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Las Vegas guide to the Fourth of July

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Richard Brian

Spectators look on as a fireworks explode during Henderson’s Fourth of July celebration at the Henderson Events Plaza on Water Street.

This Fourth of July weekend will offer ample opportunity to catch fireworks on display throughout the Valley.

If you want to catch some fireworks a tad earlier, Boulder City will be shooting them off at Veteran’s Memorial Park at 9 p.m. as part of the 60th annual Boulder City Damboree. For more on the Damboree, click here. Festivities at the Henderson Events Plaza will begin at 9 p.m. while Henderson’s Eldorado Casino will wait until 7:30 p.m.

Fireworks burst over the Santa Fe as part of the Fourth of July festivities.

Fireworks burst over the Santa Fe as part of the Fourth of July festivities.

At 9:30 p.m., fireworks will go off simultaneously at nine different Station Casino locations. If the thought of fire scares you, catch a virtual fireworks display on the canopy at the Fremont Street Experience. On July 2 and 3, the Las Vegas 51s will show their patriotism with free fireworks displays following their evening games. Night owls can wait until 10 p.m. to see fireworks at Lake Las Vegas.

It’s not all fireworks and hotdogs this Fourth of July Weekend.

Some of the biggest names in the music industry like Kaskade, Jamie Foxx, Jay-Z and Stone Temple Pilots will be in town to perform plus old school favorites like Biz Markie, Vanilla Ice and MC Hammer. Celebrity hosts will also be coming out of the woodwork like Holly Madison, LeBron James and Audrina Patridge. So pick your pleasure whether is it celeb hosts, big name DJs or the hottest stars from the recording industry. Whatever you want this Fourth of July weekend, Las Vegas has got it.

Fireworks and Family Activities on the Fourth:

Fourth of July festivities at the Henderson Events Plaza: The City of Henderson will celebrate the Fourth of July with a variety of family-friendly events, live music and a fireworks show. Children can enjoy a rock wall, a dunk tank, bounce house and more while everyone can listen to music from country music entertainer Randy Anderson and classic rock tribute band The Downstrokes. The Independence Day celebration will culminate with a spectacular fireworks display from atop City Hall, synchronized to the patriotic music performed by the Henderson Symphony Orchestra.

Fourth of July celebration at Primm Valley Casino Resorts: Primm Valley Casino Resorts is offering a spectacular Fourth of July celebration throughout the day including fantastic fireworks, live entertainment, a pool party and fun family games.

Patriotic Blood Drive at Rampart Casino: The Rampart Casino and JW Marriot are partnering with United Blood Services to host a patriotic blood drive on July 4 and 5. Those who donate will receive one complimentary buffet and a free gift from the Rampart Casino.

Hoobastank at Rock the Block downtown: Rock band Hoobastank, known for hits like “If I Were You,” “The Reason” and “Running Away” will be performing live downtown at the Rock the Block event this Fourth of July in the Fremont East Entertainment District.

Fireworks Spectacular at Eldorado Casino: Eldorado Casino hosts an Independence Day party atop the parking garage offering a prime view of the City of Henderson fireworks display. Food and beverage, including traditional Fourth of July favorites of hamburgers and hot dogs will be available for purchase.

Mystic Roots at Mandalay Bay: Put a little reggae in your Fourth of July weekend with a live performance by Mystic Roots at Mandalay Bay.

While enjoying a summertime picnic, 2-year-old Julia Gomez waves her American flag during the Las Vegas Philharmonic's 10th Anniversary Star Spangled Spectacular Fourth of July celebration at Hills Park in Summerlin.

While enjoying a summertime picnic, 2-year-old Julia Gomez waves her American flag during the Las Vegas Philharmonic's 10th Anniversary Star Spangled Spectacular Fourth of July celebration at Hills Park in Summerlin.

Las Vegas Philharmonic at the Springs Preserve: The Las Vegas Philharmonic presents "Star Spangled Spectacular" at the Springs Preserve along with a festive light show. Enjoy the beautiful outdoor experience as you show your patriotism.

Station Casinos Fourth of July Blast: Station’s Fourth of July Blast, produced by Fireworks by Grucci, will go off simultaneously at 9:30 p.m. at Red Rock Resort, Green Valley Ranch, Palace Station, Boulder Station, neighboring properties Texas Station and Fiesta Rancho will be a shared location, Fiesta Henderson, Aliante Station, Santa Fe Station and Sunset Station.

