Last Updated on May 25, 2022
May is a fantastic time to visit Las Vegas. Not only is the weather great, but there is a great lineup of Las Vegas events and shows happening all month long.
Whether you are looking for live entertainment, carnival rides, magic shows, or just some drink specials, you’ll find it at these Las Vegas events in May.
Check out the highlights of the Las Vegas shows and events scheduled for May 2022.
Memorial Day Weekend
Memorial Day weekend is always considered the kickoff to summer in Las Vegas and there is plenty of fun happening around the city to prove it.
- Memorial Day Weekend
- Las Vegas Epicurean Affair
- Cinco De Mayo 2022 – May 5th
- Las Vegas Better Home Show – May 6th & 7th
- The Fear Faire Halloween & Music Festival – May 13th & 14th
- Lovers & Friends Festival – May 14th-15th
- ICSC RECon2022 May 22nd-24th
- Exodus Festival x Desert Drip – May 26th- 30th
- Racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway – Various May Dates
- Concerts in Las Vegas May 2022
You’ll find special offers at various places along the Strip and downtown, pool parties with DJs performing and bottle service, and other events scattered around. No matter where you look around Memorial Day in Vegas, you’ll find something to do.
Las Vegas Epicurean Affair
The Epicurean Affair is a favorite Las Vegas May event for foodies and lovers of fine cuisine. Held at the Red Rock Casino, this event gathers some of the finest culinary and mixology talents in Las Vegas, so that they can present guests with a day of pure indulgence.
The event is set poolside, and VIP table tickets are available. Proceeds from the event go to the Nevada Restaurant Association to help fund their educational and scholarship programs.
Cinco De Mayo 2022 – May 5th
You don’t have to go to Mexico to celebrate Cinco De Mayo. There will be events all across Las Vegas to get your party on.
Three fan favorites for Cinco De Mayo are at Cabo Wabo Cantina, Senor Frogs, and Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville; however, several bars and restaurants will be hosting parties, themed specials, and Las Vegas events in May for Cinco De Mayo 2022.
Las Vegas Better Home Show – May 6th & 7th
The Las Vegas Better Home Show is bringing a new look to home shows at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. There will be giveaways and show prices on both days as well as tons of exhibits and demonstrations so you can increase your home’s value, comfort, and appearance.
The Fear Faire Halloween & Music Festival – May 13th & 14th
The Fear Faire Halloween and Music Festival at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino is celebrating the only Friday the 13th weekend in all of 2022 with Alternative bands, activities, displays, scare actors, sideshow performers, a unique shopping experience, and more!
Lovers & Friends Festival – May 14th-15th
The Lovers and Friends Festival will take place this year at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds. As a music festival that focuses on the ‘90s and ‘00s rap and R&B, the lineup includes greats such as Usher, Ludacris, Ciara, Nelly, Ne-Yo, and more!
ICSC RECon2022 May 22nd-24th
The Las Vegas Convention Center will be hosting ICSC RECon 2022, a three-day event with exhibits, classes, and speakers of the real estate industry.
This is a networking event for real estate professionals unlike any other and is a great resource for those in the industry or looking to dive in.
Exodus Festival x Desert Drip – May 26th- 30th
The Exodus Festival is EDM while Desert Drip is hip hop, though you can get combo tickets to attend them both! The Exodus Festival and Desert Drip are partnered together to make one of the biggest lineups of EDM and Hip Hop in Las Vegas.
Lookout for our lists of Las Vegas events in the coming months of July, August, and September, too because the May event is just the first of four party weekends with Desert Drip and the Exodus Festival.
Racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway – Various May Dates
If you are looking to see some action at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, there are several fun events to catch in May. From a JR Dragster race to driving your own supercar, there is always something going on at the speedway.
Concerts in Las Vegas May 2022
Though the Electric Daisy Carnival was rescheduled for October, there are plenty of Las Vegas concerts coming to town in May.
Carrie Underwood – 6 May Dates
Carrie Underwood is an internationally recognized country music artist who puts on quite a show. In between her performances at music festivals and on tour, Carrie Underwood has a residency in Las Vegas at Resorts World. There are six dates in May to catch her in action!
Eric Church -May 13th
Eric Church is going to be performing at the T Mobile Arena, which means you can get a 360-degree view!
Olivia Rodrigo – May 20th
Olivia Rodrigo, an up-and-coming artist famous for telling relatable stories with her music will be taking the stage at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
Michael Buble – April 27th- May 7th
Michael Buble has secured his own Las Vegas residency at Resorts World. There will be a total of six shows but get your tickets ASAP because the theater at Resorts World only holds 5,000 at each show.
The Doobie Brothers – May 13th-28th
The Doobie Brothers are scheduled to take the stage at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Hotel & Casino Las Vegas for an exclusive short stint of eight shows. Fresh off of their 50th Anniversary tour, you won’t want to miss them in Vegas.
Steve Miller Band – May 13th & 14th
Steve Miller Band is performing at The Venetian Theater for back-to-back nights. They always put on a killer show so this is one of the Las Vegas events to put on your calendar.
Ginuwine – May 14th
Ginuwine is a must-see concert, especially for fans of R&B. He will be at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds for one night only.
John Legend – Three Dates in May
Like the Doobie Brothers, John Legend has secured a Las Vegas residency at the Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood. However, he will be doing a longer stint with 24 Las Vegas shows from April to October, with three dates set for May 2022.
The Las Vegas Strip has iconic accommodations like Caesars Palace, Planet Hollywood, MGM Grand, and The Tropicana Las Vegas each with their own unique venues. Pair those with venues like Michelob Ultra Arena and the Las Vegas Festival Grounds and you have plenty of spectacular places to enjoy the Las Vegas events in May 2022.