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Attending the NBA Summer League in July 2024 doesn’t have to be the only thing you do in Vegas. While seeing the NBA’s future stars will provide an unforgettable experience for sports fans, you can catch many other activities that make the whole weekend a memorable experience for everyone.

What to Know for NBA Summer League 2024

The games occur at Thomas & Mack Center on UNLV’s campus (not on the Strip, FYI for first-timers).

Last year was the first chance for most U.S. basketball fans to see the sensational Victor Wembanyama. While Wemby won’t be playing this year, fans will still likely get to see college favorites such as Donovan Clingan and Dalton Knecht. Because it is an Olympic year, it’s too early to know which likely international NBA Lottery picks will be playing.

Still, some possibilities include Zach Edey of Canada, Alexandre Starr and Zaccharie Risascher of France, and Nikola Topic of Serbia.

One of the best parts of the Summer League is the sheer number of current and former NBA players and current and former coaches. In other words, you will never know who you will be next to in the rideshare line or at the concession stand.

  • NBA Legends Dinner
  • Shootaround with NBA Legend/Talent
  • Beach Club Pool Party Access
  • XS Nightclub Access
  • Behind-the-Scenes Tour
  • NBA EXP Lounge
  • Admission to NBA Con
  • Michelob Ultra Courtside Deck Access
  • On-Court Photo

VIP packages are available via the NBA Summer League website.

In addition to attending the NBA Summer League, here are some of the best things to do during your Vegas visit.

Other Sporting Events in Las Vegas

USA Men’s Basketball vs. Canada

When: July 10 at 7:30 pm
Location: T-Mobile Arena

If you can come in early for Summer League, this game may give you a reason to do so. The USA men’s team plays a tune-up game against Canada for the upcoming Olympics. Come see LeBron, Steph, AD, KD, and more as they prepare for another Gold in Paris!

Las Vegas Aces vs. Chicago Sky

When: July 16 at 7 pm
Location: Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay

The two-time WNBA champion Las Vegas Aces play the Chicago Sky at Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay. This will be a hot ticket, especially with the Sky’s high draft picks, including LSU’s Angel Reese. Snag some seats on the Aces website or check second-hand sellers.

For more information about attending Aces games and what to know about the 2024 Aces season, check out our 2024 Aces Season Preview.

Las Vegas Aviators vs. Salt Lake Bees

When: July 19 at 7:05 pm, July 20 at 7:05 pm, July 21 at 6:05 pm
Location: Las Vegas Ballpark in Downtown Summerlin (about twenty minutes from The Strip)

If you haven’t been to the Las Vegas Ballpark yet, it is definitely worth checking out the Oakland A’s Triple-A affiliate during your Summer League visit. Learn more about The Aviators and other minor league sports in Vegas.

Shows & Concerts

New Edition

When: July 10, 12-13
Location: Encore Theater at Wynn

For early 80s nostalgia seekers, New Edition continues its mini-residency at Wynn with dates coinciding with the NBA Summer League.

The group for these performances and those earlier in 2024 was composed of Ronnie DeVoe, Bobby Brown, Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, Ralph Tresvant, and Johnny Gill.

Missy Elliott – Out of This World: The Experience

When: July 13 at 7 pm
Location: T-Mobile Arena

Missy Elliott, featuring Timbaland, will appear at T-Mobile Arena during the NBA Summer League.

Jennifer Lopez – This is Me…Live

When: July 20 at 8 pm
Location: T-Mobile Arena

J.Lo takes the stage at T-Mobile Arena on July 20th.

What’s New in Vegas Since the Last NBA Summer League

If you haven’t visited since NBA Summer League 2023, here are some new things we recommend checking out in Vegas.

The Sphere

This $2 billion architectural wonder opened in late 2023. Check out our Sphere article for all the details.

Durango Resort

The new Durango Resort opened in December 2023 and is located about 15 minutes west of the Strip. We think it may have Vegas’s best sportsbook viewing/dining experience.

For more information about The George and other Vegas sportsbooks, check out our article on the Best Vegas Sportsbooks.

If you want something upscale, Nicco’s Prime Cuts and Fresh Fish has quickly become one of Vegas’s hottest and best steakhouses. In addition to its sportsbook and steakhouse, Durango’s Bel-Aire Backyard Pool will surely be one of the most popular pools in Vegas this Summer!


The luxurious Fontainebleau, located on the North end of the Strip, opened its doors in December 2023.

Indoor Golf

Since your last visit, two new indoor golf attractions have opened, including Atomic Golf and PopStroke, a new mini-golf course backed by Tiger Woods. Atomic Golf is located next to The Strat. Wood’s mini-golf course is located at Town Square, about ten minutes south of The Strip.

Find out more about indoor virtual golf and mini-golf in Vegas.


The world-famous and highly acclaimed Peter Luger’s Steakhouse opened a Vegas location at Caesars Palace in November 2023.

LPM Restaurant & Bar opened at Cosmopolitan in November 2023. It’s a great option for upscale dining in a non-pretentious atmosphere. Check out a review of LPM from a real Las Vegas local.

The Vault, a new high-end reservations-only speakeasy, opened at The Bellagio in late 2023. For more information about The Vault and other popular Vegas speakeasies, see our list of the best ones.

Check back for more updates on what’s happening during the NBA Summer League.

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