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2016 Memorial Day events, specials

Posted at 9:49 AM, May 11, 2016
Visitors will be able to enjoy their cocktails by the pool from the hours of 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. through the holiday weekend. Guests can add an additional shot to any cocktail for $5 or enjoy a 58 oz. pitcher, as well as upgrade their drink to a pineapple, coconut or watermelon cup. The Deck Grill will also be open to hungry poolside guests. Bistro 57, MRKT Sea & Land, and The Salted Lime will be serving a specialty Sangria Rita for $8 throughout the holiday weekend.   
To honor the troops, BEER PARK will offer active-duty military and veterans 50 percent off their total bill with military I.D. Continuing the celebration, BEER PARK will launch its newest venture, an eating challenge in which challengers must eat a five-pound sausage held in a pretzel bun in one hour or less. The mega-sausage will be presented by servers riding tricycles and the competitor will wear an honorary cape during the challenge. Those who complete the undertaking will win complimentary Budweiser for the rest of the day and a shirt to prove they’ve completed the challenge. The challenge will be priced at $49.95 for those who do not complete it. 
For every mattress sold between May 24-31, Best Mattress will donate $5 to Opportunity Village, an organization that helps those with intellectual disabilities. The goal is to raise $5,000 from sales. David Mizrahi, CEO and Principal Owner of Best Mattress, and his wife will personally match the raised amount.
Bally’s Las Vegas’ lush pool escape, Blu Pool, will kick off its weekly Raft Race series, starting Saturday, May 28, and running every Saturday afternoon through Labor Day. At 4 p.m. every Saturday, guests can test their paddling power, with 1st place receiving a $100 food and beverage tab. 
Dancer, musician and actor, Kevin Federline, will host a Memorial Day party with a DJ set of his newest beats at Crazy Horse III gentleman's club. Red carpet rolls out at midnight.Federline, will host a Memorial Day party with a DJ set of his newest beats at Crazy Horse III gentleman's club. Red carpet rolls out at midnight.
The Vietnam Vets/Legacy Vets motorcycle club will lead 2,000 motorcycles in a ride over the Hoover Dam at 10 a.m. Sunday. The ride will end at Veterans memorial Cemetery in Boulder City where a wreath memorial will be presented, followed by a 21-gun salute.  
Starting on May 28, Foxtail Pool at SLS Las Vegas will be hosting a three-day extravaganza featuring hip-hop stars like Lil Wayne, Flo Rida, Yo Gotti, Ty Dolla $ign, and more. Tickets are $25 for females and $45 for males. For the Blackout Artists BBQ on May 30, tickets start at $20 for all party goers.
R&B singer and actor, Sisqo, best known for his international hit, “Thong Song,” will be hosting at the GO Pool at Flamingo Las Vegas on Saturday, May 28. He will hit the stage at 2:30 p.m., so guests are encouraged to arrive early to get a prime spot. DJ Eric Forbes will get things started that day and drink specials include $5 off Coors Light buckets. Don’t miss DJ BritStar and DJ Tavo spinning on Sunday, May 29 and Monday, May 30. 
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts kick off the eighth Rock of Vegas free summer concert season. Head down to the 3rd Street stage at the Fremont Street Experience on May 28.
From noon to 6 p.m. on May 28 and 29, Grand Bazaar Shops, in partnership with Royalty Exotic Cars, invites locals and Las Vegas visitors to support military and families of veterans through the Las Vegas Fisher House. Donations collected on behalf of Las Vegas Fisher House will be entered into a drawing to receive a three-hour rental of the Slingshot. Those that donate a minimum of $10 will also receive a $10 shopping voucher to use at Grand Bazaar Shops as a thank you for their support.
On May 27, GRAMMY-nominated musician Joe Jonas will celebrate Memorial Day Weekend at Hyde Bellagio with an unforgettable set featuring his signature blend of urban beats, electronic house and R&B. Legendary drummer Travis Barker will give the final performance of his “Give the Drummer Some” residency at Hyde Bellagio with a high-powered set on May 28. And GRAMMY Award-winning music producer Bryan Cox will take over the turntables at Hyde Bellagio for an electrifying DJ set on May 29. 
Las Vegas’ newest nightlife destination will host top-tier talent including Steve Aoki, The Chainsmokers and Lil Jon, among others May 27-30.
Las Vegas Veterans Memorial - A National Tribute is a national monument recognizing the service and sacrifice of American veterans and their families. The two-acre memorial and park will feature 18 larger-than-life statues, from the Revolutionary War to the Global War on Terror. Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval will host the dedication ceremony at 9 a.m. on May 27 at 555 East Washington Avenue.
