If you're visiting Las Vegas over Independence Day, chances are one of the things you're most looking forward to is the 4th of July fireworks display over the Strip. As the holiday is one of Sin City's most popular events—even though the temperature is scorching hot—making a plan in advance where to scope out the best spot will ensure you don't miss a single colorful explosion of light.
When Are the Festivities
Independence Day falls on a Thursday in 2019, so the celebrations will start the day before and run through Saturday. The main fireworks over the Strip will go off at 9:15 p.m. on Saturday, July 6th, 2019, over Caesars Palace, with a smaller fireworks display from Mandalay Bay. Mandalay Bay's giant beach pool complex typically hosts a massive party with reggae music, starting at 8 p.m.
Watching the Fireworks From the Strip
Head to the center strip in front of Caesars Palace to get the best view. Some other favorite spots include the patio at Cabo Wabo Cantina or high above on the Eiffel Tower. If you don't mind a splurge, the suites at The Cosmopolitan have sweeping views over the Caesars Palace fountain.
The High Roller at The LINQ is a fabulous spot to see the festivities, but seats are expensive and tend to sell out fast. If you want to have a meal with a view of the fireworks, try the Beer Park in Paris. Many people also line the pedestrian bridge between Bally's and the Bellagio, but this option definitely requires getting there early to snag a good spot.
The Fremont Street Experience
Fremont Street has a digital fireworks display on its giant canopy on Independence Day. In addition, the venue hosts live music and a dance party with local DJ's spinning. The Plaza Hotel has an annual rooftop pool party, complete with games, prizes, a fireworks show.
Fireworks in the Suburbs Around Las Vegas
Green Valley Ranch Resort in Henderson and Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa in Summerlin have fireworks shows that last about 10 minutes for those who want to escape the Strip's crowds. The city of Henderson, just 20 minutes southeast of the Strip, will also have a free fireworks show at 9 p.m. in Heritage Park on Independence Day.
On Tuesday, July 3rd, Night of Fire at Las Vegas Motor Speedway showcases stock car racing and skid plate racing at 7 p.m., before the big light show starts. A 30-minute drive from Las Vegas brings you to Boulder City. The town is hosting the 71st Damboree Celebration beginning at 7 a.m. with a full day of food, games, parade, dancing—and fireworks in the evening.
Baseball Stadium Fireworks
The Aviators, Las Vegas' local baseball team and a triple-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics, will be playing against their rivals the Reno Aces at Cashman Field on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. A fireworks display will follow the 7 p.m. baseball game. Seats are relatively affordable and offer direct views of the fireworks.