Las Vegas’ top 4th of July events and activities

June 27, 2017 / Las Vegas

The city of Las Vegas is known for putting on the best and brightest entertainment in the country, with its shows and spectacular Strip attracting visitors from around the world. The 4th of July is no exception and offers Vegas the chance to truly show it’s patriotic colors.

Where to spend 4th of July in Las Vegas

1. Caesar’s Palace Fireworks Show

Caesar’s Palace has a reputation for doing things in style, and 4th of July fireworks are no exception. American Idol winner Taylor Hicks will take the stage at 8pm before the Red Bull Air Force skydiving team carry out a night-time jump over the resort. The fireworks themselves will be set off from the roof of one of the hotel towers (either the Roman or Julius Tower). The fireworks display usually lasts more than 10 minutes and is best viewed from The Strip by the fountains in front of Caesars Palace, although it can be seen from other areas. The fireworks display is free and open to everyone.

When: Around 9:10pm, Tuesday July 4
Where: Caesars Palace, 3570 S Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89109

2. July 4th at LINQ Promenade

The LINQ Promenade on the Las Vegas Strip bills itself as the most family friendly place in Sin City to celebrate Independence Day. This open-air dining, shopping, and entertainment area hosts a 4-day festival of fun culminating in July 4th itself, with past years having seen the LINQ play host to a Fourth of July Parade, street carnival, and dance party. All shops, bars, and restaurants will remain open throughout the 4th of July Celebrations.

When: Saturday, July 1 – Tuesday, July 4
Where: LINQ Promenade, 3535 S Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89109

3. Henderson 4th July Celebration

The City of Henderson celebrates Independence Day in style with music, games, and more at a new location in Heritage Park. The fun starts at 1pm, with activities on offer including bungee, bounce houses, and water hamster balls. There will also be live entertainment and the fireworks show will light up the sky from 9pm.

When: Tuesday, July 4th
Where: Heritage Park, 300 S Racetrack Road, Henderson, NV 89015

4. The High Roller

For a truly memorable 4th of July experience in Las Vegas, why not aim to be riding the High Roller Ferris Wheel as the city’s fireworks show go off for a doubly thrilling sensory experience. This 550-foot tall observation wheel is the tallest in the world, and its situation at the LINQ offers stunning panoramas across the famous Las Vegas Skyline – the perfect way to end Independence Day

When: Tuesday, July 4
Where: 3545 Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89109

5. T-Mobile Arena

If you are in Las Vegas for the 4th of July celebrations, then you might want to fit in a trip to the T-Mobile Arena – the city’s premiere sports and entertainments destination. Independence Day week sees the venue playing host to rock legends Iron Maiden on July 3, while the UFC (Ultimate Fighter Championship) circus will roll into town a couple of days later, with the UFC finale taking place the following weekend.

When: Various dates around July 4th
Where: 3780 S Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89158

6. Summerlin Council Patriotic Parade

For 23 years the residents of Summerlin have taken to the streets to celebrate the 4th of July, with colorful floats, marching bands, giant inflatables, and favorite kids’ characters. The 2017 parade promises more than 70 different entries, and spectators are advised to arrive early to secure a good spot. Bring your family and friends to enjoy this old-fashioned hometown spectacle in Summerlin, where visitors are always welcome.

When: July 4 from 9am
Where: Parade starts at Hillpointe Road and Hills Center and travels south to Trailwood Drive, ending at the Trails Village Shopping Center.

7. Fremont Street Experience

This top Las Vegas entertainment destination is a great place to visit throughout the year with spectacular light shows, zip line experience, zombie-themed interactive entertainment, shops, and of course, casinos.  In the run-up to Independence Day, the venue will host a free concert by Anne Wilson, the lead singer of eighties power ballad heroes Heart and singer/songwriter in her own right.

When: Monday, July 3 9pm – 11pm
Where: Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101

8. Lake Las Vegas Annual Independence Day Celebrations

The 320-acre artificial Lake Las Vegas is a playground away from the bright lights of the strip, where locals and visitors can enjoy a wide range of water-based activities including kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding. The annual LLV Independence Day Celebration will take place at the lakeside MonteLago Village on the Sunday before July 4th and will feature live music, including a performance by the Henderson Symphony Orchestra before culminating in a breathtaking fireworks display.

When: Sunday, July 2 from 7pm
Where: MonteLago Village, Henderson, NV 89011

If you are planning to be in Las Vegas for Independence Day, you can choose from a great selection of activities and entertainment, with something on offer to suit all styles.