Local News


2017 Fourth of July festivities in Las Vegas area

Posted at 4:22 PM, Jun 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-05 10:34:53-04

Here is a list of what is happening around the Las Vegas area for Fourth of July 2017:


The 23rd annual Summerlin Council Patriotic Parade will feature more than 70 entries, including traditional floats, giant inflatable balloons, American military heroes, bands, musical groups and a variety of kids’ favorite storybook and cartoon characters.  More than 2,500 people are participating in the parade and more than 500 volunteers from dozens of local schools and community groups are assisting with parade operations. The parade begins at the corner of Hillpointe Rd. and Hills Center Dr. in The Trails village of Summerlin. Participants travel south toward Village Center Circle, then west on Trailwood Drive. The parade ends near the corner of Trailwood Drive and Spring Gate Lane. The parade begins at 9 a.m. and ends at approximately 11 a.m.


The 69th annual Boulder City Damboree on July 4 will feature a pancake breakfast at 7 a.m.; flyover and parade on Colorado Street at 9 a.m.; festivities including midway booths and food and beverages in Broadbent Park at 10 a.m.; coin toss into pool at noon and games and contests; more festivities in Veterans Memorial Park at 4 p.m.; dance party with DJ Mike Pacini at 6 p.m.; and a fireworks display at 9 p.m.

Caesars Palace is celebrating the Fourth of July with an extravagant fireworks display on July 2. The fireworks will begin around 9 p.m. A VIP viewing party will take place at the Venus European Pool Lounge. With tickets beginning at $99, guests can enjoy an amazing view, two free drink tickets for a Tito’s Cocktail or Blue Moon, and Venus Night Swim like never before. To reserve your spot, call (702) 731-7280.

The annual Independence Day celebration will take place July 2. There will be live music, a sidewalk sale, barbecue stations, live entertainment by Southern Stue and Henderson Symphony Orchestra, and a fireworks show over the lake at 9 p.m.

There will be a fireworks show at Cowabunga Bay at 9:45 p.m. July 3. The park will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. There will also be fireworks on June 30 and July 1 as part of Spectacular Slide Night.

Las Vegas 51s will face the El Paso Chihuahuas on July 4. A fireworks extravaganza presented by Valley Health Systems will follow the game. An all-you-can-eat-and-drink menu will be available in the exclusing on-field party zone and there will be a hot dog eating contest and more. Tickets are $16 in advance, $17 on the day of the game.

The fireworks are scheduled to begin at approximately 9 p.m. July 4 at Primm Valley Resort.

Fireworks are scheduled to begin at approximately 9 p.m. July 4 at Clark County Fairgrounds in Logandale.

A fireworks show is scheduled for 9 p.m. July 4 at Las Vegas Country Club on Joe W. Brown Drive.

A fireworks show is scheduled for 8:45 p.m. July 4 at Red Rock Country Club on Red Springs Drive.

The annual 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular will take place at 9 p.m. July 4 at Petrack Park on Highway 160.

In addition, the Pahrump fireworks launch site will be open from 8 to 11 p.m. June 30 through July 4. All visitors who are interested in launching their own fireworks must obtain a special permit from one of the five local fireworks stores. The site is first come, first serve with a 30-minute time limit. Permits are $5 per person.

Wet'n'Wild Las Vegas is celebrating the Fourth of July with country music, foam parties, line dancing, BBQ, mechanical bull riding, and a fireworks display on July 1 and 2 at 8:45 p.m.

Henderson's annual Fourth of July party is moving to Heritage Park on East Racetrack Road. It will begin at 6 p.m. July 4 with live entertainment by Wildfire, food and beverage vendors, human hamster balls, bounce houses, Zippy pals, a small Ferris wheel, face painting, cornholl, hula hoops and other activities for children. It will end with an 18-minute fireworks display synched to music above the park.

The Night of Fire on July 3 will feature the first-ever Figure 8 Trailer Race, skid plate car racing and post-face fireworks. The trailer race will award special prizes for most creative decoration and most destruction for the driver who causes the most damage in addition to a $1,250 first-place winner’s check. The evening’s race lineup will be anchored by the 76-lap “Spirit of ’76” feature in the NASCAR Super Late Models division. In addition to the NASCAR Super Late Models, NASCAR Super Stocks, Grand American Modifieds and Bombers, as well as USLCI Legends, Thunder Cars and Bandolero Bandits and Outlaws, will see action. Gates open at 5 p.m.

