With the 22nd edition of North America’s largest dance festival upon us, attendees from across the globe will land in Las Vegas for an incredible weekend of music at Electric Daisy Carnival. But they’re not the only people in Vegas that weekend.

Several major events will be in town during EDC 2018 weekend, making for an incredibly packed Vegas strip.

To prepare for the upcoming festival weekend, we’d suggest all EDC attendees to prepare for increased traffic on and around the Las Vegas strip for the ENTIRE weekend. We’re also suggesting EDC attendees to plan accordingly by leaving for the festival early. Here’s why:

Friday, May 18 at 5pm: NHL Western Conference Finals: Winnipeg Jets at Vegas Golden Knights (Game 4 – Home Game 2) will take place at the T-Mobile Arena. Expect increased traffic around this area for the entire afternoon/evening.

Friday, May 18 at 10pm: Starting Friday at 10pm on Friday, Highway 95 will be closed at the I-15.  The road closure will take place from May 18 at 10 p.m. through May 21 at 5 a.m. More information can be found here.

Friday, May 18: Rush Hour in Las Vegas. Expect usual traffic as people leave work and head home.

Sunday, May 20 at 5pm: The 2018 Billboard Music Awards will go live from the MGM Grand. Expect increased traffic and detours around this portion of the strip before, during and after the telecast.

Sunday, May 20: RECon, The Global Retail Real Estate Convention kicks off at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Expect increased traffic around the Las Vegas Convention Center.

On top of the thousands of tourists already visiting Las Vegas, coupled with these special events, Las Vegas will see an increased amount of traffic as nearly 130,000 attendees arrive for EDC.  Plan accordingly and be sure to arrive early to avoid any traffic delays. No one likes to get to the festival late, and it’s better to be early than late.

Carpool/Rideshare when you can, and also take a look at booking one of the official EDC shuttles for expedited routes to the festival.

See you next week!