By Debbie Hall

It is a celebration of Independence Day in Las Vegas with a parade, fireworks and attractions. Be prepared for triple digits during the day, but the evening will be a balmy 80 degrees. The skies are clear with no discernible humidity and perfect for fireworks and parties celebrating our country’s independence and freedom. Whether on a rooftop, lounge, park, pool or a rotating glass-enclosed cabin; these Independence Day events are great ways to celebrate the day and what it means.

The 23rd annual Summerlin Council Patriotic Parade
The Trails Village of Summerlin
Hillpointe Road and Hills Center Drive
Las Vegas, NV
(702) 341-5500

Date: July 4, 2017 at 9 a.m.

The 23rd annual Summerlin Council Patriotic Parade is the Las Vegas Valley’s largest Independence Day parade with over 35,000 people expected to attend, 2,500 participants and over 500 volunteers assisting with parade operations. It features over 70 entries, including traditional floats, giant helium balloons, bands and performing groups, and a variety of kids’ favorite storybook and cartoon characters. The parade begins at the corner of Hillpointe Road and Hills Center Drive in The Trails Village of Summerlin; it travels south on Hills Center Drive toward the Village Center Circle roundabout before heading west on Trailwood Drive. The parade ends at the corner of Trailwood Drive and Spring Gate Lane. New this year: a free shuttle from Downtown Summerlin to the parade start location that will run every 30 minutes from 7 a.m. to noon.

Fireworks Over Pahrump
Pahrump Fireworks Launch Site
Gamebird Road and Fox Avenue
Pahrump, NV 89060
(775) 727-5107

Date: July 4, 2017 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Fireworks Over Pahrump allows guests to shoot off their own fireworks in a safe and supervised environment as well as enjoy the show at the Pahrump Fireworks Launch Site. All visitors who are interested in launching their own fireworks must obtain a special permit from one of the five fireworks stores located in Pahrump, Nevada. The site is first-come-first-served with a 30-minute time limit. Permits to launch fireworks are $5 per person and can be purchased at Area 51, Red Apple Fireworks, Phantom Fireworks, Black Jack Fireworks and Extreme Pyro.

4th of July
Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower
2000 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89104
(702) 380-7777

Date: July 4, 20175 to 10 p.m.

The Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower is hosting two pool parties with views of the Las Vegas Strip at 107 SkyLounge and its 1,149-foot freestanding observation tower, the tallest one west of the Mississippi. The Radius Rooftop Pool & Wet Lounge on the 25th floor features full bar and incredible views of the city. Elation Pool Party is on the 8th floor. There is a fee for admission for those not staying at the Stratosphere hotel as a guest, but parking is complimentary for all guests.

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Fremont Street Experience
425 Fremont St.
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 678-5600

Date: July 4, 2017

The Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas is a pedestrian mall covered by a canopy, which serves as a video screen. Spanning five blocks, there is also entertainment, Downtown Rocks One Louder concert series, includes a summer concert series free to the public. VivaVision covers the five blocks, using 12.5 million digital lights and a 550,000-watt sound system to broadcast shows every 30 minutes. Zipping down SlotZilla, the zip line thrill attraction that includes lower Zipline and upper Zoomline during the VivaVision broadcast is a great way to celebrate Independence Day.

The Linq Promenade
The LINQ Las Vegas
3545 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(800) 634-6441

Date: July 4, 2017

Located on the Las Vegas Strip, the LINQ Promenade is an open-air dining, retail and entertainment district. One of its attractions, High Roller, the world’s tallest observation wheel topping at 550 feet, will offer views of the fireworks on the Strip. The full revolution takes 30 minutes to complete with 28 glass-enclosed cabins for views of the city. Guests can also view fireworks on the Promenade.

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Other big July 4th fireworks and other celebrations include:

Wet’n’Wild Fireworks
7055 S Fort Apache Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89148

Date: July 1 & 2, 2017

A colossal celebration filled with country music, foam parties, line dancing, BBQ, mechanical bull riding and much more! Fireworks show at approximately 8:45 p.m. each night.


Rockets Over the River Laughlin
1555 S. Casino Dr.
Laughlin, NV 89029

Date: July 1 & 4, 2017

Just after dark, the 27th annual Rockets Over The River fireworks display will be free for public viewing along the entire Laughlin River Walk or from your favorite Laughlin hotel.


Lake Las Vegas Fireworks
Henderson, NV 89011–july-2-2017

Date: July 2, 2017

Celebrate the stars and stripes during the MonteLago Village Fireworks Show. Live musical entertainment from 6-9 p.m., including a performance by the Henderson Symphony Orchestra and dazzling fireworks at 9 p.m. inspire a patriotic mood!


Cowabunga Bay Fireworks
900 W Galleria Dr.
Henderson, NV 89011

Date: July 3, 2017

Cowabunga Bay hosts a fireworks display at 9:45 p.m.  The park is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.


Boulder City Damboree Celebration
Boulder City, NV 89005

Date: July 4, 2017

For the 69th annual Boulder City Damboree, enjoy a pancake breakfast at 7 a.m.; a flyover and parade on Colorado Street at 9 a.m.; festivities including midway booths and food and beverages in Broadbent Park at 10 a.m.; more festivities in Veterans Memorial Park at 4 p.m.; dance party with DJ Mike Pacini at 6 p.m.; and a fireworks display at 9 p.m.



Las Vegas 51s Fireworks
850 Las Vegas Blvd. North
Las Vegas, NV 89101

Date: July 4, 2017

The 51s will host the defending PCL champion, the El Paso Chihuahuas, Triple-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres, at Cashman Field! The Las Vegas franchise will feature the traditional “Fireworks Extravaganza” to help celebrate Independence Day!


Primm Valley Resort Fireworks
31900 S Las Vegas Blvd.
Primm, NV 89019

Date: July 4, 2017

Take in the fireworks show set to begin around 9 p.m.


Clark County Fairgrounds Fireworks
1301 Whipple St.
Logandale, NV 89155

Date: July 4, 2017

Fireworks are set to start at approximately 9 p.m.


Las Vegas County Club Fireworks
3000 Joe W Brown Dr.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Date: July 4, 2017

Take in the fireworks show set to begin around 9 p.m.


Red Rock Country Club Fireworks
2250 Red Springs Dr.
Las Vegas, NV 89135

Date: July 4, 2017

Fireworks are set to start at approximately 8:45 p.m.