Celebrating Independence Day in Las Vegas

Enjoy the nation’s best summer celebration in Las Vegas.

The Fourth of July is nearly here, and with it, numerous family-friendly events, dining specials and, of course, fireworks. We’ve rounded up some of the best Independence Day festivities both on and off the Las Vegas Strip. 

July Fourth Celebrations in Las Vegas

28th Annual Summerlin Council Patriotic Parade

Join Las Vegas locals for the first Fourth of July parade since the pandemic! This year will include over 70 entries with 24 giant balloons, military organizations, floats, representatives from the various Las Vegas sports teams and numerous performers. The festivities are scheduled for July 4 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., with the parade route from Hillpointe Road and Hills Center Drive in The Trails section of Summerlin. The parade will move south towards Village Center Circle and then head west on Trailwood Drive. The route ends by the corner of Trailwood Drive and Spring Gate Lane. 

Fireworks & Viewing Parties

Enjoy fireworks in Downtown Las Vegas at Plaza Hotel and Casino. The annual fireworks show begins at 9 p.m. Various holiday festivities are scheduled for the weekend, including an official viewing party for hotel guests only. 

Fireworks at Plaza Hotel and Casino Las Vegas | WhereTraveler
Fireworks (Courtesy Plaza Hotel and Casino)

If you’re looking for a fantastic view of the Las Vegas fireworks (especially the display at Plaza Hotel and Casino), Legacy Club inside Circa Resort & Casino offers a viewing party with 360-degree views of all the fireworks in the valley. Guests can enjoy an open bar from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. with general admission tickets from $100 per person. 

Station Casinos properties will once again host fireworks all around the Las Vegas valley. Fireworks shows are scheduled at Red Rock Casino Resort & SpaGreen Valley Ranch Resort Spa & CasinoPalace StationSunset StationSanta Fe Station and Boulder Station. If you’re staying home, the shows will be streamed live with a coordinating playlist for guests here. Each of the six properties is scheduled to host various events for the holiday weekend, and official viewing parties are scheduled at Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa and Green Valley Ranch Resort Spa & Casino, priced at $10 for children and $25 for adults. 

Green Valley Ranch Resort Spa & Casino Fireworks Las Vegas | WhereTrqaveler
Green Valley Ranch Resort Spa & Casino Fireworks (©David Becker)

Caesars Palace is scheduled to host a fireworks show at 9 p.m. Enjoy a wonderful view at Cabo Wabo Cantina. The restaurant is hosting a Fourth of July patio party with a fun red, white and blue specialty cocktail, the “All American.”

The Venetian Resort Las Vegas

Enjoy numerous dining specials inside The Venetian Resort Las VegasBouchon Bakery has a selection of red, white and blue French macarons that are perfectly sweet and patriotic. Brera Osteria has a special family-style menu exclusively for July Fourth, so families can enjoy a meal before taking in the fireworks. Yardbird Southern Table & Bar has a weekend special from July 2-4 featuring a “BLT Burger,” a Creekstone Farms porterhouse steak and a loaded baked potato topped with caviar. 

Red, White and Blue Macarons at Bouchon Bakery Las Vegas | WhereTraveler
Red, White and Blue Macarons at Bouchon Bakery (Courtesy Bouchon)

SAHARA Las Vegas

AZILO Ultra Pool at SAHARA Las Vegas has a full weekend of concerts for guests ages 21 and over. Saturday, July 2 features country star Michael Ray in the evening at 9 p.m. July 3 features a daytime DJ set by Ryan Cabrera beginning at 2:30 p.m. and a nighttime reggae concert by Common Kings with the opener starting at 7:30 p.m. An after-party is scheduled at 11 p.m. Tickets for Michael Ray start at $29.95, tickets for Ryan Cabrera start at $10, and tickets for Common Kings start at $45.50. VIP and seating options begin at $100. 

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas has a fun variety of specials for the holiday, including an exclusive Fourth of July menu at Wicked Spoon from July 1-4 featuring seafood stew, fish and chips, beer can chicken, prime rib and more. Milk Bar has a “Waffle Cone Pie” available whole or by the slice. STK Steakhouse is offering a special “Red, White and Blue Steak Topping” for $17.76 from July 1-4, and Holsteins offers “The Red, White & Booze Shake” and “Short Rib Burger” for the holiday. Kevin Hart is performing at The Chelsea on July 2 and 3, and a full roster of events is scheduled at Marquee Nightclub and Marquee Dayclub

Waffle Cone Pie at Milk Bar Las Vegas | WhereTraveler
Waffle Cone Pie at Milk Bar (Courtesy The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas)