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September Must Do Events In Las Vegas

Last updated: September 4, 2018 at 4:33 pm. Posted by in Caesars Palace, Celebrities, Las Vegas Shows, Rio Las Vegas, Things to Do in Las Vegas. Comments Off on September Must Do Events In Las Vegas.

Most of the country is already stocking up on sweaters, pumpkin-spiced lattes and gingerbread or cinnamon-scented candles. In Vegas, we’re still rocking our swimsuits with our umbrella-adorned cocktails and basking in the sun all day. Sounds like a typical September day in Sin City.

With Labor Day weekend fast approaching, Mexican Independence Day around the corner and pool parties still in effect, you’ll have plenty of things to do in Las Vegas in September. Fall season is just gonna have to wait.

Sept. 1-8

September in Las Vegas is still hot and there are plenty of pool parties to enjoy

Oh you know, just an average September day in Vegas. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Labor Day Weekend 

If you’re here for Labor Day weekend, you’re in for a treat. For live shows, you’ll see everyone from Mariah Carey and Jennifer Lopez to EDM producers like Calvin Harris and Zedd. If you’re a fan of rap (and the Bay Area), the legendary rapper E-40 will also be in Vegas. Read more about our Labor Day weekend events here.

Mariah Carey in “The Butterfly Returns” at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in September

We’d give our all to see Mariah. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Mariah Carey

She’s got us feeling emotions: See powerhouse diva Mariah Carey in “The Butterfly Returns” at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. She performs Sept. 1-2, 5, 9-10 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $55.


The only clarity you need is that EDM producer Zedd will rock the house at OMNIA Nightclub at Caesars Palace on Saturday, Sept. 1. Come back the day after and see Martin Garrix on Sunday, Sept. 2.

Paul Shaffer scheduled for three-week residency at Caesars Palace Cleopatra's Barge

Paul Shaffer scheduled for three-week residency at Caesars Palace Cleopatra’s Barge. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Paul Shaffer

Celebrated bandleader, multi-instrumentalist, singer, composer and comedian Paul Shaffer along with his talented full band, The Shāf-Shifters performs an exclusive three-week engagement at Cleopatra’s Barge at Caesars Palace. The intimate performance includes a range of genres like pop, funk and R&B hits mixed with anecdotes and stories from over four decades of working with the biggest names in music, film and television.

See Shaffer Sept. 6-8 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $49.

Gin Blossoms 

Popular for the hit, “Hey Jealousy,” see ’90s alternative band Gin Blossoms performs live at Flamingo Las Vegas’ GO Pool Dayclub on Friday, Sept. 7. Tickets are $20 and doors open at 9 a.m.

Jerry Seinfeld takes the stage at The Colosseum Sept. 7-8 at 7:30 p.m.

Jerry Seinfeld takes the stage at The Colosseum Sept. 7-8 at 7:30 p.m. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Jerry Seinfeld

See the comedian and star of the long-running show of the same name at The Colosseum inside Caesars Palace. Seinfeld takes the stage Sept. 7-8 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $82.50 to $165.

Summer is far from over, Calvin Harris the hottest DJ will be at OMNIA Nightclub

Calvin Harris and Vegas just go together. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Calvin Harris 

EDM producer Calvin Harris will “Feel So Close” when you see him at OMNIA Nightclub on Friday, Sept. 7. As far as we know, “Summer” is far from over.

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In Vegas, you can have whatever you like… and that includes the one and only TIP (the rapper also known as T.I.). He makes his way to Drai’s Nightclub atop The Cromwell on Saturday, Sept. 8. What you know about that (what you know about that)?

Head over to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino for a family friendly Luau

Aloha! Head over to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino for a family friendly Luau. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Luau Pool Party At VooDoo Beach 

Enjoy an all-out luau at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino’s VooDoo Beach. The luau will be decked out with light torches, mai tais, virgin pineapple shakes, Hawaiian music, live entertainment (complete with a fire show), a dessert station and more.

You’ll also enjoy island favorites like spam musubi, assorted sushi, loco moco, teriyaki ribs and other popular Hawaiian entrees. To satisfy your sweet tooth, enjoy exotic fruits like mango, papaya, pineapple, dragon fruit and guava or indulge in banana lumpia, malasadas and different puffs and pies. Our mouths are watering already…

The luau is Saturday, Sept. 8 from 7-10 p.m. Admission is $10 and buffet is $35 ($15 for children 12 and younger). Buy your tickets here.