The Plaza in Downtown Las Vegas is celebrating the Fourth of July with a special pool party and fireworks on July 1. There will be live entertainment by Flashbax ('80s tribute band), drink specials, a barbecue buffet, and the fireworks show. The party begins at 7 p.m. Drinks specials include the Firework Cocktail (comprised of Strawberry Daiquiri, Pina Colada Rum and Blueberry Lemonade Vodka) for $10. The barbecue buffet ($25 per person) will feature All-American favorites like baked beans, cornbread, watermelon, BBQ chicken, ribs, brisket, corn, roasted red potatoes, salad and apple pie.  The fireworks show will begin at approximately 10:45 p.m. and will last approximately 4 minutes. Entry to the party is free. Guests must be 21 years of age or older.

Mesquite celebrates the sixth annual Rockets Over Red Mesa. with a Vendor Village and DJ, followed by a live performance by the Nevada POPS Orchestra. The orchestra music continues to accompany the fireworks display at 9 p.m. Bring your own chair to the viewing area to watch the rockets light up the desert night's sky over the flat top red mesas.

There will be two fireworks shows in Laughlin. The 27th annual Rockets Over The River is happening both July 1 and July 4. The fireworks shows are free for public viewing along the entire Laughlin River Walk or any Laughlin hotel. Patriotic music will be choreographed to the fireworks and simulcast over speakers by Laughlin hotels and local radio stations.

Station Casinos will once again celebrate the Fourth of July with fireworks at Green Valley Ranch in Henderson and Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa in Summerlin. The show will begin at 9 p.m. July 4.


Celebrate America with the Red, White and Blueberry Lemon Drop at Americana Las Vegas. The cocktail features Yacht Club vodka, blue curacao, fresh lemon and topped with a sugar rim and raspberries and is the perfect way to cheers to the USA .

BEER PARK at Paris Las Vegas will celebrate Independence Day with a rooftop barbecue, featuring food and drink specials from Saturday, July 1 to Tuesday, July 4. The rooftop bar and grill will kick off the Fourth of July festivities with hot dog and ice cream carts throughout the venue. BEER PARK will also offer a beer bucket special on Budweiser’s Ameri-cans, priced at $18 for a bucket of six, 16-ounce cans. In true Fourth of July fashion, guests will have front row seats to a firework show on the Strip over the weekend.

Caesars Palace celebrates Independence Day Weekend with all the royalties of the empire. Yogis of all levels can get their zen on at Lululemon presents Silent Savasana free poolside yoga at Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis. Doors open at 7 a.m. and yoga begins at 8 a.m. July 1. The pool will keep the party going with a live performance by alternative-rock band Atlas Genius beginning around 4 p.m. From 9 to 11 p.m., those seeking pre-gaming entertainment can enjoy live performances by Pia Toscano and Stefano Langone at Alto Bar as part of at the Music Series presented by 1893 from the makers of Pepsi Cola.

Guests can continue to celebrate all weekend at the block party at Roman Plaza and Spanish Steps Bar featuring a live DJ, life-size games, drink specials and more beginning at 12 p.m. on both July 1 and July 2. The Caesars Palace extravagant fireworks display on Sunday, July 2 will begin around 9 p.m. 

Escape Reality, the largest escape room facility in Vegas is offering a 50% off discount on its seven movie inspired themed rooms in honor of the Fourth of July. Code: America50

FANTASY, Luxor Hotel and Casino’s award-winning adult revue, will light up the night on Fourth of July with a “Red, White & Va-Va Voom” calendar giveaway on July 4. Following the 10:30 p.m. show, guests will receive a complimentary 2017 FANTASY “Natural Beauties of Las Vegas” calendar. Photographed by renowned photographer Oscar Picazo, the calendar features the stunning cast of FANTASY modeling natural-toned ensembles at iconic destinations throughout the Las Vegas Valley.

8KY, formerly SKY BLU of LMFAO, is set to perform at GO Pool at Flamingo Las Vegas on July 1. The Independence Day Weekend Party continues with the return of DJs KoKo and Bayati on July 2. Daily DJs and drink specials will keep the party going through the week at GO Pool, open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

It’s a backyard party all weekend long at Piano Bar and Carnival Court at Harrah’s Las Vegas. Relax on the new outdoor patio at Piano Bar while listening to live entertainment and entering a raffle to win a dinner at Ruth’s Chris Steak House. Guests can head to the rollicking fun at Carnival Court featuring a dunk tank, drink specials and live entertainment on July 1 and 2. Ruth’s Chris Steak House will offer premium viewing of the Caesars Palace fireworks display on July 2 and feature a specialty menu through Tuesday, July 4 which includes a complimentary glass of champagne.

