Top Things To Do In Las Vegas In April

By Elle
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Heading to Las Vegas in April? April is quite the time to be in Vegas!

With pool party season in full swing and Las Vegas’ largest beer festival taking place this month, it’ll be hard to ignore the high energy and almost-summer vibes pumping throughout the Las Vegas Strip.

From hiking at Valley Of Fire State Park to catching epic shows by the likes of Mariah Carey and Miranda Lambert to enjoying the spectacular springtime display at the Bellagio Conservatory, use this guide to discover all that the month of April brings to Las Vegas.

April Weather In Las Vegas

  • Average Temps in April: high of 79° F, low of 57° F
  • Average Rainfall: 1 day, 0.2 inches
  • Humidity: 25%

The sun is shining, pool season is going strong, and the weather is starting to really feel like “Las Vegas” weather. In general, you can expect warm daytime weather and cooler nights, but despite average daytime temps of 79° F, much hotter days (like 90° F days) can be common depending on the year.

If you’re planning to do outdoor activities in April, be sure to keep an eye on the weather and pack accordingly (sunhats, cold water, sunscreen, electrolytes, etc.)!

Top 5 Things To Do In April

There are so many fun things to do in Las Vegas year round, but here are our top recommendations for April:

Special Concerts In April

  • April 3-5: Miranda Lambert, Planet Hollywood
  • April 3-6: Foreigner, The Venetian
  • April 4: Lauryn Hill, Park MGM
  • April 4: Don Omar, MGM Grand
  • April 4: Ministry & Gary Numan, Virgin Hotels
  • April 4-6: Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Westgate
  • April 5: Bone Thugs n Harmony, Brooklyn Bowl
  • April 5, 6, 10, 12, 13: Tesla, House of Blues
  • April 6, 13: Social Distortion & Bad Religion, Virgin Hotels
  • April 11: Tom Keifer, Westgate
  • April 11-18: Scorpions, Planet Hollywood
  • April 12: Herbie Hancock, Palms
  • April 12-20: The B-52s, The Venetian
  • April 12-27: Mariah Carey, Park MGM
  • April 13: Godsmack, The Cosmopolitan
  • April 14: Darcy & Jer, House of Blues
  • April 17: Faye Webster, Brooklyn Bowl
  • April 18: Eggy, Brooklyn Bowl
  • April 18-28: Garth Brooks, Caesars Palace
  • April 19: Luis Miguel, T-Mobile Arena
  • April 19: The Ghost Inside, House of Blues
  • April 19: Tamia & Joe, Virgin Hotels
  • April 19: Chicano Batman, Brooklyn Bowl
  • April 19-21: LP Giobbi, Brooklyn Bowl
  • April 20: Our Last Night, House of Blues
  • April 23: Set It Off, House of Blues
  • April 23-24: Khruangbin, Brooklyn Bowl
  • April 24-27: Smokey Robinson, The Venetian
  • April 25: Leon Bridges, Virgin Hotels
  • April 26: Movements, House of Blues
  • April 27: Xavi, House of Blues
  • April 27: Hot Mulligan, Brooklyn Bowl
  • April 27: Toni Braxton & Cedric the Entertainer, The Cosmopolitan

Comedy Shows In April

  • April 3-6: Jim Gaffigan, Wynn
  • April 6: Ron White, The Cosmopolitan
  • April 12-13: Jerry Seinfeld, Caesars Palace
  • April 19-20: Taylor Tomlinson, Wynn
  • April 20: Bad Friends Podcast: Andrew Santino & Bobby Lee, The Cosmopolitan
  • April 25: Tyler Henry, Westgate
  • April 26: Jo Koy, T-Mobile Arena
  • April 26-27: Ali Wong, Wynn
  • April 27-29: Jon Lovitz, Tropicana

