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Guide To 4th of July Fireworks Las Vegas

Independence Day festivities in Sin City are always some of the largest and most fun in all of America. On 4th of July proper and the closest weekend to America's birthday the entire city of Las Vegas turns into a massive party.

Casinos all over America’s gambling capital – on the Strip, Fremont Street, and even off-Strip – join forces on the Las Vegas 4th of July to shoot off a massive number of fireworks. Pool season is in full swing. Big name entertainers and musicians pop into town for the holiday weekend. It’s an exciting – and hot – time to be in Vegas!

But the biggest draw is watching the massive fireworks display in Las Vegas. Expect the casinos and sidewalk to be packed and in this guide we’ll cover the in’s and outs of experiencing this exciting holiday the right way.

4th of July 2022

The 4th of July holiday in 2022 falls on a Monday. So expect the parties to start on Friday, last through the weekend, and wrap up on Monday, July 4.
Las Vegas Strip fireworks will be shot off on July 4. Caesars Palace is hosting the 2022 fireworks celebration on the Strip this Independence Day.
The centrally located resort welcomes visitors for a stunning fireworks display with the party beginning at 8.30 pm followed by fireworks at 9 pm!

Fireworks will be launched from its rooftop. The best viewing spots for the show include the iconic Caesars fountains and the casino’s Roman Plaza and Spanish Steps located in the front of the resort.

If you’re looking for a birds-eye-view of the festivities, Las Vegas Strip Helicopter Tours are a quick and affordable way to view the Las Vegas Strip at its most impressive - from the sky!

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July 4th Fireworks in Las Vegas 2022 – Times & Where to Watch

Whether you are on The Strip or staying downtown, you’ll be able to see the 4th of July fireworks in Las Vegas.

But the best way to see the fireworks is a 4th of July fireworks flight aboard a state-of-the-art helicopter with a perfect view of the Las Vegas fireworks display.

This special trip is offered by Papillon with an extremely limited number of seats. 

This isn’t just any fireworks display either. The Entertainment Capital of the World hires a world famous company, Fireworks by Grucci, to transform the night skies over Las Vegas into one of the world’s largest pyrotechnic displays. 

Las Vegas has a reputation of going big and its choice of using Fireworks by Grucci each year for this gala celebration is no different. The company holds the Guinness Book of World Record for the largest fireworks display ever recorded when it ignited 479,651 fireworks in Dubai on New Years Eve 2013! 

In the past, on 4th of July in Las Vegas, a number of different casinos combined forces for a magnificent fireworks display that comes close to a record-breaking event nearly every year.  This created a number of  “best places”  to watch the fireworks in Las Vegas but nothing compares to seeing them from the sky!

These past coordinated fireworks shows saw the following resorts on The Strip shoot off fireworks from their rooftops:

  • MGM Grand
  • Aria
  • Planet Hollywood
  • Caesars Palace
  • Treasure Island
  • Venetian Resort Las Vegas
  • Resorts World Las Vegas
  • The STRAT

Seeing fireworks exploding from the top of The Strat is especially amazing! The tallest freestanding observation tower in the United States, the hotel and casino’s 1,149-foot-tall observation deck offers a 360 view from its Skypod of the beautiful Vegas skyline. It’s a great way to kick back and celebrate America’s birthday. 

Downtown, the Plaza Hotel’s Independence Day  gala celebration includes a massive fireworks display that is so large it shuts down one of the main pedestrian areas around the Fremont Street Experience.

With so many different casinos participating in the Las Vegas fireworks party, the  4th of July fireworks flight is the only way to take in the true grandeur of the experience and get world class photos and videos of the entire show!

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Las Vegas Weather In July

Get ready for the heat on your trip to Las Vegas for 4th of July!

Las Vegas weather in July is extremely hot; in fact it is the warmest month in one of America's hottest cities

In July, most days rise well over 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius). Early July is a bit cooler than later in the month (temperatures peak from July 17-31 each year) and that stretch of days sees an average high of 105 °F (40 °C). The desert does cool down at night, seeing average lows of 83 °F (28 °C).

Unless the monsoon, summer thunderstorms that bring sudden, heavy rainfall, are active, don’t expect much moisture during a July trip to Las Vegas. Las Vegas only receives 0.1 to 0.5 inches (2 to 13 mm) of rainfall in July.

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Vegas Pool Parties

The Las Vegas Strip holds nothing back for 4th of July celebrations and that is due to the city's casinos, bars, and other entertainment venues all competing to put on the largest and most popular parties. 

With such extreme heat, Vegas pool parties go off all throughout the summer season and the 4th of July holiday weekend is peak time for the raucous nightclub atmosphere to take over the sweltering Vegas daytime. 

To beat the heat, these are the top vegas pool party for you to cool off at on your 4th of July Vegas vacation: 

The 2022 4th of July Pool Party Calendar is already packed. Here are few top acts:

  • July 2-Tiesto at AYU Dayclub at Resorts World 
  • July 2-Kaskade at Wet Republic at MGM Grand on 
  • July 3- Afrojack at Wet Republic at MGM Grand 
  • July 3- Bob Moses at Marquee Dayclub at Cosmopolitan 
  • July 4- DJ Shift at Wet Republic at MGM Grand
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Things To Do In Las Vegas On July 4th

There are more than just pool parties taking place over the holiday weekend in Las Vegas. 

Check out our Best places to visit in Vegas for other activities that might interest you if you are able to make it into Sin City for this holiday.

FAQs About Las Vegas Fireworks and 4th of July

What time is the firework show in Las Vegas?

On the Las Vegas Strip, the 4th of July fireworks in 2022 begin at 8.30 pm. Caesars Palace is hosting the 2022 fireworks celebration on the Strip this Independence Day and fireworks begin at 8.30 pm. In downtown Las Vegas, the fireworks start at 10 PM at locations such as the Plaza Hotel Casino 

Is everything open during July 4th in Las Vegas?

Yes. Las Vegas is not the type of town that shuts down for holidays. Practically everything is open and most attractions, shops, casinos, and entertainment venues have special events, performances, and specials during this particular holiday.

Can you watch fireworks in Las Vegas aboard a helicopter?

Yes. Sightseeing companies in Las Vegas such as Papillon Helicopters offer a limited number of seats each 4th of July to watch one of the largest fireworks displays in America. You can fly the Las Vegas strip during the muli-location show put on by Las Vegas Strip casinos.

How large is the fireworks display in Las Vegas for 4th of July?

Las Vegas puts on a massive fireworks show that features multiple hotels lighting off pyrotechnics at the same time. The company that choreographs the show each year for Las Vegas is the same company that has won the Guinness Book of World Record for the largest fireworks display ever recorded!