Las Vegas may be known for its dazzling lights, but there’s nothing quite like seeing the fireworks over Fourth of July weekend in Vegas. This year, the 4th of July falls on a Thursday, which makes for an amazing extended holiday weekend filled with pool parties, hot night clubs, amazing DJ’s, unique experiences and, of course, so many fireworks!
Independence Day weekend in Las Vegas also offers many family-friendly ways to celebrate the birth of our nation. Check out our list of fireworks shows and other top picks for the long holiday weekend.
Where to Watch Fireworks in Vegas for 4th of July
Check out the fireworks schedule for the Vegas strip and other areas near Las Vegas.
|Date and Time||Location and Details|
|Wednesday, July 3rd, 7:05 PM||Las Vegas Ballpark – Fireworks after the Las Vegas Aviators game|
|Wednesday, July 3rd, 5:00 PM||Las Vegas Motor Speedway – Fireworks after the races|
|Thursday, July 4th, 9:00 PM||Green Valley Ranch Resort Spa & Casino|
|Thursday, July 4th, 9:00 PM||Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa|
|Thursday, July 4th, 9:00 PM||Henderson’s Heritage Park|
|Thursday, July 4th, 9:00 PM||Boulder City’s Veterans Memorial Park|
|Thursday, July 4th, 9:15 PM||Caesars Palace|
|Thursday, July 4th, 10:30 PM||Mandalay Bay|
|Friday, July 5th, 9:00 PM||Lake Las Vegas|
Vegas 4th of July Events
Sundance Helicopters 4th of July aerial tour and twilight picnic
Once again, Sundance Helicopters is offering its unique 4th of July tour packages. Sundance Helicopters is the only major helicopter tour company offering the opportunity to celebrate Independence Day by watching the fireworks displays throughout the valley from 800 feet above the Las Vegas Strip.
At $269 per person, the 4th of July Aerial Tour lasts approximately forty minutes and includes the following:
- Complimentary round-trip, limousine-style transportation to and from select hotels.
- Seating in a modern helicopter, which includes stadium seating and an extra-wide cabin for more room and comfort, wraparound windows for better viewing, and state-of-the-art climate and vibration control systems.
- An amazing aerial tour of Las Vegas amidst spectacular fireworks displays.
- Champagne toast to celebrate America’s Independence Day.
Or enjoy the 4th of July Twilight Picnic for $339 per person. This experience includes:
- Stretch limousine pick-up and drop-off at your Las Vegas Strip hotel.
- Flight over the Las Vegas Valley to see the Hoover Dam and the Colorado River before landing atop a scenic overlook for the best view of the fireworks displays across the city.
Fourth of July picnic basket and sparkling champagne.
Flight time for this experience is approximately 50 minutes.
The picnic landing time is approximately one hour. Book either excursion at sundancehelicopters.com
EIFFEL TOWER 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS VIEWING PACKAGE
WHEN: Thursday, July 4th, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
WHERE: Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck at Paris Las Vegas, 3655 S Las Vegas Blvd
Celebrate Independence Day and view the fireworks from 460 feet over the Las Vegas Strip. This package includes a one-hour Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck experience, one souvenir frozen drink, and one keepsake light-up wristband.
Tickets are $100 per person. This is a general admission, 21+ event.
8TH ANNUAL JIMMY BUFFETT’S MARGARITAVILLE LAS VEGAS FIREWORKS VIEWING PARTY
WHEN: Thursday, July 4th, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
WHERE: Margaritaville at the Flamingo Hotel and Casino, 3555 S Las Vegas Blvd
View the Caesars Palace fireworks with guaranteed patio seating on the third floor. Open call brand bar and appetizers are included.
Tickets are $125 per person (inclusive of tax and service charge)
BEER PARK LAS VEGAS STRIP FIREWORKS SHOW
WHEN: Thursday, July 4th, 9:00 PM
WHERE: Beer Park, Paris Las Vegas, 3655 S Las Vegas Blvd
Enjoy the fireworks at one of Vegas’s best rooftop bars. Seating packages for 1, 2, 4 or 6 start at $50 and come with guaranteed seating and a $50 per person food and beverage credit good for July 4th only. Free admission with no guaranteed seating is also available with a digital ticket from beerpark.com.