Conventions And Conferences In April

  • April 2-5: Inside Self Storage World Conference, Caesars Forum
  • April 2-6: NECA District 6 Spring Council Meeting, Four Seasons
  • April 4: Real Estate Expo 2024, Las Vegas Convention Center
  • April 4-6: Stroller: A Comprehensive Tutorial in Musculoskeletal Imaging, Encore
  • April 5-7: Glass Craft & Bead Expo, South Point
  • April 6-10: Medicarians 2024, Fountainebleau
  • April 7: Fling Into Spring, Aliante
  • April 7-10: Investments & Wealth Experience, Wynn
  • April 9-11: Google Cloud Next 2024, Mandalay Bay
  • April 9-12: International Security Conference West, The Venetian
  • April 9-14: Interventional Cardiology Fellows Course, Resorts World
  • April 11-16: PMA 2024 Annual Meeting, M Resort
  • April 12-14: Velocity Dance Competition, Hilton Lake Las Vegas
  • April 13: NV Dept of Education – Future of Learning, Golden Nugget
  • April 14-17: American Academy of Professional Coders Healthcon, Caesars Forum
  • April 14-17: National Association of Broadcasters NAB 2024, Las Vegas Convention Center
  • April 15-17: International Car Rental Show, Horseshoe Las Vegas
  • April 15-18: Cinemacon 2024, Caesars Palace
  • April 17-19: ASFA Annual Conference 2024, The Mirage
  • April 18-21: Far West Athletic Trainers Association – Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium, Westgate
  • April 19-20: CME Science Comprehensive Tutorial in Breast Imaging, Encore
  • April 20-26: Annual Nawlee Conference, The Mirage
  • April 21-24: Craft Brewers Conference, The Venetian
  • April 21-24: Empower 2024, Mandalay Bay
  • April 24-25: Call & Contact Center Expo, Las Vegas Convention Center
  • April 27-28: Home & Outdoor Show, Las Vegas Convention Center
  • April 27-28: Live Veterinary & Pet Technology Conference, The Expo at World Market
  • April 28: Nevada Bridal & Wedding Expo, Las Vegas Convention Center
  • April 28 – May 2: Asembia’s AXS24 Summit, Wynn

See the seasonal displays at the Bellagio Conservatory

One must-see attraction in April is the Spring display at the Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. The Spring display has got to be my absolute favorite of all the themed displays throughout the year. It’s over-the-top, colorful, and pays homage to flowers, nature, and all things spring!

This year, you’ll find massive butterflies, hummingbirds, flowers, tea cups, and everything you can imagine from a garden tea party. While you’re here, visit the Bellagio Fountains and catch the free water show display.

Attend Las Vegas’ largest beer festival

Great Vegas Festival of Beer, the largest beer festival in Las Vegas takes over the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center on April 6. Enjoy unlimited sips of craft beer and cider by breweries from around the country all afternoon long. You can also pair your beers with good food from a variety of food trucks.

On top of all of that, you get the chance to meet chefs and enjoy fun entertainment, including a silent disco!

Experience the show at The Sphere

The Sphere Las Vegas
Courtesy of KSAT

If you’ve driven on the highways of Las Vegas, chances are you’ve seen The Sphere. The Sphere Experience is a two-part multi-sensory experience lasting approximately two hours. In all honesty, it’s two hours of immersive amazement.

Again, there are two parts to the experience. First, you’ll get to explore The Atrium. There’s a 360-degree avatar capture, a mesmerizing 50-foot holographic installation, and a few other cool tech features.

Then, brace yourself for an immersive cinematic experience unlike anything you’ve ever seen with Darren Aronofsky’s ‘Postcard from Earth.’ This specially commissioned film is a sci-fi portrait of our planet, leveraging Sphere’s cutting-edge technologies to transport you to new worlds without ever leaving your seat. 

Rock out at the Sick New World music festival

Love alternative or hard rock music? The Sick New World festival returns to the Las Vegas Festival Grounds on April 27 with a rare appearance by System of a Down as the headliner for the second straight year in a row.

The lineup also includes Slipknot, Bring The Horizon, Alice in Chains, A Perfect Circle, Danny Elfman and more. You can buy GA tickets as well as packages that come with a hotel stay too.

Attend a pool party

Ayu Dayclub Resorts World
Ayu Dayclub | Courtesy of Resorts World

Perhaps the most exciting thing about spring (other than seeing the new display at the Bellagio Conservatory of course) is the fact that pool party season is back, baby!

