Summer in Las Vegas occurs exactly at the time when a lot of people have time to vacation. When school’s out for the summer, many head to Las Vegas even if their school days are long behind them. When the calendar shows a date between Memorial Day and Labor Day, Las Vegas attracts attention with its summer pool parties, air-conditioned casino floors and theaters, and a long calendar of things to do for summer fun.
Las Vegas in June
The busy season kicks off in the spring and continues right through Memorial Day weekend into June. Once the schools begin to close for the year, countless families make their way to Las Vegas. It’s a good thing there’s plenty for kids to do, including the Mandalay Bay Shark Reef and riding the roller coaster at New York New York. June is a great time for families - or anyone really - to soak in the views from the top of the Stratosphere Tower.
The schedule of annual events is a bit lighter in June, but there’s still plenty going on. June does bring the annual Great West Truck Show at the Sands Expo & Convention Center—the truck beauty contest is always a big hit. Early June also is a fantastic time to enjoy an outdoor concert at the Clark County Government Amphitheater and experience summer in Las Vegas.
Las Vegas in July
The highest average temperatures occur in July, so it’s the perfect time to enjoy one of those legendary Las Vegas pool parties. With high temperatures averaging 106 degrees, the pool seems like the place to be. It all started at the Hard Rock, which still hosts one of the hottest and best attended parties, along with the Flamingo and Mandalay Bay. If you’re the type who rather relax around the pool, that is never a problem thanks to the cabanas and tucked away pools.
Of course there’s plenty of air conditioning for those times when you just need some cool air. The casino floors and are kept plenty comfortable—as are the theaters and indoor attractions. As for annual events, few celebrations are bigger than the Fourth of July celebrations. There are a ton of great places to see the fireworks—try Desert Breeze Park, the Las Vegas Motor Speedway or Cashman Field in downtown Las Vegas.
Las Vegas in August
The busy summer in Las Vegas heads right into August. The visitor numbers start to wane as schools begin to start up, which means you have more opportunity to find one of those great vacation packages. The weather stays plenty warm, so there’s time to catch a pool party or lounge under the sun at Caesar’s fantastic Gardens of the Gods pool complex.
Heading indoors, Las Vegas hosts the Def Con - a conference for computer hackers and video gamers, held at the Rio Hotel and Casino. There’s also a long list of concerts and live events that happen in air-conditioned comfort - headline singers and comedians play plenty of Vegas stages in August when everyone is looking to beat the heat during the end of summer in Las Vegas.