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Vegas Throws A Week-Long Party For Independence Day

Last updated: June 26, 2018 at 12:56 pm. Posted by in Things to Do in Las Vegas. Comments Off on Vegas Throws A Week-Long Party For Independence Day.

Independence Day is one of the biggest celebrations of the summer. It’s so big in Vegas that we’re celebrating it for a whole week. You’ll find everything from pool parties to concerts, drink specials, dinners and of course, fireworks, with festivities beginning June 29 and running through July 8.

Here’s where to celebrate the 4th of July in Vegas:

4th of July in Las Vegas fireworks viewing party June 30th at Caesars Palace

Don’t miss the Independence Day fireworks June 30 at Caesars Palace. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Vegas Fireworks/Fireworks viewing parties

Since Independence Day falls in the middle of a work week, the fireworks will be taking place at Caesars Palace the weekend before, on Saturday, June 30. The fireworks will begin around 9:20 p.m.

There will be several fireworks viewing parties offering drink specials and prime viewing spots:

Piano Bar at Harrah’s

The Piano Bar at Harrah’s will host a fireworks viewing party on June 30. Grab a table for four on the patio for $150, which includes a bottle of alcohol.

It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere Bar at Flamingo Las Vegas

The bar will offer a fireworks viewing party on June 30 for $50 per person, which includes an open bar with domestic and import beers, well cocktails, house margaritas and the Tranquil Waters cocktail.

July 4th fireworks viewing party enjoys early entree and cocktails at Venus Pool Club at Caesars Palace.

Venus Pool Club at Caesars Palace. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Venus Pool at Caesars Palace

Head out to the Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis at Caesars Palace for a fireworks viewing party on June 30 from 7 – 10 p.m.

Admission for one is $99, which includes entry and two cocktails. Reserve a Venus Cabana for up to eight guests for $500, which includes one bottle of Tito’s or Jack Daniel’s. You can also reserve a Venus Daybed for two for $150, which includes two cocktails.

View the fireworks display from 460 feet in the air at the The Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas.

The Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas

View the fireworks from 460 feet above the Strip at the Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck. A ticket is $100 and includes the viewing deck experience from 9 – 10 p.m., a souvenir frozen drink, a commemorative photo and an Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck fiber optic wand. Non-alcoholic drinks will be provided for those under 21 years old.

VooDoo Steakhouse will be serving a Independence Day special dinner menu

VooDoo Steakhouse. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Voodoo Steakhouse

VooDoo Steakhouse, which sits on the 50th floor of Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, offers a prime view of the Strip fireworks. The restaurant will be serving a special Independence Day fireworks dinner on June 30.

The VooDoo Steakhouse chefs are preparing a five-course dinner paired with Perrier-Jouët Champagne. Menu items include Wagyu ribeye, king crab stuffed halibut, cauliflower cous cous and more.

The dinner will be served on the outdoor rooftop patio at the restaurant. Guests will also be treated to a special appearance from Comedy Cellar comedians. Dessert and champagne will follow after the fireworks. The reception starts at 7 p.m. and dinner is at 7:30 p.m.

GIADA at The Cromwell

GIADA at The Cromwell is offering reserved window seating to view the fireworks, a Prosecco toast and GIADA signature cookies for a minimum $85 spend at the restaurant. The package begins at 8 p.m. and seating is limited. Call (855) 442-3271 to reserve your table.

Parties/Special Events 

The High Roller Observation Wheel goes red, white and blue for July 4.

The High Roller Observation Wheel goes red, white and blue for July 4. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

The LINQ Promenade

Party at the pedestrian-friendly LINQ Promenade starting on Saturday, June 30. The LINQ Promenade will feature a red, white and blue-themed LED parade beginning at 8:15 p.m.

Throughout the rest of the evening, there will be free “body marbling” which turns the body into “psychedelic works of art.” The Saints of Las Vegas will be performing live at the Fountain Stage.

On Sunday, July 1, the party continues with a parade at noon and family-friendly activities throughout the day including balloon art, balloon toss contests and jugglers. The Saints of Las Vegas will return that evening for a second night of live music.

On Wednesday, July 4, the family-friendly activities and roaming entertainment such as stilt walkers, caricature artists, hula hoop performers will be taking place throughout the day.