If your idea of an awesome daytime activity includes lounging around the pool, dancing to live music played by top DJs, drinking summer cocktails, and gorging on delicious poolside chicken tenders, then you’ll probably want to plan to hit up a day club on your Vegas trip!

Pool party season at the day clubs runs from April to the end of October. Encore Beach Club at Encore Las Vegas, Daylight at Mandalay Bay, Ayu Dayclub at Resorts World, TAO Beach Club at The Venetian, and WET Republic at MGM Grand are some of the most sought-after pool parties across the Strip.

If you want to live it up Vegas-style, book a cabana for the ultimate dayclub experience (if you’ve got the budget for it).

What does a cabana rental get you?

When you rent out a cabana at a dayclub, you’ll typically get exclusive access to a private shaded area with comfortable seating, including plush sofas and lounge chairs. You’ll also get dedicated waitstaff or hosts who provide exceptional personalized service, including bottle service and assistance with food orders. At some dayclubs, you’ll also find a flat-screen TV (for those of you who want to party and watch the game at the same time) and even water misters to keep you and your squad cool as cucumbers in the desert heat.

Enjoy Durango’s swanky new pool and cocktail bar

Durango Bel Aire Backyard
Courtesy of Durango Casino

Bel-Aire Backyard, Durango Casino’s brand-spankin’-new backyard pool area, invites guests to indulge in the ultimate poolside oasis. With more than 65,000 square feet, the backyard will host live DJ sets from noon to sunset from Thursdays through Sundays as well as Friday sunset parties.

The 7,200-square-foot pool houses 13 cabanas, 46 daybeds, and nearly 60 chaise lounges — set just above the water. The whole venue is a vibe, instantly transporting you into hip, ritzy, and glam part of Los Angeles. It almost feels like a movie set!

If you get hungry, The Backyard Grill caters to the pool area with many creative menu items like miso sea bass lettuce cups, watermelon and cucumber salad, crab and avocado salad, and sushi dishes.

On Sundays, you’ll find their epic Poolside brunch with a high-energy party atmosphere, perfect for those of you celebrating birthdays or bachelorette parties!

Walk the Strip and see the iconic sights

Bellagio Fountain Show

Cooler weather means you’ll last longer when walking the Strip. After all, you won’t have 100-degree sunlight beating down on you during the month of April!

This is the perfect time to see and do all the iconic Las Vegas attractions you’ve had on your list, such as seeing the Bellagio Fountain show, cruising on a gondola ride at The Venetian, ziplining on Fly LINQ, and more.

If you’re daring enough, head to the north side of the Strip to try out the hair-raising SkyJump at The STRAT. This heart-pumping open-air bungee jump will see you hurtling at speeds of up to 40mph from a height of 855 feet!

Explore AREA15

Haleys Comet AREA15 Las Vegas
Courtesy of AREA15

When night falls, it’s time to get immersive at AREA15. AREA15 has got to be one of the coolest additions to Las Vegas, like ever!

This 200,000-square-foot immersive art collective is buzzing with all things creative and imaginative. Throw an ax or two, play games at an arcade bar, wander through a ‘supermarket’ that makes you question reality, take in high-tech / colorful art installations, or explore one of the many virtual reality experiences.

From retro to futuristic to totally trippy, there’s an experience for everyone at AREA15. Engage with the exhibits, dive into virtual reality experiences, or simply wander through and take in the eclectic environment. The AREA15 world is your oyster!

Learn more about the current exhibits here (many of them require separate tickets). If special events and concerts are what you’re after, check out their events calendar to see what’s happening during the dates of your trip to Vegas.

See a Las Vegas show

Awakening Wynn Las Vegas
Courtesy of Awakening

Las Vegas has a world-class theater scene. From burlesque to magic, Cirque de Soleil to comedy, there is a show for every type of person and every sort of budget. And the best part is, there’s a show happening every single night in Vegas.

A few shows that we think are perfect for April include:

Awakening – The Wynn’s brand-new spectacular production featuring fantastical creatures, dazzling visuals, compelling narrative, and a touch of lighthearted comedy.

Absinthe – Caesars Palace’s daring and provocative Las Vegas show that combines jaw-dropping acrobatics, risqué comedy, and awe-inspiring feats of strength and agility in an immersive circus-style setting.

