As Super Bowl LVIII approaches (taking place on Sunday, Feb. 11), Las Vegas is gearing up to host a series of exclusive events and parties to celebrate the big game. From star-studded festivals to immersive fan experiences, the following is your guide to some of the most anticipated events taking place during Super Bowl weekend.
Feb. 7: Fred Minnick & Friends’ Big Game Bourbon
Join spirits authority Fred Minnick for an exclusive evening at Fred Minnick & Friends’ Big Game Bourbon. This Las Vegas event promises appearances by NFL legend Charles Woodson, celebrities (Graham McTavish, Rick Harrison and Amanda Vance), spirit experts and a live music performance by country star Michael Ray. Guests will also enjoy a blind bourbon tasting, a silent auction and a live taping of the award-winning Fred Minnick Show. The bourbon experience will take place at the Foundation Room at Mandalay Bay, from 5 to 9 p.m. on Feb. 7.
Cost: Starting at $500.
Feb. 7 to Feb. 10: Super Bowl Experience
The NFL takes over Mandalay Bay South Convention Center from Wednesday, Feb. 7, to Saturday, Feb. 10, with the highly anticipated Super Bowl Experience. Offering fun for all ages, this football theme park invites guests to take part in interactive games like the 40-yard dash, get player autographs, take photos with the Super Bowl rings and Vince Lombardi trophy and visit NFL Shop. Hours are 3 to 10 p.m., Wednesday to Friday, and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday.
Cost: $25 on day one and $50 for the rest of the week. Free for children 12 and under.
Feb. 8: 10th Annual Culinary Kickoff™
The highly-anticipated 10th Annual Culinary Kickoff™ event is back for 2024 at Keep Memory Alive Event Center in Las Vegas from 7:30 p.m. to midnight. This prestigious culinary event will highlight world-class cuisine, live entertainment and charitable contributions as it celebrates its tenth anniversary. Featured chefs include the renowned chef Michael Mina, chef Charlie Palmer, chef Adam Sobel, chef Lasheeda Perry, chef Elizabeth Blau, chef Kim Canteenwalla, chef Thomas Bellec, chef Antwan Ellis, chef Steve Mannino, chef Logan Foos and chef Alessandro. Each chef will offer their own unique perspective and skills to the culinary offerings featured at this Super Bowl event. Charitable contributions will directly support the V Foundation for Cancer Research and a scholarship fund at The Culinary Institute of America.
For more information: thedelislegroup.com.
Feb. 9: Shaq’s Fun House
Get ready for the ultimate party with NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal at Shaq’s Fun House, taking place at Wynn Encore Las Vegas at 10 p.m. on Feb. 9. This music festival and carnival combo features an over-the-top night of games, carnival rides and a six-hour open bar with food. This year promises a stellar lineup of talent including artists like Diplo, Lil Wayne, DJ Diesel, Myles O’Neal and IRIE.
Cost: Starting at $99.
Feb. 9: Bud Light Backyard Tour
The official beer sponsor of the NFL, Bud Light kicks off Super Bowl weekend with the 21-plus-only Bud Light Backyard Tour at 8 p.m. This event features a country music concert by Grammy-nominated artist Zach Bryan, as he brings his classic folk melodies and outlaw country sound to The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, alongside Leon Bridges. Other exciting experiences at the tour include promotional giveaways and an integration with Folds of Honor, a nonprofit providing educational scholarships to the families of fallen and disabled service members and first responders.
For more information: www.budlight.com/backyardtourhome.
Feb. 9: EA Sports: Madden Bowl
EA Sports brings Madden Bowl to Las Vegas with a star-studded music lineup, including platinum artist BRELAND, six-time Grammy-winning rapper Big Boi and Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Green Day. The experience is invite-only, but the concert will be streamed live from House of Blues Las Vegas on YouTube and Twitch at 6:30 p.m.
