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June 30, 2014
By John Ahlbrand, CRS®
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4th of July Cupcakes

July Fourth - Events Around Las Vegas

Fireworks, Baseball, Parades, Speed racing, Boating, and Fireworks everywhere make Las Vegas the place to be on the 4th of July weekend. Henderson, Primm Valley, Boulder City, Mesquite, Laughlin, and all around the city you will be amazed at the celebrations and the displays of fireworks. Here is a brief recap of some of the many activities.

Ceasars Palace Street Corner

Caesars Palace

Caesars Palace Las Vegas will have Fireworks by Grucci. He has an internationally-acclaimed fireworks entertainment production company that specializes in unforgettable visual extravaganzas. The fireworks will be shot from the hotel's Roman Tower beginning at 9:15 PM. One of the best views will be from the front fountains at Caesars Palace.

The High Roller at The Linq


See the Fireworks from atop the High Roller at The LINQ. High Roller riders will be able to view the firework displays around 9 PM at Caesars Palace and 9:30 PM at the High Roller parking lot.

Mandalay Bay

Mandalay Bay Beach Fireworks at Night

The Beach will display fireworks and a musical performance by the local classic rock band "Phoenix". Enjoy the extravaganza Friday, July 4. Doors open at 8 PM. Tickets are $20 and family four-packs are priced at $60.  Get tickets at Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations. Tickets also are available for purchase at or

Stratosphere Tower


The Stratosphere Casino Hotel hosts its "Independence Pool Party" on Friday, July 4th. The "Largest Fireworks Display Ever" will begin around 9 PM. Firework’s by Grucci.

Aliante Station Casino

Stations Fireworks

The 5 Station Casinos all feature a 9 minute fireworks display simultaneously.  The five Stations Casinos include Aliante Station, Green Valley Ranch, Texas Station, Fiesta Rancho Casino, and the Red Rock Resort.  One of these may be close to you so watch the skies at 9 PM on the 4th!

Las Vegas 51s

Small Boy in Cowboy Hat and American Flag

Baseball, hot-dogs and fireworks!  Las Vegas 51s, the Las Vegas Baseball Team, plays the Tucson Padres. Fireworks Extravaganza will be after the game for visitors and the Las Vegas families. Las Vegas 51s will play at Cashman Field located at 850 Las Vegas Blvd North, Las Vegas, NV 89101 (Call 702.386.7200).

Henderson 4th Of July Logo

Henderson Fourth of July Celebration

Mission Hills Park will host a party Friday July 4, 2014; 6 PM - 9:15 PM. Watch the Fireworks Show at 9 PM. 551 East Mission Hills Drive.

Primm Valley Casino Resorts

Primm Nevada Fireworks Dusk

Primm Valley Casino Resorts will be celebrating their 6th annual spectacular fireworks show. Arrive early for prime parking spots! The Desperado, nicknamed "The Speed Demon" by the Travel Channel. Other attractions will be performed throughout the day.

Race Car On Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Start early at the Speedway on July 3rd.   Watch fireworks,  see NASCAR-sanctioned stock car racing, and enjoy the $1 hot dogs and $1 Coca-Cola products.


Laughlin Fireworks at Night

Laughlin features a spectacular fireworks “Rockets Over the River on Friday, July 4th at 9 PM. Fireworks will be launched and over the Colorado River. While you watch you can listen to the Patriotic music by Laughlin hotels and radio stations: KFLG, LUCKY98, The Knack, KAAA/KZZZ and KSTAR. The entertainment is free and open to the public.

Hipster Teenage Girls In Front Of American Flag


Summerlin Council is hosting its July 4th Patriotic Parade for the 20th year. This parade is the largest 4th of July parade in Southern Nevada. Governor Brian Sandoval will join the parade and celebrate the 150th anniversary of Nevada's admission to the Union.

25 Macy's style balloons will fly in the sky and bands will play tunes to entertain the young and old alike. There will be more than 70 entries including a themed float from the movie “Frozen” and a 74 foot long snake from "The Jungle Book".

Everyone is invited to show up at the Trails Village located at Hillpointe Road and Hills Center Drive to watch this fantastic parade which starts at 9 AM and travels along streets lined with flags.

Start your day off with a bang and participate in Summerlin’s Firecracker 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk. The Trails Park in Summerlin is the place to be in red white and blue to begin the day with a festive walk/run.

The Firecracker 5K and the 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk at 6:30 AM. The entry fee is $20 on or before July 3rd or $25 on July 4th.

Hot Dogs On Classic Picnic Table

Boulder City Damboree

Featuring a pancake breakfast, a parade, a legendary water fight, games, booths and concession stands and of course fireworks the Boulder City Damboree Celebration remains one of the best ways to celebrate Independence Day in the Las Vegas Valley.

Each year on the 4th of July the Las Vegas "suburb" of Boulder City hosts the Boulder City Damboree Celebration. This year commemorates its 64th year with the catchphrase "Preserving Our Past to Educate the Future".  Built in the 1930's to house and entertain the men building the Hoover Dam, Boulder City remains a quaint slice of Americana that is often difficult to find in modern, activity driven and neon illuminated Las Vegas.

The parade starts after the free pancake breakfast at 9 AM and features a water battle on one of the float.

The riders and parade bystanders battle with squirt guns, water balloons, and lots of screaming.

Start with free pancakes (yum) at the crack of dawn. The real fun begins with the parade at 9:00 AM. Famous for the water battle section of the parade, where float riders and bystanders battle with squirt guns and water balloons, this parade is more fun and cooling than most. Just make sure to know the rules. Check them out on the Boulder City Official website

Damboree Schedule

  • 7:00 AM: Pancake breakfast hosted by the Rotary Club at Bicentennial Park.
  • 9:00 AM Parade starts at Colorado Street and then parades onto Nevada Highway to Broadbent Memorial Park at 5th St.
  • 9:05 AM Flyover by the Boulder City Veteran's Flying Group
  • 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Midway Booths featuring food, drinks & games. Presented by non-profit groups
  • 11:00 AM Damboree Celebrations with Flag Raising & National Anthem and the presentation of parade trophies & greetings by dignitaries.
  • 1:00 PM Coin Toss at the Pool (admission: price to the pool)
  • 2:00 PM Games and Contests
  • Festivities at Veteran's Memorial Park 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • 6:30 PM Food - fun, water park & competitive games
  • 7:00 PM -8:45 PM Pie Eating and Live Music
  • 9:00 PM Fireworks Show



4th of July Cupcakes

June 30, 2014
By John Ahlbrand, CRS®