial Day Weekend Fremont Street Bar Crawl

    The Fremont Street Bar Crawls are truly the best. Plus, this is a great weekend to explore Fremont or get a cold one at your favorite spot. Tickets cost $30-to-$70 before processing frees.

    Memorial Day Weekend Fremont Street Bar Crawl

    Eventbrite - Las Vegas Club Crawl | LA Epic Club Crawls presents Memorial Day Weekend Fremont Street Bar Crawl - Thursday, May 25, 2023 at Fremont Street (check our website for starting location), Las Vegas, NV. Find event and ticket information.

  • Stars, Stripes & Swim

    Stadium Swim is a favorite among locals! It’s a beautiful pool with great, large screens that can truly elevate any watch party. Spend Sunday, May 28 relaxing at Circa’s amazing rooftop pool that overlooks beautiful Fremont Street.

    Stars, Stripes & Swim

    Spend your Memorial Day Weekend under the sun at Stadium Swim featuring live DJ's and more! Spend your Memorial Day Weekend under the sun at Stadium Swim featuring live DJ's and more! show less