Friday, June 29, 2018 | 2 a.m.
There will be plenty of opportunities to see fireworks shows this year — and not just on the Fourth of July. The professional aerial displays will start as early as Saturday and stretch through July 7. And if that’s not enough, throw in an old-fashioned patriotic parade for good measure.
From the Strip to Boulder City to Laughlin, here are some places to catch the action.
Saturday, June 30:
• The Plaza in downtown Las Vegas will have a fireworks show at 10:45 p.m. to cap of its Plaza Pool Nights celebration. Entry is free, but a paid buffet includes items such as barbecue chicken, brisket, watermelon and apple pie. Guests must be 21 or older.
• Starting at 9:15 p.m., Caesars Palace will launch fireworks from the resort’s Julius Tower. The best public views will be from along the Strip in front of the casino. There also is a viewing party at the Venus pool.
• The Rockets over the River celebration returns to Laughlin, with fireworks and patriotic music starting just after dark, about 9 p.m. The best viewing is from the Laughlin Riverwalk and from the riverfront casinos, organizers say. (Also held on July 4)
Tuesday, July 3:
• The Las Vegas 51s will host the annual July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza during their baseball game against Sacramento at Cashman Field in downtown Las Vegas. Tickets are $17 to $30, and the fireworks fill follow the game, which begins at 7 p.m.
• The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway will host Night of Fire short-course racing, followed by a fireworks display. Gates open at 5 p.m., with opening ceremonies at 6:55 p.m. and concluding with the fireworks.
Wednesday, July 4:
• Station Casinos will have fireworks starting at 9 p.m. at Green Valley Ranch Resort in Henderson, Red Rock Resort in Summerlin, and Texas Station and the Fiesta Rancho in North Las Vegas.
• Mandalay Bay will host a performance by reggae group Mystic Roots at 8 p.m. at the venue’s beach pool followed by fireworks at 9 p.m. Tickets for the event are $20. Fireworks can also be seen for free from the Strip.
• The Stratosphere’s Red, White and Boom fireworks show will launch from the top of the resort’s parking garage at 9:15 p.m. A viewing party will be held at the Elation rooftop pool, and the fireworks will also be visible from the Strip.
• Henderson will have its annual Independence Day celebration at Heritage Park, 350 E. Racetrack Road. The free event starts at 6 p.m. and is capped by a fireworks show at 9 p.m.
• The 70th annual Boulder City Damboree begins at 7 a.m. with a community pancake breakfast and ends at 9 p.m. with a fireworks display at Veterans Memorial Park. The day’s events include a patriotic parade, games and entertainment. Parking is $10 for the fireworks show.
• The Rockets over the River celebration returns to Laughlin, with fireworks and patriotic music starting just after dark, about 9 p.m. The best viewing is from the Laughlin Riverwalk and from the riverfront casinos, organizers say. (Also held on June 30)
• The Star-Spangled Spectacular at the TPC Summerlin will feature food, family activities and entertainment, including a performance by the Las Vegas Philharmonic and a fireworks display. The event starts at 5 p.m., with the Philharmonic starting at 8 p.m. and culminating with fireworks.
Tickets range from $10 for general admission to $125 for reserved lawn seating to $250 for VIP admission, excluding fees. The event benefits the Folded Flag Foundation and the music education and outreach programs of the Philharmonic.
For more information and tickets, click here.
• The Summerlin Patriotic Parade, now in its 24th year, starts at 8:30 a.m. traveling along flag-lined streets from Hillpointe Road and Hills Center, south on Hills Center Drive and finishing on Trailwood Drive at the Trails Village Shopping Center.
Saturday, July 7:
• Wet’n’Wild will have a fireworks show beginning at 9:45 p.m. as part of its Red, White and Wild celebration. The festivities also include a mechanical bull, country music and a $13.99 buffet. The concert and fireworks are complimentary with a paid admission or season pass to the park.