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, 2017 falling on a Tuesday, expect the partying to start on Friday, June 30th. 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.
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Things you should know about 4th of July in Las Vegas
4th of July 2017 falls on a Tuesday. Expect the parties to start on Friday and last through the 4th.
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.
July 4th fireworks generally start shortly after sunset so please be advised, due to the popularity of the fireworks show, it is best to start out early in order to get the best viewing location.
Riding the RTC bus is the recommended way to visit most of the 4th of July Las Vegas fireworks location. Buses across the region will operate on a Saturday schedule on the 4th of July.
As part of Caesars Palace July 4th Celebration, on Sunday July 2, 2017 Caesars Palace Las Vegas, will offer its Independence Day celebration with a colossal 13½ minute fireworks display. Fireworks will be shot from the hotel's Julius Tower beginning around 9:00 p.m. The best views will be from the Las Vegas Strip at the front fountains of Caesars Palace.
Caesars July 4th Fireworks
Date / Time: Sunday July 2, at 9:00 p.m. Confirmed
Place: Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV
By Bus, take: Deuce, Strip & Downtown Express and Route 202
The Station Casinos "We Love Locals' July 4th Fireworks Blast" is set to go off on the east and west sides of town at Green Valley Ranch Resort in Henderson and Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa in Summerlin. The fireworks show last approximately nine-minutes.
Station Casinos Independence Day Celebration
Date / Time: Tuesday, July 4 at 9:00 p.m. Confirmed
Location: Green Valley Ranch Resort & Spas
2300 Paseo Verde Pkwy, Henderson, NV 89052
By Bus, take: Routes 111 and 122
Station Casinos Independence Day Celebration
Date / Time: Tuesday, July 4 at 9:00 p.m. Confirmed
Location: Red Rock Casino Resort Spa
11011 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89135
By Bus, take: Sahara Express and Route 206
While there will be no bad seat in the house, each property has carved out a public viewing area for their guests. Below are the resorts and the best viewing areas.
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|Green Valley Ranch||Backyard pool area|
|Red Rock Resort||Pool area and amphitheatre|
Plaza Hotel & Casino in Downtown will host Plaza Pool Nights Fourth of July Party on Saturday, July 1, 2017 on rooftop pool with live entertainment, drink specials, a barbecue buffet and the festivities will culminate with a spectacular fireworks show lighting up the downtown skyline at approximately 10:45 p.m.
Plaza Pool Nights July 1, Activities
Music all day at the pool
In the evening, guests will enjoy live entertainment from Flashbax, an 80's tribute band.
Beginning at 7 p.m., the cocktail bar at the Pool at the Plaza will offer a holiday drink special. Guests can buy one get one free of the special Firework cocktail (comprised of Strawberry Daiquiri, Pina Colada Rum and Blueberry Lemonade Vodka), which is on the pool bar menu for $10. The pool bar will also offer a selection of frozen and specialty cocktails as well as beer and wine.
On the pool deck, there will be a special barbecue buffet with all-American favorites like baked beans, cornbread, watermelon, BBQ chicken, ribs, brisket, corn, roasted red potatoes, salad and apple pie. The buffet is all-you-can-eat for $25 per person.
At approximately 10:45 p.m., the Plaza will shoot live fireworks from multiple rooftop locations. The fireworks show will last approximately 4 minutes
By Bus, take: Strip & Downtown Express and Routes 106, 207, 208 and 214
Lake Las Vegas will have its Annual Independence Day Celebration on Sunday, July 2, 2017. There will be live music, sidewalk sale, and barbecue stations set up throughout The Village. Enjoy an incredible Fireworks Show displayed over the lake at 9pm, 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 2, 2017.
Kids Activities include: face painting, balloon artist, stilt walker, Glo-works, washable tattoos, Fun For All Games.
Date / Time: Sunday, July 2. From 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm Confirmed
6pm - 7pm: Southern Stue performs on the floating stage adjacent to the Lake Las Vegas Marina in MonteLago Village.
