Every year our country celebrates an extraordinary holiday called Independence day. The holiday commemorates the day that the United States of America declared independence and was no longer subject to the ruling of the British empire. Every year people across the country celebrate this holiday by getting together, cooking some delicious food, attending events, and the most important one of all, shooting some fireworks.
During 2020, the Fourth of July was pretty quiet in Las Vegas due to COVID-19. However, now with the pandemic starting to die down, you can expect some exciting series of explosions to color the skies of Las Vegas in 2021. Best of all, this Independence day falls on a Sunday, making it an excellent holiday weekend for most people. Of course, if you want to have an excellent view of all the marvelous fireworks being shot in the air, you are going to need the best possible spot.
For this post, we are going to provide you with the best locations to watch the 4th of July fireworks.
The Strip is planning to host a firework display that is ordinarily reserved for New Year Eve, which is something that has never happened before. The location will have fireworks being shot off the rooftops of seven Strip casinos, those being the Aria, Caesars Palace, The Strate, Treasure Island, Planet Hollywood, The Venetian, and Resorts World. The show is said to start around 11 pm. However, that’s not the only piece of entertainment being provided. They are also planning to have the towering legs of the Strate’s tower illuminate in red, white, and blue starting at dusk.
The Cowabunga Bay is planning to hold a three-day Independence Day celebration starting on July 2 and is staying open until 9 pm during Independence day. During this three-day celebration, they are going to set off fireworks three straight nights at 8:45 pm. The waterpark is going to be decorated in patriotic colors of red, white, and blue. Furthermore, there will be an assortment of food trucks and a DJ playing some sweet tunes. Of course, the 25 slides and attractions will also be there for guests to enjoy while they wait for the fireworks to set off. The general admission is discounted after 4 pm.
The City of Henderson is showing off its patriotic pride by providing everyone with a list of options to enjoy the holiday. The city is planning to host the Star-Spangled Sky fireworks show on Sunday, July 4th. The fireworks will erupt at 9 pm in four different locations. The entire presentation is synchronized by music that is provided on the local iHeart Radio stations. This means you’ll be turning on the radio for the first time in years!
Here are the four different locations where the fireworks will be set off from:
- Green Valley Ranch Resort Spa & Casino – Paseo Verde and Green Valley Parkway
- Lake Las Vegas – Lake Las Vegas Parkway and Strada Di Villaggio
- M Resort Spa Casino – South Las Vegas Boulevard and St. Rose Parkway
- Galleria at Sunset – Sunset Road and Stephanie Street
These are the iHeart Radio stations you can tune into as the fireworks erupt in the sky.
- 93.1 The Mountain
- The Bull 95.5
- Sunny 106.5
- Real 103.9
The Plaza holds an annual July 4th fireworks show. However, this year they have decided to extend their fireworks show for three days to coincide with the Downtown’s resort 50th-anniversary celebration. The fireworks will shoot off from various locations on the hotel rooftop, with eruptions occurring high above the west end of the Fremont Street Experience (which is consequently hosting a free concert sung by country stars Clay Walker and Craig Morgan at 6 pm). If you manage to book a weekend room package at the Plaza, you’ll receive a $50 food and beverage credit, along with a $50 in free slot play, $75 in bingo match play, anniversary souvenir, and access to two of the nightly rooftop pool parties.
This year the Floyd Lamb Park will be hosting Las Vegas Ward 6 Councilwoman Michele Fiore for its Independence Day fireworks show. The Celebration is entirely free and will be held on July 4th between 6 pm to 9 pm. Aside from the fireworks display, the park will also have music and other fun activities to enjoy. Food trucks and food vendors will be available for guests to purchase some delicious meals.
Park entry is free during the event, and the first 500 people to enter the park will be given a free American flag. Visitors can bring blankets, low-back chairs, and water bottles. However, the city has requested that people don’t bring ice-chests, backpacks, or pets with them at this event. It should also be noted that smoking is prohibited in the park.
The Wet ‘n’ Wild is a water park that can be found in the Summerlin area. The park is planning to throw a massive holiday extravaganza from 6 pm till 10 pm. Guests will be able to enjoy music provided by Nashville singer Keelie Walker. Around 8:45, the place will start to see off fireworks to further entertain guests. Wet ‘n’ Wild will start their nighttime admission at $19.99
Due to the cancellation of the previous year’s event due to the pandemic, Damboree has finally managed to make its return with a two-day event this weekend. The name for this event was inspired by the creation of the Hoover Dam. The 73rd annual Damboree celebration will welcome both locals and visitors to the 4th of July party at Bicentennial Park and Veteran’s Memorial Park.
On Saturday, the party will start with a long-running Rotary Pancake Breakfast at the Bicentennial Park at 7 am and a jet flyover at 9 am. Afterward, the event will proceed to have a parade march around the town. During the afternoon, things start to pick up once again with the festival at Veteran’s Memorial Park at 4 pm, which will feature a DJ playing music at 6 pm and fireworks setting off at 9 pm. Keep in mind that parking will cost $10 per car.
Located in the southern parts of Nevada bordering the Arizona State line is a little town known as Laughlin. This location is planning to host its 30th annual Rockets Over the River firework celebration at 9 pm on Sunday, July 4th. The show is free for public viewing and can be seen from the entire Laughlin River Walk or one of the many top-rated Laughlin hotels.
The show begins with an eruption happening over the Colorado River, causing an astonishing colorful reflection in the water while coordinated patriotic music plays from the Golden Nugget, Aquarius, Tropinca, and other nearby casino resorts and the local radio station. The show can be enjoyed from any spot by the river, so choose an area that suits your needs.
The Eureka Casino Resort has decided to continue it is a holiday tradition of “Rockets Over the Red Mesa” on Sunday, July 4th. The evening will also host a vendor village, and the Nevada Pops Orchestra will play patriotic music at 8 pm, followed by the fireworks at 9 pm. The Orchestra will play the music on an outdoor stage that is set behind the resort, so feel free to bring your own lawn chair to enjoy the free show.
If you are one of the many fans of Soccer, then you want to head to this area for some excellent firework displays. The Cashman field is planning to erupt some fireworks after the Las Vegas Lights Football Club finishes their match against the Tacoma Defiance, which starts at 7:30 pm. Admission for adults is $10, and kids cost $5. They are also introducing a unique event this year, with Toyota owners being allowed to park alongside the field in “Toyota Row” for $50.
An hour away from Las Vegas will have you attending the Pahrump fireworks show. The show begins at night from July 1st until July 4th, with the events starting at 7 pm and lasting until midnight. The launch site can be found a mile away from Gamebird Road, which is right off Highway 160. Admission is free, so you can solely head in and enjoy the show.
However, if you wish to participate in the event, you need to acquire a special launch permit from one of the five firework stores for a total of $5. The launch sites also have a first-come, first-served policy within a 30-minute limit. Here is a list of the fireworks stores you can get a permit from:
- Area 51 Fireworks
- Phantom Fireworks
- Red Apple Fireworks
- Blackjack Fireworks
- Outlaw Pyro
Wrapping things up
Las Vegas is going to be filled with some of the best fireworks to have ever graced the world. If you are planning to enjoy the fireworks display in these locations, then make sure you drop by the Wallflower before doing anything else. We provide some of the best cannabis products around that will enhance these colorful displays during this exciting holiday event.