Fourth of July party at Charlie’s Lakeside Casino: Celebrate the Fourth of July at Charlie’s Lakeside Casino all weekend with specials on baby back ribs and refreshing red, white and blue frozen cocktails. Dine in or outside on the patio and enjoy the cool night air while viewing fireworks from all over the valley.

“American Pie Fourth of July” at the Fremont Street Experience: The Fremont Street Experience presents “American Pie Fourth of July” which commemorates Independence Day from Friday, July 3, through Sunday, July 5, with highlights from Fremont Street Experience’s Viva Vision show, “Don McLean’s American Pie” plus an eco-friendly faux fireworks display on the canopy.

The City of North Las Vegas presents its 10th Annual Independence Day Jubilee: The City of North Las Vegas presents its 10th Annual Independence Day Jubilee at Seastrand Park which will include state-of-the-art fireworks provided by Pyrotecnico.

Lake Las Vegas Fourth of July entertainment and fireworks: Lake Las Vegas Resort presents a day of family fun on the Fourth of July with a barbecue and concert with the JV All-Stars. Enjoy a fireworks display starting at 10 p.m.

Entertainment options and nightclub events:

Wednesday July 1

The Day After at Diablo’s Cantina: The day after... will be performing live on The Strip at Diablo's Cantina. The local indie alt rockers are riding high after their album release for Blackheart Symphony. Check out The day after... in Las Vegas Weekly's Local Band Guide.

Shannon DuPont’s Birthday at Wasted Space Wasted Space, Carey Hart's anti club at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, will be celebrating local nightlife mainstay Shannon DuPont's birthday.

2 Live Crew at Rok Vegas: The Show Wednesdays at New York New York's Rok Vegas Nightclub presents a special performance by 2 Live Crew.

Leopold & His Fiction at Beauty Bar: Dirty Sweet, fresh off the Bonnaroo stage and prepping for Lollapalooza, will be performing live at Beauty Bar along with San Fran trio Leopold & His Fiction and local rockers The Lazystars. Check out The Lazystars in Las Vegas Weekly’s Local Band Guide.

Biz Markie at Revolution Lounge: The Beatles Revolution Lounge at The Mirage presents The Old School Takeover featuring a live performance by Biz Markie.

David Waxman at Godskitchen: Godskitchen welcomes DJ David Waxman. The NYC DJ will be spinning the best in progressive electro and house. Come early to enjoy an open bar from 10:30-11:30 p.m.

Thursday July 2

$100 Hotties at Rockhouse: Rockhouse Bar & Nightclub will be celebrating the Fourth of July with “$100 Hotties” where the first 10 groups of five or more ladies will receive $100 bar tabs, starting at 9 p.m. on July 2.

Third Annual Ante Up For Africa charity poker tournament: Ante Up for Africa, the celebrity charity poker tournament sponsored by the WSOP, will bring together stars like Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Brad Garrett, Mekhi Phifer and top poker professional Phil Hellmuth to compete to raise money to support the humanitarian crisis in Darfur. Annie Duke and Don Cheadle will host the event.

Stone Temple Pilots at The Joint: The Stone Temple Pilots will perform live at The Joint, marking their first national tour in almost eight years. Get your Fourth of July weekend started off right with the band who brought you hits like "Push," "Vasoline" and "Interstate Love Song."

Las Vegas 51 vs. The Reno Aces: The Las Vegas 51 vs. The Reno Aces at Cashman Field. The night will include a free fireworks display at the end of the game in honor of Independence Day.

Billy Gardell at Bonkerz Comedy Club: Billy Gardell who is regularly seen on the TV shows “My Name Is Earl,” “Chelsea Lately” and “Yes, Dear,” is headlining at Bonkerz Comedy Club at Palace Station over the Fourth of July weekend.

Doyle Brunson hosts at Blush: He's about to turn 76 but that doesn't mean poker legend Doyle Brunson doesn't know how to party. Join him and other celebs like Nicky Hilton, Annie Duke, Kevin Connolly, Eve, Mickey Rourke, Jack Binion, Phil Ivey and Phil Hellmuth as they celebrate Brunson's 40th year in the World Series of Poker.

