Find your party for the Fourth. View hotels.

Celebrate Independence Day in Las Vegas

Toast America’s birthday in style with a fabulous Las Vegas July 4th. | By Jeremy Long | June 24, 2022

Good news, partygoers: July 4th falls on a Monday this year, which means you have the perfect excuse to head to Las Vegas for the long weekend. The party starts Friday with free concerts, pool parties, fireworks displays and more. Best of all, you can bring the entire family along and celebrate Independence Day in Las Vegas while you:

  • Cool down: Vegas summers are scorchers, chill out at a Strip oasis

  • Bring the family: Catch family-friendly concerts and events across the city

  • Light the sky: Bear witness as the night sky becomes a firework canvas

Friends hanging out with drinks in a pool
Make a splash with lively music and delicious poolside eats.

Dive in to weekend fun

On the Strip, you’ll find the party at Ayu Dayclub at Resorts World Las Vegas. For Independence Day weekend, Ayu Dayclub is pulling out all the stops with DJ sets from acclaimed artists, so grab your “upscale casual swimwear” and get ready to dive in to all-day fun.

What’s a Las Vegas July 4th without firing up the grill? Resorts World Las Vegas will host a barbecue celebration at the resort pool, free to all hotel guests and $30 for non-hotel guests. Enjoy a live DJ, splash around and order from a festive menu courtesy of Agave Bar & Grill. Choose from summertime classics such as hot dogs, burgers, nachos, tacos and more.

Prefer a beach-like setting for the kids? Head to Mandalay Bay Beach where you and the family can grab a private cabana on the Lazy River and watch the day float away as you enjoy the drink-stocked refrigerator and LCD TV.

Veteran's Day Parade
Grab your flag — The Summerlin Council Patriotic Parade is the largest in the Las Vegas valley.

Concerts and family fun

If you’re in the mood to dance the weekend away, head to Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas. The popular venue is hosting a free concert.

Meanwhile, sports fans can head to the Las Vegas Ballpark to catch a minor league home game (and post-game fireworks) or take in the high-flying acrobatics of the Nitro Circus.

Don’t forget to be up bright and early on Monday for The Summerlin Council Patriotic Parade. The local celebration merges small-town spirit with all the pageantry of Las Vegas — complete with floats and balloons, of course.

End the weekend on a bright note by taking in one of the city’s many firework displays.

Fireworks all weekend long

As expected, Las Vegas fireworks can’t be beat — a number of Las Vegas casinos (and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority) join together in celebration for a grand fireworks display held in sync at 11 p.m. along the Strip. Make reservations early for a good seat.

If you’re looking to take the party off the Strip, consider heading to Heritage Park in Henderson for live entertainment, family activities, food and a special fireworks display.

A few miles outside of Las Vegas, you’ll find the appropriately named Lake Las Vegas, which is as beautiful as it is serene except for July 4th when the community will light up the dark desert night with a spectacular Fireworks Take Over The Lake show at 9 p.m.

However you choose to celebrate, one thing is clear: Independence Day in Las Vegas is always a good time.

Jeremy Long is a writer and content creator based in Las Vegas.

Property spotlights