Nothing says summer like barbecue, so hop on the High Roller for a new Summer BBQ Bar Cabin experience. In conjunction with Virgil’s Real BBQ, guests can ride on the High Roller while feasting on Virgil’s signature Texas beef brisket, Memphis-style pork ribs, Carolina sliders, Texas beef brisket melts and cornbread. This includes an open bar and private bartender. Guests may bring their own music to listen to during the 30-minute rotation. Pricing begins at $1,400 for up to 15 people. The BBQ cabins will be available daily from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, contact Group Sales at (702) 322-0537.

Spanish Steps at Caesars Palace

The Spanish Steps bar in front of Caesars Palace will be the place to party June 29 – July 1.

Enjoy drink specials, carnival games, a bocce ball court and foosball.

On Saturday, June 30, Spanish Steps will feature a DJ from 1 – 5 p.m. From 2 – 3 p.m., The Captain and his Morganettes will be handing out samples of Captain Morgan and hosting a Captain pose contest for prizes. At 3 p.m. you can test your skills in a Heineken-sponsored foosball tournament.

Travis Pastrana LIVE at Caesars Palace re-creating the famous Evel Knievel jump over the fountains

Travis Pastrana. Photo courtesy of Las Vegas News Bureau.

Evel Live at Caesars Palace

HISTORY®, Nitro Circus and Caesars Palace have partnered for “Evel Live,” a three- hour live event airing on Sunday, July 8 at 5 p.m. on HISTORY®.

Motorsports superstar Travis Pastrana will pay tribute to Evel Knievel, the founding father of motorcycle stunts, and aim to the push the limits even farther. Caesars Palace, the site of Evel Knievel’s legendary fountain jump 50 years ago, will host the grand finale jump, both for a national TV audience and a live Las Vegas crowd.

Pastrana will aim to surpass three of Knievel’s most infamous jumps over the course of three hours in one night, including jumping the length of 52+ crushed cars and 16 Greyhound buses directly behind Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Paris Las Vegas and Bally’s Las Vegas. The finale will occur over the iconic fountains of Caesars Palace. If successful, Pastrana will break Knievel’s records and will be the first person to complete three of Knievel’s greatest jumps consecutively.

The events are free and open to the public. The public can access the jumps in the lot behind Bally’s Las Vegas, Paris Las Vegas and Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino beginning at 3:30 p.m. The public can access the jump at Caesars Palace beginning at 6 p.m.

Carnaval Court at Harrah’s Las Vegas

Carnaval Court, the outdoor bar at Harrah’s Las Vegas, will host Reggae Sunday and the Evel Jump After Party on July 8. There will be drink specials, promo models, carnival games and entertainment all day.

Las Vegas Summer Pool Parties

There’s no better spot to enjoy the summer holiday than in a pool and luckily Vegas has plenty of options.

The Pool at Harrah’s Las Vegas

On June 30 and July 7, the pool will feature a DJ from noon – 5 p.m. There will also be a Jack Daniel’s promotion with models offering samples and a raffle drawing for a cabana.

On July 1, there will be a DJ from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. and the All Day Rosé promotion (M&R Sparkling Rosé bottle with a full price cabana, luxe or SoHo bed purchase).

On July 4, you can win a raffle for a cabana and there will be Jack Daniel’s promo models offering samples of Lynchburg Basil Lemonade.

Hanging poolside at the VooDoo Beach Pool at Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino

Party poolside at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and casino. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Voodoo Beach at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino

The Independence Weekend kicks off with a free movie night at the pool on June 29 with “Jumanji.”

On June 30, get ready for a pirate-themed pool party with a Captain Morgan appearance at 1 p.m.

Drink specials include:

  • Captain Morgan Spiced Ultimate Miami Vice Frozen Cocktail 12-ounce $15; 22-ounce $23
  • Captain Morgan White Strawberry Daiquiri 12-ounce $12; 22-ounce $21
  • Miller Lite 16-ounce draft $7; 64-ounce pitcher $25
  • Coors Light 16-ounce draft $7; 64-ounce pitcher $25

On July 7, enjoy Acoustic Night at the pool. There will be games, a DJ, drink specials, a small bites menu and acoustic music.

