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Independence Day celebrated throughout Las Vegas valley

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Lake Las Vegas prepares for Independence Day Lake Las Vegas prepares for Independence Day

LAS VEGAS - Independence Day takes place Friday, and many valley locations are hosting events to commemorate the national holiday.

One of the biggest July 4th celebrations takes place in Summerlin. The annual Summerlin Council Patriotic Parade starts at 9 a.m. Friday at Trails Park. 8 News NOW’s Brian Loftus and Sherry Swensk are hosting the event.

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The Strip’s latest attraction is also providing a unique celebration. The High Roller is offering spectacular views of the July 4th fireworks displays. For $49.95, a rider receives a complimentary drink and a ride from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on July 4th. Riders can also reserve a cabin for up to 25 people during the 8:30 p.m. window for $2,500.

If you want to cool off in the sun, Wet ‘n’ Wild is hosting a “Dive-in Movie’. Customers can lounge in the water park’s wave pool and watch the film “Monsters University”. Day passes cost $40. After 4 p.m., the cost is $20. The park stays open until 10 p.m.

Vanessa Doleshal with Vegas.com says the valley has something to offer for everybody.

“There are free fireworks shows and also some opportunities to pay for special events and parties for anybody looking to enjoy a concert or enjoy a little bit of a bar festivity," she said.

For anyone who wants to leave Las Vegas, but not travel far, Lake Las Vegas is 17 miles from the Strip. The Westin Hotel has specials for Nevada residents. The hotel is offering rooms starting at $129, 20 percent off spa treatments and free meals for kids under 12. Lake Las Vegas’ fireworks show takes place Saturday, instead of Friday.

If you are already in the mood to celebrate, the 15th annual Independence Day Jubilee starts at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Craig Ranch Regional Park.

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