Ditch the grill and take a dip this Independence Day at Life Time Green Valley’s Fourth of July bash. The family-friendly, poolside party will feature a live DJ, signature cocktails and a front-row view of the holiday fireworks from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. on July 4.

Experience one of the best rooftop views of the Las Vegas Strip at the Fireworks Viewing Party at The Vortex at The LINQ Hotel & Casino on July 2. The VIP menu offers a delicious Coastal Cuisines celebration dinner with some of the finest seafood offerings and summer favorites. Dishes include Yankee pot roast pies, Texas caviar salad, shrimp Po Boys, southern California fish and steak street tacos and Venice Beach hot dogs among others. The meal includes an open bar and fireworks dessert to finish off the meal. Tickets start at $174.50 and are available online at ticketmaster.com.

The MTN DEW® KICKSTART™ Poolside Pre-Game at The POOL at The LINQ continues on July 2. The afternoon-into-early-evening series gives guests the opportunity to pre-game poolside while listening to DJ Josh Bliss. Pool goers can enjoy $10 KICKSTART cocktails from 3 p.m. to close and buy any bottle get one bottle of Veuve Cliquot Champagne free all day long. Celebrate Independence Day with Mix 94.1 on Two-for-Tuesday, July 4. Enjoy buy-one-get-one beers, drinks and bottles for all locals and industry employees.

There will be a family-friendly Fourth of July parade at noon July 1 and 2. The themed parade will consist of festive baton twirlers, drumline, flag performers, stilt walkers, b-boy dancers, hula hoop performer and patriotic cheerleaders. Following the parade, there will be a patriotic performance of the National Anthem will take place on the Fountain Stage at 12:30 p.m. The party will take on a more adult flavor during the evening hours of July 1 and 2. With live entertainment sponsored by Virgil's Real BBQ and ameriCAN Beer & Cocktails, Gloria Vivelo will perform live on Saturday and Thrillbilly will take the stage on Sunday; both show times are set for 6 to 10 p.m. Meanwhile, the LED Drumline will keep revelers pumped up between sets.

The High Roller observation wheel will be the perfect spot to see the Caesars Palace fireworks on July 2. The wheel will also be lit red, white and blue. Locals’ tickets are always 50 percent off, youth tickets are $9 and admission is free for children 3 and under. Riders who are 21 and older can upgrade to the Happy Half Hour cabin where they can toast to the U.S.A. with an open bar that lasts the full 30-minute rotation. The High Roller will also be lit on July 4.

Head to OMNIA Nightclub at Caesars Palace to take advantage of a spectacular view of the fireworks on the Las Vegas Strip from their outdoor terrace. They will open early at 8:30 p.m. July 2.

Take in the fireworks display at Caesars Palace and across the city on July 2 from 460 feet above the strip at the Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas. The ticket includes an hour-long observation deck experience, glass of champagne and a souvenir photo for $85. Tickets can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com.

Safe Kids Clark County will be giving away FREE booster seats to families in need. To receive a FREE booster seat, the child must be present, 4 years of age or older and weigh at least 40 pounds. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children ride in booster seats until they are 4’9” and weigh 80 pounds. The giveaway is happening 10 a.m. to noon July 1 at Sunrise Children's Hospital on Maryland Parkway.

Partygoers 21 and older can enjoy the holiday weekend with DJ Hurricane at The Voo Pool on July 1 as well as beer, shot and drink specials throughout the property all weekend long. Enjoy one of the best rooftop views of the city during The Red, White, and Boom fireworks viewing party at VooDoo Nightclub and Lounge at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino on July 2. Witch Doctor drink specials, cocktails and bottles, along with a live DJ and giveaways will keep the celebration going all night long.

SLS Las Vegas will honor Fourth of July with pool parties at Foxtail Pool on July 1 and 2 complete with outdoor cookouts, DJs spinning a mix of American party hits and cold beer. In addition to grill selections such as chicken sandwiches, hot dogs, street corn, and more, Foxtail Pool will offer beer buckets with a choice of Bud Light, Michelob Ultra, Budweiser or Bud Light Lime, priced at $30; and cabana deliveries of a Stella Artois kegerator, equivalent to 35 beers, priced at $185.  Also, the property will offer the “Firework,” a festive cocktail served on the rocks.

The Fabulous 4th of July Family Fun Festival will take place 10 a.m. to noon July 8 at Stupak Community Center on West Boston Avenue. Fun for all ages. Bring the family to enjoy food, carnival games, cupcake walk, bounce house, prizes, snow cones and more. Call 702-229-2488 for more information.

