If you think the lights on the Strip are dazzling, just wait till the Fourth of July. On America’s birthday, Vegas puts on a no-holds-barred light show that will leave you speechless. Each year the celebrations get bigger and better, thanks to the spectacular fireworks displays across the valley, can’t-miss concerts and shows, and pool parties.
Fireworks and Fun
When it comes to fireworks, Las Vegas knows how to put on a big show. This year, the destination will launch a themed coordinated fireworks spectacular from the rooftops of ARIA Resort & Casino, Caesars Palace Las Vegas, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Resorts World Las Vegas, The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod, Treasure Island Las Vegas and The Venetian Resort Las Vegas. Get there early to stake your spot on Las Vegas Boulevard.
The Plaza Hotel & Casino is getting in on the Independence Day action for three nights, July 2–4, all while celebrating its 50th anniversary. Downtown’s only fireworks show is staged from multiple locations on The Plaza’s roofs and towers, enduring an amazing show visible for miles.
Station Casinos will also put on one heck of a display on both sides of the city with its annual fireworks display. The shows from Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa on the west side of Las Vegas and Green Valley Ranch Resort Spa & Casino on the east will be easy for all to see.
On Friday and Saturday, July 2 and 3, Las Vegas’ very own Triple-A baseball team, the Las Vegas Aviators, will host the Sacramento River Cats in the inaugural “Fireworks Extravaganza” at the Las Vegas Ballpark. The big show will begin after the game. Nothing says America more than baseball and fireworks (and the obligatory ballpark hot dog, of course). Consider it a warmup for the big day.
In addition to real fireworks, virtual fireworks are always part of the Fremont Street Experience’s patriotic weekend light show on the Viva Vision giant screen above the crowds. The free Downtown Rocks concert series will be rocking Downtown again soon, but you can catch live music from local bands every night starting at 6 p.m. on three stages.
Live entertainment in Vegas is making its come back full force this weekend, so your options are going to be seemingly endless. From comedians Dave Chappelle at MGM Grand Garden Arena and Bill Burr at The Chelsea The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, to Miley Cyrus performing at AYU Dayclub at Resorts World Las Vegas’ grand opening and Bruno Mars back on stage at his residency at Park Theater at Park MGM, it’s going to be a superstar-studded weekend.
Since it’s summertime, expect just about every resort to have weekend-long July Fourth pool parties, chock full of music from celebrity DJs, frozen drink specials and tons of sun. You’ll even find celebrity DJs spinning the hottest tracks all day.
Madison Beer (July 2), Tiësto (July 3) and Zedd (July 4) at Ayu Dayclub at Resorts World Las Vegas
Nightclubs are turning the party up for the weekend as well, with plenty of performances from resident DJs up and down the Strip.
With all these ways to celebrate our independence, spending your Fourth of July weekend in Vegas will be one you’ll always remember. For more entertainment this summer, check out our Live in Vegas lineup.