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Expect to see a few more private jets in the sky over the next few days. Fans of electronic dance music flock to Las Vegas every June for the Electric Daisy Carnival, making it one of the busiest times of the year for Cirrus Aviation Services. With more than 140,000 people expected each night during the weekend event, the Las Vegas Motor Speedway transforms into a spectacular neon-soaked party from dusk to dawn. However, the fun goes beyond the festival itself. Las Vegas rolls out the red carpet for EDM lovers the entire week leading up to EDC.
DJs and dancing
The clubs will busy all week long. Headliners include Hardwell at Hakkasan inside the MGM Grand (June 14), Lil Jon at 1OAK inside the Mirage (June 14), Above & Beyond at the Wet Republic Ultra Pool at MGM Grand (June 15) and Armin Van Buuren at OMNIA inside Caesars Palace (June 15). Head off the Strip to the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino where a free poolside "EDC Pre-Party" takes place at 9 p.m. with DJ Silla tha Thrillia on Thursday, June 15.
Drinks, drinks, drinks
There will be a few specialty cocktails being passed around to celebrate EDC. The SLS will offer one throughout the property (Northside Cafe, Umami Burger and Center Bar) called the Electric Blue. It's made with Ketel One Citroen, Bacardi Superior, Blue Curacao, lemon juice and Blueberry Red Bull. The drink will only be available June 16-18 (the same days as EDC).
Cabo Wabo at the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood will have daiquiri specials all weekend long. They include the Daisy Daiquiri, a combination of the Vida Loca daiquiri (made with guava, pineapple andcoconut flavors) and the 3-Way Daiquiri (made with a blend of berry flavors). It's a perfect frozen drink for not only celebrating EDC, but also beating the notorious Las Vegas summer heat.
Shop in style
Beer Park at Paris Las Vegas will host EDC-inspired parties all week long. On Thursday, June 15, the co-founders of Electric Family will be onhand to explain how their clothing line holds special appeal for EDM fans. There will also be merchandise giveaways and a scavenger hunt.
Push those pedals
XCYCLE has been taking indoor cycling to new levels at Boca Park in the west valley - and is a favorite of Strip headliner Britney Spears. Between Friday, June 16 and Sunday, June 18, "EDC Rides" will be offered, where guests will be encouraged to wear neon workout gear while working out to high-energy dance music.
As you can see, there's something for everyone during EDC Week. Call Cirrus Aviation Services at 702-472-9714 to book your flight to Las Vegas today and plan a week of fun events leading up to the festival.