Independence Day is a national holiday that deserves only the best in celebrations. The Las Vegas Strip knows how to ring in just about every holiday — even if it falls on a Monday. Here are the best places to see the Las Vegas fireworks, enjoy some drinks and get a patriotic meal.
Check out our Las Vegas Strip map 2022 to scope out the best spots to watch the 4th of July fireworks.
Watch 4th of July Fireworks on the Las Vegas Strip
Naturally, the Strip has some prime real estate for watching fireworks displays. In the past, several hotels have participated in this light show, including MGM Grand, ARIA Resort & Casino and Treasure Island. This year, Caesars Palace Las Vegas is the only hotel on the Strip to offer a fireworks show to Las Vegas visitors.
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Gather around the Fountains of Bellagio to watch fire and water in harmony, or take a ride on The LINQ High Roller Observation Wheel to see the Caesars Palace fireworks show from the tallest Ferris wheel in the USA. As long as it’s outside, every spot can be a good vantage point.
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Watch the Firework Displays from a Helicopter
See the spectacular fireworks display at Caesars Palace with a bird’s eye view. Embarking on a Maverick helicopter tour over the Las Vegas Strip guarantees the best Strip views. See if you can spot another live fireworks show in the city while you’re up there.
Other Places to Enjoy the Fireworks in Las Vegas
Since Las Vegas Boulevard has a more exclusive fireworks show this year, the rest of the city is offering their own shows to celebrate Independence Day weekend. Explore downtown Las Vegas and beyond for various Fourth of July celebrations to accompany the fireworks displays.
The Legacy Club at Circa Resort & Casino
This downtown Las Vegas hotel is a firework show dream spot. The rooftop Legacy Club has an open bar and select standing areas to watch the fireworks commence, starting at 8 p.m. and ending at 10 p.m. for 360-degree view seekers. It’s also a lovely way to end a day after long hours at Stadium Swim, Circa Hotel’s famous rooftop pool.
Rooftop at Plaza Hotel
Fremont Street’s very own Plaza Hotel is putting on a 4th of July fireworks display exclusively for its guests. Arrive at 7:30 to start the pool party experience complete with downtown views that parallel the massive murals painted on the side of the building.
Speaking of the pool, Plaza Hotel is throwing a 4th of July weekend pool party series that starts bright and early on Saturday morning and last throughout Sunday night.
All six Station Casinos locations around Vegas Valley plan to launch fireworks from their own properties. All fireworks start at 9 p.m. and are offered at multiple locations.
Red Rock Casino Resort
Kick back with a poolside view of the fireworks at 7:30 p.m. on July 4th. Purchase tickets inside the gift shops located on the property. To grab a bite, stop at Red Rock Casino for a slice of Red, White, and Blue pizza at Side Piece Pizza.
The show starts in the Palace Station parking lot and is free to the public.
Green Valley Ranch
Just like Red Rock Casino Resort, the 4th of July fireworks start at 7:30 from the hotel’s pool. Tickets range from $10 for children and $25 for adults.
The fireworks show is free for everyone to view from the parking lot.
Sunset Station Hotel
Visit the Sunset Station Amphitheater for a fireworks viewing party starting at 7:30 p.m. on the 4th of July.
Santa Fe Station
Head to the parking lot for a complimentary show.
Lake Las Vegas
The giant manmade lake in Henderson is hosting a 4th of July fireworks show to finish off the holiday weekend. There are two hotels on the Lake Las Vegas property, the Westin and the Hilton. This free show can be seen from either one, so visit Lake Las Vegas for an unforgettable fireworks experience.
Pro tip: If the lake is too crowded, head to Heritage Park in Henderson for an equally as wonderful show.
The Las Vegas Ballpark
Enjoy an Americana Fourth of July holiday, Sandlot-style. Post-game fireworks will commence after the Saturday and Sunday games, and Independence Day brings Nitro Circus to the stadium. This is just one of several season-wide events the venue hosts, so check out the Las Vegas Ballpark’s upcoming events for summer 2022.
