Fourth of July in Las Vegas is a day / week to celebrate. Marking the United States Independence Day, this day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, picnics, and concerts.
Las Vegas loves celebration and the 4th of July is no exception. The party starts early in Vegas with hotel bars, casinos and pool parties are all decked out in patriotic decorations and many resorts competing to host the largest 4th of July fireworks show.
With 4th of July, 2016 falling on a Monday, expect the partying to start on Friday, July 1st. However, I am hoping you planned ahead and got your flight tickets early because things get pricey and sell out fast during this US holiday. If you haven't, no worries, it’s not too late to find something if you search now. There are still some tricks you can use to get decent prices. Check out these tips for help on how to get flights to Las Vegas for a considerable discount. Also don't forget to use Las Vegas hotel discount promotion codes when booking your room.
Things you should know about 4th of July in Las Vegas
4th of July 2016 falls on a Monday. Expect the parties to start on Friday and last through the weekend. Most resorts will have their fireworks show on Sunday, July 3rd instead of July 4th. Check full schedule below.
The Vegas Strip will be crowded all evening with thousands of tourists and local residents looking for a Fourth of July holiday celebration.
July 4th is summer time in Las Vegas, so expect daily temperature to hit the 100 degrees mark. Dress accordingly and drink lots of water.
Every bar and restaurant will have drink specials and dining specials
This is one day you have to make dinner reservations. If you are going to any restaurant on the 4th of July either book ahead of time or be prepared to wait in line for a very long time.
With that said, if Las Vegas is beckoning you this coming fourth of July, here are a few things you might want to put on your to-do list. You'll also find lots of resources and some money saving tips on this site while planning your independence day in Las Vegas.
The Vegas strip and the skies of Southern Nevada will be illuminated with fireworks show. Here are the places to enjoy fireworks show on the fourth of July in Las Vegas.
Note: July 4th fireworks generally start shortly after sunset so please be advised due to the popularity of the fireworks show, it is best start out early in order to get the best viewing location.
As part of Caesars Palace July 4th Celebration and marking its 50th anniversary with a "Summer of Caesars" celebration, on Sunday July 3, 2016 Caesars Palace Las Vegas, will offer its biggest Independence Day celebration ever with a colossal 13½ minute fireworks display. Fireworks will be shot from the hotel's Julius Tower beginning at 9:10 p.m. The best views will be from the Las Vegas Strip at the front fountains of Caesars Palace.
The Roman Plaza and Spanish Steps in front of Caesars Palace will also be transformed for a massive block party. Festivities will include live entertainment, signature cocktails, life size games, patriotic decorations, homemade BBQ specials and much more from noon to midnight beginning Friday, July 1 through Sunday, July 3.
Caesars July 4th Fireworks
Date: Sunday., July 3, 2016
Place: Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV
This year, The Stratosphere Casino Hotel and Tower will present its annual citywide fireworks display and "Independence Pool Party" on Sunday, July 3, 2016. The world-famous Fireworks by Grucci, Inc. will produce a display that will be launched from the Stratosphere's North parking garage and visible anywhere in the Las Vegas Valley. The display will start at 9 p.m.
Independence Day Celebration Weekend at the Stratosphere
Date: Sunday., July 3, 2016
Location: Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower, Las Vegas, NV
As part of the Mandalay Bay Summer Concert Series, Mandalay Bay will light up the sky this 4th of July weekend with a dazzling display of fireworks and a musical performance by the famed Multi-platinum rock band 311. Guests will be treated to 311's hits, classics and rarities on Saturday, July 2 & Sunday, July 3 at 8:30 p.m. Watch the sky above Mandalay Bay Beach light up red, white and blue with spectacular fireworks following the show on both nights.
The best views will be from Mandalay Bay Beach. Tickets to the fireworks and musical performance are priced between $57 - $64. Doors open at 8 p.m. and performances start at 8:30 p.m. nightly.
