Las Vegas is hosting it’s first Super Bowl! But the big game is not the only game in town! Several Super Bowl events and various ancillary events will take place, offering a weekend experience packed with gridiron greats, entertainment and more. An exclusive CBS Las Vegas Residency will take place the week of the Super Bowl, with The Fountains of Bellagio serving as the backdrop of the network’s central broadcast location, which will also air the game itself.
The week long, multi-platform coverage will take place from Monday, 5 February to Sunday, Feb. 11. Featured programs include CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell, CBS Mornings, Inside Edition, The NFL Today, Super Bowl Live, The Talk and more. Another of the Super Bowl events is the Opening Night fueled by Gatorade will take place at Allegiant Stadium on Monday, 5 February. For the first time during an Opening Night, fans will get a preview of the Allegiant Stadium campus ahead of the Super Bowl, with the event including family-friendly activities, photo opportunities and shopping opportunities for exclusive merchandise by NFL Shop presented by Visa, plus autographs from NFL players.
CBS presents The Super Bowl Soulful Celebration 25th Anniversary, previously known as the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration, at Pearl Theater at Palms Casino Resort on Wednesday, 7 February. Hosted by Cedric the Entertainer and Tichina Arnold, the concert event offers an inspiring blend of music and football stars. Off the Field NFL Wives Association presents its Off the Field Annual Charity Fashion Show, in collaboration with The Grand Canal Shoppes, at The Venetian Theatre inside The Venetian Las Vegas on Friday, 9 February.
Shaquille O’Neal will bring his larger-than-life personality to another of the Super Bowl events, with Shaq’s Fun House on Friday, 9 February at XS Nightclub at Wynn Las Vegas. The event will offer a fan experience that includes an immersive carnival with rides and games, live performances from Lil Wayne, Diplo and the big man himself, DJ DIESEL.
The Super Bowl Breakfast will take place at Caesars Palace on Saturday, 10 February. This NFL-sanctioned event has taken place in the Super Bowl host city every year since 1988, drawing sellout crowds to hear from some of sport’s biggest names. The 37th annual event will unite Las Vegas business and civic leaders, sports fans from around the country, and football legends, including Pro Football Hall of Famers, former Bart Starr Award winners and many more. Taste of the NFL will take place at the Keep Memory Alive Event Center on Saturday, 10 February. Attendees will enjoy a tasting menu curated by the country’s most talented chefs, opportunities to mingle with NFL superstars and incredible surprises.
The Super Bowl Experience presented by Toyota will take place at Mandalay Bay South Convention Center at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino from Wednesday, 7 February through Saturday, 10 February. The event offers fans the opportunity to collect autographs from current NFL players and legends, shop for merchandise from NFL Shop presented by Visa and participate in new and enhanced interactive games. The experience is complete with photo opportunities with the Vince Lombardi Trophy, a 40-yard dash against NFL players on LED screens and a Super Bowl display showcasing all 57 Super Bowl rings.
The next of the Super Bowl events is the Maxim Casino Royale Experience, which will take place at the Events Center at Resorts World Las Vegas on Saturday, 10 February. Maxim, in partnership with unKommon events, will offer a glamorous evening with some of the biggest celebrities, athletes and music artists to celebrate during the weekend. Sports Illustrated will put on SI The Party Presented by Captain Morgan for another year of VIP-driven experiences and iconic performances at XS Nightclub at Wynn Las Vegas on Saturday, 10 February.
Sports stars will be joined by entertainment’s A-list for Las Vegas’ first Super Bowl, as many musical and comedic performers have booked shows at the destination’s world-class venues. And while it’s not considered one of the official Super Bowl events, soulful singer-songwriter Adele will again take the stage for her Weekends with Adele residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on Friday, 9 February and Saturday, 10 February.
Fremont Street Experience will host its Excessive Celebration Bowl Bash from Thursday, 8 February to Sunday, 11 February. The weekend-long event features 25 live performances headlined by country star Chris Lane on Friday, 9 February and rock band The Offspring on Saturday, 10 February. Additional entertainment throughout the weekend includes roving, football themed, cirque-style entertainment and a live theatrical show from the Grid Iron Girls. A Silent Disco—with DJs playing music for attendees wearing wireless headphones—and prizes for fans celebrating excessively will complete the event.
Pop star Bruno Mars will continue his residency at Dolby Live at Park MGM with a performance on Friday, 9 February. Comedians Tom Segura and Bert Kreischer team up for a stand-up show at MGM Grand Garden Arena at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino Las Vegas on Friday, 9 February and Saturday, 10 February. Talk show host and original American Idol Kelly Clarkson returns to Bakkt Theater at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas for her final dates of the Chemistry, An Intimate Night with Kelly Clarkson residency on Friday, 9 February and Saturday, 10 February.
