What is there to do in Vegas on the 4th of July, with kids? Tons! We have the fullest list of family friendly activities and places to take the kids to celebrate the 4th of July in Vegas and Henderson. As locals, we know the Vegas strip and Downtown Vegas will be crazy packed with tourists. As a parent, I steer clear. Plus, I don’t think it’s the best view of the fireworks!
Vegas 4th of July with Kids
Summerlin Council Patriotic Parade
Residents are invited to show their colors at The Summerlin Council Patriotic Parade taking place Saturday, July 4. Now in its 21st year, the Patriotic Parade features more than 70 entries including marching bands, floats, giant Macy’s-style inflatable balloons and children’s favorite storybook and cartoon characters. The escort division steps-off at 8:30 a.m. with the parade’s main body commencing at 9 a.m. The parade travels along flag-lined streets from Hillpointe Road and Hills Center, then south on Hills Center Drive concluding on Trailwood Drive at the entrance of the Trails Village Shopping Center. Arrive early to get a prime viewing area along the route. Saturday, July 4, 2015. 8:30 a.m., Escort and Dignitary Parade Steps-off. 9:00 a.m., Patriotic Parade Steps-off. Hillpointe & Hills Center, Las Vegas.
Stars, Stripes and Sparks at Knickerbocker Park
If you like fireworks, mark your calendar for Saturday, July 4 for the annual Stars, Stripes & Sparks Independence Day celebration at Knickerbocker Park in the Providence Master Planned Community. The free event provides a front row seat to a dazzling display by Pyrotecnico, one of the country’s most creative fireworks, pyrotechnics and special effects companies, and a great vantage point overlooking the city to watch earlier fireworks from other locations. Knickerbocker Park is located at 10695 Dorrell Lane, just off the North 215 Beltway and Hualapai Way exit.
Stars, Stripes & Sparks family-friendly festivities will begin with live music from popular local band The Garage Boys, beginning at 6 p.m., and culminate with fireworks around 9:15 p.m. The show is a 15-minute extravaganza incorporating a variety of multi-color, pattern, color-changing and special effects shells and barrages to the music of traditional and contemporary patriotic songs, along with some pop music favorites. Event attendees are invited to bring picnic baskets, chairs, coolers, and well-behaved leashed pets. No outside alcohol, glass or fireworks, including sparklers, are permitted in the park.
A beer garden and various food and treat options will be available for purchase from Curbside Café, The Cookie Bar, Fat Daddy’s Ice Cream, Grouchy John’s Coffee, Hawaiian Shaved Ice, Lobster Shack, Sausagefest, Senor Blues, Slidin’ Thru and World’s Best Corndogs. The dedicated kid’s area is a great place to cool off on three water slides, and will feature a Water Gun tent, where children are invited to bring their own water guns to play. There also will be a variety of contests and games. 10695 W Dorrell Ln, Las Vegas, NV 89149
City of Henderson Fourth of July Celebration
The city of Henderson is scheduled to host its annual Fourth of July celebration from 6 to 9 p.m. July 4 at Mission Hills Park, 551 E. Mission Drive.
The event is set to include concessions and live performances. An 18-minute fireworks show is set for 9 p.m.
“Our family-friendly event has that small-town spirit that makes Henderson so unique,” said Mayor Andy Hafen. “Henderson’s Fourth of July celebration is an opportunity to come together as neighbors, celebrate our nation’s heritage and enjoy some of the best fireworks in the valley.”
Parking is scheduled to be available at Foothill High School, 800 College Drive. A complimentary shuttle is set to provide transportation from the school to the park starting at 5:30 p.m. Glass containers, alcohol, sparklers, fireworks, barbecues and pets are prohibited at the event. Visit tinyurl.com/pefzwyl.
BOULDER CITY ANNUAL DAMBOREE CELEBRATION
Boulder City is scheduled to host its 67th annual Damboree Celebration starting at 7 a.m. July 4.