The Book: Now Open At The LINQ 

Ready, set, Book: Sports fans can now head to The Book, the all-new sports book at The LINQ hotel. Enjoy more than 50 TVs, the Strip’s highest resolution LED video wall, “fan caves” to rent (each featuring a 98-inch TV, game consoles and VR experiences) and food serviced directly to you from Sticky Chicken. The Book also offers a bevy of beer varieties, including a self-pouring beer wall.

Everything at The Book is also digital, from the tablets handed to you the second you walk in to the drink coasters. These coasters are programmed to trigger augmented reality sports and bar games, ideal for challenging your friends and winning prizes.

Football watch parties and play bar games at the BEER Park at the Paris Las Vegas

Take breaks between football parties with a game of Connect Four. Photo courtesy of BEER PARK.

Football Draft Parties at Beer Park

Join the action as BEER Park at Paris Las Vegas hosts football draft parties, currently in session. The VIP package includes a draft kit, 12 beers, 12 Belvedere cocktails and a $200 food credit. Enjoy food like nacho cheeseburgers, smoked prime rib cheesesteak served in French bread and a seven-layer dip.

Sept. 9-15

Penn and Teller extend their long-running magic show at the Rio hotel.

Penn & Teller. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Penn & Teller 

The famous duo Penn & Teller extended their wildly popular magic show at the Rio for – wait for it – three more years. That means you get to experience all the fun, tricks and unexpected delights Penn and Teller are known for. Stick around for the meet-and-greet session after the show.

Show dates vary by week, but always begin at 9 p.m. Tickets start at $74.

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Country artist, Russell Dickerson at the Go Pool

Russell Dickerson,. Photo courtesy of The Publicity Lab.

Russell Dickerson 

As part of Flamingo GO Pool Dayclub’s country music series, see singer Russell Dickerson on Tuesday, Sept. 11. Show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are only $10 a person.

Jeff Dunham performs at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on Sept. 12. Show starts at 7:30 p.m

This show will change your life, just in one night. Jeff Dunham, photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Jeff Dunham

This right here is next-level ventriloquism. See Jeff Dunham: Passively Aggressive at The Colosseum inside Caesars Palace on Sept. 12. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $45.

Jimmy Eat World

Are your friends disagreeing with plans and you’re caught… in the middle? Jimmy Eat World can solve that. See the alternative rock band Jimmy Eat World sing their catchy songs (including “The Middle”) at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas from Sept 13-14. Joining Jimmy Eat World is emo band Hotelier. Show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets range from $30-45.

Inaugural Fall NASCAR Race Weekend 

Get ready for the inaugural Fall NASCAR Race Weekend from Sept. 13-16. The event weekend includes the inaugural South Point 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff race, the DC Solar 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race, the World of Westgate 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series playoff race and the Star Nursery 100 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West race at The Dirt Track.

The Cup Series race will be the first race of the playoffs for the top 16 drivers, and Las Vegas is the only track with two triple-header weekends on the NASCAR schedule. You’re in for a treat: The weekend will include a NASCAR Burnout Boulevard event on the Las Vegas Strip, NASCAR playoffs party downtown on the Fremont Street Experience with a free concert by Cole Swindell.

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Sept. 16-22

Mexican Independence Day Events 

Vegas celebrates Mexican Independence Day (Sunday, Sept. 16) all weekend long with food, fun as well as the world’s hottest stars in Latin entertainment:

Jennifer Lopez ends her residency at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas at the end of September

Catch Jennifer Lopez before her Planet Hollywood residency ends later this month. Photo by Denise Truscello.

Jennifer Lopez

Close to ending her residency, see JENNIFER LOPEZ: ALL I HAVE through the end of September the Zappos Theater inside Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Hear her big hits like “On The Floor,” “Jenny From The Block,” “Love Don’t Cost A Thing” and much more.

The superstar performs on the following dates: Sept. 2, 5, 7-8, 12, 14-16, 19, 21-22, 25-26 and 28-29. Show starts at 9 p.m. Ticket prices vary by dates.

