Where’s the best place to be on the Fourth of July in Las Vegas? The pool. This is the time of year when it’s so hot that people crack eggs on the sidewalk to see if they can be fried. (The answer is no, by the way.) But there are much more fun things to do in Vegas over the Fourth of July weekend than cooking things on concrete.
Unlike New Year’s Eve, the Strip does not shut down for the 4th of July and there’s no multi-hotel fireworks show. Caesars Palace will set off fireworks on Sunday night, July 3, at about 9:15 p.m. On Monday, July 4, Mandalay Bay and the Las Vegas Hilton will host parties that will include fireworks, but there’s no public show at either hotel. The best bet for fireworks is at one of the off-the-Strip Station Casinos properties: Alliante, Green Valley Ranch, Fiesta, Texas, and the Red Rock Resort, all of which will have a show at about 9 p.m. on the 4th.
What About a Parade?
If you’re longing for floats and big balloons, you’ll need to head off the Strip. Summerlin, in western Las Vegas, will have a parade at 8:30 a.m. on July 4. Boulder City, which is close to Hoover Dam, will start their all-day Damboree Celebration with a parade at 9:00 a.m.
Staying Cool In the Vegas Heat
One word: pool. Every pool club has something going on for the Fourth, but most importantly, they have a lot of cool, refreshing water. Just remember to bring your flip-flops. You may not really be able to fry eggs on the cement, but if you’re barefoot, it will sure feel like it.