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Things to Do in Las Vegas in August

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This post covers some of the best things to do in Las Vegas throughout the month of August, including several free, family-friendly, and nighttime events in 2022.

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Best Las Vegas Shows in August

If you’re trying to get an idea of the most popular shows you can expect to see in Las Vegas this August, we’ll provide a short list of the most notable concerts, stand-up comedy shows, magic shows, and other notable events this month.

For even more fun activities and attractions to enjoy, make sure to read the rest of our post below for more suggestions.

Top 10 Events and Things to Do in Las Vegas This July

The following list includes a variety of attractions, events, and activities for audiences of all ages. 

Some of them are included at no extra cost with a Las Vegas tourist pass, and you might want to consider using one of these services to save money.

1. Go to a Concert

There are typically dozens of different concerts to attend in Las Vegas no matter when you visit, and there will be plenty of excellent artists performing in August as well. 

Here are some of the best musical performers who will be playing in town this month:

You might also want to consider one of these music festivals or concert tours:

Back For The Attack Tour 

  • Less Than Jake
  • Bowling For Soup
  • Doll Skin
  • Cliffdiver

Summer Gods Tour

  • Third Eye Blind
  • Taking Back Sunday

Freaks On Parade Tour

  • Powerman 5000
  • Rob Zombie
  • Mudvayne
  • Static-X

George Clinton & The Parliament Funkadelic

  • George Clinton
  • Fantastic Negrito
  • Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe
  • Fishbone

Psycho Las Vegas 2022

  • Raekwon
  • Mercyful Fate
  • Monster Magnet
  • Ghostface Killah
  • Suicidal Tendencies
  • Bone Thugs-n-Harmony
  • And more!

Rockzilla Tour

  • Papa Roach
  • Falling in Reverse
  • Hollywood Undead
  • Bad Wolves

For even more great music, check this full list of concerts in Las Vegas during August.

2. See a Stand-up Comedy Performance

No matter when you come to Las Vegas, chances are there will be plenty of well-known comedians performing stand-up.

If you’re in need of a good laugh, consider going to see one of these comics in August.

For even more performers, check this list of stand-up comedy shows in Las Vegas during August.

3. Attend a Magic Show

Some of the most famous magicians in the world have residencies in Las Vegas, which means they will typically perform here several times throughout the year.

You can expect multiple opportunities to see shocking magic tricks and death defying stunts this August.

If you’re looking for even more opportunities to witness the unexpected, check this list of magic shows in Las Vegas during August.

4. See a Cirque du Soleil Show

If you’re interested in a theatrical experience, you can usually rely on Cirque du Soleil to host several shows in Las Vegas each month.

And there will be multiple options to choose from in August.

For even more opportunities to visit the theatre, check this list of theatrical performances in Las Vegas during August.

5. Save Money With a Tourist Pass

If you’re planning to experience as much as possible in Las Vegas, a tourist pass is a great way to save money on several activities of interest.

There are a few different types of passes, but the basic idea is that you’ll pay a set price for several attractions.

Using these services, you can usually save 50% or more off general admission costs.

Here are just a few of the attractions included with the Go City Las Vegas pass:

  • Blue Man Group | $165
  • The Beatles: LOVE | $157
  • Las Vegas Helicopter Tour | $149
  • Grand Canyon Tour | $119
  • Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour | $53
  • Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. | $42
  • Hoover Dam Highlights Tour | $55
  • Madame Tussauds | $37
  • Legends in Concert | $84
  • And more!

If you’re interested in enjoying any of these tours, attractions, or live shows, make sure to read our post covering Las Vegas tourist passes for more details.

6. Attend a Sporting Event

There will be multiple chances to catch a live baseball game from the Las Vegas Aviators during the month of August.

Due to how hot it gets during the summer, all of these games will be after 6 pm.

The Aviators are a Triple-A MiLB affiliate for the Oakland A’s, so you can expect to see some of the most impressive upcoming young players.

If you’re more of a football fan, the Las Vegas Raiders will have two preseason games to see this month, and tickets will start at just $50!

The Las Vegas Lights will also have at least two games at the end of the month, so fans of USL soccer should consider attending one of these matches.

Basketball fans can look forward to multiple Las Vegas Aces home games this month. If you’re interested in the WNBA, this is an excellent chance to see a live game.

Check this list of sporting events in Las Vegas to see everything taking place this month.

7. Attend a Dive-In Movie at The Cosmopolitan

While drive-in movies are once again becoming popular following the pandemic, Las Vegas is home to a different and unique kind of communal movie viewing experience: The Dive-In!

Throughout the summer, The Cosmopolitan hosts a movie night by their pool once a week.

This gives you the opportunity to enjoy a popular film while enjoying a dip in the cool water on a hot August night.

Here are the movies playing in August 2022:

  • F9: The Fast Saga | Aug 1st
  • Black Panther | Aug 8th
  • No Time to Die | Aug 15th
  • Eternals | Aug 22nd
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker | Aug 29th

Tickets start at only $15 and they don’t require you to have a room at the hotel to get in.

Purchase tickets or learn more.

8. Take a Day Trip

There are several noteworthy locations within a few hours of Las Vegas.

If you’re interested in getting out of the city for a day, you might want to consider one of these options.

The most obvious choice is the Grand Canyon, and there are a lot of tour companies that offer services which will take you out to this natural wonder and bring you back to Vegas in one day.

Another option is none other than Hoover Dam, which is also quite close to Las Vegas.

As with the Grand Canyon, several companies offer transportation to and from this historic site.

What’s even better is that day trips to both sites are actually included with the Go City Las Vegas tourist pass.

If you want to save money on day trips, this service is an absolute must!

9. Go on a Food Tour

Las Vegas is home to a wide variety of restaurants and culinary styles, and it’s almost impossible to try everything before you leave.

If you’re looking for some help finding the best food options in the city, you might want to consider taking a food tour while you’re in town.

Here are a few of the best options currently available:

Alternatively, you can also head to the Hard Rock Cafe for an excellent selection of meal options!

10. See a Limited Exhibit at the Illuminarium

The Illuminarium is one of the most interesting attractions in Las Vegas.

Through the power of their 4K projectors, they immerse you into environments that you could only imagine otherwise.

During the month of August, they will have three limited exhibits you might want to see for yourself:

Tickets to the Illuminarium and one of these exhibits start at just $44.99.

Alternatively, you can save even more money on this attraction by using a Las Vegas tourist pass!

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About The Author

Stephen Pickhardt

Stephen is the CEO of Free Tours by Foot and has overseen the transformation of a local walking tour company into a global tour community and traveler’s advice platform. He has personally led thousands of group tours in the US and Europe, and is an expert in trip planning and sightseeing, with a focus on budget travelers. Stephen has been published and featured in dozens of publications including The Wall Street Journal, BBC, Yahoo,, and more.
Updated: November 11th, 2022
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