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Fourth of July in Vegas: Fireworks and all-American eats

Last updated: March 22, 2017 at 6:21 pm. Posted by in Caesars Entertainment, Caesars Palace, Caesars Palace 50th Anniversary, Things to Do in Las Vegas. Comments Off on Fourth of July in Vegas: Fireworks and all-American eats.

Crack! Boom! Hopefully that’s the sound of fireworks and not your button flying off your pants. Many Fourth of July celebrations revolve around fireworks and let’s be honest, food. Las Vegas goes all out for Fourth of July so follow this Independence Day itinerary for the perfect patriotic weekend. Celebrate with all-American treats like over-the-top, Vegas-style hot dogs and fun twists on apple pie. Next, feast your eyes on the show in the sky as the Strip lights up with a gorgeous fireworks display and a night jump by the Red Bull Air Force skydiving team.

In honor of Independence Day, all veterans and active duty military who verify their identities though and book a Las Vegas reservation on between June 30th and July 5th of 2016 will receive up to 20% off.

Haute Doggery

This LINQ Promenade haute spot has dogs that pay homage to your favorite U.S. cities and states. Enjoy the Windy City with tomato, relish, onion, pickles and mustard; the Seattle Dog with cream cheese, sauerkraut, grilled onion, jalapeño and chili aioli; and the deep fried Jersey Ripper with sweet and spicy yellow relish and onions.

Pink’s Hot Dogs

The famed L.A. eatery’s Vegas outpost in Planet Hollywood boasts an extensive menu. Opt for a bold choice like the Pastrami Reuben Dog or practice your dance moves while you eat The Showgirl Dog, featuring relish, onions, bacon, chopped tomato, sauerkraut and sour cream.

Serendipity 3

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Serendipity may be defined as a happy accident but the delicious foot-long hot dogs at Serendipity 3 in front of Caesars Palace are no flukes. These massive all-beef Sabrett dogs are topped with sauerkraut, relish and mustard.

Gordon Ramsay Burger


Devil Dog at Gordon Ramsay Burger.

The Planet Hollywood restaurant has burger in its name (well, most of the letters) and its proprietor is British, but Gordon Ramsay serves up some of the best hot dogs on the Strip. You could go with The Standard Dawg but you’re in Vegas so get the spicy Fresh Roasted Chili Dawg with roasted Fresno peppers, jalapeños, cheddar cheese, avocado, red onion and chipotle ketchup.

Dinner’s done and now it’s time for dessert!

Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill

Toby Keith July 4th Las Vegas

Have your pie and drink it too at this Harrah’s hangout with the Easy As Pie, served as a drink or shot. This adult version of apple pie has Ole Smoky Apple Pie moonshine, RumChata, coconut cream and grated cinnamon for a creamy a la mode experience that packs a punch.


Hexx apple pie 4th of July Las Vegas

There’s something about sweet caramel sauce that screams, “never enough!” Hexx’s apple pie begins with a traditional crust and Granny Smiths but the crunchy cinnamon and sugar crumble and generous drenching of rich caramel sauce elevate it to a must-have dessert.

Old Homestead

old homestead apple dessert July 4th Las Vegas

Move over grandma; your recipe got one-upped by the Warm Apple Cobbler at Old Homestead in Caesars Palace. Shouldn’t all desserts come with cinnamon ice cream and bourbon anglaise?

Center Cut

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Warm. Pillowy. No, we’re not talking about your comfy hotel bed because we’re still out celebrating! This is the sinfully sweet Apple Bread Pudding at Flamingo’s steakhouse served with vanilla ice cream and caramel to seep into all the nooks and crannies.

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Where to watch the Fireworks: 

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Fireworks by The High Roller on Fourth of July, 2015.

Now that you’re full and happy, celebration and fireworks await. Begin at the LINQ Promenade Bloq Party celebration July 1-4 with family-friendly activities like a patriotic parade, DJ, balloon artists, face painters, stilt walkers, caricature artists and games. Later in the evening, the vibe shifts to an adult-oriented party with music from rock and pop bands, an LED drumline and break dancers. The High Roller, aka the world’s tallest observation wheel, is an ideal spot to catch the fireworks and enjoy amazing photo ops. Bonus: children under 12 can ride for free!

July 4th Las Vegas beer and cocktailsCelebrate the grand opening of the LINQ Promenade’s AmeriCAN restaurant and bar on July 4th from 7-9 p.m. with backyard cookout favorites plus entertainment from classic rock band The Jupiter Year. Party like it’s 1776 with the open bar special for $17.76 including draft beers and well drinks, starting at 9 p.m.

Caesars Palace continues the “Summer of Caesars” 50th anniversary celebration as The Roman Plaza and Spanish Steps in front of the famed hotel become a giant block party. Enjoy live music, signature cocktails, life-size games, patriotic decorations and BBQ specials from noon- midnight July 1-4.

4th of July fireworks Las Vegas

Save up some energy for the blowout on July 3 where American Idol winner and captain of the Soul Patrol, Taylor Hicks, performs with cast members of ABSINTHE, the 27-piece UNLV “Star of Nevada” Marching Band and the TSA Honor Guard. Fireworks won’t be the only bright lights in the sky as Caesars Palace pays homage to its history of daredevil stunts with an appearance from Robbie Knievel and a night jump from the Red Bull Air Force skydiving team, clad in illuminated wingsuits with red, white and blue lights, around 9 p.m.

Just when your jaw has dropped as much as you thought possible, prepare to be wowed by an epic fireworks display lasting nearly 14 minutes. The large rooftop patio across the street at ParisBeer Park will also be a primo spot to catch all the action in the sky, as well as have a few cocktails and shoot a game of pool.

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Allison came to Las Vegas over a decade ago and fell in love with the city and all its dining and entertainment options. A live music junkie and tequila enthusiast, she has written for Las Vegas Weekly, Las Vegas Sun, Vegas Magazine and Conde Nast's VegasChatter.

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