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August Must Do Events In Las Vegas

Last updated: August 14, 2018 at 11:32 am. Posted by in Las Vegas Restaurants, Las Vegas Shows, Las Vegas Weddings, Nightlife, Things to Do in Las Vegas. 1 Comment on August Must Do Events In Las Vegas.

You may think that August’s arrival means summer is winding down, but we still have plenty of sunny days ahead in the Entertainment Capital of the World. Whether you’d rather party by the pool or watch a Vegas headliner put on a master class in WHOA, these are our top things to do in Las Vegas in August 2018.

Las Vegas Events: August

Aug. 1-5

The (Backstreet) Boys Are Back In Town

Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life returns to the Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. The iconic ’90s boy band responsible for jams like “I Want it That Way” and “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)” still captures those “wow” moments on stage. Catch them Aug. 1, 3-4, 8, 10-11 and don’t forget the BSB afterparty at Chateau at Paris Las Vegas on Aug. 3-4 and 10-11!

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Omnia Nightclub

OMNIA Nightclub at Caesars Palace is going big this weekend: Martin Garrix topped DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJ list in 2016 and 2017 and he’ll be heading up OMNIA on Aug. 3. Grammy-nominated DJ Kaskade comes on Aug. 4 and 11.

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Migos: Bad? ✅ Boujee? ✅ Drai’s? ✅

Rain drops, drop tops… Drai’s Nightclub at The Cromwell kicks off the weekend with Migos, the Georgia-based hip hop trio behind “Bad and Boujee” and “Walk It Talk It.” They’ll take the stage Aug. 3.

Vegas pool parties at Drai's BeachClub at The Cromwell - Las Vegas events in August

Drai’s BeachClub at The Cromwell. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Three Cheers for Champagne

Speaking of Drai’s, the day-and-night spot is offering a champagne bar for ladies from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Fridays and 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturdays, all month long. A dedicated bartender will be serving up not only champagne, but champagne cocktails as well.

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Vegas Loves Wayne Newton

Wayne Newton: Up Close and Personal is back at Bally’s Las Vegas. They call him Mr. Las Vegas for good reason – in addition to performing classics from his substantial discography, Newton shares stories from a life of working and entertaining in the city for decades. He’ll perform Aug. 1, 6-8, 13-15.

Getting married in Las Vegas - Couple to get married on special palindromic date of 8/1/18

That’s one way to make that special day extra memorable! Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Tie the Knot – Las Vegas Wedding 

Lucky contest winners Justin Brittingham and Heather Bagley are going to be the first couple married on the High Roller on the very special palindromic date of 8/1/18, at just past midnight. We’re not saying you should rush into anything, but it’d be pretty awesome to make it official on 8/1/18, 8/18/18 or 8/18/18.

Aug. 6-12

Photo of steak and Montecristo cigars at Old Homestead Steakhouse at Caesars Palace Las Vegas.

Name a more iconic duo… I’ll wait. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Get Your Steak On

The Clubhouse at Montecristo by Old Homestead combines a few of our favorite things – meat, cigars and cocktails. The tucked away room, located inside the Montecristo Cigar Bar, gives diners a chance to enjoy fine cigars while eating a steak dinner and savoring some of the city’s best libations. Choose any stogie from the humidor at Montecristo, one of the largest in Las Vegas, and order any of the fantastic meats off Old Homestead’s menu. Finalize your night of decadence with a drink from either the menu at the steakhouse or the cigar bar and you got yourself a throwback dinner that should never go out of style.

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Calvin Harris in the House – Las Vegas Nightclub Scene

Scottish DJ and producer Calvin Harris hasn’t let his success (and continued appearances on Forbes’ annual list of top-paid DJs) slow him down one bit. Harris keeps busy between new releases, collaboration with other artists, philanthropic efforts and of course, live DJ sets. Catch him at OMNIA Nightclub at Caesars Palace on Aug. 10, 17 and 31. And don’t miss Kaskade, who returns to the club Aug. 11.

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Drai’s Nightclub

There’s good artists and then there are GOOD artists… literally. A staple of Kanye West’s GOOD Music label, Big Sean takes over at Drai’s Nightclub at The Cromwell on Aug. 11.