Friday July 3

Jay-Z and Ciara at The Pearl: Hip hop mogul Jay-Z will be performing live along with Ciara at the Pearl at The Palms over the July Fourth weekend. As the head of Roc-A-Fella Records, Jay-Z has solidified his role in the hip hop canon and continues to produce fresh new hits, even after his so called retirement.

Bill Maher at the Orleans: Bill Maher has worn many hats as a stand-up comedian, television host, social and political commentator and author. He will be performing live at the Orleans Showroom over the Fourth of July weekend.

Black Camaro CD release party at Gypsy Den: Local rockers Black Camaro will be releasing a new CD, The Black Camaro Radio Show with a gig at the Gypsy Den. Check out Black Camaro in our Local Band Guide.

$100 Hotties at Rockhouse: To keep the Fourth of July weekend rockin,' The Rockhouse Bar & Nightclub will reward all ladies showing their patriotic spirit by wearing red on Friday, July 3.

Jamie Foxx at the Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on April 5, 2009.

Jamie Foxx at the Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on April 5, 2009.

Jamie Foxx at The Joint: Jamie Fox will bring his Intuition Tour to the Joint at the Hard Rock for two special shows over the Fourth of July weekend. The R&B singer has performed with big names like Kanye West and T-Pain but has enjoyed the distinction for his solo work of being only the fourth person to have both an Academy Award a number one album.

Lebron James at Tao Beach and Lavo: LeBron James, the Cleveland Cavaliers forward, will heat up the pool decks at Tao Beach by day then party by night at Lavo.

Finale of the Hot 100 at Wet Republic: Come find out who made the Hot 100 at the finale of the Hot 100 at Wet Republic. Enjoy your day off from work (hopefully!) by checking out MGM's ultra pool.

Creedence Clearwater Revisited at the Hilton: Creedence Clearwater Revival was known for its synthesis of rockabilly, swamp pop, R&B, and southern rock. Although the band recorded its last album in 1972, bassist Stu Cook and drummer Doug Clifford revived the sound with their new band, Creedence Clearwater Revisited, in 1995. They'll play the old favorities, such as Bad Moon Rising, Green River, Down on the Corner, Travelin’ Band and Who’ll Stop the Rain.

Las Vegas 51s outfielder David Dellucci fields a ground ball during a game against the Sacramento River Cats at Cashman Field Monday, June 29, 2009. Dellucci, who recently signed a minor league contract with the Toronto Blue Jays, the 51s' parent club. Dellucci was part of the Arizona Diamondbacks World Series champion team in 2001 and a proven big league player.

Las Vegas 51s outfielder David Dellucci fields a ground ball during a game against the Sacramento River Cats at Cashman Field Monday, June 29, 2009. Dellucci, who recently signed a minor league contract with the Toronto Blue Jays, the 51s' parent club. Dellucci was part of the Arizona Diamondbacks World Series champion team in 2001 and a proven big league player.

Las Vegas 51 vs. The Reno Aces: The Las Vegas 51 vs. The Reno Aces at Cashman Field. The night will include a free fireworks display at the end of the game in honor of Independence Day.

All American Rejects at Mandalay Bay Beach: "Swing, Swing" on over to Mandalay Bay Beach where you can catch a special show from All American Rejects while you party in the pool.

Billy Gardell at Bonkerz Comedy Club: Billy Gardell takes the stage for another set of shows at Bonkerz.

Black Satin Intimates party at Blush: This Fourth of July weekend, forget your red, white and blue and opt for black satin instead! Black Satin Intimates will host a Fourth of July eve party at Blush Boutique Nightclub.

Jermaine Dupri hosts at Prive: Rap mogul Jermaine Dupri will be hosting the evening at Prive to get your Independence Day celebration off to a good start.

Warren G at Pure: Enjoy a live performance by Warren G at Pure Nightclub at Caesars Palace. The West coast rapper and hip-hop producer will take the stage for a DJ set to ring in Independence Day.

Ciara’s Official Afterparty at Jet: Following her performance at The Pearl at The Palms with rapper Jay-Z, Ciara will be taking it easy and partying the night away at Jet in The Mirage at her official afterparty.

Audrina Patridge hosts at The Bank: Actress Audrina Patridge of The Hills will be celebrating this Fourth of July weekend at The Bank in Bellagio.

