Published Tuesday, July 2, 2013 | 2 a.m.
Updated Thursday, July 4, 2013 | 2 a.m.
Looking for something fun to do this Independence Day? Here’s a look at what’s happening throughout the valley:
Damboree Celebration • Bicentennial Park, Broadbent Memorial Park, Veterans' Memorial Park • Starts 7 a.m. July 4
Boulder City celebrates the 65th Damboree celebration at Bicentennial Park, 999 Colorado St.
City officials will serve pancakes, then at 9 a.m., it’s time for a parade. It starts at Colorado Street and will be separated into two sections: a dry zone and a water zone, where attendees can take part in a water gun fight with parade participants. Note: Water balloons are not allowed. The parade will end at Broadbent Memorial Park, 1301 Fifth St., where visitors can play midway games, enter contests and watch a flag raising.
At 6 p.m., the festivities move to Veterans' Memorial Park, 1650 Buchanan Blvd., where there will be more games and food, as well as a pie-eating contest. A fireworks show will brighten Boulder City's sky at 9 p.m. There is a $10 parking fee at Veterans' Memorial Park.
For more information, call the Boulder City Parks and Recreation Department, 293-9256.
Henderson Fourth of July Celebration • Mission Hills Park, 551 Mission Drive • 6 p.m. July 4
Henderson will mark America’s independence with live music, a battle of the bands, a basketball tournament and a volleyball tournament. Families can bring blankets and lay out on the grass while indulging on hot dogs, hamburgers, sno-cones and other treats.
After a performance by the Henderson Symphony Orchestra, fireworks will paint the sky red, white and blue. The show starts at 9 p.m., and admission is free.
We Love Locals' July 4th Fireworks Blast: Green Valley Ranch • Green Valley Ranch Resort • 9 p.m. 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.
Free swimming • Various locations • Noon to 4 p.m. July 4
Before settling down to watch fireworks, why not cool off in a Clark County swimming pool or water park?
The county is offering free admission to all of its outdoor pools and splash pads, including Cambridge Water Park, 3930 Cambridge St.; Desert Breeze Water Park, 8275 W. Spring Mountain Road; Hollywood Water Park, 1550 S. Hollywood Blvd.; Paradise Water Park, 4775 McLeod Drive; Parkdale Water Park, 3200 Ferndale St.; Sunrise Pool, 2240 Linn Lane; Walnut Water Park, 3075 Walnut Road; and Whitney Pool, 570 E. Missouri St.
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.
Fireworks at Caesars Palace • Caesars Palace • 9 p.m. July 4
Caesars Palace will light up the Strip with fireworks shot from the roof of the Roman Tower. Tourists and locals alike can view the show free from the Strip.
We Love Locals' July 4th Fireworks Blast: Red Rock • Red Rock Resort • 9 p.m. July 4
Station Casinos will offer a second fireworks show in Las Vegas at Red Rock.
The 'We Love Locals' July 4th Fireworks Blast' will feature a nine-minute fireworks show. Attendees can watch the celebration from anywhere near the West Charleston Boulevard resort.
Summerlin Council Patriotic Parade • The Trails Village • 8:30 a.m. July 4
The 17th annual Summerlin Council Patriotic Parade will feature more than 60 entries, including floats, oversize helium balloons, bands, performing groups and storybook characters.
The parade begins at the corner of Hill Point Road and Hills Center Drive and ends at the corner of Trailwood Drive and Spring Gate Lane. Admission is free.