Memorial Day weekend brings the biggest pool parties of the year to Las Vegas dayclubs. There are too many big-name artists and colossal summer celebrations for even the hardest partier to catch them all. But if you could, your weekend itinerary might look like this.
• Diplo at Encore Beach Club
Cinco de Mayo, EDC and MDW. May is a special month for Vegas clubbing. At EBC, there are three Thursday Nightswim parties this month, and there's no better way to kick off the epic weekend than the evening splashdown with veteran Wynn resident Diplo. 10 p.m., $25-$55. Encore, 702-770-7300.
• Deorro at Marquee Dayclub
“Keep It Goin’” should be your mantra during Memorial Day weekend in Las Vegas, and it’s also the name of Deorro’s latest festival-season smash, a collabo with Danny Avila. Fuel up at Marquee on Friday. 11 a.m., $25-$35. Cosmopolitan, 702-333-9000.
• Kygo at Encore Beach Club
The Norwegian DJ refuses to stop making pop-dance hits, recently collaborating with Rita Ora for “Carry On” from the Pokémon Detective Pikachu soundtrack. Expect big energy for his Friday EBC set. 10 a.m., $35-$55. Encore, 702-770-7300.
• Rick Ross at Daylight
Ricky Rozay has been Daylight’s go-to guy for holiday weekends for a minute, and his Saturday set is likely to be a sellout. 11 a.m., $100-$150. Mandalay Bay, 702-632-4700.
• Ja Rule at Go Pool
It’s gonna be Fyre (too soon?) when Ja Rule takes over the Saturday Daybeats party with a live performance at the Flamingo’s tropical oasis. 9 a.m., $15. Flamingo, 702-697-2888.
• Marshmello at KAOS
There’s no doubt that ’Mello has been one of the kings of KAOS so far, and his dayclub party this weekend stands out. He returns for SOAK Sundays, too. 11 a.m., $20-$30. Palms, 702-953-7665.
• David Guetta at Encore Beach Club
You never know who’ll jump in the booth with Guetta. Last week at XS it was Idris Elba, getting hyped for his own EDC set. Sunday’s big bash at the beach club could bring more surprises. 10 a.m., $45-$65. Encore, 702-770-7300.
• DJ Pauly D at Drai’s Beachclub
DJ Pauly D’s Playground could go down as the definitive summer party of 2019. You might not be binge-watching Double Shot at Love, but nobody sets a venue on fire like Pauly does at Drai’s. 11 a.m., $40-$60. Cromwell, 702-777-3800.
• Mark Ronson at JEMAA
Ronson’s soulful sets are the perfect match for the stylish and intimate environment of the NoMad Pool party. 11 a.m., $30-$40. Park MGM, 702-730-6784.
• elrow at Encore Beach Club
There's never been a dance music event in Las Vegas quite like elrow. The MDW 2019 chapter stars Aussie wild man Fisher and deep house chill expert Nora En Pure, an intriguing way to close out one of the biggest party weekends of the year. 10 a.m., $35-$55. Encore, 702-770-7300.