FIREWORKS SHOW WITH MYSTIC ROOTS AT MANDALAY BAY BEACH
WHEN: Thursday, July 4th, 9:00 PM
WHERE: Mandalay Bay Beach at the Mandalay Bay Resort, 3950 S Las Vegas Blvd
Party poolside at the Mandalay Bay Beach. Dance to music from up and coming reggae-fusion group Mystic Roots Band. Then at 10:30 PM enjoy watching the fireworks display above Mandalay Bay and the Las Vegas Strip.
Tickets are $20 plus fees for general admission, standing room only.
10TH ANNIVERSARY EXODUS FESTIVAL
WHEN: Thursday, July 4th, 10:00 PM to Monday, July 8th, 11:59 PM
With its all access pass, Exodus Festival offers entry into Vegas’s biggest, hottest clubs and pool parties with music provided by the best DJ’s around. With an all access wristband and express entry VIP line, Exodus Festival provides the full Vegas party experience with no hassles and at the most cost-effective price.
Artist and venue lineup:
Thursday, July 4th
- ZEDD at Hakkasan Nightclub
Friday, July 5th
- Kygo at Encore Beach Club
- Kygo at XS Nightclub
- Flosstradamus at Encore Beach Club at Night
Saturday, July 6th
- Diplo at Encore Beach Club
- ZEDD at Omnia Nightclub
- Tiesto at Hakkasan Nightclub
Sunday, July 7th
- Illenium at Wet Republic Ultra Pool
- Diplo at XS Nightswim
Monday, July 8th
- Recover Pool Lounge at Marquee Day Club
- Lil’ Jon at Jewel Nightclub
Tickets for Exodus Festival are $79.99 for a single ladies festival pass and $189.99 for a single mens festival pass.
Ladies Fox Pack with four festival passes is $239.99 and Mens Wolf Pack with four festival passes is $679.99.
POOL AT THE PLAZA INDEPENDENCE DAY POOL PARTY
WHEN: Thursday, July 4th through Saturday, July 6th
WHERE: Pool at the Plaza, Plaza Hotel & Casino, 1 N Main Street, Las Vegas
Bring your friends and head to the Pool at the Plaza for their annual Independence Day Pool Party. This year’s festivities on the 4th include fireworks, live DJ, drink specials and a hot dog eating contest.
The hot dog eating competition is free to enter and 1st prize includes:
- $200 cash
- 2-night stay at the Plaza
- $150 gift certificate to Oscar’s Steakhouse
- Cabana +$50 food and beverage credit
Head back to the Pool at the Plaza on Friday, July 5th for Flamingo Drink Holders Pool Day. Relax all day at the pool and go home with a flamingo drink holder.
On Saturday, July 6th it’s the Beer Olympics! Assemble your team of 5 (or solo players can be grouped into teams on-site) and check in with the pool manager at 10:00 AM. Events include:
- Ice cube clear out
- Pitcher chug
- Flip cup
- Beer pong
The winning team gets 60% of the pot; 2nd place wins 30%; 3rd place gets 10%.
Entry fee is $20 per player.
Go to plazahotelcasino.com to sign up for the hot dog eating contest or Beer Olympics. You must be 21 to enter either event.
STRATOSPHERE INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATION OFFER
WHEN: Thursday, July 4th, and July 4th through July 7th
WHERE: Stratosphere Hotel and Casino, 2000 S Las Vegas Blvd
Get special admission to the Stratosphere’s Skypod for one of the best views in Las Vegas. At 1149 feet, the Stratosphere’s tower is the tallest freestanding observation tower in the United States.
Its indoor and outdoor observation decks offer spectacular 360-degree views of the Las Vegas Strip and entire Vegas valley. A great place to view the fireworks, the tower has been repeatedly voted Best Place to View the City by Las Vegas Review-Journal readers. Skypod admission for July 4th is $25.
