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Fourth of July in Las Vegas 2018

Fourth of July in Las Vegas

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 all decked out in patriotic decorations and many resorts competing to host the largest 4th of July fireworks show.

With 4th of July, 2018 falling on a Wednesday, expect the partying to start on Friday, June 29th, with Caesars Palace and Plaza Hotel & Casino fireworks display scheduled for Saturday, the 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 2018 falls on a Wednesday. Expect the parties to start on Friday and last through the 4th.
Please Note: Most resorts will have their fireworks show on Wednesday, July 4th, but a few have scheduled to have their Independence day fireworks on Saturday, June 30th. 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.

Everything will be open. I mean everything. shops, casinos, bars, restaurants, buffets, attractions. You name it, it will be open on Independence day.

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.

4th of July events in Las Vegas

Fourth of July in Las Vegas The spectacular 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.

The evening performance in Las Vegas will be choreographed to a colorful mix of both contemporary and traditional patriotic music, set to illuminate the sky in red, white and blue.

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.

4th of July Fireworks in Las Vegas

Caesars Palace Las Vegas Fireworks Show
Caesars Palace Las Vegas Fireworks

As part of Caesars Palace July 4th Celebration, on Saturday June 30, 2018 Caesars Palace Las Vegas, will stage an awe inspiring Independence Day fireworks extravaganza. The colossal 13½ minute fireworks display will be shot from the hotel's Julius Tower beginning around 9:15 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: Saturday June 30, at 9:15 p.m. Confirmed
Place: Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV

By Bus, take: Deuce, Strip & Downtown Express and Route 202

Station Casinos July 4th Fireworks Blast
Station Casino Fireworks

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: Wednesday, 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: Wednesday, 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.

Hotel Best viewing area
Green Valley Ranch Backyard pool area
Red Rock Resort Pool area and amphitheatre
**Wrist bands may be required to enter resort viewing areas

Downtown Rocks July 4th FREE Concert
Billy Ray Cyrus - 4th of July in Las Vegas

As part of the Downtown Rocks Concert Series 2018, catch country music sensation Billy Ray Cyrus as he performs a FREE concert at Fremont Street Experience

When: July 4th, 2018
Time: 9:00 p.m.
Location: Fremont Street Experience (Downtown Las Vegas)
Admission: Free

Plaza Pool Nights Fourth of July Party
Plaza Hotel & Casino Las Vegas Fireworks

Plaza Hotel & Casino in Downtown will host its Plaza Pool Nights Fourth of July Party on Saturday, June 30, 2018 on rooftop pool. Partygoers 21 and older can enjoy the evening 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 June 30, Activities
Music all day at the pool
In the evening, guests will enjoy live entertainment from (Artist: TBA).
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. 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. (Buffet price: TBA).
At approximately 10:45 p.m., the Plaza will shoot live fireworks from multiple rooftop locations. The fireworks show will last approximately 4 minutes

Event: Plaza Pool Nights Fourth of July Party
Date: June 30, 2018 Confirmed
Location: Plaza Hotel & Casino (Downtown)
Admission: Free
Note: Guests must be 21 years of age or older.

By Bus, take: Strip & Downtown Express and Routes 106, 207, 208 and 214

July 4th Celebrations at The LINQ Promenade - TBA
LINQ Promenade 4th of July Party

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 with an All-American BLOQ Party, date: TBA. 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.

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.

By Bus, take: Deuce

Celebrate America at Lake Las Vegas
Lake Las Vegas Fireworks

Lake Las Vegas will have its Annual Independence Day Celebration on Sunday, July 4, 2018. 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 4, 2018.

Kids Activities include: face painting, balloon artist, stilt walker, Glo-works, washable tattoos, Fun For All Games.

Date / Time: Sunday, July 4, 2018 Confirmed

MonteLago Village Fireworks Show
Costa Di Lago; Henderson, NV 89011
702-564-4785
Las Vegas Philharmonic July 4th Star Spangled Spectacular
July 4th Star Spangled Spectacular

Celebrate America's Birthday this July 4th at the Las Vegas Philharmonic Star Spangled Spectacular! Bring family and friends and enjoy a Special Symphony Orchestra performance, in additions to food, fun family activities, entertainment and a magnificent fireworks show.

When: Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Where: TPC Summerlin, 1700 Village Center Circle, Las Vegas, NV 89134
Time: 5pm Confirmed
Admission: $10 each / $25 for a 4-pack

General Admission attendees are encouraged to bring blankets or low back chairs. No coolers or outside food and beverage allowed.

Las Vegas Fourth of July Activities for Kids

Henderson Fourth of July Celebration
Henderson Fourth of July Celebration

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
Heritage Park
350 E. Racetrack Rd., Henderson, NV
702-267-5707
Wednesday July 4, 2018; 6pm - 9pm. Fireworks Show at 9pm Confirmed
Free Free Admission and Free Parking

By Bus, take: Route 217

The Summerlin Council Independence Day Patriotic Parade
The Summerlin Council

The Summerlin Council Independence Day Patriotic Parade
Wednesday July 4, 2018; 9:00 am - 11:00 am Confirmed
The parade starts at 9 a.m.
Admission: Free
Location: The Trails Village (Hillpointe & Hills Center Drive)
Address: 1910 Spring Gate Lane, Las Vegas, NV, 89134
Phone: 702-341-5500

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.

4th of July Fireworks Spectacular in Pahrump
Pahrump 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular

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: June 29 – July 4 Confirmed
Time: 7pm – Midnight. Admission: Free
Location: Petrack Park

Boulder City 4th of July Damboree Celebration

Boulder City 4th of July Damboree Celebration
When: July 4, 2018 Confirmed
Where:
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)
Admission: Free

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 Thursday, June 28 and through the 4th. Please don't drink and drive.

Las Vegas Independence Day Pool Parties
Las Vegas Pool Parties

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. Here are some Party Hotspots this coming Las Vegas 4th of July

Caesars Palace - Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis

Caesars Palace Independence Day Weekend events TBA.
Stake out your spot for the Caesars Palace extravagant fireworks display that will be on Saturday, June 30 and will begin around 9 p.m.

Flamingo Las Vegas

For guests looking for a poolside party, Independence Day Weekend Party at GO Pool Dayclub at Flamingo Las Vegas can't be missed. Full Schedule TBA

Harrah's Las Vegas

Backyard party all weekend long at Piano Bar and Carnival Court at Harrah's Las Vegas
Rollicking fun at Carnival Court featuring a dunk tank, drink specials and live entertainment: Dates: TBA.

The LINQ Hotel

Make a splash at The POOL at The LINQ Hotel & Casino as you celebrate the 4th of July weekend with drink specials. Lounge poolside while listening to DJ as you sip on your favorite cocktail.

Paris Las Vegas

Celebrate Parisian style at Paris Las Vegas and take in the fireworks display at Caesars Palace on June 30 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. Cost TBA.

Planet Hollywood

Catch a wave on the FlowRider or soak up the sun at the pools at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino this 4th of July weekend. The party will be going all weekend long with live DJs, party patrol dancers

The Pool at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino will host its third annual cornhole tournament on June 30, starting at 1 p.m. Teams of up to four can register for $50 to receive competition entry, one bucket of Miller or Coors, two cocktails and two souvenir t-shirts. Up for grabs is not only bragging rights, but also cash prizes.

Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino

Partygoers 21 and older can enjoy the holiday weekend at The Voo Pool on June 30 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 June 30.

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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