Visiting Las Vegas in August?
Whether you’re a visitor or a local, Las Vegas is back! A lot of the attractions and events are back in full swing. To help you plan your time here, we’ve put together a monthly guide of all the happenings in August and organized them by date and category.
These are all August-only or events limited to a few months, but if you want things to do available year-round, check out our ultimate Vegas bucket list, bucket list experiences, top Las Vegas shows, and indoor activities (since you’ll want to escape the August heat).
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Last Updated: August 25, 2021
Las Vegas Weather in August
- Average Temp in Las Vegas in August: high of 104° F, low of 66° F
- Rainfall: 0.45 inches
- Humidity: 22%
It’s extremely hot outdoors in Las Vegas in August, but they’re always pumping the AC at most indoor spots. We’re used to the heat as locals (70s feels cold to us), but it isn’t the most ideal time of year for visitors.
Unfortunately, it’s still a popular time to visit especially for families, so hotel rates aren’t any lower.
Concerts in Las Vegas August
August 1: Lee Brice, Mandalay Bay
August 4, 6, 7, 11, 13, 14: Usher, Caesars
August 5: Exodus Festival Las Vegas Summer Love Weekend, MGM Grand
August 6: Joe Bonamassa, Park MGM
August 6: Cole Swindell, Mandalay Bay
August 6: Corey Taylor, House of Blues Mandalay Bay
August 6: Ambrosia, Golden Nugget
August 7, 14, 25: The Spazmatics, South Point
August 13-14: Illenium, OMNIA Nightclub
August 13-14: Bruno Mars, Park MGM
August 13-14: George Strait & Caitlyn Smith, T-Mobile Arena
August 13-15: Bob Anderson, South Point
August 14: Il Divo, Mandalay Bay
August 14: Beartooth, House of Blues Mandalay Bay
August 14: Pyromania, Santa Fe Station
August 14: Trace Adkins, Sunset Station
August 14-17: Country in the Cove Festival, Cowabunga Bay Water Park
August 17-19: The Righteous Brothers, South Point
August 19-22: Psycho Las Vegas, Mandalay Bay
August 19, 20, 22: The After Party ft Joey Fatone, AJ McLean, Nick Carter, Wanya Morris, Venetian
August 20: Rise Against, Cosmopolitan
August 20: Jack Russell’s Great White, Golden Nugget
August 20: Mt. Joy & Trampled By Turtles, Brooklyn Bowl
August 20-21: Jonas Brothers, Park MGM
August 21: Cursive, Mandalay Bay
August 25-29: Santana, House of Blues Mandalay Bay
August 26-29: Debbie Gibson & Joey McIntyre, Venetian
August 27: Guns N’Roses, Allegiant Stadium
August 27: Firehouse, Golden Nugget
August 27-28: Merrill Osmond, Westgate
August 28: Caifanes, Mandalay Bay
August 28: Sech, Cosmopolitan
August 28-29: Morrissey, Caesars
August 31: Chris Webby, Dizzy Wright & Futuristic, House of Blues Mandalay Bay
August 5-28: Gordie Brown, Golden Nugget
August 6: Kathleen Madigan, Mirage
August 7: Whitney Cummings, Mirage
August 6-7: Jim Gaffigan, Wynn/Encore
August 6-7: Lavell Crawford, Plaza Hotel
August 13-14: Jo Koy, Wynn/Encore
August 13-14: Ron White, Mirage
August 13-14: Desi Banks, Plaza Hotel
August 14: Daniel Tosh, MGM Grand
August 20-21: Sebastian Maniscalco, Wynn/Encore
August 20-21: David Spade & Fortune Feimster, Mirage
August 21: Dane Cook, Cosmopolitan
August 27-28: Iliza Shlesinger, Mirage
August 28: Jimmy Dore, Plaza Hotel
Conventions in Las Vegas in August
July 29 – August 1: NCRA Convention & Expo, Planet Hollywood
August 1-5: World Massage Festival, Hart & Huntington Tattoo Co
August 5-8: Def Con 29, Paris + Bally’s
August 8-10: WWDMAGIC 2021, Convention Center
August 11-12: Agenda Show, Bally’s
August 13-14: Bridal Spectacular – the Wedding Planning Experience, The Expo at World Market Center
August 15-19: WPPI, Mirage
August 17-19: International Pizza Expo and Conference, LV Convention Center
August 17-19: International Artisan Bakery Expo, Convention Center
August 17-19: SuperZoo, Mandalay Bay
August 22-25: ASD Market Week, Convention Center
August 19-21: Vegas Tejano Music Week 2021, Westgate
August 24-25: HD Expo + Conference, Mandalay Bay
August 24-26: Cannabis Conference, Paris
August 27-30: JCK Las Vegas, Venetian
August 29: Cannabis Wedding Expo, Emerald at Queensridge
August 29-31: Comoprof
August 30 – September 2: MRC Vegas 2021, ARIA
August 1: CONCACAF Gold Cup Final, Allegiant Stadium
August 8-17: NBA Summer League, Thomas & Mack Center
August 14: NFL Preseason: Las Vegas Raiders vs Seattle Seahawks, Allegiant Stadium
August 14, 21: Big3 Basketball, The Orleans
August 20: The Run For a Million Fence Work Challenge, South Point
August 21: Manny Pacquiao vs Errol Spence Jr., T-Mobile Arena
August 21: WWE: SummerSlam, Allegiant Stadium
Misc Things to Do in Las Vegas in August
August 1: The Magic of Bill Blagg Live, South Point
August 7: Ruby Mazur Art Show in Las Vegas, Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian
August 8: Las Vegas PRIDE OUTside Hike, Cathedral Rock Trail, Mt Charleston
August 12-15: Bristol International Balloon Fiesta 2021 Live Viewing, Tao Asian Bistro and Nightclub
August 25: National Geographic Live: Stranger In a Strange Land (Photographer), Smith Center
August 28: Big Dog’s Summer Fest, Big Dog Brewing Co
What to Eat in Las Vegas in August
Whether you’re looking for fruits and vegetables at the farmer’s market or you want to eat farm to table, this is what you will find in season in southern Nevada (zone 9a).
- Fruits in season – apricots, apples, blackberries, cantaloupe, grapes, melons, nectarines, peaches, pears, plums, watermelon.
- Vegetables in season – artichoke, basil, beets, collard greens, corn, cucumber, eggplant, gourds, green beans, hot peppers, okra, onions, pumpkins, salad greens, summer squash, sweet corn, sweet peppers, sweet potato, swiss chard, tomatillos, winter squash, zucchini.
Tips for Visiting Las Vegas in August
- Popular shows and events sell out quickly! Buy tickets as soon as you can.
- Some shows don’t allow large bags in with you. Read all the fine print before heading to the show/event.
- Bring layers – as we mentioned, it’s hot outside but cold indoors.
- Sunscreen is a must if you’re doing anything outdoors. A lot of it is exposed.
- Arrive early. It always takes longer than you think to get from one spot on the strip to another. Arrive early so you can find where you need to go without feeling rushed.
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Do any of these things to do in Las Vegas in August interest you? Let us know if we missed anything!
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Esther and Jacob are the founders of Local Adventurer, which is one of the top 5 travel blogs in the US. They believe that adventure can be found both near and far and hope to inspire others to explore locally. They explore a new city in depth every year and currently base themselves in Las Vegas.