Looking for fun and festive ways to celebrate Independence Day in Las Vegas? There are many family-friendly patriotic events in the Entertainment Capital of the World. Here are some standouts worth considering.
The master-planned community of Summerlin® kicks off the day with Southern Nevada’s largest parade, the 24th annual Summerlin Council Patriotic Parade. The escort division of the parade begins at 8:30 a.m. with the official start at 9 a.m. The parade starts at the corner of Hillpointe Rd. and Hills Center Dr. in The Trails village of Summerlin.
New to the parade this year is a float presented by “Stars and Stripes Major Sponsor” City National Bank: “Vegas Golden Knights: Vegas Born, Vegas Strong.” The hockey-themed float is sure to be a favorite in a community flooded with Vegas Golden Knights pride. The parade features more than 70 entries, including traditional floats, giant inflatable balloons, American military heroes, bands, musical groups and a variety of kids’ favorite storybook and cartoon characters. More than 2,500 people are participating in the parade and more than 500 volunteers from dozens of local schools and community groups are assisting with parade operations. The parade is free and open to the general public. Guests are encouraged to arrive early, wear sunscreen and bring plenty of water. Parade information is at summerlink.com.
Looking for evening entertainment? The Las Vegas Philharmonic’s Star Spangled Spectacular takes place the evening of July 4th on the grounds of TPC Summerlin, starting at 5 p.m. with food, beverage and entertainment offered in the spirit of Americana. The orchestra takes the stage at 8 p.m. to perform such popular selections as America the Beautiful, Stars and Stripes Forever, Star Wars, West Side Story, Raiders of the Lost Ark and more. The evening concludes with a Zambelli fireworks show around 10 p.m. General admission is $10 each, $25 for a fourpack and includes lawn access, music, fireworks, access to food and beverage vendors. General admission patrons are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs. Reserved lawn seating tickets are $125 each and include TPC patio access with cooling fans and cash bar. And $250 VIP tickets include access to the TPC clubhouse with an exclusive culinary experience and open bar featuring select Foley Family Wines and VIP parking. To purchase tickets in all price levels, visit lvphil.org and click on the Star Spangled Spectacular event page.
If fireworks viewing is the focus of your evening, the perfect place to see free fireworks presented by Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa at 9 p.m. is The Lawn at Downtown Summerlin. You can throw down a blanket or a lawn chair to watch the sky light up in honor of America’s birthday. Consider pre-fireworks dining from a variety of restaurants including Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill, California Pizza Kitchen, Andiron Steak & Sea, Maggiano’s Little Italy, Trattoria Reggiano and more. Many restaurants at the property have patios with ample viewing options for those who prefer to dine al fresco, making it an easy one-stop location. Or if you prefer to eat under the stars, the property also boasts a diverse assortment of fast casual eateries including Capriotti’s, Bonanno’s New York Pizzeria, Crazy Pita, Earl of Sandwich, Panda Express and Shake Shack – to name a few. Visit downtownsummerlin.com for dining options and information on the venue.
Hoping to celebrate well into the weekend? Wet’n’Wild Las Vegas is hosting a fun celebration filled with country music, foam parties, line dancing, BBQ, mechanical bull riding, and a spectacular fireworks display to end the evening at 9:45 pm. The event takes place on Saturday, July 7 from 10:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. Visit wetnwildlasvegas.com for pricing and details.
Celebrate Independence Day in Summerlin with events that start and end the day. Visit www.summerlin.com for more information.
Developed by The Howard Hughes Corporation, Summerlin began to take shape in 1990 and has ranked in the country’s top 10 best-selling master-planned communities for nearly two decades. Located along the western rim of the Las Vegas valley, Summerlin encompasses 22,500 acres with approximately 6,000 gross acres still remaining to accommodate future growth, including infrastructure, open space and common areas, all within the master plan. The community is currently home to nearly 100,000 residents who enjoy an unparalleled list of amenities. These include more than 250 neighborhood and village parks, more than 150 completed miles of trails, 26 public and private schools, 14 houses of worship, ten golf courses, shopping centers, medical and cultural facilities, business parks and dozens of actively selling floor plans. Homes are available in a variety of styles – from single-family homes to townhomes– priced from the $300,000s to more than $2.5 million. For information on custom homesites in The Ridges please call 702.255.2500. Luxury apartment homes offer monthly rents starting from the $900s.
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