Labor Day Weekend 2018 in Downtown Las Vegas

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Looking to celebrate LDW 2018 in Las Vegas but don’t want to deal with the chaos on the Strip? It’s time to experience Labor Day Weekend the way Downtown Las Vegas does it. Free concerts, the SlotZilla zip line, entertaining shows, and one-of-a-kind pools are sure to flip your expectation of downtown on its head.

From the epic block parties to relaxing pools, the Fremont Street Experience is stacked high with the most unique and immersive thrills you’ll find in Las Vegas this Labor Day Weekend.

Rock Out to Live Music

Free Concert: Melissa Etheridge

Friday, August 31, 2018 – 9:00 p.m.

Melissa Etheridge rocks Fremont Street

As a part of the Fremont Street Experience free concert series, the talented Melissa Etheridge will rock the 3rd Street stage with her emotionally-charged, raspy vocals for an explosive start to this year’s Labor Day weekend. The Grammy Award-winning rock legend will perform her most famous hits, including “Bring Me Some Water,” “No Souvenirs,” “Ain’t It Heavy” and more. Click here for more information.

Golden Nugget: Tommy James & The Shondells

Friday, August 31, 2018 – 8:00 p.m

The 52 Fridays concert series features an incredible musical performance every Friday in The Showroom at Golden Nugget Las Vegas. This Labor Day weekend hosts the immensely popular Tommy James & The Shondells, best known for their hit songs “Crystal Blue Persuasion” and “Hanky Panky”. With limited seating and tickets going fast, it’s sure to be a packed house. For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.

Free Music: Fremont Street Experience Live Entertainment

Friday, August 31 – Monday, September 3, 2018
2:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

Fremont Street Free Summer Concerts
Arrive early and stay late. You’re in Vegas!

Fremont is unrivaled when it comes to offering an incredibly eclectic variety of live music, all at no cost. With three separate stages along Fremont featuring original musicians, cover bands, and DJs from 2:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. every night, everyone is sure to find just what they’re looking for. Jam out to artists such as Rock Steady, Spandex Nation, Empire Records, Zowie Bowie, and Dancing DJ this Labor Day weekend. Check out the complete schedule.

Get Your Adrenaline Fix

Fly Down the SlotZilla Zip Line

Slotzilla - Downtown Las Vegas

We guarantee you’ve never seen a zip line quite like this. Combining the world’s largest slot machine (we’re talking 11 stories here) and two levels of thrilling zip lines, you’ll get to experience downtown Las Vegas while flying high over the crowds either sitting or superhero style. Zooming over Fremont Street under the famous Viva Vision light show makes SlotZilla the best zip line in Las Vegas, both on and off the Strip. Get your tickets here.

Swim with Sharks at “The Tank” Pool

Golden Nugget aquarium
See that tube through the Tank? Three-story water slide.

More than just your average pool, The Tank at Golden Nugget features a 200,000-gallon shark tank where you can experience the thrill of swimming beside these fierce sea creatures. With waterfalls, poolside bars, private cabanas, and a world-class waterslide that passes directly through the shark tank, The Tank is a great way to relax and get your thrill on at the same time. Check out the pool hours and more information.

Laugh it Out on Fremont

Defending the Caveman at The D

This award-winning comedy hit is the longest running Broadway show in Las Vegas, and for good reason. The one-man show tackles traditional male/female stereotypes and offers hilarious insight into understanding the opposite sex. Shows will run nightly at 8:40 p.m. this Labor Day Weekend, so be sure to purchase tickets in advance.

Mike Hammer’s Comedy Magic Show at Four Queens

Canyon Club Four Queens


If you could personify magic and comedy, Mike Hammer would be it. The edgy magician is non-stop with his witty audience interaction, mind-boggling tricks, and jaw-dropping mentalist skills. Featured on A&E for his impressive display of magic and mayhem, performances run from Tuesday to Saturday night at 7:00 p.m in The Canyon Club at Four Queens. Purchase tickets for Labor Day Weekend before they sell out.

Jokesters Comedy Club at The D

This one is not for the faint of heart. It’s offensive, raunchy, and over-the-top hilarious. Get down and dirty in The D Showroom as a rotating lineup of stand-up comedians take their best shots for your laughs. If you’re brave enough, snag a seat in the front row for some quality interaction with the mic maestros this Labor Day Weekend. Shows run nightly at 10:30 p.m. Get tickets.

Labor Day Weekend 2018 is sure to be epic in Downtown Las Vegas. Avoid the beaten path on the Strip this year and experience a refreshing spin on Sin City at the Fremont Street Experience. The live music, entertaining shows, and thrilling attractions offered this year will keep the party going all weekend.

Learn more about Downtown Las Vegas events and activities here.

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