White hot party at VooDoo Lounge: If you're not on Diddy's list for his Hampton's White Party, come to the White hot party at VooDoo Lounge instead where ladies in white receive complimentary admission while men dressed in white are only $10. The party will be hosted by Playboy Playmate Jessie Preston. Maxim-featured DJ Frances and men’s-magazine model/DJ Diamond will spin in the main room and the patio with opening set by DJ Mika. Enjoy a Mr. Vavom all-white lingerie show on the 50th-floor patio offering the most seductive view of the Strip.

Fourth of July Beer Bash at NYNY’s Brooklyn Bridge: Featuring live entertainment nightly, 20 brewers and 50 beers, the Brooklyn Bridge at New York-New York will be a good spot to wet your whistle this Fourth of July weekend. On July 3, enjoy tunes from DJ Chris Landry then The Spazmatics.

Kathy Griffin at Mandalay Bay: Spend your Fourth of July weekend with the queen of the D List, Kathy Griffin, as she performs a live stand up show at the Mandalay Bay Theatre.

DJ AM plays his inaugural set as headliner at Rain on April 4.

DJ AM plays his inaugural set as headliner at Rain on April 4.

DJ AM at Rain: One of the world’s most sought after turntabilists, DJ AM (Adam Goldstein), mixes hip-hop, rock and '80s with music from today at Rain Nightclub during the Red, White & You Fourth of July celebration at the Palms. Enjoy an opening set by Scotty Boy. In honor of celebrating freedom on the Fourth of July, all Nevada residents with a valid local ID receive complimentary admission to Rain.

Saturday July 4

Back Yard Barbecue at the Palms Pool: The Palms celebrates the Fourth of July with Red, White and You weekend. Those spending the day at the Palms Pool and Bungalows can splash around to the sounds of DJ Stonerokk. In honor of celebrating FREEdom on the Fourth of July, all Nevada residents with a valid local ID receive complimentary admission to the Palms Pool & Bungalows.

Kaskade and Scotty Boy at Perfecto: Each and every Saturday night the club becomes a foreign universe - part circus, part space walk, part all out, all night party. This week, guest headliner Kaskade spins for Perfecto at Rain Nightclub with an opening set by Scotty Boy. In honor of celebrating FREEdom on the Fourth of July, all Nevada residents with a valid local ID receive complimentary admission to Rain.

$100 Hotties at Rockhouse: On the Fourth of July, celebrate at Rockhouse Bar & Grill where ladies dressed in white get free drinks all night long.

Fourth of July Beer Bash at NYNY’s Brooklyn Bridge: Enjoy a second night of beer on the Brooklyn Bridge at New York-New York. On the Fourth, DJ Chris Landry will be back then The Boogie Nights will perform.

Hardnox at Pure: The hip-hop duo HardNox will be performing live at Pure Nightclub at Caesars Palace to celebrate the nation's birthday.

Jay-Z performs at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009, in Los Angeles. The rapper is expected to serve as host at two Las Vegas nightclubs this weekend: Lavo on Friday and Tao on Saturday. He might also pop by other night spots as well.

Jay-Z performs at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009, in Los Angeles. The rapper is expected to serve as host at two Las Vegas nightclubs this weekend: Lavo on Friday and Tao on Saturday. He might also pop by other night spots as well.

Jay-Z and Ciara at The Pearl: Hip hop mogul Jay-Z will be performing live along with Ciara at the Pearl at The Palms over the July Fourth weekend. As the head of Roc-A-Fella Records, Jay-Z has solidified his role in the hip hop canon and continues to produce fresh new hits, even after his so called retirement.

Jamie Foxx at The Joint: Jamie Fox will bring his Intuition Tour to the Joint at the Hard Rock for two special shows over the Fourth of July weekend. The R&B singer has performed with big names like Kanye West and T-Pain but has enjoyed the distinction for his solo work of being only the 4th person to have both an Academy Award a number one album.

Bikini Girl Katrina Darrell at Hawaiian Tropic Zone: Hawaiian Tropic Zone welcomes former American Idol contestant Katrina Darrell, better known as Bikini Girl, as she hosts a Red, White and Bikinis Independence Day celebration where all bikini-clad ladies drink free.

Back Yard Barbecue at the Palms Pool: The Palms celebrates the Fourth of July with Red, White and You weekend, featuring barbecue at the Palms Pool and Bungalows to the sounds of DJ Stonerokk. In honor of celebrating FREEdom on the Fourth of July, all Nevada residents with a valid local ID receive complimentary admission to the Palms Pool & Bungalows.