Sundance Helicopters will be the only tour company to offer helicopter tours over the Las Vegas Strip for a bird's eye view of the Fourth of July fireworks. This Fireworks Aerial tour begins with a stretch limousine pickup from various hotels in Las Vegas. Once at Sundance Helicopters, guests will enjoy a champagne toast before being escorted onto state-of-the-art helicopters. Cost is $199 per person. The exclusive 4th of July Twilight Picnic Tour is also available. Guests will be flown to Hoover Dam and back to Las Vegas, stopping on a private bluff overlooking the valley during sunset. A champagne picnic will be served while passengers enjoy patriotic music and the valley's various fireworks shows. After the picnic, guests will then be escorted back to helicopters to fly over the Las Vegas Strip. There are limited seats available for this tour starting at $349 per person.

XCYCLE Las Vegas will host a Red, White and YOU ride in celebration of the Fourth of July. Cycle instructors will craft patriotic playlists and encourage all riders to participate in the ride wearing red, white and blue apparel. Fourth of July themed classes will be offered at 6, 8:30, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Reservations can be made by visiting xcyclelv.com.

Special Fourth of July celebration at City of Las Vegas pools on July 3.
 --  Municipal Pool, 431 E. Bonanza Road, 702-229-6309; noon to 4 p.m.
-- Pavilion Center Pool, 101 S. Pavilion Center Drive, 702-229-1488; noon to 4 p.m.
-- Carlos L. Martinez & Darrio J. Hall Family Pool at Gary Reese Freedom Park, 889 N. Pecos Road, 702-229-1755; noon to 4 p.m.
-- Garside Pool, 250 S. Torrey Pines Drive, 702-229-6393; noon to 4 p.m.
-- Doolittle Pool, 1950 N. J St., 702-229-6398; 1 to 5 p.m.
-- Baker Pool, 1100 E. St. Louis Ave. 702-229-1532; 3 to 7 p.m.


Cabo Wabo Cantina is celebrating the holiday June 30 through July 4 with a patio party. Cabo Wabo’s patio party will feature the Cabo Flight, which includes Cabo Wabo Blanco, Cabo Wabo Reposado and Cabo Wabo Anejo, priced at $21. Guests can also enjoy signature dishes like the nacho platter, made with a house cheese blend, beans, jalapeños, cotija cheese, pico de gallo, sour cream and guacamole, priced at $14.95; carne asada tacos, made with grilled steak, salsa arbol, avocado, corn tortillas, cilantro and onions, priced at $15.95; and the Cabo Wabo chimichanga, made with picadillo beef, mixed cheese, queso sauce, served with fresh guacamole, priced at $17.95. The celebration will be complete with views of the fireworks on July 4 and live music. 

All four locations of Hash House A Go Go is celebrating the holiday with their Red, White & Blue Flag-jack, a traditional, oversized buttermilk flapjack, mixed with fresh sliced strawberries and blueberries and topped with whipped cream for $9.99. Hash House A Go Go will donate $1 of every patriotic pancake sold to Veteran’s Village, a local 501(c)3 organization that provides service and support to local military families and veterans.

Celebrate Fourth of July at Hussong’s Cantina inside The Shoppes at Mandalay Place. Relax throughout the day with a Mexican twist. Highlighted margaritas and cocktails to enjoy the patriotic day are the Blackberry Splash (Tres Agaves Blanco tequila, freshly muddled blackberries and ginger liqueur) and the Strawberry Lemonade (Sky Strawberry Vodka mixed with a fresh blend of strawberries and lemons). Enjoy freshly made guacamole, chips and salsa and other specialties, such as the Baja Burger (grilled beef patty, blend of Mexican cheeses, lettuce, jalapeño aioli, tomatoes, ham, an over medium egg and avocado served on a brioche bun). Vegan guests don’t have to miss out on the festivities with a full-vegan menu available.

Flour & Barley - Brick Oven Pizza has brought back The All-American Pizza that combines some of America’s favorite flavors: BBQ sauce, cheddar cheese, hamburger meat, hot dogs, and french fries…on a pizza! The All-American Pizza is priced at $17.50 and will be available from July 1-4. Flour & Barley will also offer a happy hour special of a pizza slice and cold beer special at the to-go window all day on the 4th of July for those who are on the go and will offer $4 Jell-O shots for guests who can linger a bit longer in the restaurant.

