In 1967, Evel Knievel attempted to jump the fountains at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on his famous red, white, and blue motorcycle. Evel failed but his son, Robbie Knievel, managed to complete the stunt years later in 1989.
On July 3, Caesars Palace paid homage to its colorful history of daredevil action with a night jump by the Red Bull Air Force skydiving team in front of the resort. The stunt will take place at 9 p.m. during the free Independence Day Weekend Block Party and will be followed by a 13-minute firework show set directly above the hotel's newly re-imagined Julius Tower.
The celebration began at 8 p.m. at the fountains at Caesars Palace with a performance by American Idol winner Taylor Hicks. He was joined by cast members from Absinthe and the UNLV Star of Nevada Marching Band.
Other weekend festivities include:
- Military Offer - All veterans and active duty military with valid ID will receive up to 20 percent off their stay at Caesars Palace on select dates. Book at Caesars.com between June 30 and July 5.
- Free Public Block Party - The Roman Plaza and Spanish Steps directly in front of Caesars Palace will be transformed into a massive block party which will feature live music, signature cocktails, life-size games, patriotic decorations, Serendipity 3 BBQ specials and more from noon to midnight beginning Friday, July 1 through Monday, July 4.