Las Vegas doesn’t need a reason to party. Every day and every night in Las Vegas is a celebration for someone. However, Las Vegas as a whole never lets an excuse to amplify the fun pass it by. Celebrating the July 4th in Las Vegas is a party on top of a party.
All areas in Las Vegas will be packed with both locals and tourists will be enjoying Independence Day parties and fireworks. Every year casinos all over Las Vegas celebrate Independence Day. Once again, there will be fireworks on celebrating the July 4th holiday at casinos on the Vegas Strip, downtown Las Vegas, and a variety of casinos all over town.
On a related note, Las Vegas is the fifth best city in the US to celebrate Independence Day according to Wallethub. Fifth best? That’s just silly. Besides watching the gorgeous Macy’s Fireworks show in New York City, there’s no better place to be to celebrate Independence Day.
Let’s look at where you can celebrate the Fourth of July holiday with fireworks in Las Vegas:

Vegas Strip

Caesars Palace – Thursday, July 4, beginning at approximately 9:15 pm
This is one of the biggest Independence Day fireworks shows in Las Vegas. Caesars Palace goes big with a huge extravaganza that lasts almost 15 minutes long. Fireworks will be shot off from the Julius Tower.
The Vegas Strip will be packed with people watching from the sidewalk. The best views are often for VIP’s at Caesars Palace, restaurant and bar with upper-level decks and patios, and the High Roller observation wheel. Street views may be obstructed by buildings.
Mandalay Bay – Thursday, July 4, beginning at approximately 10:30 pm
The annual south strip fireworks show takes place from Mandalay Bay Beach. This year they will be shot off after a concert from Mystic Roots. The best view of this fireworks show is from Mandalay Beach itself. Tickets for the concert are $18.35 plus fees.

Downtown Las Vegas

Plaza – Thursday, July 4, beginning at 9:00 pm
This annual Independence Day party starts at 6:00 pm at the Plaza’s rooftop pool deck. It’s the only live fireworks show in downtown Las Vegas. Admission to the party at the pool is free and there events taking place all evening. has more information.
This fireworks show is best viewed from the pool deck at the Plaza since the Fremont Street Experience is covered by the Viva Vision canopy.
Fremont Street Experience – Thursday, July 4, beginning at approximately 10:00 pm
If you are under the canopy at the Fremont Street Experience, there’s a unique fireworks show for you. There’s nothing in the world like the fireworks show on the Viva Vision screen. This show is unique but, obviously, the fireworks aren’t real.

Off-Strip Casinos

The fireworks shows away from the tourist areas are some of the best July 4th Las Vegas fireworks viewing experiences. There are plenty of good viewing areas in and around the casinos. Here’s a quick look at some of the casinos around town that have fireworks shows planned:

  • Green Valley Ranch – Thursday, July 4, beginning at 9:00 pm
  • M Resort – Thursday, July 4, beginning at 9:00 pm
  • Red Rock Casino – Thursday, July 4, beginning at 9:00 pm



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