La Cave Wine & Food Hideaway inside Wynn Las Vegas will celebrate America this Fourth of July with a “Red, White and Bleu” charcuterie board and wine flight pairing served Friday, June 30 to Tuesday, July 4. The “Red, White and Bleu” charcuterie special will include thinly-sliced prosciutto di Parma, robust soppressata, Landana aged gouda and Truffle Tremor cheese, priced at $39. The charcuterie special may be paired with La Cave’s West Side wine flight, featuring pours of Dog Point sauvignon blanc, Flanagan chardonnay, E16 pinot noir and Gramercy Cellars cabernet sauvignon, priced at $35.

Max’s Restaurant is doing its part to help celebrate America’s birthday with a “Fourth of July Chicken Blowout” on Tuesday, July 4th in Las Vegas at its restaurant located at 1290 E. Flamingo Road. Throughout the day, they will be offering 50% off on Max’s Whole Fried Chicken. The special offer is for one whole Max’s Fried Chicken and available for dine-in or to go.

Chill out at the “coolest” spot on the Las Vegas Strip this Fourth of July. Minus5 Ice Experience has everything needed to cool off and relax during the summer heat. This Fourth of July, guests can receive a free house shot with entry purchase. Guests are invited to enjoy a winter wonderland right in the middle of the Las Vegas desert at Minus5, where everything – including the cups – are made of ice!

Bring on the fireworks and good times for the Fourth of July at Slice of Vegas inside The Shoppes at Mandalay Place. Enjoy Slice’s famous Chicken Wings served with celery, carrot sticks, ranch, and blue cheese. Guests can dig into an Immortal Burger (1/2 lb. of short rib and chuck, brioche bun, provolone, herb roasted tomato, grilled yellow onion, mushroom ragu, bacon, ham, capicola, salami, lettuce, and spicy marinara) or one of Slice’s Signature Pizzas. Vegan guests don’t have to miss out on the festivities with a full-vegan menu also available.

Therapy restaurant in Downtown Las Vegas is celebrating with exclusive food and drink specials for the holiday. The American gastro-style pub has created a frozen Star Spangled Lemonade, made with house-made lemonade, blueberry liqueur and Dos Armadillos tequila, priced at $10. For a quicker dose of patriotic fun, Therapy will offer the Rocket Shot, made with coconut Malibu rum, blue Curacao liqueur and grenadine, priced at $5.

Come to Tom’s Urban at New York New York and enjoy their Fourth of July specials such as the juicy BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders (topped with mustard slaw and julienne apple slices) and their All-American ¼ lb burger on a 4-inch bun. Savor in top-of-the-notch nachos (made with house made queso, cilantro crema, taco shop and pico) and add adobo chicken for $2 more. For dessert indulge in homemade Apple Pop Tarts. Enjoy the summer sun, good times and more at Tom’s Urban.

Pancho’s Mexican Restaurant is celebrating America’s birthday with the Azul Pina Colada. A patriotic twist on a classic summer beverage, the Azul Pina Colada is made with light rum, pineapple juice and blue curacao for a splash of festive color, garnished with whipped cream, a strawberry and a pineapple slice.

SLS Las Vegas is getting lit for America with The Firework. A refreshing burst of tropical flavors, The Firework is made with Bacardi Superior Rum, pineapple juice, lemon juice, Coco Lopez, fresh muddled raspberries and Blue Curacao, topped with a splash of sprite and garnished with a raspberry.
Sparrow + Wolf is throwing a Reverse Pajama Brunch from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. July 1 to kick off the holiday weekend. The nighttime brunch menu will feature duck confit cinnamon rolls, chili crab toast, and hanger steak and lobster with poached egg and lobster hollandaise. There will also be Moet Hennessey sangria cocktails, $50 endless Moet Ice Champagne and a live DJ. Guests are invited to wear their pajamas.

Have a patriotic cocktail with the gods this Fourth of July at TREVI Italian Restaurant, located in the heart of The Forum Shops at Caesars. TREVI will be featuring the Rye Lemonade, made with Jim Beam Rye Whiskey, Sprite, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup and mint, priced at $12. Celebrate next to the ‘Fountain of the Gods!’


July 1 -- Rammstein, KORN and Stone Sour at T-Mobile Arena
July 1 -- Puff Daddy at Rehab Beach Club (day) and Vanity Nightclub (night) at Hard Rock Hotel
July 2 -- Flo Rida at Rehab Beach Club at Hard Rock Hotel July 2 -- Backstreet Boys at Drai's Beachclub at The Cromwell
July 3 -- Ann Wilson, Fremont Street

If you would like to submit an item for this list, send an email to webmaster@ktnv.com.