Want even more fun? From July 4th through July 7th the Stratosphere is offering one-day passes for unlimited rides on X-Scream, Insanity and Big Shot for just $44.95.
LAKE LAS VEGAS FIREWORKS CRUISE
WHEN: Friday, July 5th, 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM
WHERE: Lake Las Vegas, Henderson, Nevada
Enjoy a scenic sunset cruise of Lake Las Vegas aboard the yacht La Contessa. Your $50 ticket includes live entertainment, hors d’oeuvres, unlimited party favors and an incredible fireworks show. Tickets can be purchased at lakelasvegas.com. Age 21+.
LAS VEGAS AVIATORS FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA!
WHEN: Wednesday, July 3, 7:05 PM
WHERE: Las Vegas Ballpark, 1650 S Pavilion Center Drive, Las Vegas
Looking for an affordable, family-friendly event to kick off the long holiday weekend? The Las Vegas Aviators, Triple-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics, will host intrastate rival, the Reno Aces, Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, in their inaugural “Fireworks Extravaganza” at Las Vegas Ballpark. Fireworks display will follow the game.
NIGHT OF FIRE AT THE BULLRING
WHEN: Wednesday, July 3rd, 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
WHERE: Las Vegas Motor Speedway, 7000 Las Vegas Blvd N
This wildly popular annual event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway’s 3/8 mile paved oval track, the Bullring includes the NASCAR Super Late Models Spirit of ’76 feature (76 laps), NASCAR Super Stocks, NASCAR Bombers, NASCAR 602 Modifieds, USLCI Legends, USLIC Bandoleros, Skid Plate Cars and a Figure 8 Trailer Race. One of the area’s best fireworks displays follows the racing. General admission tickets are just $15. Doors open at 5:00 PM.
71st ANNUAL BOULDER CITY DAMBOREE CELEBRATION
WHEN: Thursday, July 4th, 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM
WHERE: Boulder City, Nevada
Want a real slice of Americana for the 4th of July? Boulder City’s 71st Annual Damboree Celebration begins with a 7:00 AM Rotary pancake breakfast at Bicentennial Park, followed by the 9:00 AM 4th of July parade which begins at Colorado Street, and follows a route down Nevada Highway to 5th Street, to Broadbent Memorial Park at Avenue B and 6th Street.
Festivities continue from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Broadbent Memorial Park with the Damboree ceremonies, games, contests, midway booths, food, drinks and more. From 4:00 PM to 11:00 PM, head over to Veterans Memorial Park for more fun including a beer booth, water park, food and games. Fireworks start at 9:00 PM, followed by music by DJ Mike Pacini.
CITY OF HENDERSON FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION
WHEN: Thursday, July 4th, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
WHERE: Heritage Park, 350 E Racetrack Road, Henderson, Nevada
Henderson’s annual celebration includes live entertainment, fun activities for the kids and a fireworks display at 9:00 PM. Admission and parking is free and concessions are available for purchase.
4TH OF JULY 5K BLAST
WHEN: Thursday, July 4, 7:00 AM
WHERE: Floyd Lamb Park Group Area 4, 9200 Tule Springs Rd, Las Vegas, 89131
Before you get your party on, start the 4th of July off on a healthy note. This 5k run takes place at Floyd Lamb Park a 2,040-acre park centered on Tule Springs, in northwest Las Vegas. As you run, take in the lake and mountain views, beautiful vegetation and wildlife including ducks, geese, heron and even peacocks.
Each participant will receive a short sleeve race t-shirt and a finisher’s medal.
5K Awards – Overall Male and Female and the top 3 in the following male and female age groups: 9 and under, 10-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and over.
Online registration closes Tuesday, July 2 at 5:00 PM. Register online at runsignup.com. Registration will also be available at packet pick-up and race morning.
Packet pickup: Wednesday, July 3 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
24 Hour Fitness, Rainbow Plaza, 601 S Rainbow Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89145 (Rainbow and Alta)
Friends and family can pick up your packet for you. Packets can also be picked up the morning of the race.