Latin American artist, Luis Miguel performs at Caesars Palace

Luis Miguel takes the stage at Caesars Palace for Mexican Independence Day weekend. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Luis Miguel

Luis Miguel, one of the most successful Latin American artists in history, returns to Las Vegas in celebration of Mexican Independence Day Weekend. Popular for the songs “Ahora Te Puedes Marchar” and “La Incondicional,” Miguel has two performances at The Colosseum inside Caesars Palace on Sept. 13 and 14, both at 8:30 p.m.

Tickets start at $75.

Enrique Iglesias coming to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace from Sept.. 15 - 16 at 8 p.m.

He can take our breath away: Enrique Iglesias performs at Caesars Palace for Mexican Independence Day weekend. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Enrique Iglesias 

He can be your hero baby: In celebration of Mexican Independence Day weekend, Latin superstar Enrique Iglesias plays at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace from Sept.. 15 – 16 at 8 p.m.

Considered the biggest Latin recording artist in music history, Iglesias has 31 No. 1 singles on the Billboard Latin Songs Chart and multiple No. 1 songs across all the Billboard charts.

Tickets start at $46.

Cabo Wabo Cantina will be offering drink and food specials during the Mexican Independence Day weekend

Celebrate Mexican Independence Day weekend at Cabo Wabo Cantina. Photo courtesy of Cabo Wabo Cantina.

Cabo Wabo Cantina 

Now that you know who’s performing on the Strip, let’s talk food for Mexican Independence Day weekend. Head to Cabo Wabo Cantina located inside Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino and indulge in authentic Mexican food from Friday, Sept. 14 through Sunday, Sept. 16.

Enjoy a traditional Mexican grilled platter which comes with barbecue pork ribs, carne asada, achiote chicken and chorizo, served with grilled onions, jalapeños, rice, beans and flour tortillas ($28.95 or $46.95 for two). Pair this barbecue platter with Cabo Wabo’s signature fundido de queso con chorizo, made with a trio of Mexican cheese, melted on a skillet with house-made chorizo.

Wash this down with one of the house-made cocktails, like the Cocorita, made with tequila, lime juice, crème of coconut and rimmed with freshly toasted coconut ($14).

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Brush up on your “Country Grammar” and see Midwest rap artist Nelly at Drai’s Nightclub atop The Cromwell on Friday, Sept. 21. He’ll take you through his biggest hits and you’ll be partying like it’s 2000 in no time.

Sept. 23-30

Country artist Chris Janson coming to the Flamingo Go Pool

Country crooner Chris Janson delights fans with a poolside performance. Photo courtesy of Publicity Lab.

Chris Janson 

GO Pool’s country concert series continue with singer Chris Janson, performing live at Flamingo on Wednesday, Sept. 26. Show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20.

Fight Dome

Fans of MMA (or even the short-lived “Kingdom,” this blogger’s favorite TV show) can see some action at the Rio, starting Friday Sept. 28. Rio’s Fight Dome starts hosting Final Fight Championship. Considered one of the fastest growing combat sports promotions, FFC makes its debut in Vegas and features everything from mixed martial arts, kickboxing and boxing.

Tickets start at $69. For more information on Final Fight Championship, call (702) 777-2782.

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The Breeders 

Popular for the 1993 hit “Cannonball,” see alternative rock band The Breeders live at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas on Friday, Sept. 28. Show starts at 7 p.m.

Beer it up for National Beer Day on Sept. 28.

Beer it up for National Beer Day on Sept. 28. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

National Beer Day 

We’re ending this blog on a fun note: National Beer Day falls on Sept. 28. And if there’s something Vegas doesn’t fall short of, it’s bars. Check out our favorite Las Vegas bars and lounges and raise a glass to an awesome weekend in Sin City.

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I live for a crazy Vegas adventure, but not in ways you may think. Sure, our nightlife scene is all fun and dandy, but I love hitting up all the city's vegan spots, having staycations and catching shows by my favorite musical acts. Since I've ditched rainy Seattle 20+ years ago, I graduated from UNLV and covered Las Vegas hotel and entertainment articles for, the LA Times, Frommer's and our very own Total Vegas Blog. When I'm not writing, you'll find me hanging with my two girls, along with our shih-tzu and tiger cat.

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