Location: Mandalay Bay Beach
Dates: Saturday, July 2 & Sunday, July 3 at 8:30 p.m
Lake Las Vegas will have its celebration on Sunday, July 3, 2016. There will be live music, sidewalk sale, and barbecue stations set up throughout The Village and enjoy an incredible Fireworks Show displayed over the lake at 9 pm that can be easily viewed from the MonteLago Village and the Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort and Spa.
Come early and enjoy all the festivities in the Village which includes musical acts during the day, and water activities for the whole family on Sunday, July 3.
Time: 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Henderson Symphony will perform at 7 p.m. on a floating stage adjacent to the Lake Las Vegas Marina in MonteLago Village.
Two simultaneous Firework shows at 8:40 p.m. (Times are subject to change)
Kids Activities include: face painting, balloon artist, stilt walker, Glo-works, washable tattoos, Fun For All Games.
Costa Di Lago
Henderson, NV 89011
Celebrate the fourth of July weekend at The LINQ Promenade, with festivities and family-friendly activities that will include 4th of July themed décor throughout the promenade.
Beginning Friday, July 1st through Monday July 4th, from 2-5 p.m., the open-air dining, retail and entertainment district, located directly across from Caesars Palace at the heart of the world-famous Las Vegas Strip invites you to enjoy fun for the whole famly with live music performers, family friendly activities that include balloon artists, face painters, stilt walkers, caricature artists, games and a lot more. DJ Miguel—the high-energy interactive performing DJ—will spin his signature "Rockin' Hip Poppin' Motivating Music" from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday.
On Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday at 2 p.m., a lively and colorful Fourth of July patriotic parade will kick-off the festivities starting at Las Vegas Blvd end of The LINQ Promenade and continuing down the promenade to the Fountain Stage. On Sunday, July 3rd, the 13½ minute Caesars Palace fireworks display kicks off at 9:10 p.m.
Summer time is pool party time in Vegas. Expect most resorts to have some sort of pool party during this Independence day holiday in Las Vegas. Resort pools will be decked out in patriotic decorations as the hottest DJs spin and the coldest drinks pour throughout the fourth of July holiday.
Don't forget to catch a free concert by Cherry Poppin' Daddies on July 2, 2016 as part of Fremont Street Experience FREE summer concert series.
Schedule: The July 2 show is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m.,
The Stratosphere Casino Hotel and Tower Independence Pool Parties
Elation Pool Party - Open to all ages
Opens at 5pm • Admission $30 plus tax
Featuring live performance by Yellow Brick Road & fireworks extravaganza by Grucci
Located on the eighth floor of Stratosphere Hotel with breathtaking city views
Radius Pool Party - Open to 21+
6pm – 7pm Open Bar
Fireworks at 9pm
Admission: $60 plus tax
The Radius Pool Party is located on the Stratosphere's pool and recreation deck 25 stories above the Strip with amazing mountain views.
4th of July Las Vegas Nightclubs
If clubbing is your thing, Las Vegas on the 4th of July is the place to be. Expect an amazing DJ lineup, and Independence Day-inspired parties all over Las Vegas. Here is a list of the best places to party in Las Vegas on the 4th of July
Henderson Fourth of July Celebration – Mission Hills Park
Monday July 4, 2016; 6 PM - 9:15 PM. Fireworks Show at 9PM
Mission Hills Park
551 East Mission Hills Drive
The Summerlin Council Independence Day Patriotic Parade
Monday July 4, 2016; 9:00 am - 11:00 am
8:30 a.m., Escort & Dignitary Parade Steps-off
9:00 a.m., Patriotic Parade Steps-off
Admission: Free Admission
Location: The Trails Village
Address: Hillpointe & Hills Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89134
Boulder City 4th of July Damboree Celebration
When: Monday July 4th, 2016
Parade Route: Nevada Way, 5th Street, Avenue B - 9am
Morning Events: Broadbent Park - 1301 5th Street - 10am
Afternoon Events: Veterans Memorial Park
Fireworks: Veterans Memorial Park (9:00pm)
If you plan to drive, be warned the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Traffic Bureau, will be stepping up enforcement efforts as part of the departments "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign. Several sobriety check points will be conducted throughout the Las Vegas valley, starting Friday, July 1 and throughout the weekend. Please don't drink and drive.
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