The daylong event is scheduled to start with a pancake breakfast at Bicentennial Park, 1100 Colorado St. A flyover by the Boulder City Veterans Flying Group is scheduled at 9 a.m. to kick off a parade, which is set to start at Colorado Street, head down Nevada Highway to Fifth Street and end at Sixth Street and Avenue B. Games, food and entertainment are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Broadbent Memorial Park, 1301 Fifth St. Festivities from 6 to 11 p.m. are set to be moved to Veterans Memorial Park, 1650 Buchanan Blvd., with a 20- to 30-minute fireworks show scheduled for 9 p.m. No personal fireworks, pets or glass containers are allowed in the parks. Visit bcnv.org/351/damboree-celebration.
STARS, STRIPES & SPARKS IN PROVIDENCE
The Providence master-planned community plans to host its the annual Stars, Stripes & Sparks Independence Day celebration at Knickerbocker Park, 10695 Dorrell Lane. The free event is set to provide a 15-minute fireworks display by Pyrotecnico, a pyrotechnics and special effects company. The show will incorporate a variety of multi-colored, patterned, color-changing and special effects shells and barrages to the music of traditional and contemporary patriotic songs, along with some pop music favorites. The family-friendly festivities are scheduled to begin with live music from popular local band The Garage Boys at 6 p.m. and culminate with fireworks around 9:15 p.m. The high-energy rock band is set to play music that reflects its influences, which range from The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, to Radiohead and Bob Marley.
Event attendees are invited to bring picnic baskets, chairs, coolers and well-behaved leashed pets. No outside alcohol, glass or fireworks, including sparklers, are permitted in the park. A beer garden and various food and treat options will be available for purchase from Curbside Cafe, The Cookie Bar, Fat Daddy’s Ice Cream, Grouchy John’s Coffee, Hawaiian Shaved Ice, Lobster Shack, Sausagefest, Senor Blues, Slidin’ Thru and World’s Best Corndogs. Representatives from nearby Bozarth Elementary School will sell red, white and blue glow-in-the-dark necklaces for donations for school programs. Guests also are invited to donate new toys for the USO at the Providence Master Homeowners Association’s booth. P.D., Providence’s 7-foot-tall, caramel-colored mascot, is also set to make an appearance.
Yankee Doodle at the Pool
In celebration of Independence Day, Las Vegas plans Yankee Doodle at the Pool for a day of water games and activities at local pools July 2. The event is open to all ages. Admission is $2 for ages 4 to 17, $3 for ages 18 to 49, $2 for seniors 50 or older and free for children 3 or younger.
Participating pools are:
- Carlos L. Martinez & Darrio J. Hall Family Pool at Gary Reese Freedom Park, 889 N. Pecos Road. The pool is open from noon to 4 p.m. Call 702-229-1755.
- Municipal Pool, 431 E. Bonanza Road. The pool is open from noon to 4 p.m. Call 702-229-6309.
- Pavilion Center Pool, 101 S. Pavilion Center Drive. The pool is open from noon to 4 p.m. Call 702-229-1488.
- Garside Pool, 250 S. Torrey Pines Drive, The pool is open from noon to 4 p.m. Call 702-229-6393.
- Doolittle Pool, 1950 N. J St. The pool is open from 1 to 5 p.m. Call 702-229-6398.
- Baker Pool, 1100 E. St. Louis Ave. The pool is open from 4 to 8 p.m. Call 702-229 1532.
Clark County pools are set to offer free swimming from noon to 4 p.m. July 4. Locations include the Desert Breeze Aquatic Facility, 8275 Spring Mountain Road.
Wet n Wild BBQ Weekend July 3rd, 4th, and 5th
O’ Say Can You See the tasty Tri-Tip? Wet’n’Wild is hosting an all-you-can-eat Fourth of July BBQ from 12pm-2pm on July 3, 4, and 5th. You won’t want to miss out on all the Independence Day festivities. Spend this holiday weekend with us and enjoy exhilarating rides, scavenger hunts, and tasty dishes. Season Pass holders receive discounted pricing on meal tickets.