7pm - 8pm: Henderson Symphony Orchestra performs on Hilton bridge
8pm - 9pm: Southern Stue performs on the floating stage
9pm - 9:15pm: Fireworks accompanied by Henderson Symphony Orchestra
9:15pm - 10pm: Southern Stue closes out the night on the floating stage
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 and the High Roller lit up in red, white and blue on July 4.
The LINQ Promenade celebrates the 4th of July all weekend long with an All-American BLOQ Party Saturday, July 1 and Sunday, July 2. On both days, 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 beginning at 12 noon.
On Saturday and Sunday, beginning at 12 p.m., a lively and colorful Fourth of July patriotic parade will kick-off the festivities complete with baton twirlers, drumline, flag performers, stilt walkers, b-boy dancers, hula hoop performers and patriotic cheerleaders. The parade starts at Las Vegas Blvd end of The LINQ Promenade and continuing down the promenade to the Fountain Stage.
Throughout the day and into the night, the promenade will be energize with live music performers, family friendly activities that include balloon artists, face painters, stilt walkers, caricature artists, games and a lot more. A high-energy interactive performing DJ will also spin signature "Rockin' Hip Poppin' Motivating Music" on both days.
Enjoy food and drink specials at various restaurants and bars along The LINQ Promenade. Look for giveaways including hats, flags and beads.
An LED drumline kicks off each evening's festivities at 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Gloria Vivelo and Thrillbilly will perform live music on stage from 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday respectively.
On Sunday, July 2, the 13½ minute Caesars Palace fireworks display kicks off across the Strip around 9 p.m.
By Bus, take: Deuce
Celebrate Independence Day at Henderson's annual Fourth of July celebration. This event, which draws thousands of people to the city each year for a night of live entertainment, family fun, concessions and an 18-minute fireworks display that will be synched to music above Heritage Park in honor of America's birthday.
Henderson Fourth of July Celebration
350 E. Racetrack Rd., Henderson, NV
Tuesday July 4, 2017; 6pm - 9pm. Fireworks Show at 9pm Confirmed
Free Free Admission and Free Parking
(Please note this years change of location)
By Bus, take: Route 217
The Summerlin Council Independence Day Patriotic Parade
Tuesday July 4, 2017; 9:00 am - 11:00 am Confirmed
The parade starts at 9 a.m.
Location: The Trails Village (Hillpointe & Hills Center Drive)
Address: 1910 Spring Gate Lane, Las Vegas, NV, 89134
By Bus, take: Route 210
Celebrating 23 years, the Summerlin Council Patriotic Parade will feature more than 70 entries including marching bands, American military heroes, floats, giant inflatable balloons and children's favorite storybook and cartoon characters. This year a FREE park and ride shuttle offered by Downtown Summerlin will run every 30 minutes between 7 am and noon.
To celebrate the birth of our nation, Wet'n'Wild Las Vegas will be throwing a huge celebration filled with country music, foam parties, line dancing, BBQ, mechanical bull riding, and a spectacular fireworks display to end the evening.
Red, White & Wild Weekend at Wet'n'Wild Las Vegas
Date: July 1 & 2, 2017
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Fireworks show at approximately 8:45pm on Saturday, July 1 and Sunday, July 2.
Celebrate Fourth of July at the annual Pahrump Independence Day celebrations at Petrack Park . Enjoy family-friendly activities, entertainment, food, arts & craft vendors and more! In the evening bring a blanket or a lawn chair and watch Pahrump's sky light up with one of Southern Nevadas longest fireworks show.
Pahrump 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular
Date: Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Time: 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location: Petrack Park
Boulder City 4th of July Damboree Celebration
When: Tuesday July 4, 2017 Confirmed
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)
By Bus, take: Henderson and Downtown Express
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, June 30 and throughout the weekend. Please don't drink and drive.
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
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