The Las Vegas Strip Explodes With Weekend Party Events
A Las Vegas Strip landmark, Caesars Palace, is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a party on the the first weekend of August.
Caesars Palace first opened its doors on Aug. 6, 1966 and it’s marking this with a special pool party for guests, a concert by Tony Bennett and, for everyone who is in Vegas during this time, a free public fireworks show on Friday, Aug. 5.
The fireworks will take place at 10:20 p.m. Caesars is centrally located along the Strip.
“Since opening in 1966, Caesars Palace has set the standard for the Las Vegas experience,” said Mark P. Frissora, Chief Executive Officer of Caesars Entertainment. “Caesars Palace became an iconic brand by continually transforming its hospitality, entertainment and gaming products. Our focus on innovation continues as we look ahead to the next fifty years of industry leadership.”
The milestone anniversary weekend also includes resort-wide champagne specials, anniversary room packages, special food offerings and specialty cocktails.
The celebration begins before the fireworks on Friday with a birthday pool party for hotel guests hosted by award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay at the Garden of The Gods pool oasis. During the poolside celebration, the winner of the 50th Anniversary nationwide cocktail competition will be revealed.
On Saturday, Aug. 6, Caesars Palace is hosting a Grand Gala event for invited VIP guests. The extravagant evening will be headlined by Bennett, who was the second performer to ever appear at the Circus Maximus Showroom in 1966 and in 1969 was the first and only entertainer ever offered a lifetime contract to perform at Caesars Palace.
Comedian Howie Mandel, who previously appeared at the Circus Maximus showroom and served as Master of Ceremonies for Caesars Palace 30th Anniversary television special in 1996 ,will host of the evening’s festivities. The gala also features performances by current Caesars Entertainment headliners including Wayne Newton, Donny and Marie Osmond, Matt Goss and The Righteous Brothers.
Throughout the evening, many iconic individuals who have made significant contributions to the colorful history and shaped the enduring legacy of Caesars Palace, will be recognized. Honorees for the evening include: Ramsay, the Jay Sarno Family, the Knievel Family and Larry Ruvo.
As part of the ongoing Summer of Caesars celebration, the resort also has a free self-guided walking photo tour and exhibit highlighting the most memorable moments and people in the history of Caesars Palace available through the end of August.
For room rates and VIP during the anniversary weekend, go to: caesars.com/CP50.