It’s Las Vegas’ longest-running gay pool party, and this week Temptation Sundays celebrates its 10-year anniversary at the Luxor. The party drew nearly 14,000 guests over the course of its 2018 season, and 2019 appears poised to be even bigger. Hosted by J.Son of Nakedboynews.com, Temptation Sundays kicks off May 12 and runs through September 1.
“Temptation Sundays has become an iconic staple of gay culture in the city because its inclusive, relaxed atmosphere creates a safe place for people to spend time, regardless of their age, race or how they identify,” says Tim Evans, marketing director for Luxor. “Our 10-year relationship with J.Son, Temptation Sundays’ host and promoter, has only served to foster that environment, and the Luxor staff who regularly work the event treat our guests with a level of respect they’ve come to expect and appreciate.”
Since launching Temptation Sundays in 2010, Evans says, the Luxor has established its reputation in Las Vegas as one of the most LGBTQ-friendly properties in the city. Las Vegas Pride, the Las Vegas Prime Timers and the Big Gay Men’s Club of Las Vegas are just a few of the LGBTQ groups that hold meetings and conferences at the Luxor, he says. The property also supports the local LGBTQ community through Las Vegas Pride, the Human Rights Campaign and more.
This season will see the return of DJ Mattmon, along with special guests throughout the summer, go-go boy eye candy, unicorn pool floaties, weekly drink specials and more. A sizzling 10-year anniversary celebration will take place July 28, commemorating a decade of fun in the sun. “The positive energy our guests, whether locals or visitors, bring every week is palpable and is really what makes our event so successful,” Evans says.
Temptation Sundays run from 1 to 7 p.m. all summer. Hotel guests, locals, military and emergency service members with valid ID receive discounted admission, and cabanas are also available for purchase. Temptees can sign up for the guest list and receive free entry before 2 p.m. by visiting VegasGayPoolParty.com, Luxor.com/LGBT or Facebook.com/LuxorLGBT.
Temptation Sundays 1 p.m., $15-$25. Luxor, 702-262-4000.