“O” at Bellagio: Another mesmerizing Cirque du Soleil show, “O” combines water, acrobatics, and theatrical performances to create a unique and romantic experience.

Explore Red Rock Canyon

Red Rocks - GoVegas Guide
Papu and I hiking the Calico Basin area.

If you’re looking for the perfect outdoor adventure that’s not too hot, Red Rock Canyon in April is where it’s at. Red Rock Canyon is locally famous for its unique rock formations painted in shades of red and orange against a backdrop of clear blue skies.

Plus, with temperatures that can warm up to the mid-80s during the day, you can explore to your heart’s content without worrying about overheating.

We like to go there for the hiking. There are both easy and challenging trails to choose from, making this a great option if you want to burn off all those Las Vegas buffet calories. Some of the most popular hikes here include the Calico Tanks Trail (2.2 miles roundtrip), Turtlehead Peak Trail (4.6 miles roundtrip), and Ice Box Canyon Trail (2.3 miles roundtrip).

If you’d rather not deal with the logistics of how to get there (or want to visit the park without hiking), there are tour companies that will take you there and show you the park in all its glory.

Go hiking at Valley of Fire State Park

Valley Of Fire State Park

Another otherworldly park to hike at is Valley of Fire State Park. If you can imagine yourself hiking among towering sandstone formations glowing with fiery hues of red and gold under the warm winter sun, this park is for you. Personally, this is one of my favorite parks in all of Nevada — I love it even more than the Grand Canyon!

It’s like walking through a natural wonderland straight out of a dream! Again, the weather in April is perfect for exploring miles of hiking trails and marveling at ancient petroglyphs etched into the rocks. Just be sure to pack lots of water, lots of sunscreen, and a sunhat!

If you only have time to do one hike, make it the 3.2-mile Fire Wave, White Domes, and Seven Wonders Loop. If you love hiking, make time to visit Valley Of Fire SP – you won’t regret it.

Visit a national park or two

Grand Canyon National Park

If you’re open to venturing out further, you’ll be glad to know that there are at least three national parks within driving distance from Las Vegas.

From Vegas, you can easily visit Grand Canyon National Park and explore the breathtaking landscapes of the United States’ most recognizable natural monument.

If you’re up for a longer adventure, a 2.5-hour drive will bring you to the spectacular views of Bryce Canyon National Park and Zion National Park.

These two parks showcase the wild landscapes of Utah, complete with orange-y red canyons, mountains, hoodoos (spindly rock formations), the world-famous Narrows hike and Angels Landing, and the famous Checkerboard Mesa.

Don’t have a car? Not a problem. There are lots of tour companies that’ll bring you out there as part of a full-day tour. They’ll take care of the driving and the itinerary so all you have to do is bring your camera, a comfortable pair of shoes, and your excitement.

Tips For Visiting Las Vegas In April

  • Although daytime temperatures can be warm and pleasant, evenings can still get cool. Pack layers to stay comfortable throughout the day and into the night, especially if you plan to be out late.
  • Even though the weather in April is not “blazing desert” hot just yet, the sun will still be shining brightly during the day. Sunscreen is a must, especially if you’re doing outdoor activities.
  • If you plan on doing a lot of paid attractions, Go City can save you money on multiple attractions with their All-Inclusive Pass or Explorer Pass.
  • April is the perfect time to explore The Strip on foot. The weather is warm, but not heat-stroke-hot. Be sure to pack a pair of comfortable travel shoes that can handle lots of mileage and keep your feet blister-free.
  • Traffic on the Las Vegas Strip is usually bad at all times of the year, so plan to leave earlier if you have reservations that require you to be somewhere at a specific time.
  • Getting around by rideshare and taxi are equally as popular in Vegas. A taxi can even be cheaper than Uber/Lyft during peak hours, while an Uber/Lyft is cheaper during off-peak hours.

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About The Author - Elle
About the author

My name is Elle and I'm a travel blogger based in California. I love helping people plan trips and create unique itineraries based on their interests and their budgets. I'm a huge fan of outdoor adventures and doing off-the-beaten-path things in Las Vegas (and around the world too)!