Feb. 9: Off The Field NFL Wives Association 23rd Annual Charity Fashion Show
Off The Field NFL Wives Association presents the 23rd Annual Super Bowl Charity Fashion Show at The Venetian Theatre. Celebrate more than two decades of impact with a runway presentation of the latest trends and a community, sports and sisterhood. A portion of the proceeds benefits The Biletnikoff Foundation, OTF Scholarships and family programming.
Cost: General admission is $250; VIP is $350.
Feb. 10: Taste of the NFL
Calling all football fans and foodies! Taste of the NFL offers a tasting menu curated by top chefs, including Andrew Zimmern, Carla Hall, Tim Love, Lasheeda Perry, Mark Bucher and more (plus appearances by over 30 NFL legends). Join this Super Bowl event from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Keep Memory Alive Event Center in Las Vegas to support GENYOUth’s commitment to ending student hunger.
Feb. 10: Gronk Beach
Join four-time Super Bowl champion Rob Gronkowski at Gronk Beach, a curated music festival transforming Encore Beach Club at Wynn Las Vegas into a beachside oasis with the football legend’s favorite food, drinks and artists on deck. Headliners Afrojack, IRIE, Dante and a surprise guest promise a memorable experience from noon to 6 p.m. The event is 21-plus.
Cost: $60 for females and $100 for males.
Feb. 10: Sports Illustrated The Party
Presented by Captain Morgan, Sports Illustrated The Party returns to bring an ultra-luxe, 21-plus VIP experience to the Super Bowl in Las Vegas. The event will take place at XS Nightclub at Wynn Las Vegas, with immersive activations, craft sips, live music performances from The Chainsmokers, Kygo and a surprise guest starting at 10 p.m.
Cost: General admission starts at $129; $499 for VIP.
Feb. 10: Da Baby Super Bowl Late Night Vegas After Party & Live Performance
To pre-game the Super Bowl in Las Vegas, immerse yourself in an electrifying live performance by Da Baby at Wet Las Vegas After Hours from 9 p.m. to 9 a.m. This exciting evening will feature live music from Da Baby, celeb appearances, dancing, hookah, delicious food and over 200 dancers from around the world. This event is 21-plus only with an elevated dress code.
Cost: General admission is $40; VIP express entry is $60; and express entry and access to an open bar are $100.
Feb. 10: The ULTRA Country Club
Back for another exclusive night of golf and music, The ULTRA Country Club returns to Topgolf (but this time at its largest location in the country—Las Vegas). Headlining performances include sets by Lil Wayne, T-Pain and Alesso and appearances from some of the biggest names in sports. All-inclusive food and beverages will be available all night long, from 7 p.m. to midnight. The event is hosted by powerhouse athletes Dan Marino and Alex Morgan.
Cost: General admission is $299; VIP starts at $7,500.
Feb. 11: Guy’s Flavortown Tailgate
Guy’s Flavortown Tailgate returns to the Super Bowl’s line up of events, hosted by Guy Fieri. This free, family-friendly event features over 25 Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives restaurant pop-ups, custom culinary creations from Fieri himself, musical performances from Dustin Lynch and Diplo and tons of tailgate fun. Don’t miss the excitement behind the High Roller & The LINQ Promenade from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Cost: Free; must register online in advance.
Feb. 11: Touch Down in Newport Beach
Join Visit Newport Beach as they make history with the first-ever 1,000 drone light show extravaganza at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, following the big game on Feb. 11. This spectacular display will take place one hour after the game ends with 12 minutes of captivating displays. Themed “Touch Down in Newport Beach,” the main highlight of the show includes the opportunity to win a luxe trip to Newport Beach, California. The drones will form into a bright QR code in the sky, prompting football fans to scan it and enter for a chance to win. The vacation includes a two-night stay at Newport Beach’s Balboa Bay Resort, complete with an electric boat cruise, whale watching, a two-hour Moke rental, $200 for shopping and $500 food and beverage credit. The show will be live-streamed globally thanks to COX, ensuring it reaches football enthusiasts worldwide.
For more information: visitnewportbeach.com.