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Top Things to Do in Las Vegas in May

Take advantage of the nice weather this month and experience some outdoor fun at MGM Resorts. Try out our new pool experience-Jemma at the NoMad Pool. Visit the Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat or relax at the Mandalay Bay Beach while enjoying this month’s performer in their Concerts on the Beach series. This month is filling over with Mother’s Day specials, Cinco de Mayo activities, culinary events and great entertainment. After seeing all there is to do this month, you may want to extend your vacation!


    Dedicated to all the foodies out in Las Vegas, this month Uncork’d gathers some of the most well-known chefs in Las Vegas and we have the best represented here at MGM Resorts. Start off at CATCH at ARIA on May 9, where you will enjoy an exclusive selection of cocktails, paired with a curated menu of Asian-influenced sushi, seafood, and steak. Then, on Saturday, May 11, soak up the sunshine at the third-annual Picnic at the Park featuring live music and an all-star roster of MGM Resorts’ most notable chefs, including Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Michael Mina, Masaharu Morimoto, Roy Choi, Bryan and Michael Voltaggio, Susan Feniger, Julian Serrano and Shawn McClain. Saturday evening dine under the stars with Vanity Fair at the NoMad pool or enjoy an epic BBQ party with a Mexican twist at Border Grill at Mandalay Bay with celebrity chef Susan Feniger. Get more information on all these events, here.


    MGM Resorts have you covered for all things Cinco de Mayo. At The Park, experience some south of the border fun featuring live mariachi music, authentic street tacos, and elotes all served up with your choice of tequila at Tequila Mania on May 4-5 from 12pm to 6pm. At the Excalibur Hotel, enjoy drink specials on May 3-5 and Mariachi bands on May 4-5. Visit Diablos’s Cantina during May 3-May 5 at Luxor Hotel and enjoy live entertainment, food and drink specials, raffles and more. Diablo’s Cantina also will host a special Sunday Brunch from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Also, enjoy Cinco de Mayo entrees at the Buffet at Luxor on May 5 and come see Pepe Aguilar's Jaripeo at Grand Garden Arena on May 5.


    Pop superstar Bruno Mars returns to the Park Theater on May 3-4. Don't miss this highly anticipated 12-round unification fight between Canelo Alvarez versus Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs on May 4 at the T-Mobile Arena. Next, at the Grand Garden Arena is Carrie Underwood on May 11. Also, on May 11 is Ariana Grande live at T-Mobile Arena. Then, on May 17 at the T-Mobile Arena, is Florence + The Machine. Global music icon, Janet Jackson, is taking over the Las Vegas Strip with her headlining residency Metamorphosis beginning Friday, May 17 at Park Theater. Don't miss New Kids on the Block: The Mixtape Tour at Mandalay Bay Events Center on May 25th. Las Vegas own, the Las Vegas Aces begins the WNBA season against Los Angeles on May 26 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center and multi-platinum R&B group B2K along with special guests will visit the Grand Garden Arena. Lastly, nine-time GRAMMY Award-winner Lady Gaga returns to the Park Theater on May 30.


    Join us for a weekend of all things Derby presented by Woodford Reserve Kentucky Bourbon. On Friday, May 3 from 10:00 a.m.- 4 p.m. sample and learn about Kentucky's finest bourbon then have a picture engraved on a purchased bottle of Woodford Reserve. Then, at the main event on Saturday, May 4, wear your race day best and join us for mint juleps, live jazz and lots of excitement at the Juleps & Jazz Derby Viewing Party at Primrose beginning at 1:00 p.m. There will be plenty of photo opportunities and prizes for the best fascinator. Continue the festivities with a live DJ and food and drink specials at the La La Noodle afterparty beginning at 5:00 p.m.


    Join us as we celebrate Mother’s Day in style with exclusive culinary events, spa specials, and Mother’s Day brunches. Spoil the special lady in your life with a relaxing day in a cabana by the pool or a splurge for a Cirque du Soleil VIP Package. From unique experiences to exquisite dining that can satisfy any taste, check out our Mother’s Day page for ideas on how to make this day one of the most memorable. If looking for recommendations of where to take out the special woman in your life, check out these restaurants below featuring Mother’s Day specials:

    Spago at Bellagio Hotel
    The Buffet at Bellagio
    The Buffet at Excalibur

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