LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – On July 4, the nation will commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. There will be numerous events around the Las Vegas valley and southern Nevada to celebrate the momentous day.
Everything from parades to extravagant fireworks shows are listed below.
Summerlin hosts 26th annual Patriotic Parade – It’s virtual!
The popular Summerlin Patriotic Parade will go virtual this year due to the pandemic. The parade, which is in its 26th year, has attracted as many as 40,000 people every Fourth of July and 8 News Now Weather Anchor Sherry Swensk, Anchor Brian Loftus, and Las Vegas Now hosts Mercedes Martinez and J.C. Fernandez will host the virtual parade.
“We plan to include a number of the same community groups and organizations that participate in the parade, but in a virtual way,” according to Lezlie Barnson-DeNardin, executive director of The Summerlin Council. “As participants and details are confirmed, we will release information to get the community excited about spending the morning of July 4 with us – online, of course.”
The parade is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. “and still include the small-town spirit and big-city pageantry,” according to a news release on the event.
Updated information on the parade will be posted on this website.
Station Casinos Fireworks shows
Station Casinos properties will hold two large fireworks shows on Saturday, July 4 and they will be produced by Fireworks by Grucci of New York. The shows, which will begin at approximately 9 p.m. on Saturday, July 4 are made available for the entire community to enjoy.
The public can experience the Red Rock Casino’s show from its south parking lot, located off Summerlin Cetnre Drive (physical distancing guidelines will apply). In Henderson, guests can watch the Green Valley Ranch Casino’s show from home or another location which allows for social distancing.
In addition, a live stream of the fireworks spectacle which can be seen by smartphone or computer via a live stream on redrockresort.com and greenvalleyranch.com, respectively, and via the property’s individual social media accounts including Twitch.
You can find more information at this link.
Henderson’s Fourth of July Celebration – 4 locations
The City of Henderson will salute America by hosting a Star-Spangled Sky Fireworks event on Saturday, July 4. There will fireworks displays at four locations. The event will start 9 p.m. Residents can choose the display with the best view from their home or other safe location where social distancing can be practiced. There will be no accommodations for the public at the launch sites.
- Green Valley Ranch Resort Spa & Casino – Paseo Verde and Green Valley Parkway
- Lake Las Vegas – East Lake Mead and Lake Las Vegas Parkway
- M Resort Spa Casino – South Las Vegas Boulevard and St. Rose Parkway
- The Legacy Golf Club – North Green Valley Parkway and Wigwam Parkway
- The celebration starts at 6 p.m., fireworks at 9 p.m.
- The festivities will include live music, food and alcohol vendors, popcorn and snow cones, and a Ben & Jerry’s ice cream truck.
- No outside food or alcohol will be allowed.
- Fireworks can be viewed for free from several designated areas around the property. Premier Seating is also available at a cost of $100 per table, with a maximum of five per table. Premier Seating includes one drink ticket and BBQ dinner per seat. Reservations required.
The city will broadcast patriotic music during the fireworks on the following iHeart radio stations.
Plaza Hotel & Casino Fireworks
The Plaza Hotel & Casino in downtown Las Vegas is holding its annual Independence Day party on Saturday, July 4 at 10 p.m. It will be staged from multiple locations on the Plaza’s roofs and towers and should be visible for miles. Main Street will be closed to vehicle traffic from Carson Avenue to Ogden Avenue to allow for pedestrian traffic.
“Hosting an amazing fireworks show that lights up the downtown sky for the Fourth of July has become a tradition for us at the Plaza, and this year is no different,” said Jonathan Jossel, CEO of the Plaza Hotel & Casino.
Rockets over the River Fireworks in Laughlin
Just after dark, at 9:30 pm, on Saturday, June 27 and Saturday, July 4, the 30th annual Rockets Over The River fireworks display will be free for public viewing along the entire Laughlin River Walk or from your favorite Laughlin hotel.
A pyrotechnic display will be shot into the dark desert sky, with the bursting colors reflecting off the tranquil Colorado River for a stunning view. Patriotic music will be choreographed to the fireworks and simulcast over speakers by Laughlin hotels and local radio stations.
Eureka Casino Resort wil continue its tradition of “Rockets Over the Red Mesa” on Saturday, July 4. The 2020 celebration will not include a concert or on property festivities but will feature the best fireworks show in the area.
The fireworks will begin at 9 p.m. and will be launched from behind the casino. Viewing areas will be available in the Eureka parking lots. We will follow all state protocols regarding social distancing.
Wet’nWild Red, White & Wild
Wet’n’Wild is hosting two events on Saturday, July 4. There is a Dive-in movie (Miracle) which starts at 8 p.m. and then the Red, White & Wild fireworks extravaganza also at 8 p.m.
Fireworks Over Pahrump – Launch your own
Pahrump’s Fourth of July fireworks show will be take place nightly from July 2 to July 5 nightly from 7 p.m. to midnight. The launch site is located one mile west of Gamebird Road, right off Highway 160. It’s free admission.
To participate, you must get a special $5 launch permit from one of the five firework stores listed below. The launching site will be first come first serve, within a 30-minute limit.
- Area 51 Fireworks
- Phantom Fireworks
- Red Apple Fireworks
- Blackjack Fireworks
- Outlaw Py
CURFEW REMINDER: As the July 4 celebrations take place, LVMPD is reminding the public of local juvenile curfew laws to assure a safe holiday weekend.
The Las Vegas Strip and Downtown areas do not allow unattended juveniles under the age of 18 on public streets or other public places at any time between the hours of 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday to 5 a.m. the succeeding day and Fridays and Saturdays from twelve midnight to 5 a.m. of the succeeding day.
In the resort corridor, further restrictions apply and limit curfew times from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. of the succeeding day.
Exceptions apply to juveniles who are employed by a lawful business , engaged in lawful occupation or are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.