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Lazy Sunday or Crazy Sunday GO Pool

Lazy or crazy? Either works at Go Pool at Flamingo Hotel & Casino, where they’ll be offering Corona bucket and Sauza Tequila bottle specials from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, plus cabana and day bed deals.  DJ JD Live will serve up the beats.

Aug. 13-19

Multi-Grammy winner Lionel Richie will have you dancing in your seat

Admit it. You have “All Night Long” stuck in your head. right now, don’t you? Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Lionel Richie

Hello… Is it Lionel you’re looking for? In that case, you’re in luck. Lionel Richie – All the Hits resumes at the Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, and the multi-Grammy winner will have you dancing “All Night Long.” Richie performs Aug. 15, 17-18, 21, 24-25 and 28.

National Rum day is August 16th, featured is Sammy's Beach Bar Rum Toasted Colada Cocktail

Take your day from “hum-drum” to “yum, rum!” Photo courtesy of Cabo Wabo Cantina.

National Rum Day at Cabo Wabo

In the 1600s, an early imbiber of rum wrote that the spirit was “a hot, hellish and terrible liquor.” But they also used leeches back then to try and cure everything, so what did they know? Cabo Wabo Cantina at the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino will celebrate National Rum Day on Aug. 16 with signature rum drunks priced at $14.

Reba, Brooks and Dunn

Country music super stars return to The Colosseum - Brooks & Dunn and Reba

Hear that? That’s the sound of Reba, Brooks and Dunn: Together in Vegas returning to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The one-of-a-kind residency sees a real-life friendship turn into on-stage collaboration. You’d think they’ve been performing together since the start. Catch the country music superstars Aug. 15, 17-18, 22 and 24-25.

Deadpool by the Pool

Chimichangas and unicorns and katanas, oh my! Even comic fans are still a little surprised that an oddball “X-Men” spinoff character like Deadpool has headlined not one, but two solid action-comedy movies. Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino will host a special screening of “Deadpool 2” on Aug. 18 at 8 p.m., a pool party that same day, and a Deadpool-themed cocktail, milkshake and pizza all month long!

Aug. 20-26

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Big Names at Omnia Nightclub

Did you know that Dutch DJ and producer Tiesto was awarded the Order of Orange-Nassau, the Netherlands’ chivalric award for “special merits for society?” Nightlife? More like knight life! Tiesto plays at OMNIA Nightclub at Caesars Palace Aug. 24.

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50 Cent at Drai’s

It doesn’t have to be your “birthday” and you don’t have to “die tryin’” – you can just have a good time at Drai’s Nightclub at The Cromwell while catching 50 Cent’s appearance on Aug. 24.

Brooklyn Bowl

Classical guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela are beloved for original songs like “Diablo Rojo” and unique covers of Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” and Metallica’s “Orion.” The pair has even been featured on the soundtrack of “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.” They’ll be rocking Brooklyn Bowl at The LINQ Promenade on Aug. 24.

Aug. 27-31

Jeff Dunham and Friends Are Back

Ventriloquist Jeff Dunham and his cast of wacky characters return to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on Aug. 29 as part of his Passively Aggressive Tour.

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Double the DJs with Nervo at Omnia

Twin sisters Miriam and Olivia Nervo may have one of the coolest family businesses ever: Globally famous DJ headliners. The duo takes over OMNIA Nightclub at Caesars Palace on Aug. 28

Mariah Carey is making a come-back and returning to Caesars Palace Colosseum

It sometimes feels like it’s Mariah’s world and we’re just living in it. Photo by Dennis Leupold.

Mariah Carey

With catchy hits like “Fantasy,” “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” and “Dreamlover,” she’s the best-selling female artist of all time (and second overall after The Beatles) for good reason. Carey’s Vegas residency – aptly titled Mariah Carey: The Butterfly Returns – is back at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace starting Aug. 31.

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Jorge has been writing in Las Vegas for about a decade, covering a mix of entertainment, nightlife and travel offerings for publications like Best of Las Vegas, Las Vegas Weekly, Los Angeles Times and Louisville Voice-Tribune. In his spare time, he's traveling, at pub trivia or not playing his stack of video games.

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  1. Seems like August will be fun in Vegas. I am travelling to Vegas in December, will be waiting for the event lineup for December.