Menu will include:
Mac ‘n’ Cheese
Western Style Ranch Beans
4th of July Fireworks Shows
Firework Shows from Vegas to Henderson
- 9 p.m. at the Stratosphere, 2000 Las Vegas Blvd. South
- 9:15 p.m. at Caesars Palace, 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. South
- 9:30 p.m. at The Linq, 3545 Las Vegas Blvd. South.
- 9 p.m. Green Valley Ranch Resort and Spa
- 9 p.m. Red Rock Resort and Spa
- 9 p.m. Mandalay Bay July 3rd and 4th
- 9 p.m. Lake Las Vegas, July 5th
GREAT SUMMER ARTICLES YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS:
4th of July events from 2014
Las Vegas Area:20th Annual Patriotic Parade in Summerlin Friday, July 4th 9am to 11am Show your colors at the Summerlin Council Patriotic Parade taking place Friday, July 4th. This time honored tradition allows friends, family and neighbors to gather for a good old-fashioned hometown parade through the streets of Summerlin! The parade begins at 9 a.m. and travels along flag-lined streets from Hillpointe and Hills Center, then south on Hills Center concluding on Trailwood Drive. Arrive early to get a prime viewing area along the route. Fourth with the Phil • Smith Center for the Performing Arts • 4 p.m. July 4 Music lovers can munch on summer fare at Symphony Park while listening to live entertainment, including bluegrass and jazz bands. The Las Vegas Philharmonic also will perform a special July Fourth pops concert, conducted by Matt Catingub. A fireworks display will light up the park at 9 p.m. Concertgoers can choose to watch the display in the park or remain in the concert hall, where a live video feed will play alongside the Las Vegas Philharmonic. Admission to Symphony Park will cost $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger. Admission for the pops concert ranges from $25 to $125. Tickets can be purchased at the Smith Center’s website or by calling 749-2000.
66th Annual Boulder City Damboree Celebration
Friday, July 4. Parade 9 am; carnival & entertainment 10 am – 11 pm; fireworks 9 pm
Admission is free
Enjoy a fun-filled 4th of July day of activities celebrating the Boulder City Damboree “Wings of
Freedom”. Activities include the Rotary Pancake Breakfast at Bicentennial Park, a parade down Nevada
Highway, a water play zone for kids, a water zone, midway booths, flag raising, entertainment coin toss,
games, contests and so much more! Don’t miss the 9pm Fourth of July fireworks show!
Henderson 4th of July Celebration
Friday, July 4, 6:00 PM – 9:15 PM
Mission Hills Park, 551 East Mission Drive, Henderson
The City of Henderson will celebrate our country’s independence with their Annual 4th of July
Celebration. This year’s fireworks will be set off at Mission Hills Park.
There will be free continuous shuttle service starting at 5:30 from Foothill High School, 800 College
Drive. Don’t be late the fun begins at 6:00 p.m., with two stages of entertainment & much more.
Admission and Parking is Complimentary!
We Love Locals’ July 4th Fireworks Blast: Green Valley Ranch Green Valley Ranch Resort STARTING at 9 p.m. on July 4 Station Casinos will continue its Fourth of July tradition with a nine-minute fireworks show at Green Valley Ranch Resort. Attendees can watch the fireworks from the resort or catch a glimpse from nearby streets.
Vegas 4th of July with Kids
Las Vegas Casinos:
Station Casinos Independence Day Celebrations
Friday, July 4, fireworks will begin at 9 p.m.
Location: Green Valley Ranch Resort & Spas
2300 Paseo Verde Pkwy, Henderson, NV 89052
Location: Red Rock Casino Resort Spa
11011 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89135
The Station Casinos Las Vegas 2014 fireworks shows will go off on the east and west sides of town at
Green Valley Ranch Resort and Red Rock Casino Resort. The fireworks show will last approximately
Caesars Palace July 4th Fireworks
Friday, July 4, 9:15 pm
Place: Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV
As part of Caesars Palace July 4th Celebration, on July 4, 2014 Caesars Palace Las Vegas, will have an
Independence Day fireworks display. Fireworks by Grucci will be shot from the hotel’s Roman Tower
beginning at 9:15 p.m. The best views will be from the Las Vegas Strip at the front fountains of Caesars
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