Vegas pool party June 29 - July 1 at the Neptune and Venus pools at Caesars Palace.

Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis at Caesars Palace

Join the pool party June 29 – July 1 at the Neptune and Venus pools at Caesars Palace. There will be drink specials, giveaways, contests and DJs.

Go Pool Dayclub at Flamingo Las Vegas is throwing a Red, White & Taboo party on June 30

GO Pool at Flamingo. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Go Pool at Flamingo Las Vegas

Go Pool Dayclub at Flamingo Las Vegas is throwing a Red, White & Taboo party on June 30. Get ready to dance with Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas.

The Scene Pool Deck at Planet Hollywood

Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino is throwing a Red, White and Reggae Pool Party on July 1 as part of their One Love Reggae Sundays series. Enjoy entertainment, go-go dancers, drink specials and a bikini contest.

On Saturday, July 7, The Scene Pool Deck hosts its 3rd Annual Cornhole Tournament with more than $5,000 in cash and prizes. A $50 entry fee for your team gets you a bucket of Miller or Coors, two Jack Daniel’s cocktails and two T-shirts. Registration begins July 6 at the pool.

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Influence, The POOL at The LINQ

Escape the heat and head to Influence, The POOL at The LINQ for the Mountain Dew ICE Party on June 30 with entertainment, drink specials and specialty cabana rentals.

Las Vegas Shows/Concerts

If you’re looking for music during Independence Week in Vegas, we’ve got something for everyone from rock to pop to rap.

Gwen Stefani will be in town July 3, 6 and 7 at the Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

Gwen Stefani. Photo by Yu Tsai.

Gwen Stefani – Just A Girl

Las Vegas’ newest resident headliner will be in town July 3, 6 and 7 at the Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

Stefani has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide with No Doubt and as a solo artist. Fans can look forward to a night of hits like “Used To Love You,” “Hollaback Girl,” “Sweet Escape” and many more.

Mariah Carey brings her new show “The Butterfly Returns” to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace July 5, 7 and 8

Mariah Carey returns to Caesars Palace. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Mariah Carey

Acclaimed songstress Mariah Carey brings her new show “The Butterfly Returns” to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace July 5, 7 and 8. Expect to hear all of your favorites including “We Belong Together,” “Fantasy,” “Vision of Love” and “Dreamlover.”

Method Man and Redman

East Coast rap duo Method Man and Redman take over Brooklyn Bowl at The LINQ Promenade on July 6. The pair have been collaborating since 1994 and have released hit songs like “Da Rockwilder” and “How High.” Tickets are priced from $37.50 and this is an 18 and older show.

Expect non-stop laughs when Steve Martin and Martin Short perform at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace

Steve Martin and Martin Short perform at The Colosseum. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Steve Martin & Martin Short

Comedy fans won’t want to miss Steve Martin and Martin Short as they team up for “An Evening You Will Forget For The Rest Of Your Life” July 1 at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. Audiences can expect an evening of nonstop laughs as the hilarious duo recall their iconic careers, creative influences and most memorable encounters, uniquely presented though a blend of conversation, banter, singing and banjo playing.

Thievery Corporation

Electronic music duo Rob Garza and Eric Hilton, also known as Thievery Corporation, will bring their eclectic mix of dub, acid jazz, reggae, Brazilian and hip hop to Brooklyn Bowl July 7. Tickets are $35.

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Fastball

American rock band Fastball will perform a free concert at Carnaval Court at Harrah’s Las Vegas on June 30 from 8 – 10 p.m. Get ready to sing along to their big hit, “The Way,” which was nominated for two Grammy Awards.

Save Ferris

Ska punk band Save Ferris will also be doing a free concert at Carnaval Court on July 7. The Southern California group was an underground hit in Orange County in the early ‘90s and found mainstream success in 1997 with the release of their album “It Means Everything.” They’re known for their cover of “Come on Eileen” and songs like “The World is New.”

Xavier Mortimer’s Magical Dream

Xavier Mortimer’s Magical Dream at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino will celebrate the land of the free with a VIP experience for Independence Day at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4.

In honor of the holiday, Mortimer will offer magic fans the best seats in the house with a complimentary VIP seating upgrade to the spellbinding show. Guests may redeem this offer when purchasing a general admission ticket at Sin City Theatre’s box office.