The LINQ Promenade will be bustling with activities during Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday through Monday. From 2-6 p.m., visitors will see stilt walkers roaming the promenade. Guests are also encouraged to interact with the caricature artists, face painters and balloon artists. The High Roller Observation Wheel will also be free to U.S. Military members on May 30 with valid ID.
on May 28, Mandalay Bay Beach Concert Series is hosting its I Love The '90s performance. Lineup includes GRAMMY-award winning Salt-N-Pepa, Tone Loc, Kid ’n Play, Rob Base, Young MC and Kool Moe Dee. Carlos Santa will also be performing at the House of Blues from May 27-29.
Active members and veterans will receive 50 percent off a menu item on Memorial Day with a valid ID. Not valid on alcoholic beverages and specials. Other restrictions may apply. 
Minus5 Ice Bar will honor veterans with a special ice-themed tribute this Memorial Day weekend. In salute to the troops, the ice bar will offer 2-for-1 entry for all veterans with valid I.D. Tempered at minus five degrees Celsius, guests are invited to celebrate those who have fought and served for our country, while enjoying signature cocktails in glasses made of pure ice. 
On May 30, guests may take 40 percent off their entire purchase.
David Saxe Productions
On May 21, active-duty members and veterans who show their military identification card will receive a complimentary ticket to VEGAS! THE SHOW, V – The Ultimate Variety Show, Zombie Burlesque, Spoofical The Musical, Beatleshow Orchestra, Recycled Percussion or The Mentalist.
Guests will receive a complimentary tumbler with a purchase of $50 or more on May 30.
As part of the Aces of Comedy series, comedian Jim Norton will be performing at the Mirage on May 27. Gabriel Iglesias will perform May 29-29.
Palm Downtown Mortuary and Cemetery will host its 51st Annual Memorial Day Service Monday, May 30. Las Vegas residents and visitors are invited to honor the men and women who have lost their lives defending the United States with a commemorative service featuring dignitaries and songs.
Not only Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino home to the Strip’s only stand-alone wave machine, the FlowRider, but the pools are the place to be for summer-long bikini contests. Guests can strut their stuff for a $2,500 cash prize. Celebrity judges include members from Chippendales and Crazy Girls. Bikini contests will take place at 3 p.m. every Saturday starting May 28. Miller Coors and Red Bull specials will be available all weekend long.
MTN DEW KICKSTART and The LINQ Hotel & Casino are teaming up for the MTN DEW KICKSTART Poolside Pre-Game at The POOL at The LINQ, a one of a kind, seven-weekend summer pool party series in Las Vegas featuring three awesome things: live musical performances, guest appearances and unique poolside services and beverages to kick start the night. The afternoon-into-early-evening series starts on Saturday, May 28, giving guests the opportunity to pre-game poolside. Pool-goers will be able to enjoy video games while relaxing in massage chairs, get a fresh look at the poolside hair stylist and try one of the newest flavors of MTN DEW KICKSTART at the 32-seat bar. 
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino invites partygoers to splash into summer this Memorial Day Weekend with performances by DJ Pauly D on Sunday, May 29 and reality stars Lala Kent and James Kennedy of “Vanderpump Rules” on Monday, May 30. Kennedy will perform a live DJ set during the event.
Food specials for Memorial Day weekend:
Pho Da Nang Vietnamese Kitchen
Pan fried seafood platter with shrimp, sole fish, carving squid and more for $16.
All-American Bar & Grille
Special menu additions include Jersey Boy Chicken Sliders and Surf and Turf Grillers. 
Sports Deli
St. Louis Ribs, jalapeno mac & cheese, baked beans and a soft drink for $25. 
Hash House A Go Go
Red, White & Blue Pancake with strawberries, blueberries and white chocolate chips for $13.99 and a Hickory Smoked Pork Skillet with smoked pork, kale, apples, onions, Provolone cheese, sweet potato cubes, jalapenos cornbread and buttermilk biscuits for $16.99.
Carnival World & Seafood Buffet
Special menu items include: live taco and burger stations, smoked salmon, quinoa citrus zest salad, skirt steak fajita, herb baked salmon with mango relish, teriyaki pork ribs, black and white sesame crusted ahi tuna, orange duck legs and more.
Epic Live is hosting a party and concert featuring Al B. Sure, Donell Jones, Next, Troop, and local bands. The all-day event will be held at the new Craig Ranch Amphitheater. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Cherish Hope Foundation, an organization that helps rebuild the lives of those who have been impacted by substance abuse.
As a special thank you to all veterans for their service, South Point’s Garden Buffet will be offering a free Memorial Day buffet on May 30. Veterans or military members showing an active military card or DD form 214 will receive a free Monday breakfast, lunch or dinner buffet for them and a guest. 
Complimentary burger, French fries, and domestic beer to active military members with valid ID year-round.
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