More Las Vegas Strip 4th of July Activities
Saddle up for some of the best Las Vegas restaurants and dayclubs to provide delicious meals, the hottest DJs and lifetime memories of a Vegas vacation.
Try Rí Rá’s Yank Burger at Mandalay Bay
Nothing says “American spirit” like a burger and some whiskey. For one day only, Rí Rá inside The Shoppes at Mandalay Place is bringing back its limited-edition Yank Burger. Complete with bacon, cheese and everything in between, this burger is the ideal meal to enjoy before a night out on the 4th of July in Las Vegas.
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Party with Drai’s Live Entertainment at The Cromwell
A star-studded lineup of artists and DJs is featured at Drai’s for the Fourth of July weekend. Chris Brown, Gucci Mane, French Montana and others will take the stage in the days leading up to Monday the 4th. This is Chris Brown’s first appearance at Drai’s, so the crowds will definitely be present for the festivities.
Pregame the Fireworks Shows at the Strip Pools
Looking for more pool party action? Visit a pool oasis or two on the Las Vegas Strip. Wet Republic, Encore Beach Club and TAO Beach are putting on pool parties to start celebrating Independence Day early, many with weekend-long events.
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Watch Sammy Hagar Take the Stage at The STRAT
Hotel guests are in for a treat this year. Sammy Hagar is hosting a 4th of July celebration at The STRAT with his two-day residency on July 1 and 2. Add in drink specials highlighting his self-named sparkling rum cocktails and a specialty dinner at Top of the World for a complete weekend.
Toast with Cocktails at Cabo Wabo Cantina
Mexican food and the Fourth of July go together like fine wine and cheese. Cabo Wabo Cantina is throwing its own Fourth of July party on its outdoor patio, to offer a full view of the fireworks display at Caesars Palace. Don’t forget to order this year’s “All American” signature cocktail, complete with the stars and stripes colors right in the glass.
Visit Cabo Wabo Cantina inside the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood on the Las Vegas Strip.
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More Things To Do in Las Vegas for the 4th of July
It’s not all big drinks and bright lights. The rest of Las Vegas Valley is celebrating America’s birthday with one Fourth of July celebration after the other. For more information on the events below, as well as other off-Strip activities, read our Fourth of July Off The Strip roundup.
Catch a Free Concert in Downtown Las Vegas
The Downtown Rocks Concert series is back for the Fourth of July. As you walk down the Fremont Street Experience, stop at the stages between multiple hotels to take in the live music.
Enjoy the 4th of July Parade in Summerlin
Don’t miss the annual Las Vegas parade, complete with live music and floats. Dozens of floats and organizations will be representing everything from sports to the military. It’s a great family fun activity for kids and parents for a hot Las Vegas summer’s day.
Frequently Asked Questions About 4th of July Las Vegas
Is Las Vegas doing fireworks on the Fourth of July?
Definitely. Caesars Palace is the only hotel that is putting on a Las Vegas fireworks show on the Strip in 2022, but the rest of Las Vegas Valley is also hosting fireworks displays from the pools and parking lots. Catch those fireworks displays from a Planet Hollywood balcony-front restaurant or on the Strip itself, or from the private pools at Resorts World.
Is Las Vegas busy on the 4th of July?
The Strip casinos and hotels will be busier than ever. Seeing as July in Las Vegas is peak travel time, there are plenty of free and cheap activities to explore in Las Vegas, in addition to seeing the sights at luxury hotels such as Caesars Palace Las Vegas, Mandalay Bay and Resorts World. There are plenty of opportunities for photos in Vegas to capture on your trip.
Is the Las Vegas Strip closed for the 4th of July?
Not at all. The Strip’s shopping malls, restaurants and attractions are all open for business on July 4th. Be sure to make reservations early to secure those Independence Day activities, such as The LINQ High Roller Observation Wheel or the FlyLINQ Zipline.
How do people celebrate the 4th of July in Las Vegas?
Since it’s summertime in Vegas, most activities will either be inside or next to water. Some of the Las Vegas pools transform into day clubs that offer one of a kind drinks and pool party experiences, such as Wet Republic at MGM Grand and Encore Beach Club at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas.