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2008 Fourth of July

Photo: Under the setting sun, the Las Vegas Philharmonic
'Star-Spangled' celebration in the Valley
Saturday, July 5, 2008
The lights on the Strip got a little competition Friday night from fireworks that lit up the Valley sky. The Las Vegas Sun sent about 20 reporters, photographers and videographers to various holiday events and community celebrations Friday evening in the Las Vegas area.
Photo: Henderson's annual Independence Day celebrations w
For professional pyros, it's all in a day's work
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Fireworks veterans join forces on Henderson pyrotechnic display
If fireworks are the candles on America’s birthday cake, the city of Henderson blew out more than 900 of them Friday night.
Photo: Fireworks erupted Friday night over the Las Vegas
On the Strip, holiday is another reason to party
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Regardless of holiday festivities, visitors find plenty of reasons to celebrate
This July 4 was much like any other day on the Las Vegas Strip: hot, busy and festive. The majority of Strip-goers, however, seemed oblivious to the fact that it was a national holiday -- the nation's birthday.
5 casinos set the Valley's sky ablaze
Saturday, July 5, 2008
As the sun set and the sky dimmed from blue to purple to black, Las Vegans and visitors waited for the horizon to reignite.
Photo: Hundreds of locals and tourists fill the intersect
Free holiday concert rocks Fremont district
Saturday, July 5, 2008
The Fremont Street Experience was filled with tourists and locals celebrating the holiday by watching the Viva Vision light shows and cover bands playing country, disco and doo-wop, but the real action was at the Fremont East Entertainment District, where the streets were filled with people attending the area's second Rock the Block Music Festival.
Photo: Residents get set up to enjoy a night of jazz and
Anthem Hills residents gather for holiday celebration
Saturday, July 5, 2008
It was a steep walk down the short, winding descent into the arena at Anthem Hills Park that hosted one of Henderson's Fourth of July blowouts Friday.
Photo: Chuck and Carol Coleman have been watching the fir
At LV Phil event, hearts go boom
Friday, July 4, 2008
Chuck and Carol Coleman first experienced the fireworks in 1994. But it wasn't on the Fourth of July. It was in October.
County offers swimmers a holiday freebie
Friday, July 4, 2008
While the Sunrise Recreation Center lacks the twisting slides, gushing fountains and play areas of the county's flashier water parks, the atmosphere this Fourth of July was still one of lighthearted fun -- and all set to the tune of cannonball splashes, giggling children and the lifeguards' constant reminders to "walk, don't run."
Web site, Damboree unite Boulder City alums
Friday, July 4, 2008
BCHSAlumni.com has been buzzing with posts this summer. The social networking site saw a lot of hits near Independence Day, the typical reunion season for Boulder City High School graduates of the past.
Photo: People spray water on each other during the 60th a
Boulder City residents, politicians turn out for Damboree
Friday, July 4, 2008
Dripping wet political hopefuls and confetti-coated lawns ushered in Boulder City’s 60th annual Damboree — a scene reminiscent of the town’s early Fourth of July celebrations.
Photo: Summerlin residents line the streets to watch the
Summerlin holiday parade draws 35,000
Friday, July 4, 2008
In a tradition that has grown with time, the 14th annual Summerlin Patriotic Parade attracted more than 35,000 spectators to the corner of Hillpointe Road and Hills Center Drive Friday morning to see a colorful stream of floats, bands, performing groups and giant helium balloons.
Photo: Spectators watch fireworks at Cashman Field after
Traditions of baseball, fireworks bring out Cashman crowd
Friday, July 4, 2008
The night of July 3 brought fans out for a bundle of American traditions: beers, baseball and the birthday of our country.
Photo: From left, Andrea, Joshua and Heidi Fountain try t
A Jubilant Jubilee: Undaunted by heat, North Las Vegans party hard
Friday, July 4, 2008
Thousands of North Las Vegans braved the blazing heat Thursday night to celebrate America’s birthday with food, fireworks and a variety of family-friendly fun at the ninth-annual Independence Day Jubilee at Seastrand Park.
Fans flock to speedway's fireworks show
Friday, July 4, 2008
Car racing enthusiasts kicked off the Fourth of July holiday festivities early on Thursday with the annual Night of Fire at the Bullring of the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Photo: Musicians keep the crowd entertained before Don Mc
Nostalgia ushers in holiday for downtown crowd
Friday, July 4, 2008
'American Pie' classic is on display at Fremont Street Experience
Though the chorus waves "Bye bye miss American pie," proud Americans said hello to the ballad once again Thursday as it had its Viva Vision premiere at the Fremont Street Experience.

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