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Top Places To Watch 4th of July Fireworks Around Las Vegas

June 22, 2012 6:00 AM

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As the city gathers around the Las Vegas Valley to watch fireworks displays, find the finest viewing locations this city has to offer to make Independence Day truly special for you and yours. There’s need to fight the crowds on the Las Vegas Strip; nothing beats these locations for watching this year’s fireworks. Give your family a 4th of July celebration like none other this year.

As the city gathers around the Las Vegas Valley to watch fireworks displays, find the finest viewing locations this city has to offer to make Independence Day truly special for you and yours. There’s need to fight the crowds on the Las Vegas Strip; nothing beats these locations for watching this year’s fireworks. Give your family a 4th of July celebration like none other this year.

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Boulder City Damboree 
Veteran’s Memorial Park
1650 Buchanan Blvd.
Boulder City, NV 89005
www.bcnv.org/

Hours: 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Price: $10 for parking

Boulder City seeks to preserve memories of the past and educate the future of this country which its 64th annual Damboree. The Damboree’s festivities will include games, food, music, delicious pies and the fireworks show at 9.p.m. Don’t forget a bathing suit for the waterpark. Bring the whole family and settle in for an evening of everything from pie eating to a flyover by area veterans.

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Mission Hills Park
551 E. Mission Drive
Henderson, NV 89002
(702) 267-2171
www.hendersonlive.com

Hours: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Price: free

Henderson’s 4th of July celebration will include a battle of the bands and a performance by the Henderson Symphony Orchestra for your family’s listening pleasure. Burgers, hot dogs, ice cream and drinks will be available for purchase from local schools with all proceeds benefiting those institutions. Parking should be a breeze with shuttle service from Foothill High School at 800 College Drive. Shuttle service will run throughout the evening beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Related: Road Trip Rules

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Red Rock Resort and Casino
11011 W. Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89135
(702) 797-7777
www.redrocklasvegas.com

Hours: July 4 – after 9 p.m.

Summerlin residents may view Station’s We Love Locals 4th of July Fireworks Blast from their own neck of the woods. This is the largest fireworks celebration in Southern Nevada. New York natives will recognize the impressive stylings of the Grucci Brothers as they perform a simultaneous pyrotechnics show at Aliante Station, Fiesta Rancho, Green Valley Ranch Resort, Red Rock Resort and Texas Station. The show will begin after 9 p.m. and will last roughly nine minutes. If you live on the other side of town, any of the above Station casinos will be a great place to watch the show. Find a comfy spot by the pool or on the top floor of the parking garage and enjoy.

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Terrible’s Hotel and Casino
4100 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, NV 89169
(877)773-4596
www.terriblescasinos.com/

Hours: July 4 – after 9 p.m.

If crazy traffic and prices aren’t your idea of fun, head up to the fourth floor of Terrible’s parking garage to witness fireworks shows throughout the valley. This central location will give you viewing access to all of the Station shows and amateur fireworks throughout Vegas, without the stress of the more well known locations. Pack a picnic to snack during the shows, and be sure to create your own playlist for added ambiance.

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O’Callaghan Middle School 
1450 Radwick Drive
Las Vegas NV, 89110

Hours: July 4 – after 9 p.m.

At the base of Sunrise Mountain, O’Callaghan M.S. (or any parking lot nearby) provides an excellent viewing area for the shows in the sky. Bring your lawn chair and a picnic basket and just relax. You can watch fireworks throughout the valley and take in the excitement with other Las Vegas locals without the insanity of the Strip or trying to see around the city’s buildings.

Related: Family Friendly Guide to Lake Mead

Sheryl Greenblatt is a Long Island, NY native who has been living (and thawing) in Las Vegas for approximately four years now. She writes mystery novels, works as a freelance writer and is the proud mother of a six year old Beagle/Yellow Lab rescue named after Anne Rices Mother of all Vampires. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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