The All Star Comedy Jam, hosted by Deon Cole, will feature stand-up comics Earthquake, D.L. Hughley, Desi Banks and Aida Rodriguez at the Resorts World Theatre at Resorts World Las Vegas on Friday, 9 February and Saturday, 10 February. Pop star Christina Aguilera takes the stage at Voltaire Belle de Nuit at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas on Friday, 9 February and Saturday, 10 February. Hip-hop legends Wu-Tang Clan debut their Las Vegas residency at The Theater at Mohegan Casino at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas on Friday, 9 February and Saturday, 10 February.
Rock stars U2 continue their U2:UV Achtung Baby Live run at Sphere Las Vegas on Friday, 9 February and Saturday, 10 February. Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco will continue his residency at Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas on Friday, 9 February and Saturday, 10 February. Country star Luke Combs takes the stage at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Saturday, 10 February.
And what Super Bowl events would be complete without watch parties? The entire city will be alive with the game day spirit come Super Bowl Sunday. Several restaurants and bars are putting on watch parties with fantastic food and drink and exciting entertainment. Illuminarium Las Vegas at AREA15 will use its 360-degree screens, state-of-the-art surround sound and projection mapping to bring the biggest game to life. The event features raffles, an all-you-can-eat buffet of tailgate favorites, football-themed drinks and Illuminarium’s expansive list of specialty gameday cocktails.
Proper Eats Food Hall at Aria Resort & Casino will offer an all-you-can-eat-and-drink tailgate package—featuring pies from Pizzaoki, smash burger sliders from Lola’s Burgers and fried chicken sliders from Seoul Bird—to celebrate the weekend. Carmine’s at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace will present a watch party complete with an Italian buffet and premium bar. El Cortez Hotel & Casino will present a viewing party at both The Sports Book and Ike’s Bar. Tickets include a seat in one of the viewing areas, two drink tickets and an all-you-can-eat buffet.
Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas will offer an exclusive party package for the game, featuring guaranteed seating, an open bar and a mouthwatering all-you-can-eat menu of Bavarian favorites from the iconic German beer hall. Guy Fieri’s Flavortown Sports Kitchen at Horseshoe Las Vegas will host a watch party featuring all-you-care-to-drink beer, wine and well cocktails and a food credit for the Food Network star’s signature gameday-friendly fare with ticket purchase.
Guy Fieri’s Flavortown Tailgate will take place near The LINQ Promenade and feature 10+ restaurant pop-ups, custom created Guy Fieri concepts and musical performances from country music superstar Dustin Lynch and EDM talent DIPLO. Virgil’s Barbecue at The LINQ Promenade will offer a watch party complete with family-style menus served to each table and a premium open bar.
Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar at The LINQ Hotel + Experience will also present a watch party, including all-you-care-to-drink beer, wine and well cocktails and a food credit for the Food Network star’s signature gameday-friendly fare with ticket purchase. HyperX Arena Las Vegas at Luxor Hotel and Casino will host a watch event at its 30,000-square-foot facility, which offers a state-of-the-art LED video wall; dozens of television displays; an open bar featuring call liquors, beers and wines and a variety of game-day bites.
Flanker Kitchen + Sports Bar at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino will offer a Big Game experience including an all-you-can-eat menu of American favorites and a premium open bar. The main dining room features a 30-foot-long LED viewing screen with HD TVs and audio/visual technology throughout the venue to recreate “50 Yard Line” game day excitement. CRUSH American Grill at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino will celebrate the game with butler-style tableside selections, including barbecue pork sliders, Mexican street corn and more.
Cabo Wabo Cantina at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino will offer football fans an all-you-can-eat-and-drink viewing party with tailgate fare and its signature margaritas. Gordon Ramsay Burger at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino will present a watch party complete with all-you-care-to-drink beer, wine and well cocktails, plus a food credit with ticket purchase. Gatsby’s Cocktail Lounge at Resorts World Las Vegas to offer a curated themed drink menu, exclusive packages, photo opportunities and giveaways.
More Super Bowl events focused on food continue with Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas. The eatery will present its annual Big Game Blitz party, featuring all-inclusive seating packages, Black Tap snacks, a premium bar and more. Electra Cocktail Club at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas will present a watch party with its 40-foot HD screen at the center. The event will feature giveaways and games as well as beats from a DJ after the game.
Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas will offer an all-you-can-eat menu and its signature cocktails during the game, which can be viewed on one of its four large screens. Kassi Beach House at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas will host “Kassi Bowl”, a watch party complete with viewing of the game on 20 TV screens and an unlimited, all-inclusive menu. La Cave Wine and Food Hideaway at Wynn Las Vegas will offer an all-you-can-eat package—featuring bites like ahi tuna poke, chicken wings and more—and bottomless bar options.