Sandra Collins at Tao Beach: LA DJ Sandra Collins will spend Fourth of July by the pool at Tao Beach where she'll spin the best in trance, electronica and techno to get you dancing.

MC Hammer and Vanilla Ice at Wet Republic: It's the '90s all over again this Fourth of July weekend as rappers MC Hammer and Vanilla Ice party at Wet Republic ultra pool at MGM Grand.

Red White and Blue Martini: WingWoman Tours presents an adult scavenger hunt at Red White and Blue Martini. The Fourth of July extravaganza will feature a barbecue on the patio and a scavenger hunt 4-8 p.m. with great prizes and raffle giveaways all night long.

Diablo’s Cantina Beach Party: Diablo's Cantina is building a white sand beach right on Las Vegas Boulevard for an all day barbecue and beach bash on the Fourth of July. Those who go can pretend they're on the beach even in the middle of the desert. The partly includes free shots, freshly cooked barbecue and live beach music.

Billy Gardell at Bonkerz Comedy Club: Billy Gardell returns to Bonkerz for one more set of shows.

Robin S. at Krave: Singer Robin S., famous for the song “Show Me Love,” which shot to the top of the dance music charts in the ‘90s, will be performing live at Krave on the Fourth of July.

Chester Bennington autograph signing at Club Tattoo: Club Tattoo in the Miracle Mile Shops hosts an autograph signing with Chester Bennington, co-owner of Club Tattoo and Linkin Park band member. Joining him are members of his new band, Dead by Sunrise: Ryan Shuck, Amir Derakh, Elias Andra, Fu and Brandon Belsky. Free tickets will be available to pick up during the session for a special performance by Bennington’s new band, Dead by Sunrise, later that evening inside the Steve Wyrick Theater.

Vivid Video Party at Studio 54: Monique Alexander, Sunny Leone, Megan Mallone and Nikki Jayne, the stars of Vivid Video, will host a sultry party on the Fourth of July at Studio 54.

Kaskade headlines Perfecto at Rain Nightclub: Each and every Saturday night the club becomes a foreign universe - part circus, part space walk, part all out, all-night party. This week, guest headliner Kaskade spins for Perfecto at Rain Nightclub with an opening set by Scotty Boy. In honor of celebrating FREEdom on the Fourth of July, all Nevada residents with a valid local ID receive complimentary admission to Rain.

The Dream hosts at Jet: Hip hop and R&B star The Dream will be hosting the party at Jet Nightclub at Mirage. The singer has been climbing the charts with his hits from Love Vs. Money.

Sunday July 5

Patriotic Blood Drive at Rampart Casino: Don’t miss your last chance to donate blood at The Rampart Casino.

All American Girls Pageant at The Bank: The Bank Nightclub at Bellagio presents the All American Girls Pageant where the top ladies in Las Vegas nightlife scene will compete for prizes and the title of Miss Las Vegas.

Fourth of July Beer Bash at NYNY’s Brooklyn Bridge: Enjoy the third and final night of the beer bash with another set from Chris Landry followed by Phoenix.

Playboy Playmate Holly Madison at the Robin Leach Brenden Celebrity Star Presentation the Palms Resort.

Playboy Playmate Holly Madison at the Robin Leach Brenden Celebrity Star Presentation the Palms Resort.

Holly Madison at Tao Beach: New Las Vegas resident and Peepshow headliner Holly Madison will be spending her Fifth of July poolside at Tao Beach. From 4 until 10 p.m., enjoy Chris Willis Live along with KC Anderson, presented by HedKandi.

Fourth of July party at Charlie’s Lakeside Casino: The drink specials continue at Charlie’s Lakeside Casino.

$100 Hotties at Rockhouse: Keep the weekend going at Rockhouse Bar & Grill where ladies dressed in blue can drink complimentary cocktails all night long.

Dubfire of Deepdish at Prive: Close out your Fourth of July weekend with a performance by Dubfire of Deepdish at Prive Nightclub at Planet Hollywood.

Backyard Barbecue at Bare Pool with Steve Aoki: Enjoy some tasty food and great tunes at the Backyard Barbecue at Bare Pool with Steve Aoki. Hopefully the Hollywood DJ will help us forget we actually have to go back to work the next day.

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