Migos

Hip-hop trio Migos, known for their huge hit, “Bad and Boujee,” will perform at Drai’s Nightclub at The Cromwell on June 30. Drai’s Beachclub & Nightclub offers 65,000-square-feet of panoramic partying on The Cromwell’s rooftop.

Food and Drink

The All-American at Cabo Wabo Cantina.

The All-American at Cabo Wabo Cantina. Photo courtesy of Cabo Wabo Cantina.

Cabo Wabo Cantina

Party like a patriot this Independence Day at Cabo Wabo Cantina, located inside Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Sammy Hagar’s rockin’ cantina will celebrate America’s birthday with a specialty cocktail and live entertainment on Wednesday, July 4.

In honor of the holiday, Cabo Wabo will offer the All-American, made with a blend of Absolut Citron, simple syrup, sweet and sour, Sprite, grenadine and Blue Curaçao, priced at $13. Enjoy live music from Ryan Whyte Maloney, a season two contender from NBC’s “The Voice,” on the restaurant’s Strip-side, outdoor patio.

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All-American Bar & Grille

Why not celebrate America’s birthday at a place called All-American Bar & Grille? The restaurant is offering a special on the All-American Burger, a half-pound Angus beef burger topped with barbecued brisket, onion rings, special sauce and bacon. Pair it with a domestic beer on tap for $21. The special will be available Friday, June 29 and Sunday July 8.

The Red White and BOOM.

The Red White and BOOM. Photo courtesy of TREVI.

TREVI

TREVI Italian Restaurant, located in The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, will celebrate Independence Day with a specialty Red, White and BOOM cocktail available on Wednesday, July 4.

The Italian restaurant’s patriotic cocktail is a strawberry margarita made with triple sec, tequila, Blue Curacao, sweet and sour mix, fresh strawberry and lime, priced at $10. Plus, happy hour specials are available from 2 to 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. to close, including bottled beer, wines by the glass, select cocktails and TREVI bites.

Hash House A Go Go

What’s more All-American than a chili dog? For Independence Day at Hash House A Go Go at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, you can get it in breakfast form with a chili dog scramble for $14.99. The scramble includes two eggs, house-made chili, cheddar cheese, hot dog, crispy potato and a buttermilk biscuit. Grab this special on Friday, June 29 and Sunday July 8.

Pho Da Nang Vietnamese Kitchen       

This Vietnamese restaurant at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino will be offering a food special for Independence Day. Get deep fried shrimp with orange sauce, steamed broccoli and Jasmine rice for $16.75. The special will be available Friday, June 29 and Sunday July 8.

BEER PARK at Paris Las Vegas Firecracker Margarita of 4th of July in Las Vegas

BEER PARK Firecracker Margarita. Photo courtesy of BEER PARK.

Beer Park

BEER PARK at Paris Las Vegas will salute to Independence Day with a rooftop barbecue, featuring food carts and drink specials from June 30 – July 4.

BEER PARK will kick off the festivities with hot dog and ice cream carts roaming throughout the venue. The rooftop bar will also offer a Firecracker Margarita, made with Hornitos Tequila, orange liqueur, fresh lime juice and serrano peppers, festively garnished with a lime wheel and rocket Popsicle, priced at $12. BEER PARK will also offer specialty Budweiser “Freedom Reserve” red lagers, priced at $7.

Guests will have front row seats to a fireworks show on the Strip starting at 9:15 p.m. on Saturday, June 30.

Harrah’s Las Vegas

Harrah’s Las Vegas is offering property-wide drink specials for the weekends of June 30 and July 7:

  • Margarita on Wings (Patron margarita topped with Red Bull) $17
  • Malibu Skyline (Malibu and Skyy mixed with fruit juices) $15
  • Heineken $7
  • Dos Equis $7

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Kristine came to Las Vegas more than 20 years ago to escape the frigid weather of Minnesota. Now she soaks up the sun while covering all things Vegas from dining to nightlife to hotels. She has written for the Las Vegas Review-Journal and Vegas.com. When she’s not scouring the Strip for stories you can usually find her at a concert, enjoying a nice glass of wine or binge-watching Netflix and HBO.

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